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 November 2019…
– The Penrith Panthers announce a jersey revolution, dramatically cutting prices in a first for the NRL.
– The Joan announces an exciting line-up of shows for its 2020 season.
– Nepean Hospital comes under fire after it’s revealed an elderly woman was left waiting nine hours in Emergency with a broken leg and shoulder.
– Penrith escapes the brunt of a bushfire emergency across New South Wales, but a blaze at Llandilo sparks concerns about what is to come.
– Police issue a plea for information after a man is shot in Penrith in broad daylight. It’s revealed it’s the second time the man has been shot at this year.
– Penrith pauses to remember and reflect on Remembrance Day.
– Plans for a new-look Regatta Park at Emu Plains are revealed.
– Two brothers are jailed over a horrifying home invasion at Londonderry.
– Westfield pushes ahead with its redevelopment plans, submitting a new DA to Council.
– It’s announced that Atmosphere gym will open a new facility above the new restaurants at Tench Reserve.
– The Sydney Santa Spectacular opens in Penrith.
– A man is jailed for two years and three months over the drunken assault of a police officer.
– The State Government announces Level 2 water restrictions will be implemented from December 10.
– Penrith NRL player Tyrone May pleads guilty to a number of charges relating to a sex tape, while some charges are dropped.
– The Panthers announce the signing of Kurt Capewell for the 2020 season.