Council

Park nears completion as Councillors slam construction delays

It was supposed to be a quick redevelopment of part of Penrith’s CBD to help activate the city, but time and time again it’s...

Council appoints new General Manager

Penrith City Council has appointed former North Sydney Council General Manager Warwick Winn as its new General Manager. The Weekender understands Mr Winn won the...

Official: Cook, Cartwright win Council spots

Two new Councillors are ready to serve the Penrith community, with Liberal candidate Brian Cartwright elected for South Ward and Labor’s Robin Cook joining...

Real Festival to return in 2018

Penrith City Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from people working across a wide range of areas to be part of this year’s Real...

More funds needed to protect history

With many older properties protected for their cultural heritage and significance in Penrith, costs to keep buildings both functional and historical are becoming too...

Penrith by-election: Five must become two

Two thirds of Penrith will be heading to the polls tomorrow for the East and South Ward by-election. It’s a chance for residents to have...

Cornish calls for better system to name streets in new developments

‘Turn left on Femur Lane, then continue around the bend on Elbow Crescent’ might sound silly but they could be the directions you’re giving...

High Street businesses threaten to walk

For months, the sound of a jackhammer has replaced the conversations of customers for local businesses at the western end of High Street. Just as...

And they’re off: Council by-election ballot drawn

The candidates for the upcoming Penrith City Council by-election in the South and East Wards have discovered their crucial ballot paper positions today. Over the...

EXCLUSIVE: Liberals name Council candidates

Brian Cartwright and Belinda Hill have been endorsed as the Liberal Party's candidates for the upcoming Penrith City Council by-election. The Weekender can exclusively reveal...

High Street to get facelift

Penrith Council is about to start upgrading and transforming High Street in the Penrith city centre. Council says it is an “important, city-shaping project” that...

Labor names by-election candidates

Combining the youth of Liam Rankine and the wisdom of Robin Cook, Labor is aiming for diversity as they present their Council by-election candidates. Having...

Stink erupts over garbage collection

Monday night’s extraordinary Penrith City Council meeting was all about garbage politics as Labor and Liberal Councillors were divided over garbage truck drivers’ pay...

Independent first to raise hand for tilt at by-election

Independent candidate Sue Day has confirmed she will run in the South Ward by-election to be held on Saturday, May 12. After lobbying and advocating...

Time to give dead a voice

As the popularity of tracing family history increases, more people are going searching to find where loved ones or ancestors are buried. Local councils across...

By-election date confirmed

The by-elections in South and East Wards will take place on Saturday, May 12, Council has confirmed. Council’s General Manager Alan Stoneham has officially begun...

Crameri wants Council to consider drone roll-out

They’re compact, agile and so easy to use that kids play with them, and Penrith Councillor Kevin Crameri believes they could help transform Penrith...

Cemetery debate lives on as Wallacia locals pack Council chambers

People power filled the Penrith City Council Chambers last night as Wallacia residents let their opposition to a cemetery at Wallacia Golf Course be...

Council rocked: By-election in two Wards

Penrith residents will be forced to the polls this year with confirmation that dual by-elections will be held following the resignation of two Councillors. Penrith...

Council GM Alan Stoneham to retire

EXCLUSIVE After a decade leading the area through immense growth as Penrith City Council's General Manager, Alan Stoneham will be stepping down at the end...