News

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

Cook Park Playground opening a success

24 May 2019

Council and local community members came together to celebrate the opening of Cook Park Playground in St Marys on Friday 17 May.

Council to plant 400 street trees in St Marys

21 May 2019

Council’s Living Places St Marys project will see around 400 street trees planted on nature strips across the southern section of St Marys during May and June.

Public exhibition of Council’s plans for 2019-20

10 May 2019

With the 2019-20 financial year fast approaching, Council would like to hear what our community thinks about our planned works, budget, fees and charges for the next 12 months.

2019 Magnetic Places grants open

06 May 2019

Do you have a great idea to transform a public place in your neighbourhood?

Plant a tree to celebrate your Mum on Mother’s Day

17 April 2019

Create a living legacy for your mum and give back to nature at the annual Trees for Mum community event in Penrith.

Mayoral Golf Day chips in funds for local charity

09 April 2019

Penrith City Council through its annual Mayoral Challenge Charity Golf Day has raised more than $6,000 for local charity LikeMind Penrith.

Special visit for a special cause

09 April 2019

Seven children from Cook Parade Children’s Centre at St Clair made a special visit to the Council chambers on Thursday 4 April 2019.

Good Neighbour

03 April 2019

We’re bringing the neighbourhood back! The world is busier than ever and people can feel disconnected from each other, but we believe it’s time for the local neighbourhood to make a comeback.

Penrith drives toward the future with new parking sensors

31 March 2019

Parking is set to become more efficient for residents, shoppers and visitors with a new high-tech parking management system ready to roll out across the Penrith City Centre. 

Council tests river water quality

25 March 2019

The Nepean River is naturally an important focus for the Penrith community and visitors looking for somewhere to play, exercise and socialise.

Electric car launched for Earth Hour

25 March 2019

Council is marking this year’s international Earth Hour event on Saturday 30 March by launching our new electric car.

Community Newsletter

21 March 2019

The latest Community Newsletter is available for download...

Open mic night for local performers

18 March 2019

To celebrate Council’s new Street Performers Policy, we’re holding a free open mic night for local buskers and street performers, right in the heart of Penrith.

Sydney Writers Festival comes to Penrith

18 March 2019

Sydney Writers Festival is once again heading west for Penrith Library's premium author event of the year!

Upcoming Road Closures

13 March 2019

Please note the upcoming road closures that will be in place for the Penrith CBD Festival on Saturday 16 March 2019.

Free microchipping day for pet owners

11 March 2019

Come down to Jamison Park on Saturday 23 March 2019 for Council’s free microchipping day.

Local musicians to take the stage

06 March 2019

Music by the River is back again on Sunday 17 March 2019 from 11am-4pm.

Council reminds residents about pool safety

28 February 2019

Inflatable pools may take only moments to set up but could cause a lifetime of pain, as children aged under five continue to be over-represented in drowning statistics.

New online experience at Penrith Library

26 February 2019

Round two of Council’s prestigious DiG Creative Space Program has finished and the result is the innovative Fox Tales online platform, which was launched at Penrith Library on Monday 25 February.

New conference centre just the ticket for tourism

25 February 2019

Penrith’s future as a leading business event destination has been given a boost with the official announcement that the Western Sydney Community and Convention Centre will be developed at the Penrith Panthers site.

Free clean up events

21 February 2019

Why wait until Spring to have a good clean out around the house? Autumn is the perfect time to get cleaning, especially with Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday 3 March.

Grant funding upgrades lighting at The Kingsway Playing Fields

19 February 2019

Penrith Mayor Ross Fowler OAM today accepted $500,000 in Community Sport Infrastructure Grant Scheme funding for The Kingsway playing fields from Senator for Western Sydney, Senator the Hon Marise Payne and Minister for Sport, Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie.

New amenities for Mark Leece Sports Complex

17 February 2019

A new amenities building will be constructed to service all users of Mark Leece Sporting Complex, thanks to grant funding through the Greater Sydney Sports Facility Fund.

Council acknowledges National Apology Day

13 February 2019

Penrith City Council today acknowledged the 11th anniversary of the National Apology to Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a ceremony at the Civic Centre.

Digital infrastructure to deliver for Penrith

12 February 2019

Technology players big and small gathered in Penrith last week to discuss the digital future of Western Sydney and ensure the benefits of new technology are maximised for local communities.

Free outdoor cinema screening

12 February 2019

This Saturday enjoy a free outdoor cinema screening of Mamma Mia! and relax under the stars without spending a cent - not a bad thing after school holidays.

Wharf precinct to further enhance Nepean River

12 February 2019

The Penrith community will soon enjoy an even greater selection of vibrant green spaces and recreational facilities along the banks of the Nepean River, including a new wharf precinct at Tench Reserve.

Mulgoa Road upgrade starts

12 February 2019

Major work on the upgrade of Mulgoa/Castlereagh Roads between Union Road and Museum Drive, including the upgrade of the Jane Street intersection is now underway.

Penrith Library gets a facelift

06 February 2019

Change is afoot at Penrith Library. Since late last year, Penrith City Council has been working to modernise the facility.

Love your life at the Reimagine Ageing Festival

23 January 2019

Penrith Council believes that ‘old’ is just a state of mind, which is why we hold the Reimagine Ageing Festival every year.