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NSW Teachers Retracing Steps of the Anzacs
24 Sep 2017
NSW Teachers Retracing Steps of the Anzacs
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith invites history teachers from across Penrith to walk the battlefields and trenches of the Western Front as part of the 2018 Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship tour. 
2018, Year Of The Rose: Tropfest Calls For Entries
23 Sep 2017
2018, Year Of The Rose: Tropfest Calls For Entries
Tropfest 2018 to focus on diversity and representation.

The world’s largest short film festival, Tropfest Australia, is calling for entries, encouraging submissions from filmmakers that showcase Australia’s vibrancy and diversity. 
Boxing Day Shopping Boost for Businesses and Shoppers
21 Sep 2017
Boxing Day Shopping Boost for Businesses and Shoppers
Penrith and Mulgoa businesses are set to benefit from a NSW Government decision to continue Boxing Day sales across NSW. 
Airport Community Consultation Deeply Flawed
17 Sep 2017
Airport Community Consultation Deeply Flawed
An independent assessment has shown the Turnbull Government's community consultation for Badgerys Creek Airport is flawed. 
Into the Archives - Do you know these people?
17 Sep 2017
Into the Archives - Do you know these people?
Do you know these people?

Help us unravel the past and dig up the future! 
Funding Now Available for Anzac Community Projects
16 Sep 2017
Funding Now Available for Anzac Community Projects
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith, called for applications in the latest round of the Community War Memorials Fund (CWMF) and the Anzac Community Grants Program (ACGP). 
Cavalcade of Fashion Fabulous Fifties
15 Sep 2017
Cavalcade of Fashion Fabulous Fifties
“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only…fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” Coco Channel 
Worlds Fastest Violinist - Morning Melodies at The Joan
12 Sep 2017
Worlds Fastest Violinist - Morning Melodies at The Joan
Beyond the Danube is a spectacular show featuring a combination of international guest artists, musicians of the highest acclaim and led by the world’s fastest violinist, Vov Dylan, in a show that will delight fans of classical and popular music of all ages. 
Spoken Four – Some of the World’s Best Slam Poets Head to Penrith
10 Sep 2017
Spoken Four – Some of the World’s Best Slam Poets Head to Penrith
Philip Wilcox (Aus) + Ian Keteku (Canada) + Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa (Aus) + Arielle Cottingham (USA) + DJ 
Penrith Student to Tour Key Anzac Battlegrounds
9 Sep 2017
Penrith Student to Tour Key Anzac Battlegrounds
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith yesterday joined Mr Mark Long, Principal of Penrith High School to announce that the school has been selected via a ballot to participate in the 2018 Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship. 
New Service Commences to Support Vulnerable Families in Penrith
8 Sep 2017
New Service Commences to Support Vulnerable Families in Penrith
A new evidence-based family support program in Penrith has now commenced giving vulnerable families the chance to develop a safe home environment for their children. 
Funding to Support Community Volunteers in NSW
8 Sep 2017
Funding to Support Community Volunteers in NSW
Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and New South Wales Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant announced $250,000 for training community volunteers to provide assistance when disasters strike. 
Easing the Cost of Living for Households and Small Business
8 Sep 2017
Easing the Cost of Living for Households and Small Business
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith welcomes the announcement that the nation’s most comprehensive energy relief package will ease the cost of living for eligible households and small businesses. 
Local Youth Encouraged to Apply for the NSW Youth Advisory Council
7 Sep 2017
Local Youth Encouraged to Apply for the NSW Youth Advisory Council
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith recently announced applications for the 2018 NSW Youth Advisory Council (YAC) are now open. 
Penrith Wins with More Out of School Hours Care Places
3 Sep 2017
Penrith Wins with More Out of School Hours Care Places
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith and Sarah Mitchell, Minister for Early Childhood Education visited Kingswood Park Public School and Samuel Terry Public School to announce funding to support new Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) services. 
Penrith and St Marys Domestic Violence Victims now on a Safer Pathway
2 Sep 2017
Penrith and St Marys Domestic Violence Victims now on a Safer Pathway
Domestic and family violence victims living in the Penrith and St Marys Local Area Commands (LACs) will now have a single contact point to access the support they need with the commencement of a new Safer Pathway site this month. 
Celestino and Penrith Performing & Visual Arts, Partners in Creativity – Engaging a new Generation
31 Aug 2017
Celestino and Penrith Performing & Visual Arts, Partners in Creativity – Engaging a new Generation
The partnership between Penrith Performing & Visual Arts and Celestino goes from strength to strength, continuing to enable students from economically disadvantaged areas to experience world quality theatrical experiences at their local performing arts centre. 
State Representative Award
30 Aug 2017
State Representative Award
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith calls on the community to nominate a talented local for a NSW Government State Representative Award. 
Make a Plan to do Something Fun and Different
27 Aug 2017
Make a Plan to do Something Fun and Different
A round up of what’s on at The Joan and Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest. 
How to Switch to the NBN
27 Aug 2017
How to Switch to the NBN
The National Broadband Network (NBN) is coming to every Australian home, but how can you switch to it and what do you need to know? Here's our simple, jargon-free explanation. 
Hearing Awareness Week
26 Aug 2017
Hearing Awareness Week
Hearing Awareness Week ends this weekend, and if this is the first time you heard it mentioned you might need a hearing check! 
Penrith Teachers to Receive Skills Development
26 Aug 2017
Penrith Teachers to Receive Skills Development
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith recently announced that Primary school teachers in Penrith will get assistance to further develop their classroom skills to benefit their students with funding provided through the NSW Government’s Quality Teaching, Successful Students initiative. 
Bell Shakespeare at The Joan
26 Aug 2017
Bell Shakespeare at The Joan
All that glistens is not gold; Often have you heard that told. Act 2 Scene 7

It’s hard to imagine a world without Shakespeare. For centuries, his plays and sonnets have travelled the globe. Whether you love or loathe the Bard there’s no denying his place as one of the greatest writers in the English language. 
New Program Ensures Seniors Stay in the Game
25 Aug 2017
New Program Ensures Seniors Stay in the Game
Seniors across NSW are being encouraged to take part in an exciting new low impact sporting initiative to help them stay active and connected in their communities. 
Nepean Blue Mountains Welcome 10 New Police Officers
25 Aug 2017
Nepean Blue Mountains Welcome 10 New Police Officers
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith welcomes the 10 new probationary constables who have joined Local Area Commands in the Nepean/Blue Mountains following Fridays attestation parade of Class of 331. 
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