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Archive - August 2016

Major Work Starts on Nepean River Pedestrian and Cyclist Bridge
31 Aug 2016
Major Work Starts on Nepean River Pedestrian and Cyclist Bridge
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith has turned the first sod for the Nepean River pedestrian and cyclist bridge, which will transform the way Penrith residents interact with the picturesque Nepean River. 
Stuart Ayres Calls On Penrith Organisations to Apply for ClubGRANTS
31 Aug 2016
Stuart Ayres Calls On Penrith Organisations to Apply for ClubGRANTS
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith encourages local community groups, sports clubs and councils to apply for up to a million dollars to help them deliver an important sports infrastructure project for their communities. 
Nominate Now for Reward & Recognition!
30 Aug 2016
Nominate Now for Reward & Recognition!
The Reward and Recognition program aims to acknowledge the outstanding achievements of hardworking staff throughout Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District as nominated by their peers, volunteers, patients or community members. 
Marcus Corowa Just the Two of Us – A Tribute to Bill Withers Sundays At The Joan
28 Aug 2016
Marcus Corowa Just the Two of Us – A Tribute to Bill Withers Sundays At The Joan
You know an artist is great when their music is covered for generations. 
Fee Free Training - Changing Lives
28 Aug 2016
Fee Free Training - Changing Lives
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith is asking local residents who may be dealing with difficult life circumstances to consider fee free training as a pathway to more positive life and career outcomes. 
NSW Government Seeks Applications for Young Advisors
27 Aug 2016
NSW Government Seeks Applications for Young Advisors
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith joined local student Bensen Payyappilly to encourage young people from Penrith and surrounds to consider applying for a position on the 2017 NSW Youth Advisory Council and get involved in Government decision making. 
An Exciting Month for Job Seekers!
27 Aug 2016
An Exciting Month for Job Seekers!
September is going to be an exciting month for Job Seekers, with two expos lined up that each focus on providing real employment outcomes for job seekers.

So whether you are at school, looking for a job or thinking about a new career these are the two events that you can't afford to miss in September. 
Boost for NSW Police
27 Aug 2016
Boost for NSW Police
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith welcomes the 208 Police recruits who attested as Probationary Constables during the Class 328 parade. The recruits commenced on-the-job training on Monday and will continue distance learning before graduating with an Associate Diploma in Policing Practice. 
Households to Save About $140 in Energy Bills Each Year
26 Aug 2016
Households to Save About $140 in Energy Bills Each Year
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith welcomes the announcement that low income NSW households are expected to save an average of $140 a year on their energy bills as part of the NSW Government’s $26.8 million Home Energy Action program. 
GPs Provide a Home-Base for People with Chronic Conditions
26 Aug 2016
GPs Provide a Home-Base for People with Chronic Conditions
GPs in the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network (NBMPHN) region have been selected to participate in a major national government trial that aims to improve the treatment of people with chronic diseases. 
In The Mood Second Penrith Matinee Just Announced
20 Aug 2016
In The Mood Second Penrith Matinee Just Announced
Due to popular demand a 3rd show has just been added.
Tickets on sale from 9am today! 
The Australian Chamber Orchestra presents Beethoven & Mendelssohn starring Meta4 Quartet and ACO Collective
20 Aug 2016
The Australian Chamber Orchestra presents Beethoven & Mendelssohn starring Meta4 Quartet and ACO Collective
“If you’re looking for the finest young string players in this country this is where you’ll find them.” Australian Stage Online on ACO Collective 
Your Chance To Speak To Bushfire Building Experts
18 Aug 2016
Your Chance To Speak To Bushfire Building Experts
Australia’s experts in bushfire property protection will be out in force to speak with residents of bushfire prone areas in Australia’s only Bushfire Building Expo at Springwood on Saturday 10 September 2016. 
Conference Showcases Australia’s Excellence in Building and Design for Bushfire
18 Aug 2016
Conference Showcases Australia’s Excellence in Building and Design for Bushfire
The Bushfire Building Conference to be held on September 9 2016 in the Blue Mountains is the only national event that brings together builders, architects, designers, planners, researchers, regulators and insurers to explore issues around building in a bushfire-prone area. 
