News

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

Australia Day Awards for Penrith’s best

23 January 2020

Penrith Council’s Citizen of the Year has been awarded to Malcolm Robar for his service to the community as a passionate and dedicated volunteer with various organisations including the NSW State Emergency Service, NSW Rural Fire Service and Marine Rescue NSW.

Council helps residents with summer heat

21 January 2020

Penrith City Council is holding a free community talk - Homes & Heat: Innovative Design, Building & Retrofit Solutions - to help local residents beat summer heat in their homes without incurring crippling energy bills.

Village Café is back for 2020

21 January 2020

Village Café returns for 2020 in Kingswood, North St Marys and Llandilo once a month on a Thursday from 9.30am to 11.30am. 

Council calls on community for Regatta Park design

21 January 2020

Penrith City Council is calling on the local community to have their say on the design of the playground as part of the $24 million enhancement of Regatta Park.

Supporting our mates

20 December 2019

 

Penrith City Council is supporting our neighbouring Blue Mountains Council as their area faces unprecedented bush fire activity.

Community Newsletter

16 December 2019

The latest Community Newsletter is available for download...

Leading minds come together to Cool the City

12 December 2019

Penrith City Council will explore how to tackle Sydney’s urban heat dilemma by bringing key stakeholders and leading professionals together in a Masterclass event in 2020.

Cool off at Cables Wake Park on Australia Day

10 December 2019

A cool change is coming to Penrith’s Australia Day celebrations in 2020 with Cables Wake Park announced as the new venue for Council’s community event on Sunday 26 January.

New Heat Sensors to track Penrith’s summer

05 December 2019

Penrith City Council is partnering with Western Sydney University (WSU) to install 120 heat sensors to collect new Penrith heat data throughout this summer.

2020 Penrith History Calendar now available

04 December 2019

Delve into Penrith’s sporting past with the Library’s 2020 Penrith History Calendar. Calendars are available at all three Library branches and the Nepean Family Historical Society from December for $10.

Council services at the click of a button

04 December 2019

Penrith City Council has launched a new online self-service portal, MyCouncil.

Council investing in a healthy and active community

03 December 2019

Penrith City Council has released a 15-year draft Penrith Sport and Recreation Strategy, which will include new sporting facility and playground projects and significant improvements to current facilities. 

Extra bin collections and services over Christmas

03 December 2019

Penrith City Council is providing additional waste services such as extra bin collections, a recycling drop off week and a Christmas tree recycling day this Christmas to assist households with any extra waste they may have from the festive period.

Penrith Civic Centre and Library Branches Christmas and New Year hours

01 December 2019

The Penrith Civic Centre and St Marys Council Office will be closed during the Christmas and New Year holiday period from Wednesday 25 December 2019 to Wednesday 1 January 2020, with customer and Library services affected.

Council development leads by example

25 November 2019

Penrith City Council’s Soper Place development sets the pattern for others to follow, says Penrith Mayor Ross Fowler OAM.

Council wins two planning excellence awards

22 November 2019

Penrith Council has been recognised for excellence in planning by the Planning Institute Australia (NSW) after it received two awards for its Open Space Reinvestment Project in Erskine Park. The project was awarded the Best Planning Idea – Small Project, and the Hard Won Victory categories.

Mayoral Skills Summit

22 November 2019

Penrith City Council’s push to bring more jobs closer to home for residents received a boost when over 30 senior business leaders from industry, small business, universities, the training sector and government came together to collaborate at the Mayoral Skills Summit.

Pool fences save lives

19 November 2019

Penrith Council is issuing a warning about unfenced swimming pools and is calling on residents to ensure all pools – especially inflatable pools – are properly fenced off.

Home solar information night

14 November 2019

Penrith City Council is holding a home solar information night so residents can get impartial advice and information about the best systems for their properties.

Walk Against Domestic Violence

12 November 2019

Penrith will once again demonstrate its continuing commitment to ending domestic and family violence in our community with a Walk Against Domestic Violence on Sunday 24 November.

A night of Penrith Made

05 November 2019

It’s a night out with a difference. Council is hosting its first Penrith Producers evening at Triangle Park on Friday 22 November. From 5pm, local Penrith producers will be showcasing locally crafted brews and ciders, delicious foods and devilish desserts for everyone to taste and purchase.

Ripples wins coveted national award

05 November 2019

Ripples Leisure Centre has been awarded the 2019 National AUSTSWIM Recognised Swim Centre of the Year at the AUSTSWIM World Conference in October. 

New boat ramp improves access to river

31 October 2019

The new boat ramp at Tench Reserve has been officially opened today by the Hon. Senator for Western Sydney Marise Payne, Member for Lindsay Melissa McIntosh, State Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres and Penrith Mayor Ross Fowler OAM.

New park will deliver iconic CBD heart

31 October 2019

Penrith City Council is asking the community what its vision is for an iconic City Park to be created in the heart of the city centre.

Wayward trolleys impounded in blitz

30 October 2019

Penrith City Council has joined other Councils from across Western Sydney to rid the suburbs of unsightly abandoned shopping trolleys.

South Creek floodplain plan on show

30 October 2019

Penrith City Council is in the final stages of preparing a floodplain risk management study and plan for the South Creek floodplain, which stretches from Berkshire Park to Luddenham.

Costa returns to Real Festival

17 October 2019

Host of ABC TV’s Gardening Australia and Logie Award winner Costa Georgiadis returns to Penrith in November to share his passion for plants and people at this year’s Real Festival.

Unwind with Thursday Night Live

16 October 2019

There’s no excuse to stay in on a Thursday night with Penrith City Council’s new event, Thursday Night Live. For three consecutive Thursdays from 31 October to 14 November, Council is hosting a family-friendly evening out at Triangle Park for everyone to enjoy.

Celebrate your grandparents and older people

16 October 2019

Celebrate your grandparents, grand-friends, step grandparents, carers and the older people in your life at Penrith City Council’s free Grandparents Day on Sunday 27 October at Parker Street Reserve in King Street, Penrith between 10am and 1pm.

A world of flavour awaits at Real Festival

09 October 2019

Sydney’s best food trucks are serving up delicious food and exciting flavours from all around the world when Real Festival returns to the Nepean River from 1-2 November.