Council

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...

Council rates could rise again

Your rates could be increasing from the next financial year. At a meeting on Monday night, Penrith Council gave the go-ahead to apply for another...

Council announces Mondo makeover

The popular Mondo space will be transformed into a more inviting, attractive space. The high traffic pedestrian area is strategically located between Westfield Penrith, Penrith...

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...

Women urged to speak up

While it shouldn't take a concerted effort to ensure women have a voice, Penrith Council has taken the step to make sure of it. Later...

New app to remind locals of bin night

Forgetting to take your garbage bins out is now a thing of the past thanks to a new smartphone app developed by Penrith City...

Snake Pit upgrade welcomed

The St Marys community will soon be able to have a BBQ in the shade at Monfarville Reserve’s ‘Snake Pit’ skate bowl. $35,000 worth of...

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,...

Council’s airport support in tatters

Inadequate and inconsistent is how Penrith Council described the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the western Sydney airport. A meeting on Monday night presented...

Childcare centre to close a week before Christmas

Penrith Community Aid Childcare Centre will close its doors on December 18 after giving parents just one month’s notice to find alternative daycare placement...

Council announces extra rubbish collections

Penrith Council is providing extra bin collections this Christmas to allow households to cope with any extra waste during the festive period. Council will provide...

Clogged roads frustrate locals

Many Penrith residents face long daily commutes of over two hours each day even if they work in other parts of western Sydney. The surprise...

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...

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...

Schools focus on sustainability

Three local High Schools will start sustainability projects with funding they received after attending this year’s Schools for Sustainability event. Schools for Sustainability is a...

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...

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...

Cornish: Secret deals should end

Councillor Marcus Cornish wants to see the end of secret deals that often dictate decisions and appointments at Penrith City Council. It follows last month's...

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 subdivision takes next step

The western precinct of Fernhill Estate is one step closer to the possibility of being subdivided into several two hectare lots. After reviewing an application...

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...