Western Sydney News

Mental health program extended

More than half a million dollars will be spent to continue a crucial trial that offers employment to those suffering with mental health issues. Liberal Candidate for Lindsay, Melissa McIntosh, joined Federal Families and Social Services Minister Paul Fletcher to confirm that the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Trial program in partnership with headspace Penrith […]… read more

Festival of whitewater coming to Penrith

Penrith will be the home to the world’s best Olympic canoe slalom paddlers next weekend as they compete for glory at the 2019 Sydney International Whitewater Festival. To be held at Penrith Whitewater Stadium, the event will be the largest international whitewater event in the Asia Pacific since the Olympic Games in 2000. It will […]… read more

Construction to begin on new school at Jordan Springs

The State Government has confirmed that construction on a promised primary school at Jordan Springs will begin in the coming months. Plans for the school were first announced in 2015. With the construction contract being awarded late last year, the Government says building is now on track and set to commence on the Cullen Avenue […]… read more

Police Commissioner frustrated at bail decision

NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller says he’s frustrated by a decision to grant bail to two men who attacked police officers in Penrith on the weekend. About 2.20am on Sunday, two officers were in an unmarked police vehicle leaving a crime scene on Mulgoa Road, when two men allegedly crossed the road in front of […]… read more

Thugs remain on the run after attack

Five cowardly thugs remain on the run tonight after an horrific attack on a young father in the early hours of this morning. 32-year-old Shannan Rushworth, from Kingswood, remains in a critical condition in hospital after he and a friend were set upon by the group at around 1.30 this morning. The incident occurred in […]… read more

Duo charged over alleged assault of police officers

Two men have been charged over the alleged assault of a police officer at Penrith this morning. About 2.20am, two officers were in an unmarked police vehicle leaving a crime scene on Mulgoa Road, when two men allegedly crossed the road in front of the car. The vehicle stopped to pick up another officer and […]… read more

Man in critical condition following Penrith brawl

A man is in a critical condition following a brawl at Penrith early this morning. Just before 1.30am today, police were called to the car park of a fast food outlet on Mulgoa Road, Penrith, after reports of a brawl. Officers attended and located an unresponsive 32-year-old man suffering a head injury. “Police have been […]… read more

Work begins on major road upgrade

Major work on the upgrade of Mulgoa Road / Castlereagh Road between Union Road and Museum Drive, including the upgrade of Jane Street, has now started. Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population Alan Tudge said the much needed project would provide better road connections to the Penrith city centre and ease congestion at local […]… read more

Super Bowl fever hits Penrith

Everybody in the United States stops for the Super Bowl like Australians do for the Melbourne Cup, and once again Penrith will be getting in on all the action with a number of local venues hosting parties this Monday morning. For the third straight year the New England Patriots are in the big dance, this […]… read more

Giants look for big season in AFLW

The AFLW has gone from strength to strength in recent years and this season will welcome two new teams and a conference finals system to the fold. North Melbourne and Geelong will join the AFLW in 2019, increasing the number of teams from eight to 10. The competition’s expansion will result in the league being […]… read more

500 not out: Pat’s incredible milestone

It would be hard to find anyone more passionate about cricket locally than Colyton grandfather Pat Yates. The 72-year-old hasn’t just been involved with the game behind the scenes for decades, but he still whacks on the pads and gloves and plays it. Now in his 36th straight season for the Colyton St Clair Colts […]… read more

State Government to recruit record number of teachers

The State Government will hire an additional 4600 teachers to join the ranks of the public school system – delivering the highest number of teachers in the State’s history. The announcement was made by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Education Minister Rob Stokes during a visit to Penrith’s York Public School this morning. “We are […]… read more

NDIS roll-out creates burden of staff shortages at local providers

There’s no doubt that as the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) rolls out across the country, the access to disability support is expanding. But with every success there are downfalls, as the scheme begins to spread itself thin leaving areas like Penrith with severe staff shortages. Local NDIS provider, the Luke Priddis Foundation (LPF), has […]… read more

Losing his locks for a cause

When Jamisontown resident Alexander Hale was just 10-years-old, he decided to start growing his hair in the hope to one day donate it to Wigs for Kids. Now, four years on and with hair down to his shoulder blades, the 14-year-old is raising money for the Leukemia Foundation as he sets out to shave his […]… read more

60 years of hits and memories

Digger Revell is inviting everyone to celebrate his 60th anniversary of being an Australian rocker this February in an amazing afternoon of music and memories in his show ‘The Best Years of Our Lives!’ featuring Vicky O’Keefe. The spectacular seniors show will transport audiences back to the days of live music on TV shows like […]… read more

Mansour feels right at home

Josh Mansour is one of Penrith’s longest serving players, having made his NRL debut back in 2012. However, despite his long affiliation with the Panthers club, only now does the former NSW Origin winger feel right at home. During the off-season, the 28-year-old along with his wife Daniella and one-year-old daughter Siana finally made the […]… read more

Why you shouldn’t panic when share prices fall

For almost all of us, the bulk of our Superannuation is invested in the share market, whether that be locally or overseas. In my experience a lot of people don’t really understand what is entailed with investing in shares. This lack of understanding leads to a lack of confidence. A lack of confidence leads to […]… read more