Council

Council rates likely to increase

Will you pay just over $1 per week to increase Council’s services in your area? Residents could see their rates increase an extra $55 in...

Waste facility still causing smelly concerns

A smelly waste facility on Elizabeth Drive in Kemps Creek is on the radar of Penrith Councillor Mark Davies and Mulgoa MP Tanya Davies. A...

Fernhill Estate could be home to Sydney’s newest cemetery

Throughout Australia, many cemeteries are predicted to reach capacity in the next 20 to 30 years. With Australia’s population continuing to grow, this is...

Cornish joins One Nation

Penrith’s at times controversial conservative Councillor Marcus Cornish has joined Pauline Hanson’s One Nation party. Having recently returned from the Queensland State Election where he...

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...

Clogged roads frustrate locals

Many Penrith residents face long daily commutes of over two hours each day even if they work in other parts of western Sydney. The surprise...

Crameri demands safety upgrade

Penrith Councillor Kevin Crameri has asked for an urgent report from Council to investigate getting two right hand turning lanes along The Northern Road...

Penrith’s answer to Silicon Valley

After years of discussion and planning, Penrith City Council has officially rubber-stamped the first stage of a massive 280 hectare Science Park at Luddenham. Strategically...

Independent first to raise hand for tilt at by-election

Independent candidate Sue Day has confirmed she will run in the South Ward by-election to be held on Saturday, May 12. After lobbying and advocating...

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...

Historic church set to house new restaurant

From the north to the south, what’s old could soon be new again, after applications were made to Penrith Council to turn heritage buildings...

Our dirty little secret

More than a dozen legal brothels are currently operating in the Penrith Local Government Area (LGA). Penrith has 14 registered brothels operating, seven behind Parramatta...

Cemetery battle a fight to the death

Penrith Council’s staunch opposition to a proposed cemetery at Fernhill Estate remains steadfast, despite recently meeting with a proposed developer. Councillor Ross Fowler said representatives...

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...

Glenmore Park residents concerned over housing plan

The residents of Wargon Crescent in Glenmore Park are taking on the Padre Pio Parish, who are part of the Diocese of Parramatta. Many residents,...

Nasty smell forces residents indoors

We’ve all been there; returning home from a day at work or trip away only to be greeted by the smell of rotting food...

Council building closed due to flooding

The Council Customer Service Office and Library on Queen Street in St Marys are closed, due to flooding. Penrith Mayor John Thain said the damage...

Council backs a Winn-er with new General Manager

New Penrith Council General Manager Warwick Winn says he’s keen to grow the success Council is already achieving as he continues to settle in...

River restaurant strip gets green light

A restaurant strip along the Nepean River at Tench Reserve is no longer a pipe dream, now Penrith Council has approved its development. Three brand...

Cornish wants to give power to the people

Independent Penrith Councillor Marcus Cornish is hoping to get power points installed at local parks to encourage more people outdoors. Cr Cornish addressed Penrith Councillors...