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Indian Motorcycle Helps Fight the Black Dog
20 Apr 2018
Indian Motorcycle Helps Fight the Black Dog
Indian Motorcycle are right behind Black Dog Ride! For the second consecutive year, Indian Motorcycle generously donated an Indian Scout Bobber valued at $19,995 as an online registration incentive for Black Dog Ride’s iconic annual 1 Dayer suicide prevention ride. 
Funding Boost for Penrith Community Men's Shed
17 Apr 2018
Funding Boost for Penrith Community Men's Shed
The Penrith Community Men's Shed has been awarded a grant of $4,500 from the Turnbull Government under the Government’s National Shed Development Programme. 
Josephine Wants to Dance - at The Joan
15 Apr 2018
Josephine Wants to Dance - at The Joan
Live theatre for all your swirling, twirling, pirouetting young dancers! 
Curious?  Art and Discovery at The Joan
14 Apr 2018
Curious? Art and Discovery at The Joan
Immerse yourself in curiosity - the instinct to question, to think, to explore - as local artists and scientists transform The Joan’s atrium foyer into an energetic, innovative, social space where art and science collide to challenge what we already know, inspiring us to look for answers. 
Walking Together: Stuart Ayres MP Announces More Services in Penrith Focusing on Aboriginal Culture
12 Apr 2018
Walking Together: Stuart Ayres MP Announces More Services in Penrith Focusing on Aboriginal Culture
More services in Penrith will have access to the appropriate resources to embed Aboriginal culture into everyday activities and engage with the local Aboriginal community, Local Member Stuart Ayres announced on Tuesday. 
Community Well Served by New Mount Druitt Fire Station
11 Apr 2018
Community Well Served by New Mount Druitt Fire Station
Last Friday Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant inspected the recently completed $3 million Mount Druitt Fire Station. 
Construction Commences on New Mount Druitt Police Station
10 Apr 2018
Construction Commences on New Mount Druitt Police Station
Minister for Police Troy Grant on Friday joined NSW Police Deputy Commissioner for Field Operations Jeff Loy to turn the first sod and mark the beginning of construction of a new multi-million dollar Police Station in Western Sydney. 
Funding Available for Disability Advocacy Groups
9 Apr 2018
Funding Available for Disability Advocacy Groups
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith, welcomed Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s announcement that up to $26 million is available for disability advocacy services until 2020. 
Autumn Exhibition Suite - tactile - A Sensory Experience – Waiting to be Touched
8 Apr 2018
Autumn Exhibition Suite - tactile - A Sensory Experience – Waiting to be Touched
Enter a sensory world. Reach out and gently, carefully, delicately, make contact: this is a world of sense and sensory satisfaction. For tactile, the gallery rules have been suspended. The audience is invited to interact and touch. 
Penrith Applauds Local Seniors with Achievement Award During NSW Seniors Festival
7 Apr 2018
Penrith Applauds Local Seniors with Achievement Award During NSW Seniors Festival
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith yesterday thanked the outstanding seniors of Penrith for their significant contributions to the community, when he announced the recipients of the 2018 NSW Seniors Festival Local Achievement Award. 
Planning Progresses on Mulgoa Road Castlereagh Road Upgrade
7 Apr 2018
Planning Progresses on Mulgoa Road Castlereagh Road Upgrade
Community feedback to the Mulgoa Road Castlereagh Corridor upgrade has resulted in design improvements now available to view online. 
Turnbull Government Delivers Funding for Hawkesbury Showground Roads Upgrade
6 Apr 2018
Turnbull Government Delivers Funding for Hawkesbury Showground Roads Upgrade
Liberal Senator for Western Sydney, Marise Payne visited Hawkesbury Showground at Clarendon this week to view the completion of internal road and drainage upgrades. 
Q Theatre Young Artist Call-out! - Originate
6 Apr 2018
Q Theatre Young Artist Call-out! - Originate
Q Theatre is holding auditions for young artists aged between 18 and 26 to take part in the 2018 Originate performance project. 
5 x 5 – the Artist and the Patron at Penrith Regional Gallery
31 Mar 2018
5 x 5 – the Artist and the Patron at Penrith Regional Gallery
The artist and collector relationship has existed for millennia. Imagine, the Western art canon without the enormous patronage of the Medici family. Renaissance artists Raphael and Leonardo DaVinci may not have had the chance to create great art in the service of society, the church and state. 
