Council

River restaurant strip gets green light

A restaurant strip along the Nepean River at Tench Reserve is no longer a pipe dream, now Penrith Council has approved its development. Three brand...

Goldfinch won’t contest Council election

EXCLUSIVE Liberal Councillor Ben Goldfinch has confirmed he won't contest September's Local Government Election. Penrith Council is one of 81 NSW Councils that will be holding...

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...

Council extends waste collection contracts

Current bin collection services for Penrith were to be reassessed in June 2017, but will now remain the same until June 2019. Penrith City Council...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Council switches on to new lights

Night time training and exercise at Jamison Park will become a whole lot easier with brand new lights and a lighting control system...

McKeown has the numbers: New mayor decided Monday

EXCLUSIVE Labor-aligned Councillor Karen McKeown is expected to win Penrith’s Mayoral Election on Monday evening. As the Weekender revealed nearly 12 months ago, a “secret” deal...

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...

Pensioners could be slugged $250 a year more for rates

Pensioners could be paying $250 a year more in their rates, if the State Government adopts a recommendation to replace a concession with a...

Glenmore Park residents want to make a splash

Glenmore Park residents are calling for a water play area for children to be installed in the suburb. With summer fast approaching, a petition has...

New solution to Penrith’s parking puzzle

More than 100 car spaces above Trade Secret could be re-opened, if Penrith Council approves the development of new ramps in the car park...

Public to have its say on Islamic school proposal

Residents will get to have their say on the proposed development of Penrith’s first Islamic School, with Council confirming it will host a public...

Dangerous trees to be removed

Emu Plains will become a safer place to walk in and drive along from Friday, when the removal of 25 trees begins. An independent arborist...

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...

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...

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,...

Driving home important message

Not everyone has a pool, but everyone has a driveway, and that’s why Penrith Council candidate Sue Day is pushing for driveway safety to...