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Lights, camera, action! StarBurst Film Festival and free filmmaking workshops come to Penrith and St Marys

21 March 2023

Be inspired by local filmmaking talent and get involved in free filmmaking workshops as part of the StarBurst Film Festival and Filmmaking Symposium in Penrith on 1 April and StarBurst at St Marys Film Festival on 2 April.

Local Celebration Awards Nominations now open!

17 March 2023

Nominations are now open for the 2023 Local Celebration Awards - the award program that recognises people of all ages who go above and beyond, who dedicate their time to make Penrith a great place to live, or who work tirelessly for the benefit of others.

Switch off for Earth Hour in support of protecting our planet

14 March 2023

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, 25 March 2023 between 8.30pm and 9.30pm.

Discover more of the city as Penrith Producers returns

13 March 2023

Unwind, eat and play as Penrith Producers returns to Triangle Park on Friday, 31 March from 5pm for the first of four events in the series this year. Penrith City Council is putting the spotlight on the talented local makers, artists, and producers in the area by increasing the scope of the event with additional road closures along Riley Street and High Street in the Penrith City Centre.

Cambridge Park set to become greener thanks to Greening Our City funding boost

13 March 2023

Cambridge Park is set to become greener thanks to Penrith City Council securing $614,000 in funding to plant more than 1,800 trees across the suburb as part of the NSW Government’s Greening Our City grant program.

Today’s coffee cups paving tomorrow’s roads

02 March 2023

The take-away coffee cup that you had your coffee in this morning could be in the road you drive on tomorrow, under a revolutionary Australian-first recycling project for sustainable road surfaces.

Help Learner Drivers become safer drivers with free workshops

01 March 2023

Sometimes it is nerve-wracking being in the passenger seat supervising a Learner Driver when they’re logging their hours for their Learners. That’s why Penrith City Council and Transport for NSW have partnered to run two free online workshops in March and May as part of their ongoing road initiatives program.

Council welcomes funding for the transformation of Fernhill Estate

28 February 2023

Penrith City Council has welcomed the NSW Government’s commitment to transform Fernhill Estate at Mulgoa into one of Sydney’s great public parklands.

Regatta Park set to become iconic destination

24 February 2023

A $24 million upgrade will soon transform Penrith’s Regatta Park into an iconic recreational destination.

Enjoy a movie by twilight at the Summer Cinema series

02 February 2023

Savour the last of the warm summer nights at Penrith City Council’s free, outdoor Summer Cinema series this February.

Penrith receives $152 million in funding for City-shaping projects

31 January 2023

Penrith City Council has secured $152 million in funding for several City-shaping projects through the NSW Government’s $5 billion WestInvest program.

First Nations hip hop stars to shine bright at Penrith

30 January 2023

For one night only, Ngana Birrung, (Dharug for ‘black stars’) will showcase some of Australia's best First Nations hip hop musicians at a free concert on 18 February, 6pm-10pm at The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre in Penrith.

Have a laugh with Council’s Senior Comedy Gala

10 January 2023

The Seniors Comedy Gala is back for its second year as part of Penrith City Council’s Seniors Festival celebrations for 2023.

Make a splash this Australia Day with a free pool party 

10 January 2023

Celebrate Australia Day with Penrith City Council’s free pool party at Ripples Leisure Centres at Penrith and St Marys on Thursday 26 January, 8am-6pm.   

Help shape Council’s Library services

10 January 2023

After conducting research and extensive consultation with the community, including face-to-face workshops and an online survey in early 2022, Penrith City Library has developed its draft Library Services Strategy for 2023-2028.

Penrith’s top FOGO efforts in action

22 December 2022

The Penrith community’s fantastic Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) efforts are helping contribute to a circular economy, with recycled organics being used as topsoil dressing on local sporting fields.

Council delivers final stage of Playspace Shade Program

20 December 2022

Penrith City Council has completed the final stage of its three-year program to install shade sails and plant trees at 98 playspaces across the City.

Council provides additional bin collections and waste services over Christmas

15 December 2022

Penrith City Council is providing additional waste and resource recovery services this Christmas and New Year period to assist households with any extra waste or recycling they may have over the festive season.

Leaders of tomorrow shine at STEM Showcase

15 December 2022

Local high school students have presented their innovative solutions to real-world problems, such as heat stress and flood threats, at the CSIRO STEM Community Partnerships Program (STEM CPP) Showcase event.

Library’s History Calendar celebrates 20 years

12 December 2022

The Research Services Team at Penrith City Library has once again mined their beloved Photographic Collection for photographs to create another calendar celebrating Penrith’s history with interesting facts about the naming origins of twelve of Penrith City’s suburbs.

Penrith Council Offices and Libraries closed over Christmas and New Year break

12 December 2022

The Penrith Civic Centre, St Marys Council Office and Penrith City Library’s three branches will be closed during the Christmas and New Year holiday period from Saturday 24 December 2022 until Tuesday 3 January 2023.

Council endorses St Marys Town Centre Structure Plan

07 December 2022

The future of St Marys is looking bright with Penrith City Council taking a significant step forward in establishing its vision for the area.

Penrith Mayor joins students to create a greener Penrith

07 December 2022

Green thumbs were busy at work last week when Year 4 students at Penrith Public School and Penrith Mayor Tricia Hitchen united to plant a community section for the new Green Living Hoarding at Soper Place. 

High Street alive with festivities as locals ROAMed Penrith

02 December 2022

Locals flocked to ROAM Penrith over the weekend from Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 November.

Help shape Penrith's Community Engagement Strategy

25 November 2022

Penrith City Council invites residents to have their say on the revised Community Engagement Policy and the Community Engagement Strategy and Community Participation Plan 2022-26 before Monday 12 December 2022.

Save the threatened Nodding Geebung

24 November 2022

The bushland of western Sydney is unique with many threatened species not being found anywhere else in the world, including the endangered Nodding Geebung (Persoonia nutans)! That's why Penrith City Council has partnered with the NSW Government’s Saving our Species program to host ‘A Nod to Nature — Saving the Nodding Geebung’ event.

Sports infrastructure upgrades on track across Penrith

24 November 2022

Leonay Oval is one of the latest facilities to be upgraded as part of a program of sports infrastructure projects being delivered across the City.

Council joins the campaign against gender-based violence

24 November 2022

Penrith City Council invites residents to take part in 16 Days of Action Against Gender-Based Violence from today, Friday 25 November to Saturday 10 December. 

Get into the festive spirit at Christmas in the City

24 November 2022

Celebrate the festive season at Penrith City Council’s free Christmas in the City event series this December. Triangle Park in Penrith will play host to two events that are guaranteed to bring Christmas cheer to young and old with the Twilight Markets and Outdoor Cinema.

Taking the plunge to teach young people swim safety skills

24 November 2022

An immersive partnership program is providing swimming lessons for young people in the Penrith Local Government Area ahead of the summer season.