Council

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...

High Street businesses threaten to walk

For months, the sound of a jackhammer has replaced the conversations of customers for local businesses at the western end of High Street. Just as...

And they’re off: Council by-election ballot drawn

The candidates for the upcoming Penrith City Council by-election in the South and East Wards have discovered their crucial ballot paper positions today. Over the...

EXCLUSIVE: Liberals name Council candidates

Brian Cartwright and Belinda Hill have been endorsed as the Liberal Party's candidates for the upcoming Penrith City Council by-election. The Weekender can exclusively reveal...

High Street to get facelift

Penrith Council is about to start upgrading and transforming High Street in the Penrith city centre. Council says it is an “important, city-shaping project” that...

Labor names by-election candidates

Combining the youth of Liam Rankine and the wisdom of Robin Cook, Labor is aiming for diversity as they present their Council by-election candidates. Having...