$47 Million to Support Recycling in NSW
31 Mar 2018
$47 Million to Support Recycling in NSW
The NSW Government will release a one-off package of up to $47 million to support local government and industry to respond to China’s National Sword policy, Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton announced recently. 
How to Keep the Kids Entertained This Easter
30 Mar 2018
How to Keep the Kids Entertained This Easter
The Easter long weekend is fast approaching, and while for some this may mean a much-needed and well-deserved holiday away, for many families in New South Wales, the fact that Easter does not align with the school holidays means a staycation is on the cards. 
Perrottet Condemns Bob Debus Over Calls to Put Green Extremism Above Community Safety
30 Mar 2018
Perrottet Condemns Bob Debus Over Calls to Put Green Extremism Above Community Safety
Member for Hawkesbury Dominic Perrottet has condemned former Labor Member for Blue Mountains Bob Debus, and former Greens Party Leader Bob Brown, for opposing a plan to make Warragamba Dam safer by raising the height of the wall. 
Change Your Clocks and Smoke Alarm Batteries this Weekend
28 Mar 2018
Change Your Clocks and Smoke Alarm Batteries this Weekend
Daylight Savings time ends Sunday 1 April 2018. Check smoke alarms when you change the clock! 
An evening steeped in history, tradition, and grace - Australian Haydn Ensemble
27 Mar 2018
An evening steeped in history, tradition, and grace - Australian Haydn Ensemble
The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre is thrilled to present the Australian Haydn Ensemble as part of The Summit - Richard Bonynge Fine Music Series. 
School Holiday Fun at The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre & Penrith Regional Gallery
25 Mar 2018
School Holiday Fun at The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre & Penrith Regional Gallery
Holiday fun for kids and their adults! Dance and art workshops, live theatre or even a trip to The Gallery are all on offer right here on your doorstep this school holidays at The Joan and Penrith Regional Gallery. 
Can Money Really Buy You Everything?
24 Mar 2018
Can Money Really Buy You Everything?
David Walliams' best-selling novel Billionaire Boy comes to life onstage at The Joan in a play by Maryann Master. 
New Funding for Museum and Arts Venue in Penrith
22 Mar 2018
New Funding for Museum and Arts Venue in Penrith
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith and Minister for the Arts Don Harwin on Wednesday announced that the area is home to two of the first recipients of an innovative $350,000 fund designed to support smaller-scale capital infrastructure across arts and cultural venues. 
Launch of
20 Mar 2018
Launch of "Blue Mountains Geographical Encyclopaedia"
Noted Blue Mountains’ author, Brian Fox, will be releasing his new book, The Blue Mountains Geographical Encyclopaedia, written in collaboration with Michael Keats and John Fox, on Monday 26 March at 10.00 am at the Blue Mountains Historical Society, 99 Blaxland Road, Wentworth Falls. 
Travel with Joanne Visits Penrith
18 Mar 2018
Travel with Joanne Visits Penrith
Joanne, the person behind the blog Travel with Joanne, spent time in Penrith walking around the suburb to find out what makes the suburb tick. 
tactile Volunteer Facilitators Call-Out!
17 Mar 2018
tactile Volunteer Facilitators Call-Out!
An exciting volunteer opportunity is available at Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest for one of our upcoming exhibitions, tactile (7 April - 20 May 2018), which is part of our Autumn Exhibition Suite. 
Bosom Buddies - Nancye Hayes & Todd McKenney
16 Mar 2018
Bosom Buddies - Nancye Hayes & Todd McKenney
Australia’s leading lady of musical theatre and favourite song and dance man, together on stage, two stars are brightly shining. 
Penrith Community Invited to Join $10 Million Challenge for New Youth Unemployment Solutions
15 Mar 2018
Penrith Community Invited to Join $10 Million Challenge for New Youth Unemployment Solutions
Member for Penrith and Minister for Western Sydney Stuart Ayres called on local businesses, community organisations and innovators to get involved in an exciting NSW Government program to develop new solutions for youth unemployment. 
Naidoc Week Grants Available to Organisations in Penrith
15 Mar 2018
Naidoc Week Grants Available to Organisations in Penrith
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith recently announced that eligible organisations in Penrith can take advantage of the opportunity to apply for grants supporting NAIDOC Week 2018 activities. 
Marise Payne Shares her Opinion on Western Sydney City Deal
13 Mar 2018
Marise Payne Shares her Opinion on Western Sydney City Deal
Sunday March 4 was an historic moment for the people of western Sydney with the signing of the momentous Western Sydney City Deal. 
