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Penrith’s 2019 Local Woman of the Year
22 Mar 2019
Penrith’s 2019 Local Woman of the Year
Sharon Levy of The Haven – Nepean Women’s Shelter was recently recognised at the 2019 NSW Women of the Year Awards breakfast ceremony at the ICC Sydney as the Penrith Local Woman of the Year and Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith presented her with her award. 
A Colonial Wedding 1788-1880
20 Mar 2019
A Colonial Wedding 1788-1880
Join the Friends of Penrith Regional Gallery for A Colonial Wedding 1788-1880 – a Cavalcade of History and Fashion themed talk and display of Colonial Australian wedding dresses. 
National Close the Gap Day is March 21
18 Mar 2019
National Close the Gap Day is March 21
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people still face unequal health outcomes. On average, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people die more than 10 years younger than other Australians. 
Marriage: Love and Law
16 Mar 2019
Marriage: Love and Law
Exhibition showcases Australia’s unfolding drama of love, lust, law and marriage, from 30 March to 16 June 2019.
 
The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre Presents Possum Magic
13 Mar 2019
The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre Presents Possum Magic
For more than 30 years, Mem Fox’s Possum Magic has captivated and enchanted young people all over Australia. Now, audiences can experience the magic for themselves when Monkey Baa brings their brand-new stage adaptation of a great Australian classic to The Joan on 9 & 10 April. 
I Want To Know What Love Is - The Joan
10 Mar 2019
I Want To Know What Love Is - The Joan
“Anthropologists have found evidence of romantic love in 170 societies. They’ve never found a society that did not have it.”
- Helen fisher, The Brain in Love - 
New Acute Mental Health Service for Young People to be Built at Nepean
5 Mar 2019
New Acute Mental Health Service for Young People to be Built at Nepean
Nepean Hospital will host the State’s newest specialist mental health unit for children and young people needing intensive mental health support. 
Supporting Penrith SES
3 Mar 2019
Supporting Penrith SES
Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant and Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres have announced a $10,000 grant for new equipment for the Penrith SES Unit. 
$30k Boost for Penrith Symphony Orchestra’s 2019 Program
2 Mar 2019
$30k Boost for Penrith Symphony Orchestra’s 2019 Program
Penrith Symphony Orchestra's 2019 program has been supported by investment of $30,000 from the NSW Government, Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres and Minister for the Arts Don Harwin announced this week. 
New Upgrades Announced for Penrith Public Schools
2 Mar 2019
New Upgrades Announced for Penrith Public Schools
Hundreds of local families will benefit from the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government’s record investment in education, with new upgrades announced for Kingswood South, York and Kingswood Park public schools. 
American Express Openair Cinemas Bondi Announces Last Screenings
1 Mar 2019
American Express Openair Cinemas Bondi Announces Last Screenings
The curtains close on the Sydney run on 3rd March, with a special closing night screening of Best Picture winner: Green Book. 
Local Projects to Tackle Youth Unemployment
28 Feb 2019
Local Projects to Tackle Youth Unemployment
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today announced six organisations have been identified to deliver government-supported programs to help young people into work in the Penrith and Blue Mountains areas. 
Locals Shine in Short Tasty Theatre Treats
27 Feb 2019
Locals Shine in Short Tasty Theatre Treats
Week Five of ‘the biggest little theatre festival in the world’ is a special Women’s Week – in recognition of International Women’s Day. 
All About Women - Live Stream at The Joan
22 Feb 2019
All About Women - Live Stream at The Joan
Experience the main stage action of All About Women as it is streamed live from Sydney Opera House, right here in Penrith at The Joan Sunday 10 March from 12 noon. 
New Multi-Purpose Hall for Kingswood High and Major Projects Announced for Local Schools
21 Feb 2019
New Multi-Purpose Hall for Kingswood High and Major Projects Announced for Local Schools
Hundreds of Kingswood families will benefit from the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government’s record investment in education, with construction of the major upgrade to Kingswood High School ready to begin. 
Singers of Note - Silver Fox Barbershop Quartet
18 Feb 2019
Singers of Note - Silver Fox Barbershop Quartet
A vibrant morning of unaccompanied vocal harmony at Penrith Regional Gallery, featuring the Silver Fox Barbershop Quartet performing rich and varied barbershop music. 
Emu Plains Senior Recognised with a 2019 Local Achievement Award
17 Feb 2019
Emu Plains Senior Recognised with a 2019 Local Achievement Award
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith presented Susan Gallagher, of Emu Plains with a 2019 NSW Seniors Local Achievement Award. 
New Memorial Plaque For Glenbrook
16 Feb 2019
New Memorial Plaque For Glenbrook
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith joined Mr Denis Bainbridge, President of the Glenbrook & District Historical Society (GDHS) to announce funding assistance of $885 for a memorial plaque. 
First Aid Training for Glenbrook Native Plant Reserve Volunteers
15 Feb 2019
First Aid Training for Glenbrook Native Plant Reserve Volunteers
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith joined Mr Dick Turner of Glenbrook Native Plant Reserve and Nursery to announce funding assistance of $1000. 
Penriths Streets Even Safer With CCTV Cameras
14 Feb 2019
Penriths Streets Even Safer With CCTV Cameras
Small businesses and community groups in Penrith will be able to take advantage of funding to install CCTV cameras to make our streets even safer, under a program to be delivered by the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government. 
