Western Sydney News

Santa reveals what kids are asking for this Christmas

Santa has been checking his list twice as hundreds of Penrith’s tiniest residents eagerly line up for photos at Westfield Penrith. Santa revealed what locals are asking him for the most this Christmas and noted that although high-tech gadgets are popular, some of the classics are still going strong. Sitting in his chair every day, […]… read more

Goats killed by dogs at Mulgoa

An American staffy has been euthanised after mauling a number of goats on Littlefields Road in Mulgoa. On Monday, December 17 two American staffy dogs gained entry to the property which had 21 goats on the field area. Of the 21 goats, 13 were killed, five injured and three remain missing. The most aggressive dog […]… read more

Santa brightens the day during Children’s Ward visit

For most children, the lead up to Christmas is full of excitement, anticipation and most importantly, a visit to Santa. But while some line up for hours eagerly waiting with their wishlist, others are stuck in hospital, too sick to make it out for the festive celebrations. Local Santa legend George Asciak paid a special […]… read more

Daley promises timetable review

State Opposition Leader Michael Daley has made his first visit to Penrith since replacing Luke Foley last month. He used one of the busiest shopping days of the year last Sunday to speak to locals at Westfield Penrith alongside Labor candidate for Mulgoa, Todd Carney and Labor candidate for Penrith, Karen McKeown. In an exclusive […]… read more

Man airlifted to hospital after incident at water park

A 27-year-old man has been airlifted to hospital in a stable condition after becoming unconscious while wakeboarding in Penrith this evening. It is understood the man was knocked unconscious when he fell and impacted the water while riding at Cables Wake Park. CareFlight’s rapid response rescue helicopter was tasked to the waterpark just after 6pm, […]… read more

Preparing for the worst: New signage to help in floods

A network of 150 new signs have been installed across the Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley as part of a state-first regional approach to flood evacuation. The signs, which will help guide residents along key flood evacuation routes and out of the floodplain, have been distributed throughout the Penrith, Hawkesbury, Hills and Blacktown council areas. Penrith MP Stuart […]… read more

The Joan promises a huge 2019

In 2019 The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre is presenting a plethora of works across the spectrum of performance, whisking audiences away on a captivating journey through the performing arts: from symphonies to circus, puppetry to stand-up and stories. The Joan’s 2019 Season explores the finest in music, both contemporary and classical, and features some […]… read more

Yeo hopes Panthers go to next level

After Ivan Cleary gave him his NRL debut back in 2014, Panthers backrower Isaah Yeo is thrilled to be linking up with the former Tigers coach for a second time. In the opening round of the 2014 season, Cleary debuted the then 19-year-old from Dubbo, who was a relative unknown in rugby league circles at […]… read more

New cameras to crack down on illegal phone use

Drivers on the M4 Motorway who illegally use their mobile phone will be busted thanks to new cameras. The State Government has confirmed that world-first technology capable of catching drivers illegally using mobile phones will be piloted at two locations in Sydney. After a successful testing phase, the State Government has selected Australian company Acusensus […]… read more

End of an era as hospital canteen changes ownership

The canteen at Nepean Hospital is farewelling some of its long-time staff members who over the past two decades have been putting a smile on the faces of visitors and patients. Veteran Manager Noeleen Vella, who has been working at the canteen for almost 25 years, is parting ways with the kitchen as they go […]… read more

Drug addict jailed over horrific bashing

A heroin addict who bashed and robbed a man at a Kingswood unit last year has been sentenced to a minimum three years in jail. Paul Henderson, 31, and an unidentified male co-accused set upon the man in an “opportunistic” attack, punching him in the face and fracturing his knee with a cricket bat before […]… read more

Penrith gets into Christmas spirit

Christmas is just around the corner, so grab your friends and family and let the Weekender take you for a ride with the best Christmas lights in town. We’ve been checking our list twice to ensure we have all of the must-see homes in the community and to help you find out where the man […]… read more

Huge blow for women’s AFL

Women’s AFL in western Sydney has taken a major hit after the Penrith Ramettes were denied inclusion into the AFL Sydney Women’s Premier Division competition. The Cranebrook-based club were vying for a spot in the top women’s AFL competition in Sydney next year but missed out by the skin of their teeth. Instead relative newcomers […]… read more

Jamisontown couple’s surprise Christmas gift

Just like any other Wednesday, Jamisontown resident Suzanne Bradford got dressed and ready for work, but what happened next was no ordinary morning. As she was getting into her car to leave, she was met with a faint meowing sound, which her husband helped her to investigate. After searching high and low in the garage, […]… read more

Cranebrook Village sells for $48.1 million

Cranebrook Village Shopping Centre has been sold to a private local investor for a record $48.1 million – $3.1 million above asking price. The centre, anchored by Woolworths and Aldi, first went on the market in late August, highlighting investor interest in western Sydney. Savills Australia’s Steven Lerche and Andrew Palmer brokered the deal in […]… read more

Man charged over lewd videos

A man has been charged over a large number of “upskirting” offences in Penrith. About 11.40am today, a 52-year-old man was observed videoing under the skirts of female shoppers at a major shopping centre in Penrith. He was arrested by police from Nepean Police Area Command, with his mobile phone being seized. “Examination of the […]… read more

Labor endorses Diane Beamer as Lindsay candidate

Sitting Lindsay MP Emma Husar says she is disappointed after Labor confirmed Diane Beamer would be its candidate for next year’s Federal Election. Mrs Beamer’s endorsement was confirmed today by Labor’s National Executive. Local branch members did not get to decide the candidate through an official preselection process. Ms Husar said the process was done […]… read more

Penrith Symphony Orchestra launches 2019 season

Penrith Symphony Orchestra (PSO) has announced its 2019 season. Featuring some of the greatest works of the symphonic repertoire alongside opera, new compositions and lesser-known gems, there’s something for everyone in what will be a fantastic year of music. “This year heralds the dawn of the orchestra’s fourth decade presenting fine music to Penrith and […]… read more