Council

Mayor: Taxi zone a “ridiculous outcome”

Penrith Mayor Karen McKeown has blasted Transport for NSW over its decision to convert a long-standing 15 minute parking area at Penrith Station to...

Cornish wants more bite from Council

There are calls for greater policing of dogs after a number of canines were recently spotted off leash along River Road. By law, a dog...

Fresh approach to childcare in Emu Plains

An innovative childcare centre that incorporates the interests of primary students to allow them to explore their passions free from boredom is coming to...

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)...

Thousands of units planned for Penrith

The face of Penrith is changing, with Penrith Council approving the development of hundreds of units in the CBD in the last two months,...

More parking available in Thornton

More than 200 extra parking spaces are now available to commuters in Thornton estate, North Penrith. Penrith Council has temporarily removed 4-hour and 2-hour parking...

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...

Labor names by-election candidates

Combining the youth of Liam Rankine and the wisdom of Robin Cook, Labor is aiming for diversity as they present their Council by-election candidates. Having...

Fowler’s Hart-felt plea on naming of new airport

Discussion on the naming of Western Sydney Airport has continued with renewed calls for the site to reflect Penrith’s rich aviation history at last...

Public to have its say on Islamic school proposal

Residents will get to have their say on the proposed development of Penrith’s first Islamic School, with Council confirming it will host a public...

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...

Council appoints new General Manager

Penrith City Council has appointed former North Sydney Council General Manager Warwick Winn as its new General Manager. The Weekender understands Mr Winn won the...

Driving home important message

Not everyone has a pool, but everyone has a driveway, and that’s why Penrith Council candidate Sue Day is pushing for driveway safety to...

Cranky Kev: Councillor angry after safety suggestion is ignored

A denied request for white line markings on a hazardous portion of road has left one Penrith Councillor fuming, after it was deemed there...

More parking woes loom

The parking battle in Penrith continues and Councillor Marcus Cornish warns it’s about to get a whole lot harder for locals to find a...

You can almost hear the train coming

The Federal Government has committed millions to the design of rail around the future western Sydney airport, a decade before it’s set to open. Released in the Federal Budget...

Reserve Street parking to be closed off

Geo-technical testing of the temporary car park at Reserve Street, Penrith will close the car park between Monday, January 30 and Friday, February 3. The...

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...

High Street to get facelift

Penrith Council is about to start upgrading and transforming High Street in the Penrith city centre. Council says it is an “important, city-shaping project” that...

Council Election: 35 candidates contest South Ward

The new airport at Badgerys Creek remains a hot topic in South Ward heading into the Council Election next weekend. Council has kept the airport...