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Community Newsletter

21 March 2019

The latest Community Newsletter is available for download...

Open mic night for local performers

18 March 2019

To celebrate Council’s new Street Performers Policy, we’re holding a free open mic night for local buskers and street performers, right in the heart of Penrith.

Sydney Writers Festival comes to Penrith

18 March 2019

Sydney Writers Festival is once again heading west for Penrith Library's premium author event of the year!

Upcoming Road Closures

13 March 2019

Please note the upcoming road closures that will be in place for the Penrith CBD Festival on Saturday 16 March 2019.

Free microchipping day for pet owners

11 March 2019

Come down to Jamison Park on Saturday 23 March 2019 for Council’s free microchipping day.

Local musicians to take the stage

06 March 2019

Music by the River is back again on Sunday 17 March 2019 from 11am-4pm.

Council reminds residents about pool safety

28 February 2019

Inflatable pools may take only moments to set up but could cause a lifetime of pain, as children aged under five continue to be over-represented in drowning statistics.

New online experience at Penrith Library

26 February 2019

Round two of Council’s prestigious DiG Creative Space Program has finished and the result is the innovative Fox Tales online platform, which was launched at Penrith Library on Monday 25 February.

New conference centre just the ticket for tourism

25 February 2019

Penrith’s future as a leading business event destination has been given a boost with the official announcement that the Western Sydney Community and Convention Centre will be developed at the Penrith Panthers site.

Free clean up events

21 February 2019

Why wait until Spring to have a good clean out around the house? Autumn is the perfect time to get cleaning, especially with Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday 3 March.

Grant funding upgrades lighting at The Kingsway Playing Fields

19 February 2019

Penrith Mayor Ross Fowler OAM today accepted $500,000 in Community Sport Infrastructure Grant Scheme funding for The Kingsway playing fields from Senator for Western Sydney, Senator the Hon Marise Payne and Minister for Sport, Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie.

New amenities for Mark Leece Sports Complex

17 February 2019

A new amenities building will be constructed to service all users of Mark Leece Sporting Complex, thanks to grant funding through the Greater Sydney Sports Facility Fund.

Council acknowledges National Apology Day

13 February 2019

Penrith City Council today acknowledged the 11th anniversary of the National Apology to Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a ceremony at the Civic Centre.

Digital infrastructure to deliver for Penrith

12 February 2019

Technology players big and small gathered in Penrith last week to discuss the digital future of Western Sydney and ensure the benefits of new technology are maximised for local communities.

Free outdoor cinema screening

12 February 2019

This Saturday enjoy a free outdoor cinema screening of Mamma Mia! and relax under the stars without spending a cent - not a bad thing after school holidays.

Wharf precinct to further enhance Nepean River

12 February 2019

The Penrith community will soon enjoy an even greater selection of vibrant green spaces and recreational facilities along the banks of the Nepean River, including a new wharf precinct at Tench Reserve.

Mulgoa Road upgrade starts

12 February 2019

Major work on the upgrade of Mulgoa/Castlereagh Roads between Union Road and Museum Drive, including the upgrade of the Jane Street intersection is now underway.

Penrith Library gets a facelift

06 February 2019

Change is afoot at Penrith Library. Since late last year, Penrith City Council has been working to modernise the facility.

Love your life at the Reimagine Ageing Festival

23 January 2019

Penrith Council believes that ‘old’ is just a state of mind, which is why we hold the Reimagine Ageing Festival every year.

Bold vision for Regatta Park soon to become a reality

23 January 2019

The Penrith community’s vision for better access to the beautiful Nepean River is one step closer, following today’s $24 million funding announcement for upgrades to Regatta Park.

Outstanding citizens recognised

23 January 2019

Penrith City Council has bestowed the Australia Day Awards honours to outstanding locals in recognition of their contribution to the City.

Phone Council before you fill!

16 January 2019

Thinking of levelling your land or filling in areas of your property? Phone Council before you fill!

We're mowing as fast as we can

16 January 2019

The recent rain has made it impossible for us to mow our 428ha of parks, 340ha of sportsgrounds and 235ha of community land as often as usual, but we know it's a priority!

Stay up to date with emergency information

02 January 2019

Know where to look for information about local bushfires, floods and other emergencies.

Penrith New West is The Edge of Tomorrow

11 December 2018

Council’s bold vision for the lifestyle and economic prosperity of the region was officially unveiled at the launch of Penrith New West – The Edge of Tomorrow late last month, with guest speaker Dr Tim Williams, Australasia Cities Leader at ARUP.

Extra bin collections over Christmas

10 December 2018

Penrith Council is providing extra bin collections this Christmas to assist households with any extra waste they may have from the festive period.

Trackless trams for Penrith?

10 December 2018

David Borger, Western Sydney Director of the Sydney Business Chamber, proposed the question – could trackless trams be a reality in Penrith?

Health plan for Penrith

09 December 2018

The Penrith Health Action Plan has been extended after key health providers and Penrith Council met to endorse the partnership through to 2020, formalising their commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of local residents.

Council recognised in Excellence in the Environment Awards

09 December 2018

Penrith Council was recognised in two categories of the prestigious Local Government NSW Excellence in the Environment Awards, announced at Sydney Olympic Park on Monday 3 December.

Penrith history calendar coming soon

04 December 2018

Did you know that Penrith was once home to the world walking champion? Do you remember when the Emu Plains rail underpass opened? (Spoiler alert – it was 1989). Brush up on your local history with the 2019 Penrith history calendar.