Council

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...

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...

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...

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...

Emu Hall set to be given new life

Weddings on the banks of the iconic Nepean River could soon be a reality, with a brand new riverfront function centre proposed for Emu...

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...

Old and new faces combine on new-look Council

After a week of crunching the numbers and speculating who was in or out, our 15 new Penrith Councillors have officially been declared. The final...

Crameri secures final spot on Council

Independent Kevin Crameri has secured the final undecided spot on Penrith City Council. Cr Crameri was in a tight contest with Liberal candidate Glenn Gardiner...

Council to improve CBD drainage

Council is about to invest $5 million in important drainage works near the Penrith City Centre to minimise the risk of flooding and property...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Historic church set to house new restaurant

From the north to the south, what’s old could soon be new again, after applications were made to Penrith Council to turn heritage buildings...

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...

Signs of trouble after advertising crackdown

Penrith Council’s recent crackdown on variable message signs (VMS) has been costing local businesses money, according to Peter Rech from Penrith Light and Sound. Mr...

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...

Council backflips on circus ban

Penrith Council has backflipped on its decision to prohibit circuses with exotic animals from operating on Council land. In a meeting on Monday night, eight...

Cornish quits Liberal Party

Controversial Councillor Marcus Cornish has announced his resignation from the Liberal Party. Cr Cornish, who was already suspended from the Liberals after he circulated an...

You can almost hear the train coming

The Federal Government has committed millions to the design of rail around the future western Sydney airport, a decade before it’s set to open. Released in the Federal Budget...

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,...

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...

Walking and cycling boost for Penrith

A $500,000 State Government grant will boost walking and cycling connections in Penrith. The funding is part of the State Government's $39 million state-wide investment in...

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...

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...

New opera company set to hit a high note

Get a taste for the future of opera in western Sydney, as the newly formed Western Sydney Opera company treats Penrith to their first...

Council extends Junior Mayor program to high school students

High school students now have the opportunity to be a young Mayor or a young Councillor at Penrith City Council. For 15 years, the opportunity...

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 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...

Billions needed to meet our future needs

Council’s big players have stepped out bright and early to round up Penrith commuters to support a funding campaign, that aims to bring more...

Councillor to contest Federal Election

Penrith City Councillor Maurice Girotto is to contest this year’s Federal Election after being preselected as the Christian Democratic Party’s candidate in the seat...

Council’s trip to Asia set to cost $50k

Just weeks after supporting an increase to rates, Penrith Council is funding a three week trip for three to Asia – with a budget...

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...

Designed by those who know best

This is what happens when design and decision making is done by the people who are affected most – good results. Designed by kids for...

Special tribute to Ron Mulock

Penrith Council has endorsed the naming of a reserve on Lord Sheffield Circuit, within the Thornton Estate, as the ‘Ron Mulock Oval’. Mayor Karen McKeown...