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Shade for York Public School
19 Jun 2021
Shade for York Public School
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith visited York Public School to announce funding of $20,000. 
Have Your Say on Nepean Hospital Stage 2 Access
17 Jun 2021
Have Your Say on Nepean Hospital Stage 2 Access
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith is inviting community members to participate in the “Have your say on Stage 2 Access” as part of the NSW Government’s $1 billion Nepean Hospital Redevelopment. 
Cafes in Penrith committed to Higher Welfare Food
11 Jun 2021
Cafes in Penrith committed to Higher Welfare Food
Australians care about farm animals. Three out of four people agree that when eating at a restaurant or café, it's important that the meat, eggs and dairy products served, come from animals farmed in a humane and ethical way. 
Shane Fitzsimmons to Headline NSW Landcare & Local Land Services Conference 2022
11 Jun 2021
Shane Fitzsimmons to Headline NSW Landcare & Local Land Services Conference 2022
Shane Fitzsimmons, Commissioner of Resilience NSW, will wow the crowd in Tweed Heads as the keynote speaker for the NSW Landcare & Local Land Services Conference in 2022. 
Big Win for Penrith Residents with Dine & Discover Extended to July 31
10 Jun 2021
Big Win for Penrith Residents with Dine & Discover Extended to July 31
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith welcomes the announcement that the NSW Government’s Dine & Discover initiative will be extended by a month to give people in more time to use all of their vouchers eating out or trying a new activity this winter, including in the upcoming school holidays. 
Penrith Parents and Carers Encouraged to Book in for Free Mental Health Workshops
10 Jun 2021
Penrith Parents and Carers Encouraged to Book in for Free Mental Health Workshops
Parents, carers and community members supporting young people experiencing mental health challenges can register to attend a free mental health workshop hosted by headspace, thanks to a $1.2 million investment by the NSW Government. 
Public Spaces Legacy for Penrith’s City Park
5 Jun 2021
Public Spaces Legacy for Penrith’s City Park
The Penrith community will share in a total of up to $250 million in NSW Government funding to create a legacy of quality, green and accessible public space to be treasured for generations to come. 
Regional Business Awards Highlight Best of the West – But Don’t Miss Out
1 Jun 2021
Regional Business Awards Highlight Best of the West – But Don’t Miss Out
Liberal Senator for Western Sydney, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, has reminded local businesses that entries for the Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence (WSABE) close on Monday, 14 June at 11.59 PM. 
Aussie First Indoor Snow Resort and Winter Attraction Officially Endorsed
26 May 2021
Aussie First Indoor Snow Resort and Winter Attraction Officially Endorsed
One of the hottest places on earth is a step closer to hosting year-round snow and skiing after Penrith Council this week endorsed the planning proposal to build a winter sporting facility. 
Applauded Performer Darren Coggan Pays Homage to Cat Stevens with his New Show, Featuring a String Quartet
20 May 2021
Applauded Performer Darren Coggan Pays Homage to Cat Stevens with his New Show, Featuring a String Quartet
There is something ethereal about the music of Cat Stevens. He inspired generations, and his music still has as much impact today as it did when he first penned songs such as Peace Train, Moonshadow, Wild World, Morning Has Broken, Where Do The Children Play and Father and Son. 
No Rest for this Retiree: How Annie became an Award-Winning Photography Student at 69
20 May 2021
No Rest for this Retiree: How Annie became an Award-Winning Photography Student at 69
A 69-year-old Penrith local has credited TAFE NSW with helping her to explore her life-long passion for visual arts, after retiring from a decades-long, high-flying career, which included a stint at The Pentagon. 
No rest for this retiree: How Annie became an award-winning photography student at 69
19 May 2021
No rest for this retiree: How Annie became an award-winning photography student at 69
A 69-year-old Penrith local has credited TAFE NSW with helping her to explore her life-long passion for visual arts, after retiring from a decades-long, high-flying career, which included a stint at The Pentagon. 
RSPCA NSW celebrates National Volunteer Week
18 May 2021
RSPCA NSW celebrates National Volunteer Week
From Monday 17 to Sunday 23 May, RSPCA NSW celebrates the pawsitive contribution our volunteers have made to animal welfare during National Volunteer Week 2021. 
$2.5 Million Facelift for Historic Police Cottage
15 May 2021
$2.5 Million Facelift for Historic Police Cottage
The NSW Government is investing $1.5 million to help transform an historic police cottage on the banks of the Nepean River in Emu Plains into a restaurant or café. 
WOW Day 2021 - Wear Orange Wednesday to Thank our Dedicated SES Volunteers
15 May 2021
WOW Day 2021 - Wear Orange Wednesday to Thank our Dedicated SES Volunteers
Wear Orange Wednesday (WOW Day) is on Wednesday 19th May 2021 and it's your chance to show support for all State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers around Australia. 
