State Politics

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...

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,...

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,...

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...

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...

Emu Plains community lashes out over proposed maximum security prison

Over 100 furious residents attended a public meeting last night, regarding a NSW Government proposal to increase the number of inmates at Emu Plains Prison. "They're...

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...

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...

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...

State Government to “come down” on rogue retirement village operators

Penrith MP Stuart Ayres joined local Glad Simonis to discuss the benefits of the new package of reforms for retirement village residents that were...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Students asked to help tackle domestic violence

The issue of domestic violence has made its way into our schools. From Term 1, 2016, NSW students from Years 7 to 10 will be...

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...

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...