Saturday, July 2, 2022


State Government’s Budget pitch to western Sydney

The State Government is talking up its commitments to western Sydney in today's State Budget. 

Police hold “serious concerns” for missing Cranebrook man

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man missing from Cranebrook.

Government takes first steps towards major stamp duty reform

First home buyers will be able to avoid paying up front stamp duty and instead pay a small annual property tax under reforms confirmed in today's State Budget.

New COVID vaccination rates revealed for Penrith

Around 62 per cent of Penrith Local Government Area (LGA) residents have had three or more doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, new figures reveal.

Penrith Council gets green light to increase rates by 2.5 per cent

Penrith City Council has been granted permission to increase its rates above the level of the annual rate peg.

Podcast: On The Record – Peter Lang

Peter Lang has lived in Penrith for close to half a century.

Cambridge Gardens man charged with multiple weapons offences

A man has been charged with multiple firearms and prohibited weapons offences in Sydney’s west. About 9am yesterday, Wednesday, June 15 , police attached to...

Workers gather outside local MP’s office to protest compensation issues

Local workers gathered outside Penrith MP Stuart Ayres electorate office on Wednesday morning to hold a vigil acknowledging the injured workers who have struggled to deal with the NSW workers compensation system.

Public feedback sought as safety issues raised at Mulgoa school

Locals are being encouraged to provide last minute feedback to improve a section of Mulgoa Road as part of the State Government’s plan to revitalise Fernhill Estate.

Floating bar to launch on Nepean River this spring

Long-time owners of the Nepean Belle, Chris and Carol Bennett, have unveiled their next business venture, with big plans to turn the sleepy Penrith Platypus into a party destination for all ages.

Four-year-old Glenmore Park girl’s rare disease leaves her facing extraordinary health battle

Four-and-a-half-year-old Peyton Wilson was born with a rare chromosome disorder that has only 23 other documented cases in the world.

Mould control products “selling like hotcakes” as locals tackle pesky but serious issue

After months of wet and humid weather, many locals have found themselves dealing with mould both in and outside their homes.

Community rallies behind single Dad after 20-year-old daughter’s sudden passing

The Llandilo community has come together to support the family of 20-year-old Jessica Swinnerton-Slee, who passed away in her sleep last Tuesday.

Palliative care unit confirmed for Nepean Hospital

the NSW Government has confirmed it will build a dedicated palliative care unit at Nepean Hospital.

Six Tips For Selling Your Home in Winter

You might be wondering if winter is a bad time to sell you home, but people look for property to buy at all times of the year. In fact, selling your house in winter can even have its own benefits.

Veteran journo and community advocate recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Two local men have received a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM), highlighting their commitment to their careers and the community.

NSW Government announces sweeping changes to paid parental leave for public sector workers

Teachers, nurses, firefighters and other public sector workers across the State will be encouraged to share childcaring responsibilities between partners under an overhaul of the NSW Government’s paid parental leave scheme.

Forgotten shopping strip: Remembering Penrith Mall (1985 – 1996)

Did you know that High Street was closed to traffic between Woodriff Street and Station Street for many years?

Western Weekender tweaks distribution model; more copies available at pick-up points

The Western Weekender has today confirmed changes to its distribution model, in a move aimed at increasing the paper's reach and ensuring local news remains free.

Men urged to heed prostate cancer message

Having being diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2017, Cranebrook resident Clayton Briggs’ ongoing battle with the disease has prompted him to encourage others to get tested.