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Plant a tree for Dad on Father’s Day

09 August 2022

If you’re looking for something to gift Dad for Father’s Day, Penrith City Council’s annual Trees for Dad community tree planting event returns for its 4th year on Sunday 4 September at Corio Drive Reserve in St Clair, where community members are invited to plant trees and shrubs in celebration and honour of Dad.

New amenities building for Ched Towns Reserve

07 August 2022

Construction is underway to replace the existing Ched Towns Reserve amenities building in Glenmore Park with a new facility.

Gipps Street Recreation Precinct to start construction

03 August 2022

A sod turning by Penrith Mayor Tricia Hitchen and Penrith City Council’s General Manager Warwick Winn at the 32-hectare Gipps Street Recreation Precinct has signalled the official start of the multi-million-dollar project.

Local Celebration Awards 2022 recipients revealed 

02 August 2022

The recipients of Penrith City Council’s annual Local Celebration Awards – which shine a light on dedicated, selfless and inspirational people in Penrith – were announced at Council’s Ordinary Meeting last week.

Library services accelerate as Council launches second EV

31 July 2022

Community members of the Penrith Local Government Area (LGA) now have easier access to Penrith City Council’s library services thanks to a new member of the team.

Council celebrates International Friendship Day

19 July 2022

To celebrate this year’s International Friendship Day on Saturday 30 July, Penrith City Council will reflect on its longstanding relationships with cities in the United Kingdom, Japan, China and Korea.

Working together on the ground

14 July 2022

Penrith City Council staff and Resilience NSW have been on the ground at a recovery hub established by Council in Londonderry and Wallacia, the two areas hit hardest by this month's floods, to support residents through the recovery process. 

Budget set to propel Penrith into the future

11 July 2022

The Penrith Local Government Area is undergoing a period of major transformation and Penrith City Council’s latest budget highlights the importance of creating a liveable, connected, active, accessible, and sustainable City for the future.

Winter isn’t time to hibernate with new programs from Ripples

09 July 2022

While the weather may have cooled down, Council’s fitness and aquatics team are ramping up their operations with a suite of new service offerings to the community.

Council endorses Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2022-2026

30 June 2022

Penrith City Council has finalised its Disability Inclusion Action Plan for 2022-2026 and is ready to begin the Plan’s implementation over the next four years.

Council commits to innovative road reconstruction plan

28 June 2022

Penrith City Council is breaking new ground with a commitment to use recycled glass in all future road works.

Peach Tree and Lower Surveyors Creeks flood study

23 June 2022

Penrith City Council is preparing a Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan for the Peach Tree and Lower Surveyors Creeks and wants to receive local knowledge so the information used to undertake the study is as accurate as possible.

Council honours local legends

20 June 2022

Residents of the Penrith Local Government Area will be able to learn more about the City’s rich history at a central reserve and popular playspace as Council honours the work of local legends.

Renewing the heart of Kingswood through Streets as Shared Spaces

14 June 2022

Penrith City Council is piloting new, innovative ideas to create vibrant local streets, paths and public spaces in the heart of Kingswood.

Penrith Council plants 10,000 plants with Greening Australia and Amazon Australia

14 June 2022

Penrith City Council has partnered with Amazon Australia and Greening Australia to plant 10,000 native trees, shrubs grasses and wildflowers in the Penrith Local Government Area (LGA).

Council to celebrate NAIDOC 2022 with a special community event

09 June 2022

Penrith City Council is proud to once again host a fun and inclusive day of celebrations for NAIDOC Week on Thursday 7 July, between 10am and 4pm at Jamison Park.

Council to waive sportsground hire fees for winter season

06 June 2022

Penrith City Council understands the challenges sporting clubs across the City are facing this winter season and will show its support by waiving sportsground hire fees for use of natural grass fields.

Record numbers as the streets of Penrith and St Marys opened up

06 June 2022

The Open Streets Penrith and St Marys Lights Up event series attracted over 24,000 attendees during the month of May. These newly developed series of events opened the streets for the community to enjoy Penrith and St Marys in a way they had never experienced before.

Council lights up Penrith’s sportsgrounds

31 May 2022

Penrith City Council has installed new LED floodlighting at eight sportsgrounds across the City, with a further six projects underway or planned to begin this year.

Grant funding available for local community organisations

22 May 2022

Penrith City Council is opening two grant funding programs in May and is inviting local non-profit organisations and community groups to apply. Applications are now open for grants under the ClubGRANTS program, and Community Assistance Program (CAP) grants.

Beloved Trees for Mum event celebrates successful 15 years

16 May 2022

Penrith mums, grandmothers, aunts, and mother figures have been celebrated and honoured with a special Trees for Mum event held by Penrith City Council’s Bushcare team on Mother's Day.

Take the pledge for driver safety

15 May 2022

Penrith City Council is urging community members to take care on our roads and take the pledge to 'drive so others survive' in recognition of National Road Safety Week (15-22 May).

Bill Ball Oval next to receive amenities building upgrade

15 May 2022

Penrith Cricket Club and Penrith Junior Cricket Association will soon be able to enjoy a new amenities building at Bill Ball Oval in Cook Park, St Marys, with construction set to begin this month.

Council calls on residents to help shape our City into the future  

12 May 2022

Penrith City Council invites the community to the public exhibition of key strategic planning documents that outline its vision for the Penrith LGA. 

Fun and festivities enliven the streets of Penrith and St Marys

09 May 2022

The streets of Penrith and St Marys were bustling with festivities and community spirit over the weekend for the launch of Open Streets Penrith and St Marys Lights Up - a series of free events that will continue throughout the month of May with a changing line-up of performers each week.

Seven playspaces to be transformed across the City

08 May 2022

Penrith City Council will begin upgrades to playspaces across the City this month.

National Road Safety Week

05 May 2022

As families grow, it’s not unusual for parents and carers to move child seats around the car to accommodate kids of different ages.  

Endeavouring to help residents save on energy bills

03 May 2022

Penrith City Council is excited to announce that an Energy Concierge service is being brought to our community, to provide advice that will offer support and cost-saving solutions for residents.

New amenities building for Mark Leece Sporting Complex

02 May 2022

Penrith City Council has completed the construction of a new amenities building at Mark Leece Sporting Complex in St Clair.

Public artwork shines light on City’s resilience

22 April 2022

Community members are stopping to admire a vibrant, new piece of art in the Penrith CBD which has a heartwarming meaning behind it.