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 back on June 2019…
– Organisers confirm controversial music festival Defqon.1 has been officially axed and won’t return to Penrith.
– Jodi McKay is elected NSW Labor leader. Londonderry MP Prue Car backs Ms McKay in the leadership ballot.
– The M4 Motorway is closed over the long weekend to allow for work on The Northern Road.
– Penrith man Kurt Wilson is tragically killed after being buried under tonnes of rubbish at an Eastern Creek tip.
– Oxigen Fitness announces it is closing its gym on Batt Street, Jamisontown.
– Lorraine Pozza announces she is standing down as CEO of the Penrith Paceway.
– The community is up in arms over plans to change local planning controls to allow two massive sky scrapers to be built on Henry Street in Penrith.
– Prime Minister Scott Morrison visits Penrith to discuss the challenges of the NDIS.
– A State Election promise is fulfilled when the State Government lowers the weekly Opal cap to $50, a major win for Penrith commuters.
– The mother of a newborn baby whose body was discovered at Stockton in Newcastle is located in Penrith.
– Penrith Panthers player Tyrone May pleads not guilty to charges relating to filming and distributing sex tapes.
– Jamison Park’s dog park is closed after an asbestos scare.
– Jessica Fox kicks off the World Cup series in London with two podium finishes.
– Penrith’s Jake Stein makes his AFL debut for the GWS Giants.
– Penrith win every game in June as a strong winning streak continues.