Council

Cornish’s hopes for weekly red bin collection rubbished at Council meeting

Fortnightly rubbish collection is set to continue as Penrith remains a leader in domestic waste practice. While Councillor Marcus Cornish was dissatisfied with the current...

Day of Peace to promote respect

Penrith’s first Day of Peace will be held on Saturday, September 23 from 1.30-4.30pm at the Mondo greenspace (between Westfield and the Joan). It will...

Federal funds needed to make dog park a reality

Glenmore Park is a step closer to receiving an off-leash dog park after Penrith Council chose a preferred site. Land adjacent to Blue Hills Oval...

Rodley House to be bulldozed

An historic house in the centre of Penrith will be bulldozed to make way for two high rise apartment blocks. Rodley House will be torn...

Cemetery a dead certainty for golf club site at Wallacia

Wallacia golf course could be no more as early as next year with Catholic Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust set to acquire the 44 hectare site. Currently...

Cemetery battle a fight to the death

Penrith Council’s staunch opposition to a proposed cemetery at Fernhill Estate remains steadfast, despite recently meeting with a proposed developer. Councillor Ross Fowler said representatives...

Mayor slams Government’s DA changes

Penrith Councillors have slammed new State Government legislation stripping them of their powers to determine controversial development applications (DAs), claiming the “retrograde step” will...

Council urged to save historic house

Pressure is mounting on Penrith City Council to rescue a historic piece of real estate currently under threat of destruction. Rodley House, a brick villa...

Breathing new life into Queen Street

With the upgrade works nearing completion and summer approaching, it’s time to look at boosting Queen Street’s nightlife, two local representatives say. Penrith Councillor Aaron...

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...

Airport forum not on Council’s agenda

Penrith Mayor John Thain threatened to clear the Council chambers on Monday night after anti-airport hecklers continued to shout abuse during proceedings. Protesters opposed to...

Policy aims to provide clear direction for those wanting to help the homeless

Volunteer organisations providing free meals and other mobile homelessness support services on Council land will now have to comply with structured regulations aimed at...

Calls for more consultation on airport

Renewed calls for community consultation on the future of Western Sydney Airport have been aired amid concerns residents are not being properly informed of...

Meet the Claremont Meadows Crusader

Following years of campaigning and self-confessed grumbling, a one-woman crusade to get a section of Claremont Meadows cleaned up is finally gaining traction. Anne Whittaker...

NAIDOC Week to be celebrated

A smorgasbord of activities will be dished up at a family fun day at Jamison Park next Friday (July 7) in honour of NAIDOC...

Council may block Fernhill cemetery plan

Protection groups have welcomed a Penrith Councillor's probe into the possibility of prohibiting cemeteries within the Mulgoa Valley, amid fears the historic Fernhill site...

Skate Park for Cambridge Gardens closer to reality

A skate park for Cambridge Gardens is one step closer after Penrith Council agreed to allocate $20,000 to engage a consultant to investigate the...

Penrith’s answer to Silicon Valley

After years of discussion and planning, Penrith City Council has officially rubber-stamped the first stage of a massive 280 hectare Science Park at Luddenham. Strategically...

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...

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...