State Politics

Original 1951 corridor to stay

After weeks of strong community opposition, the NSW Government has today confirmed it will use the already gazetted 1951 Castlereagh Corridor. The Castlereagh Connection corridor...

State Budget: West a big winner, says Ayres

People across western Sydney are big winners in NSW Budget 2018 with the engine room of the NSW economy getting a turbocharged injection of...

State Budget: Government closes punting loophole

The NSW Government will introduce a 10 per cent tax on all wagers placed by NSW residents, regardless of the location of the wagering...

State Budget: Free apprenticeships confirmed

The NSW Government will invest $285 million to deliver 100,000 free apprenticeships, as part of a skills and training package that will allow the...

Ayres’ plea: Judge me on my record

Penrith MP Stuart Ayres is banking on his track record to ensure he retains the seat at next year’s State Election and says he...

State Government’s cool announcement

In the coolest announcement in the lead up to next week's State Budget, half a billion dollars is blowing into classrooms for air conditioning. Premier...

Mounting problem in local schools

Enduring freezing cold conditions in winter and boiling heat in summer, hundreds of local students are attending classes in demountables that are more than...

Government promises new major event for western Sydney

Following the success of Vivid Sydney over the past decade, western Sydney is set to get its own unique cultural festival starting next year. “Having...

Contract awarded for Penrith Public School upgrade

Students and teachers at Penrith Public School will benefit from an upgrade that will provide new classrooms and improved facilities. The construction contract has been...

Labor promises to air condition all Penrith schools

Opposition Leader Luke Foley has announced a Labor government would air condition some 600 schools as part of a $300 million investment. Mr Foley was...

State Government takes Nepean Hospital commitment to over $1 billion

Another $450 million will be added to the Nepean Hospital redevelopment, taking the State Government's funding commitment to over $1 billion. It is a major...

Ayres challenges Labor to match commitment to Nepean Hospital

Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres is fiercely defending Nepean Hospital after figures released last week revealed the hospital has the longest emergency wait times...

Rail Link could force residents to move

Claremont Meadows residents and Member for Londonderry Prue Car are calling for the State Government to reveal the corridor for the North-South Rail Link. The...

State Government pays $27 million to secure future of historic Fernhill estate

The NSW Government has entered into a contract to purchase the central precinct of the historic Fernhill Estate at Mulgoa. The news secures Fernhill's future...

Boost for local health services

In an effort to improve local health service and efficiency, $17 million is headed to the Nepean community for a new HealthOne facility based...

Premier in Penrith to welcome interns

56 medical graduates starting their one year internship at Nepean Hospital this morning have received a warm welcome from Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister...

More parking woes loom

The parking battle in Penrith continues and Councillor Marcus Cornish warns it’s about to get a whole lot harder for locals to find a...

Opposition vows to fight incinerator

The State Opposition is vowing to stand against building one of the world's largest energy from waste incinerators in western Sydney. Opposition Leader Luke Foley...

Christmas provides opportunity to reset the political agenda in 2018

All of us look forward to the Christmas period – an opportunity to relax, reset and take a much-needed break. For the sitting NSW and...

Foley commits to timetable review as Sydney Uni joins wave of criticism

Opposition Leader Luke Foley says if Labor wins the 2019 State Election it will review the new train timetable and "restore some fairness". It comes...