Western Sydney News

Woman killed in head-on crash

A woman has been killed in a tragic head-on collision between a car and a truck at St Clair this morning. Shortly after 3am today, a car heading south on Mamre Road, near Luddenham Road, collided head-on with a truck travelling northbound. The female driver of the car died at the scene. The male driver […]… read more

Council recognised at Environment Awards

Penrith Council was recognised in two categories of the prestigious Local Government NSW Excellence in the Environment Awards, announced at Sydney Olympic Park last week. The Jordan Springs Community Hub won the Sustainable Infrastructure category, and the Climate Adapted People Shelter in Kingswood was Highly Commended in the Climate Change Action category. Penrith Mayor, Ross […]… read more

Blood donors needed over holiday period

More than 200 Penrith blood donors are needed for Australia’s biggest ‘Secret Santa’ exchange this Christmas in order to prevent a shortage of blood stocks vital to the treatment of cancer patients. Nepean Donor Centre still needs 200 donors to make an appointment to give blood between Monday, December 24, 2018 and Saturday, January 5, […]… read more

Husar launches legal action against BuzzFeed and journalist Alice Workman

Federal Lindsay MP Emma Husar has launched defamation action against news website BuzzFeed and journalist Alice Workman. It follows stories published by BuzzFeed earlier this year regarding Ms Husar. “I do not object to the media doing their jobs but misrepresenting Members is not one of them,” Ms Husar said while making a personal explanation in […]… read more

Cleary comfortable working with father Ivan

Panthers halfback Nathan Cleary has admitted it was “weird” hearing his father, Ivan, address his teammates for the first time, but has since gotten used to the fact that his Dad is now in charge. Speaking publicly for the first time since his father landed Penrith’s head coaching role in October, Cleary said after a […]… read more

Liberal candidate hits the ground running

New Liberal candidate for Lindsay Melissa McIntosh has wasted little time getting down to business, as the battle for the marginal seat gets underway. The community housing executive was selected as the Liberal candidate last Saturday at a preselection meeting. Today, she was out and about speaking with locals at Penrith Markets as she tries […]… read more

New social housing complex gets tick of approval

Penrith’s most vulnerable are to have a new home by Christmas as the State Government delivers a new Social and Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF) site. In Partnership with the St Vincent De Paul Society, the 68-unit Coplex development, which sits on Doonmore Street, is the largest in the SAHF program since its inception. Penrith MP […]… read more

Gala Day for Masters athletes

If you ever feel like reliving your youth or just have that competitive urge burning inside of you, Nepean District Athletics Club will be hosting a Masters Gala Day next weekend for people over 30. To be held at Blair Oval in St Marys on Sunday, December 16 at 8am, the Gala Day will be […]… read more

DA lodged for childcare centre at hospital

A development application was submitted to Penrith City Council today for construction of a new childcare centre at Nepean Hospital to support staff with young families. Somerset Cottage Childcare Centre is within the construction zone for Stage 1 of the Nepean Redevelopment and will be relocated to a new purpose-built facility on the northern edge […]… read more

Woman jailed over assaults

A violent offender has been jailed for 21 months following two serious assaults. Susan Makerita Leota-Lu will spend at least 14 months behind bars after assaulting her flatmate in August this year. She was also sentenced for another assault after lashing out at a fellow prisoner causing their nose to bleed. Penrith Local Court heard […]… read more

Nostalgic and confronting

Penrith Regional Gallery with partner institution the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences (MAAS) will examine various experiences of home and family life in a new exhibition titled ‘The Ideal Home’. On display now until Sunday, March 24, The Ideal Home will present a history of the 20th century Australian home told through household objects, […]… read more

Starting a conversation

Penrith solicitor Janis Donnelly-Coode has seen the worst of domestic family violence, so she took it upon herself to start the conversation with young students in the community. Offering a free 40-minute talk to local schools, Ms Donnelly-Coode hopes that educating high school-aged teens will help to eradicate violence in the future. With a long […]… read more

The issues that will win NSW

Forget the Christmas and New Year reset period, the State Election campaign is well and truly underway, with the first shot fired via a Gladys Berejiklian TV advertisement that first aired last Sunday. It took a matter of hours for Labor to fight back with an ad of its own, tearing apart the Coalition campaign […]… read more

Cigarettes stolen from Erskine Park business

Police are appealing for public assistance after a break, enter and steal in Erskine Park today. About 2.45am this morning, police were called to a business on Peppertree Drive and Erskine Park Drive, Erskine Park, following reports of a break-in. It will be alleged that two men driving a Toyota Hiace with stolen NSW registration […]… read more

Chance to remember those no longer with us this Christmas

For many, Christmas is a time to celebrate with family, but for others it can be a reminder of those who are no longer with us. White Lady Funerals acknowledges this can be a tough time for some, so they are hosting a special memorial service to remember loved ones this festive season. Taking place […]… read more

Panthers re-sign James Fisher-Harris

Penrith have fended off a huge offer from Canterbury and have re-signed rampaging forward James Fisher-Harris. The new deal means the 22-year-old forward will remain with Panthers until at least the end of the 2022 season. “I’m really excited and grateful for the club to give me this opportunity,” Fisher-Harris said. “It’s surreal when I […]… read more

Queen of Hearts confirms closure

The Queen of Hearts Foundation board has declined a proposal to continue the organisation under a revised business plan because it would not ensure the long-term viability of the foundation. The Penrith-based child sexual abuse and domestic violence support service will instead be placed into the hands of a liquidator. Last month it was reported […]… read more

Smith to play at Howell

If there’s one blessing from the ball-tampering scandal that rocked the cricket world earlier this year, it’s that suspended Aussie captain Steve Smith will be bringing his world-class talent to Howell Oval over the next two weekends. Smith and his Sutherland teammates will arrive in town this Saturday morning to battle Penrith in Round 7 […]… read more