Council

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...

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...

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...

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...

New tourism campaign launched in Penrith

An exciting era of marketing Penrith as a visitor destination has begun, with the launch of a new tourism website www.visitpenrith.com.au and awareness campaign...

Troublesome trees to be removed from car park

Seven trees in Allen Place car park will be removed in response to trip hazards that have been identified as having potential to cause...

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...

Do parks need to be more connected?

Outside of school hours, safer and more connected local parks are a top priority for Junior Councillor, Emily King. Just a few weeks into her...

Penrith’s tourism grab

Forget Paul Hogan and Lara Bingle, we’ve got Ross Fowler on our side. The Penrith Mayor hopes to turn the city into a major NSW...

Science Park a step closer

The Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue has welcomed the NSW Government's Gateway Determination for the development of the Sydney Science Park at Luddenham, further cementing...

And they’re off…

And they’re off... literally. Owner of the prestigious Fernhill Estate, Brenda Tripp, has committed to work through compliance issues to make sure the Fernhill Picnic...

Councillor’s sobering request

It’s probably the most bizarre press release issued by a Councillor all year. Marcus Cornish is concerned that “half cut decisions” could be made by...

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...

Werrington County residents to oppose new facility

Werrington County residents are once again fighting a $4 million development next to their homes that will bring late night weekend functions and increased...

Locals want shopping centre to stay open

Penrith Councillor John Thain is leading a 2500-strong army who have petitioned against the complete closure of the Cranebrook Village Shopping Centre while it...

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 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...

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...

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...

Rural rates in question

Rural residents have raised concerns over Council rates amid the public exhibition of Council’s four year Delivery Program. The revised Delivery Program outlines the rates...

Concern over housing plan for Penrith Lakes

In the wake of the treacherous Sydney storms, concerns over proposed housing in the low lying Penrith Lakes development are bigger than ever, with...

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...

Does size matter in Glenmore Park?

Amid debate on whether the move will be beneficial for prospective buyers or not, Penrith Council has moved a recommendation to change the size...

Mulgoa Road or Las Vegas?

Mulgoa Road has been compared to the Las Vegas main strip in a Penrith Council meeting that reassessed its position on movable signage. Councillor Mark...

More CBD parking chaos

The two car park ramps in Allen Place car park in the Penrith CBD have fallen victim to ‘concrete cancer’, forcing Penrith Council to...

Let the true costs be known

Community facilities that are durable come with a large price tag according to Penrith Council. In response to public perception that...

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...

US Consul General visits Penrith

Penrith Mayor Ross Fowler has welcomed US Consul General Hugo Llorens to the local area. Mr Llorens, who was the guest of...

Sports ground closure update

Four of the five local sports ovals temporarily closed last month for public safety are on track to reopen for sport and community use...

Council aims to keep us safe

Penrith City Council will soon be implementing a new Community Safety Plan to ensure residents continue to feel secure in their own homes and...

Council's border bid

There was bipartisan, unanimous support from all councillors on Monday night to approach neighbouring local government areas with a proposition to expand Penrith Council’s...

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...

River siestas launched

To celebrate the Rowing World Cup, the beautiful Nepean River will be transformed into the perfect place for residents to siesta on a...