Council

Goldfinch won’t contest Council election

EXCLUSIVE Liberal Councillor Ben Goldfinch has confirmed he won't contest September's Local Government Election. Penrith Council is one of 81 NSW Councils that will be holding...

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...

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...

Council extends Junior Mayor program to high school students

High school students now have the opportunity to be a young Mayor or a young Councillor at Penrith City Council. For 15 years, the opportunity...

Thain elected Mayor, Hitchen Deputy

Labor's John Thain has been elected as the new Mayor of Penrith for the next two years. The veteran Councillor was elected unopposed at tonight's...

Mulgoa Road or Las Vegas?

Mulgoa Road has been compared to the Las Vegas main strip in a Penrith Council meeting that reassessed its position on movable signage. Councillor Mark...

Council announces extra rubbish collections

Penrith Council is providing extra bin collections this Christmas to allow households to cope with any extra waste during the festive period. Council will provide...

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...

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...

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...

When power came to Penrith

A new plaque at Penrith Station was unveiled last week, commemorating 125 years of electricity in Penrith. The community and Councillors turned out to witness...

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...

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...

Crameri sin binned as airport debate gets heated

Debate over Western Sydney Airport has flared again, with one of Penrith’s longest serving Councillors given a ‘time out’ this week after claiming Council...

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...

Council building closed due to flooding

The Council Customer Service Office and Library on Queen Street in St Marys are closed, due to flooding. Penrith Mayor John Thain said the damage...

And they’re off: Council by-election ballot drawn

The candidates for the upcoming Penrith City Council by-election in the South and East Wards have discovered their crucial ballot paper positions today. Over the...

Cornish quits Liberal Party

Controversial Councillor Marcus Cornish has announced his resignation from the Liberal Party. Cr Cornish, who was already suspended from the Liberals after he circulated an...

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...

Council hits government for six

The future of Penrith has been broken down into six key priorities, that Penrith Council will be advocating for ahead of the Federal Election. On...