Traffic changes aimed at easing congestion at the Tench Reserve boat ramp have been proposed. Under the slated treatments, Penrith Council plans to implement signs and line marking changes to increase the queuing capacity from the current 30 metres to 180 metres. Council will also install signs preventing certain turns for vehicles with boat trailers […]
Plans to accommodate 2,000 apartments on Penrith’s former Panasonic site are progressing, with subdivision and public roads receiving the green light. The Stage 1 development application (DA) – lodged by SHMH Group Australia in August 2019 and approved by Penrith Council late last month – seeks to subdivide the site into two development lots, two […]
I firmly believe the Panthers will win the 2021 Premiership. I’m the first to admit I’m biased but there are several reasons why I think this way. For a start, Penrith have all the major positions covered. In Nathan Cleary and Jarome Luai, the Panthers have arguably the best halves pairing in the competition. Hooker […]
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When you open Paul Momirovski’s wardrobe you’ll find a range of apparel from the various NRL clubs he’s played at over the last four seasons. From the Roosters to the Wests Tigers and Melbourne last year on loan, the 24-year-old is hoping his fourth stop at Penrith will be much more permanent and will put […]
Troy Dodds previews Saturday night’s NRL action.
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Capewell considering move bacck to Queensland, while club’s frustration at columnist grows.
Police are seeking public assistance to locate a man wanted on an outstanding warrant in Sydney’s west. Jamie McNee, aged 41, is wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant for domestic violence offences. Officers from Nepean Police Area Command have been conducting inquiries into his whereabouts and are now appealing for public assistance. Jamie is described […]
In the new Apple TV series ‘Ted Lasso’, the title character encourages his dejected team to ‘be a goldfish’ – in other words, have a short memory and move on quick from the disappointment. Panthers coach Ivan Cleary could probably implement a similar line of thinking heading into the 2021 NRL season as his team […]
Robert Jennings began his career at Penrith in 2015 with so much hype and promise and then – roughly a year later – he was gone. Now, six years after making his NRL debut at the foot of the Mountains, the youngest of the famed Jennings clan is back where it all began. “This definitely […]
Jason Dundas is a global media icon and has hosted the world’s biggest productions, both locally and abroad.
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In its 10th year running, Melanoma March has been moved online. This year, patrons are being asked to head online to participate in an interactive digital campaign by buying a $30 digital footprint, symbolising the one Australian diagnosed with melanoma every 30 minutes. Cranebrook woman Debbie Henry has been hosting Penrith’s Melanoma March event for […]
A local man has taken on an exhausting challenge this week in his attempt to raise $20,000 for Childsafe Australia. Corey Philpott, a 23-year-old staircase technician with an eye to becoming a full time professional extreme athlete, is pulling a 1.5 tonne Ford Ranger behind him for the distance of a marathon – 42.2 kilometres. […]
The hits keep coming for Wallacia residents, with a huge new cemetery slated for Greendale Road. Lodged by Soukutsu Pty Ltd, the proposed River Gardens Cemetery would feature 775,000 internment plots once all nine stages are built. Included in the concept design for the $105 million facility are six, four to fivestorey mausoleum buildings, a […]
The rebirth of Penrith’s Log Cabin has officially begun, nine years after it was gutted by fire. About 50 people descended on the Memorial Avenue site on Tuesday to witness the sod turning ceremony, signalling the start of construction. Penrith MP Stuart Ayres thanked the new owners, the Cottle family, Laundy family and local businessman […]
Prime Minister Scott Morrison visited window and door manufacturer Plustec in Emu Plains last week to discuss Australian-made products with western Sydney businesses. He joined the Advanced Manufacturing Taskforce put together by Lindsay MP Melissa McIntosh to hear first-hand from local manufacturers in a roundtable discussion. After meeting with a range of local businesses, Mr […]
Despite labelling it a “cool experience”, Panthers prop James Fisher-Harris will probably never get over Penrith’s 2020 Grand Final loss, but he also won’t let it get the better of him either. “It is what it is,” he bluntly told the Weekender on Monday. “Losing, it’s got to happen to somebody. You just have to […]
A high-ranking member of an outlaw motorcycle gang has been charged after allegedly firing shots during a domestic violence-related incident in western Sydney yesterday. About 5pm on Monday, March 1, a man attended a house on O’Connell Street, Caddens, declaring he wanted to see a younger man, who is known to him. Fearing for his […]
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Penrith have announced livewire five-eighth Jarome Luai has signed a three-year contract extension with the club. The new deal means the 24-year-old playmaker has committed to Panthers until at least the end of the 2024 season. “I feel blessed to know I’ll be at Panthers for the next four years,” Luai said. “This is my […]