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Penrith Kids Are Active Kids
17 Jul 2019
Penrith Kids Are Active Kids
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith visited Dive In Swimming Academy to see firsthand how kids in Penrith are keeping active while their parents are keeping the cash, with each school-enrolled child now able to access two $100 Active Kids vouchers. 
Assistance Available to Help Penrith Households Save Water
16 Jul 2019
Assistance Available to Help Penrith Households Save Water
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith welcomes the announcement that Penrith residents will have more assistance to make their homes water efficient as part of a NSW Government package to support the community during on-going drought conditions. 
McIntosh Launches Western Sydney Airport Community Bus Tours
12 Jul 2019
McIntosh Launches Western Sydney Airport Community Bus Tours
Federal Member for Lindsay, Melissa McIntosh MP launched the Western Sydney International Nancy Bird Walton Airport Community Bus Tour this week. 
Critically acclaimed WWII Thriller showing at The Joan in August
11 Jul 2019
Critically acclaimed WWII Thriller showing at The Joan in August
Following a sold out 2018 season, theatre legends John Bell and John Gaden are heading to Penrith to reprise their roles in this unmissable production of Cyril Gély’s high-stakes WWII thriller, Diplomacy, showing on 2 & 3 August. 
New Police Officers for Nepean Police Area Command
5 Jul 2019
New Police Officers for Nepean Police Area Command
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith welcomes the announcement that Penrith will be one of the first areas to receive allocations through NSW Liberals & Nationals $583 million investment in extra police assigned to local stations and specialist areas to protect communities and fight crime. 
Melissa McIntosh Sworn In as the Federal Member for Lindsay
4 Jul 2019
Melissa McIntosh Sworn In as the Federal Member for Lindsay
The Federal Member for Lindsay, Melissa McIntosh MP was sworn in during an official ceremony at Australian Parliament House this week. 
The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever 2019
1 Jul 2019
The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever 2019
You are invited to dust off your red dress and dancing shoes and gather on the misty moors of the Woodford Reserve at 1pm on Saturday 13 July for The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever 2019, a homage to British pop sensation Kate Bush and her 1978 hit Wuthering Heights. 
Naidoc Week Celebration for Penrith
26 Jun 2019
Naidoc Week Celebration for Penrith
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith yesterday announced a $3,000 grant to Penrith City Council to help deliver their NAIDOC Week 2019 celebration. 
Business Connect Bus Retuns to Penrith
26 Jun 2019
Business Connect Bus Retuns to Penrith
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today announced that the NSW Government’s Business Connect Bus will return to Penrith in July. 
More Than 75,000 Veterans Accessing Online DVA Services
25 Jun 2019
More Than 75,000 Veterans Accessing Online DVA Services
Federal Member for Lindsay, Melissa McIntosh, has welcomed news that more than 75,000 veterans are now accessing assistance through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) online claiming platform, MyService. 
Penrith City Council Recognised in Local Government Women’s Awards
22 Jun 2019
Penrith City Council Recognised in Local Government Women’s Awards
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith has congratulated Penrith City Council for featuring among the winners in the 2019 Ministers’ Awards for Women in Local Government. 
A State-Building Budget for a Better Future in Penrith
21 Jun 2019
A State-Building Budget for a Better Future in Penrith
The NSW Government is delivering for the people of Penrith by delivering its election commitments, investing a record $93 billion in infrastructure and boosting cost of living relief for families in the Penrith community. 
Heritage Protection for Penrith
20 Jun 2019
Heritage Protection for Penrith
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith joined Penrith City Council Mayor, Ross Fowler OAM to announce that heritage in Penrith is set to benefit from $23,000 in grants under the NSW Government Heritage Grants Program. 
The Housing Question - A Social and Political Consideration of What it Means to Live
19 Jun 2019
The Housing Question - A Social and Political Consideration of What it Means to Live
Penrith Regional Gallery, Home of the Lewers Bequest announces its next major Winter Exhibition Suite, The Housing Question, opening 22 June and running until 25 August 2019. 
