Venues for hire
Applications are open for community groups to secure a regular spot in a neighbourhood facility for 2014.
Mayor Mark Davies said there are venues for hire, most with airconditioning.
"This year, more than 200 groups used council facilities, covering playgroups, dance groups, yoga, youth activities and seniors' groups.
"We have upgraded some of our facilities including Erskine Park Hall and Community Centre, and Arthur Neave Hall."
There is a range of spaces to suit small to large activities and new groups are always welcome to book.
Check out the features of each facility at penrithcity.nsw.gov.au.
Lodge your expression of interest by October 18, by calling 4732 8021 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
$12.7m to school
"The $12.7 million project to upgrade the Kurrambee School should be completed early next year," Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies said.
The works will provide 12 new classrooms, five refurbished classrooms, a programs room, a hydrotherapy pool, multipurpose hall, covered outdoor learning area, a staff study and a resource centre.
"This school will celebrate its 50th anniversary soon and this is the first major building work in that time," principal Lisa Moffat said.
Kurrambee Special School caters for students from the age of four until 18 who need moderate to high support for their physical, intellectual, sensory and behavioural learning needs.