Council

Council starts to take shape, but all 15 spots not yet determined

Nine Council candidates have already clinched victory following last weekend’s Local Government elections, with preferences and postal voting set to determine the six remaining seats.

Major parties rule, but close battle for remaining spots on Council

Counting at the Penrith Council elections is well underway, with final voting numbers, bar postal votes, expected to be known this afternoon.

December 4 Council Election: East Ward

East Ward is currently represented by five Councillors, including current Deputy Mayor Tricia Hitchen.

December 4 Council Election: North Ward

North Ward is currently represented by five Councillors, including some of Penrith’s most experienced local government representatives.

December 4 Council Election: South Ward

The Local Government Election will be held on December 4. Here's your South Ward preview.

Independents focus on “true local representation” ahead of election

“True local representation” is what two Independent candidates are promising to deliver if elected at next month’s Penrith Council elections.

All you need to know about the Penrith Council Election on December 4

Yes, we're all heading to the polls again - this time to determine the 15 Councillors that will represent Penrith moving forward.

Greg Davies says time is right to step aside after 26 years on Council

After more than a quarter of a century on Penrith Council, Councillor Greg Davies is calling it a day.

Push for Penrith to consider its own ‘South Bank’ at Lakes

Penrith could be home to a South Bank-style water and lifestyle destination if one Councillor has his way.

Independents score top spots on ballot paper for Council election

The all-important ballot draws for next month's Penrith Council elections have taken place.

Liberals back experience to lead tickets at Council election

The top local Liberal candidates for next month’s Local Government Elections have been revealed.

Postal votes expected to surge in popularity for Local Government Election

More local residents are expected to vote by post at the December 4 Local Government Election than ever before.

Council rejected plan for underground car park in Penrith CBD

Penrith Council knocked back a developer’s proposal to build a car park under City Park, the Weekender can reveal.

Crameri declares he will contest Council election after all

Veteran Councillor Kevin Crameri has back-flipped on his promise not to contest the next election.

City Park to become “iconic” part of Penrith, says Fowler

It’s been talked about for years and is presently considered Penrith Council’s number one strategic priority, but doubts about City Park are still being voiced at the eleventh hour.

Reserve to be named in honour of icon of Penrith’s past

Local settler Thomas Smith will be recognised with a Thornton reserve named in his honour.

Labor won’t support golf course at Penrith Lakes site

Council to maintain support for golf course, despite Labor's wishes.

Playground that closed more than a year ago set to welcome back families in...

More than a year after its shock closure, Linear Park is finally set to reopen in the coming weeks.

Cardboard piling up? Council offers new drop-off solution

Penrith Council has come up with a solution for residents’ excess packaging, but it’s not the additional collections one Councillor sought.

Tricia Hitchen to stay on as Deputy Mayor

Councillor Tricia Hitchen has been re-elected as Penrith's Deputy Mayor.