Council

State Government commits $28 million to projects in Penrith area

As the rain started to fall this morning, the NSW Government was pouring money into Penrith with a $28 million WestInvest funding announcement.

Independent Councillor Kevin Crameri confirms he’s battling lung cancer

Penrith City Councillor Kevin Crameri has shared with the Weekender how going to a doctor earlier this year possibly saved his life.

Council positive about new Penrith brand

Penrith City Council has refreshed its marketing to the community and public through its new Brand Policy. With the draft policy being adopted at the...

Penrith Council General Manager Warwick Winn to step down

Penrith Council General Manager Warwick Winn will step down from his role at the end of next month.

Have your say on what’s next for St Marys

Penrith City Council is giving residents the opportunity to take part in the important community consultation process and highlight what they would like the future of St Marys to look like.

Councillors call for re-think on rural intersections in wake of accidents

A Penrith City North Ward Councillor is calling for the State Government to urgently review roads within Llandilo, Londonderry and Berkshire Park after a series of serious accidents.

Wish list: Council reveals $397 million worth of city-changing projects

Penrith City Council has revealed a $397 million wish list of aspirational projects that would change the face of the community.

New lights make River Walk safer

More people are pounding the pavement after long-requested lighting was recently installed along the Great River Walk from Jamison Road to Nepean Avenue.

Unit blocks in Penrith to trial organics bin

Multi-unit dwellings (MUDs) could get the green light to have Penrith’s innovative Food Organics Green Organics (FOGO) System once a $500,000 trial is complete.

Council outlines disability action plan for next four years

Penrith Council has locked in its plan to make the city more inclusive and accessible over the next four years.

Council bombshell: Jonathan Pullen quits Labor

First-term Penrith Councillor Jonathan Pullen has confirmed he has resigned from the Labor Party. The Weekender has been aware of growing tensions involving Cr Pullen...

Penrith Council gets green light to increase rates by 2.5 per cent

Penrith City Council has been granted permission to increase its rates above the level of the annual rate peg.

City Park delay as pricing error forces tender back to Council

Construction of the $12 million City Park could now be delayed eight weeks after a pricing error meant a crucial process has to be repeated.

Call for easier access for public to raise issues with Council

A discussion over the practices within Penrith City Council meetings has led to a South Ward Councillor wanting more direct avenues for community engagement.

Take the pledge for driver safety

Penrith City Council is urging community members to take care on our roads and take the pledge to 'drive so others survive' in recognition of National Road Safety Week (May 15 to 22).

Podcast: On The Record – Tricia Hitchen

Penrith Mayor Tricia Hitchen is not your typical politician. 

Community groups find new home after fire

Penrith City Council has found a temporary home for several local community organisations after a shared office building went up in flames in the Penrith CBD last year.

Erskine Park residents play the waiting game on more open space

Four years after the Chameleon Reserve masterplan was approved, Erskine Park residents are still awaiting Council’s promised upgrades.

“Workplace of the future” promised for old Council building site

Penrith Council has lodged plans for the former Council Chambers site, but exactly how the $60 million development will be funded remains unknown.

Liberals hold the power as Council election result is confirmed

Five new Councillors have been elected to Penrith City Council, with results from the recent Local Government Election now confirmed.