Tuesday, January 19, 2021


The Orchard gets big tick from Council

The fence banners have been teasing visitors to Tench Avenue for months. And now, lovers of the Nepean River precinct will have another reason to...

Councillor questions Penrith’s agreements with Chinese cities

Penrith Council could investigate suspending ties with China in the wake of the latest Twitter scandal.

Spence Park to undergo overhaul after students answer Mayor’s design challenge

A vision for a fresh, fun and inclusive play space will come to life in Penrith thanks to the hard work of some of the city’s youngest residents.

Council pushes for levy on Aerotropolis developments

An estimated $2.6 billion worth of local infrastructure is needed to support the Aerotropolis, but a pressing question remains: who’s going to pay for it?

Locals urged to have their say on City Park

Sensory gardens, water features, shaded areas and a green open space for outdoor activities are just a few of the key features proposed for Penrith's new City Park.

New look for Civic Centre foyer

Penrith’s Civic Centre foyer is set to undergo a major facelift this month bringing it into the 21st century.

Councillor calls for new sports centre

Calls for the establishment of a large state-of-the-art indoor sports stadium are being made to future-proof our “sports mad” city.

Police Cottage set to be transformed into exciting new restaurant and cafe

It’s stood unused and neglected for years, but now the Police Cottage at Emu Plains is set to be given a new lease of life.

Nepean Avenue truce reached as Council settles on new safety measures

A solution to a dangerous stretch of the Great River Walk has been reached.

Plenty achieved during Mayoral term

Mayor Ross Fowler will end his mayoral term next week.

Residents Hope for DA rejection as another apartment block is proposed

Residents are calling for Penrith City Council to consider refusing a Development Application (DA) for another apartment block to be built on Hope Street, Penrith.

Land valuations deliver financial hit to rural residents

Rural property owners say they feel powerless in a never ending battle against a ‘grossly unfair system’.

EXCLUSIVE: Karen McKeown tipped to be Penrith’s next Mayor

Mayor locked in, but confusion reigns over Deputy Mayoral position.

Pollies outline Penrith’s recovery roadmap

Local, State and Federal representatives outline what they're doing to help Penrith through the recession.

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.