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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.

Penrith’s FOGO system proves the City is a leader in waste innovation

25 February 2021

Penrith’s innovative FOGO system – otherwise known as the green-lidded bin and kitchen caddy with free compostable bags - has proven that this streamlined process works.

Penrith hosts NSW ALWGA Executive

22 February 2021

The NSW executive of the Australian Local Government Women's Association (ALGWA) met in Penrith last week with Penrith Mayor Karen McKeown OAM hosting the visit. 

Penrith residents encouraged to become water safe heroes

22 February 2021

Bright, eye-catching wraps decorating four of Penrith City Council’s waste trucks are reminding residents to be vigilant about water safety.

Take your chemical waste to the right place at Council’s drop-off weekend

19 February 2021

Safely pack your labelled chemical waste items into the boot of your car or trailer and bring them to Council’s free Chemical CleanOut Weekend.

Council reminds residents to be vigilant about water safety

15 February 2021

Penrith City Council is urging residents to be safe around bodies of water following a spate of drownings.

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

01 February 2021

Pack old, broken and unwanted electronic items into the boot of your car or trailer and bring them down to Jamison Park for Council’s free Electronic Waste Drop-off Day on Saturday 13 February between 9am and 3pm. Entrance to the drop-off day is via Jamison Road.

Council earns praise ahead of annual charity fundraiser

18 January 2021

The Haven-Nepean Women’s Shelter has been named as the chosen fundraising charity for Penrith City Council’s 2021 Mayoral Golf Charity Day.

Soper Place Transformation One Step Closer

10 January 2021

The innovative transformation of Soper Place is set to provide so much more than just extra parking for Penrith and is now another step closer with designs formally submitted as part of the Development Application (DA).

Shade sails to provide cool, year-round fun for all

06 January 2021

The Penrith community is set to benefit from the roll out of new shade sails at several local parks in time for summer.

Thousands of trees to sprout around town

18 December 2020

Penrith City Council has planned, invested in and adopted a tree planting program which will see 2,500 trees planted across the LGA as part of the Cooling the City Strategy. 

Ripples indoor pool named in honour of Alan Brown

18 December 2020

The bustling, family-friendly indoor pool hall at Ripples Leisure Centre St Marys has been named in memory of a man who made a splash at the venue and left his mark on the Penrith community.

Council provides additional bin collections and waste services over Christmas

14 December 2020

Penrith City Council is providing additional waste services including extra bin collections, two recycling drop-off weeks and a Christmas tree recycling day this Christmas and New Year to assist households with any extra waste they may have from the festive period. 

Final design unveiled for Regatta Park's transformation

14 December 2020

Regatta Park on the Nepean River is set to become the new focal point for nature, leisure and recreation in Western Sydney with the final design for a $24 million upgrade showcasing a spectacular transformation.

Penrith City Council Recognised as a White Ribbon Accredited Workplace

14 December 2020

Penrith City Council is proud to announce it has officially been recognised as a White Ribbon Australia Accredited Workplace after successfully completing the White Ribbon Australia Workplace Accreditation Program.  

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.