Western Sydney News

OMCG member to face court over drugs in courtroom

A high-ranking member of the Rebels outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) will appear at court today charged over the alleged supply of drugs in a courtroom. The Gangs Squad’s Strike Force Raptor commenced an investigation after an envelope containing tobacco and Alprazolam was located within documents in a court room during a trial at a Sydney […]… read more

Panthers legend Mark Geyer quits Triple M’s Grill Team

Panthers legend and South Penrith local Mark Geyer has shocked Triple M listeners by announcing he’s quitting early morning starts and leaving the popular Grill Team breakfast show. Alongside Matty Johns and Gus Worland, Geyer has had a successful run with the breakfast show, which has held its own in the ratings over the last […]… read more

Nerves take a back seat ahead of history making weekend

Western Sydney Motorsport (WSM) are on the verge of a double podium finish heading into the final round of the Aussie Racing Cars Championship in Newcastle this weekend. Llandilo resident Blake Sciberras leads the competition by a single point (291), with fellow WSM driver and Kingswood local Craig Woods five points behind in third (286). […]… read more

Top three factors to consider when buying a new family car

Christmas is just around the corner, and for many people this brings with it a family road trip during the holiday break. We get a lot of people coming in to make sure their car is serviced and ready to go for their long drive, we also get a lot of people coming in to […]… read more

Airport puts thousands of turtles at risk

In small dams across western Sydney, hundreds, if not thousands, of turtles and other wild animals are at risk of dying as sites are cleared to make way for development. It is the hidden story behind a Sydney that is growing quickly and losing much of its natural open space areas. Shane Davies and Kane […]… read more

Blencowe keen to avenge loss to Canadian star

Canadian fighter Julia Budd has only had two losses in her Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) career – Ronda Rousey and Amanda Nunes – but Jamisontown resident Arlene Blencowe is hoping to give the current world title holder a third loss when the pair go head-to-head next week at Bellator 189 in Oklahoma. Blencowe and Budd […]… read more

Ayres says Labor “ignored trains for 16 years”

The much-criticised new train timetable is just days away from beginning and local commuters are still furious over increased transit times. Shadow Transport Minister Jodi McKay joined Londonderry MP Prue Car and Labor Candidate for Penrith Karen McKeown at Penrith Station, to discuss the impact the changes will bring. “If you’re going to have a […]… read more

Kids encouraged to post letters to Santa nice and early

The busiest night of the year is fast approaching for Santa and his little helpers, and Australia Post is urging children to post their letters to Santa early to ensure the jolly man in red has plenty of time to reply. Santa will soon be gearing up his sleigh and coming to town, but not […]… read more

Solar booms in Sydney’s west

With power bills continuing to climb, Penrith is leading the way for solar installations as locals look to keep costs down. Managing Director of Penrith Solar Centre, Jake Warner, said the demand for solar energy is high and unlikely to drop as people look to invest in energy that is good for the environment as […]… read more

State Government fails the test with new timetable

In 2014, when Gladys Berejiklian was Transport Minister in NSW, she said Redfern Station was “a major transport hub” when announcing an important upgrade. She was right, too. Redfern is indeed crucial to Sydney’s transport network now with more and more jobs being created in the general area including a major new office for the […]… read more

Inside hospital’s beating heart

Hidden away inside Nepean Hospital, staff work tirelessly to deliver some of the best and fastest work in the state. What can be described as the beating heart of the hospital with veins travelling into every crevice, the NSW Health Pathology lab at Nepean has provided over 35 years of vital pathology services for local […]… read more

Boom youngster Tyrone May signs new deal with Panthers

Five-eighth Tyrone May has signed a new two-year deal with the Penrith Panthers. The contract extension means the 21-year-old playmaker will remain with Panthers until at least the end of the 2020 season. “I was always focused on staying here and I never really wanted to leave,” May said. “When the (contract) offer came up, […]… read more

Free rego for toll users

Toll road users will soon be eligible for free car registration in an effort to reduce cost pressures on drivers. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian today announced drivers will be eligible for free vehicle registration if they spend more than $25 a week, on average, over a 12 month period on tolls. “The majority of eligible […]… read more

Sitting dates change to ensure marriage equality before Christmas

The Federal Government is pushing ahead with plans to legislate same-sex marriage before Christmas, changing sitting times to ensure the matter can be finalised. The House of Representatives was due to sit from November 27 but will now resume on December 4 to allow the Senate more time to debate the legislation. “The Australian people […]… read more

New timetable could see commuters revolt against State Government

Transport Minister Andrew Constance is under immense pressure to intervene and make last minute changes to the new train timetable, set to come into force from November 26. The new timetable is set to be the catalyst for a major revolt by commuters against the State Government with Penrith commuters facing longer train journeys to […]… read more

New timetable could see commuters revolt against State Government

Transport Minister Andrew Constance is under immense pressure to intervene and make last minute changes to the new train timetable, set to come into force from November 26. The new timetable is set to be the catalyst for a major revolt by commuters against the State Government with Penrith commuters facing longer train journeys to […]… read more

Dylan Edwards signs new Panthers contract

Dylan Edwards has signed a new two-year deal with the Penrith Panthers. The contract extension means the 21-year-old fullback will remain with the club until at least the end of the 2020 season. “It feels great – I’m really excited about my future here,” Edwards said. “The boys are coming closer and closer every year… […]… read more

Softballers set to do Penrith proud

A whopping seven players from the Penrith City Softball Association will represent their state at two major national softball tournaments early next year. Five girls from Penrith City – Bridie Murphy, Alyssa Conley, Ashley Wright, Reese Robinson and Breanna Feeney – have been selected to represent NSW Metro at the 2018 U15 Girls’ Regional Softball […]… read more