Community

Volunteer of the Year winner to push for more mental health support

Colyton’s Susan Robertson has taken home the top honour at the local Volunteer of the Year Awards for her role in progressing people’s welfare...

Benevolent Society opens new Werrington home

Australia's oldest charity officially has a new home in Werrington. The Benevolent Society, which has been providing services to Australians for over 200 years, recently...

Music for Life will be a night to remember

When Ann Willmington was diagnosed with a brain tumor, she refused to accept her fate even after doctors told her she had only 18...

Iconic Chocolate Wheel’s 30th anniversary

The Saturday morning Chocolate Wheel run by local Lions Clubs is a Penrith institution, and it’s reached an incredible milestone – 30 years. Men and...

Going red for a good cause

SIDS and Kids are urging locals to get behind the 28th Red Nose Day this Friday, June 24. Products for purchase this year are looking...

Fire rips through Llandilo and Cranebrook

Thick black smoke is swallowing the skyline, as a bush fire spreads through Cranebrook in the vicinity of Vincent Road and the Northern Road. Residents...

Film project focuses on mentorship and support

Penrith Regional Gallery is offering filmmakers who identify as living with a disability a chance to refine their skills and tell their stories. The Five...

Local women find true independence

Three local women have recently started their journey of independence after they moved out of their family homes and into a purpose-built group home. Disability...

Red Cross reveals generations of recipes

Locals were able to get their hands on some special family recipes earlier this week, thanks to the Australian Red Cross Penrith Branch and...

Easter treat for Shirley

Glenmore Park resident Shirley Jenkins has won one of the most prestigious awards on offer at this year’s Sydney Royal Easter Show. Specialising in arts...

Shondelle wants to be the UGLY-est

Far from ugly, the Milestone Hotel in Kingswood’s Shondelle O’Connor is trying to be the best UGLY bartender there can be. 31-year-old Ms O’Connor is...

Crowing about the New Year

Chinese communities worldwide will welcome the Year of the Rooster at Chinese New Year celebrations on Saturday, January 28. From 10am to 12pm, Jordan Springs...

Locals urged to get behind Red Nose Day this Friday

More than 3000 Australian families experience the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or child every year. Red Nose is fighting for a future...

Walking challenge has a great Point

It’s not quite 500 miles, but for 12 hours, the team at OnePointHealth will be walking 100km in support of the Great Walk Foundation. Physiotherapist...

Skills and confidence for life

Local teenagers are gaining valuable life skills and confidence thanks to a newly established developmental program in Penrith. Skills 4 Life is run by the...

Bridge moves forward

A commitment from the State Government for extra funding and a revised location has won Penrith Council's support for the Nepean River Green...

Stopped in its tracks

Popular Penrith fitness event ‘Parkrun’ could be at risk of shutting down after access to ‘Gate D’ at the Sydney International Regatta Centre was closed off. Over 300...

Emu Plains community lashes out over proposed maximum security prison

Over 100 furious residents attended a public meeting last night, regarding a NSW Government proposal to increase the number of inmates at Emu Plains Prison. "They're...

Cows coming back to Penrith

Cows will be returned home to Emu Plains in the middle of this year. After cows were taken away as part of the preparation for...

Students build kennels for local animal charity

Six students from Cambridge Park High School have given back to the local community by putting their hands to good use. Community Liaison Officer, Kaylene...