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 December 2019…
– An Emergency Level fire threatens homes at Cranebrook and Londonderry, but is brought under control by firefighters.
– Plans are revealed for a towering 46-storey building in the Penrith CBD.
– Penrith swelters through skyrocketing and unprecedented December temperatures.
– 14-year-old Prudence Tuiti is tragically killed just a week out from Christmas after being hit by a car at Colyton.
– A new medical foundation is launched, aiming to attract the best doctors and researchers to Penrith.
– Garton Group McDonald’s donates $100,000 to Ronald McDonald House Charities.
– Penrith City Council announces it will start fining retailers over abandoned shopping trolleys.
– Castlereagh Road is closed over Christmas, to allow a new rail bridge to be installed.
– The Penrith Panthers axe long-time ground announcer Scott McRae.
– The Panthers announce the signing of Roosters premiership winner Zane Tetevano on a two-year deal.
– Steven Coniglio is confirmed as the stand-alone captain for the GWS Giants ahead of the 2020 AFL season.