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 September 2019…
– Mulgoa MP Tanya Davies is involved in a stunning push to dump Premier Gladys Berejiklian, but the leadership spill never eventuates.
– A Werrington man is arrested by police at a Penrith shopping centre, accused of online procurement of a 14-year-old girl.
– A measles scare is sparked in the local area after a woman who visited several locations in Penrith is diagnosed with the disease.
– Construction begins on the new Caddens Corner shopping centre.
– A man tragically dies after becoming trapped in a machine at a pallet factory in St Marys.
– Karen McKeown is named Penrith’s new Deputy Mayor, winning a Council vote over Independent Marcus Cornish.
– WestCare’s annual fundraising dinner raises a record $200,000.
– The first residents of new retirement living complex The Royce move in.
– The inaugural Lakeside Long Lunch is held in Penrith.
– The Panthers end their NRL campaign with a big win over Newcastle, but fail to reach the Finals.
– James Fisher-Harris is named Penrith’s Player of the Year, winning the Merv Cartwright Medal. He also won the Members Player of the Year Award and the John Farragher Award for Courage and Determination.
– Penrith release Reagan Campbell-Gillard from his contract with the club. The former Origin forward joins Parramatta.
– The GWS Giants make their first ever AFL Grand Final, sparking major celebrations across western Sydney. The side eventually loses to Richmond at the MCG.