Council

Council considers ban on plastics

Plastic straws, cups and balloons set for the chopping block at community events.

Council’s plan to reclassify public land in Kingswood

A local resident is pleading with the community to help protect a pocket of public land from the grasp of developers after Penrith Council...

Mayor slams Cornish for walkout during minute’s silence for Christchurch victims

He’s known for his controversial viewpoints, but Independent Councillor Marcus Cornish elicited “disgust” from his colleagues when he walked out of chambers and refused...

Resident questions Council’s tree policy

Jamisontown resident Robert Simpson is warning residents to think before they plant, as Penrith Council restricts him from ripping up a tree, which could...

Council purchases electric car

Council is marking this year’s international Earth Hour event on Saturday by launching a new electric car. The latest addition to Council’s vehicle fleet is...

Councillors concerned over compliance policy

Councillors' feathers have been ruffled over plans to restrict them from attending on-site meetings with aggrieved residents amid concerns of muddying potential law suits. Under...

Safety in question: Petition fails to get result

Crossing a busy intersection can be challenging at the best of times, but it can be down right dangerous if you’re blind and hearing...

Council bites back over boarding houses

Penrith Deputy Mayor Greg Davies has come out swinging at State MP Stuart Ayres, saying the proliferation of boarding houses in Kingswood is the...

Councillors pay emotional tribute to dedicated locals

There were emotional scenes at Council Chambers on Monday night as Penrith Councillors mourned the death of three of the city's greats. A number of...

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...

Council defers decision over lot sizes

Penrith City Councillors have deferred a decision to reduce residential lot sizes for parts of the planned Central Precinct of St Marys, requesting the...

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...

Tackling trolley trouble

Local Labor representatives are throwing their support behind a new policy aimed at tackling Penrith’s abandoned trolley plague. State Opposition Leader Michael Daley has promised...

Council recognised at Environment Awards

Penrith Council was recognised in two categories of the prestigious Local Government NSW Excellence in the Environment Awards, announced at Sydney Olympic Park last...

Crameri calls for botanical garden

As construction in the community grows, Penrith City Councillor Kevin Crameri has called for a botanical garden to ensure the preservation of native plant...

Council meetings to be live streamed

Local Council meetings in Penrith are set to be live streamed as part of a new plan by the State Government. Local Government Minister Gabrielle...

Council chips in to help Lachlan Shire locals

Penrith City Councillors have joined with Council staff to raise money for drought affected farmers in Lachlan Shire, NSW. Penrith Council and Lachlan Shire first...

Parking in Penrith goes high tech

Parking in Penrith is set to go high-tech with the installation of state-of-the-art parking sensors throughout the City Centre. The Integrations Parking Management System (IPMS)...

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...

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...