Council

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...

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...

Time to give dead a voice

As the popularity of tracing family history increases, more people are going searching to find where loved ones or ancestors are buried. Local councils across...

By-election date confirmed

The by-elections in South and East Wards will take place on Saturday, May 12, Council has confirmed. Council’s General Manager Alan Stoneham has officially begun...

Crameri wants Council to consider drone roll-out

They’re compact, agile and so easy to use that kids play with them, and Penrith Councillor Kevin Crameri believes they could help transform Penrith...

Cemetery debate lives on as Wallacia locals pack Council chambers

People power filled the Penrith City Council Chambers last night as Wallacia residents let their opposition to a cemetery at Wallacia Golf Course be...

Council rocked: By-election in two Wards

Penrith residents will be forced to the polls this year with confirmation that dual by-elections will be held following the resignation of two Councillors. Penrith...

Council GM Alan Stoneham to retire

EXCLUSIVE After a decade leading the area through immense growth as Penrith City Council's General Manager, Alan Stoneham will be stepping down at the end...

Clean-up days to be held in March

Why wait until Spring to have a good clean out around the house? Autumn is the perfect time to get cleaning, especially with Clean...

More parking woes loom

The parking battle in Penrith continues and Councillor Marcus Cornish warns it’s about to get a whole lot harder for locals to find a...

Fresh approach to childcare in Emu Plains

An innovative childcare centre that incorporates the interests of primary students to allow them to explore their passions free from boredom is coming to...

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...

Hillsong wants local site; Hindu temple also possible

Faith looks set to grow in Penrith with two development applications (DA) lodged for multi-million dollar places of worship in the past month. Last month,...

Fowler’s Hart-felt plea on naming of new airport

Discussion on the naming of Western Sydney Airport has continued with renewed calls for the site to reflect Penrith’s rich aviation history at last...

Extra bin collections announced

Penrith Council is providing extra bin collections this Christmas to assist households with any extra waste they may have from the festive period. Council will...

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...

Cornish’s colour conundrum

As more buildings pop up to house residents and businesses flocking to Penrith, a new variety of brightly coloured buildings are entering the area. Councillor...

Council hosts breakfast to launch employment project

Penrith Council will host a business breakfast at the Penrith Civic Centre on Tuesday morning, to launch the new Nepean Jobs For All Project. A...

Call for second major university

With land in the city centre going unused, Councillor Aaron Duke believes that a second university for Penrith will see our region thrive. During Monday...

Penrith’s leadership duo put politics to one side

Liberal Councillor Tricia Hitchen is set to serve another 12 months as Penrith’s Deputy Mayor alongside Mayor John Thain. At Monday night’s Council meeting, Councillors...