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TAFE NSW helping plug nursing skills shortage
7 Mar 2021
TAFE NSW helping plug nursing skills shortage
The Federal Government’s JobTrainer initiative is helping plug the critical shortage of nurses in NSW, giving locals an opportunity to enrol in a fee-free nursing course at TAFE NSW. 
Robert Rayner Recognised With A Nsw Government Award
6 Mar 2021
Robert Rayner Recognised With A Nsw Government Award
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today presented Mr Robert Rayner with a NSW Government Community Service to recognize his contribution to our local community. 
Penrith Students are the Next Generation of Creators and Innovators
6 Mar 2021
Penrith Students are the Next Generation of Creators and Innovators
The 400 best inventions, designs, performances, writings and artworks of 2020 HSC students are on display across five exhibitions for the public to enjoy. 
Keep an Eye Out for a Pride of Lions Cleaning Up in the Local Community this Weekend!
5 Mar 2021
Keep an Eye Out for a Pride of Lions Cleaning Up in the Local Community this Weekend!
It’s Lions Awareness Day this weekend and many volunteers across the country will be out in their community celebrating, including over 100 Lions Clubs who are hosting Clean Up Australia Day events. 
NSW Government Helps Deliver $100 Million Nepean River Precinct
4 Mar 2021
NSW Government Helps Deliver $100 Million Nepean River Precinct
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith this week joined Minister for Local Government, Shelly Hancock MP to showcase the NSW Governments massive investment in the Nepean River precinct. 
Graffiti Removal Day 2019
1 Mar 2021
Graffiti Removal Day 2019
Graffiti vandalism costs New South Wales over $300 million per year. Since Graffiti Removal Day was established in 2012, volunteers have removed 141,000sqm of graffiti, saving our community about $10.40 million. 
Penrith Community Called to Action for Graffiti Removal Day 2021
25 Feb 2021
Penrith Community Called to Action for Graffiti Removal Day 2021
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith encourages locals and community groups to pick up a brush and ‘love where they live’ as the State marks Graffiti Removal Day for 2021. 
Penrith to be Better Prepared for Flooding
20 Feb 2021
Penrith to be Better Prepared for Flooding
Penrith will be better prepared for future flood events after the announcement of over $358,000 dollars for two projects as part of an additional $2.34 million in funding to assist local councils understand and manage the risk posed by floods. 
Keep an Eye Out for a Pride of Lions in Your Local Community Next Month
19 Feb 2021
Keep an Eye Out for a Pride of Lions in Your Local Community Next Month
From recent droughts and bushfires to the spread of COVID-19, it’s been a challenging time for our country, but the spirit of community service continues to shine. 
Funding Boost to Help Restore Glenbrook Tunnel
17 Feb 2021
Funding Boost to Help Restore Glenbrook Tunnel
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith yesterday announced that the NSW Government will provide $1.5 million for the restoration of the historic Glenbrook Tunnel as part of its COVID-19 stimulus program. 
$1.5 Million to Restore Former Police Cottage
17 Feb 2021
$1.5 Million to Restore Former Police Cottage
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith yesterday announced that the NSW Government will provide $1.5 million to help fund the historic former Police Cottage in Emu Plains as part of its COVID-19 stimulus program. 
First Pfizer Vaccine Doses Arrive in Australia
15 Feb 2021
First Pfizer Vaccine Doses Arrive in Australia
More than 142,000 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COZVID-19 vaccine have arrived at Sydney airport in a major milestone in Australia’s response to the pandemic. 
Improving Penrith Preschools in 2021
10 Feb 2021
Improving Penrith Preschools in 2021
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith welcomes the announcement that preschools and day care centres across the state will be able to improve their services, with more than $11 million through the NSW Government’s Quality Learning Environments (QLE) grants 
66 New Intern Doctors for Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District
7 Feb 2021
66 New Intern Doctors for Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith welcomes the 66 intern doctors who have started working in the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District, launching a new phase in their careers. 
Contract Awarded for 750 Additional Commuter Car Parking Spaces at Emu Plains Station
6 Feb 2021
Contract Awarded for 750 Additional Commuter Car Parking Spaces at Emu Plains Station
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today announced that the contract to design and build the new 750 additional car parking spaces for public transport customers at Emu Plains Station has been awarded to Stephen Edwards Constructions Pty Ltd. 
Community Service Award - Mr Terry Rae
5 Feb 2021
Community Service Award - Mr Terry Rae
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today presented Mr Terry Rae of Kingswood with a NSW Government Community Service award in recognition and appreciation of his contribution to the Penrith community. 
Emergency Services Now Utilise what3words Location Service
3 Feb 2021
Emergency Services Now Utilise what3words Location Service
The Emergency+ app displays a Triple Zero (000) caller’s current what3words address so they can easily give Australian emergency services their exact location and receive help quickly. 
Quality of Life Mayoral Reference Group to be expanded and extended to December 2022
31 Jan 2021
Quality of Life Mayoral Reference Group to be expanded and extended to December 2022
The Quality of Life Mayoral Reference Group was first established by Blue Mountains City Council in March 2016 to provide a platform for the community to engage with Council on the proposed Western Sydney Airport. 
Local Land Services and Landcare NSW Stronger Together
29 Jan 2021
Local Land Services and Landcare NSW Stronger Together
Landcarers across NSW will continue to benefit from the thriving partnership between Local Land Services (LLS) and Landcare NSW, after the two organisations refreshed and re-signed their Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). 
Lighting Upgrade for Dukes Oval
28 Jan 2021
Lighting Upgrade for Dukes Oval
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith announced that a lighting upgrade will be made at Dukes Oval, Emu Plains thanks to a NSW grant $160,000 to Penrith City Council through the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund. 
Australia approves Pfizer vaccine
25 Jan 2021
Australia approves Pfizer vaccine
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has provisionally approved the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use in Australia. 
Be a mate to our furry friends in the heat
25 Jan 2021
Be a mate to our furry friends in the heat
RSPCA NSW is urging all pet owners to keep their pets cool, hydrated, and safe this summer. 
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