Tuesday, September 28, 2021


Tricia Hitchen to stay on as Deputy Mayor

Councillor Tricia Hitchen has been re-elected as Penrith's Deputy Mayor.

Jamisontown grandfather scores $1.3 million Lotto win

A Jamisontown grandfather admitted he was too mind-boggled from discovering his division one win in Saturday Lotto that he spilt his morning coffee.

Premier confident October 11 is ‘freedom day’; unvaccinated people back in the community from...

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says she's confident Sydney will reopen on October 11, with vaccination rates likely to hit 70 per cent double dose in the days prior.

From Werrington to the world: Kim’s business booms

Werrington Downs resident Kim McCall has set tongues wagging with her small business selling hand sewn items.

Election quirk forces vote for Deputy Mayor next week

Penrith Councillors will elect their Deputy Mayor on Monday night, but it will only be for a fleeting term. Due to the COVID-19 postponement of...

Popular local doctor calls it a day

63 years after his first day on the job, Dr Ian Tait has seen his final patient.

New school slated for January 2023 opening

Mulgoa Rise Primary School will cater for more than 400 students initially.

Vaccinated people 50 per cent less likely to get or transmit COVID-19, experts say

It’s one of the most common myths about the COVID-19 vaccines – that your chances of getting and transmitting the virus don’t change whether you’re vaccinated or not.

Upgrade work commences at Cranebrook High

Construction is underway on the upgrade of Cranebrook High School.

Premier confirms ‘Friends Bubble’ for kids during the school holidays

Children and teenagers aged 18 years and under will be able to create a ‘friends bubble’ to allow home visits provided the adults in their homes are fully vaccinated, under an easing of restrictions for school holidays.

Man in his 80s passes away at Nepean Hospital; case numbers continue to decline

A second death has been linked to the outbreak of COVID-19 at the Uniting Edinglassie Lodge aged care facility in Penrith.

Return and Earn is back after lockdown pause

Popular recycling scheme, Return and Earn resumed last week after an eight week hiatus, but will remain closed for Local Government Areas of Concern until September 29.

Restrictions to ease in Areas of Concern from tomorrow

Penrith will be divided no more come tomorrow morning with most restrictions in Areas of Concern to come in to line with the rest of Sydney.

COVID latest: Woman in her 20s dies in Nepean Hospital; NSW to trial home...

A woman in her 20s has passed away in Nepean Hospital following a recent diagnosis of COVID-19.

Key contract awarded to build Western Sydney International Airport

Cutting-edge technology and innovative design will come together on the airfield at Western Sydney International Airport to set a new benchmark for air travel in Australia.

Confirmed: Target to exit Westfield Penrith

One of Penrith's most iconic department stores is set to close for good, with Target confirming it will shut its doors early next year.

Five Guys to open in Penrith on Monday morning

Prepare your taste buds – American burger phenomenon Five Guys officially opens its doors in Penrith on Monday.

Police appeal for information to find missing teen

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate a woman missing from the Kingswood area.

Man charged after alleged armed robberies

A man has been charged following an investigation into two armed robberies and an attempted armed robbery in Sydney’s west early this week. Officers from...

“I’m not an anti-vaxxer”: Mulgoa MP continues campaign against mandatory vaccinations

She’s become the face of the campaign against mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations, but Mulgoa MP Tanya Davies insists she’s not an anti-vaxxer.