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Tall Stories’ Magical Musical Adaptation of the Gruffalo’s Child
13 Oct 2018
Tall Stories’ Magical Musical Adaptation of the Gruffalo’s Child
CDP presents Tall Stories’ magical musical adaptation of The Gruffalo’s Child

The Gruffalo said that no Gruffalo should
Ever set foot in the deep dark wood... 
Senator Payne Announces Funding Boost For Hawkesbury City Council
10 Oct 2018
Senator Payne Announces Funding Boost For Hawkesbury City Council
The Coalition Government has made the first quarterly payment of more than $500,000 to Hawkesbury City Council under the 2018-19 Financial Assistance Grant Program. 
WSROC Welcomes New and Re-elected Mayors
9 Oct 2018
WSROC Welcomes New and Re-elected Mayors
The Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC) has welcomed newly elected Mayors following a string of elections this month. 
West Awaits Funding Boost After $9.26bn Sale
7 Oct 2018
West Awaits Funding Boost After $9.26bn Sale
The Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC) has called on the NSW Government to boost public transport in Sydney’s West following the 51 per cent sale of Sydney Motorway Corporation. 
Grants Funding Open to Local Groups
5 Oct 2018
Grants Funding Open to Local Groups
Community organisations looking to build new or upgrade current facilities are encouraged to apply for funding from the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program. 
$56 Million Retirement Community to Open in Penrith
1 Oct 2018
$56 Million Retirement Community to Open in Penrith
A new $56 million state-of-the-art, retirement community is on schedule to open in Penrith early in 2019. 
Mobile Black Spot Funding - Call for Locals to Identify Mobile Reception Blackspots By 11 October
30 Sep 2018
Mobile Black Spot Funding - Call for Locals to Identify Mobile Reception Blackspots By 11 October
Some of the Blue Mountains' most bushfire prone areas are again being excluded from eligibility under the Federal Government's latest round of Mobile Blackspot funding. 
Blue Mountains Botanica: Where Art Meets Science
30 Sep 2018
Blue Mountains Botanica: Where Art Meets Science
There are just two weeks left to discover the world of Blue Mountains Botanica and learn about the journey from those that explored our unique region. 
Share the Mental Health Journey this October
30 Sep 2018
Share the Mental Health Journey this October
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today encourages locals to ‘Share the Journey’ by getting involved in Mental Health Month this October, with the NSW Government calling for people to come alongside family, friends or colleagues who are living with mental illness or having mental health issues. 
Extension of Temporary Track Closure: Giant Stairway, Katoomba
29 Sep 2018
Extension of Temporary Track Closure: Giant Stairway, Katoomba
Please note the Blue Mountains National Park Katoomba has extended the temporary partial closure of The Giant Stairway walking track. 
Local Schools Prepare for Remembrance Day with Mail-out
26 Sep 2018
Local Schools Prepare for Remembrance Day with Mail-out
Liberal Senator for Western Sydney, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, is pleased to announce that schools will soon be receiving their annual educational kits in preparation for Remembrance Day, this year marking the centenary of the First World War Armistice. 
Enova Community Energy Expanding Across NSW
25 Sep 2018
Enova Community Energy Expanding Across NSW
NSW households and businesses will soon be able to join the community-led renewable energy revolution with Australia’s first community owned energy retailer, Enova Community Energy, looking to expand across the state.
 
Bell Shakespeare Presents: Julius Caesar - a Masterpiece of Intrigue and Treachery showing at The Joan
24 Sep 2018
Bell Shakespeare Presents: Julius Caesar - a Masterpiece of Intrigue and Treachery showing at The Joan
Loved by the people, Caesar’s power is growing – which is dangerous if you live in a world driven by ego and idealism. Those who rise too fast must be dealt with. For the good of the country. For the good of those who wish to be rulers themselves. 
Christian Women Leaders United in Historic Visit to Canberra Advocating for Global Concerns
23 Sep 2018
Christian Women Leaders United in Historic Visit to Canberra Advocating for Global Concerns
Women leaders from across the denominations of Australia’s churches and Christian organisations have come together for an historic visit to Canberra. In addition to advocating for policies of justice and care for the world’s poor, the cohort will meet with Senior Ministers and Members of Parliament from both political parties, including some women MPs, to thank them for their public service and to encourage them to lead Australia in continuing its commitment to creating a just world. 
Rock Solid Commitment to Defence Force Personnel, Veterans and Their Families
22 Sep 2018
Rock Solid Commitment to Defence Force Personnel, Veterans and Their Families
Australia will follow the United Kingdom’s lead under a Shorten Labor Government and sign a Military Covenant to show the country’s support for current and former Defence personnel. 
Be Prepared: Get Ready Weekend 2018
20 Sep 2018
Be Prepared: Get Ready Weekend 2018
The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is inviting people to get involved in Get Ready Weekend and come along to a local event to meet their local firefighters. 
NDIS Calculator Counts the Cost of Disability Support
20 Sep 2018
NDIS Calculator Counts the Cost of Disability Support
With more than 460,000 people expected to receive a disability support package from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) by 2020, the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network (NBMPHN) has developed an online calculator to help people understand the costs of support services that someone may be eligible for under the NDIS. 
First Artists Announced for the 2019 Blue Mountains Music Festival!
15 Sep 2018
First Artists Announced for the 2019 Blue Mountains Music Festival!
