Western Sydney News

Why we should all pay attention to this Federal Election

Right on cue, those people angry that politicians take no notice of them during any given year are angry that politicians are now taking notice of them. Such is the nature of people’s apathy towards election campaigns and politics in Australia in general. In just a few short weeks, we’ll go to the polls to […]… read more

Appliance retailer 2nds World collapses

Appliance retailer 2nds World has fallen into administration. Its Penrith store, as well as other stores across New South Wales and Victoria, have been closed and online ordering is no longer available. The retailer made the announcement quietly over the Easter holiday period, appointing De Vries Tayeh as administrators. While it was originally expected stores […]… read more

Road closures and delays expected on Castlereagh Road

Motorists are being advised to expect delays and road closures on Castlereagh Road and Mulgoa Road throughout May. Construction work is being carried out as part of the upgrade of Mulgoa Road at Penrith between Union Road and Museum Drive. Work will be carried out between Wednesday, May 1 and Friday, May 31 from 7am […]… read more

Morrison pledges cash for road upgrades and commuter car parking

Parking will be increased at local train stations while Dunheved Road would be upgraded under a plan announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison today. Mr Morrison said it part of a “congestion busting” plan for western Sydney with an extra $167.5 million allocated to a range of projects. “This is about taking western Sydney from […]… read more

Penrith’s Finals hopes in crisis after 22-18 loss to Rabbitohs

Penrith’s Finals hopes are hanging by a thread after a 22-18 loss to Souths at Panthers Stadium tonight. The Panthers were brave but Souths set up a lead and defended it well, albeit on the back of several controversial refereeing decisions. Officiating aside, the Panthers had plenty of opportunities to grab the lead in the […]… read more

John Howard back in Penrith to support Liberal candidate Melissa McIntosh

Former Prime Minister John Howard joined Liberal Candidate for Lindsay Melissa McIntosh on the campaign trail this morning, meeting locals all over the Penrith CBD. Mr Howard was all smiles as he stopped to chat with shoppers on High Street and at Westfield Penrith, proving to still be a popular figure. Ms McIntosh worked in […]… read more

Woman charged over St Marys stabbing

Police have charged a woman following a domestic-related stabbing in St Marys this morning. Shortly after midnight today, emergency services were called to an address on Saddington Street, St Marys, after reports of a domestic incident. Officers attended and located a 29-year-old man with a stab wound to his shoulder. He was taken to Nepean […]… read more

Nurse who did Penrith proud

Penrith was at the heart of many strong women who played an integral part in World War One by aiding the wounded on the ground and on the sea. In 1914, 35-year-old Adelaide Maude Kellett left her family and friends in Penrith and joined the Australian Army Nursing Service voluntarily, and by September that year […]… read more

Ballot paper order decided for Federal Election

With just over three weeks to go until the Federal Election, the crucial ballot paper positions were drawn today as nine candidates prepare to battle it out for the seat of Lindsay. Held by Labor by a margin of just 1.1 per cent, Lindsay will be a hotly contested seat with some new and familiar […]… read more

Fighters prepare for battle

Fight Night is returning to St Marys Band Club next month when professional and amateur Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters step into the octagon for Gladiators Cage Fighting 7.… read more

Season defining game as Panthers hunt Rabbits

It’s been quite a week in the world of the Penrith Panthers, but despite all the goings-on behind the scenes, there’s a pretty important game of football to be played on Friday night. In fact, this clash against Wayne Bennett’s South Sydney Rabbitohs could well be season defining for Ivan Cleary’s side. Lose this and […]… read more