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Local Seniors Share Their Stories
22 Nov 2019
Local Seniors Share Their Stories
One hundred seniors, including two local Penrith seniors have shared their tales of triumph and tragedy in this year’s edition of Seniors’ Stories Volume 5. 
Greygums Oval Upgrade Delivered
20 Nov 2019
Greygums Oval Upgrade Delivered
Families and sporting groups will now be able to enjoy an improved Greygums Oval thanks to a $1 million funding boost from the Federal and State Government, and Penrith City Council. 
Locals Rally for Ladies of the Land
19 Nov 2019
Locals Rally for Ladies of the Land
Locals in and around Penrith are rallying for the ‘ladies of the land’ campaign, with donations coming in thick and fast. 
Summer Art Exhibition: I hope you get this: Raquel Ormella
18 Nov 2019
Summer Art Exhibition: I hope you get this: Raquel Ormella
I hope you get this: Raquel Ormella is the new Summer exhibition featuring at Penrith Regional Gallery from 30 November, bringing together a selection of new and recent work by one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists, Raquel Ormella. 
Mulgoa Microbats in the Spotlight
16 Nov 2019
Mulgoa Microbats in the Spotlight
The magic of microbats and their value to the Western Sydney environment will be the focus of an upcoming twilight walk and talk in Mulgoa next week. 
Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Forum
15 Nov 2019
Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Forum
Wentworth Healthcare are working with Nepean Blue Mountains LHD to develop a five-year implementation plan for Regional Mental Health & Suicide Prevention services in our region. 
Rockpool’s Bavarian Restaurants Give Away 3,400 Chicken Schnitzels Across the Country
14 Nov 2019
Rockpool’s Bavarian Restaurants Give Away 3,400 Chicken Schnitzels Across the Country
Rockpool’s Bavarian restaurants serve up a legendary summer menu
Give away 3,400 chicken schnitzels across the country 
Animal Owners Urged to be Prepared
12 Nov 2019
Animal Owners Urged to be Prepared
Evacuation centres for owners of large animals in the Greater Sydney region have been established in response to today’s “catastrophic” fire danger forecast. 
Closed Parks: Park Closed Due to Extreme Fire Weather
11 Nov 2019
Closed Parks: Park Closed Due to Extreme Fire Weather
Due to the current fire emergency, NPWS will expand closures of national parks and reserves, including tracks, trails, campgrounds and picnic areas across the Central Coast, Hunter, Mid North Coast, North Coast and North West of the State from Monday 11 November 2019 until further notice. 
Digital Licence for Penrith Drivers
9 Nov 2019
Digital Licence for Penrith Drivers
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith welcomes the announcement that NSW drivers can now go wallet less and use a Digital Driver Licence on their smartphone for proof of identity and proof of age for pubs and clubs, and for roadside police checks, with the technology officially going live. 
Have Your Say on the Lapstone Station Upgrade
8 Nov 2019
Have Your Say on the Lapstone Station Upgrade
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today invites the local community to have their say on the proposed accessibility upgrade at Lapstone station that will be delivered through the NSW Government’s Transport Access Program. 
Announcing: The 2020 Season at The Joan
5 Nov 2019
Announcing: The 2020 Season at The Joan
18 Fun, Classic and Adventurous live shows celebrating Dance, Comedy, Drama and Classical Music 
Blue Mountains Inspire Airport Terminal Design, but Flight Paths Remain a Mystery
1 Nov 2019
Blue Mountains Inspire Airport Terminal Design, but Flight Paths Remain a Mystery
The Blue Mountains was the inspiration for the design plans for the Western Sydney Airport terminal unveiled this week. 
Cranebrook Fire Station to Welcome New Recruit
30 Oct 2019
Cranebrook Fire Station to Welcome New Recruit
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today announced that Cranebrook Fire Station is set to welcome new firefighter, Erin Martin who graduated at the Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Emergency Services Academy in Western Sydney on Friday. 
Nominations Are Now Open for the 2020 7NEWS Young Achiever Awards
23 Oct 2019
Nominations Are Now Open for the 2020 7NEWS Young Achiever Awards
Nominations close in 2 weeks and we don't want you to miss out! 
Graffiti Removal Day 2019
22 Oct 2019
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. 
