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Supporting Penrith/Blue Mountains Domestic Violence Services
5 Jul 2020
Supporting Penrith/Blue Mountains Domestic Violence Services
Domestic violence victim-survivors across Penrith and the Blue Mountains will have more vital help available during the COVID-19 pandemic, with five local services receiving more funding as part of the NSW and Federal Governments’ recent $21 million investment. 
Housing to Address Homelessness in Penrith
3 Jul 2020
Housing to Address Homelessness in Penrith
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith welcomes the announcement that people sleeping rough in Penrith will benefit from a new NSW Government initiative aimed at breaking the cycle of homelessness. 
Can You Go Plastic Free for July 2020?
1 Jul 2020
Can You Go Plastic Free for July 2020?
Join millions of people reducing their plastic waste. 
Penrith Regional Gallery to Reopen from 28 June with Dream Realised: Our Community Victory
27 Jun 2020
Penrith Regional Gallery to Reopen from 28 June with Dream Realised: Our Community Victory
Penrith Regional Gallery, Home of the Lewers Bequest will reopen its spaces to the public on Sunday 28 June with the exhibition suite Dream Realised: our community victory. 
Improved Housing Options for Western Sydney
26 Jun 2020
Improved Housing Options for Western Sydney
Tenants in need of safe, secure and affordable housing will soon receive the keys to their new home, following the completion of a 19-apartment complex in Kingswood. 
Safer Speed Limit along Caddens Road and O’Connell Street at Caddens
25 Jun 2020
Safer Speed Limit along Caddens Road and O’Connell Street at Caddens
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith joined Nepean Police Local Area Commander, Superintendent Chris Keane to announce that safety will be improved for motorists with changes to speed limits along Caddens Road and O’Connell Street at Caddens. 
GIVIT and TAUBMANS ‘In It Together’ fundraiser for regional communities reaches $150,000
25 Jun 2020
GIVIT and TAUBMANS ‘In It Together’ fundraiser for regional communities reaches $150,000
Isolating DIYers and professional painters have raised an incredible $150,000 for the ‘In It Together’ campaign, by TAUBMANS® paint by PPG and national online charity GIVIT, supporting regional communities in need after recent bushfires, prolonged drought, floods and now COVID-19. 
St Dominics College to Benefit from Upgraded Facilities
24 Jun 2020
St Dominics College to Benefit from Upgraded Facilities
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today visited St Dominic’s College to announce a grant of $724,625 through the NSW Government’s 2019/20 Building Grants Assistance Scheme (BGAS). 
Nepean Police Area Command Welcome 5 New Probationary Constables
24 Jun 2020
Nepean Police Area Command Welcome 5 New Probationary Constables
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith welcomes the announcement that the safety and security of the Penrith community and our police force continues to be the NSW Government’s highest priority with 5 new police officers on the beat following a private attestation ceremony in Goulburn last week. 
When a Free Drink on Vacation can Save the Environment
18 Jun 2020
When a Free Drink on Vacation can Save the Environment
It’s not every week a researcher finds the actual answer to her academic challenge is to offer free drinks all round – then wins a global prize for the discovery. 
COVID-19 Awareness for Food Service Training
17 Jun 2020
COVID-19 Awareness for Food Service Training
Free Voluntary Online Course on COVID-19 food safety awareness 
CSIRO Study Reveals COVID-19’s Impact on Weight and Emotional Wellbeing
17 Jun 2020
CSIRO Study Reveals COVID-19’s Impact on Weight and Emotional Wellbeing
A new study by Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, has found that weight and emotional wellbeing has suffered throughout the COVID-19 lockdown, with Australians also feeling concerned about how long it will take for life to return to “normal”. 
Aboriginal Students Skill-Up on Construction at Nepean Hospital
11 Jun 2020
Aboriginal Students Skill-Up on Construction at Nepean Hospital
Local Aboriginal school students have joined the construction team on the $1 billion Nepean Redevelopment Stage 1 to launch their trade careers under a successful training program. 
Small Business Grants Time Extension for Penrith Businesses
6 Jun 2020
Small Business Grants Time Extension for Penrith Businesses
Stuart Ayres MP Member for Penrith welcomes the announcement that small businesses in Penrith that have been highly impacted by COVID-19 have more time to submit applications for up to $10,000 in Small Business Support Fund grants. 
Join Thousands of Australians as they Register for Fly into July
2 Jun 2020
Join Thousands of Australians as they Register for Fly into July
The Fly into July challenge is designed to encourage people of all abilities to increase their level of daily activity through logging their distance/steps for each day of the month. 
Butter Up and Bake a Change
30 May 2020
Butter Up and Bake a Change
RSPCA is calling on animal lovers to bake a change in the fight against animal cruelty for this year's annual Cupcake Day on 26 October. 
Total Revamp Needed to Secure the Future of Aussie Tourism
29 May 2020
Total Revamp Needed to Secure the Future of Aussie Tourism
A complete reset of Australia’s tourism industry is necessary to ensure its future success, according to global tourism expert, Professor Marianna Sigala at the University of South Australia. 
Outdoor Gym for Chapman Gardens
28 May 2020
Outdoor Gym for Chapman Gardens
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith joined Penrith Councillor Tricia Hitchen to announce a grant of $30,000 for Penrith City Council through the 2019 NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership program (CBP). 
Q Theatre Continuing to Develop Work Behind the Scenes with Open Call-Out to Local Singers & String Players
22 May 2020
Q Theatre Continuing to Develop Work Behind the Scenes with Open Call-Out to Local Singers & String Players
The curtains may have closed for now, but work is still in development in and around the community of actors and emerging artists in the Western Sydney region where Q Theatre is hard at work commissioning and directing a range of theatre and performing arts projects available to stream online in the coming months. 
Covid-19: Managing Mental Health with Yoga
20 May 2020
Covid-19: Managing Mental Health with Yoga
The ancient practice of yoga could provide a sustainable exercise alternative for thousands of people isolating at home, as new research from the University of South Australia, shows that movement-based yoga can significantly improve mental health. 
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