Western Sydney News

McHappy Day to be held on November 17

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is calling on Penrith to help put a smile on the faces of seriously ill children with the return of McHappy Day later this month. As the largest fundraiser for RMHC Australia nationally, McHappy Day is crucial in raising funds for the charity, which helps keep families together while their […]… read more

Cross over crossing

St Marys resident Betty Murray, who is blind and hearing impaired, is calling on Penrith City Council to provide an adequate pedestrian crossing at a busy intersection following a near death experience. Mrs Murray and her husband, John, went out into the community with a petition to fix the crossing on Chapel Street near Queen […]… read more

Australia’s gambling culture

By the time you are reading this article, the winner of the race that stops the nation will have been decided and Australians will have rinsed tens of millions of dollars betting on the Melbourne Cup. Cup related festivities had pubs the nation across buzzing as people poured thousands of their hard earned dollars into […]… read more

Penrith’s history inspires new play

Prepare yourself for a night of art, intrigue and eye-catching canapes when ‘Yellow Yellow Sometimes Blue’ rolls into town. Inspired by the history of Penrith Regional Gallery and The Lewers Bequest, the one-hour show looks through the eyes of ‘the help,’ to serve up an original take on mid-century Emu Plains. The play tells the […]… read more

Country’s hit maker returns to Penrith

You might not know all the words to his songs, but chances are you’ve heard of country music legend Lee Kernaghan. Selling over two million albums in Australia, Lee has more chart hits in Australia than any other country music artist in the world, achieving an impressive 38 number one hit songs and 38 Golden […]… read more

Crossroads Gallery to hold fundraiser for hospital

Crossbones Gallery is showing their soft side as they aim to raise $30,000 for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Nepean Hospital. The popular York Road tattoo parlour will be hosting their Boards4Bubs fundraiser on Saturday, November 17. The gallery hopes to buy a Giraffe Incubator Carestation for the NICU. Crossbones staffer, Kirra Pace, […]… read more

Call for more firefighters

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is calling for new firefighter recruits as it kicks off its latest campaign ahead of the busy summer season. Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant launched the ‘More than Fire’ recruitment call alongside FRNSW Commissioner Paul Baxter at the new Orchard Hills Academy last Friday. This year’s recruitment drive has […]… read more

Penrith arrest: Man to face court on child sex charges

A man will face court today after being charged by Strike Force Trawler detectives over the alleged online procurement of a child for sex. In August 2018, detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad’s Child Exploitation Internet Unit (CEIU) began engaging online with a man from Sydney’s eastern suburbs. Police will allege in […]… read more

Remembrance Day service to be held at Penrith Paceway this Sunday

Penrith will honour and remember the soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice this Sunday, as it marks the 100th year since the Armistice was signed to end World War I. Penrith CBD Corporation is to host the Centenary of Armistice Day Service with the assistance of the City of Penrith RSL sub-Branch, St Marys sub-Branch […]… read more

Iconic swimming club faces closure

A huge part of the local swimming community for more than half a century, Penrith Swimming Club is facing closure – resulting in the iconic Bridge to Bridge swimming event being placed on hold this January for the first time in 39 years. Founded in 1961, in conjunction with the construction of the original Penrith […]… read more

The money missing from your Will

Estate planning is complicated! From experience, most people are unaware that their superannuation does not form part of their estate and therefore is not covered by your Will. Your super needs to be addressed separately and is normally done so with the nomination of beneficiaries. So what happens if you die without nominating a beneficiary? […]… read more

Nisbet looking forward to tackling Twin Creeks

Daniel Nisbet is leaving no stone unturned in his quest to take out the ISPS Handa Australasian PGA Tour’s Order of Merit for 2018. The Queenslander is acutely aware of what winning the title will mean and where it could take him next year and beyond. “It’s the world’s worst secret that I am trying […]… read more

Blyth’s defence of sorts

Adam Blyth is set to make it a defence of sorts of his 2016 NSW Open Championship when the tournament gets underway at Twin Creeks Golf and Country Club next week. The 37-year-old is back after being unable to defend his crown last year due to a date clash with the final stage of the […]… read more

Big names line up for NSW Open

Some of the biggest names in Australian golf will be lining up for a shot at lifting the Kel Nagle Cup when the NSW Open starts next Thursday at Twin Creeks Golf and Country Club. The current leader of the ISPS Handa PGA Tour of Australasia money list, Daniel Nisbet will continue his quest for […]… read more

Chance to share their stories

Since a young age, Glenmore Park resident Adam Lunney has been fascinated by Australia’s military history. Now, the 40-year-old historian has just published his first book which documents Australia’s participation in the Normandy Landings during World War II. When taking the trip of a lifetime to Normandy back in 2014, things took an unexpected turn […]… read more

Visitor Centre to be at the heart of new airport

Western Sydney Airport has revealed concepts for the airport’s Visitor Centre, which will give the community the chance to watch the airport come to life right before their eyes. Western Sydney Airport Chief Executive, Graham Millett, said the Visitor Centre will use digital and augmented reality technologies to give the public an immersive experience. “We […]… read more

Man jailed over lewd messages

A man who targeted a random woman, sending her lewd messages, has been sentenced to 12 months in prison. Michael Jeffrey Lyons will spend at least the next five months behind bars after he was convicted of using a carriage service to menace or harass. Penrith Local Court heard Lyons used voice, text and Facebook […]… read more

Why your favourite restaurant may not actually exist

The next time you order food from Uber Eats or Deliveroo, it may come from a restaurant that doesn’t even exist. ‘Virtual restaurants’ are the big new trend in the food industry, where existing restaurants double up as other offerings to maximise their potential on online platforms. Penrith’s JP McCaffreys Traditional Fish & Chips also […]… read more