Thursday, August 13, 2020


Residents demand say on group home plan

A proposed group home on John Batman Avenue, Werrington County, is being heavily opposed by residents, who are furious over the lack of community consultation on the matter.

Socially distanced picnics tackle COVID-19 restrictions

While we’re all wanting to catch up with family and friends, the COVID-19 cloud that still hangs over the community makes us all nervous.

Councillor steps up debate over automatic doors

Councillor wants automatic doors installed in shops along main shopping strips.

The two local speed cameras generating millions of dollars in fines

Speed cameras at St Marys and Kingswood have issued almost 10,000 fines in the last year.

Woolies shoppers urged to help Share the Dignity

Woolworths stores in Penrith and Share the Dignity are partnering in a Dignity Drive.

Podcast: Art & history shape Linda’s creative process

New episode of the Passion & Perspective podcast.

Shotgun, drugs and pokies found at Cranebrook house

Detectives have charged a Cranebrook man after seizing a shotgun, three poker machines and prohibited drugs following an investigation into the alleged possession of illegal firearms.

False alarm: CCTV proves toddler wasn’t assaulted

Police no longer believe an assault took place at play centre.

The app that could save a life

A new mental health app that promotes checking in with family, friends and colleagues was officially launched at the Sydney International Regatta Centre last Friday.

Penrith’s Jessica Russell to appear on ‘Australian Ninja Warrior’ this weekend

Penrith local Jessica Russell has taken on the world’s toughest obstacle course on the new season of ‘Australian Ninja Warrior’.

Council to install new roundabout at York Road, Preston Street intersection

Council says traffic studies, accident numbers prompted need for improvements.

Fears reduced JobSeeker payment will send families to the brink

Kingswood resident Nicole Bowers is one of almost a million Australians who suddenly found themselves without work as a result of COVID-19.

Milla’s a milestone baby: IVF clinic celebrates first birth

IVF clinic in Kingswood celebrates its first birth nine months after opening.

Proposed industrial units to address supply shortage

Vacant land next to Penrith Homemaker Centre is set to be subdivided to make way for new industrial lots.

Motorists warned of High Street closures

Motorists are being warned of major traffic disruptions on High Street near Castlereagh Road this weekend.

Two-year-old sexually assaulted at play centre in Penrith

Detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad are investigating the sexual assault of a toddler at a play centre in Penrith. 

Podcast: Climbing provides balance in life and career for Josh

Josh Mackenzie was born and raised in the Blue Mountains and immersed himself into sport and the great outdoors from a young age.

Police allege man was drinking before South Penrith crash

A man has been charged with drink driving after a crash in South Penrith overnight that’s left a young woman suffering serious injuries.

Westfield reduces free parking by an hour – unless you download their app

Westfield reduces free parking period by an hour unless customers download app.

More funding flows for “jewel in the crown”

Penrith’s “jewel in the crown” has received another significant boost, with $10 million being allocated to open space embellishments along the Nepean River.