Sunday, November 28, 2021


Call for Council to investigate options for trail bike riders

They can be a menace to the community and wreak havoc on the environment, but one Penrith Councillor is proposing a creative solution to tackle illegal trail bike riders.

Council General Manager Warwick Winn expected to extend stay with new contract

Warwick Winn looks set to remain at the helm of the City, with Penrith Council’s General Manager expected to enter into talks to renew his contract.

Councillor calls for increased rubbish collection during lockdown

Penrith Council may investigate additional bin collections to cope with a surge in home waste as the pandemic and lockdown rolls on.

Council holds fire on flood planning legislation

Penrith Council has declined to implement reforms to floodplain planning legislation, preferring to wait until “critical” studies and flood evacuation modelling are completed.

Local Government Election set for December 4 shift

The Local Government Election is set to be postponed again due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in NSW. The Weekender understands the State Government will...

Long-time local confirms she’ll contest East Ward at upcoming Council election

Another Independent candidate has emerged to challenge Penrith Council’s hotly-contested East Ward.

Councillor quits Liberals, says party politics rife ahead of Local Government Election in September

A sitting Penrith Councillor has quit the Liberal Party ahead of the September elections, declaring there is no place for party politics in local government.

Council offers COVID-safe exercise options

Penrith City Council will continue to light up sports fields across the LGA to give residents the chance to get outdoors and stay active in a COVID-Safe way.

Rates confirmed to rise, but rural residents finally get relief

Rates become a hot topic at latest Council meeting.

No sign of Liberal line-up for Council election

Just two months out from the Penrith Council election and one major political party remains noticeably silent.

Council rejects calls for residential parking scheme in Thornton

Thornton residents can be fined for parking in front of their own homes.

Australia First confirms it will contest Council election in Penrith

Two new candidates have emerged for the upcoming Penrith Council elections, with the Australia First Party vying for a spot in East Ward.

Local company misses out on Regatta Park contract to Lane Cove competitor

Penrith Council has been urged to give local businesses greater consideration after a Cranebrook company was pipped at the post by a Lane Cove competitor.

Children’s Centre gets $200,000 makeover

Strauss Road Children’s Centre at St Clair is looking fresh and welcoming thanks to a substantial revamp by Penrith City Council.

Costs, design and history questioned as Councillors debate redevelopment of Henry St site

Plans to redevelop the former Council Chambers at 131 Henry Street into high-rise commercial premises have been scrutinised, with Penrith Councillors questioning the concept design and costs.

Independent candidate Sue Day confirms she’ll contest Council election

Susan Day has announced she will be running again as an Independent candidate for South Ward in the Penrith Council elections this September.

Council throws more support behind Llandilo community

Penrith City Council will work with residents in Llandilo to develop a community plan for the area based on what locals love about their neighbourhood and how Council and other services can support a thriving, resilient community.

Council election starts to take shape

Of the 15 spots up for grabs at Penrith Council’s general election, at least three could be newcomers, with multiple incumbents expected to bow out.

Family affair as daughter of Marcus Cornish prepares for tilt at Council

With Council elections less than six months away, a potential fresh candidate has emerged for East Ward.

Councillors reject call to take stance on Warragamba Dam

A call for Penrith Council to formally support raising the Warragamba Dam wall before the release of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has ignited tensions among Councillors.