Applications for Penrith Council's 2013-14 Magnetic Places grants program are now open.
The program, established in 2007, has supported 45 "hands on" projects to creatively enhance public spaces and places.
Previous projects include St Marys Solas, a "pop up" renewable energy audio-visual installation in Queen Street shopfronts and "Capture Colyton"; where residents worked with Media on the Margins to develop their photography skills and tell their stories about living in Colyton, culminating in a public exhibition.
Eligible projects will transform neighbourhoods into creative spaces for residents to meet, share stories and contribute to a vibrant city.
Details: Cali, 4732 8098, or email@example.com.
Get flu vaccination
It's important that people take seriously the risks associated with the winter flu season, Western Sydney Local Health District acting public health director Dr Bradley Forssman has said. He wants susceptible people to get a vaccination.
The influenza vaccine is available, free, to pregnant women and people considered vulnerable to severe influenza, including those with chronic illness, people 65 and older, and Aboriginal people aged 15 years and older.
People who have flu symptoms should postpone visits to hospitals or aged care facilities until they have recovered.
The free Health Direct Australia service is staffed by registered nurses 24-hours a day on 1800 022 222.