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Indian Motorcycle Helps Fight the Black Dog
20 Apr 2018
Indian Motorcycle Helps Fight the Black Dog
Indian Motorcycle are right behind Black Dog Ride! For the second consecutive year, Indian Motorcycle generously donated an Indian Scout Bobber valued at $19,995 as an online registration incentive for Black Dog Ride’s iconic annual 1 Dayer suicide prevention ride. 
Local Members Gather Community Feedback on National Disability Insurance Scheme Implementation
19 Apr 2018
Local Members Gather Community Feedback on National Disability Insurance Scheme Implementation
Nearly 100 people have taken part in local forums to identify the issues with the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). 
Josephine Wants to Dance - at The Joan
15 Apr 2018
Josephine Wants to Dance - at The Joan
Live theatre for all your swirling, twirling, pirouetting young dancers! 
Turnbull Government Delivers Funding for Investigation of Emergency Escape Access Route
14 Apr 2018
Turnbull Government Delivers Funding for Investigation of Emergency Escape Access Route
Liberal Senator for Western Sydney, Marise Payne has announced the delivery of $100,000 in funding for the investigation and design of an emergency access escape route from the Upper Blue Mountains and areas of the Hawkesbury. 
Curious?  Art and Discovery at The Joan
14 Apr 2018
Curious? Art and Discovery at The Joan
Immerse yourself in curiosity - the instinct to question, to think, to explore - as local artists and scientists transform The Joan’s atrium foyer into an energetic, innovative, social space where art and science collide to challenge what we already know, inspiring us to look for answers. 
Solar Funding Available for Community Groups in Macquarie
13 Apr 2018
Solar Funding Available for Community Groups in Macquarie
Community groups in Macquarie are invited to apply for funding under the Australian Government’s Solar Communities Program to install rooftop solar photovoltaic, solar hot water and solar-connected battery systems that will not only help reduce their electricity costs, but also reduce demand on the electricity grid. 
Susan Templeman Gets Her Socks Off
11 Apr 2018
Susan Templeman Gets Her Socks Off
Member for Macquarie Susan Templeman has called on people with diabetes in the Blue Mountains to “Get Your Socks Off”. 
Funding Available for Disability Advocacy Groups
9 Apr 2018
Funding Available for Disability Advocacy Groups
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith, welcomed Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s announcement that up to $26 million is available for disability advocacy services until 2020. 
Autumn Exhibition Suite - tactile - A Sensory Experience – Waiting to be Touched
8 Apr 2018
Autumn Exhibition Suite - tactile - A Sensory Experience – Waiting to be Touched
Enter a sensory world. Reach out and gently, carefully, delicately, make contact: this is a world of sense and sensory satisfaction. For tactile, the gallery rules have been suspended. The audience is invited to interact and touch. 
Planning Progresses on Mulgoa Road Castlereagh Road Upgrade
7 Apr 2018
Planning Progresses on Mulgoa Road Castlereagh Road Upgrade
Community feedback to the Mulgoa Road Castlereagh Corridor upgrade has resulted in design improvements now available to view online. 
Turnbull Government Delivers Funding for Hawkesbury Showground Roads Upgrade
6 Apr 2018
Turnbull Government Delivers Funding for Hawkesbury Showground Roads Upgrade
Liberal Senator for Western Sydney, Marise Payne visited Hawkesbury Showground at Clarendon this week to view the completion of internal road and drainage upgrades. 
Q Theatre Young Artist Call-out! - Originate
6 Apr 2018
Q Theatre Young Artist Call-out! - Originate
Q Theatre is holding auditions for young artists aged between 18 and 26 to take part in the 2018 Originate performance project. 
Classrooms Upgraded at Norwest Christian College
1 Apr 2018
Classrooms Upgraded at Norwest Christian College
Students and staff at Norwest Christian College in Western Sydney will have full use of a newly refurbished primary school precinct thanks to funding from the Turnbull Government. 
5 x 5 – the Artist and the Patron at Penrith Regional Gallery
31 Mar 2018
5 x 5 – the Artist and the Patron at Penrith Regional Gallery
The artist and collector relationship has existed for millennia. Imagine, the Western art canon without the enormous patronage of the Medici family. Renaissance artists Raphael and Leonardo DaVinci may not have had the chance to create great art in the service of society, the church and state. 
$47 Million to Support Recycling in NSW
31 Mar 2018
$47 Million to Support Recycling in NSW
The NSW Government will release a one-off package of up to $47 million to support local government and industry to respond to China’s National Sword policy, Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton announced recently. 
Perrottet Condemns Bob Debus Over Calls to Put Green Extremism Above Community Safety
30 Mar 2018
Perrottet Condemns Bob Debus Over Calls to Put Green Extremism Above Community Safety
Member for Hawkesbury Dominic Perrottet has condemned former Labor Member for Blue Mountains Bob Debus, and former Greens Party Leader Bob Brown, for opposing a plan to make Warragamba Dam safer by raising the height of the wall. 
Change Your Clocks and Smoke Alarm Batteries this Weekend
28 Mar 2018
Change Your Clocks and Smoke Alarm Batteries this Weekend
Daylight Savings time ends Sunday 1 April 2018. Check smoke alarms when you change the clock! 
