2019 In Review: June

Londonderry MP Prue Car with Opposition Leader Jodi McKay.
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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.

Lorraine Pozza. Photo: Melinda Jane

– 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.

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