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

Cranebrook Bush Food Trail opens on Great West Walk

22 May 2024

Works along the Great West Walk at Cranebrook are now complete, with Penrith City Council’s collaboration with Nepean Community & Neighbourhood Services and local Aboriginal organisation Muru-Mittigar concluding with an educational bush food trail.

Field upgrades a win for The Kingsway

21 May 2024

Penrith City Council has completed vital upgrades to the turf and irrigation system at The Kingsway Playing Fields in Werrington.

Council launches new campaign to promote diversity and inclusion

19 May 2024

Penrith City Council is shining the spotlight on the diverse abilities and achievements of individuals within the community, with a new campaign called "One Community, Many Abilities”.

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

19 May 2024

Penrith continues to significantly increase its green canopy with an additional 10,000 plants in Kingswood and North St Marys as part of Greening Australia’s Nature in Cities tree planting program.

Adopt a Tree program sees all trees homed

16 May 2024

Another 240 trees will be planted in Penrith by residents as part of Penrith City Council’s Adopt a Tree program that was held over the weekend.

Erskine Park's transformed oasis at Capella Reserve

16 May 2024

The natural beauty of Capella Reserve in Erskine Park has been revitalised by Penrith City Council.

Penrith Council hosts hospitality industry forum

15 May 2024

Council recently invited local businesses across the hospitality industry to share firsthand insights into the challenges they are facing in the current operating environment.

Thomas Smith Reserve named after early Penrith settler

12 May 2024

Penrith City Council has unveiled the newly renamed Thomas Smith Reserve in Thornton, honouring the contributions of the early Penrith settler, Thomas Smith. The reserve is located at 86-94 Empire Circuit, near Smith's former residence, Thornton Hall.

Actor and radio personality Andrew Daddo to emcee Penrith’s Mayoral Charity Fundraiser

09 May 2024

Well-known Australian actor, author, television, and radio personality Andrew Daddo will be hosting Penrith’s Mayoral Charity Fundraiser at St Marys Leagues Club on Friday, 21 June 2024.

Penrith Mayor welcomes road funding

06 May 2024

Penrith City Council welcomes the much-needed funding announced by the Australian Government for investment into Western Sydney roads and transport.

Penrith City Council supports National Road Safety Week, 5-12 May

06 May 2024

Penrith City Council, as a key supporter and promoter of this year’s National Road Safety Week, is encouraging residents to take a pledge to ‘Drive So That Others Survive!’ 

Relief for Local Businesses

30 April 2024

Penrith City Council has committed to supporting local businesses as the cost-of-living and economic pressures make operating hospitality business difficult.

Council endorses St Marys Town Centre Place Plan

30 April 2024

Penrith City Council’s plans for the future of St Marys have taken another exciting step forward with the St Marys Town Centre Place Plan finalised.

Hospitality industry forum

28 April 2024

Penrith Mayor Todd Carney is pleased to announce that Penrith City Council will be hosting a Hospitality Industry Forum which will allow local businesses to come together to discuss the hospitality sector.

A sweet outdoor cinema experience at City Park

24 April 2024

Penrith City Council is excited to present a night of outdoor entertainment for families in Penrith on Saturday 4 May at Cinema in the Park!   

Penrith City Council sells 16 ha of industrial land to boost local jobs

24 April 2024

Penrith City Council has sold 158-164 Old Bathurst Road, Emu Plains to Akura and its capital partners (trading as Emu Plains Developments Pty Ltd), who will deliver Council’s vision to boost local employment with an industrial subdivision on the site.

St Marys Central Park one step closer

24 April 2024

Penrith City Council has reached an exciting milestone in the transformation of the St Marys Town Centre, with the awarding of the landscape design contract for St Marys Central Park.

Nursery upgrade to help support a greener City

22 April 2024

Penrith City Council is upgrading its Nursery to support the greening of our City thanks to a $5.06 million grant through the NSW Government’s Western Sydney Infrastructure Grants Program.

Adopt a free tree from Penrith City Council

22 April 2024

Penrith residents are invited to register for a free tree from Penrith City Council with the return of the successful Adopt a Tree program on Saturday 11 May at The Kingsway Playing Fields.

Plant a tree for Mum on Mother’s Day

19 April 2024

Penrith’s beloved Trees for Mum event is celebrating seventeen years this Mother’s Day.

Mini Makers make the holidays fun

15 April 2024

Make the most of these school holidays and join us for Mini Makers!    

Chemical cleanout returns in May

15 April 2024

Penrith City Council is pleased to announce the return of its popular annual Chemical CleanOut event on Saturday 4 May and Sunday 5 May from 9:00am to 3:30pm.

New playspace opens in Jamisontown reserve named in honour of local Max Baker

10 April 2024

Penrith City Council has officially opened a new playspace in the renamed Max Baker Reserve in Jamisontown.

Have your say on the future use of Ron Mulock Oval

27 March 2024

Penrith City Council is inviting feedback from the community about the use of Ron Mulock Oval in Thornton.

Traffic conditions improved along Great Western Highway

27 March 2024

Drivers will benefit from better traffic flow and safer conditions along the Great Western Highway in Emu Plains, with an upgrade to the road now complete.

Come along to Penrith Producers by the Nepean River

20 March 2024

Unwind, eat, discover and play at Penrith Producers on Sunday 24 March 2024 at Tench Reserve, Jamisontown (Nepean River) between 9am-2pm.

Council seeks Expressions of Interest for new Gipps Street sports facilities

18 March 2024

Penrith City Council is encouraging local sporting clubs and associations to submit their Expressions of Interest (EOI) for use of the new sports facilities in the Gipps Street Recreation Precinct.

Celebrate Harmony Week at free multicultural event, Culture Fusion

11 March 2024

Celebrate Harmony Week at Culture Fusion, a fun free multicultural event on Saturday 23 March 2024, hosted by Penrith City Council.

New skate park and water play for Penrith this year

07 March 2024

Local families, teenagers and young children will have more exciting spaces to enjoy when the Gipps Street Recreation Precinct opens this year.

Nominations now open for 2024 Local Celebration Awards

05 March 2024

The Local Celebration Awards program is Penrith City Council’s opportunity to shine a light on the unsung heroes in our community.