Council

Crameri calls for botanical garden

As construction in the community grows, Penrith City Councillor Kevin Crameri has called for a botanical garden to ensure the preservation of native plant...

Council meetings to be live streamed

Local Council meetings in Penrith are set to be live streamed as part of a new plan by the State Government. Local Government Minister Gabrielle...

Council chips in to help Lachlan Shire locals

Penrith City Councillors have joined with Council staff to raise money for drought affected farmers in Lachlan Shire, NSW. Penrith Council and Lachlan Shire first...

Parking in Penrith goes high tech

Parking in Penrith is set to go high-tech with the installation of state-of-the-art parking sensors throughout the City Centre. The Integrations Parking Management System (IPMS)...

Council backs a Winn-er with new General Manager

New Penrith Council General Manager Warwick Winn says he’s keen to grow the success Council is already achieving as he continues to settle in...

Fowler elected new Penrith Mayor

Veteran Liberal Councillor Ross Fowler has been elected Mayor of Penrith for the next two years. Cr Fowler defeated Independent Councillor Marcus Cornish 11 votes...

EXCLUSIVE: Fowler set to be next Mayor

Liberal Councillor Ross Fowler is tipped to become Penrith’s next Mayor when votes are cast during the Mayoral Election on Monday night. Both the Mayor...

Council moves to protect heritage items

Locals struggling to preserve heritage buildings and landmarks will have more chance of a leg-up after Penrith Council resolved to increase its assistance fund. From...

Cornish sees red over lights

For many motorists, there is nothing more frustrating than being stuck in traffic. Except perhaps, having to wait when no one is there. That’s the...

Council helps form Resilience Strategy

Penrith has joined over 30 metropolitan councils, government organisations, businesses, and community leaders to launch ‘The Sydney Resilience Strategy,’ a comprehensive plan to build...

Penrith Councillor guilty of misconduct

The Office of Local Government has welcomed a decision by the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) to punish a Penrith Councillor for misconduct...

High Street upgrade to be finished earlier than expected

Asking the right questions appears to have cut four months from the construction time of High Street’s upgrade, now expected to be complete before...

Rates just don’t add up for Mount Vernon locals

It’s the forgotten suburb of Penrith where residents are paying a premium in Council rates that they’re not seeing the benefits of. For Mount Vernon...

Park nears completion as Councillors slam construction delays

It was supposed to be a quick redevelopment of part of Penrith’s CBD to help activate the city, but time and time again it’s...

Council appoints new General Manager

Penrith City Council has appointed former North Sydney Council General Manager Warwick Winn as its new General Manager. The Weekender understands Mr Winn won the...

Official: Cook, Cartwright win Council spots

Two new Councillors are ready to serve the Penrith community, with Liberal candidate Brian Cartwright elected for South Ward and Labor’s Robin Cook joining...

Real Festival to return in 2018

Penrith City Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from people working across a wide range of areas to be part of this year’s Real...

More funds needed to protect history

With many older properties protected for their cultural heritage and significance in Penrith, costs to keep buildings both functional and historical are becoming too...

Penrith by-election: Five must become two

Two thirds of Penrith will be heading to the polls tomorrow for the East and South Ward by-election. It’s a chance for residents to have...

Cornish calls for better system to name streets in new developments

‘Turn left on Femur Lane, then continue around the bend on Elbow Crescent’ might sound silly but they could be the directions you’re giving...