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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.

Today is International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) - your invitation to disable stereotypes and see the ability in disability!

03 December 2020

Penrith City Council has launched an art exhibition and video to celebrate International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD).

Penrith Civic Centre closed for Christmas and New Year break

02 December 2020

It’s no secret that 2020 has been a very difficult year and on the behalf of everyone at Council we hope that residents and our community can enjoy the festive season safely with family and friends.

Swing, climb and slide at Ironbark Reserve 

02 December 2020

A whirly gig spinner, frog rocker and birds nest swing are just some of the fun new elements added to Ironbark Reserve Playspace through a recent upgrade.

Opportunity to grow invaluable experience with Council

01 December 2020

Penrith City Council is offering an exciting and unique opportunity to join its award-winning organisation as an Apprentice Nurseryperson, with the new position currently being advertised.

Spence Park set for an exciting spruce up

27 November 2020

A vision for a fresh, fun and inclusive play space will come to life in Penrith thanks to the hard work of some of the City’s youngest residents.

A new way to play at The Carriageway

27 November 2020

A recent upgrade has created a more contemporary and inclusive playspace at The Carriageway in Glenmore Park. 

Have your say about upgrades to St Clair’s dog park

26 November 2020

Penrith City Council is inviting residents in the St Clair area to have their say in a survey about upgrades scheduled for St Clair’s off-leash dog park.

Show you’re Penrith Proud and support local business

25 November 2020

Small businesses are the lifeblood of our community and Penrith’s pride is core to who we are. Now we can show that pride and help our local economy at a critical time through the Penrith Proud campaign.

Chance to get fit, healthy for free

19 November 2020

Penrith City Council is encouraging residents to get up on their feet and out of their homes to take advantage of free personal training sessions.

Expressions of Interest sought for new public artwork in Regatta Park

17 November 2020

Penrith City Council is calling for artists to submit their Expressions of Interest to design and create an iconic public art piece for the new Regatta Park recreational precinct.

Local road benefits from Federal funding

17 November 2020

Farm Road at Mulgoa will be re-surfaced thanks to funding from the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Grants program.

Tell us what you think about the City Park design

16 November 2020

Sensory gardens, water features, shaded areas and a green open space for outdoor activities are just a few of the key features proposed for Penrith’s new City Park.

Take the pledge to be safer on our roads

16 November 2020

Penrith City Council is encouraging residents, businesses and the community to take the pledge to be safer on the roads for National Road Safety Week (15 November to 22 November).

St Clair Leisure Centre undergoes major transformation

12 November 2020

New activity and dance rooms, a refurbished entry foyer, modern kiosk, improved sports hall, greater accessibility and an overall facelift form the recently completed million-dollar overhaul of the St Clair Leisure Centre.  

Celebrating the heroes in our community

11 November 2020

Penrith City Council is encouraging the community to help shine a light on the dedicated, selfless and inspirational people in Penrith by nominating them in the inaugural Local Celebration Awards. 

Make sustainable choices with Penrith City Council’s reusable nappy and sanitary item rebate

10 November 2020

Penrith City Council is offering users of reusable nappy and sanitary items the opportunity to participate in a trial rebate program. 

Penrith City Library launches free app

09 November 2020

Penrith City Library has launched the new Library app, available for download on all iOS and Android devices.

Council recognised for Climate Change Adaptation – wins Excellence in the Environment Awards

02 November 2020

Penrith City Council has won the Climate Change Adaptation Award at the Local Government NSW Excellence in Environment Awards for its Cooling the City Masterclass held in February this year.

Reduce your energy costs with the PowerSavers app

28 October 2020

Penrith City Council has partnered with Endeavour Energy to promote the AtHomeSaver program to Penrith residents which will assist in understanding their energy use and reducing their electricity bills through energy efficient actions around the home via Endeavour Energy’s PowerSavers app. 

Have your say in a new survey about The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre

28 October 2020

The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre (The Joan), in partnership with Penrith City Council, is inviting local residents and those from surrounding LGAs to have their say in a new survey about our City’s performing arts hub.    

Mayor confident of a Penrith win, hints at public holiday to celebrate

22 October 2020

Penrith Mayor Karen McKeown OAM has thrown the City’s support behind the Penrith Panthers this weekend as they look to secure their third NRL premiership title. 

Penrith celebrates 10 years of FOGO

19 October 2020

10 years ago, Penrith City Council introduced the Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) service to the urban areas of Penrith. The FOGO service is best known as the community’s green-lidded bin and kitchen caddy. 

Smart waste collection vehicle an Australian first

15 October 2020

Penrith City Council in collaboration with SUEZ, Stillwell Trucks and Mercedes-Benz Trucks have launched Australia’s first smart waste collection vehicle. The vehicle is unique due to its innovative steerable rear axle, which allows the large vehicle to operate within the specifications of a more manoeuvrable small collection vehicle.  

Interactive art set to transform St Marys

14 October 2020

Penrith City Council’s annual place making grants program, Magnetic Places, has been reimagined in 2020 with a walking trail of interactive artworks set to transform the St Marys City Centre over three nights from 22-24 October.

Penrith City Centre set to transform into a wonderland of art, exploration, technology, and fun! 

13 October 2020

This November, experience Penrith like never before as the City Centre is transformed into an unexpected wonderland of art, exploration, technology, and fun!  

Council endorses Penrith Rising Strong Recovery Plans

30 September 2020

Penrith City has taken another step towards economic and social recovery, with the adoption of the Penrith Rising Strong Recovery Plan at Monday night’s Council Meeting.

REAL Festival Statement

29 September 2020

Given the restrictions on public gatherings, travel and health advice, Real Festival will unfortunately not be able to proceed in November this year.

Soccer and Netball score new facilities at Mark Leece Sportsground (St Clair)

29 September 2020

Demolition of the old amenity block at Mark Leece Sportsground has made way for construction to commence on a new facility that services three sports fields, four netball courts, a skate park and nine local schools.

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).