Tuesday, September 29, 2020

State Politics

Women hardest hit by pandemic and recession, says Labor

Labor and women’s advocacy groups are calling for more to be done to protect Penrith’s most vulnerable, with a growing number of women aged 55 and over experiencing homelessness.

Pollies outline Penrith’s recovery roadmap

Local, State and Federal representatives outline what they're doing to help Penrith through the recession.

Penrith’s first synthetic sports track to be built at Werrington’s Harold Corr Oval

Harold Corr Oval in Cambridge Park will be the home of the area’s first ever synthetic sports track when it’s opened for use late next year.

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.

Kingswood’s boarding house burden

Kingswood residents are still pleading with Penrith Council and the State Government to save their suburb from boarding house developers.

New Housing Code “overdevelopment by stealth”, says Councillor

Developments to be fast-tracked with “no regard” to surrounding community.

Labor says Mulgoa Rise school construction must be fast-tracked

School must be built sooner rather than later, Opposition says.

$80 million Construction Hub headed for Kingswood

The State Government will deliver on their pre-election promise for an $80 million Western Sydney Construction Hub, set to be located at the existing TAFE NSW Kingswood campus.

Stuart Ayres celebrates 10 years as Penrith MP

Penrith MP celebrates 10 years in the role

Jordan Springs Public School ready for term three opening

The long anticipated Jordan Springs Public School is completed and ready to open for term three next month. The state-of-the-art facility will enrol up to...

Small businesses to be eligible for $10,000 grant

Thousands of small businesses across NSW struggling to cope with the COVID-19 shutdown will receive grants of up to $10,000.

State Government announces $2.3 billion health boost and economic stimulus

The State Government has announced a major $2.3 billion health boost and economic stimulus package as the Coronavirus outbreak continues to escalate in New South Wales.

Labor refers Penrith MP Stuart Ayres to ICAC

Labor has confirmed it has referred Penrith MP Stuart Ayres to the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) over a grant to Panthers Leagues Club.

Council “left in the dark” on rail link plans

Councillors raise serious concerns as mystery still surrounds promised rail line.

Promised Service NSW centre could still be three years away

Glenmore Park residents may have to wait another three years before their promised Service NSW centre is open.

Jamison Park upgrade on track, despite question marks over sporting grants

The delivery of major upgrades to Jamison Park won’t be impacted by the scandal surrounding sporting grants in marginal electorates, Penrith City Council says.

Pharmacies warn they’ll go out of business under proposed changes

Pharmacy owners warn they’ll go out of business if planned changes go ahead.

Bridge construction on schedule ahead of road closures next week

Castlereagh Road will be closed next week.

State Government amends controversial road rule

The State Government has dumped a farcical rule that forced drivers to slow down to 40km/h to pass emergency vehicles on freeways, but will stick with the rule on most other roads.

Non-event: Leadership spill called off

Leadership spill won't go ahead.