NSW High School Students Descend on Sydney Olympic Park For Road Safety
17 Aug 2016
NSW High School Students Descend on Sydney Olympic Park For Road Safety
Australia’s largest road safety education event gets underway as thousands of NSW high school students descend on Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena for the bstreetsmart road safety forum. 
State Flags Presented
13 Aug 2016
State Flags Presented
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith has presented new New South Wales State flags to Mr Neel Chand, CEO of Penrith RSL Club & Mr Brett McFadden, Superintendent Commander of Penrith Police. 
New Pathway to the Nepean River
12 Aug 2016
New Pathway to the Nepean River
A new shared pathway to improve public access to the Nepean River and new landscaping works in Tench Reserve, Jamisontown, will be funded with $115,000 from the NSW Government. 
Jenifer Green Sings Strictly Bassey Morning Melodies at The Joan
11 Aug 2016
Jenifer Green Sings Strictly Bassey Morning Melodies at The Joan
If ever there was a female singer who could sing the vast range of magnificent songs in celebration of the great Dame Shirley Bassey, then multi award winner Jenifer Green is that girl. Over fifteen years in the hustle and bustle of Amercian show business helped this Sydney-born performer’s dreams come true. 
Penrith Aboriginal Student of the Year Attends Forum at Parliament House
11 Aug 2016
Penrith Aboriginal Student of the Year Attends Forum at Parliament House
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith has announced that Reece Nuttall from Cranebrook High School was a finalist in the inaugural 2016 Aboriginal Student of the Year Award and attended a leadership forum in NSW Parliament House. 
Record Support For DV Services
10 Aug 2016
Record Support For DV Services
The 2016-17 NSW Budget includes $53 million over four years for the state-wide roll-out of Safer Pathway, which aims to ensure every domestic violence victim receives a consistent and effective response regardless of where they live. Safer Pathway will extend to 21 new locations across the state in 2016-17, including new sites in Western Sydney. 
Sydney Zoo Announces Ten Percent Aboriginal Employment Target
9 Aug 2016
Sydney Zoo Announces Ten Percent Aboriginal Employment Target
Australia’s newest zoo on Friday announced that it has set an employment target of 10 percent for Aboriginal employees as part of its plan to offer immersive Aboriginal cultural experiences to visitors. 
Leda and The Swan at The Joan
6 Aug 2016
Leda and The Swan at The Joan
Leda & the Swan is the latest offering from The Q’s annual young artist ensemble project. This project brings together eight up-and-coming artists between the ages of 16 – 26 from all over Sydney to collaborate on a new theatre project building on the success of The Bacchae in 2015. 
Be Careful Where you Click
6 Aug 2016
Be Careful Where you Click
As the internet has become such an integral part of our lives, we’ve become more and more exposed to cyber criminals. While it has become easy and commonplace to shop online, do our banking online and our socialising online, it’s also become easier for the criminals to get into our lives and our computers. 
Grants to Celebrate NSW Grandparents Day Closing Soon
5 Aug 2016
Grants to Celebrate NSW Grandparents Day Closing Soon
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today encouraged local organisations to celebrate the valuable contribution grandparents make in the Penrith community, by applying for $100,000 in funding available under the NSW Grandparents Day Community event grants program. 
NEW Opera Ensemble Open For Enrolment At The Joan’s Penrith Conservatorium
4 Aug 2016
NEW Opera Ensemble Open For Enrolment At The Joan’s Penrith Conservatorium
In 2016 The Joan – with support from partner Celestino - has introduced an exciting new Opera Ensemble into its music education mix. Some people may consider opera out of their reach but the Penrith Conservatorium’s Opera Ensemble busts that myth, stripping this magnificent art-form back to its original storytelling roots and re-building it step by step to give participants aged 16 and up the tools they need to connect with the emotion, intensity, passion, power - and most importantly, fun - of the work. 
Impact of missing persons in Australia
4 Aug 2016
Impact of missing persons in Australia
One person goes missing every 15 minutes in Australia, more than 35,000 people are reported missing each year, and more than 2,000 people are currently listed as a long-term missing person. 
First Ever Strategic Plan for Children and Young People in NSW
1 Aug 2016
First Ever Strategic Plan for Children and Young People in NSW
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith recently welcomed the launch of the NSW Government’s first ever legislated plan to help children and young people thrive. 
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