Western Sydney News

Seven backs local referees

The Penrith Referees’ Association is set to expand and offer young referees more opportunities following a new partnership with Seven News. The local association, which has been running for more than 50 years, announced this week that the top rating Channel Seven news service had come on board as its major sponsor for 2019 and […]… read more

It’s never too early to start saving

Thousands of kids have just finished either high school or university and are about to enter the full-time workforce for the first time. This is an exciting time, and also an excellent opportunity to instil great financial habits that will last a lifetime. When we leave school or university, we are used to living on […]… read more

Festive fun in Penrith this Friday

The festive season will come alive tomorrow as the community gathers to light Penrith’s 30-foot Christmas tree. The man in the red suit will be on hand to mark the occasion alongside some other special guest characters. The evening is set to light up the night as fun activities and entertainment signify the beginning of […]… read more

Veteran doctor facing uncertain future

The Mulgoa Road upgrade is a win for many, but whenever there’s a winner, there’s inevitably a loser. Owner of Glenmore Park Medical Centre, Dr Adrian Sheen, was devastated when he was notified that his practice, which sits on the corner of School House Road in Regentville, was in the firing line of the upgrade. […]… read more

Exclusive: Beamer confirms Lindsay tilt

EXCLUSIVE Former State Mulgoa MP Diane Beamer has confirmed she will seek endorsement to run as Labor’s candidate for Lindsay at the next Federal Election. An energetic and enthusiastic Ms Beamer – who quit politics ahead of the 2011 State Election – spoke with the Weekender this afternoon about her shock attempt at a political […]… read more

Premier in Penrith to announce plan to cut power bills

Households could save hundreds of dollars on their energy bills by quickly changing their electricity deals through Service NSW’s free Energy Switch, in what will be a major shakeup for electricity retailers. Premier Gladys Berejiklian joined Minister for Finance, Services and Property Victor Dominello today at Penrith Service NSW to announce that Energy Switch was […]… read more

Driver stays behind bars while waiting for appeal to be heard

The driver responsible for a crash that caused serious injuries to other motorists has sobbed repeatedly after his application for appeal bail was refused. Luke Ormerod faced Penrith Local Court via video link last Thursday having been convicted and jailed on November 16 for ‘negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm’. The court heard the collision […]… read more

Repeat offender jailed after police catch him behind the wheel again

A man disqualified from driving until 2050 has finally paid the ultimate price for his continued offending. Andrew Joseph Cox was sentenced to seven months in jail with a four-month non-parole period after he was caught occupying the driver’s seat at North St Marys on October 23. Penrith Local Court heard Cox had racked up […]… read more

Major weather event headed to Penrith

More than 120mm of rain is expected to fall in Penrith tomorrow as wild weather lashes Sydney. Locals are being told to prepare for heavy rain and winds with the chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. A top of 22 degrees is predicted in Penrith with rainfall between 60mm and 120mm. The […]… read more

Fish killed as vandals destroy pet shop

Tropical and freshwater fish valued at thousands of dollars have died after a pet shop was vandalised at Emu Plains overnight. Fire & Rescue NSW officers were called to the Great Western Highway about 9.45pm on Monday and extinguished a blaze inside a pet store. When the scene was inspected, police found the business had […]… read more

Mulgoa Road closed following fatal crash

A driver has died and two others have been injured in a three-vehicle crash at Mulgoa this morning. The crash happened on Mulgoa Road about 5.40am, when two rigid trucks and a van collided. “The driver of the van died at the scene, while the drivers of the other vehicles have been released,” a Police […]… read more

Labor shock: Beamer in frame for Lindsay

Former State Mulgoa MP Diane Beamer is set to make a political comeback with Labor on the verge of confirming she will be their candidate for Lindsay at the next election. Both the ABC and Fairfax Media are tonight reporting that Labor have settled on Ms Beamer, an Emu Plains local. There is yet to […]… read more

Five Panthers named in Emerging Blues squad

Five Penrith Panthers players have been named in Brad Fittler’s NSW Emerging Blues squad. Waqa Blake, Shawn Blore, Jack Hetherington, Dylan Edwards and Moses Leota have all been named in the squad. Coach Fittler named a 23-man squad which includes rising stars on the cusp of NSW selection for State of Origin and others who […]… read more

Wanderers to tackle Leeds in July

The Western Sydney Wanderers will take on Leeds United at the new Western Sydney Stadium on Saturday, July 20 to officially open the stadium for football. Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas, alongside NSW Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres, club legend Dean Heffernan and Wanderers goalkeeper Jada Whyman, today announced the club’s first match at the new […]… read more

New asphalt facility opens in St Marys

Minister for Planning and Housing, Anthony Roberts, officially launched a new plant in St Marys today, which produces asphalt and will result in 50 permanent new jobs. Mr Roberts said the announcement of State Asphalts NSW’s $20 million facility in St Marys, was significant for western Sydney and would produce transport material and lay asphalt. […]… read more

Husar wants to stay as Lindsay MP

Lindsay MP Emma Husar will meet with Opposition Leader Bill Shorten this week in an attempt to save her political career. The Sunday Telegraph has revealed that Ms Husar will ask Mr Shorten to be Labor’s candidate for next year’s election. She had earlier said she would not contest the election in the wake of […]… read more

Woman charged over sob story fraud

A woman has been charged with fraud offences after allegedly using made up stories to convince members of the public to give her money. Officers from North West Metropolitan Region’s Operation Countdown recently launched an investigation after becoming aware of the instances occurring in Sydney’s west. The incidents involved a woman approaching strangers in car […]… read more

Lindsay lottery: Still no candidates

It could be an election-deciding seat but neither major party has announced their candidate for Lindsay for next year’s Federal Election. The delay could cost one of them the seat, given it is robbing the candidates of the opportunity to establish a presence in the area before Christmas. The Liberal Party is tipped to settle […]… read more