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New Multi-purpose Hardcourt Now Open for Emu Plains Public School Students
17 Sep 2019
New Multi-purpose Hardcourt Now Open for Emu Plains Public School Students
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith joined students, teachers and P&C representatives at Emu Plains Public School (EPPS) to open their new multi-purpose court made possible with a grant of $130,000 through the NSW Government’s 2018 round of the Community Building Partnership program. 
New Experience Trails to Boost Local Tourism
15 Sep 2019
New Experience Trails to Boost Local Tourism
A new tourism project has developed three specially designed experience trails to attract more visitors to our region to stay overnight, boosting the local economy. 
Locals Embrace Fee Free Apprenticeships
14 Sep 2019
Locals Embrace Fee Free Apprenticeships
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today met with local apprentices who are just two of almost 25,000 people from across NSW who have already seized the opportunity to take up a trade through the NSW Governments fee free apprenticeship program which began in July 2018. 
'Get Ready' For Bush Fire Season
11 Sep 2019
'Get Ready' For Bush Fire Season
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today announced that the weekend of 14/15 September marks "Get Ready Weekend" with local Rural Fire Services reminding the community to be aware and prepare for bush fire risks this summer. 
John Bell & Simon Tedeschi - Echoes of The Jazz Age
10 Sep 2019
John Bell & Simon Tedeschi - Echoes of The Jazz Age
Theatre icon and National Living Treasure, John Bell AO OBE and internationally acclaimed pianist, Simon Tedeschi join forces with the amazing Blazey Best in a world premiere collaboration celebrating the Roaring Twenties and all things jazz through words and music, on Saturday 21 September at 7.30pm at The Joan. 
My Community Projects Receive $321,721
8 Sep 2019
My Community Projects Receive $321,721
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith this week announced that four local projects have been selected to receive a share of $321,721 through the NSW Government's My Community Project funding program. 
Penrith 2019 Community Building Partnerships Program Now Open
4 Sep 2019
Penrith 2019 Community Building Partnerships Program Now Open
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today announced applications are now open for the 2019 Community Building Partnership Program, unlocking $27.9 million for community infrastructure projects across NSW. 
Expansion of Project Designed to Make Businesses Inclusive
3 Sep 2019
Expansion of Project Designed to Make Businesses Inclusive
Have you seen these new stickers in the windows of businesses in Springwood? They show that these businesses have completed the new “Are You Inclusive?’ training program which has just rolled out into Penrith and the Greater Blue Mountains. 
Elevenses at The Joan  September Insights: Romanticism in Music and The Romantic Landscape
1 Sep 2019
Elevenses at The Joan September Insights: Romanticism in Music and The Romantic Landscape
This September, Lecturer of Music Dr Paul Smith (University of New England); and Penrith Regional Gallery Director, Sheona White will guide you through four enlightening mornings of insight and discovery as they explore Romanticism in both Music and Art with The Composer’s Voice on Monday 9 September and A Conversation with Nature on Monday 23 September. 
Construction Commences on New Nepean Hospital Childcare Centre
31 Aug 2019
Construction Commences on New Nepean Hospital Childcare Centre
Work has begun on the new childcare centre at Nepean Hospital, with Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith joining NBMLHD Chief Executive Kay Hyman and District Board Chair Peter Collins to turn the first sod on construction. 
McIntosh and Assistant Minister Delivering CCTV in Lindsay
30 Aug 2019
McIntosh and Assistant Minister Delivering CCTV in Lindsay
The Assistant Minister for Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural Affairs, Mr Jason Wood MP joined the Federal Member for Lindsay, Melissa McIntosh MP on Tuesday to announce the $1 million Community Safety Package to install lighting along the Great River Walk from Jamison Road to Nepean Avenue. 
$1.5 Billion Dollar Savings Bonanza for Families
29 Aug 2019
$1.5 Billion Dollar Savings Bonanza for Families
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith encourages any families in Penrith who have yet to check their eligibility for savings to do so. 
Gifting Exhibition Celebrates the Story of Penrith Regional Gallery, Home of the Lewers Bequest
29 Aug 2019
Gifting Exhibition Celebrates the Story of Penrith Regional Gallery, Home of the Lewers Bequest
Gifting is an exhibition of works from the collections of Penrith Regional Gallery, Wollongong Art Gallery, Mosman Art Gallery and Bathurst Regional Art Gallery which acknowledges and commemorates the significance of gift-giving to regional galleries, opening Saturday 7 September and showing until 17 November 2019. 
New Police Recruits Join Nepean and Blue Mountains Area Commands
28 Aug 2019
New Police Recruits Join Nepean and Blue Mountains Area Commands
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith welcomes the announcement that 269 new recruits join the NSW Police Force following an attestation ceremony in Goulbourn last Friday. 
Taking University to the Streets
27 Aug 2019
Taking University to the Streets
The region’s first ‘Street University’ will be established in Penrith by the end of the year and will provide a free community space that embraces young people’s art, music and culture while providing early intervention for addiction and mental health issues. 
