Council

EXCLUSIVE: Fowler set to be next Mayor

Liberal Councillor Ross Fowler is tipped to become Penrith’s next Mayor when votes are cast during the Mayoral Election on Monday night. Both the Mayor...

Emu Plains community lashes out over proposed maximum security prison

Over 100 furious residents attended a public meeting last night, regarding a NSW Government proposal to increase the number of inmates at Emu Plains Prison. "They're...

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...

Time to give dead a voice

As the popularity of tracing family history increases, more people are going searching to find where loved ones or ancestors are buried. Local councils across...

New solution to Penrith’s parking puzzle

More than 100 car spaces above Trade Secret could be re-opened, if Penrith Council approves the development of new ramps in the car park...

Popular markets axed

Just days out from the first Thornton Markets of 2017, unexpected news from Penrith Council has forced the event to close effective immediately. The news...

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...

Real Festival to return in 2018

Penrith City Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from people working across a wide range of areas to be part of this year’s Real...

Waste facility still causing smelly concerns

A smelly waste facility on Elizabeth Drive in Kemps Creek is on the radar of Penrith Councillor Mark Davies and Mulgoa MP Tanya Davies. A...

Fernhill Estate could be home to Sydney’s newest cemetery

Throughout Australia, many cemeteries are predicted to reach capacity in the next 20 to 30 years. With Australia’s population continuing to grow, this is...

Cornish joins One Nation

Penrith’s at times controversial conservative Councillor Marcus Cornish has joined Pauline Hanson’s One Nation party. Having recently returned from the Queensland State Election where he...

Fowler elected new Penrith Mayor

Veteran Liberal Councillor Ross Fowler has been elected Mayor of Penrith for the next two years. Cr Fowler defeated Independent Councillor Marcus Cornish 11 votes...

Clogged roads frustrate locals

Many Penrith residents face long daily commutes of over two hours each day even if they work in other parts of western Sydney. The surprise...

Crameri demands safety upgrade

Penrith Councillor Kevin Crameri has asked for an urgent report from Council to investigate getting two right hand turning lanes along The Northern Road...

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...

Independent first to raise hand for tilt at by-election

Independent candidate Sue Day has confirmed she will run in the South Ward by-election to be held on Saturday, May 12. After lobbying and advocating...

Historic church set to house new restaurant

From the north to the south, what’s old could soon be new again, after applications were made to Penrith Council to turn heritage buildings...

Our dirty little secret

More than a dozen legal brothels are currently operating in the Penrith Local Government Area (LGA). Penrith has 14 registered brothels operating, seven behind Parramatta...

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...

Official: Cook, Cartwright win Council spots

Two new Councillors are ready to serve the Penrith community, with Liberal candidate Brian Cartwright elected for South Ward and Labor’s Robin Cook joining...