Have Your Say on Local Strategic Plans
11 May 2021
Have Your Say on Local Strategic Plans
Landholders across the state can now have their say on Local Strategic Plans developed by Local Land Services, with all 11 regional plans on exhibition until early June. 
Community and Business Boost for Bringelly Rd, Kingswood
11 May 2021
Community and Business Boost for Bringelly Rd, Kingswood
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith welcomed the announcement that Kingswood will benefit from $973,000 in funding through the NSW Government’s $15 million Your High Street program to improve Bringelly Rd. 
Baker & Provan Celebrates 75th Anniversary and Longstanding Commitment to the Local Community
8 May 2021
Baker & Provan Celebrates 75th Anniversary and Longstanding Commitment to the Local Community
Western Sydney manufacturing firm Baker & Provan is celebrating its 75th anniversary in May this year. The wholly Australian owned company, specialists in heavy fabrication, machining and on-site support, serve a range of sectors including Defence, rail and heavy industry. 
Fire And Rescue Open Day – 15 May
7 May 2021
Fire And Rescue Open Day – 15 May
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith encourages local residents to take a behind the scenes look of their local station for the Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Open Day on Saturday, 15 May 2021. 
Supporting Local Projects
6 May 2021
Supporting Local Projects
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today announced a number of grants for the Penrith community through various funding programs including the Anzac Community Grants, NSW Seniors Festival Grants and Multicultural Community Support Grants.
 
Penrith Sports Awarded $50,000
5 May 2021
Penrith Sports Awarded $50,000
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today announced that six local sporting organisations have received a share of $50,000 through the NSW Government’s Local Sport Grants Program. 
New Police Recruits Join Nepean & Blue Mountains
30 Apr 2021
New Police Recruits Join Nepean & Blue Mountains
Six new probationary constables have commenced duties across the Nepean/Blue Mountains Police Area Commands after they attested at a ceremony at the Goulburn Police Academy. 
Managing Erosion Before and After Floods
30 Apr 2021
Managing Erosion Before and After Floods
Following severe flooding across large parts of NSW, Local Land Services is urging landholders to be on the lookout for riverbank erosion. 
Call For Applications - New Local Land Services Board Chair Needed
28 Apr 2021
Call For Applications - New Local Land Services Board Chair Needed
Local Land Services is calling on passionate, innovative and highly experienced individuals to apply for the vacant Chair position of the Local Land Services Statewide Board. 
Compost is Vital to Good Soil Health and Climate Resilience
26 Apr 2021
Compost is Vital to Good Soil Health and Climate Resilience
The effects of climate change have become more apparent in recent years, through changes in average temperatures and more frequent and intense extreme weather events such as severe droughts and floods. 
Supporting Local Business with Dine & Discover
25 Apr 2021
Supporting Local Business with Dine & Discover
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today joined NSW Treasurer, Dominic Perrottet to encourage Penrith residents to take advantage of the State Government’s Dine & Discover NSW program. 
Australian Military Bank Welcomes Action on Veteran Suicide in Australia
24 Apr 2021
Australian Military Bank Welcomes Action on Veteran Suicide in Australia
Australian Military Bank welcomes the announcement from the Australian Government regarding the high rates of suicide within the Veteran community and looks forward to seeing tangible outcomes for impacted Australians who serve our country and their families. 
Using Transport Data to Keep You Moving
24 Apr 2021
Using Transport Data to Keep You Moving
How can technology deliver better and safer transport options? 
Show time in the Hawkesbury!
22 Apr 2021
Show time in the Hawkesbury!
Cancelled last year due to essential COVID-19 health restrictions, the beloved Hawkesbury Show is returning in 2021, with Liberal Senator for Western Sydney, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, encouraging Sydneysiders to visit the Show. 
Penrith Recycles 186 Million Containers As A New Reverse Vending Machine Opens At Caddens Corner
22 Apr 2021
Penrith Recycles 186 Million Containers As A New Reverse Vending Machine Opens At Caddens Corner
Penrith residents have returned more than 186 million containers since Return and Earn launched in December 2017 and, to further support local residents a new reverse vending machine (RVM) has now opened at Caddens Corner Shopping Centre. 
Cassie Is Chasing Her Dream Career With Animals
21 Apr 2021
Cassie Is Chasing Her Dream Career With Animals
With employment growth for Veterinary Nurses expected to grow by thirteen per cent by 2024[1], there is no better time for animal lovers to consider a rewarding career caring for all creatures great and small. 
2021 Community Building Partnership Program Now Open
20 Apr 2021
2021 Community Building Partnership Program Now Open
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today announced applications are now open for the 2021 Community Building Partnership program, unlocking $27.9 million for community infrastructure projects across NSW. 
Heritage Items Found at Emu Plains Commuter Car Park Site
20 Apr 2021
Heritage Items Found at Emu Plains Commuter Car Park Site
Melissa McIntosh, Federal Member for Lindsay and Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith yesterday announced that work at the site of the new Emu Plains Commuter car park project has been temporarily paused following the discovery of a number of Aboriginal heritage items on the site. 
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