The 24th annual Blue Mountains Music Festival of Folk Roots and Blues (BMMF) returns to scenic Katoomba on March 15, 16 and 17 in 2019, with an incredible line-up of local and international artists. 
Leura Gardens Festival 2018 - New Format
15 Sep 2018
Leura Gardens Festival 2018 - New Format
Planning is well underway for the 2018 festival which will have a new format this year. 
Lee Kernaghan Announces Final 2018 Dates on his Massive 25th Anniversary Boys from the Bush Tour
14 Sep 2018
Lee Kernaghan Announces Final 2018 Dates on his Massive 25th Anniversary Boys from the Bush Tour
With a string of dates in November and December, Lee brings to a close an incredible almost two-years celebrating his seminal outback club album. 
New Regional Tourism Campaign: ‘Wake Up With’ the Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury and Penrith
12 Sep 2018
New Regional Tourism Campaign: ‘Wake Up With’ the Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury and Penrith
The Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury and Penrith are showcased in a new cooperative tourism marketing campaign, developed by Destination NSW in partnership with the Regional Strategic Alliance. 
Western Sydney Artists Premier New Theatre Work at Sydney Fringe Festival
7 Sep 2018
Western Sydney Artists Premier New Theatre Work at Sydney Fringe Festival
This year The Sydney Fringe Festival has partnered with Q Theatre in Penrith to provide more opportunities for Western Sydney based indie artists through the creation and presentation of two fantastic shows. 
Hawkesbury Residents Get Their Chance to Have a Say on My Health Record
5 Sep 2018
Hawkesbury Residents Get Their Chance to Have a Say on My Health Record
Hawkesbury residents now have a chance to have their say on the My Health Record system, with a Senate inquiry underway. 
Why You Need to Switch to the NBN
4 Sep 2018
Why You Need to Switch to the NBN
The National Broadband Network (NBN) has prompted national conversations over the last few years, and much of the time the view has been negative. It was heralded as a revolutionary high-speed Internet service before being labelled as a political disaster and repurposed to use much of the existing phone network. This backflip, combined with lots of technical jargon like hybrid fibre-coaxial, CVC and POIs, has left many Aussies feeling confused and frustrated. 
World Record Set at Speed Week 2018 for the Fastest Blind Person Riding a Motorbike
2 Sep 2018
World Record Set at Speed Week 2018 for the Fastest Blind Person Riding a Motorbike
He has no sight, but he has a throttle, he has steering, he has balance and he has loads of grit. That is what it took 2018 Nepean Disability Expo ambassador Ben Felten to break the World’s Fastest Blind Man record earlier this year. 
40km/h Around Stopped Emergency Vehicles
1 Sep 2018
40km/h Around Stopped Emergency Vehicles
From 1 September 2018, a new road rule will commence to improve the safety of emergency workers when they are stopped on the road. 
First Concrete Poured for New Nepean Hospital Car Park
31 Aug 2018
First Concrete Poured for New Nepean Hospital Car Park
Nepean Hospital’s $576 million Stage 1 redevelopment is underway with the first concrete slab poured for the new multi-storey car park. 
North Richmond Students Aiming for the Stars
30 Aug 2018
North Richmond Students Aiming for the Stars
Four Hawkesbury Schools have received Federal funding worth $80,000, to help blast off their students to Space Camp in the United States. 
Qantas Announces Further Evidence of Importance of Western Sydney Airport
26 Aug 2018
Qantas Announces Further Evidence of Importance of Western Sydney Airport
Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities, Paul Fletcher welcomes reports this week that Qantas and Jetstar will operate from Western Sydney Airport. 
Inclusion and Innovation at Hobartville Public School
25 Aug 2018
Inclusion and Innovation at Hobartville Public School
Shadow Assistant Minister for Schools, Andrew Giles joined Member for Macquarie Susan Templeman on a visit to Hobartville Public School during Education Week. 
Ballet Under The Stars 2018 - Giselle
24 Aug 2018
Ballet Under The Stars 2018 - Giselle
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith announced that The Australian Ballet will return to Penrith for the popular Ballet Under the Stars. 
Forum Addresses the Issue of Older Women – The Growing Face of Homelessness
24 Aug 2018
Forum Addresses the Issue of Older Women – The Growing Face of Homelessness
A forum has heard the traditional stereotype of homelessness is being turned on its head, with women over 60 now among the most at-risk groups in our community. 
Western Sydney Airport Jobs Predictions Questioned
23 Aug 2018
Western Sydney Airport Jobs Predictions Questioned
Member for Macquarie, Susan Templeman MP has welcomed a new report released by the ‘Jobs for Western Sydney’ Group at their official launch on Saturday. 
Funding Boost for Hockey Facilities in Western Sydney
23 Aug 2018
Funding Boost for Hockey Facilities in Western Sydney
Hundreds of Western Sydney hockey players are set to benefit from $1.2 million worth of upgrades at hockey fields at Kingswood and Narellan which will increase the quality and capacity of facilities and bring them to international standard. 
Penrith Volunteers Help Make Disability Expo a Success
22 Aug 2018
Penrith Volunteers Help Make Disability Expo a Success
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith and Minister for Disability Services, Ray Williams announced that NADO will receive $1,500 to provide a shuttle bus to support people with disability attend the Nepean Disability Expo. 
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