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Save Time, Do It Online - Free VPIT Training Available
17 Apr 2021
Save Time, Do It Online - Free VPIT Training Available
Local Land Services (LLS) has urged landholders to make the most of its free, online Vertebrate Pesticide Induction Training (VPIT) course as autumn baiting kicks into gear. 
Inspirational Penrith Seniors Recognised with Local Achievement Awards
16 Apr 2021
Inspirational Penrith Seniors Recognised with Local Achievement Awards
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today presented four local seniors with Local Achievement Awards as part of the 2021 NSW Seniors Festival. 
Apply Now for a NSW Government Scholarship to Support Penrith Apprentices
15 Apr 2021
Apply Now for a NSW Government Scholarship to Support Penrith Apprentices
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith announced this week that the NSW Government is providing $1.5 million to assist apprentices through the annual Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarship program. 
Ruby Productions Presents Yentl
10 Apr 2021
Ruby Productions Presents Yentl
ADAPTED FOR THE STAGE BY LEAH NAPOLIN AND ISAAC BASHEVIS SINGER
DIRECTED BY ANTHONY BROWN
For the first time on an Australian stage! 
New CSIRO Tool to Combat Australia's #1 Diet Issue
10 Apr 2021
New CSIRO Tool to Combat Australia's #1 Diet Issue
Low nutrient, high kilojoule food continues to be the top choice for Australians, with new research from CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, showing that nearly four out of five people are overindulging in junk foods every day. 
Best Practice Guidelines for the Safe Restraint of Children Travelling in Motor Vehicles
9 Apr 2021
Best Practice Guidelines for the Safe Restraint of Children Travelling in Motor Vehicles
The National Guidelines for the Safe Restraint of Children Travelling in Motor Vehicles has been updated by Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) and Kidsafe Australia. 
‘What’s Age got to do With It?’ - Seeking Stories from Penrith Seniors
7 Apr 2021
‘What’s Age got to do With It?’ - Seeking Stories from Penrith Seniors
Entries are now open for a writing competition which will see the stories of 100 NSW seniors published in a book themed, ‘What’s age got to do with it?’. 
Curtain Closes on Quietest Fire Season in a Decade
1 Apr 2021
Curtain Closes on Quietest Fire Season in a Decade
Yesterday marked the official end to the quietest fire season in more than a decade, a stark contrast to the devastating 2019/20 season. 
Dine & Discover NSW
27 Mar 2021
Dine & Discover NSW
The NSW Government has launched Dine & Discover NSW to encourage the community to get out and about, supporting dining, arts and tourism businesses and stimulating spending in the economy. 
Next steps taken for Penrith Adult Mental Health Centre
25 Mar 2021
Next steps taken for Penrith Adult Mental Health Centre
The Federal Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, the Federal Member for Lindsay, Melissa McIntosh MP and Nepean Blue Mountains PHN (NBMPHN) CEO, Lizz Reay have today announced that the Penrith Adult Mental Health Centre is on track to open by December 2021. 
GIVIT coordinating donations and offers of assistance to help people affected by severe storms and flooding
24 Mar 2021
GIVIT coordinating donations and offers of assistance to help people affected by severe storms and flooding
To help people affected by the severe storms and flooding across New South Wales, generous Australians are encouraged to donate money, items, skills and services online at GIVIT.org.au. In partnership with the NSW Government, GIVIT is managing donations during this recovery. 
ADF Supporting NSW Flood Emergency
23 Mar 2021
ADF Supporting NSW Flood Emergency
Australian Defence Force (ADF) helicopters will today deploy to NSW to support search and rescue activities for the flood emergency. 
We’re Here To Help With Flood Recovery
23 Mar 2021
We’re Here To Help With Flood Recovery
Landholders impacted by devastating flooding across Greater Sydney are being urged to register for support including emergency fodder, animal assessment and welfare assistance. 
Australian Government Assistance For NSW Storms And Floods
23 Mar 2021
Australian Government Assistance For NSW Storms And Floods
The Australian Government has activated the Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP) and Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA) to support an additional 18 local government areas affected by the storms and flooding across New South Wales. 
Blue Mountains City Council Assesses Rain Damage And Reaches Out To Mayors Of Flooded Hawkesbury And Penrith Areas
23 Mar 2021
Blue Mountains City Council Assesses Rain Damage And Reaches Out To Mayors Of Flooded Hawkesbury And Penrith Areas
Blue Mountains City Council is assessing damage in the City after a one-in-50-year rainfall event. 
Sleep maximizes vaccine effectiveness
18 Mar 2021
Sleep maximizes vaccine effectiveness
With the roll out of COVID-19 vaccines now underway, University of South Australia sleep experts are urging people to reprioritise their sleep, as getting regular and sufficient sleep is known to boost your immune system. 
Senator Payne encourages local hotels and motels to apply for new energy-saving grant program
17 Mar 2021
Senator Payne encourages local hotels and motels to apply for new energy-saving grant program
Small and medium hotels, motels and serviced apartments are being encouraged to apply for a new grant program that can help reduce energy use, improve energy productivity and deliver carbon abatement. 
Penrith Benefits from School Renewal Program
10 Mar 2021
Penrith Benefits from School Renewal Program
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith welcomes the news that three local schools are one step closer to new and improved facilities with project funding announced as part of the NSW Government’s $120 million Metro Renewal Program. 
Ruby Productions Presents “The Cemetery Club”
9 Mar 2021
Ruby Productions Presents “The Cemetery Club”
BY IVAN MENCHELL
DIRECTED BY ANTHONY BROWN 
Joh Dickens Recognised With A Local Woman Of The Year Award
8 Mar 2021
Joh Dickens Recognised With A Local Woman Of The Year Award
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today presented Joh Dickens with a Local Woman of the Year Award in recognition of the significant support she has given to the Penrith community. 
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. 
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