Council

Council to send delegation overseas

A delegation from Penrith City Council is off to Japan – with a mission to showcase the city and promote Penrith’s “New West” vision.

Council keeps keen eye on worker safety in wake of Roundup cases

Penrith City Council will continue to review its weed management techniques amid fears glyphosate chemicals such as Roundup may cause cancer.

Rural residents hardest hit by rate increase

Penrith Council has set its rates for 2019-2020 with a 5.4 per cent increase approved. The proposed rates include the full increase approved by the...

Dog park closed after asbestos scare

Penrith Council has closed the Jamison Park Dog Park after an asbestos scare. "Council staff have been notified of fragments of building waste that may...

Community art project makes Kingswood a little brighter

A colourful new initiative is bringing Kingswood to life with a collection of glazed ceramic birds and footpath markings to brighten up the community this winter.

Council considers new system to review tree decisions

Residents who have unsuccessfully applied to remove a tree or clear vegetation may soon be able to seek a review through Council – for a fee.

Call for re-think on Caddens Road closure

Councillors are having second thoughts over the plan to close Caddens Road, but the project looks certain to go ahead.

“It’s just out of control”: Councillors push for meeting with State Government

Penrith Council will request an urgent meeting with the new State Planning Minister to discuss the rampant development of boarding houses in the area and Council's inability to determine development applications (DAs).

Council considers ban on plastics

Plastic straws, cups and balloons set for the chopping block at community events.

Council’s plan to reclassify public land in Kingswood

A local resident is pleading with the community to help protect a pocket of public land from the grasp of developers after Penrith Council...

Mayor slams Cornish for walkout during minute’s silence for Christchurch victims

He’s known for his controversial viewpoints, but Independent Councillor Marcus Cornish elicited “disgust” from his colleagues when he walked out of chambers and refused...

Resident questions Council’s tree policy

Jamisontown resident Robert Simpson is warning residents to think before they plant, as Penrith Council restricts him from ripping up a tree, which could...

Council purchases electric car

Council is marking this year’s international Earth Hour event on Saturday by launching a new electric car. The latest addition to Council’s vehicle fleet is...

Councillors concerned over compliance policy

Councillors' feathers have been ruffled over plans to restrict them from attending on-site meetings with aggrieved residents amid concerns of muddying potential law suits. Under...

Safety in question: Petition fails to get result

Crossing a busy intersection can be challenging at the best of times, but it can be down right dangerous if you’re blind and hearing...

Council bites back over boarding houses

Penrith Deputy Mayor Greg Davies has come out swinging at State MP Stuart Ayres, saying the proliferation of boarding houses in Kingswood is the...

Councillors pay emotional tribute to dedicated locals

There were emotional scenes at Council Chambers on Monday night as Penrith Councillors mourned the death of three of the city's greats. A number of...

Council’s circle of love

Local businesses and tradespeople vying for Penrith Council contracts will now receive a competitive advantage after Council endorsed a policy giving local suppliers preferential...

Council defers decision over lot sizes

Penrith City Councillors have deferred a decision to reduce residential lot sizes for parts of the planned Central Precinct of St Marys, requesting the...

Council honours dedicated citizens

Penrith City Council has bestowed the Australia Day Awards honours to outstanding locals in recognition of their contribution to the City. Penrith’s Citizen of the...