Train apps on track
Commuters will soon have access to real-time information on mobile phones that shows when the next train is coming.
The release of apps showing up-to-the-minute information follows last year's release of apps on buses and the Transport for NSW 131500 app on train, bus and ferry services across metropolitan Sydney.
The technology will use GPS markers on stations that will pass information on trains to the apps.
Free pet microchips
Penrith Council and Housing NSW will offer free microchipping, training and a health check for cats and dogs on March 2, 10am-2pm, Jamison Park.
A vet, an animal trainer and council officers will answer questions and assess pets.
You can get your dogs and cats microchipped, as required by law, to protect them if they stray from home.
Bring your cat in its carrier and keep your dog leashed.
Details: 4732 7543.
Time is running out to have your say on the development of Nurragingy Reserve over the next 30 years.
Public submissions for the draft Masterplan close on Friday, February 22.
The draft Masterplan focuses on recreation, roads and paths, getting around the reserve and activities on offer.
You can see the draft plan at Blacktown Civic Centre, 62 Flushcombe Road, Blacktown, any of council's aquatic and leisure centres, your library or go to blacktown.nsw.gov.au.
If you wish to provide comment write to: Comment on Draft Nurragingy Reserve Masterplan, The General Manager, Blacktown City Council, PO Box 63, Blacktown NSW 2148.
Make the most of improved broadband speeds by learning new computer skills with free courses at Penrith Library.
The federal government has provided $638,000 to ensure residents can use increased internet speeds as the National Broadband Network rolls out.
Run by Penrith Council and Nepean Community College, courses start this week with one-on-one training and group sessions.
Topics include computers for total beginners, email for beginners, getting started with Facebook, protect yourself from viruses and shopping online
The library will transform into a Digital Hub with PCs, wifi and video conferencing facilities to make the most of the rollout of the NBN.
Enrolments: 4721 5368 to enrol.