Western Sydney News

Man charged after pursuit

A man has been charged after a pursuit in Penrith last night. About 9.05pm yesterday, police stopped a Holden Commodore for a stationary breath test on Mulgoa Road, Penrith, near Union Road. Police spoke to the 32-year-old male driver, before he accelerated from the scene and a pursuit was initiated. The man ran from the […]… read more

Hotelier Jason Marlow purchases Peachtree Hotel

Hotelier Jason Marlow has announced the acquisition of the Peachtree Hotel in Penrith, unveiling exciting plans to create a family-friendly venue with a focus on quality food and entertainment. “We’re not in the nightclub business and want to ensure that it stays this way. We’re dedicated to providing the community with a family-friendly, hub for […]… read more

Man stabbed during brawl at St Marys

Police are investigating after a brawl at St Marys this morning during which a man was stabbed. About 1.30am today, emergency services were called to a licenced premises on Forrester Road, St Marys, after reports of a brawl. When police arrived, the group had left the area. A 25-year-old man was found suffering from multiple […]… read more

Masked Panther: Cleary’s big call

Nathan Cleary will make a decision on his future in November, once what has become a very busy season for the 20-year-old is done and dusted. Cleary is not only set to lead Penrith’s charge towards September but now has his hands full with the playmaking duties for NSW during the Origin series. The last […]… read more

Panthers battle unpredictable Raiders

The top of the table Penrith Panthers (how good does that sound?) head to the nation’s capital on Friday night to take on a Canberra side that sits precariously placed in 10th spot on the NRL ladder. With success in the season proper comes representative football and the big test for Penrith coach Anthony Griffin […]… read more

Council gives street performers green light

From singers to dancers and even contortionists, Penrith Council is ready to bring some colour and energy to the area by embracing street performers. Council has adopted a Draft Street Performers Policy in a bid to activate both St Marys and Penrith city centres. It aims to encourage street performing that will contribute to the […]… read more

Independent candidate set to ruffle some feathers at Federal Election

With a Federal Election looming, the first new candidate to fight for the local seat is making his message known – Lindsay needs a change. 45-year-old local father of six, Mark Tyndall, is ready to run as an Independent to give options to locals that break away from the major parties. “I think we’re in […]… read more

Man flown to hospital after workplace accident

A 36-year-old man has been airlifted to hospital in a stable condition after his arm was caught between a truck and forklift at a work site in Londonderry this morning. The man was taken clear of the two vehicles and treated initially by NSW Ambulance paramedics. CareFlight’s rapid response rescue helicopter was tasked to Londonderry […]… read more

Conveyancing to move with the times

Over the next 12 months, the way that conveyancing transactions have been completed for decades is due to change dramatically. New South Wales will be moving to electronic conveyancing in July 2019 with some transactions compulsorily switching to the online platform as early as July this year. There is no need for concern, however, and […]… read more

Penrith gets behind World Environment Day

Penrith Council will be putting the power in the hands of locals to make a conscious change to their lifestyles as part of this year’s World Environment Day. Holding a free event on Saturday, June 16, locals will be able to come along and participate in a range of activities and learn about the things […]… read more

Fundraiser won’t be a drag

Corpus Christi Netball Club will be holding a fundraising night with a difference next weekend at the Australian Arms Hotel in Penrith. Instead of hosting a trivia night or something else mundane, the team at Corpus Christi will be putting on a night of Drag Bingo, to raise money to fund their end-of-year Presentation Night […]… read more

Nurses “burnt out” by workload

Nurses across NSW are calling for better nurse-to-patient ratios in order to raise the quality of care of patients as well as the wellbeing of nurses themselves. Officially launching their campaign last week, NSW Nurses and Midwives Association (NSWNMA) is urging the Government to make nurse-to-patient ratios law. Branch Secretary from the NSWNMA Nepean Hospital […]… read more

Sport is hopping ahead

It has been compared to horse equestrian, only the stars of the event are much smaller. Featuring all kinds of rabbits, Rabbit Hopping is an event that has been around for more than 30 years. Burrowing its way over to Australia in 2013, the Rabbit Hopping Society of Australia has since been hosting competitions where […]… read more

Plastic bag ban draws closer

Locals shopping at Woolworths, Coles and Big W will have to get used to the idea of remembering to bring their own bags as the stores go single-use plastic bag free. While new laws don’t compel plastic bags to be banned in NSW, leading retailers are doing it anyway. Woolworths and Coles stores will no […]… read more

Plackett crosses State lines – and has the last laugh

Cranebrook lawn bowler Phillip Plackett is a proud New South Welshman but that didn’t stop him from giving it his absolute all when he represented South Australia recently. Competing at the 2018 Multi-Disability Lawn Bowls National Championships in Western Australia last month, the 43-year-old collected gold and bronze as a member of South Australia’s lawn […]… read more

Business Centre scores $6m contract to help businesses explore digital opportunities

An innovative Penrith business centre has received a multi-million dollar contract to deliver digital solutions to small businesses across NSW and ACT. Penrith City and District Business Advisory Centre Limited, also known as Western Sydney Business Centre, will see $6.09 million over three years from the Government to service small business needs as part of […]… read more

Kikau ready for Finals run

After a stellar first half of the year that saw him become a household name, powerhouse Panthers backrower Viliame Kikau is ready to rip and tear his way through the second half of the season. While fellow teammates got away from Penrith during their five-day break last week, Kikau decided to cancel a planned trip […]… read more

Cricket club honours its best

The Penrith Cricket Club capped off a strong 2017/18 season at their annual Presentation Evening last weekend. Held at Penrith Panthers Leagues Club, around 120 players, officials, supporters and family members turned out to celebrate the game and the local individuals that do their best for Penrith every week during summer. Hosted by club legend […]… read more