The Little Black Dress - Friends of the Gallery and Cavalcade of History and Fashion Presentation
19 Oct 2019
The Little Black Dress - Friends of the Gallery and Cavalcade of History and Fashion Presentation
Every woman must have a Little Black Dress (LBD) which can be worn time and again, to any occasion, just change the accessories. Find out when this essential fashion item originated and see the change in the silhouette over the decades from the late 19th century to today. 
Funding on Offer for Penrith Sports Clubs
18 Oct 2019
Funding on Offer for Penrith Sports Clubs
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today announced that the 2019 Local Sport Grant Program is now open. 
New Sunday Art Workshops for Adults at Penrith Regional Gallery
17 Oct 2019
New Sunday Art Workshops for Adults at Penrith Regional Gallery
Explore and experiment with colour, composition and perspective as you learn the skills and techniques behind drawing and painting in a beautiful garden setting. 
Garage Sale Trail set to Unearth Pre-loved Treasures
16 Oct 2019
Garage Sale Trail set to Unearth Pre-loved Treasures
Garage Sale Trail is happening right across Australia on Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 October 2019. It’s a big weekend encouraging us to put secondhand first and minimise our impact on the planet. 
Child Safety Study
13 Oct 2019
Child Safety Study
Are you planning to buy a car seat? (or perhaps you know someone who is)
Take part in a child safety study and receive $100 back on your car seat! 
Ensemble Offspring and The Joan Present; Bilby’s Bluegum Melodies
10 Oct 2019
Ensemble Offspring and The Joan Present; Bilby’s Bluegum Melodies
New live music show for Toddlers and their Families 
Major Works Commence on New Nepean Hospital Tower
9 Oct 2019
Major Works Commence on New Nepean Hospital Tower
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith last week joined representatives of Nepean Hospital to mark a major milestone in the Nepean Hospital redevelopment as the first concrete was poured for the new 14-storey hospital tower. 
An Infinite Universe: How big is Space?
1 Oct 2019
An Infinite Universe: How big is Space?
WESTERN SYDNEY UNIVERSITY OBSERVATORY SCIENCE AND ART PANEL
Presented By Nepean Science Hub and Penrith Performing & Visual Arts
in conjunction with WSU Penrith Observatory
An Infinite Universe: How big is Space? 
Innovative NDIS Calculator Wins WSABE Award
30 Sep 2019
Innovative NDIS Calculator Wins WSABE Award
Wentworth Healthcare, the provider of the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network, is proud to be the winner of the Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence (WSABE) in the category of Innovation. 
Funding for Penrith Community Language Classes
27 Sep 2019
Funding for Penrith Community Language Classes
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith welcomes the announcement that 2 local language schools will receive funding to continue delivering language classes in Penrith. 
New CCTV to Help Capture Crooks in Penrith
27 Sep 2019
New CCTV to Help Capture Crooks in Penrith
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today announced that 4 organisations in Penrith will benefit from the NSW Government’s $5 million CCTV grants program to help safeguard against would-be crooks in the community. 
How TAFE NSW Helped Blue Mountains Local Develop His Career
26 Sep 2019
How TAFE NSW Helped Blue Mountains Local Develop His Career
TAFE NSW Nepean alumnus, Aidan Williams received his first camera at the age of five years, now at the age of 23 he has been awarded some of Australia’s top photography awards, including Australasia’s Top Sports Photographer and Aperture Emerging Photographer of the Year 2019, for his adventure sports photography. 
Applications for the 2020 Penrith Conservatorium Music Scholarships are Now Open!
26 Sep 2019
Applications for the 2020 Penrith Conservatorium Music Scholarships are Now Open!
Applications open Wednesday 18 September 2019

Applications close Sunday 24 November 2019

Auditions will be held at The Joan on Tuesday 17 December 2019 
Elevenses at The Joan - Art + Music Insights
24 Sep 2019
Elevenses at The Joan - Art + Music Insights
This October Lecturer of Music Dr Paul Smith (University of New England); and Penrith Regional Gallery Director, Sheona White will guide you through two enlightening mornings of insight and discovery with 20th Century Music Trends on Monday 14 October and French and Australian Impressionism on Monday 21 October. 
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Blue Mountains Concert Society Blue Mountains Concert Society Blue Mountains Concert Society Spina-Benignetti Piano Duo. 9 Feb, 7.30pm, BM Theatre
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