An evening steeped in history, tradition, and grace - Australian Haydn Ensemble
27 Mar 2018
An evening steeped in history, tradition, and grace - Australian Haydn Ensemble
The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre is thrilled to present the Australian Haydn Ensemble as part of The Summit - Richard Bonynge Fine Music Series. 
School Holiday Fun at The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre & Penrith Regional Gallery
25 Mar 2018
School Holiday Fun at The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre & Penrith Regional Gallery
Holiday fun for kids and their adults! Dance and art workshops, live theatre or even a trip to The Gallery are all on offer right here on your doorstep this school holidays at The Joan and Penrith Regional Gallery. 
Can Money Really Buy You Everything?
24 Mar 2018
Can Money Really Buy You Everything?
David Walliams' best-selling novel Billionaire Boy comes to life onstage at The Joan in a play by Maryann Master. 
New Funding for Museum and Arts Venue in Penrith
22 Mar 2018
New Funding for Museum and Arts Venue in Penrith
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith and Minister for the Arts Don Harwin on Wednesday announced that the area is home to two of the first recipients of an innovative $350,000 fund designed to support smaller-scale capital infrastructure across arts and cultural venues. 
Launch of
20 Mar 2018
Launch of "Blue Mountains Geographical Encyclopaedia"
Noted Blue Mountains’ author, Brian Fox, will be releasing his new book, The Blue Mountains Geographical Encyclopaedia, written in collaboration with Michael Keats and John Fox, on Monday 26 March at 10.00 am at the Blue Mountains Historical Society, 99 Blaxland Road, Wentworth Falls. 
Bosom Buddies - Nancye Hayes & Todd McKenney
16 Mar 2018
Bosom Buddies - Nancye Hayes & Todd McKenney
Australia’s leading lady of musical theatre and favourite song and dance man, together on stage, two stars are brightly shining. 
Labor to Rebuild Foreign Aid Commitments
15 Mar 2018
Labor to Rebuild Foreign Aid Commitments
Federal Member for Macquarie has welcomed the announcement that a Shorten Labor Government will rebuild Australia’s international development assistance program and increase aid investment beyond current levels. 
Marise Payne Shares her Opinion on Western Sydney City Deal
13 Mar 2018
Marise Payne Shares her Opinion on Western Sydney City Deal
Sunday March 4 was an historic moment for the people of western Sydney with the signing of the momentous Western Sydney City Deal. 
New Jersey Nights at The Joan
12 Mar 2018
New Jersey Nights at The Joan
Direct from the USA & UK with a cast of West End Stars - celebrating the music of Franki Valli & The Four Seasons 
The Vicar Returns to the Blue Mountains!
10 Mar 2018
The Vicar Returns to the Blue Mountains!
The Vicar of Dibley, the heartfelt and humorous BBC series, written by Richard Curtis and immortalised by Dawn French, is to be staged during April and May at the Wentworth Falls Country Club by mountains-based production company, Boxboards Theatre. 
Kick Off Your Sunday Shoes - Footloose at The Joan
10 Mar 2018
Kick Off Your Sunday Shoes - Footloose at The Joan
One of the most explosive movie musicals from the 80s cuts loose live on stage at The Joan on March 16 & 17 with exhilarating results. 
Billionaire Boy - CDP Kids - One Show Only
8 Mar 2018
Billionaire Boy - CDP Kids - One Show Only
Twelve-year-old Joe has everything a boy could ever want, from a golden underwater Ferrari to his very own cinema. Joe and his Dad have more money than you could imagine, but what Joe really needs is a friend. 
Heritage Activation Grants Applications Now Open
2 Mar 2018
Heritage Activation Grants Applications Now Open
The third round of the NSW Government, Heritage Activation Grants Program for publicly accessible local heritage items is now open for application. 
How I Saved the Western Black Rhino
26 Feb 2018
How I Saved the Western Black Rhino
Part of Back to Back: A double bill of new work from Q Theatre. 
Penrith Regional Gallery - A Place for Mods - Fashion, Photography and Design
23 Feb 2018
Penrith Regional Gallery - A Place for Mods - Fashion, Photography and Design
Fashion, photography and design enriches every aspect of how we live today. Whether we’re aware of it or not, design surrounds us, and can be found in the tiniest of places and items. 
RSPCA Clear the Shelters $29* Adoptions Promotion Across Australia
22 Feb 2018
RSPCA Clear the Shelters $29* Adoptions Promotion Across Australia
RSPCA shelters around the country are dropping their prices this weekend to make pet ownership more affordable for more Australians who are ready, willing and able to bring a pet into their home. 
Penrith’s Real Festival to Benefit from NSW Government Funding
22 Feb 2018
Penrith’s Real Festival to Benefit from NSW Government Funding
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith joined Penrith Council Deputy Mayor, Tricia Hitchen to announce that Penrith’s Real Festival will benefit from NSW Government funding under the 2018 Flagship Event Fund, aimed at attracting more visitors to experience regional NSW. 
All About Women Live Stream from Sydney Opera House
21 Feb 2018
All About Women Live Stream from Sydney Opera House
Experience the main stage action of All About Women as it is streamed live from Sydney Opera House, right here in Penrith at The Joan Sunday 4 March 1 - 3:30pm. 
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