State Politics

Homes to go as part of Mulgoa Road upgrade

Mulgoa Road is set to expand alongside Penrith’s population, with a corridor upgrade expected to cut travel times through Penrith to the M4 Motorway. The...

Schools face huge maintenance backlog

Chifley College Dunheved Campus at St Marys is one of 65 schools in the Penrith area that are together experiencing a $21 million maintenance...

Labor promises Nepean Hospital overhaul

Nepean Hospital will receive more than just a face lift if a Labor government keeps its promise to invest $351 million if elected in...

Nepean Hospital patients grounded

High rise developments surrounding Nepean Hospital have caused the suspension of urgent life saving helicopter transfers to and from the already struggling hospital. Nepean Hospital...

Australian Ballet brings free performance to Penrith

The magic and the beauty of ballet is coming to Penrith with a free outdoor performance at the picturesque Sydney International Regatta Centre. On Friday,...

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...

State Government denies plan to cut peak hour rail services

The State Government has denied it has a plan to slash peak hour rail services in Penrith, with State MP Stuart Ayres describing such...

Hey Stuart, where’s our bridge?

It seems 2016 is not the first time the absence of a bridge along the Nepean River has been a concern. On Tuesday, Member for...

How schoolyard bullying taught Tanya Davies more about herself

Unlike many other candidates running for a seat in this weekend’s State Election, current Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies did not grow up near...

Approval close for ambulance superstation

Penrith Council has suggested that the planning proposal for a new ambulance ‘superstation’ in Penrith could be approved this week. The superstation is part of...

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...

M4 travel is about to take its toll

The free ride on the M4 Motorway is coming to an end. The $2.75 toll was removed back in 2010 but tens of thousands of...

Budget a winner for west, says Treasurer

Penrith played host to NSW Treasurer Gladys Berejiklian this morning at a special post-Budget breakfast. Politicians and business leaders gathered at Pepper Stadium's Chairman's Lounge,...

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...

Praise for Wentworth as it opens new Penrith office

The newly renovated and expanded office for Wentworth Community Housing in Penrith was officially opened by Minister for Social Housing, Pru Goward and State...

Foley: Baird has failed west

NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley has blasted the State Government, claiming Premier Mike Baird has failed to deliver on his western Sydney jobs promise. It...

Snake Pit upgrade welcomed

The St Marys community will soon be able to have a BBQ in the shade at Monfarville Reserve’s ‘Snake Pit’ skate bowl. $35,000 worth of...

New stadium still planned for outer west

The State Government still plans to build a new sports venue in outer western Sydney as part of its long-term stadium strategy. While there's been...

State Government commits $12 million to Panthers project

A re-elected Baird Government will commit $12 million towards the construction of a state-of-the-art Western Sydney Community and Sports Centre in Penrith – creating...

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...

Candidates sign pledge to the community

Labor and the Greens continue their fight against privatisation of public assets with resounding support from the audience at a candidates forum on Tuesday...

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...

Funding to help drug addicted mothers-to-be

Pregnant women across the Nepean region battling drug addiction will have more help to get clean after the announcement of $1.7 million in funding...

Council rubbishes plan for incinerator

A number of Penrith Councillors are against the development of a proposed ‘waste to energy’ facility at the back of Erskine Park. At Monday night’s...

Ayres to retain Penrith

Penrith MP Stuart Ayres has retained his seat despite fears over what impact Jackie Kelly would have on the electorate. At 9pm, around 25 per...

Scott pays tribute to Abbott

Lindsay MP Fiona Scott has paid tribute to outgoing Prime Minister Tony Abbott. "This morning many Australians have woken up to a new Australian Prime...

Labor celebrating convincing win in Londonderry

The seat of Londonderry has fallen to Labor with its candidate Prue Car set to claim a convincing victory. Labor declared victory in Londonderry via...

Opposition wants timeframe on Kingswood Station upgrade

Despite the need for a lift, Member for Londonderry Prue Car said the Baird Government has no plans to provide vital upgrades to Kingswood...

Commuters could return to their cars: WSROC

Local residents could ditch public transport and return to their cars if proposed changes to the Opal card go ahead. The Western Sydney Regional Organisation...

Bassett “solicited political donation” from property developer

The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) has found that former State Londonderry MP Bart Bassett "knowingly solicited a political donation from a property developer". However,...

Teachers to be sacked under reforms

Three teachers at Emu Plains Correctional Facility are being sacked under new reforms by the State Government, prompting a rally outside Penrith MP Stuart...

Penrith leads the way on NDIS roll-out

Access to early intervention for disabled youth has arrived in Penrith, a year ahead of schedule. The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), has opened the...

Tackling the ‘ice’ epidemic

Lindsay MP Fiona Scott has welcomed the interim report from the National Ice Taskforce, which the Prime Minister presented to the Council of Australian...

Cows coming back to Penrith

Cows will be returned home to Emu Plains in the middle of this year. After cows were taken away as part of the preparation for...

Car park construction begins at station

Construction on the new multi-storey commuter car park at Penrith Train Station began this week, with a 10 month wait until it's complete. NSW Transport...

Funding windfall for local schools

Jamison High School’s 1050 students are just a fraction of local kids who will benefit from increased funding from the State Government. In 2016, schools...

Tanya Davies retains Mulgoa

Tanya Davies will retain the seat of Mulgoa for the Liberal Party - and may even increase her margin. Just before 8pm tonight, the Weekender...

Ayres labels Labor’s TAFE campaign dishonest

Labor has launched a petition to save Kingswood TAFE and stop Government cuts. State Member for Londonderry, Prue Car and Shadow Ministers Adam Searle and...

Emu Plains Prison expansion plans dumped

The proposed expansion of Emu Plains Correctional Centre will not be progressing, Minister for Correctional Services, David Elliott, announced today. "I have today (Tuesday, December...

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...