Western Sydney News

Exercise service on the move

Spinal Cord Injuries Australia’s exercise service NeuroMoves has moved into a bigger and better location at Penrith YMCA. With the official opening last week, Business and Development manager Simone Robinson said the new facility will help better support people in the area with neurological conditions. “Because of technology and better education today, people with disabilities […]… read more

Top golf Championship heads to Twin Creeks

Twin Creeks Golf and Country Club in Luddenham is now the brand new home of the prestigious NSW Open Golf Championship. Situated on the outskirts of the Penrith CBD, Twin Creeks will host the NSW Open for the next three years. This year’s tournament will be held from November 16 to 19, the week before […]… read more

We must always remember them

Reading through the pages of old editions of the Nepean Times this past week, the bluntness of war really hit home. Without the Internet, social media, mobile phones or direct communication with their loved ones, those left behind simply had to wait. They were waiting for one of two things to happen – their loved […]… read more

Soward: Time to leave Moylan alone

Penrith Panthers captain Matt Moylan has certainly had an interesting couple of weeks, both on and off the field, but the first thing we have to remember is that he’s a young bloke, who is still learning to be a man. A lot of opinions have been expressed of late regarding Matt’s captaincy role at […]… read more

Union hopes to raise the bar in Penrith

After a long wait for its liquor licence, Penrith’s first small bar finally opened on Wednesday night. Owners of the Union Restaurant, James McPherson and Celia De Oliveria, are excited to bring more nightlife to Penrith at their Union Bar. “We started back in May when we first took rent of the space and started […]… read more

Safety concerns surround Judges Car Park

Safety concerns over the state of Judges Car Park have resurfaced, with Councillor Mark Davies requesting Council look at ways to clean up the mess. Specifically the top level and stairwells have raised eyebrows recently, with local residents, particularly women, expressing their discontent. Cr Davies said he had been contacted by a number of locals, […]… read more

Homes to go as part of Mulgoa Road upgrade

Mulgoa Road is set to expand alongside Penrith’s population, with a corridor upgrade expected to cut travel times through Penrith to the M4 Motorway. The NSW and Federal Governments have together released the 6.5km corridor preferred design for the Mulgoa and Castlereagh Roads widening and upgrade. Penrith MP and Minister for Western Sydney, Stuart Ayres […]… read more

State Government denies plan to cut peak hour rail services

The State Government has denied it has a plan to slash peak hour rail services in Penrith, with State MP Stuart Ayres describing such reports as “farcical”. The ABC reported on Wednesday that the Government was considering plans to cut several peak hour services from Penrith, Kingswood and Werrington. Documents, obtained by the ABC after […]… read more

More than just the stereotype

When it comes to nutrition we tend to associate certain foods or food groups with certain nutrients. For example, if I say calcium you’ll probably automatically think of milk and dairy foods. But while each nutrient tends to have a ‘poster food’ there’s plenty of other options on the menu. Protein Meat has become synonymous […]… read more

Hiku’s big wake up call

Penrith Panthers utility Peta Hiku has opened up for the first time after getting dropped earlier this month for breaching team protocol. Along with skipper Matt Moylan and fellow back Waqa Blake, the 24-year-old was demoted from Penrith’s NRL side to take on the Rabbitohs back in Round 6, due to breaking a team rule […]… read more

Patience is a virtue for Penrith fans

To start by stating the obvious, it’s quite clear there’s a problem at the foot of the Mountains. After seven rounds, the Panthers sit awkwardly placed in 13th spot on the NRL ladder having collected just two wins (against lowly Wests Tigers and Newcastle) and five losses, a record nobody could have anticipated during a […]… read more

Penrith’s youngest fundraiser isn’t slowing down any time soon

Every night, 11-year-old Brooke Jones goes to sleep under her life motto that sits above her bed, ‘if you can dream it, you can do it’. Every day she wakes up and goes above and beyond to achieve this. Founding her own charity, Brooke’s Car Rally, when she was just seven-years-old, Brooke has currently donated […]… read more

Santa named Wanderers’ best

Striker Brendon Santalab has capped off a remarkable Hyundai A-League season by being named Player of the Year at this year’s Wanderers Medal. In what was his most prolific season yet, Santalab broke the Club’s all-time goal scoring record, which now stands at 37 goals, and finished the regular season with a Club-high tally of […]… read more

Santa named Wanderers’ best

Striker Brendon Santalab has capped off a remarkable Hyundai A-League season by being named Player of the Year at this year’s Wanderers Medal. In what was his most prolific season yet, Santalab broke the Club’s all-time goal scoring record, which now stands at 37 goals, and finished the regular season with a Club-high tally of […]… read more

The changing face of High Street

The changing face of Penrith continues unabated, with Council giving the nod to another high-rise apartment block. Soon, two single storey dwellings at 134-140 High Street will be torn down, making way for a six-storey apartment block comprising 49 units and a 60-space basement car park. As Penrith’s population continues to surge, it appears inevitable […]… read more

Experience the power of Adele’s music

Missed out on seeing Adele during her recent Australian tour? Then head along to the Evan Theatre to hear all the British pop superstar’s biggest hits live in ‘The Adele Experience’. Soulful songstress Emma Kirk will embody the sassy personality and amazing vocal range of Adele in this evening of musical magic. Sing along to […]… read more

BREAKING: Man stabbed at St Marys

BREAKING NEWS Police are investigating a stabbing that has occurred in St Marys a short time ago. Paramedics responded to a call for help at a unit block in Saddington Street, St Marys about an hour ago after reports of the stabbing. The Weekender understands the victim is a male in his 50s. He has […]… read more