Council

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...

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...

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...

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...
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Bringing the community together with culture

St Marys Community and Cultural Precinct has become a thriving hub of activity, with more than 170,000 visits since its opening two years ago....

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...

Council to celebrate Re-imagine Ageing festival

Penrith is celebrating the Re-imagine Ageing festival in March. The festival is a chance for the community to get together and enjoy an exciting...

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...

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...

Greens want to drive home anti-CSG message

Penrith City Councillors are divided on whether or not to have ‘No Coal Seam Gas’ (CSG) signage attached to the city’s welcome signs. Greens Councillor...

Thousands of units planned for Penrith

The face of Penrith is changing, with Penrith Council approving the development of hundreds of units in the CBD in the last two months,...

New parking restrictions likely for Emu Plains

New 30 minute parking zones are set to be implemented along Russell Street at Emu Plains, pending consent from police and the Roads and...

Council Election: Changing dynamics create uncertainty in North Ward

Three of Council’s most experienced campaigners in the shape of John Thain, Kevin Crameri and Ross Fowler are again contesting North Ward at next...

Mayor: Taxi zone a “ridiculous outcome”

Penrith Mayor Karen McKeown has blasted Transport for NSW over its decision to convert a long-standing 15 minute parking area at Penrith Station to...

When power came to Penrith

A new plaque at Penrith Station was unveiled last week, commemorating 125 years of electricity in Penrith. The community and Councillors turned out to witness...

Tree policy needs review, says Councillor

Penrith Council has been asked to reassess its tree policy in the wake of a spate of fallen trees. Councillor Kevin Crameri requested Council re-examine...

Approval close for ambulance superstation

Penrith Council has suggested that the planning proposal for a new ambulance ‘superstation’ in Penrith could be approved this week. The superstation is part of...

Council gives green light to Jimmy Barnes concert at Fernhill

Aussie rock legend Jimmy Barnes is set to play in our own backyard when he performs in a boutique-style concert at Fernhill Estate this...

Welcoming new residents

Moving to a new area can be overwhelming and especially difficult if you don’t have an established network of friends or contacts. ...

Mixed response to White Paper

The State Government's highly anticipated White Paper on new planning laws for NSW has received a mixed reception from the local community. Penrith...

Jamison Park play equipment damaged by vandals

Part of the newly constructed playground at Jamison Park has been damaged by heartless vandals, causing thousands of dollars worth of damage. Play equipment and...

Queen Street upgrades future uncertain

The future of Queen Street is up in the air, now the company contracted for its upgrade has gone into receivership. Council awarded Hargraves Urban...

Look out, Ross, these kids want your job

From a record 200 applications, Penrith City Council has chosen their Junior Mayor and Deputy Junior Mayor for 2015. Jesse Penza, from Holy Family Primary...

Council Election: East Ward provides smallest number of candidates

There’s still some familiar faces contesting East Ward at next week’s Council Election despite the departure of a veteran independent Councillor. East Ward covers key...

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...

Court orders PBA to hand over financial records

Supreme Court consent orders have been made granting Penrith Council access to Penrith Business Alliance’s (PBA) financial records, amid concerns public money given to...

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...

Putting books together

Budding authors aged 9 to 12 will learn how books are put together from first idea to publication in the holidays. They’ll get to...

Waste company fined $6000

Penrith Council has fined a waste collection company $6000 and issued a Clean Up Action Notice by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) for...

New signs aim to Make Healthy Normal

Signs encouraging more physical activity have been installed at playgrounds throughout Penrith. Penrith Council and the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD) have teamed...

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...

Cornish fears terror on our doorstep

They are the visions seared into our heads – innocent pedestrians covered in white sheets, ploughed down by trucks or vehicles driven at the...

Emu Plains community lashes out over proposed maximum security prison

Over 100 furious residents attended a public meeting last night, regarding a NSW Government proposal to increase the number of inmates at Emu Plains Prison. "They're...

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 "blindsided", says Thain

Penrith City Council will review their agreement with the developers of the Cranebrook Shopping Centre amid revelations developers are no longer undertaking construction in...

The suburb without a name

The final name for the Central Precinct between Jordan Springs and Ropes Crossing is still up for discussion, after Penrith City Council deferred the...

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...

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...

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...

Fernhill Estate could be home to Sydney’s newest cemetery

Throughout Australia, many cemeteries are predicted to reach capacity in the next 20 to 30 years. With Australia’s population continuing to grow, this is...