Council

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...