Sunday, January 17, 2021


10 ways to get your child ready for school

Getting the kids ready for starting school or moving up a year can be daunting after the long summer holidays but a little bit of forward planning can help you and your children sail smoothly and calmly into the new school year.

Councillors call for solution to gridlock at busy St Marys intersection

No time frame for upgrade, but commitment remains.

Plan to save shopping centre at St Marys rejected

Hopes of building a new shopping centre to replace St Marys’ Station Plaza have been dashed.

Penrith couple to take week off after $200,000 win

A Penrith couple have declared they’re taking the rest of the week off work to celebrate winning $200,000 in today’s Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw.

Penrith locals can travel to NT, ACT

Residents living in the Penrith Local Government Area (LGA) are now able to travel to the Northern Territory and ACT after travel restrictions were lifted.

New mask rules, but NSW looks poised to avoid lockdown

Masks mandatory in indoor settings such as shopping centres and cinemas.

Cheering for a Sydney lockdown is dangerous and irresponsible

Current case numbers do not warrant a widespread lockdown.

The 10 biggest local stories of 2020

It's been a huge year in Penrith, and as 2020 draws to a close, we look back on the biggest stories that impacted the local area this year.

Locals encouraged to spend New Year’s Eve at home

Cancel your plans and stay at home, officials ask.

Man shot dead by police at St Marys

Police have shot a man dead at St Marys after a violent altercation this morning.

Thank-you for your support during a crazy 2020

Troy Dodds reflects on a massive year in 2020.

Changes planned at Penrith Homemaker Centre

Changes to Penrith Homemaker Centre are on the horizon, with road works being proposed to facilitate the potential expansion of the Domayne building.

Locals invited to have their say on Nepean Hospital

Community members are being invited to participate in the planning and design of Stage 2 of the $1 billion Nepean Hospital Redevelopment.

Woman seriously hurt in Agnes Banks crash

A woman is in a critical condition in hospital after a head-on collision at Agnes Banks this afternoon.

Testing clinics to remain open over the holidays

New case highlights need for more testing.

Charities lend festive hand this Christmas

With COVID-19 impacting people both financially and emotionally, community support over the holiday season is needed more than ever.

TAFE to offer arts degree at Kingswood campus

Course at Kingswood campus responds to massive growth in arts sector jobs.

Ice addict jailed after using scissors in attempted robbery

A scissor-wielding offender who demanded cash from a man in a parked car has been jailed for a minimum of 16 months.

Cranebrook man involved in drug ring to spend Christmas behind bars

A Cranebrook father-of-five caught up in an elaborate drug ring will spend Christmas behind bars after he was refused bail.

Revealed: Penrith’s heart health crisis

The Heart Foundation has released new data that reveals Penrith is a hot spot when it comes to life-threatening heart issues.