Thursday, May 26, 2022


Call for easier access for public to raise issues with Council

A discussion over the practices within Penrith City Council meetings has led to a South Ward Councillor wanting more direct avenues for community engagement.

Take the pledge for driver safety

Penrith City Council is urging community members to take care on our roads and take the pledge to 'drive so others survive' in recognition of National Road Safety Week (May 15 to 22).

Podcast: On The Record – Tricia Hitchen

Penrith Mayor Tricia Hitchen is not your typical politician. 

Community groups find new home after fire

Penrith City Council has found a temporary home for several local community organisations after a shared office building went up in flames in the Penrith CBD last year.

Erskine Park residents play the waiting game on more open space

Four years after the Chameleon Reserve masterplan was approved, Erskine Park residents are still awaiting Council’s promised upgrades.

“Workplace of the future” promised for old Council building site

Penrith Council has lodged plans for the former Council Chambers site, but exactly how the $60 million development will be funded remains unknown.

Liberals hold the power as Council election result is confirmed

Five new Councillors have been elected to Penrith City Council, with results from the recent Local Government Election now confirmed.

Council starts to take shape, but all 15 spots not yet determined

Nine Council candidates have already clinched victory following last weekend’s Local Government elections, with preferences and postal voting set to determine the six remaining seats.

Major parties rule, but close battle for remaining spots on Council

Counting at the Penrith Council elections is well underway, with final voting numbers, bar postal votes, expected to be known this afternoon.

December 4 Council Election: East Ward

East Ward is currently represented by five Councillors, including current Deputy Mayor Tricia Hitchen.

December 4 Council Election: North Ward

North Ward is currently represented by five Councillors, including some of Penrith’s most experienced local government representatives.

December 4 Council Election: South Ward

The Local Government Election will be held on December 4. Here's your South Ward preview.

Independents focus on “true local representation” ahead of election

“True local representation” is what two Independent candidates are promising to deliver if elected at next month’s Penrith Council elections.

All you need to know about the Penrith Council Election on December 4

Yes, we're all heading to the polls again - this time to determine the 15 Councillors that will represent Penrith moving forward.

Greg Davies says time is right to step aside after 26 years on Council

After more than a quarter of a century on Penrith Council, Councillor Greg Davies is calling it a day.

Push for Penrith to consider its own ‘South Bank’ at Lakes

Penrith could be home to a South Bank-style water and lifestyle destination if one Councillor has his way.

Independents score top spots on ballot paper for Council election

The all-important ballot draws for next month's Penrith Council elections have taken place.

Liberals back experience to lead tickets at Council election

The top local Liberal candidates for next month’s Local Government Elections have been revealed.

Postal votes expected to surge in popularity for Local Government Election

More local residents are expected to vote by post at the December 4 Local Government Election than ever before.

Council rejected plan for underground car park in Penrith CBD

Penrith Council knocked back a developer’s proposal to build a car park under City Park, the Weekender can reveal.