News

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

Penrith’s community left in the dark on rail

27 February 2020

Two years on from the announcement of a new Metro line connecting the Western Sydney Airport with the existing Western rail line at St Marys and details about the project are ambiguous and unclear.

Penrith leads the way to Cool the City

19 February 2020

Penrith City Council’s Cooling the City Masterclass and Homes and Heat community talk held on Tuesday, as part of its Cooling the City strategy, has been hailed a runaway success.

Council receives Green Grid Grant

18 February 2020

Penrith Mayor, Ross Fowler OAM today announced that Council has received a $400,000 grant to develop a Green Grid Strategy for Penrith.

Council staff on duty with Bushfire Assist

12 February 2020

Penrith City Council has been recognised by the Australian Army at its employer appreciation event at Holsworthy Barracks for the services of Army Reservists on staff at Council.

New data underscores relationship between development and urban heat

11 February 2020

Interim results from Council’s project with Western Sydney University (WSU) to collect heat data from 120 heat sensors over summer is already scientifically proving the relationship between development and urban heat.

Reimagine Ageing Festival

04 February 2020

The Reimagine Ageing Festival is back and kicks off on Thursday 13 February for seven weeks with a series of workshops available for free registration.

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.