Council

Council wants protection from legal costs

Penrith Council has vowed to put pressure on the Attorney General and Minister for Planning to change laws to protect Council and ratepayers against...

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...

Cornish sees red over lights

For many motorists, there is nothing more frustrating than being stuck in traffic. Except perhaps, having to wait when no one is there. That’s the...

Locals want shopping centre to stay open

Penrith Councillor John Thain is leading a 2500-strong army who have petitioned against the complete closure of the Cranebrook Village Shopping Centre while it...

Council overturns plan to change DA process for places of public worship

Development applications (DA) for places of public worship and community centres will no longer have to wait until monthly Council meetings to be dealt...

Truckies may have new place to rest

Truck drivers locked out of the unofficial rest area on The Northern Road may soon have an alternative pit-stop, with Council investigating the possibility...

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...

Queen Street upgrades future uncertain

The future of Queen Street is up in the air, now the company contracted for its upgrade has gone into receivership. Council awarded Hargraves Urban...

Council gives green light to Jimmy Barnes concert at Fernhill

Aussie rock legend Jimmy Barnes is set to play in our own backyard when he performs in a boutique-style concert at Fernhill Estate this...

Calls for nine-hour parking limit at Woodriff Gardens car park to be axed

It was supposed to bring relief to commuters left stranded following the State Government’s temporary take-over of Penrith’s Belmore Street car park, or so...

Penrith by-election: Five must become two

Two thirds of Penrith will be heading to the polls tomorrow for the East and South Ward by-election. It’s a chance for residents to have...

Lakes plan angers Crameri

A proposal to allow trucks to enter the quarry at the Penrith Lakes Scheme from 6am has revved up Penrith Councillor Kevin Crameri. "That means...

The changing face of High Street

The changing face of Penrith continues unabated, with Council giving the nod to another high-rise apartment block. Soon, two single storey dwellings at 134-140 High...

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...

Council moves to protect heritage items

Locals struggling to preserve heritage buildings and landmarks will have more chance of a leg-up after Penrith Council resolved to increase its assistance fund. From...

The suburb without a name

The final name for the Central Precinct between Jordan Springs and Ropes Crossing is still up for discussion, after Penrith City Council deferred the...

Parking permits may be on the way for Thornton locals

Penrith Council will investigate why the residents of newly-established Thornton Estate haven’t been provided with residential parking permits. Penrith Councillor Kevin Crameri has asked Council...

Desperate bid to preserve our history

The race is on to protect two of the region’s most important historical sites. Penrith Councillor Karen McKeown is leading the charge to have Castlereagh’s...

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...

Signs of trouble after advertising crackdown

Penrith Council’s recent crackdown on variable message signs (VMS) has been costing local businesses money, according to Peter Rech from Penrith Light and Sound. Mr...