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Archive - May 2017

How will the NBN Impact you in an Emergency?
27 May 2017
How will the NBN Impact you in an Emergency?
The NBN is frequently a hot topic as NBN and Internet service providers work hard to help Aussies connect to the new network as it is rolled out. 
Focus on NDIS in Macquarie
26 May 2017
Focus on NDIS in Macquarie
People with a disability were given the floor last week at a community meeting at Katoomba hosted by Susan Templeman MP and the Shadow Minister for Families and Social Services Jenny Macklin MP. 
Councils Explore Possibilities for $4 Billion Infrastructure Challenge
21 May 2017
Councils Explore Possibilities for $4 Billion Infrastructure Challenge
With combined assets valued at over $4 billion, the Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury and Penrith City Councils are working together to explore options for the future management of their infrastructure assets in the region, with exciting possibilities. 
The Australian Red Cross Blood Service is Coming to Richmond
17 May 2017
The Australian Red Cross Blood Service is Coming to Richmond
The Mobile Blood Donor Centre will be visiting the Richmond Oval car park from Wednesday 24th May to Friday 26th May. 
Western Sydney’s Young Musicians Join With the ACO Ensemble in Celebration of Three Centuries of String Music
11 May 2017
Western Sydney’s Young Musicians Join With the ACO Ensemble in Celebration of Three Centuries of String Music
The thirty-two young Western Sydney musicians of the Penrith Strings program will take to the stage alongside their mentors from the Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) and Penrith Symphony Orchestra (PSO), to present a concert together at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre on Sunday 21 May, 3pm. 
Give Mum an Experience to Remember This Mother's Day
10 May 2017
Give Mum an Experience to Remember This Mother's Day
On stage with pianist Andrey Gugnin.

We all love our mums and by gifting the experience of a live performance you'll offer her a precious time to share and remember - especially if you've bought a second ticket so you can accompany her! 
Commencement of Emergency Management Volunteer Scholarship Program
10 May 2017
Commencement of Emergency Management Volunteer Scholarship Program
Across Australia, there are more than six million volunteers that selflessly give up their time every year to help their communities. As we mark National Volunteer Week (8-14 May), it is an appropriate time to thank our emergency management volunteers for the invaluable contribution they make during and after the ferocity of Australia’s many natural disasters. 
Penrith to Receive an Australian First For Mental Health Care
8 May 2017
Penrith to Receive an Australian First For Mental Health Care
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith recently announced that for the first time in Australia, vulnerable people in Penrith with mental illness will receive care from an innovative community-based program, made possible by a social impact investment. 
Federal MPs Help Drive Road Safety Campaign
5 May 2017
Federal MPs Help Drive Road Safety Campaign
Federal MPs have joined the call to “Drive So Others Survive” as part of Yellow Ribbon National Road Safety Week, which runs from 8th – 14th May. 
Nominations Sought for 2017 Resilient Australia Awards
5 May 2017
Nominations Sought for 2017 Resilient Australia Awards
Applications are now open for the 2017 Resilient Australia Awards.

Now in their 18th year, the awards celebrate innovation and best practice in disaster resilience and are open to all Australians with an interest in emergency management and natural disasters. 
Looking for a Place to go? Friday Night Lights
1 May 2017
Looking for a Place to go? Friday Night Lights
Friday Night Lights is the Joan Sutherland performing Arts Centre’s pop –up lounge, a popular pre-show destination, providing a sophisticated and intimate setting for a drink, a bite to eat and a chance to catch up with friends before a Friday evening performance! 
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