Western Sydney News

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

Doni spins her way to a record

Glenmore Park resident Doni Gales is spinning her way to success as the 23-year-old secures a gravity-defying Guinness World Record. Completing the most front split spins in one minute, the indoor skydiver almost doubled the required amount with a record 55 rotations. Thursday, November 8 marked the 14th annual Guinness World Record Day, in which […]… read more

Penrith’s toughest test: Ironman 70.3 Western Sydney to be held on Sunday

One of the biggest events on the local sporting calendar, Ironman 70.3 Western Sydney, is back in Penrith this Sunday. Featuring the best triathletes from Australia and around the world, Ironman 70.3 Western Sydney will take place at various locations across Penrith. Ironman 70.3 Western Sydney’s fast and scenic course uses the iconic Penrith Lakes […]… read more

Ending the year on a high

Come and celebrate the festive season with a highly-anticipated performance of ‘Handel’s Messiah’ at The Joan. Penrith Symphony Orchestra and Penrith City Choir will join forces to end the year on a high note, putting on a much-loved concert that has become a tradition of the Christmas and festive season in Penrith. The music in […]… read more

British India says farewell to Nic Wilson at Penrith gig

There are moments that you will look back on and remember exactly where you were, who you were with and what you were doing. For devoted fans of Australian indie rock band, British India, such a moment came on Tuesday, September 18. Breaking hearts and shattering hopes, guitarist and founding member of the band, Nic […]… read more

Crameri calls for botanical garden

As construction in the community grows, Penrith City Councillor Kevin Crameri has called for a botanical garden to ensure the preservation of native plant species. He brought the idea to light at last month’s Ordinary Council Meeting following a plea from locals to save the hundred-year-old grey gum trees from the Mulgoa Road extensions. Although […]… read more

Crameri calls for botanical garden

As construction in the community grows, Penrith City Councillor Kevin Crameri has called for a botanical garden to ensure the preservation of native plant species. He brought the idea to light at last month’s Ordinary Council Meeting following a plea from locals to save the hundred-year-old grey gum trees from the Mulgoa Road extensions. Although […]… read more

Still rolling after a decade of action

The Western Sydney Rollers will celebrate their 10-year anniversary by paying homage to the film that started the roller derby craze. This Sunday, November 25 at the Penrith Valley Regional Sports Centre, the Western Sydney Rollers will hold a special 10-year anniversary event which will include junior and senior matches inspired by the hit 2009 […]… read more

Still rolling after a decade of action

The Western Sydney Rollers will celebrate their 10-year anniversary by paying homage to the film that started the roller derby craze. This Sunday, November 25 at the Penrith Valley Regional Sports Centre, the Western Sydney Rollers will hold a special 10-year anniversary event which will include junior and senior matches inspired by the hit 2009 […]… read more

Santa’s waiting for mail

The magic of Christmas is just around the corner and Australia Post is encouraging young Australians to write and post their letters and wish-lists nice and early to ensure they receive a reply from Santa before the big day. Expecting to deliver over 150,000 letters to the North Pole this year, Australia Post is also […]… read more

Toyota opens major new facility in Kemps Creek

After more than 11 months of construction, Toyota Australia has officially opened its largest and newest parts warehouse in western Sydney. The Toyota Parts Centre NSW (TPC) is located on a 6.4 hectare site close to a network of motorways and major arterial roads at Kemps Creek. The TPC will house more than 128,000 parts […]… read more

Young gun signs contract extension

Penrith has given a strong indication towards their future halves combination, with young gun Jarome Luai signing a new two-year contract extension. The new deal means the 21-year-old playmaker will remain with Panthers until at least the end of the 2021 season. It is likely that Luai will partner Nathan Cleary in the halves once […]… read more

Upgrade planned for Kingswood Station

The community is being invited to have its say on the proposed accessibility upgrade at Kingswood Station. As part of the planning approval process, the plans for the upgrade will be on public display until November 30. “The NSW Government is upgrading Kingswood Station as part of the Transport Access Program, an initiative to deliver […]… read more

Council meetings to be live streamed

Local Council meetings in Penrith are set to be live streamed as part of a new plan by the State Government. Local Government Minister Gabrielle Upton confirmed that Council meetings across the state would be webcast within 12 months. “If it’s good enough for federal and state MPs to go live to the nation, then […]… read more

Trent Merrin to leave Panthers

Trent Merrin has played his last game for the Penrith Panthers. The former Origin and Test forward still has two years to run on his lucrative contract but has been granted a release to head overseas to continue his career with Leeds in the English Super League. Speculation about Merrin’s future had intensified over the […]… read more

Men charged after drug bust

Two men have been charged following an investigation by the Drug and Firearms Squad into large commercial drug supply in Sydney’s west. In July 2018, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Drug and Firearms Squad established Strike Force Harfleur to investigate the supply of prohibited drugs across Sydney. As part of the investigation, strike force […]… read more