Spencer - New Australian Comedy Drama Perfect for the Whole Family
23 Aug 2019
Spencer - New Australian Comedy Drama Perfect for the Whole Family
There’s no such thing as fun for the whole family… 
Elevenses at The Joan Art + Music Insights
22 Aug 2019
Elevenses at The Joan Art + Music Insights
The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre and Penrith Regional Gallery Present;
Elevenses at The Joan
Art + Music Insights 
Wendy's Home Care recruitment drive is back
17 Aug 2019
Wendy's Home Care recruitment drive is back
Dozens of aged and disability care jobs are available locally with leading care support organisation Wendy’s Home Care – close to home, with flexible hours and opportunities to link into training to help build a career. 
Penrith Community Groups Invited to Apply for NSW Government Infrastructure Grants
16 Aug 2019
Penrith Community Groups Invited to Apply for NSW Government Infrastructure Grants
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith encourages local community organisations in to apply for funding to support local projects under the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program. 
Foxes Targeted in Mulgoa Spring Campaign
10 Aug 2019
Foxes Targeted in Mulgoa Spring Campaign
For the past three years, Mark Fuller and his fellow members of the Cumberland Land Conservancy (CLC) have worked to actively reduce fox numbers on “Wallaroo” their 38 ha property in Mulgoa with the support of Greater Sydney Local Land Services. 
Kenny Broberg - Award Winning American Pianist for One Night Only
9 Aug 2019
Kenny Broberg - Award Winning American Pianist for One Night Only
Join the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition silver medallist and Sydney International Piano Competition Grand finalist, Kenny Broberg, in recital for one night only at The Joan on Saturday 7 September at 7.30pm. 
McIntosh Welcomes Launch of Education Week
8 Aug 2019
McIntosh Welcomes Launch of Education Week
On Monday the Federal Member for Lindsay, Melissa McIntosh MP and Premier of NSW, the Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP attended St Marys North Public School for the launch of 2019 Education Week. 
Hitler’s Daughter, A Monkey Baa Theatre Company Production
8 Aug 2019
Hitler’s Daughter, A Monkey Baa Theatre Company Production
Perfect for those little history buffs! 
McIntosh Welcomes 2019 IBSA Goalball Youth World Championships
7 Aug 2019
McIntosh Welcomes 2019 IBSA Goalball Youth World Championships
On Monday, the Federal Member for Lindsay, Melissa McIntosh MP attended the 2019 IBSA Goalball Youth World Championships at the Penrith Valley Regional Sports Centre. 
National Science Week at Penrith Regional Gallery - Scientific Illustration Workshops
5 Aug 2019
National Science Week at Penrith Regional Gallery - Scientific Illustration Workshops
To celebrate National Science Week 2019, Nepean Science Hub and Penrith Regional Gallery will present two Scientific Illustration workshops on 18 & 25 August from 10am – 4pm presented by Angus Fisher, natural sciences illustrator and Lecturer in Fine Arts at The National Art School. 
Nominations Now Open for the 2020 Women of the Year Awards
1 Aug 2019
Nominations Now Open for the 2020 Women of the Year Awards
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith is encouraging Penrith residents to highlight the brilliant women in their personal and professional lives, with nominations now open for the 2020 NSW Women of the Year Awards. 
New Opportunities for Glenbrook Artist Thanks to NSW Government Funding
31 Jul 2019
New Opportunities for Glenbrook Artist Thanks to NSW Government Funding
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith and Don Harwin, Minister for the Arts yesterday announced that Glenbrook artist Nadia Odlum will receive funding from the NSW Government to further her work. 
Local Event Manager Awarded With Scholarship Program
26 Jul 2019
Local Event Manager Awarded With Scholarship Program
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith and Minister for Tourism announced that Stacey Martin has been named as the lucky recipient of a NSW Government grant, which will see her undertake a Diploma of Event Management. 
The Young King is Coming to a Stage Near You
26 Jul 2019
The Young King is Coming to a Stage Near You
What kind of King would you be? A naïve boy raised by goatherds is discovered to be heir to the kingdom. Treasures and privileges are laid at his feet, but at what cost to others? 
New Funding to Empower Penrith Women
25 Jul 2019
New Funding to Empower Penrith Women
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today announced Penrith Women's Health Centre and BaptistCare Hopestreet will receive NSW Government funding to make a difference in the lives of women. 
Melissa McIntosh, Federal Member for Lindsay's Maiden Speech
24 Jul 2019
Melissa McIntosh, Federal Member for Lindsay's Maiden Speech
On Monday 22nd July 2019, the Federal Member for Lindsay, Melissa McIntosh MP gave her maiden speech in the House of Representatives Chamber, Parliament House. 
Penrith Residents to Choose Local Projects to Receive NSW Government Funding
22 Jul 2019
Penrith Residents to Choose Local Projects to Receive NSW Government Funding
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith encourages local residents to consider which projects will provide the most benefit to our local area and choose what they would like funded as part of the NSW Government's My Community Project program. 
Spot is One of the Most Loved Dogs in the World, and He’s Coming to Australia!
21 Jul 2019
Spot is One of the Most Loved Dogs in the World, and He’s Coming to Australia!
Eric Hill’s loveable puppy Spot has been an integral part of early childhood since he first appeared in the classic lift-the-flap storybook, Where’s Spot? First published in 1980. Now, he is on his way to The Joan for five fun-packed shows happening on 8, 9 & 10 August. 
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