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View the latest 30 news articles from Penrith City Council here. You can also see a full list of all news articles.

Grant funding available for local community organisations

22 May 2022

Penrith City Council is opening two grant funding programs in May and is inviting local non-profit organisations and community groups to apply. Applications are now open for grants under the ClubGRANTS program, and Community Assistance Program (CAP) grants.

Beloved Trees for Mum event celebrates successful 15 years

16 May 2022

Penrith mums, grandmothers, aunts, and mother figures have been celebrated and honoured with a special Trees for Mum event held by Penrith City Council’s Bushcare team on Mother's Day.

Take the pledge for driver safety

15 May 2022

Penrith City Council is urging community members to take care on our roads and take the pledge to 'drive so others survive' in recognition of National Road Safety Week (15-22 May).

Bill Ball Oval next to receive amenities building upgrade

15 May 2022

Penrith Cricket Club and Penrith Junior Cricket Association will soon be able to enjoy a new amenities building at Bill Ball Oval in Cook Park, St Marys, with construction set to begin this month.

Council calls on residents to help shape our City into the future  

12 May 2022

Penrith City Council invites the community to the public exhibition of key strategic planning documents that outline its vision for the Penrith LGA. 

Fun and festivities enliven the streets of Penrith and St Marys

09 May 2022

The streets of Penrith and St Marys were bustling with festivities and community spirit over the weekend for the launch of Open Streets Penrith and St Marys Lights Up - a series of free events that will continue throughout the month of May with a changing line-up of performers each week.

Seven playspaces to be transformed across the City

08 May 2022

Penrith City Council will begin upgrades to playspaces across the City this month.

National Road Safety Week

05 May 2022

As families grow, it’s not unusual for parents and carers to move child seats around the car to accommodate kids of different ages.  

Endeavouring to help residents save on energy bills

03 May 2022

Penrith City Council is excited to announce that an Energy Concierge service is being brought to our community, to provide advice that will offer support and cost-saving solutions for residents.

New amenities building for Mark Leece Sporting Complex

02 May 2022

Penrith City Council has completed the construction of a new amenities building at Mark Leece Sporting Complex in St Clair.

Public artwork shines light on City’s resilience

22 April 2022

Community members are stopping to admire a vibrant, new piece of art in the Penrith CBD which has a heartwarming meaning behind it.

Open Streets program heads west as St Marys and Penrith get ready to party

21 April 2022

The streets of St Marys and Penrith are set to open up for a series of free street parties during the month of May that celebrate the food, music and creative heartbeat of both centres.

Penrith champions nature conservation

19 April 2022

Penrith City Council is delivering a raft of conservation initiatives and events, showing residents how they can continue to play a crucial role in protecting and preserving the environment.

Penrith’s proposed industrial employment hub progresses to next step

19 April 2022

Penrith City Council’s vision for a new industrial employment hub at 158-164 Old Bathurst Road, Emu Plains, has reached a significant milestone with the Development Application (DA) formally submitted for assessment.

Stepping into Penrith's past

19 April 2022

Penrith City Council has launched the Penrith Heritage Walk – an invitation to step into our City’s rich past and discover, at your own pace, the people, places and open spaces that have helped shaped Penrith.

Have your say on Council’s draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2022-2026

12 April 2022

Penrith City Council’s draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan for 2022-2026 is available for community feedback.

Restoring habitat by Creating Canopies

01 April 2022

Penrith City Council is encouraging residents to head outdoors and get their hands dirty with the return of the Greater Sydney Landcare Network’s Creating Canopies tree planting program.

Council and community to plan the future of St Marys

30 March 2022

Penrith City Council is embarking on an aspiring strategic plan to guide the future of St Marys, Penrith’s second largest town centre, and a strategic centre in greater Sydney.

Click and Connect: New digital literacy program to help isolated seniors get connected

29 March 2022

Penrith City Council, in partnership with the community organisation Leep, will run a series of workshops throughout the year to help isolated senior residents grow their connections and digital skills.

Innovative STEM program takes off for 2022

29 March 2022

Penrith City Council is proud to announce the successful STEM Community Partnerships Program (CPP) is underway for 2022.

Get involved and help restore bushland habitat

25 March 2022

Penrith City Council and Conservation Volunteers Australia are encouraging residents to get involved and help restore habitat across five Penrith bushland reserves throughout the year.

Council receives praise for innovative planning practices

24 March 2022

Penrith City Council is adding to its list of achievements after winning an award and receiving a commendation at the 2022 National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) Awards.

Penrith Producers set to light up Triangle Park

23 March 2022

Eat, drink and enjoy live music when Penrith Producers returns to Triangle Park on Friday 1 April.

Service Hub open for flood affected residents

22 March 2022

Penrith City Council’s Service Hub at Londonderry Neighbourhood Centre for flood affected residents will remain open for a second week as it helps the community recover from the floods. In response to the community’s needs, the hub will continue to operate through until Friday, 25 March 2022

Help shape our future and switch off for Earth Hour

18 March 2022

Penrith City Council is a proud supporter of Earth Hour and is encouraging the community to join us as we take part in the global movement on Saturday, 26 March 2022 between 8.30pm and 9.30pm.

Cooling the streets with tree planting

16 March 2022

Penrith City Council is planting trees along the nature strips of several streets, parks, and reserves over the coming months as part of Council’s Cooling the City strategy.

Take your chemical waste to the right place at the Chemical Cleanout Event

01 March 2022

Got chemical waste items you’re looking to get rid of? Label each one, pack them safely into the boot of your vehicle or trailer and bring them to Council’s free Chemical Cleanout event

Have your say on Urban Heat Planning Controls

25 February 2022

As our city grows and becomes more urbanised, Penrith City Council is committed to cooling our city and reducing heat impacts from the urban environment to provide our community with a liveable, active and healthy lifestyle throughout summer.  

Council invites feedback on draft design for Nepean Avenue shared pathway

19 February 2022

Council is inviting feedback on a draft design to build a new 2.5m wide pathway along the western side of Nepean Avenue between Tench Reserve and Memorial Avenue.

Exceptional response to Council’s E-Waste event

15 February 2022

Penrith City Council thanks the Penrith community for being waste champions following the overwhelming response to its Electronic Waste Drop-Off Day.