Penrith Preschools Encouraged to Apply for Capital Works Grants
15 Jun 2019
Penrith Preschools Encouraged to Apply for Capital Works Grants
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith is encouraging preschools across the region to apply for the NSW Government’s $4 million Capital Works Grants program, which is now open for applications. 
Online Pet Registration Services Get Tails Wagging
15 Jun 2019
Online Pet Registration Services Get Tails Wagging
Over 1,500 dog and cat owners across Penrith and the Blue Mountains have taken advantage of new and improved online systems to register their pets from the comfort of their own homes. 
$4.3 Million Claimed by Penrith Residents in CTP Green Slip Refunds
14 Jun 2019
$4.3 Million Claimed by Penrith Residents in CTP Green Slip Refunds
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today reminded motor vehicle owners across Penrith to claim their CTP Green Slip refund with over $500,000 yet to be claimed. 
Australian Documentary "Half a Million Steps" Tackles Drug Reform
13 Jun 2019
Australian Documentary "Half a Million Steps" Tackles Drug Reform
An Australian documentary, Half a Million Steps, that was filmed in Dubbo and features Dubbo local residents will premiere nationally this week. 
Scenic World Employee Launches Crowdfunding Campaign in Bid to Compete in 2020 Olympics
13 Jun 2019
Scenic World Employee Launches Crowdfunding Campaign in Bid to Compete in 2020 Olympics
Tom O’Halloran is a quiet achiever, but the talented 27-year-old athlete has big plans for the future as the competition heats up to secure a place on the Australian Olympic climbing team. 
There is Hope for Koalas, and You Can Help
12 Jun 2019
There is Hope for Koalas, and You Can Help
There’s been a lot of talk in the press lately about koalas, with a WWF report predicting extinction by 2050, and a more recent claim by the Australian Koala Foundation that koalas are already functionally extinct. 
Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream by Sport for Jove - 14 & 15 June at The Joan
5 Jun 2019
Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream by Sport for Jove - 14 & 15 June at The Joan
Sport for Jove presents;
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
By William Shakespeare
14 June 7.30pm, 15 June 2pm & 7.30pm 
Nepean Hospital Upgrade Continues With New Childcare Centre Approved
4 Jun 2019
Nepean Hospital Upgrade Continues With New Childcare Centre Approved
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today announced that the development application has been approved for the construction of a new childcare centre at Nepean Hospital as part of Stage 1 of the Nepean Redevelopment. 
Meet The Legendary Big Wave Surfer Nathan Fletcher & Director Michael Oblowitz!
29 May 2019
Meet The Legendary Big Wave Surfer Nathan Fletcher & Director Michael Oblowitz!
Special Q&a Screenings Live On Stage With Pro Surfer Nathan Fletcher & Director Michael Oblowitz Tickets Are Now Sale! 
Sydney Lions - Hear Them Roar!
29 May 2019
Sydney Lions - Hear Them Roar!
About Lions: Where there's a need, there's a Lion. Lions Australia is Australia's largest service orgsanisation with more than 1300 clubs in Australia and Papua New Guinea. Lions Australia promotes youth, support medical research, provide aid to people with disability, community service and disaster relief. 
The Joan Presents An Epic Puppet Adventure Bruce
27 May 2019
The Joan Presents An Epic Puppet Adventure Bruce
Get ready for an epic puppet adventure that bends time and melts your heart. 
Business Workshops - What's on in June
25 May 2019
Business Workshops - What's on in June

The Western Sydney Business Centre provides business advice and training for new and existing businesses across the entire Western & South West Sydney Region with thanks to the NSW Government's Business Connect Program and the Australian Government's Small Business Advisory Services Programme. 
Recognise and Celebrate our Tireless Volunteers
23 May 2019
Recognise and Celebrate our Tireless Volunteers
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith encourages Penrith residents to nominate a volunteer making a real difference in the community, as part of the Premier’s Volunteer Recognition Program. 
New Cutting-Edge Facilities for Penrith Students
22 May 2019
New Cutting-Edge Facilities for Penrith Students
Students and staff at Penrith Public School now have access to a new state-of-the-art building, thanks to a $10 million investment from the NSW Government. 
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