News

Plans underway

 The Werrington Arterial Road project is up and running with the contracts being awarded for the concept design and environmental impact assessment. ...

Weekender leads the way

The Western Weekender has again confirmed its status as Penrith's most circulated newspaper.   Figures released...

Pollies pass our email test

Politicians and big businesses often cop a lot of flack for not really caring for the little guy. ...

Joan gets funding boost

The Allan Mullins Hall at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre will be getting a much-needed facelift after $24,000 in funding...

Latest Council news

Some of our brightest young minds were acknowledged at last Thursday’s Victor Chang School Science Awards presentation. ...

Roller-coaster journey of life

For the first few years of Susan Myihtoi’s life she felt rejected and unloved. When Susan was just four years old...

Man killed by car

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a pedestrian in Penrith yesterday. About 3pm...

Debate team pipped at the post

Should Australia introduce plain packaging for cigarettes? You have one hour to argue why it should. These were the instructions given...

Our toxic petrol stations

Cars have been rolling off production lines since 1914, but it seems nearly 100 years of practice has not been enough...

Phone theft warning

Police are appealing for witnesses after a group of youths have been stealing phones from people in Tench Reserve. ...

Nepean's step forward

A new $3 million radiotherapy machine at Nepean will put the Nepean hospital right at the top of cancer care in...

Boy stabs mother

A teenage boy has charged with the alleged stabbing attack of his mother at Jamisontown on the weekend. ...

Dog was poorly treated

A Doberman left at an industrial premise at St Marys had demodectic mange and a heavy internal infestation of hookworm. ...

New homes for Penrith

The Minister for Planning and Infrastructure Brad Hazzard has today announced the O’Farrell Government is delivering 1,000 new homes and new...

Taxi driver assaulted

Police have charged a man over the assault and attempted robbery of a taxi driver in Sydney’s west this morning. ...

We will remember

 From the prayers dedicated to the fallen, the sound of the Last Post and the laying of wreaths, Penrith’s Remembrance Day was a...

Super boost

About 8.4 million Australians will have their superannuation savings boosted as a result of superannuation guarantee rate legislation introduced into the...

Protect yourself

You’ve booked your flights, your luggage is checked in, you’ve got a tour guide and a comfy hotel bed waiting for...

Magic 10,000

It feels like time has been slipping through their fingers, but the Orchard Hills residents opposed to the dump have scraped...

Our drugs crisis

Despite a solid effort to curb drug supply and use in Penrith, local police and drug squad specialists are fighting an...

Council to close laneway

After a 20 year battle to have a nearby laneway closed, residents of Maurice Street and Francis Greenway Avenue in St...

Sisters' creative passion

Original hand-painted art that suits the colours, styles and size of your home can be difficult to come by, but English...

Kate Ellis visits Penrith

Community organisations, not-for-profit organisations and local government bodies are being encouraged to apply for Federal Government funding to deliver education projects...

Council helps out

Around 200kg of clothing was recently donated to The Salvos with Penrith City Council staff inspired by ‘Buy Nothing New’ month....

My worst fears

It is Kaylene Evans’ worst fear that her husband George could pass away without her there to comfort him. ...

Our Luke returns home

Penrith City Council paused for a minute’s silence tonight as a mark of respect to fallen soldier Lance Corporal Luke Gavin....

Dramatic scenes as flood hits

There were dramatic scenes in Penrith earlier today when a flash flood hit the area, causing major headaches on the roads...

Penrith of the future?

After a 12 month period of community consultation and collaboration, the internationally renowned art collective, Campement Urbain, has unveiled its vision...

Kemps Creek debacle over?

Penrith City Council will oppose the transfer of any waste from the former uranium smelter at Hunters Hill to Kemps Creek....

Sub-branch will do all it can

The St Marys RSL Sub-Branch has pledged to do everything it can to support the wife, children and family left behind...

Police chief speaks out

EXCLUSIVE: NSW Police Commissioner, Andrew Scipione, has spoken out against domestic violence after recent serious incidents in Penrith. ...

Armed robbery at North St Marys

Police are appealing for witnesses following an armed robbery in North St Marys.   About 10.10am...

Boycotting Qantas

Brendan Byrne was among thousands of travellers stranded when Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce halted all flights across the world in...

JB for Jamisontown

Despite more and more people opting to purchase products online electronics giant JB Hi-Fi is opening a brand new store at...

Murder at Londonderry

Police have charged a man in relation to the death of another man in Londonderry.   ...

Kemps Creek ruled out

Kemps Creek has reportedly been ruled out - again - as the new home for radioactive toxic waste from Hunters Hill....

Mum's final wish

Penrith Panthers player, Kevin Kingston, is helping to raise funds to help fulfil a local mother’s final wish. ...

Call for 'last home buyers' grant

A leading Penrith real estate agent says the State Government should do more to stimulate the over 55s housing market. ...

Link road work begins

Construction has officially begun on Erskine Park Link Road with NSW Premier, Barry O’Farrell, turning the first sod at the construction...

Waste headed to Kemps Creek

The State Government now looks certain to back down on a promise not to move radioactive waste to Kemps Creek. ...