Council

Council extends waste collection contracts

Current bin collection services for Penrith were to be reassessed in June 2017, but will now remain the same until June 2019. Penrith City Council...

2015 frozen in history

Future generations will be able to look back on what Penrith was like in 2015 after a time capsule was sealed today, featuring significant...

New tourism campaign launched in Penrith

An exciting era of marketing Penrith as a visitor destination has begun, with the launch of a new tourism website www.visitpenrith.com.au and awareness campaign...

Troublesome trees to be removed from car park

Seven trees in Allen Place car park will be removed in response to trip hazards that have been identified as having potential to cause...

Jamison Park play equipment damaged by vandals

Part of the newly constructed playground at Jamison Park has been damaged by heartless vandals, causing thousands of dollars worth of damage. Play equipment and...

Do parks need to be more connected?

Outside of school hours, safer and more connected local parks are a top priority for Junior Councillor, Emily King. Just a few weeks into her...

Penrith’s tourism grab

Forget Paul Hogan and Lara Bingle, we’ve got Ross Fowler on our side. The Penrith Mayor hopes to turn the city into a major NSW...

Science Park a step closer

The Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue has welcomed the NSW Government's Gateway Determination for the development of the Sydney Science Park at Luddenham, further cementing...

And they’re off…

And they’re off... literally. Owner of the prestigious Fernhill Estate, Brenda Tripp, has committed to work through compliance issues to make sure the Fernhill Picnic...

Councillor’s sobering request

It’s probably the most bizarre press release issued by a Councillor all year. Marcus Cornish is concerned that “half cut decisions” could be made by...

Look out, Ross, these kids want your job

From a record 200 applications, Penrith City Council has chosen their Junior Mayor and Deputy Junior Mayor for 2015. Jesse Penza, from Holy Family Primary...

Werrington County residents to oppose new facility

Werrington County residents are once again fighting a $4 million development next to their homes that will bring late night weekend functions and increased...

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...

Blame game over station parking

Commuters are unlikely to be told in advance when car spaces at Penrith Station will be closed for electrical work, with Penrith Council and...

Council to push for airport infrastructure

Maximising the benefits and minimising the impacts are the top priorities for Council after conditionally agreeing to support the development of an airport at...

Council "blindsided", says Thain

Penrith City Council will review their agreement with the developers of the Cranebrook Shopping Centre amid revelations developers are no longer undertaking construction in...

Greens want to drive home anti-CSG message

Penrith City Councillors are divided on whether or not to have ‘No Coal Seam Gas’ (CSG) signage attached to the city’s welcome signs. Greens Councillor...

Rural rates in question

Rural residents have raised concerns over Council rates amid the public exhibition of Council’s four year Delivery Program. The revised Delivery Program outlines the rates...

Concern over housing plan for Penrith Lakes

In the wake of the treacherous Sydney storms, concerns over proposed housing in the low lying Penrith Lakes development are bigger than ever, with...

New parking restrictions likely for Emu Plains

New 30 minute parking zones are set to be implemented along Russell Street at Emu Plains, pending consent from police and the Roads and...