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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.

Cricketers bowled over by new facilities

11 September 2020

Local cricketers in the Penrith district will be able to hone their craft for this summer of cricket with the opening of two new cricket nets thanks to a collaboration between the NSW Government, Cricket NSW, Nepean District Cricket Association and Penrith City Council.

Council invites community to share their ideas for the future

09 September 2020

Council is inviting the community to share their views, ideas, and thoughts about Penrith’s future to inform the development and delivery of the organisation’s 12-year Community Strategic Plan (CSP).

Five more playground upgrades are coming

04 September 2020

Penrith City Council is continuing its playground upgrade program with five more playgrounds being identified for upgrades. 

Revitalised nursery growing from the ground up

28 August 2020

Penrith City Council is revitalising its 35 year old nursey to ensure Council is self-sufficient in plant production of local providence plants and shrubs to meet existing and future operational needs within the LGA

Vegetation management work gets underway at Nepean River

18 August 2020

Penrith City Council is conducting important vegetation management work along the riverbank on River Road, Emu Plains starting this month.

Plant a tree to celebrate your dad on Father’s Day

17 August 2020

Penrith City Council’s annual Trees for Dad community tree planting event returns for its second year. 

New irrigation for Ridge Park, Oxley Park

16 August 2020

The grass will always be greener at Ridge Park in Oxley Park following the installation of a new $140,000 automatic irrigation system in May.

Rance Oval upgrade a win for local cricket teams

12 August 2020

The next crop of potential cricket stars, club officials and spectators can look forward to the best season of cricket yet as upgrades to improve Rance Oval in Werrington get underway.

Have your say on Emu Plains flood study

12 August 2020

Penrith City Council is committed to the goal of a safer, stronger, more resilient region by continuing to improve flood risk management.

Take part in creating our magnetic places 2020 projects

12 August 2020

Penrith City Council’s 2020 Magnetic Places projects have been selected and we now need your help to bring them to life!  

Intersection upgrade improves safety and traffic flow

05 August 2020

Penrith City Council has completed significant road works to ensure safety and improve traffic flow at the intersection of The Northern Road and Derby Street, Penrith. 

Council acts to protect environmentally sensitive land

04 August 2020

Penrith City Council has successfully prosecuted a Kemps Creek woman who unlawfully constructed a commercial truck depot on a rural property.

Community and Economic Taskforces

03 August 2020

Council established two taskforces in May, to coordinate Penrith City’s recovery from the impacts of COVID-19, Both taskforces have now convened their second meetings, building partnerships and working towards successful outcomes for Penrith.

Great River Walk safety improvements

15 July 2020

Penrith City Council has received an offer of emergency funding from the NSW Government to improve safety along Nepean Avenue by putting temporary traffic and roadside changes in place.

Concept design brings Penrith’s City Park to life

13 July 2020

A vibrant, contemporary, and green open space in the heart of Penrith’s City Centre is one step closer to being realised with the delivery of the concept design for City Park.

Student-designed playground opens in Oxley Park

07 July 2020

There’s a new playground at Brian King Reserve in Oxley Park for local families to enjoy thanks to the fresh ideas and creative minds of students from Oxley Park Public School.

Empowering residents to save energy, and money

07 July 2020

Finding ways to save money and reduce household costs has never been so important, and a new online video series created by Penrith City Council aims to help residents to do just that.

Parking to return to normal in Penrith

07 July 2020

Time limits for both on-street and off-street parking and Penrith City Council carparks are set to return to normal in August, following five months of eased parking restrictions to support local businesses. 

A new lease of life for Ironbark

24 June 2020

Ironbark Reserve Playspace in Cranebrook will receive a new lease of life thanks to an upgrade funded by Penrith City Council and the NSW Government’s Everyone Can Play Grant Program.

Penrith, where everyone can play

24 June 2020

Penrith City Council is working with the NSW Government under the Everyone Can Play Grant Program to upgrade a number of playspaces across our City, including the Carriageway, Glenmore Park. 

Lower CBD speeds improve pedestrian safety

23 June 2020

Penrith City Council and Transport for NSW are introducing 40km/h speed limits on roads in Penrith CBD East where pedestrian activity is high.The 40km/h speed limits will create a safer road environment for everyone, particularly vulnerable groups such as older road users and children.

Playspace upgrades underway across Penrith

22 June 2020

Taking the family to the park will soon be even more enjoyable with upgrades underway to create more modern, safer and accessible playspaces at three locations in Penrith.

Penrith shares learnings from Cooling the City

15 June 2020

Video presentations from Penrith City Council’s Cooling the City Masterclass are now available to view on Council’s YouTube channel.

Celebrating the year of welcome

15 June 2020

This week is Refugee Week, a time to listen to, and learn from refugee stories in Penrith.  

Civic Centre re-opens on Monday

12 June 2020

Penrith City Council will re-open its Penrith Civic Centre on Monday 15 June for customer payments and the lodgement of forms for customers who have been unable to utilise Online Services. 

Penrith celebrates Make Music Day

10 June 2020

Penrith is set to join the worldwide Make Music Day celebrations on Sunday 21 June with a special, livestreamed performance by local artists Ricky Nifo and Pauliasi. Penrith is set to join the worldwide Make Music Day celebrations on Sunday 21 June with a special, livestreamed performance by local artists Ricky Nifo and Pauliasi. 

New Facilities for Mulgoa Rise sports ground

09 June 2020

Sports users at the Mulgoa Rise playing fields are about to receive a welcome enhancement to the facilities, as work begins on a new multi-use amenity block.

Share your stories Penrith

01 June 2020

Penrith Council is inviting local residents to share their stories of strength, resilience and perseverance during the COVID-19 crisis.  

New shade provisions for 90 local playgrounds

01 June 2020

Penrith Council is set to invest millions towards shade provisions for 90 playspaces within the City.  

Commencing this month, the three-year program will see Council upgrade 90 playspaces with trees and other shade structures.   

Penrith City Library reopens Penrith branch

28 May 2020

Penrith City Library is reopening its Penrith branch to the public from Monday 1 June on a limited services basis with access to the physical collection only.