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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.

Council waives sportsground hire fees for 2021/2022 summer season

17 September 2021

Local sporting clubs are being offered a financial reprieve as they look to recover and rebuild from the COVID-19 pandemic, with Penrith City Council moving to waive sportsground hire fees for the upcoming 2021/2022 summer season.

Media Statement – Penrith Mayor, Karen McKeown OAM

15 September 2021

I’d like to personally thank the Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, for listening to my call yesterday to lift the curfew. It was a direct request to provide immediate relief to our residents living in those suburbs of concern.

The meeting that needed to happen

14 September 2021

Penrith City Council welcomed the invitation for Penrith Mayor, Karen McKeown OAM to meet with the Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, earlier today, alongside the mayors from the other affected LGAs who are under the state’s harshest of lockdowns.

Council boosts funds for community kitchen as demand surges

12 September 2021

Despite a “roadmap to freedom” being announced yesterday, Penrith City Council is again stepping in to fill the gaps where assistance is falling short.

Penrith City Council encourages residents to free their creative spirit during lockdown 

10 September 2021

While we may be in lockdown, our imaginations don’t need to be – free your creative spirit!  

Keep the kids entertained these school holidays with Council’s free activities

09 September 2021

Penrith City Council will present a range of free children’s activities these September school holidays to help inspire and engage young minds during lockdown. 

Council establishes emergency food relief hub for those struggling with lockdown

09 September 2021

A contactless Hamper Hub is now operating in one of the City’s most vulnerable pockets as part of Penrith City Council’s ongoing bid to help provide much-needed relief for community members facing challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mapping the Nepean River’s revitalisation

06 September 2021

Penrith City Council has developed a new online interactive map to showcase the ongoing revitalisation of the Nepean River, and help residents and visitors discover all the things to see and do there.  

Collaborative efforts lead to local success

06 September 2021

The Western Sydney City Deal is another year into its future-focused agreement – and the great outcomes of this collaboration continue to benefit the Penrith LGA.

September School Holiday Activities for Kids

05 September 2021

Looking for fun ways to entertain the kids these school holidays? Council has a number of great activities for children of all ages happening across the holidays from Monday 20 September to Friday 1 October.

Vaccination hub needed for most vulnerable

05 September 2021

Penrith City Council is calling on the NSW Government and Health authorities to prioritise the needs of the City’s most vulnerable residents to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Council takes proactive approach amid ongoing pandemic

01 September 2021

Penrith City Council is taking a proactive approach as the state’s lockdown continues to impact our City.

Struggles left unheard

31 August 2021

Penrith City Council is appealing to the Premier, The Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP, to meet with Penrith Mayor Karen McKeown OAM and the mayors of the other COVID impacted Western Sydney councils after a request from Local Government NSW was declined late this afternoon.

Council calls on the government to consider the risks as Delta continues to spread

31 August 2021

Penrith City Council is calling on the government to consider the risk to our younger residents as COVID’s unforgiving Delta strain continues to spread across the City.

Local Celebration Awards recipients revealed

31 August 2021

The recipients of Penrith City Council’s inaugural Local Celebration Awards – which shine a light on dedicated, selfless and inspirational people in Penrith - were announced at Council’s August Ordinary Meeting.

Construction set to start on Penrith’s first all-weather athletics facility

26 August 2021

Plans to overhaul a local sports oval and deliver the City’s first athletics precinct, featuring a top-quality synthetic surface, are well on track.

Free, fun, online TAFE courses

22 August 2021

Penrith City Council has partnered with TAFE NSW to offer free online courses to our community. Designed to inform and entertain, the courses are delivered by trained TAFE teachers who put the emphasis on fun.

Ripples to host Olympic swimmer Matt Wilson for virtual Q and A session

18 August 2021

Budding young swimmers will get to hear words of inspiration this week when Ripples Aquatic and Recreation meets with Olympic athlete Matt Wilson for a fun, informative online event.

Free Learner Driver Workshops are back

17 August 2021

Teaching a young person to drive is a huge responsibility, and Penrith City Council in partnership with Transport for NSW (TfNSW) are running a series of free online workshops to support people who are supervising young adults as they learn to drive.

Ground-breaking milestone for new $24 million Regatta Park

16 August 2021

Work is now underway to transform Penrith’s Regatta Park into a focal point for nature, leisure and recreation in Western Sydney.

Council brings back weekly livestreamed gigs

11 August 2021

Talented local bands and performers will get the chance to perform again with Penrith City Council announcing the return of the popular, and award-winning, Thursday Night Live – Lockdown Series.

Real Festival 2021 Cancelled

11 August 2021

In light of the current COVID-19 restrictions and to ensure the safety of our community, Real Festival scheduled to be held on 10 and 11 September 2021 has been cancelled.  

Council takes popular Citizenship Ceremonies online

02 August 2021

More than 200 residents in the Penrith Local Government Area will start the week as new Australian citizens as Penrith City Council moves its Citizenship Ceremonies online.

Council lends a helping hand amid pandemic struggles

30 July 2021

Penrith City Council is donating $3,000 to Penrith Community Kitchen to help cover costs during the ongoing pandemic.

Council receives funding to fix safety issues, save lives in black spots

30 July 2021

Penrith City Council will soon introduce greater safety measures on dangerous roads in the LGA thanks to funding from the Australian Government.  

Ripples programs make a splash

25 July 2021

Ripples Leisure Centre is proving to be a leader in the health and fitness industry, having seen a spike in activity levels during what has been a challenging time for businesses.

Council encourages neighbours to safely check on one another during lockdown

21 July 2021

Penrith City Council is again providing an opportunity for residents to stay connected in a safe way through its Good Neighbour Program.

Penrith’s essential waste services continue

20 July 2021

During this extended lockdown period, bin collections for households in the Penrith Local Government Area will continue as an essential service.

Information for potential candidates

14 July 2021

If you have nominated, or are interested in nominating, as a candidate in the upcoming local government elections, you can register for next week’s Zoom seminar from Local Government NSW.

Get on the electoral roll to have your say

12 July 2021

On Saturday 4 December the Penrith community will elect 15 people to represent them as Councillors for the next three years.