New Jersey Nights at The Joan
12 Mar 2018
New Jersey Nights at The Joan
Direct from the USA & UK with a cast of West End Stars - celebrating the music of Franki Valli & The Four Seasons 
The Vicar Returns to the Blue Mountains!
10 Mar 2018
The Vicar Returns to the Blue Mountains!
The Vicar of Dibley, the heartfelt and humorous BBC series, written by Richard Curtis and immortalised by Dawn French, is to be staged during April and May at the Wentworth Falls Country Club by mountains-based production company, Boxboards Theatre. 
Kick Off Your Sunday Shoes - Footloose at The Joan
10 Mar 2018
Kick Off Your Sunday Shoes - Footloose at The Joan
One of the most explosive movie musicals from the 80s cuts loose live on stage at The Joan on March 16 & 17 with exhilarating results. 
Kamilaroi Woman Wins NSW Aboriginal Woman of The Year
9 Mar 2018
Kamilaroi Woman Wins NSW Aboriginal Woman of The Year
Kamilaroi woman Julie Shelley, who has dedicated her life to supporting members of the Western Sydney Aboriginal community, has been named NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year. 
Billionaire Boy - CDP Kids - One Show Only
8 Mar 2018
Billionaire Boy - CDP Kids - One Show Only
Twelve-year-old Joe has everything a boy could ever want, from a golden underwater Ferrari to his very own cinema. Joe and his Dad have more money than you could imagine, but what Joe really needs is a friend. 
We’re Half Way There
7 Mar 2018
We’re Half Way There
Work is ramping up on the Nepean River Bridge with another major milestone achieved as the structure reaches halfway across the river. 
Mayors Welcome New Dawn for the West
6 Mar 2018
Mayors Welcome New Dawn for the West
Council Mayors have welcomed the Western Sydney City Deal, which will lay the foundations for the creation of a thriving Western City of 1.5 million residents within 20 years. 
Heritage Activation Grants Applications Now Open
2 Mar 2018
Heritage Activation Grants Applications Now Open
The third round of the NSW Government, Heritage Activation Grants Program for publicly accessible local heritage items is now open for application. 
The 2018 Arts Trail is Coming Soon!
28 Feb 2018
The 2018 Arts Trail is Coming Soon!
Artists from Lapstone to Linden in the Blue Mountains will open their studio doors to the public for the Blue Mountains Arts Trail on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 April 2018. 
How I Saved the Western Black Rhino
26 Feb 2018
How I Saved the Western Black Rhino
Part of Back to Back: A double bill of new work from Q Theatre. 
New Executive Producer at The Joan
25 Feb 2018
New Executive Producer at The Joan
The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre is excited to announce the appointment of the new Executive Producer Ms Cath Dadd to lead and develop the artistic, community and cultural growth at The Joan. 
Penrith Regional Gallery - A Place for Mods - Fashion, Photography and Design
23 Feb 2018
Penrith Regional Gallery - A Place for Mods - Fashion, Photography and Design
Fashion, photography and design enriches every aspect of how we live today. Whether we’re aware of it or not, design surrounds us, and can be found in the tiniest of places and items. 
RSPCA Clear the Shelters $29* Adoptions Promotion Across Australia
22 Feb 2018
RSPCA Clear the Shelters $29* Adoptions Promotion Across Australia
RSPCA shelters around the country are dropping their prices this weekend to make pet ownership more affordable for more Australians who are ready, willing and able to bring a pet into their home. 
Penrith’s Real Festival to Benefit from NSW Government Funding
22 Feb 2018
Penrith’s Real Festival to Benefit from NSW Government Funding
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith joined Penrith Council Deputy Mayor, Tricia Hitchen to announce that Penrith’s Real Festival will benefit from NSW Government funding under the 2018 Flagship Event Fund, aimed at attracting more visitors to experience regional NSW. 
State Representative Award – Danielle Latter
21 Feb 2018
State Representative Award – Danielle Latter
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith joined Mr Max Foord, Principal of Nepean CAPA High School to congratulate and present student, Danielle Latter with a NSW Government State Representative Award. 
All About Women Live Stream from Sydney Opera House
21 Feb 2018
All About Women Live Stream from Sydney Opera House
Experience the main stage action of All About Women as it is streamed live from Sydney Opera House, right here in Penrith at The Joan Sunday 4 March 1 - 3:30pm. 
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