Council

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...

Official: Cook, Cartwright win Council spots

Two new Councillors are ready to serve the Penrith community, with Liberal candidate Brian Cartwright elected for South Ward and Labor’s Robin Cook joining...

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...

Cornish joins One Nation

Penrith’s at times controversial conservative Councillor Marcus Cornish has joined Pauline Hanson’s One Nation party. Having recently returned from the Queensland State Election where he...

The changing face of High Street

The changing face of Penrith continues unabated, with Council giving the nod to another high-rise apartment block. Soon, two single storey dwellings at 134-140 High...

Independent first to raise hand for tilt at by-election

Independent candidate Sue Day has confirmed she will run in the South Ward by-election to be held on Saturday, May 12. After lobbying and advocating...

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...

Cemetery debate lives on as Wallacia locals pack Council chambers

People power filled the Penrith City Council Chambers last night as Wallacia residents let their opposition to a cemetery at Wallacia Golf Course be...

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 demands safety upgrade

Penrith Councillor Kevin Crameri has asked for an urgent report from Council to investigate getting two right hand turning lanes along The Northern Road...

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...

Council rocked: By-election in two Wards

Penrith residents will be forced to the polls this year with confirmation that dual by-elections will be held following the resignation of two Councillors. Penrith...

EXCLUSIVE: Liberals name Council candidates

Brian Cartwright and Belinda Hill have been endorsed as the Liberal Party's candidates for the upcoming Penrith City Council by-election. The Weekender can exclusively reveal...

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...

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...

Labor names by-election candidates

Combining the youth of Liam Rankine and the wisdom of Robin Cook, Labor is aiming for diversity as they present their Council by-election candidates. Having...

Are you our next Mayor?

Primary school students who live or go to school in Penrith City are encouraged to make their pitch to be either Junior Mayor or...
Korean-delegation

International partnerships continue to benefit Penrith City

Penrith City’s international relationships with China and Korea continue to flourish with local business delegations to visit those countries in late March and April....

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...

Lakes plan angers Crameri

A proposal to allow trucks to enter the quarry at the Penrith Lakes Scheme from 6am has revved up Penrith Councillor Kevin Crameri. "That means...