News

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

It’s a dire emergency if you’re not prepared

16 September 2019

Penrith City Council and the NSW State Emergency Service are calling on all residents to ensure they have up to date emergency plans in place.

Penrith’s Day of Peace celebration

13 September 2019

The 2019 Day of Peace will be held on Saturday 21 September from 9.30am – 1.30pm at the Mondo greenspace (between Westfield and the Joan).

New experience trails to drive visitor growth

13 September 2019

Penrith’s adventure attractions, natural features and high-quality food offerings are profiled in a series of new experience trails developed to entice visitors to explore more and stay longer in the region.

Council grant hits right chord

13 September 2019

Penrith Mayor Ross Fowler OAM has presented a grant for $2000 to the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Centre, a centre that uses music therapy to engage adults and children with a disability in new creative experiences.

Penrith roadway paved with glass

05 September 2019

Penrith City Council is paving one of its streets with glassphalt, an environmentally sustainable alternative to the traditional asphalt.

Vacation Care for the October school holidays

03 September 2019

With the next school holidays fast approaching, families are looking for ways to entertain the kids during term break.

Penrith Volunteer Expo

02 September 2019

Penrith City Council is holding a free Volunteer Expo on Wednesday 25 September from 10am-1pm in the Mondo Community Space outside the Penrith Civic Centre to celebrate local volunteering organisations.

High Street has a new vibe

30 August 2019

Penrith’s oldest shopping strip – High Street – is rejuvenated and Penrith City Council wants residents to come and explore what’s in store.

Free microchipping day for dog and cat owners

28 August 2019

Come down to Jamison Park on Saturday 28 September for Council’s free microchipping day! Between 9am and 12pm, you can have your pet microchipped, meet the Council Animal Services team, and speak to Greencross Vets – Coreen Ave.

Council’s coffee hit has a purpose

27 August 2019

Penrith’s latest coffee outlet is also providing vital training in the catering and food services industry for people with a disability.

Creative designs from young minds

27 August 2019

Year 5 students from Oxley Park Public School visited Council today (Monday 26 August) to share their ideas for a new playground design at Brian King Reserve in Oxley Park. The students presented their preferred design to Penrith Mayor Ross Fowler OAM.

Lock in hall hire for 2020 and 2021

27 August 2019

Applications are now open for community groups and businesses to secure a regular spot in a community centre or hall for 2020 and 2021 calendar years.

Electronic Waste Drop Off Day

21 August 2019

Grab your old, broken and unwanted electrical items and bring them down to Jamison Park for Council’s Electronic Waste Drop Off Day.

Open Mic Night Comes to St Marys

19 August 2019

Following on from two successful Open Mic Nights held in Penrith’s Triangle Park, an evening of outdoor music and performance is now slated for St Marys.

Plant a tree to celebrate your dad on Father’s Day

16 August 2019

Create a living legacy for your dad and give back to nature at the Trees for Dad community event in Penrith.

Penrith’s Wrap with Love Knit-In celebrates 10 years

06 August 2019

Penrith’s Wrap with Love Knit-In group celebrated their 10 year anniversary of knitting and crocheting wraps for local and international communities in need at Penrith City Library on Monday 5 August.

Discover your family history

29 July 2019

National Family History Month is an annual August event celebrating family history and genealogy by encouraging people to take a dive into their past to see where they come from.

Penrith scores as host of Youth Goalball World Cup

24 July 2019

Penrith is set to host the 2019 International Blind Sports Association (IBSA) Youth Goalball World Cup next month, and will become the first city in Australasia to host the sporting event.

DiG Space Mentorship and Residency Program concludes with the NepeanRIVR360

28 June 2019

The third round of the highly successful Digital (DiG) Space Mentorship and Residency Program has concluded with the delivery of an innovative and immersive project (NepeanRIVR360) that celebrates the natural beauty and social connectivity of the Nepean River.

Council trainee wins prestigious award

27 June 2019

One of Penrith Council’s 2018 trainees, Sarah Tracy, has won a prestigious award at the Ministers’ Awards for Women in Local Government. The awards celebrate the contribution of women to local government in NSW.

NAIDOC Week 2019 celebrations

24 June 2019

Penrith City Council and the NAIDOC planning committee are proud to once again host a fun and inclusive day of celebrations at Jamison Park on Friday 12 July between 9.30am and 3pm to celebrate NAIDOC Week.

Refugee Week 2019

23 June 2019

Penrith Multicultural Interagency held its annual Refugee Week Event on Wednesday 19 June at St Marys Corner with the aim to celebrate the courage and contributions of refugees past, present and future in our Local Government Area (LGA). Over 170 participants attended the event.

Community Newsletter

21 June 2019

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Partnership drives improved safety and access

12 June 2019

The reconstruction of O’Connell Street, Caddens from a rural road to a collector road that moves traffic from local streets to arterial roads, has been given the “tick of approval” with its reopening to traffic recently.

North Street car park open for business

06 June 2019

Penrith’s North Street car park is now open with 243 new car parking spaces close to the City Centre.

Grants available for local community groups

27 May 2019

Council is inviting local non-profit organisations and community groups to apply for small grants through the annual Community Assistance Program (CAP) to deliver activities, events or projects that strengthen the community, address community needs and improve opportunities for participation in Penrith City.

Celebrating Penrith’s volunteers

27 May 2019

In celebration of our local volunteers, Council held a Showcase morning tea on Friday 24 May where local organisations attended to present their work and describe “a day in the life of a volunteer” to peers and Councillors.

Cook Park Playground opening a success

24 May 2019

Council and local community members came together to celebrate the opening of Cook Park Playground in St Marys on Friday 17 May.

Council to plant 400 street trees in St Marys

21 May 2019

Council’s Living Places St Marys project will see around 400 street trees planted on nature strips across the southern section of St Marys during May and June.

Public exhibition of Council’s plans for 2019-20

10 May 2019

With the 2019-20 financial year fast approaching, Council would like to hear what our community thinks about our planned works, budget, fees and charges for the next 12 months.