News

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

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.

$3.7 million boost for Jamison Park

26 May 2020

Work has started on a $3.7 million FIFA Standard multi-usesyntheticsportsfacility at Jamison Park.

Once complete,the facility will deliver two synthetic rectangular football (soccer) fields, a cricket wicket and an AFL oval, along with a new pathway and smart technology LED floodlights.

Information and advice about COVID-19

15 May 2020

In-line with the easing of restrictions by the NSW Government, Council has opened the following facilities: Playgrounds, Dog Parks, Fitness Equipment, BBQ’s, Basketball facilities, Skate Parks, Tennis Courts, Cricket Nets and the Tench Reserve Boat ramp.

Positive change supported by community

14 May 2020

More than 11,000 residents in the Penrith LGA have taken part in approximately 50 community engagement events, activities, and programs that have been delivered through Council’s Neighbourhood Renewal Program since 2015.

2020 Magnetic Places grants open

10 May 2020

Are you an artist with fresh ideas on how to connect communities safely? 

Youth survey to guide Council

10 May 2020

Young people with a connection to Penrith are being asked to share their thoughts and views about Penrith and their future, in a new online survey by Penrith Council. 

Have your say in planning Penrith’s future

10 May 2020

Penrith Council is calling on the community to comment on proposed changes to its major planning instruments, including our Local Environment Plan (LEP) and Development Control Plan (DCP) as well as new draft Development Contributions Plan for non-residential development.   

Grants available for community groups in the Penrith area – is this you?

07 May 2020

Penrith City Council is inviting non-profit organisations and community groups to apply for small grants through the annual Community Assistance Program (CAP). 

Penrith City Council recognised by Gardening Australia

07 May 2020

Penrith City Council is recognised as a leader in sustainable waste management on an episode of much-loved TV programme Gardening Australia.

Community infrastructure investment

07 May 2020

Residents across the Penrith Local Government Area (LGA) will benefit from 10 sport, play and community infrastructure projects after Council and local sporting clubs received NSW Government funding. Council will also contribute to the projects that received grant funding, with the combined investment being $872,880.

Council’s Operational Plan ensures continued support

07 May 2020

Penrith Mayor Ross Fowler OAM at the Ordinary Meeting on 27 April outlined the significant measures Penrith City Council has implemented in supporting the community during the Coronavirus pandemic. 

Joint Media Statement

24 April 2020

In 2018, after a rigorous and competitive Request for Proposal process to transform the Union Road site, Council resolved to enter into a Project Delivery Agreement with Frasers Property Australia.

Council Statement

16 April 2020

Llandilo Farm Fresh has been the subject of ongoing non-compliance matters due to unauthorised building extensions and breaching the conditions of a development consent.

Council announces live streaming of local music

08 April 2020

The show will go on for talented local bands and performers with Council announcing a new series of livestreamed music gigs on Facebook starting this Thursday night.

Find parking in the Penrith City Centre

07 April 2020

Penrith City Council is moving towards smarter parking solutions by introducing a free parking app – ParkPenrith.

Council provides community members a safe way to connect

27 March 2020

Penrith Council is providing a way to connect those impacted from the COVID-19 pandemic through its Good Neighbour program.

Council support for cafes and restaurants

24 March 2020

Penrith Council is providing financial relief for cafes and restaurants in the Penrith and St Marys CBD’s who are currently facing economic hardship caused by impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Penrith City Council: Response to COVID-19 outbreak

20 March 2020

The health and safety of our community, residents and staff is Penrith Council’s top priority. We are closely following the advice of Government and health authorities on the COVID-19 outbreak.

Staff commended for bushfire service

12 March 2020

Penrith Mayor Ross Fowler OAM was joined by Blue Mountains City Council Deputy Mayor Chris Van der Kley yesterday as they thanked staff from Penrith Council for their assistance during the bushfire emergency.