Sunday, August 9, 2020


Gridlocked intersection gets makeover

Money well spent, says Penrith Mayor.

Council to install new roundabout at York Road, Preston Street intersection

Council says traffic studies, accident numbers prompted need for improvements.

More funding flows for “jewel in the crown”

Penrith’s “jewel in the crown” has received another significant boost, with $10 million being allocated to open space embellishments along the Nepean River.

Kingswood’s boarding house burden

Kingswood residents are still pleading with Penrith Council and the State Government to save their suburb from boarding house developers.

Council tackles asbestos in St Marys and St Clair

Contaminated land in St Clair and St Marys is set to be remediated after asbestos was discovered.

Nepean Avenue residents unhappy with proposed River Walk safety measures

Traffic barriers, speed cushions and reduced limits part of Nepean Avenue plan.

New Housing Code “overdevelopment by stealth”, says Councillor

Developments to be fast-tracked with “no regard” to surrounding community.

Student-designed playground opens in Oxley Park

There’s a new playground at Brian King Reserve in Oxley Park for local families to enjoy thanks to the fresh ideas and creative minds of students from Oxley Park Public School.

New land valuations going ahead, despite Council’s push for relief

Ratepayers have been dealt another blow, with confirmation new land valuations will not be deferred as hoped.

Old Council Chambers set for redevelopment

$55 million plan to transform heritage building into premium office space.

Glen-more housing: Plan for more than 2,500 new properties

Penrith Council has endorsed a planning proposal that could see rural land to the south of Glenmore Park re-zoned to make way for more than 2,500 new homes.

Have your say on $15 million Gipps St plan

Locals encouraged to have their say on $15 million plan for new recreation area.

Council explains why proposed rate rise must go ahead

Penrith Council has defended its proposal to implement a 2.6 per cent rate rise for 2020-21 during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Council puts equality, safety on agenda

Penrith Council has vowed to further promote women's welfare and gender equality, becoming a signatory of the Greater Sydney Women's Safety Charter.

Rates rise set to stay despite pandemic

Rates look set to rise again on July 1, despite locals struggling to weather the crippling COVID-19 storm.

Plan for towering unit blocks abandoned

Plans to build a towering urban precinct on Penrith's Union Road car park site have collapsed.

Lest We Forget: The importance of ANZAC Day

On Saturday we pause to remember those Australians who have fallen in conflicts around the world.

Council pushes for more adult change facilities

Penrith Council is seeking to make change facilities for people with a complex or profound disability mandatory in certain publicly-accessible buildings.

Finding a parking spot now easier thanks to new app launched in Penrith

Penrith City Council has launched a new app.

Official: September Council elections shifted

Mayoral election still set to go ahead in September.