2023 In Review – October: Tremendous Three-peat; Referendum defeated

The Panthers celebrate the 2023 Premiership. Photo: NRL Images.
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Here’s what was making headlines in Penrith in October…

Penrith create NRL history by winning their third straight Grand Final, the first team of the modern era to do so. Nathan Cleary produces a masterclass in the final 20 minutes to claw the Panthers back from the death at Accor Stadium, beating Brisbane 26-24.

The Panthers celebrate the 2023 Premiership. Photo: NRL Images.

Isaah Yeo is named Penrith’s Player of the Year at the Merv Cartwright Medal.

The Voice referendum is resoundingly defeated, with Lindsay residents delivering a clear ‘No’ to changing the Constitution.

Local business owners are left devastated after a factory fire at Jamisontown.

Arise Aromatics was completely destroyed in the fire. Photo: Melinda Jane.

After more than 60 years of trading, Penrith building company Zadro Constructions is placed into voluntary administration.

People affected by drugs and alcohol will be diverted to a specialised unit at Nepean Hospital, the State Government announces.

The Federal Government releases the long-awaited draft Environmental Impact Statement for Western Sydney International Airport for public feedback.

A major grass fire erupts at Hickeys Lane, burning through more than 20 hectares of land.

The fire at Hickeys Lane. Photo: Melinda Jane.

Former Mayor Tricia Hitchen joins the Board of Panthers.

The new A-League season kicks off, with Western Sydney enjoying a strong start to their campaign.

Penrith fullback Dylan Edwards is named to make his Kangaroos debut.

Jessica Fox is again on top of the world after winning gold in the Women’s K1 at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup Final.

The Nepean Triathlon confirms it is moving to April.

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