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Daisy Moon   - A New Production from The Q theatre Penrith
15 Oct 2017
Daisy Moon - A New Production from The Q theatre Penrith
Puberty Blues for the Gaga Generation
A play by Emily Sheehan | Directed by Nick Atkins | Produced by Q Theatre 
Wild Swans in Concert
14 Oct 2017
Wild Swans in Concert
The breathtaking music of Wild Swans in Concert is inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s famous fairy tale The Wild Swans: a young girl Eliza is driven from her home by her wicked stepmother who turns her eleven brothers into wild swans. To break the spell, Eliza must knit eleven coats out of stinging nettles, find the swans and dress them in their jackets - all while keeping silent. 
Learner Driver Log Book Goes Digital
14 Oct 2017
Learner Driver Log Book Goes Digital
Stuart Ayres MP, Minister for Sport welcomes the statewide launch of the digital learner driver logbook as an alternative to the outdated paper version. 
New Fuelcheck App Launched
13 Oct 2017
New Fuelcheck App Launched
Motorists who have enjoyed saving money at the bowser by using the NSW Government’s FuelCheck website, which provides live fuel prices and much more in real-time for all NSW service stations can now take advantage of the new FuelCheck app. 
Prepare and Be Aware this Fire Season
11 Oct 2017
Prepare and Be Aware this Fire Season
Having experienced one of the driest Septembers on record, the NSW Government and fire agencies are urging everyone to be aware of the bush fire risk. 
New ThinkUKnow Resources to Boost Online Safety
10 Oct 2017
New ThinkUKnow Resources to Boost Online Safety
A new suite of ThinkUKnow resources will provide simple advice for all Australians on how to stay safe and secure online. 
Blue Mountains National Park - Free Vehicle Entry on 8 October
7 Oct 2017
Blue Mountains National Park - Free Vehicle Entry on 8 October
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith welcomes the announcement that vehicle entry costs will be waived for the state’s 45 fee paying national parks on Sunday 8 October as part of National Parks and Wildlife Service’s 50th anniversary celebrations. 
State-Wide Graffiti Removal Day - Nominate a Site or Volunteer!
7 Oct 2017
State-Wide Graffiti Removal Day - Nominate a Site or Volunteer!
Graffiti vandalism costs New South Wales over $100 million per year. 
All Things Modern – Art and Architecture - Free Public Programs
4 Oct 2017
All Things Modern – Art and Architecture - Free Public Programs
Penrith Regional Gallery’s current exhibition Emu Island - Modernism in Place celebrates modernism through the lens of artists Margo and Gerald Lewers. An ‘island of modernism’ in the Australian suburbs, the Lewers’ home in Emu Plains was founded on the principles of modernism - they lived, worked and entertained like-minded contemporaries set on fostering modernism as a way of living. 
Applications Now Open For Round Two of the Safer Communities Fund
3 Oct 2017
Applications Now Open For Round Two of the Safer Communities Fund
The Coalition Government has opened round two of the Safer Communities Fund. This funding will directly contribute to enhancing community safety and security, as well as reducing street crime and violence. 
Sci–Fi LAB @ The Joan
30 Sep 2017
Sci–Fi LAB @ The Joan
Cult classic movie nights mixed with art and science exploring earth, space and the beyond! 
Armistice Day Centenary Grants
28 Sep 2017
Armistice Day Centenary Grants
Liberal Senator for Western Sydney and Minister for Defence, Marise Payne said the Australian Government has provided $50,000 in grant funding for local community commemorations throughout Lindsay and Macquarie to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War in 2018. 
Nepean Hospital Gears Up for Construction
27 Sep 2017
Nepean Hospital Gears Up for Construction
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith and Tanya Davies MP, Member for Mulgoa have announced the development application process had begun for the new clinical tower building at Nepean Hospital. 
NSW Teachers Retracing Steps of the Anzacs
24 Sep 2017
NSW Teachers Retracing Steps of the Anzacs
Stuart Ayres MP, Minister for Sport invites history teachers from across NSW to walk the battlefields and trenches of the Western Front as part of the 2018 Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship tour. 
2018, Year Of The Rose: Tropfest Calls For Entries
23 Sep 2017
2018, Year Of The Rose: Tropfest Calls For Entries
Tropfest 2018 to focus on diversity and representation.

