Western Sydney News

Penrith man $200,000 richer

A man in his 40s from the Penrith region decided to ditch work early yesterday afternoon after the revelation he won $200,000 in the latest Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw. The man won the guaranteed 1st Prize of $200,000 in Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw 1145, drawn yesterday. The man was hard at work when […]… read more

Wanderers ready for new campaign

For the first time in more than 12 months, the Western Sydney Wanderers will go face to face with the man that not only took them to dizzying heights in the club’s early years but also dramatically walked out on them. In October 2017, foundation coach Tony Popovic quit the Wanderers a week out from […]… read more

Life lessons thanks to Games

Year five students from York Public School will have the opportunity to travel to the Invictus Games 2018 thanks to the City of Penrith RSL Sub-Branch. The school has received a $3000 donation to go towards their tickets and transport. Penrith RSL Sub-Branch President, Mick McConnell said it’s all about passing down the history to […]… read more

Helping your kids buy property

We often get enquiries from potential clients about how parents can assist their children to buy property by giving them money, while at the same time protecting their contribution. It can be difficult to choose the best structure under which the money should be advanced because each structure has flow on effects for both parties. […]… read more

Man charged over day spa robbery

A man has been charged following an armed robbery that occurred on Thursday, September 6 at Insignia Hair and Day Spa on York Road in Jamisontown. At the time of the offence, staff were threatened by a male wearing a motorcycle helmet demanding cash before he fled the scene. After extensive investigations detectives from the […]… read more

Treating rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis, or RA, is a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints which results in painful deformity and immobility, especially in the fingers, wrists, feet and ankles. Some patients can live with RA for a long time without any complications, whereas others aren’t as lucky. As a podiatrist, we see a lot of […]… read more

Figures add up for skaters

A whopping 14 skaters have done the Penrith Valley Figure Skating Club proud after competing at the recent NSW Figure Skating Championships. Skaters from across the state converged on Erina Ice Arena in late September to compete at the highly anticipated competition, which was held at the Central Coast venue for the first time. The […]… read more

First look: Nepean River Bridge to open on October 28

This is your first look of the deck of the new Nepean River Bridge, which will officially open on October 28. The stunning 257 metre long dual pedestrian/cycle bridge will be opened by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian. “The new bridge will provide a safe crossing for pedestrians and cyclists over the Nepean River so that […]… read more

Walking to find a cure

By the time it takes you to finish reading this article, one Australian will have developed diabetes, yet despite the high number of cases Australia-wide, it’s a condition that is often misunderstood. Hoping to change that, local type 1 Diabetic (T1D), Emma Hogan, is joining forces with Adam and Kate Grono, whose daughter Ruby was […]… read more

Movie takes a big leap to the stage

Since 1988, audiences have been captivated by the classic feel-good flick ‘Big’ starring Tom Hanks, and now Penrith Musical Comedy Company has put together a modern, music charged take on the film. ‘Big The Musical’ follows the adventures of an awkward young teen who makes a wish that turns into reality. The show’s director James […]… read more

Edinglassie Village set for redevelopment

Uniting is set to revitalise aged care services in Emu Plains after receiving planning approval from Penrith City Council to redevelop its aged care home at Edinglassie Village. The transformation will begin with the construction of a new 100 bed residential aged care home in early 2019, that will see existing two and four bed […]… read more

Orchard Hills crash driver was four times over legal limit

The driver who allegedly caused last month’s horror crash at Orchard Hills that killed a mother and her unborn twins was allegedly four times over the legal alcohol limit. 23-year-old Katherine Hoang, her unborn twins and her 17-year-old sister-in-law Anh died in the crash on September 28. They were driving northbound on The Northern Road […]… read more

Clean records help party goers caught with drugs at Defqon.1

The fall-out from Penrith’s Defqon.1 music festival continues to reverberate a month after the notorious event claimed two lives, with at least six offenders facing court on drug possession charges. A senior optometrist, children’s autism specialist and fourth-year law student were among those who pleaded guilty at Penrith Local Court last Thursday, challenging stereotypes and […]… read more

Two Japanese heavyweights invest in Aerotropolis

The NSW Government has signed two international investment agreements with two of Japan’s biggest multinationals to establish a presence in the Western Sydney Aerotropolis. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and the Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group have signed two separate agreements with the NSW Government and committed to be a significant part of the Aerotropolis. “It is so […]… read more

Police officer convicted of groping woman at Defqon.1 festival in Penrith

A suspended police officer is likely to lose his job after admitting that he groped a woman at last year’s Defqon.1 music festival in Penrith. Constable Mitchell James Willey was off duty and intoxicated when he groped the woman’s vagina at the September 2017 event. The 26-year-old pleaded guilty to indecent assault at Penrith Local […]… read more

Exclusive: Labor considering bypassing preselection for new Lindsay candidate

Former Lindsay MP David Bradbury has denied any possibility of a dramatic return to contest the seat at the next election, declaring he is committed to his work overseas. It comes as The Western Weekender understands Labor is considering bypassing the local preselection process and appointing a candidate itself. Such a move would be within […]… read more

Man charged over hospital incident

The man shot by police officers at Nepean Hospital last Thursday has been charged. Just before 4pm on October 4, police from Nepean Police Area Command responded to reports of a man, armed with two knives, who was allegedly threatening security officers at Nepean Hospital, Kingswood. The 54-year-old man allegedly attempted to stab an officer […]… read more

Rally calls for better NDIS training

Fed up disability workers are calling on the Federal Government to properly invest in training and development. Over 200 people gathered at The Joan in Penrith this morning, to rally for a better National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Secretary of the Australian Services Union (ASU) Natalie Lang, who hosted the event, said the lack of […]… read more