State Politics

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...

Pollies play a role in the fight against domestic violence

When it comes to domestic violence, the political is personal for Member for Lindsay Emma Husar. In her maiden speech on September 12, 2016 Ms...

Ayres says Labor “ignored trains for 16 years”

The much-criticised new train timetable is just days away from beginning and local commuters are still furious over increased transit times. Shadow Transport Minister Jodi...

Free rego for toll users

Toll road users will soon be eligible for free car registration in an effort to reduce cost pressures on drivers. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian today...

New timetable could see commuters revolt against State Government

Transport Minister Andrew Constance is under immense pressure to intervene and make last minute changes to the new train timetable, set to come into...

Carney confident of success in Mulgoa

Western Sydney born and raised Todd Carney is set to take on Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies at the 2019 State Election. Opposition Leader Luke...

Premier visits Cranebrook to announce billion-dollar education boost

Schools across Penrith are set to receive a slice of $1.09 billion next year through the needs-based Resource Allocation Model funding method. NSW Premier Gladys...

First shots fired in battle for Penrith

The State Election may be a year and a half away but the first shots have already been fired between sitting Liberal MP Stuart...

Karen McKeown to take on Stuart Ayres at 2019 State Election

Former Penrith Mayor Karen McKeown will take on Stuart Ayres at the 2019 State Election after being confirmed as Labor's candidate for Penrith this...