Monday, February 26, 2018

Council

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...

Clean-up days to be held in March

Why wait until Spring to have a good clean out around the house? Autumn is the perfect time to get cleaning, especially with Clean...

More parking woes loom

The parking battle in Penrith continues and Councillor Marcus Cornish warns it’s about to get a whole lot harder for locals to find a...

Fresh approach to childcare in Emu Plains

An innovative childcare centre that incorporates the interests of primary students to allow them to explore their passions free from boredom is coming to...

Council building closed due to flooding

The Council Customer Service Office and Library on Queen Street in St Marys are closed, due to flooding. Penrith Mayor John Thain said the damage...

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...