2 December 2022
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International Day of People with Disability

This Saturday, 3 December, is International Day of People with Disability, a day that aims to increase awareness, understanding and celebrate the achievements of people with disability and their valuable contributions to the community. 
On behalf of Council, I want to thank these wonderful people who live in the Penrith Local Government Area and enrich our City.
Every day we strive to create a more accessible, inclusive community for all and we just recently celebrated 30 outstanding years of Council’s Access Committee, which embeds lived and professional experience of disability in our decision-making processes.
Since 1992, the Access Committee’s advice has helped to change this City for the better; the Committee has worked hard to improve the quality of life for people living with disability in our growing community
It was my privilege to unveil St Clair’s new inclusive playspace in September. The David Currie Playspace was named in honour of the late David Currie, a passionate disability advocate for Penrith.
This inclusive playspace offers something for people of all ages and abilities. It is fully fenced and features an accessible spinner, a multi-bay swing, sensory play, a wheelchair accessible trampoline, an inclusive double flying fox, and much more. This was a joint project between all levels of government.
Council is also proud to have officially launched our Disability Inclusion Action Plan for 2022-2026, which has 58 actions that will make Penrith more inclusive and will support everyone to engage in community life.
You can read the Plan in an accessible, Easy Read format at
To celebrate International Day of People with Disability, Penrith City Library has put on a free exhibition of art works created by attendees of their ‘All Abilities Art Sessions’ – a series of art workshops for adults with disability.
These are on display until Sunday 11 December so be sure to stop by and take a look!
Cr Tricia Hitchen 
Mayor of Penrith  


Additional Kerbside Collections 

Council is providing two weeks of additional bin collections from Monday 26 December 2022 to Friday 6 January 2023 as part of our Christmas Waste and Recycling services. Penrith residents are encouraged to place all three bins at the kerbside for collection each week the night before their regular collection day. 

To make the most of these collections, please leave bins out until they have been emptied, as our collection drivers will be starting early and working late into the evening to support the additional services. 

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Have your say

Have your say on Council's Community Engagement Policy, Community Engagement Strategy and Participation Plan 2022-26. In the documents, you can read about our guiding principles and methodology to understand what good engagement looks like and how you can be involved in shaping the future of our City. 

The documents will be on exhibition from 15 November to 12 December at  

Hard copies are available at the Penrith Civic Centre, St Marys Business Office and Library, Penrith City Library and St Clair Library. 

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16 Days of Action Against Gender Based Violence

Have you noticed our City looking more colourful today? Women from local knitting and crochet groups have yarn bombed Penrith to encourage conversations around domestic and family violence! It’s all part of Council’s 16 Days of Action Against Gender-Based Violence campaign which champions gender equality and respect for women. See the yarn bomb installations from now until Saturday 10 December. At the end of the campaign, the installations will be professionally laundered and made into blankets for donation to local domestic and family violence support services. 

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St Marys Cinema

‘Tis the season to be jolly and watch a Christmas movie at our free open-air St Marys Cinema on Saturday 17 December! To end the series, we’ll be enjoying the modern Christmas classic, Elf. Feel like a sweet treat during the movie? There will be dessert trucks on hand with tasty treats available for purchase.
Relax and enjoy some movie magic with family and friends at Coachmans Park. Christmas is nearly here, so why not join us for a fun night at the movies!

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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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Christmas Special @
The Joan

The Joan’s final monthly stand-up event in the 2022 comedy season is on Friday 16 December. Host Frida Deguise, who has built a reputation for breaking stereotypes, brings another fabulous line-up of comedians to the Q Theatre - Michael Vincent, Brett Nichols, Julia Wilson and Fady Kassab.

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