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

DiG Space Mentorship and Residency Program concludes with the NepeanRIVR360

28 June 2019

The third round of the highly successful Digital (DiG) Space Mentorship and Residency Program has concluded with the delivery of an innovative and immersive project (NepeanRIVR360) that celebrates the natural beauty and social connectivity of the Nepean River.

Council trainee wins prestigious award

27 June 2019

One of Penrith Council’s 2018 trainees, Sarah Tracy, has won a prestigious award at the Ministers’ Awards for Women in Local Government. The awards celebrate the contribution of women to local government in NSW.

NAIDOC Week 2019 celebrations

24 June 2019

Penrith City Council and the NAIDOC planning committee are proud to once again host a fun and inclusive day of celebrations at Jamison Park on Friday 12 July between 9.30am and 3pm to celebrate NAIDOC Week.

Refugee Week 2019

23 June 2019

Penrith Multicultural Interagency held its annual Refugee Week Event on Wednesday 19 June at St Marys Corner with the aim to celebrate the courage and contributions of refugees past, present and future in our Local Government Area (LGA). Over 170 participants attended the event.

Community Newsletter

21 June 2019

The latest Community Newsletter is available for download...

Partnership drives improved safety and access

12 June 2019

The reconstruction of O’Connell Street, Caddens from a rural road to a collector road that moves traffic from local streets to arterial roads, has been given the “tick of approval” with its reopening to traffic recently.

North Street car park open for business

06 June 2019

Penrith’s North Street car park is now open with 243 new car parking spaces close to the City Centre.

Grants available for local community groups

27 May 2019

Council is inviting local non-profit organisations and community groups to apply for small grants through the annual Community Assistance Program (CAP) to deliver activities, events or projects that strengthen the community, address community needs and improve opportunities for participation in Penrith City.

Celebrating Penrith’s volunteers

27 May 2019

In celebration of our local volunteers, Council held a Showcase morning tea on Friday 24 May where local organisations attended to present their work and describe “a day in the life of a volunteer” to peers and Councillors.

Cook Park Playground opening a success

24 May 2019

Council and local community members came together to celebrate the opening of Cook Park Playground in St Marys on Friday 17 May.

Council to plant 400 street trees in St Marys

21 May 2019

Council’s Living Places St Marys project will see around 400 street trees planted on nature strips across the southern section of St Marys during May and June.

Public exhibition of Council’s plans for 2019-20

10 May 2019

With the 2019-20 financial year fast approaching, Council would like to hear what our community thinks about our planned works, budget, fees and charges for the next 12 months.

2019 Magnetic Places grants open

06 May 2019

Do you have a great idea to transform a public place in your neighbourhood?

Plant a tree to celebrate your Mum on Mother’s Day

17 April 2019

Create a living legacy for your mum and give back to nature at the annual Trees for Mum community event in Penrith.

Mayoral Golf Day chips in funds for local charity

09 April 2019

Penrith City Council through its annual Mayoral Challenge Charity Golf Day has raised more than $6,000 for local charity LikeMind Penrith.

Special visit for a special cause

09 April 2019

Seven children from Cook Parade Children’s Centre at St Clair made a special visit to the Council chambers on Thursday 4 April 2019.

Good Neighbour

03 April 2019

We’re bringing the neighbourhood back! The world is busier than ever and people can feel disconnected from each other, but we believe it’s time for the local neighbourhood to make a comeback.

Penrith drives toward the future with new parking sensors

31 March 2019

Parking is set to become more efficient for residents, shoppers and visitors with a new high-tech parking management system ready to roll out across the Penrith City Centre. 

Council tests river water quality

25 March 2019

The Nepean River is naturally an important focus for the Penrith community and visitors looking for somewhere to play, exercise and socialise.

Electric car launched for Earth Hour

25 March 2019

Council is marking this year’s international Earth Hour event on Saturday 30 March by launching our new electric car.

Open mic night for local performers

18 March 2019

To celebrate Council’s new Street Performers Policy, we’re holding a free open mic night for local buskers and street performers, right in the heart of Penrith.

Sydney Writers Festival comes to Penrith

18 March 2019

Sydney Writers Festival is once again heading west for Penrith Library's premium author event of the year!

Upcoming Road Closures

13 March 2019

Please note the upcoming road closures that will be in place for the Penrith CBD Festival on Saturday 16 March 2019.

Free microchipping day for pet owners

11 March 2019

Come down to Jamison Park on Saturday 23 March 2019 for Council’s free microchipping day.

Local musicians to take the stage

06 March 2019

Music by the River is back again on Sunday 17 March 2019 from 11am-4pm.

Council reminds residents about pool safety

28 February 2019

Inflatable pools may take only moments to set up but could cause a lifetime of pain, as children aged under five continue to be over-represented in drowning statistics.

New online experience at Penrith Library

26 February 2019

Round two of Council’s prestigious DiG Creative Space Program has finished and the result is the innovative Fox Tales online platform, which was launched at Penrith Library on Monday 25 February.

New conference centre just the ticket for tourism

25 February 2019

Penrith’s future as a leading business event destination has been given a boost with the official announcement that the Western Sydney Community and Convention Centre will be developed at the Penrith Panthers site.

Free clean up events

21 February 2019

Why wait until Spring to have a good clean out around the house? Autumn is the perfect time to get cleaning, especially with Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday 3 March.

Grant funding upgrades lighting at The Kingsway Playing Fields

19 February 2019

Penrith Mayor Ross Fowler OAM today accepted $500,000 in Community Sport Infrastructure Grant Scheme funding for The Kingsway playing fields from Senator for Western Sydney, Senator the Hon Marise Payne and Minister for Sport, Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie.