2019 In Review: October

Police on the scene of the shooting. Photo: Megan Dunn
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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 at October 2019…

– Penrith is rocked by one of the biggest stories of the year when Daniel King is shot and killed by police after a dramatic showdown on High Street.

– Sydney’s train system continues to fail, as it’s revealed that monthly on-time running targets for the Western Line haven’t been met once in 2019.

– Locals are left digging for clues after a spate of tree and plant thefts across a variety of suburbs.

Dominic Zammit had an olive tree stolen from his property. Photo: Megan Dunn

– Frightening new statistics reveal Penrith’s biggest problem, with 32.8 per cent of adults in the region being classified as obese.

– Penrith City Council reveals artist’s impressions of a new City Park, set to transform the Penrith CBD.

– Veteran Councillor Kevin Crameri announces he won’t re-contest his spot on Council at the 2020 Local Government Election.

– Plans for the Nepean Business Park are officially launched at a function at Lakeside restaurant in Penrith.

– Emergency crews battling a fire on Stafford Street in Penrith are stunned when they find a hydroponic set-up in the property.

The home on Stafford Street. Photo: Megan Dunn

– The Glenmore Christmas Tree Farm confirms it won’t have any real Christmas Trees this year due to drought conditions.

– Four out of five men charged over the brutal attack on a man in a Penrith car park earlier in the year plead guilty.

– The first look at the design of the Western Sydney Airport terminal is released.

– McCarthy Catholic College announces it will be re-named Penola Catholic College Emu Plains from 2020.

– An Emergency Level fire breaks out in Castlereagh, but emergency crews eventually bring it under control.

– Fire engulfs Penrith’s The Village restaurant.

– The new boat ramp at Tench Reserve is officially opened.

Melissa McIntosh, Marise Payne, Stuart Ayres and Ross Fowler. Photo: Megan Dunn

– Billy Burns re-signs with the Penrith Panthers.

– Jayden Schofield and Natalie Van Coevorden win a controversial Nepean Triathlon.

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