Sunday, February 25, 2018

State Politics

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...

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...

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...

Opposition warns against rumoured merger

Member for Londonderry Prue Car has joined Shadow Minister for Police Guy Zangari in calling on the Liberal National Government to come clean about...

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...

Labor commits to Nepean Hospital upgrade

The next State Election is three years away but Labor has already signalled it plans to make Nepean Hospital a key issue. Opposition Leader Luke...

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...

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...

Werrington Arterial construction begins

Passers by were pleased to see the first mound of soil turned at the site of the $70 million Werrington Arterial Road upgrade that...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Prue Car promoted to Labor’s front bench

State Londonderry MP Prue Car has been promoted to Labor's front bench. Opposition Leader Luke Foley has confirmed that Ms Car, who was elected at...

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...

Reduced speed limits for The Northern Road, M4

Changed traffic conditions will be in place from this Wednesday while investigation work is carried out on The Northern Road and the M4 Motorway...

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...