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Archive - November 2016

Turnbull Government Supporting National Science Week In Macquarie
30 Nov 2016
Turnbull Government Supporting National Science Week In Macquarie
Individuals, community groups and researchers in the Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains will be able to benefit from the Turnbull Government’s plan to support organisations to hold an event as part of National Science Week 2017, with grants of $2,000 to $20,000 available. 
Come On Down To The Playground - The Joan’s Bumper 2017 Season For Kids & Families!
28 Nov 2016
Come On Down To The Playground - The Joan’s Bumper 2017 Season For Kids & Families!
“If you take a child to the theatre, not only will they practice empathy, they might also laugh uproariously, or come home singing about science, or want to know more about history, or tell you what happened at school today, or spend all dinner discussing music, or learn how to handle conflict, or start becoming future patrons of the arts.” How Theatre for Young People Could Save the World (Huffington Post) 
$10 Million Funding For Western Sydney University
26 Nov 2016
$10 Million Funding For Western Sydney University
Students facing additional hurdles to get into and succeed at university are set to benefit from a new Turnbull Government grant to Western Sydney University with new funding to help remove barriers to get to university. 
Penrith Conservatorium Of Music 2017 Music Scholarships
26 Nov 2016
Penrith Conservatorium Of Music 2017 Music Scholarships
Come and share the music with us! Penrith Conservatorium of Music’s prestigious 2017 Music Scholarships are now open for applications. 
Grants to Preserve Heritage in Macquarie
25 Nov 2016
Grants to Preserve Heritage in Macquarie
Liberal Senator for New South Wales, Marise Payne and Minister for the Arts, Senator Mitch Fifield, have announced funding in Macquarie for Hawkesbury Regional Museum and the National Trust Norman Lindsay Gallery and Museum through the Community Heritage Grants Program. 
Grants to Inspire Young Science and Maths Students
24 Nov 2016
Grants to Inspire Young Science and Maths Students
Young Australians in the Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains who are passionate about science and maths now have more opportunities to learn from and compete with the best through new government funding for a range of science, technology, engineering and maths activities. 
Shades of Blue – NSW Police Force Art Exhibition
24 Nov 2016
Shades of Blue – NSW Police Force Art Exhibition
Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest is hosting Shades of Blue during the White Ribbon Campaign to support the importance of communities and workplaces raising awareness about breaking the cycle of violence against women. 
Iconic Character Birth Certificates Now Available
23 Nov 2016
Iconic Character Birth Certificates Now Available
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith welcomes the news that the NSW Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages has released a new range of commemorative birth certificates. 
Q LAB - A space for new ideas, projects and possibilities | Callout For 2017 Residency Applications | Apply Now
18 Nov 2016
Q LAB - A space for new ideas, projects and possibilities | Callout For 2017 Residency Applications | Apply Now
Q LAB is The Q’s annual residency program. Projects are selected through an open callout process and are provided with financial assistance and space as well as technical and dramaturgical support for dedicated creative development. 
Homeowners Offered Greater Choice and Transparency
17 Nov 2016
Homeowners Offered Greater Choice and Transparency
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith welcomes the announcement by the NSW Government that an overhaul of the NSW Home Building Compensation Fund (HBCF) to enable private insurers to enter the market and improve protections for consumers against incomplete and defective work. 
Local Club Awarded Prestigious State's Fair Play Award From Football NSW
16 Nov 2016
Local Club Awarded Prestigious State's Fair Play Award From Football NSW
Springwood United Football Club is pleased to announce that Football NSW has bestowed upon a team from their club the State's Fair Play Award. 
The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre Announces It’s 2017 Season
12 Nov 2016
The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre Announces It’s 2017 Season
Comedy, music, dance and theatre - brand new work and reimagined classics, shows that'll make you laugh, think, and soar to new heights.

Take a trip through a magical year at The Joan 
Federal Member Urges Individuals And Local Community Groups To Apply For New Grant
11 Nov 2016
Federal Member Urges Individuals And Local Community Groups To Apply For New Grant
Federal Member for Macquarie, Susan Templeman, has urged local not-for-profit volunteer-based community groups to apply for the 2016 volunteer grants. 
Investment for Water Projects in Penrith
11 Nov 2016
Investment for Water Projects in Penrith
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith joined Penrith Councillor Tricia Hitchen to announce two significant grants for Penrith City Council (PCC). 
Penrith Comes Alive this Weekend for the First Real Festival
2 Nov 2016
Penrith Comes Alive this Weekend for the First Real Festival
Indulge in mindful living through an exciting line-up of river, environment, art and lifestyle activities this Friday 4 November and Saturday 5 November 2016 at Tench Reserve, Nepean River. 
Local MP Works to Solve NDIS Roll Out Challenges
2 Nov 2016
Local MP Works to Solve NDIS Roll Out Challenges
Federal Member for Macquarie, Susan Templeman and Labor’s Shadow Minister for Social Services, Jenny Macklin, say working to solve implementation challenges around the NDIS is a priority. 
Exciting Inaugural Award - Southlands Breakthrough Award
1 Nov 2016
Exciting Inaugural Award - Southlands Breakthrough Award
The decision has been made to extend the deadline on the Southlands Breakthrough Award to the new closing date of 12 December 2016.

By extending the date there will be a greater opportunity for emerging artists in the west, from Parramatta to Orange to finalise their submissions!

 
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