Community

Abbott phones in

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott tonight spoke to thousands of local residents as part of a unique phone hook-up aimed at engaging with the...

Families forced from their homes

Two Penrith families have been evacuated from their homes amid fears they have been exposed to asbestos by Telstra contractors remediating pits for...

Emergency briefing over unit proposal

Residents and Councillors have expressed concern about a proposal to build a multi-storey development in Glenmore Park. Stockland Development is looking...

Memorial to be restored

A collaboration between all three levels of government will see the First World War Memorial Rotunda in Victoria Park completely restored before ANZAC...

Money men go head to head

It was mostly friendly, sometimes hostile and every now and again, a little bit humorous. In the wake of the...

Bridge moves forward

A commitment from the State Government for extra funding and a revised location has won Penrith Council's support for the Nepean River Green...

Waste rally confirmed for June 13

The community will get its most public opportunity yet to display its anger about waste from a former uranium smelter at Hunters Hill...

Walking for a worthy cause

Before the Great Walk Foundation began to support Nepean Hospital's children's ward, seriously ill local kids and their families would often have to...

Caitlin's on top of the world

A Penrith teenager is hoping to be on top of the world come July after being named as a State Finalist for Miss...

Pool gets $25k shade boost

Close to 150,000 people visit Penrith Swimming Centre every year during summer, making it the top local destination for people to visit when...

Local man's $3m surprise

A Londonderry man was a multi-millionaire and didn't know it. He won $3,000,000 in Lotto earlier this month, but his ticket was unregistered...

Paramedics sick of becoming the victims

Expecting verbal and physical assault has become part of the job description for the men and women who we rely upon most to...

NBN asbestos scare

Telstra and WorkCover are investigating a number of telecommunications pits after concerned residents reported that asbestos material was being left exposed in Penrith’s...

Cuppa for cancer research

Penrith's Cancer Council Community Office has teamed up with Jim Aitken and his restaurant division to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Australia's Biggest...

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...