Council

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...

Mayor slams Government’s DA changes

Penrith Councillors have slammed new State Government legislation stripping them of their powers to determine controversial development applications (DAs), claiming the “retrograde step” will...

Council urged to save historic house

Pressure is mounting on Penrith City Council to rescue a historic piece of real estate currently under threat of destruction. Rodley House, a brick villa...

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...

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...

Airport forum not on Council’s agenda

Penrith Mayor John Thain threatened to clear the Council chambers on Monday night after anti-airport hecklers continued to shout abuse during proceedings. Protesters opposed to...

Policy aims to provide clear direction for those wanting to help the homeless

Volunteer organisations providing free meals and other mobile homelessness support services on Council land will now have to comply with structured regulations aimed at...

Calls for more consultation on airport

Renewed calls for community consultation on the future of Western Sydney Airport have been aired amid concerns residents are not being properly informed of...

Meet the Claremont Meadows Crusader

Following years of campaigning and self-confessed grumbling, a one-woman crusade to get a section of Claremont Meadows cleaned up is finally gaining traction. Anne Whittaker...

NAIDOC Week to be celebrated

A smorgasbord of activities will be dished up at a family fun day at Jamison Park next Friday (July 7) in honour of NAIDOC...

Council may block Fernhill cemetery plan

Protection groups have welcomed a Penrith Councillor's probe into the possibility of prohibiting cemeteries within the Mulgoa Valley, amid fears the historic Fernhill site...

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...

Penrith’s answer to Silicon Valley

After years of discussion and planning, Penrith City Council has officially rubber-stamped the first stage of a massive 280 hectare Science Park at Luddenham. Strategically...

Desperate bid to preserve our history

The race is on to protect two of the region’s most important historical sites. Penrith Councillor Karen McKeown is leading the charge to have Castlereagh’s...

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...

Hashtags and hidden gems: Council launches new social media campaign

Residents are being asked to share what they love most about Penrith on social media as part of a new campaign by Penrith Council. The...

Council to spend $3 million upgrading park

Penrith’s Triangle Park is set to receive a face lift, but not everyone is happy about it. Earlier this month, Penrith Council chose its preferred...

Double-dipping at play, Council claims

Penrith Councillors are furious at the State Government’s handling of the new Fire and Emergency Services Levy (FESL), saying reducing its contribution by 50...

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...