Council

Hillsong wants local site; Hindu temple also possible

Faith looks set to grow in Penrith with two development applications (DA) lodged for multi-million dollar places of worship in the past month. Last month,...

Fowler’s Hart-felt plea on naming of new airport

Discussion on the naming of Western Sydney Airport has continued with renewed calls for the site to reflect Penrith’s rich aviation history at last...

Extra bin collections announced

Penrith Council is providing extra bin collections this Christmas to assist households with any extra waste they may have from the festive period. Council will...

Cornish joins One Nation

Penrith’s at times controversial conservative Councillor Marcus Cornish has joined Pauline Hanson’s One Nation party. Having recently returned from the Queensland State Election where he...

Cornish’s colour conundrum

As more buildings pop up to house residents and businesses flocking to Penrith, a new variety of brightly coloured buildings are entering the area. Councillor...

Council hosts breakfast to launch employment project

Penrith Council will host a business breakfast at the Penrith Civic Centre on Tuesday morning, to launch the new Nepean Jobs For All Project. A...

Call for second major university

With land in the city centre going unused, Councillor Aaron Duke believes that a second university for Penrith will see our region thrive. During Monday...

Penrith’s leadership duo put politics to one side

Liberal Councillor Tricia Hitchen is set to serve another 12 months as Penrith’s Deputy Mayor alongside Mayor John Thain. At Monday night’s Council meeting, Councillors...

Cornish’s hopes for weekly red bin collection rubbished at Council meeting

Fortnightly rubbish collection is set to continue as Penrith remains a leader in domestic waste practice. While Councillor Marcus Cornish was dissatisfied with the current...

Day of Peace to promote respect

Penrith’s first Day of Peace will be held on Saturday, September 23 from 1.30-4.30pm at the Mondo greenspace (between Westfield and the Joan). It will...

Federal funds needed to make dog park a reality

Glenmore Park is a step closer to receiving an off-leash dog park after Penrith Council chose a preferred site. Land adjacent to Blue Hills Oval...

Rodley House to be bulldozed

An historic house in the centre of Penrith will be bulldozed to make way for two high rise apartment blocks. Rodley House will be torn...

Cemetery a dead certainty for golf club site at Wallacia

Wallacia golf course could be no more as early as next year with Catholic Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust set to acquire the 44 hectare site. Currently...

Cemetery battle a fight to the death

Penrith Council’s staunch opposition to a proposed cemetery at Fernhill Estate remains steadfast, despite recently meeting with a proposed developer. Councillor Ross Fowler said representatives...

Mayor slams Government’s DA changes

Penrith Councillors have slammed new State Government legislation stripping them of their powers to determine controversial development applications (DAs), claiming the “retrograde step” will...

Council urged to save historic house

Pressure is mounting on Penrith City Council to rescue a historic piece of real estate currently under threat of destruction. Rodley House, a brick villa...

Breathing new life into Queen Street

With the upgrade works nearing completion and summer approaching, it’s time to look at boosting Queen Street’s nightlife, two local representatives say. Penrith Councillor Aaron...

Calls for nine-hour parking limit at Woodriff Gardens car park to be axed

It was supposed to bring relief to commuters left stranded following the State Government’s temporary take-over of Penrith’s Belmore Street car park, or so...

Airport forum not on Council’s agenda

Penrith Mayor John Thain threatened to clear the Council chambers on Monday night after anti-airport hecklers continued to shout abuse during proceedings. Protesters opposed to...

Policy aims to provide clear direction for those wanting to help the homeless

Volunteer organisations providing free meals and other mobile homelessness support services on Council land will now have to comply with structured regulations aimed at...