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Older Women at Risk Of Homelessness – Key Target of Labor’s Affordable Housing Policy
19 Dec 2018
Older Women at Risk Of Homelessness – Key Target of Labor’s Affordable Housing Policy
Labor has listened to concerns raised at the Hawkesbury Older Women in Homelessness Forum, announcing Australia's largest ever housing affordability policy, with older women a key target. 
Local After Hours Doctor Services Ease Burden on Emergency Departments
16 Dec 2018
Local After Hours Doctor Services Ease Burden on Emergency Departments
Up to two - thirds of emergency room patients presenting at night and on weekends could have been treated at an after hours GP service, according to local data. 
NSW Creative Kids Program a Step Closer
15 Dec 2018
NSW Creative Kids Program a Step Closer
NSW families will soon be able to access the new $100 Creative Kids voucher unlocking the creative abilities of a new generation across the State from 1 January 2019 when the program takes effect. 
Round Two Funding Now Open for Events
11 Dec 2018
Round Two Funding Now Open for Events
Regional events held between July and December 2019 can now apply for NSW Government funding, aimed at driving more overnight visitors to rural and regional towns across the State. 
The Joan's 2019 Morning Melodies Series is Now Here!
10 Dec 2018
The Joan's 2019 Morning Melodies Series is Now Here!
Celebrate the Golden Days of Music - take a trip through the decades and rejoice in the fabulous music of The 2019 Morning Melodies Series at The Joan.
 
Hawkesbury Local Sporting Champions
8 Dec 2018
Hawkesbury Local Sporting Champions
A group of young Hawkesbury sports stars have been honoured at a special afternoon tea, hosted by Member for Macquarie, Susan Templeman MP at her office in Windsor. 
Experience the Magic of Live Performance with The Joan’s 2019 Kids & Families Program
7 Dec 2018
Experience the Magic of Live Performance with The Joan’s 2019 Kids & Families Program
There’s something special about going to the theatre – the thrill of anticipation and delight unparalleled by any other kind of entertainment. Live performance brings us into the present, offering children (and their adults) a unique opportunity to engage in stories, music, and the enchanted world of the stage. The Joan would love to share this with you in 2019. 
Community Shares Thoughts and Ideas at Education Town Hall with Tanya Plibersek
27 Nov 2018
Community Shares Thoughts and Ideas at Education Town Hall with Tanya Plibersek
The Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury community was able to share their thoughts and ideas on school funding and education policy with Deputy Opposition Leader and Shadow Minister for Education, Tanya Plibersek at an Education Town Hall Meeting in Springwood. 
Where Have Hawkesbury's Bees Gone?
24 Nov 2018
Where Have Hawkesbury's Bees Gone?
Hawkesbury's sparkling waters and lush greenery have made it a popular spot for eco-tourism, attracting nature lovers around the world. The delicate ecosystem surrounding the Hawkesbury River is in trouble, though. 
PP&VA Proud of Q Theatre Artists Award Success
23 Nov 2018
PP&VA Proud of Q Theatre Artists Award Success
Four Q Theatre artists have been awarded 2018/19 Create NSW Fellowships. The artists will share in over $95,000 to support self-directed professional development programs and career advancement projects. 
Penrith Youth Orchestra to Perform with Australian Chamber Orchestra
10 Nov 2018
Penrith Youth Orchestra to Perform with Australian Chamber Orchestra
The Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO), The Joan and Penrith Symphony Orchestra (PSO) are thrilled to present a performance by the Penrith Youth Orchestra (PYO) on Sunday 25 November. 
Capstone Editing Announces Two Grants to Support Indigenous High School Students and Mid-Career Researchers
5 Nov 2018
Capstone Editing Announces Two Grants to Support Indigenous High School Students and Mid-Career Researchers
An Australian business established to support students and academics is offering two grants to ease the pressures of two vastly different groups: Indigenous high school students and mid-career researchers. 
Get Amongst the Fun This Weekend!
3 Nov 2018
Get Amongst the Fun This Weekend!
Real Festival takes over the Nepean River this weekend, bringing Australia’s best theatre performers, artists and creative minds together in one stunning outdoor location. 
Making Your Home More Accessible
3 Nov 2018
Making Your Home More Accessible
Over 1 in 5 Australians have a disability, according to the Australian Disability Network. That's 4 million people. Many of these have particular accessibility needs that often are not met - even parliamentarians have problems, as Senator Steele-John revealed in his recent ABC interview. 
Academy Singers - Peace and Remembrance
30 Oct 2018
Academy Singers - Peace and Remembrance
Directed by Paul Terracini, this is a special concert in recognition of Armistice Day with a selection of inspiring choral music. 
Q Indie 2019
28 Oct 2018
Q Indie 2019
New Artist Opportunities To Develop Work Via Residency At The Joan 
Nepean Hospital to Receive $1.5m for Mental Health Infrastructure Upgrades
25 Oct 2018
Nepean Hospital to Receive $1.5m for Mental Health Infrastructure Upgrades
People receiving care at Nepean Hospital mental health inpatient unit will soon see physical improvements, as statewide upgrades and refurbishments get underway. 
Classic 80s Movie Now a Penrith Musical
24 Oct 2018
Classic 80s Movie Now a Penrith Musical
Originally opening on Broadway in 1996, Big The Musical received five Tony Award nominations. Since this time, the show has been revised and refined over the years and is well received by audiences young and old. Penrith Musical Comedy Company is excited to bring this magical musical to life for Australian audiences to enjoy. 
Jon Stevens Releases Charity Single for Drought-Stricken Farmers
23 Oct 2018
Jon Stevens Releases Charity Single for Drought-Stricken Farmers
RAIN DOWN ON ME – AT RADIO FRIDAY 26TH OCTOBER 2018

Coinciding with the Hay Mate: Buy A Bale – A Concert For The Farmers concert, Jon Stevens is releasing a charity single, Rain Down On Me, with all proceeds going to help the drought-stricken farmers. 
Support for Fast-tracking of Tax Relief for Small and Medium Bussinesses in Macquarie
22 Oct 2018
Support for Fast-tracking of Tax Relief for Small and Medium Bussinesses in Macquarie
The Liberal-National Government will deliver additional tax relief to over 16,000 small and medium businesses in Macquarie, five years earlier than planned. 
The Future is ‘ROSI’ for Key Southern Roads
21 Oct 2018
The Future is ‘ROSI’ for Key Southern Roads
The 10-year, $3.5 billion Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) initiative, will see significant investment in key road freight and tourism corridors, as part of the Australian Government’s commitment to deliver game-changing productivity improvements across Australia’s supply chains. 
Scouts NSW/ACT Youth Development Award
21 Oct 2018
Scouts NSW/ACT Youth Development Award
The Scouts NSW/ACT Youth Development Award recognises young people who assist in the development of others. They provide inspiration, role modelling, teaching, mentoring and confidence. Nominations close in 2 weeks and we don’t want you to miss out! 
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