New design trial
Penrith Council will unveil a business and community-driven design for new parks, using a one-year trial CBD park as a blueprint.
The council's "Make My Park Pop" initiative will activate a gateway park for residents, visitors and workers in Penrith's CBD.
The design was shaped in a workshop with teams of Penrith CBD businesses, community representatives and students guided by Kylie Legge (director, Place Partners), design practice The Lot, and leader, US Urban Tactician Mike Lydon.
"This process is being used to develop the new park and it puts Penrith at the forefront of Australian community design," Mr Lydon said.
If you are a tradie (builder, hairdresser, carpenter, plumber etc) and want to start your own small business, or have started one within the past two years, Penrith BEC can help.
A free Apprentice to Business Owner Program provides training in Small Business Management plus mentoring for up to 12 months.
The course, starting on Tuesday, October 8, at Penrith, runs for 13 weeks.
Details: 4721 5011.
Makeover for park
Kingswood's Wainwright Park has received a makeover.
The council's Neighbourhood Renewal team worked closely with residents and community groups to find out how to make Kingswood a better place for living. Artwork, seating, picnic tables, a new fence and a shade structure were all suggestions which came from the community.