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Archive - August 2018

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. 
Spring Exhibition Suite at Penrith Regional Gallery
17 Aug 2018
Spring Exhibition Suite at Penrith Regional Gallery
The Curtain Breathed Deeply - an expansive new commission by Sydney based artist Justene Williams – will open at Penrith Regional Gallery on Saturday 25 August. The exhibition will transform the entirety of Penrith Regional Gallery’s Main Gallery space into an intentionally chaotic, immersive and interrelated sequence of installations. Her largest and most ambitious undertaking to date, The Curtain Breathed Deeply will seduce visitors into and through a series of hypnotising sets and video installations abounding in sensory overload and cacophony. 
Sing Along to the Hits of Elvis, John Lennon & Dusty Springfield at The Joan!
12 Aug 2018
Sing Along to the Hits of Elvis, John Lennon & Dusty Springfield at The Joan!
This month’s Morning Melodies at The Joan will take you on a journey back in time to celebrate Yesterday’s Heroes; hit songs from the 50s, 60s and 70s by Elvis, John Lennon, the Rolling Stones and more! 
Penrith Regional Gallery Summer Studio Residency 2018/2019
6 Aug 2018
Penrith Regional Gallery Summer Studio Residency 2018/2019
Applications for 2018/2019 residencies are now open. 
Is Your Airbag Safe?
5 Aug 2018
Is Your Airbag Safe?
There have been many news articles in recent years about faulty Takata airbags, and the fact that specific vehicle makes and models are being recalled for airbag replacement. Working out whether your car is affected can be confusing, as many people don't know the exact year model of their car and looking it up can easily slip down the 'to do' list.

Help is at hand: A new website will now tell you in seconds. 
Boost for Aboriginal Mental Health Services at Nepean Hospital
3 Aug 2018
Boost for Aboriginal Mental Health Services at Nepean Hospital
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith welcomes the announcement that new frontline staff to make mental health care more accessible and culturally inclusive for Aboriginal people will be recruited in the Nepean Blue Mountains region, thanks to almost $140,000 from the NSW Government. 
Audiences will be ‘Off to the See the Wizard’ when Richmond Players Presents the Musical Favourite, The Wizard of Oz
2 Aug 2018
Audiences will be ‘Off to the See the Wizard’ when Richmond Players Presents the Musical Favourite, The Wizard of Oz
Following the success of last year’s Beauty and the Beast, Richmond Players is once again collaborating with Richmond High School to present the timeless musical, The Wizard of Oz. 
Blue Mountains Meet The Orchestra
1 Aug 2018
Blue Mountains Meet The Orchestra
Winmalee local and Concertmaster of Western Sydney Youth Orchestra (WSYO), violinist James Parbery, will be performing three concerts on Saturday 1 September as part of the Meet The Orchestra concert series presented by Sydney Youth Orchestras (SYO) at Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub. 
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