16 December 2022
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Council endorses St Marys Town Centre Plan

The future of St Marys is looking bright with Penrith City Council taking a significant step forward in establishing its vision for the area after the St Marys Town Centre Structure Plan was endorsed by Council at the November Ordinary Meeting.
Penrith Mayor Tricia Hitchen said the endorsement of the Structure Plan was an exciting milestone, but it is only the first stage of the St Marys planning pathway.
“Council recently hosted the Connected St Marys event where we outlined the potential of St Marys’ growth and how the area will soon be integral to a true east-west and north-south transport link, when St Marys gains a direct connection by rail to the Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport from day one of operation,” Cr Hitchen said.
“The St Marys Town Centre Structure Plan aligns with what’s to come for St Marys and will help us guide planning and growth as our City becomes better connected to Sydney and the rest of the world,” she said.
“While this is a long-term view, this much-needed planning will enable Council to enhance St Marys for the benefit of current and future generations, to become a place where residents, businesses and visitors all want to be.”

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Christmas and New Year closure

Council’s Civic Centre, St Marys Service Desk, and Library branches will be closing over the Christmas and New Year break. 

Library branches will close at 1pm on Saturday 24 December 2022 and reopen on Tuesday 3 January 2023. 

Civic Centre offices will close from 12pm on Friday 23 December 2022 and reopen on Tuesday 3 January 2023. 

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Survive the Summer Sun, Be SMART this Summer

Slip on a shirt, slop on some sunscreen, slap on a hat, seek shade, slide on some sunnies, sip on water when out in the heat.

Melanoma. Make an appointment to have any spots checked that change in colour size or shape, including new spots that look unusual, bleed and or are sore.

Apps. Download weather apps so that you can always have access to UV levels. Avoid making plans for when the UV level is high.

Role model SunSmart behaviours. Lead by example.

Take time out to check on people at risk. People who live at home, have poor health and the elderly are more at risk of de-hydration through our summer months.

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Poolside Story Walk

If your kids love swimming AND stories, they’re going to enjoy visiting Ripples at Penrith between Monday 12 December 2022 and Monday 30 January 2023 for their free Poolside Story Walk!

Follow the story trail of “Boo’s Adventures at the Pool” by Laurie Lawrence and record it in your Orbit Summer Read-a-thon log sheet for your chance to win great prizes this summer! Log sheets are available to collect at Penrith Ripples and any Penrith City Library branch.

The Poolside Story Walk is free with purchased entry to Ripples. The Story Walk is best suited for 3 years and older.

Ripples Penrith can be found at 119 Station Street in Penrith.

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Christmas Recycling Drop-off

Council is providing a recycling drop-off point on weekdays for two weeks from Monday 19 December through to Friday 30 December 2022, excluding public holidays. The drop-off point will be available at Jamison Park from 3pm until 6pm. 

Council will be accepting excess household recyclables that would normally go in the yellow-lidded recycling bin. Items accepted include wrapping paper, cardboard boxes, glass bottles and jars, plastic bottles and containers, and steel and aluminium cans. Polystyrene will not be accepted at the drop-off, however, clean, white polystyrene can be dropped off for free at Penrith’s Community Recycling Centre. 

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Love Summer, Love Penrith

There’s no need to leave town to enjoy some summer fun. From the stunning Nepean River, a world of adventure activities and sensational dining options to our much-loved cultural institutions and a growing craft beer brewing scene, Penrith has you, your family and friends covered.
Love Summer, Love Penrith.

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Summer School Holiday Workshops

Penrith Regional Gallery has school holiday fun sorted this summer with workshops for ages 6 months to 16 years.

Drawing inspiration from current exhibitions at the Gallery, students will explore watercolour techniques, create collages and work with air dry clay. Workshops are suitable for all skill levels and all art materials are supplied. Tickets are selling quickly so book now to avoid disappointment!

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