Council

Questions raised over music festival

After almost doubling in size since its inception in 2009, Defqon.1 could face an uncertain future. The annual music festival began as a one time,...

2015 frozen in history

Future generations will be able to look back on what Penrith was like in 2015 after a time capsule was sealed today, featuring significant...

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...

Council wins top award

Penrith City Council has taken home the prestigious Keep Australia Beautiful NSW Overall Sustainable Council Award for 2012 for their environmental plan ‘Sustainable Penrith...

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...

Thain elected Mayor, Hitchen Deputy

Labor's John Thain has been elected as the new Mayor of Penrith for the next two years. The veteran Councillor was elected unopposed at tonight's...

Council to remove trees at cemetery

Penrith Council will remove 16 White Cedar trees from Emu Plains Cemetery after they were inspected and deemed to pose a risk to visitors. The...

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...

Council aims to keep us safe

Penrith City Council will soon be implementing a new Community Safety Plan to ensure residents continue to feel secure in their own homes and...

Glenmore Park residents concerned over housing plan

The residents of Wargon Crescent in Glenmore Park are taking on the Padre Pio Parish, who are part of the Diocese of Parramatta. Many residents,...

Cornish wants to give power to the people

Independent Penrith Councillor Marcus Cornish is hoping to get power points installed at local parks to encourage more people outdoors. Cr Cornish addressed Penrith Councillors...

Let the true costs be known

Community facilities that are durable come with a large price tag according to Penrith Council. In response to public perception that...

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...

Land of opportunity

Ever wondered what is going on with those large blocks of land around Penrith that sit there, empty and unused? To move away from Penrith’s...

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...

Blame game over station parking

Commuters are unlikely to be told in advance when car spaces at Penrith Station will be closed for electrical work, with Penrith Council and...

Council to push for airport infrastructure

Maximising the benefits and minimising the impacts are the top priorities for Council after conditionally agreeing to support the development of an airport at...

Penrith’s tourism grab

Forget Paul Hogan and Lara Bingle, we’ve got Ross Fowler on our side. The Penrith Mayor hopes to turn the city into a major NSW...

Are you our next Mayor?

Primary school students who live or go to school in Penrith City are encouraged to make their pitch to be either Junior Mayor or...

Skate Park for Cambridge Gardens closer to reality

A skate park for Cambridge Gardens is one step closer after Penrith Council agreed to allocate $20,000 to engage a consultant to investigate the...

Cranky Kev: Councillor angry after safety suggestion is ignored

A denied request for white line markings on a hazardous portion of road has left one Penrith Councillor fuming, after it was deemed there...

Crameri demands safety upgrade

Penrith Councillor Kevin Crameri has asked for an urgent report from Council to investigate getting two right hand turning lanes along The Northern Road...

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...

Reserve Street parking to be closed off

Geo-technical testing of the temporary car park at Reserve Street, Penrith will close the car park between Monday, January 30 and Friday, February 3. The...

Waste facility still causing smelly concerns

A smelly waste facility on Elizabeth Drive in Kemps Creek is on the radar of Penrith Councillor Mark Davies and Mulgoa MP Tanya Davies. A...

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...

US Consul General visits Penrith

Penrith Mayor Ross Fowler has welcomed US Consul General Hugo Llorens to the local area. Mr Llorens, who was the guest of...

Council bans circuses with exotic animals from operating on its land

Circuses with exotic animals have been banned from operating on Penrith City Council land in an historic move. Council this week voted to adopt their...

Council Election: 35 candidates contest South Ward

The new airport at Badgerys Creek remains a hot topic in South Ward heading into the Council Election next weekend. Council has kept the airport...

Councillor’s sobering request

It’s probably the most bizarre press release issued by a Councillor all year. Marcus Cornish is concerned that “half cut decisions” could be made by...

Council's border bid

There was bipartisan, unanimous support from all councillors on Monday night to approach neighbouring local government areas with a proposition to expand Penrith Council’s...

Halls for hire

With some 40 neighbourhood facilities across Penrith City available for hire, community groups can apply now to secure their preferred regular meeting space ready...

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 hits government for six

The future of Penrith has been broken down into six key priorities, that Penrith Council will be advocating for ahead of the Federal Election. On...

McKeown elected Penrith Mayor

Karen McKeown has been elected as the new Mayor of Penrith. The Labor Councillor defeated Liberal-aligned Marcus Cornish 11 votes to four at tonight's Mayoral...

Do parks need to be more connected?

Outside of school hours, safer and more connected local parks are a top priority for Junior Councillor, Emily King. Just a few weeks into her...

Cheque to help local charities

Penrith City Council has presented a cheque worth $1,500 to the Great Walk Foundation to support the ongoing fundraising of the organisation for local...

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...

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...