Tuesday, June 15, 2021


Local company misses out on Regatta Park contract to Lane Cove competitor

Penrith Council has been urged to give local businesses greater consideration after a Cranebrook company was pipped at the post by a Lane Cove competitor.

Children’s Centre gets $200,000 makeover

Strauss Road Children’s Centre at St Clair is looking fresh and welcoming thanks to a substantial revamp by Penrith City Council.

Costs, design and history questioned as Councillors debate redevelopment of Henry St site

Plans to redevelop the former Council Chambers at 131 Henry Street into high-rise commercial premises have been scrutinised, with Penrith Councillors questioning the concept design and costs.

Independent candidate Sue Day confirms she’ll contest Council election

Susan Day has announced she will be running again as an Independent candidate for South Ward in the Penrith Council elections this September.

Council throws more support behind Llandilo community

Penrith City Council will work with residents in Llandilo to develop a community plan for the area based on what locals love about their neighbourhood and how Council and other services can support a thriving, resilient community.

Council election starts to take shape

Of the 15 spots up for grabs at Penrith Council’s general election, at least three could be newcomers, with multiple incumbents expected to bow out.

Family affair as daughter of Marcus Cornish prepares for tilt at Council

With Council elections less than six months away, a potential fresh candidate has emerged for East Ward.

Councillors reject call to take stance on Warragamba Dam

A call for Penrith Council to formally support raising the Warragamba Dam wall before the release of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has ignited tensions among Councillors.

Plan for hundreds of units on Henry Street delayed

Steps to activate the eastern end of Penrith’s CBD with two soaring towers – one 41 storeys and the other 25 storeys in height – have been delayed.

Council’s proposed boat ramp changes

Traffic changes aimed at easing congestion at the Tench Reserve boat ramp have been proposed. Under the slated treatments, Penrith Council plans to implement signs...

Penrith’s new mini city

Plans to accommodate 2,000 apartments on Penrith’s former Panasonic site are progressing, with subdivision and public roads receiving the green light. The Stage 1 development...

Councillors reject plan to have public vote for Mayor

Penrith voters’ chance to elect their own Mayor has been quashed after a motion to put the issue to a referendum was defeated on Monday.

Exclusive: New push for public to decide Mayor

A referendum to gauge Penrith’s appetite for electing its own Mayor could be on the horizon.

Veteran Councillors split on future

More than half of Penrith Council’s veteran Councillors have signalled their intention to run again in this year’s Council elections.

Locals can have their say on City Park

A vibrant green space in the heart of Penrith’s City Centre is now one step closer with the Development Application (DA) for the $12-million City Park formally submitted to Council.

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.