Sunday, October 24, 2021


City Park to become “iconic” part of Penrith, says Fowler

It’s been talked about for years and is presently considered Penrith Council’s number one strategic priority, but doubts about City Park are still being voiced at the eleventh hour.

Reserve to be named in honour of icon of Penrith’s past

Local settler Thomas Smith will be recognised with a Thornton reserve named in his honour.

Labor won’t support golf course at Penrith Lakes site

Council to maintain support for golf course, despite Labor's wishes.

Playground that closed more than a year ago set to welcome back families in...

More than a year after its shock closure, Linear Park is finally set to reopen in the coming weeks.

Cardboard piling up? Council offers new drop-off solution

Penrith Council has come up with a solution for residents’ excess packaging, but it’s not the additional collections one Councillor sought.

Tricia Hitchen to stay on as Deputy Mayor

Councillor Tricia Hitchen has been re-elected as Penrith's Deputy Mayor.

Election quirk forces vote for Deputy Mayor next week

Penrith Councillors will elect their Deputy Mayor on Monday night, but it will only be for a fleeting term. Due to the COVID-19 postponement of...

“Forgotten”: Mayor doubles down on call for new vaccine hub in Penrith

Penrith Council has again called on the State Government and NSW Health to implement a new vaccine hub in the local area.

Call for Council to investigate options for trail bike riders

They can be a menace to the community and wreak havoc on the environment, but one Penrith Councillor is proposing a creative solution to tackle illegal trail bike riders.

Council General Manager Warwick Winn expected to extend stay with new contract

Warwick Winn looks set to remain at the helm of the City, with Penrith Council’s General Manager expected to enter into talks to renew his contract.

Councillor calls for increased rubbish collection during lockdown

Penrith Council may investigate additional bin collections to cope with a surge in home waste as the pandemic and lockdown rolls on.

Council holds fire on flood planning legislation

Penrith Council has declined to implement reforms to floodplain planning legislation, preferring to wait until “critical” studies and flood evacuation modelling are completed.

Local Government Election set for December 4 shift

The Local Government Election is set to be postponed again due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in NSW. The Weekender understands the State Government will...

Long-time local confirms she’ll contest East Ward at upcoming Council election

Another Independent candidate has emerged to challenge Penrith Council’s hotly-contested East Ward.

Councillor quits Liberals, says party politics rife ahead of Local Government Election in September

A sitting Penrith Councillor has quit the Liberal Party ahead of the September elections, declaring there is no place for party politics in local government.

Council offers COVID-safe exercise options

Penrith City Council will continue to light up sports fields across the LGA to give residents the chance to get outdoors and stay active in a COVID-Safe way.

Rates confirmed to rise, but rural residents finally get relief

Rates become a hot topic at latest Council meeting.

No sign of Liberal line-up for Council election

Just two months out from the Penrith Council election and one major political party remains noticeably silent.

Council rejects calls for residential parking scheme in Thornton

Thornton residents can be fined for parking in front of their own homes.

Australia First confirms it will contest Council election in Penrith

Two new candidates have emerged for the upcoming Penrith Council elections, with the Australia First Party vying for a spot in East Ward.