Penrith has Jack Thompson in the act

Penrith City Council will host a bicentenary of the 1813 Blue Mountains crossing in 2013 with veteran Australian actor, Jack Thompson representing the events. The bicentenary will be celebrated in 2013, with Mr Thompson representing a program of community events, supported by local business, JK Williams. These events will include a re-enactment trek, a family […]

Joint report measures local livability

Community livability has been the focus of a research report from the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG) and Penrith City Council. The report prepared by Net Balance titled Options for a Local Government Framework for Measuring Livability contains research finding quality of life issues can “fall beyond” the influence of councils. It […]

Penrith Council highlights importance of jobs

The New South Wales Government has been issued a warning by Penrith Council to take action to ensure the City doesn’t run out of jobs.Penrith Council has warned the State government that it could return to the dark old days when the western suburbs were ‘dormitory suburbs’.   “In the 1970s, Penrith City was home […]

Penrith City Library goes green with Acer

A council in Western-Sydney has selected hardware vendor Acer to supply energy efficient computers.   Under the agreement, Acer and its partner Dataflex have supplied 90 computers to Penrith City Council’s Library.   The vendor also planned to plant 90 trees to offset the computers’ carbon emissions, for the Council.   Previously, the Council was […]


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