Tuesday, January 23, 2018

State Politics

Shock resignation: Mike Baird calls it quits as NSW Premier

New South Wales politics has been rocked by the shock resignation of NSW Premier Mike Baird this morning. Mr Baird is stepping down after just...

Focus on small business continues

After big announcements for small business in the recent Federal Budget, Minister for Small Business Bruce Billson visited Penrith on Tuesday to speak with...

Students to be issued Opal cards

More than 420,000 school students will be provided with an Opal card at the start of the 2016 school year so they can travel...

Commuters asked to be patient during car park construction

Negotiations are underway to ensure no net loss of commuter parking surrounding Penrith Station during the construction of a second 350 space multi-storey car...

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...

Nepean River Green Bridge construction to start in July

Expect to start seeing works for the Nepean River Green Bridge by July, now the State Government has announced who will construct the $49...

Labor introduces M4 toll petition

Angry western Sydney and Blue Mountains residents have had their voices heard, with the NSW Opposition lodging a petition with over 10,000 signatures to...

Exclusive: “Game changer” for busy intersection

The M4 overpass at The Northern Road will be demolished to make way for the construction of a brand new 10 lane bridge. It’s the...

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...

Berejiklian is Premier, what now for Ayres and Davies?

Gladys Berejiklian has officially been chosen to lead New South Wales. Ms Berejiklian was elected unopposed by her colleagues this morning to lead the Liberal...

Station upgrades to begin this weekend

Major works on the transformational Penrith Station upgrade will begin this weekend, May 14 to 15. Local commuters and passers-by will see demolition work, excavation...

State Government delays Levy introduction

The State Government will delay the introduction of the Fire and Emergency Services Levy (FESL), it was confirmed today. Currently, the Emergency Services are funded through...

Labor rallies the troops on health funding

Labor is hoping hundreds of people will attend a rally this Sunday and help put pressure on the NSW Government to fund upgrades for...

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...

Ayres welcomes Berejiklian as Premier

State Penrith MP Stuart Ayres says Gladys Berejiklian will be an "outstanding Premier" and has praised her leadership in securing important projects for Penrith. Ms...

Local member disheartens LGBTI community over gay marriage stance

Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies, has disappointed the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community. Responding to queries raised by the Weekender after controversial reports one of her campaign...

Sports rebate will help parents

Thousands of school children across New South Wales are set to benefit from a new $100 rebate for sporting and fitness related costs, with...

Greyhound ban passes parliament

The greyhound racing ban has jumped its last major hurdle after being passed by the Lower House of Parliament in the early hours of...

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...

Tanya Davies elevated to Cabinet

Penrith MP Stuart Ayres has retained his position as Minister for Sport, while his Mulgoa colleague Tanya Davies has been elevated to Cabinet. Mr Ayres...