Community

Newsagency at Emu Plains robbed

Police from Penrith Local Area Command are appealing for the public’s help after a newsagent was robbed this morning.   A man and...

Business growth stunted by unfair rules

A St Marys manufacturer is asking for a level playing field when it comes to importing and exporting raw materials. Concept...

Students show care for others this Christmas

For over 15 years Penrith Anglican College students and teachers have rallied together to help support the less fortunate during Christmas, and it isn't...
Staff outside the St Marys based business

Staff walk out

Negotiations between Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union members and Jeld-Wen owned, Corinthian Doors, have come to a standstill with workers striking today...

Family held at gunpoint

A family of three has been held at gunpoint while their home on Redditch Way, Cranebrook, was robbed on Monday night. At...

Clubs breathe sigh of relief

The CEO of St Marys Leagues Club breathed a sigh of relief when it was revealed the Federal Government would trial...

Sports centre granted air-con wish

Penrith Valley Regional Sports Centre will no longer have to suffer through the heat with funding secured for air conditioning. Penrith Council will be donating...

Bowls day is a chance for community to get behind Penrith PCYC

Penrith Bowling and Recreation Club will host its annual Charity Bowls Day on Friday, February 24 to support Penrith PCYC. Following last year’s success of...

Little Big Dash returns to Penrith

Little Big Dash is returning to Penrith this August, offering an exhilarating obstacle adventure which puts the fun into physical activity for more than...

Spreading festive cheer to troops

A local community group is spreading festive cheer all over the world by sending gifts to our Australian troops in time for Christmas. Nepean Wives...

Fire at historic Log Cabin

Emergency crews are tonight battling a massive blaze at the historic Log Cabin hotel in Penrith.  ...

Award for humble man after a decade of selfless service

After 10 years volunteering at the Nepean Food Services and a role as Chairman, Scott Wheeler has been awarded the 2016 Mulgoa Senior Achievement...

St Clair boy one of just nine in the world with rare disease

A six-year-old St Clair boy is one of just nine people in the world battling an extremely rare and degenerative disease where he can’t...

Celebrating a special Nanna

Christmas has come early for one deserving Nanna, Julie Albury, who has been recognised for her dedication to the community. For the past three and...

Shoppers see Red at new Op Shop

Penrith is getting its first Red Cross Op Shop, with the official launch being held today. All purchases made today will be greeted with a...

Students turn history into reality

Five young Penrith locals are currently on the trip of a lifetime after taking off to walk the Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea...

Tackling the ‘black dog’

Hundreds of bikers are set to roll through Penrith for this year’s ‘Black Dog Ride 1 Dayer’ on March 19, to raise money for...

Still running: Community event saved

Over 300 people that take part in Penrith Lakes Parkrun are celebrating after confirmation the event is here to stay. The weekly 5km run, held...

Community transport visionary retires

It’s the end of an era for Helen Walker after serving the Penrith and Blue Mountains communities for more than 30 years through Great...

Western Weekender celebrates 25 years

The Western Weekender today officially celebrates its 25th birthday. The first edition of the Penrith-based publication was released on Friday, March 15, 1991. The Weekender...

New approach to healthcare launched in Penrith

The Penrith region is the home of an innovative new approach to healthcare, that now offers a range of health services all under the...

Incredible display of mateship

A chance meeting has led not only to a life-long friendship but will give Penrith local Anthony Lobo a new lease on life when...

Emu Plains Prison expansion plans dumped

The proposed expansion of Emu Plains Correctional Centre will not be progressing, Minister for Correctional Services, David Elliott, announced today. "I have today (Tuesday, December...

Veteran firefighter Phil Marsh calls it a day

Station Commander at Regentville Fire Station, Phil Marsh, has hung his helmet up and taken off his bright yellow uniform for the last time...

Your chance to vote for top cop

Now is your chance to vote for a deserving police officer in the St Marys region for Police Officer of the Year. The 2017 St...

Chance to have ‘Coffee with a Cop’

Officers from Penrith Local Area Command are inviting the community to come together to have a chat over a cup of coffee next week. On...

Community gets behind brave Bobby

A Gala Ball will be held for Werrington County toddler Bobby Webber next month, as he continues the fight of his life despite doctors...

Great grandfather Ross Taylor proves you’re never too old to learn

Penrith great grandfather Ross Taylor is proving age is well and truly no barrier when it comes to trying new things. Last Friday morning the...

Ayres declares it's "game on"

Despite federal issues dominating the political discussion in Australia, State Penrith MP Stuart Ayres has declared it’s “game on” for the March 28...

Inspiring others through tragedy

After the loss of both her daughters and her husband, Julie Cini will be visiting Penrith next month to spread awareness about Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), the topic...

Kangaroos could be saved from cull

Penrith Anglican College (PAC) is set to bow to public pressure and relocate 15 large male kangaroos instead of killing them and burying them...

Brightening Christmas for those who’ve “fallen through the net”

Christmas is full of carefree quality time with family, but there are many others who don’t get a chance to escape their worries. Ross ‘Rossco’...

Every step counts for charities

Nine eager walkers have just returned from a strenuous five-day trek from Bathurst to Blaxland, the ninth annual walk for the Great Walk Foundation...

Even in his darkest days, Merv is thinking of others

A man who has given so much to the community keeps on giving, even in his darkest days. 59-year-old Merv Adlington was the founder of...

Luke Priddis Foundation opens new High Street learning space

The team at the Luke Priddis Foundation in Penrith proudly unveiled their brand new state-of-the-art sensory integration learning space on High Street this week. A...

March for melanoma in March

For the first time in Penrith, locals can head to Jamison Park to raise money for melanoma research. Host of ‘March for Melanoma’, Debbie Henry,...

Inspiring our leaders of the future

It’s young women like 16-year-old Courtney Toon that you want to see strive to excel and never give up on their dreams – no...

Caitlin honoured for being a MATE

Penrith resident Caitlin Monaghan has been presented with a Premier’s Volunteer Recognition certificate for her mentoring at Western Sydney University. The Premier's Volunteer Recognition Program celebrates...

Bridge plan takes shape

New animations of the Nepean River Green Bridge have been launched on the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) website showing a "more in...

Stopped in its tracks

Popular Penrith fitness event ‘Parkrun’ could be at risk of shutting down after access to ‘Gate D’ at the Sydney International Regatta Centre was closed off. Over 300...