The world’s largest short film festival, Tropfest Australia, is calling for entries, encouraging submissions from filmmakers that showcase Australia’s vibrancy and diversity. 
Into the Archives - Do you know these people?
17 Sep 2017
Into the Archives - Do you know these people?
Do you know these people?

Help us unravel the past and dig up the future! 
Funding Now Available for Anzac Community Projects
16 Sep 2017
Funding Now Available for Anzac Community Projects
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith, called for applications in the latest round of the Community War Memorials Fund (CWMF) and the Anzac Community Grants Program (ACGP). 
Templeman Encourages Community to ask ‘R U OK?’
14 Sep 2017
Templeman Encourages Community to ask ‘R U OK?’
Federal Member for Macquarie, Susan Templeman, is encouraging people to ask a friend or relative if they are OK, on R U OK? Day, Thursday 14 September. 
Spoken Four – Some of the World’s Best Slam Poets Head to Penrith
10 Sep 2017
Spoken Four – Some of the World’s Best Slam Poets Head to Penrith
Philip Wilcox (Aus) + Ian Keteku (Canada) + Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa (Aus) + Arielle Cottingham (USA) + DJ 
Remember to Vote Today!
9 Sep 2017
Remember to Vote Today!
Is your Council one of 46 councils across NSW going to the polls today, to decide who will represent their communities for the next three years? 
Funding to Support Community Volunteers in NSW
8 Sep 2017
Funding to Support Community Volunteers in NSW
Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and New South Wales Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant announced $250,000 for training community volunteers to provide assistance when disasters strike. 
Don't Forget to Vote on September 9!
4 Sep 2017
Don't Forget to Vote on September 9!
The Hills Shire and Hornsby Shire NSW Local Council Elections are on Saturday 9 September - do you need to vote? 
Celestino and Penrith Performing & Visual Arts, Partners in Creativity – Engaging a new Generation
31 Aug 2017
Celestino and Penrith Performing & Visual Arts, Partners in Creativity – Engaging a new Generation
The partnership between Penrith Performing & Visual Arts and Celestino goes from strength to strength, continuing to enable students from economically disadvantaged areas to experience world quality theatrical experiences at their local performing arts centre. 
Make a Plan to do Something Fun and Different
27 Aug 2017
Make a Plan to do Something Fun and Different
A round up of what’s on at The Joan and Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest. 
How to Switch to the NBN
27 Aug 2017
How to Switch to the NBN
The National Broadband Network (NBN) is coming to every Australian home, but how can you switch to it and what do you need to know? Here's our simple, jargon-free explanation. 
Hearing Awareness Week
26 Aug 2017
Hearing Awareness Week
Hearing Awareness Week ends this weekend, and if this is the first time you heard it mentioned you might need a hearing check! 
Bell Shakespeare at The Joan
26 Aug 2017
Bell Shakespeare at The Joan
All that glistens is not gold; Often have you heard that told. Act 2 Scene 7

It’s hard to imagine a world without Shakespeare. For centuries, his plays and sonnets have travelled the globe. Whether you love or loathe the Bard there’s no denying his place as one of the greatest writers in the English language. 
New Program Ensures Seniors Stay in the Game
25 Aug 2017
New Program Ensures Seniors Stay in the Game
Seniors across NSW are being encouraged to take part in an exciting new low impact sporting initiative to help them stay active and connected in their communities. 
2018 Flagship Event Fund Now Open for Sydney Surrounds
24 Aug 2017
2018 Flagship Event Fund Now Open for Sydney Surrounds
Expressions of Interest are now open for the Regional Flagship Events Program. The Regional Flagship Events Program aims to identify and support events in regional NSW that have the potential to act as a flagship event for the area to draw overnight visitors to the area. 
Mayors Join Forces to Protect Local Decision Making
24 Aug 2017
Mayors Join Forces to Protect Local Decision Making
Mayors of five Councils in Sydney’s West have expressed deep concern at the NSW government’s disappointing reaction to planning future development. This comes shortly after council amalgamation changes and a lack of clarity on the role of local communities in determining future development outcomes in Western Sydney. 
2017 Western Sydney Apprenticeship & Traineeship Expo
23 Aug 2017
2017 Western Sydney Apprenticeship & Traineeship Expo
The Western Sydney Apprenticeship and Traineeship Expo is the premier apprenticeship/traineeship expo in NSW with over 100 industry experts and exhibits on display. 
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