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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.

Chemical cleanout returns in May

15 April 2024

Penrith City Council is pleased to announce the return of its popular annual Chemical CleanOut event on Saturday 4 May and Sunday 5 May from 9:00am to 3:30pm.

New playspace opens in Jamisontown reserve named in honour of local Max Baker

10 April 2024

Penrith City Council has officially opened a new playspace in the renamed Max Baker Reserve in Jamisontown.

Have your say on the future use of Ron Mulock Oval

27 March 2024

Penrith City Council is inviting feedback from the community about the use of Ron Mulock Oval in Thornton.

Traffic conditions improved along Great Western Highway

27 March 2024

Drivers will benefit from better traffic flow and safer conditions along the Great Western Highway in Emu Plains, with an upgrade to the road now complete.

Come along to Penrith Producers by the Nepean River

20 March 2024

Unwind, eat, discover and play at Penrith Producers on Sunday 24 March 2024 at Tench Reserve, Jamisontown (Nepean River) between 9am-2pm.

Council seeks Expressions of Interest for new Gipps Street sports facilities

18 March 2024

Penrith City Council is encouraging local sporting clubs and associations to submit their Expressions of Interest (EOI) for use of the new sports facilities in the Gipps Street Recreation Precinct.

Celebrate Harmony Week at free multicultural event, Culture Fusion

11 March 2024

Celebrate Harmony Week at Culture Fusion, a fun free multicultural event on Saturday 23 March 2024, hosted by Penrith City Council.

New skate park and water play for Penrith this year

07 March 2024

Local families, teenagers and young children will have more exciting spaces to enjoy when the Gipps Street Recreation Precinct opens this year.

Nominations now open for 2024 Local Celebration Awards

05 March 2024

The Local Celebration Awards program is Penrith City Council’s opportunity to shine a light on the unsung heroes in our community.

Switch off for Earth Hour

05 March 2024

Every year, Penrith City Council proudly participates in Earth Hour and encourages community members and businesses to join them in switching their lights off as part of this global movement.

First Nations hip hop stars to shine bright at Penrith

04 March 2024

Penrith City Council is proud to announce the return of Ngana Birrung, (pronounced Nin-Gahna, Bir-Rung, Dharug for ‘black stars’).

Take your e-waste to the right place at Council’s free drop-off event

04 March 2024

Penrith City Council is hosting a free Electronic Waste Drop-Off event on Saturday, 16 March, between 9 am and 3:30 pm at The Kingsway Playing Fields car park in Werrington.

Garden party to celebrate the opening of City Park!

26 February 2024

The Penrith community is invited to a special event to celebrate the opening of City Park on Saturday 16 March 2024.

Creative Business Workshops returns

25 February 2024

The Creative Business Workshop series is returning for another year! Penrith City Council is partnering with Creative Plus Business once again to deliver the free program for creatives, cultural entrepreneurs, and arts practitioners throughout 2024.

2024 Mayoral Charity Fundraiser

25 February 2024

Penrith Mayor Todd Carney has announced the Penrith Community Kitchen as his chosen charity to raise funds and support for at the 2024 Mayoral Charity Fundraiser.

Two New Flood Studies For The Blackwell Creek and Upper Byrne Creek Catchments

14 February 2024

Penrith City Council is preparing two new flood studies for the Blackwell Creek, and Upper Byrne Creek catchments and is calling for community feedback to help manage the risk of flooding in the two areas. 

Celebrate Australia Day with Splashes of Fun at Ripples – St Marys and Penrith!

22 January 2024

As Australia Day approaches, Ripples St Marys and Penrith are gearing up to host the ultimate pool party, complete with free entry and fun activities for all ages to enjoy.

Penrith’s City Park to open in time for Christmas

26 December 2023

Penrith will have its new and iconic green heart just in time for the holidays, with City Park to open this week.

New amenities building unveiled at Doug Rennie Field

19 December 2023

Penrith City Council has officially opened the new amenities building at Doug Rennie Field, Kingswood.

New Ched Towns Reserve amenities building officially open

17 December 2023

Penrith City Council has opened the doors to the new amenities building at Ched Towns Reserve, Glenmore Park.

Community feedback invited on draft Cultural Strategy and Action Plan

17 December 2023

Penrith City Council is inviting the community to share their feedback on the draft Cultural Strategy and Action Plan 2024-28, We Create Penrith, which is on exhibition until 29 February 2024. 

Kingswood Park students celebrate opening of new playspace

13 December 2023

Penrith City Council joined Kingswood Park Public School students to celebrate the opening of the new playspace in Illawong Avenue Reserve this week.

Bright minds showcase STEM research

12 December 2023

High school students from Penrith City are on their way to landing careers in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics after taking part in the CSIRO STEM Community Partnerships Program.

Penrith City Council reminds residents to be pool safe for summer

10 December 2023

With the weather heating up, Penrith City Council is reminding residents to make sure their pools, especially inflatable pools, are properly fenced off.  

Llandilo students celebrate opening of co-designed playspace

10 December 2023

Penrith City Council joined Llandilo Public School students to celebrate the opening of the new playspace in Wilson Park this week.

Get into the festive spirit with St Marys Christmas Cinema!

05 December 2023

Get into the festive spirit and enjoy an outdoor cinema in the heart of St Marys on Saturday, 16 December! 

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

05 December 2023

The Penrith Civic Centre, St Marys Council Office and Penrith City Libraries' three branches will be closed during the Christmas and New Year holiday period from Saturday 23 December 2023 until Monday 1 January 2024.

Council provides additional bin collections and waste services over Christmas

05 December 2023

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

Community feedback invited on draft St Marys Town Centre Place Plan

04 December 2023

Penrith City Council is inviting the community to share their feedback on the draft St Marys Town Centre Place Plan from Monday 4 December 2023 until Thursday 29 February 2024.

Winning upgrades complete at Boronia Park

04 December 2023

Penrith City Council has completed a series of upgrades across Boronia Park, North St Marys, improving sporting and recreational facilities for the community.