It’s been quite a year in Penrith and The Western Weekender has been there to cover all the big moments.
Here’s our look at August 2019…
– A Penrith couple have a lucky escape when a stolen car crashes through their bedroom in Kareela Avenue.
– Penrith Councillor Greg Davies and the Penrith CBD Corporation call on high end retailers to consider opening Penrith locations.
– A construction worker is tragically killed when he falls at a building site in Jordan Springs.
– A man fronts court after making death threats against Mulgoa MP Tanya Davies, as the abortion debate continues.
– A senior plumbing manager, Jason Brown, is jailed for at least eight months after defrauding local business Hix Group of more than $200,000.
– Construction begins on a new childcare centre at Nepean Hospital.
– Penrith’s popular Men’s Walk and Talk is thrown into chaos when an insurance issue halts the weekly event. The issue is sorted out quickly, and the walk returns after missing just one week.
– A burst water main causes chaos in Kingswood, with 60 properties affected by the main break and Bringelly Road closed for several days.
– Penrith restaurant Downtown Brooklyn refuses to remove an advertisement that says an Epipen may be required for its latest desert, a Reese’s Bowl.
– A security guard is attacked at Nepean Hospital, sparking calls for better safety conditions for staff.
– Lone Star confirms it’s returning to Penrith.
– Penrith’s Finals chances disappear after a string of NRL losses.