Category Archives: Outer Western Sydney News

Blacktown to dazzle during Festival of Lights

Posted by Terry Hansen on October 11th, 2019 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments

Don’t miss the chance to see Blacktown after dark this month, as houses all over the city will be putting up their best light displays as part of the city’s Diwali Lights Competition. Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is an important ancient Hindu festival that is celebrated the world over to mark […]

St Marys Trick or Treat Trail is back for 2019

Posted by Terry Hansen on October 4th, 2019 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments

Visitors to St Marys can expect to be spellbound when the annual St Marys Trick or Treat Trail conjures up a cauldron full of scary delights on Saturday 26 October. This spooktacular event will see the St Marys CBD come alive with a whole range of colourful Halloween characters, live entertainment and ghoulish activities for […]

Help plan Penrith’s future

Posted by Terry Hansen on September 27th, 2019 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments

If you live, work or play in Penrith then now is your chance to have a say on its  future.     Penrith City Council will be working with the community over the coming  months to develop a draft Penrith Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) and  to review and update the existing Local Environment Plan (LEP).    The LSPS will set out to describe the vision and priorities for land use across  Penrith for the next 20 years, outlining the special character and value of places.     The draft document will help draw together planning priorities identified at  state, regional, district and local levels and look at how best to manage any  challenges.    A particular challenge for the area will be managing existing zoning controls,  which may need to change to help meet Penrith’s rapidly evolving needs.     How to get involved and have your say:    The draft Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) will be on public exhibition  from Monday 30 September, with feedback open until 11 November 2019.    You can find it online at    It will also be on display at the following locations:  ●Penrith Civic Centre   ●Penrith Library   ●St Marys Library and Customer Service Office    Those wanting to discuss the new document can do so at the below drop-in  sessions:     Saturday 5 October:   Penrith Civic Centre, Library Theatrette   10am-2pm     Tuesday 8 October:   Glenmore Park Youth and Community Centre  6-8pm Tuesday 15 October: St Marys Memorial Hall 6-8pm    Tuesday 22 October:   Berkshire Park Hall   6-8pm     Wednesday 30 October:   Erskine Park Community Centre   6-8pm

Discover outer western Sydney’s new trail experiences

Posted by Terry Hansen on September 20th, 2019 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments
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With the spring school holidays just around the corner there’s no better time to get the family together to discover what the outer western Sydney region has to offer. There are a lot of exciting experiences right on our doorstep and now it’s easier than ever before to find them with the Penrith, Hawkesbury and […]

St Marys Open Mic Night to awaken night time economy

Posted by Terry Hansen on September 13th, 2019 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments
st marys open mic

St Marys is set to come alive for an evening of music and entertainment on Thursday, 19th September with its first Open Mic Night. Following on from two successful Open Mic Nights in Penrith, this exciting new event will be held in Coachmans Park and feature a mix of local emerging and established talent alongside […]

Where to get the best view of the Western Sydney Airport

Posted by Terry Hansen on September 9th, 2019 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments
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Those wanting to learn more about the Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport and what it will mean for the region will be able to do so at the new Western Sydney International Airport Experience Centre, which opened last week. Located in Luddenham, the centre will take visitors through an interactive exhibition space that includes digital […]

Are you prepared for bush fire season?

Posted by Terry Hansen on September 6th, 2019 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments

Bush fire season has begun early this year and the NSW Rural Fire Service is reminding residents in outer western Sydney to get to know their bush fire risk. The Bush Fire Danger Period for the Blacktown, Fairfield and Penrith Local Government Areas officially began last Sunday, September 1. Fire season doesn’t typically begin until […]

Get ready for markets, entertainment and fun at St Marys Spring Festival

Posted by Terry Hansen on August 30th, 2019 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments
st marys spring festival

Say goodbye to winter and give spring a warm welcome at the St Marys Spring Festival on Saturday, September 7. The popular festival will have Queen Street bursting with fun and excitement, with three stages of entertainment, a grand parade and over 200 unique market stalls set to delight this year’s crowds. For the little […]

Blacktown Council is calling on all green thumbs

Posted by Terry Hansen on August 23rd, 2019 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments

Spring is almost here which is as good an excuse as any to get the garden spruced up and ready for Blacktown City Council’s annual garden competition. Green thumbs who take part in this year’s competition will have the option of entering 12 different categories ranging from best Australian native garden to best Sustainable Garden. […]

Global powerhouses on board with Western Sydney Aerotropolis

Posted by Terry Hansen on August 16th, 2019 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments

NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian has been busy on a trade mission in Europe over the past week, signing major agreements that will help deliver thousands of jobs to western Sydney. The premier has signed an agreement with international company GE Additive to develop a 3D printing centre at the Western Sydney Aerotropolis and with the […]


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