Council

Council rates likely to increase

Will you pay just over $1 per week to increase Council’s services in your area? Residents could see their rates increase an extra $55 in...

Erskine Park residents prepare to cool off

Erskine Park residents will be able to cool off in a new 'splash pad' at Phoenix Reserve this summer. The 'splash pad' will be operational...

Hashtags and hidden gems: Council launches new social media campaign

Residents are being asked to share what they love most about Penrith on social media as part of a new campaign by Penrith Council. The...

New Council takes shape

Less than two days since the polling booths closed, it's safe to say Penrith Council will consist of seven Labor Councillors, and at least...

Crameri wants re-think on roads

Penrith Councillor Kevin Crameri has demanded a re-think on street parking in Jordan Springs and other newly established housing estates. “Planners should be looking at...

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...

Council’s class of 2012 says goodbye

Goodbyes are notorious for being difficult, but when you’re saying farewell to 21 years of service like Councillor Jackie Greenow did on Monday night,...

Council wants protection from legal costs

Penrith Council has vowed to put pressure on the Attorney General and Minister for Planning to change laws to protect Council and ratepayers against...

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...

Reserve to be named after much-loved St Clair doctor

St Clair doctor, Liz Torrance, will be remembered by the community with a special memorial to be dedicated to her at a local reserve. Dr...

Truckies may have new place to rest

Truck drivers locked out of the unofficial rest area on The Northern Road may soon have an alternative pit-stop, with Council investigating the possibility...

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,...

Council opens adult change facilities in Penrith CBD

Penrith Council continues to move the city forward with the opening of a new adult change facility in the CBD. The widely supported idea came...

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...

Fortnightly collection is just rubbish, residents say

Glenmore Park resident Suzi Tracey is fed up with overflowing bins and littered streets, and is demanding Penrith Council increase the frequency of garbage...

The changing face of High Street

The changing face of Penrith continues unabated, with Council giving the nod to another high-rise apartment block. Soon, two single storey dwellings at 134-140 High...

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...

Locals want shopping centre to stay open

Penrith Councillor John Thain is leading a 2500-strong army who have petitioned against the complete closure of the Cranebrook Village Shopping Centre while it...

Council overturns plan to change DA process for places of public worship

Development applications (DA) for places of public worship and community centres will no longer have to wait until monthly Council meetings to be dealt...

Desperate bid to preserve our history

The race is on to protect two of the region’s most important historical sites. Penrith Councillor Karen McKeown is leading the charge to have Castlereagh’s...