Monday, February 26, 2018

Community

Swan's $18 billion red face

Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan tonight delivered what could be the final nail in the Labor Government's coffin - a higher than expected $18...

Premier launches sporting challenge

NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell joined some of the State's sporting elite to kick off the 2013 Premier's Sporting Challenge at Bennett Road Public...

Council's tough CSG stance

Penrith Council has taken a tough stand against coal seam gas mining in the local region. Greens Councillor Michelle Tormey had...

Greens name candidate for September election

David Lenton, policy advisor to Greens MLC Cate Faehrmann, has been preselected as the Greens candidate for the federal seat of Lindsay. ...

Oasis for families

A special room in Nepean Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is set to put a smile on the faces of local families...

Asthma still a major concern

Despite a drop in asthma deaths and a reduction in prevalence – asthma is still unnecessarily inhibiting more than 80% of people living...

Council considers parking changes

Restricted parking hour times may be reduced in the Penrith CBD in an attempt to ease the parking crisis in the city. ...

Morrison lends an ear

Penrith residents are concerned about the blow-out in the Federal Government’s spending on border protection policies, says Shadow Minister for Immigration and Citizenship,...

Report not fair, councillors say

Penrith Councillors have lambasted a Treasury Corporation report that states Penrith Council is in a "weak" financial position. Treasury Corporation, or TCorp,...

Relay for hope and life

Thousands of local residents will flock to Howell Oval in Penrith this weekend all with a common goal – to raise much needed...

Bryan's girl is our girl

It started out being just another concert for 20-year-old Glenmore Park resident Liesl Bamback but that quickly changed when her idol, Canadian superstar...

Big boost in dental care

Nepean Hospital is now home to the state’s third largest oral health centre after the brand new, $8 million clinic was officially opened...

Chantelle bucks the trend

As a carpet layer, Chantelle Yeaman attracts a few puzzled looks whilst doing her work. Working alongside her dad for Image...

Stink over sewage

Each time the sky is overcast, threatening a downpour, residents of Timgalen Avenue in South Penrith hold their breath, expecting the worst. ...

Bradbury to fund rally

Federal Member for Lindsay, David Bradbury, has today announced he will fund a public rally to allow local residents to have their say...

Hospital works on hold

The lead developer on Nepean Hospital’s new mental health facility has gone into administration, leaving the projects at a standstill. National...

Faster, cheaper, better, says Turnbull

The National Broadband Network (NBN) is already under construction in Penrith, but the Coalition has promised local residents it will complete it faster...

Keeping an eye on rubbish

If in the next four weeks you see someone rummaging through your bins in the early morning, don’t be alarmed - it isn’t...

Mayor's show and tell

Penrith Council has launched a new booklet and DVD to promote the city on the back of its highly successful ‘Penrith is Here’...

Meet Steve and his stubbies

The Weekender went on a hunt this week to find Penrith’s ‘craziest collector’, and we didn’t have to travel very far to find...