Keeping Kids Safe at Braddock Public School
13 Feb 2019
Keeping Kids Safe at Braddock Public School
Safety for children in Penrith is our number one priority as Braddock Public school will become eligible for a lollipop supervisor thanks to 300 more lollipop supervisors to be provided by the Liberals & Nationals Government. 
800 New Commuter Car Spaces at Emu Plains
12 Feb 2019
800 New Commuter Car Spaces at Emu Plains
The number of parking spaces available for customers at Emu Plains train station will more than double under a NSW Liberals & Nationals Government. 
How to Get Involved with Clean Up Australia Day
11 Feb 2019
How to Get Involved with Clean Up Australia Day
Get together with family and friends for Clean Up Australia Day. Together we can help keep our parks, walking tracks, waterways and public areas beautiful. 
Sydney Design Festival Partners with Penrith Regional Gallery for Design Event
10 Feb 2019
Sydney Design Festival Partners with Penrith Regional Gallery for Design Event
Ideal Interiors: In Conversation With Designer Charles Wilson - A Sydney Design Festival 2019 event - Explore world-renowned design at Penrith Regional Gallery. 
Nepean River Parks to be Improved for Greater Public Use
8 Feb 2019
Nepean River Parks to be Improved for Greater Public Use
Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres have announced $10 million to improve riverside parklands on the Nepean River in Penrith, part of a $150 million investment in new and improved parklands. 
Lions on a Mission to Break a World Record Raising Funds for Childhood Cancer Research this February
3 Feb 2019
Lions on a Mission to Break a World Record Raising Funds for Childhood Cancer Research this February
In recognition of Childhood Cancer Day on 15th February, Lions are encouraging Australia to support Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation. 
Community Garden for Thornton
1 Feb 2019
Community Garden for Thornton
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith joined members of the Thornton Community Group Inc to announce a $3,000 grant to go towards the newly established Thornton Community Garden. 
Library Lovers’ Day Story Writing Competition 2019
31 Jan 2019
Library Lovers’ Day Story Writing Competition 2019
Library Lovers’ Day, 14 February 2019, is an opportunity for libraries and library users to celebrate all the ways that love can be found in the library. Organised by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), this annual event involves hundreds of libraries and thousands of library users. 
Penrith School Maintainance Backlog Wiped to Zero
31 Jan 2019
Penrith School Maintainance Backlog Wiped to Zero
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith welcomes the announcement that every school in Penrith will have its maintenance backlog wiped to zero, ensuring students enjoy the best possible learning environments. 
There's Still Time to Apply for Harding Miller Foundation’s Opera Scholarship
29 Jan 2019
There's Still Time to Apply for Harding Miller Foundation’s Opera Scholarship
Applications are open for the 2019 Harding Miller Foundation Operatic Scholarship helping amplify the voice of female opera singers in Australia. Applications close on Thursday 31st January. 
Tarella Open Day
29 Jan 2019
Tarella Open Day
On Sunday 27 January, 2019, the Blue Mountains Historical Society’s 19th century cottage museum, Tarella, at Wentworth Falls, will be open for viewing from 10.00 am until 3.00 pm. 
My Health Record Empowering Older Australians to Travel with Peace of Mind
27 Jan 2019
My Health Record Empowering Older Australians to Travel with Peace of Mind
Living on the road means sometimes visiting a new doctor is necessary, as local North Richmond couple Ray and Lorraine Gardner discovered when they started travelling. 
The Songs of Dolly Parton in The Coat of Many Colours
26 Jan 2019
The Songs of Dolly Parton in The Coat of Many Colours
A tribute to a living legend at The Joan! 
Politically Incorrect Funnyman Kevin Bloody Wilson Announces F.U.P.C Tour 2019
25 Jan 2019
Politically Incorrect Funnyman Kevin Bloody Wilson Announces F.U.P.C Tour 2019
There are few comedians on the touring circuit today who tackle subjects with such aplomb as funnyman Kevin Bloody Wilson. He is politically incorrect, direct, he doesn’t mince his words and he doesn’t rely on subtlety to get his point across – he is a breath of fresh air compared to his contemporaries who often walk about on eggshells. 
Major Liveability Transformation for Penrith and the Lower Mountains
24 Jan 2019
Major Liveability Transformation for Penrith and the Lower Mountains
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith and Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population, Alan Tudge today announced that community infrastructure and public spaces across Penrith and the Lower Blue Mountains will receive a boost, with the announcement of successful projects under Round One of the Western Parkland City Liveability Program, part of the Western Sydney City Deal. 
Closing Soon - Nominations for the 2019 NSW Senior Local Achievement Awards
24 Jan 2019
Closing Soon - Nominations for the 2019 NSW Senior Local Achievement Awards
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith is calling on Penrith residents to celebrate a local senior by nominating them for the 2019 NSW Seniors Local Achievement Awards, which acknowledge the contributions older people in the community make on a daily basis. 
Support for Knapsack Park Upgrade
23 Jan 2019
Support for Knapsack Park Upgrade
Blue Mountains Mayor Mark Greenhill and Federal Member for Macquarie Susan Templeman have joined forces to welcome the upgrade of facilities at Knapsack Oval in Glenbrook. 
Jamison Park to Receive Multi-Million-Dollar Upgrade
23 Jan 2019
Jamison Park to Receive Multi-Million-Dollar Upgrade
Jamison Park is set to receive a multi-million-dollar upgrade as part of a $100 million NSW Government program to build new and upgraded sports facilities across Sydney. 
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