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Penrith City Council buys 16 ha of industrial land in Emu Plains to boost local economy

10 June 2021

Penrith City Council today announces the purchase of 16.29 hectares of industrial land at 158-164 Old Bathurst Road, Emu Plains, to enhance local employment opportunities and stimulate the local economy.

Penrith Celebrates Make Music Day 2021

09 June 2021

For the second consecutive year, Penrith City Council will join the worldwide Make Music Day celebrations with two pop-up music performances on Sunday 20 June 2021.  

Penrith community empowered to never waste a chance to do the right thing with litter

09 June 2021

The harmful effects of littering to the environment, wildlife and the health of the community are still being felt with more than 25,000 tonnes of litter found in NSW each year.

Council invites feedback on place-based vision for Penrith

09 June 2021

Penrith City Council is inviting the community to help create great places across the City by providing feedback on two important strategies on public exhibition until 3 August 2021. 

Grants to strengthen community and transform places

08 June 2021

Penrith City Council is calling for artists and local non-profit and community groups to apply for the 2021 Magnetic  Places and Community Assistance Program (CAP) grants programs.

Council receives awards for innovative ideas

08 June 2021

Penrith City Council has been recognised for its forward-thinking projects, earning accolades at the 2021 NSW Local Government Excellence Awards.

Penrith City Council seeks hospitality operators for new dining venue on Nepean River

03 June 2021

Penrith City Council is seeking innovative food and beverage operators for a new café and restaurant at the soon to be refurbished historic Police Cottage on the Nepean River.

Council spruces up St Clair childcare centre

30 May 2021

Strauss Road Children’s Centre at St Clair is looking fresh and welcoming thanks to a substantial revamp by Penrith City Council.

Penrith Mayor unveils meaningful memorial plaque

28 May 2021

A new reflection bench at Victoria Park, St Marys has been decorated with a plaque honouring two founders of the Penrith City Australian National Servicemen’s Association (Nashos) – a plaque that Penrith Mayor Karen McKeown OAM was proud to unveil at an event over the weekend.

New traffic lights to signal completion of major road project

28 May 2021

Drivers and pedestrians will soon benefit from safer conditions as the Erskine Park Road upgrade nears completion.

Penrith City Council and the MCA to launch C3West’s female empowered exhibition Skirts with artist Linda Brescia

27 May 2021

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia’s (MCA) latest C3West initiative Skirts, opens Sunday 30 May in partnership with Penrith City Council.

Dunheved Road Upgrade on the horizon

23 May 2021

The Penrith community is a step closer to seeing work start on the highly anticipated Dunheved Road Upgrade after the Ordinary Meeting of Penrith City Council endorsed the awarding of the tender for site investigation, concept and detailed design.

Civic Centre lights up for Wear Orange Wednesday

19 May 2021

The Penrith Civic Centre will shine a shade of orange every night this week to reflect Penrith City Council’s gratitude for the tireless efforts of NSW State Emergency Service (SES) personnel.

Penrith City Council Celebrates its 150th Anniversary

18 May 2021

Penrith City Council has reached an important milestone – this year is the 150th anniversary of Penrith becoming a municipality.

New Live, Work, Play Grid comes to life in Kingswood

18 May 2021

Penrith City Council’s new 1.2km walking grid in Kingswood is coming to life thanks to support from the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s “Places to Love” program.

National Road Safety Week

18 May 2021

Road safety is a shared responsibility and this year during National Road Safety Week (16-23 May 2021), Transport for NSW is asking everyone to get involved, spread the word and consider what action they can take. 

It’s game on for cricketers at newly improved Rance Oval

18 May 2021

Players, officials and spectators are enjoying the enhanced facilities that Rance Oval at Werrington has to offer after its recent upgrade.

Oxley Park Public School receives award for going green

13 May 2021

Penrith City Council congratulates Oxley Park Public School on being recognised as a leader in sustainability.

Council to assist residents with flood-affected properties 

09 May 2021

Penrith City Council hopes to ease the burden of flood recovery for residents affected by the March 2021 flood crisis by waiving Development Application (DA) fees on flood-affected properties.

Council’s draft Operational Plan, Fees and Charges open to feedback

05 May 2021

Penrith City Council is asking the community for feedback on its Draft Delivery Program (2017-22) & Draft 2021-22 Operational Plan (including Draft 2021-22 Fees & Charges) which contains planned works, budget, fees and charges for the next 12 months.

Regatta Park Kiosk one step closer

04 May 2021

The transformation of Regatta Park at the Nepean River is one step closer with the Development Application (DA) for a new kiosk formally submitted for assessment.

ParkPenrith app simplifies parking in the CBD

30 April 2021

Penrith City Council is reminding residents that finding a parking space in and around the CBD is easy thanks to Council’s real-time, high-tech parking management system available via a mobile phone app.

Penrith Council praises rural communities for quick adoption of Penrith’s progressive bin service

30 April 2021

Penrith City Council congratulates Penrith’s rural communities for adopting Council’s progressive 3-bin waste service 21 months ago.

Review of Environmental Factors for Regatta Park

28 April 2021

Penrith City Council, with grant funding from the NSW and Australian Governments, is delivering the new $24 million recreational precinct at Regatta Park and a Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for the project is now open for community input and feedback.

Mayoral Charity Golf Day donation to provide support for The Haven

27 April 2021

Penrith City Council is pleased to announce a donation of $7,853 will go to The Haven – Nepean Women’s Shelter following a hugely successful Mayoral Charity Golf Day.

Llandilo residents invited to develop a local plan for a resilient, connected and thriving community

26 April 2021

Penrith City Council will work with residents in Llandilo to develop a community plan for the area based on what locals love about their neighbourhood and how Council and other services can support a thriving, resilient community.

Council’s plan of action to support youth

21 April 2021

Ensuring young people in Penrith are given every opportunity to be happy, healthy and productive is a key objective of Penrith City Council’s new Youth Action Plan.

Plant a tree for your mum this Mother’s Day

20 April 2021

Penrith City Council’s annual Trees for Mum community tree planting event returns for its twelfth year on Sunday 9 May at Grey Gums Reserve in Cranebrook.

Panthers Netball stars ready, raring to go for 2021 season

16 April 2021

Penrith City Council has wished the Panthers Netball Premier League players the very best for the 2021 season at a season launch event held by Council.

Your chance to reimagine ageing

13 April 2021

Penrith City Council’s Reimagine Ageing Festival challenges the myth that growing old means slowing down.