Council

Hashtags and hidden gems: Council launches new social media campaign

Residents are being asked to share what they love most about Penrith on social media as part of a new campaign by Penrith Council. The...

New app to remind locals of bin night

Forgetting to take your garbage bins out is now a thing of the past thanks to a new smartphone app developed by Penrith City...

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...

Council’s airport support in tatters

Inadequate and inconsistent is how Penrith Council described the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the western Sydney airport. A meeting on Monday night presented...

Youth Week 2013

Kick start your imagination to plan an amazing Youth Week 2013 event and you could score some funding to help make it a success....

Stink erupts over garbage collection

Monday night’s extraordinary Penrith City Council meeting was all about garbage politics as Labor and Liberal Councillors were divided over garbage truck drivers’ pay...

Walking and cycling boost for Penrith

A $500,000 State Government grant will boost walking and cycling connections in Penrith. The funding is part of the State Government's $39 million state-wide investment in...

Council’s class of 2012 says goodbye

Goodbyes are notorious for being difficult, but when you’re saying farewell to 21 years of service like Councillor Jackie Greenow did on Monday night,...

Council to remove trees at cemetery

Penrith Council will remove 16 White Cedar trees from Emu Plains Cemetery after they were inspected and deemed to pose a risk to visitors. The...

Questions raised over music festival

After almost doubling in size since its inception in 2009, Defqon.1 could face an uncertain future. The annual music festival began as a one time,...

And they’re off…

And they’re off... literally. Owner of the prestigious Fernhill Estate, Brenda Tripp, has committed to work through compliance issues to make sure the Fernhill Picnic...

Get fit in Glenmore Park

Penrith residents will soon be able to get active and fit with new outdoor fitness zones and trails being installed in Glenmore Park over...

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...

NAIDOC Week to be celebrated

A smorgasbord of activities will be dished up at a family fun day at Jamison Park next Friday (July 7) in honour of NAIDOC...

Cornish’s hopes for weekly red bin collection rubbished at Council meeting

Fortnightly rubbish collection is set to continue as Penrith remains a leader in domestic waste practice. While Councillor Marcus Cornish was dissatisfied with the current...

Meet the Claremont Meadows Crusader

Following years of campaigning and self-confessed grumbling, a one-woman crusade to get a section of Claremont Meadows cleaned up is finally gaining traction. Anne Whittaker...

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...

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...

China friendship boosted

Penrith has always enjoyed a strong friendship with China, and now the relationship could pave the way for lucrative international trade and investment opportunities....

More parking available in Thornton

More than 200 extra parking spaces are now available to commuters in Thornton estate, North Penrith. Penrith Council has temporarily removed 4-hour and 2-hour parking...