4 November 2022
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Council wins Climate Change and Resilience Award

Penrith City Council was named winner of the Climate Change and Resilience Award at Thursday's 2022 Planning Institute Australia - NSW Awards for Planning Excellence!  

The award recognises projects and initiatives that provide outstanding leadership and/or innovation that makes a positive impact on addressing climate change and can be held up as a case study of best practice for the planning profession. 

Penrith’s City Planning team earned this accolade for its Urban Heat Planning Controls Package, Council’s proactive plans to reduce urban heat impacts from the urban environment to provide our community with a liveable, active and healthy lifestyle throughout summer.  

Penrith sees high temperatures during summer and the Urban Heat Planning Controls Package forms part of Council’s ongoing commitment to cool the city and make it a more comfortable place to be. 

The Urban Heat Planning Controls Package adopts a two-pronged approach; introducing new controls in the Penrith Local Environment Plan 2010 and the Penrith Development Control Plan 2014 to ensure the mitigation of urban heat and the urban heat island effect is a major consideration for development.  

These controls apply to all urban, village and environmental living zones and specify a range of planning and design measures for new development, to cool Penrith’s buildings and outdoor spaces, by improving building design, landscaping, tree canopy and water, introducing cool colours and materials, and optimising mechanical ventilation and cooling.   

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ROAM Penrith

Workshops, street performers, tasty food – what will you discover during ROAM Penrith: Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 November 2022 between Masters Place Car Park and Triangle Park.
This free community event will have something for everyone, we look forward to seeing you!

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Single-use Plastic Ban

On 1 November 2022, the NSW Government banned additional single-use plastic items*, including bags, straws**, stirrers, cutlery, plates, bowls, cups, expanded polystyrene food and drink containers, cotton buds, and rinse-off personal care products containing plastic microbeads. 

The ban applied to:

  • Retail and hospitality businesses 
  • Manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and wholesalers 

  • Anyone undertaking an activity for charitable, sporting, education or community purposes 

For more information on the ban and what it means for you, visit  

Businesses or community organisations can register excess stock for recycling at the Great Plastic Rescue 

*The ban includes items made from biodegradable or compostable plastics. 

**Exemptions apply to provide a plastic straw for people with a disability or medical need. 

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Women in Performing Arts

Penrith Performing & Visual Arts presents a very special panel discussion Women in the Performing Arts.

The distinguished panel will discuss their creative practices and give an insight into what it’s like to be a woman in the performing arts. There will also be an opportunity for audience participation with a Q&A.

Women Out West - Women in the Performing Arts is on at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre on Thursday 17 November 6:30pm-8pm.

Tickets: FREE but bookings essential. These events are very popular so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Declutter your space in a smart way!

Book a RecycleSmart Power Pickup today. 
Send your soft plastics, textiles and e-waste to the right place to be recycled in 3 easy steps 

1. Pack your items into a bag or two (any standard supermarket reusable shopping bag is fine – don’t worry, you’ll get it back!)  

2. Book your collection date  

3. Place your bags out the morning of your scheduled collection day, and RecycleSmart will make sure your items go to the right place.  

Use code PENRITH22 to trial a collection for FREE! 

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Decorate for Christmas

Are you starting to pull out your Christmas decorations in preparation for December? Join Penrith City Library for a Christmas Wreath Workshop and learn how to create your own unique wreath.

📅 Friday 11 November


📚 Penrith Library Theatrette

$25 per person and includes supplies such as a twig wreath to use as a base, artificial foliage, ribbon, a selection of decorations, and tools and equipment. The workshop is best suited for participants aged 14 years and older.

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