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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 partners with NSW Police and PCYC to help young people flourish

05 December 2021

Penrith City Council is welcoming local teens with open arms to give them hands-on work experience through the Fit for Work program, a successful initiative of the NSW Police and the Police Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYC) NSW.  

Extended parking hours for Judges Place Car Park

03 December 2021

During December, Penrith City Council will be extending the operating hours of Judges Place Car Park to support retailers, cafés and restaurants.

Penrith’s high calibre developments recognised for excellence

01 December 2021

Penrith’s reputation for superb liveability has been given a boost with the acknowledgement of the excellent standard of residential development taking place in the City.

Industry recognition for Council with slew of award wins

30 November 2021

Penrith City Council has won an impressive list of industry awards recently, reinforcing its outstanding contribution to the local community.

Local Infrastructure Planning for the Western Sydney Aerotropolis wins PIA NSW Award for Planning Excellence

29 November 2021

Liverpool City Council, Penrith City Council, GLN Planning and IDC have together won the 2021 PIA NSW Award for Planning Excellence in the Strategic Planning Project category for Local Infrastructure Planning for the Aerotropolis.

Connect, Create, Celebrate

28 November 2021

Penrith City Council and the Museum of Contemporary Art invite the community to join the free activities in Wainwright Park, Kingswood on Sunday 5 December from 2pm.

Don’t forget to vote!

28 November 2021

This Saturday, 4 December, is Council election day. Voting is compulsory and fines apply, so don’t forget to vote!

Postal voting closing soon

21 November 2021

Council elections will be held on Saturday 4 December.

Delivery of Gipps Street Recreation Precinct Masterplan One Step Closer

16 November 2021

Penrith City Council today announced the issue of a Request for Tender for the construction of the Gipps Street Recreation Precinct, located in Claremont Meadows along South Creek.

Colourful new mural illustrates community’s resilience during pandemic

15 November 2021

A thoroughfare in St Marys is now home to a bright piece of art which represents the efforts and resilience of our City’s residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Council strengthens friendship with Lachlan Shire

11 November 2021

Penrith City Council continues to strengthen its relationship with Lachlan Shire Council, this time through the assisted recruitment of an employee.

Penrith’s next generation showcase STEM solutions to local challenges

10 November 2021

Tomorrow CSIRO and Penrith City Council are hosting a Virtual Project Showcase for local high school students to reveal the results of their exciting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) inquiry projects, recently completed as part of the Generation STEM, STEM Community Partnership Program (STEM CPP).

Get a voting reminder

07 November 2021

Want to be reminded to vote at the Council election on Saturday 4 December? Register with Service NSW to receive a reminder text or email at https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/register-nsw-electoral-reminders

The Joan seeks hospitality operator for new café

03 November 2021

The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre (The Joan) is seeking a professional food and beverage operator for an exciting new café that will enrich the experience of visitors to The Joan.

Penrith plants feeding Western Sydney Zoo animals

29 October 2021

Penrith City Council and the Sydney Zoo in Western Sydney have teamed up for an innovative project involving the collection of branches and shrubs containing leaves, barks and shoots from both native plant and weed species to provide additional snacks for the zoo’s animals.

Historic Police Cottage announces hospitality operator as well-known 2773 Café Glenbrook

26 October 2021

Penrith City Council is pleased to announce renowned retailer 2773 Café Glenbrook will be the food and beverage operator for the soon to be refurbished historic Police Cottage at Emu Plains following a tender process.

New report highlights impacts of COVID-19 on Penrith community

26 October 2021

Penrith City Council has partnered with Western Sydney Community Forum to launch the Penrith Social and Economic Impacts of COVID-19 report.

Postal votes an option for all in December

24 October 2021

The Office of Local Government has indicated that the Council Election on Saturday 4 December will proceed under strict COVID-19 safety plans and that more voting options will be made available to residents to reduce crowds.

Postal voting opens today

24 October 2021

Postal voting for the Saturday 4 December Local Government election opens today.

Council extends fee relief for local businesses

21 October 2021

Penrith City Council will continue to support the community as the City emerges from lockdown, with Council extending its outdoor dining fee relief for local businesses until 30 June 2022.

Have Your Say on Dunheved Road Upgrade

18 October 2021

Penrith City Council is inviting comments on the concept plans for the much-anticipated upgrade of Dunheved Road. Consultation on the project is now open and will close on 12 November 2021.

Are you on the electoral roll?

17 October 2021

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

Penrith Council encourages residents to RecycleSmart

15 October 2021

Penrith City Council has partnered with RecycleSmart to provide Penrith residents with a trial contactless pickup collection service for soft plastics, clothing and other textile waste which will commence on Monday 18 October 2021.

Storm Waste Assistance

14 October 2021

If you need a waste pick up due to the storms on Thursday evening, Council is providing assistance.

Green space for Penrith’s City Centre gets green light

14 October 2021

Penrith City Council’s ongoing revitalisation of the Penrith City Centre has been given another boost with the Development Application (DA) to build a new $12 million park in Penrith now approved.

Raise waste-related requests at The Waste Spot

13 October 2021

Penrith City Council is inviting residents to jump online and head to The Waste Spot, the digital platform dedicated to supporting residents to raise waste requests and provide feedback to Council as quickly and easily as possible.

Nominate as a candidate

10 October 2021

If you would like to make a positive difference in your community and help shape the future of Penrith, you might consider nominating as a candidate in the upcoming Council elections.

Collaborative research project inspires exciting future for The Joan

08 October 2021

The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre (The Joan) is one of Western Sydney’s most praised and popular creative hubs – and plans are afoot to expand its offering.

Premature exhibition raises questions over Aerotropolis planning

08 October 2021

Penrith and Liverpool City councils have today expressed concerns relating to the planning for the new Aerotropolis near Badgerys Creek.

Civic Centre turns pink for breast cancer awareness

05 October 2021

Penrith City Council will light up the Civic Centre in support of Pink Up Penrith.