Western Sydney News

Rodney takes charge at St Marys

One Panthers premiership winner will take over from another when Shane Rodney replaces Luke Swain as coach of the St Marys Sydney Shield team in 2019. In the 2003 Grand Final, the pair came off the bench to help deliver Penrith its second ever NRL premiership. Fast-forward 15 years and the duo are once again […]… read more

Sex offender back behind bars

A convicted child sex offender living in Penrith is back behind bars after he befriended his neighbour and her toddler, breaching an explicit order to stay away from minors. Wayne Norman Baldwin, 72, was sentenced to a six-month fixed term last Thursday for failing to comply with his Extended Supervision Order (ESO). Issued by the […]… read more

League’s misfits together on stage

Join some of rugby league’s biggest names for a night of laughs as they bring their outrageous over 18s live show to Panthers. Featuring ‘fake professor’ James Rochford, Parramatta legend Nathan Hindmarsh, ex-Roosters and Rabbitohs player Bryan Fletcher, and rugby league veteran Brett Finch, ‘The Professor’s Farewell Tour’ is full of all the stuff the […]… read more

Kids set to hit the streets for St Marys Trick or Treat Trail

Dress up, grab a Halloween bag and get ready to pound the pavement as part of the St Marys Trick or Treat Trail. There will be free lollies, entertainment and prizes to keep the whole family entertained. Be part of this year’s amazing Trick or Treat Trail to be held on Saturday, October 27 from […]… read more

Council backs a Winn-er with new General Manager

New Penrith Council General Manager Warwick Winn says he’s keen to grow the success Council is already achieving as he continues to settle in to the job. Mr Winn started in the top job recently following the retirement of Alan Stoneham earlier this year. Mr Winn has been busily becoming acquainted with new projects, meeting […]… read more

Apps take a bite out of profits

Frustrated restaurant owners fear delivery apps are eating the industry alive as pricey commission sends profits into the ground. Last week, Burger Head Penrith raised their prices on popular apps Deliveroo and Uber Eats as the eatery struggled to barely break even on online purchases. Speaking with the Weekender, Burger Head co-owner Timothy Rosenstrauss said […]… read more

Blood donors needed in Penrith

Penrith is one of 10 donor centres across New South Wales being called on to help meet the growing demand for blood plasma. The Nepean Blood Donor Centre needs 1000 people to donate plasma this November, to help thousands of Australians enjoy an improved quality of life. Plasma can be used in 18 different life-giving […]… read more

Waqa Blake signs new deal with Panthers

Penrith centre Waqa Blake has signed a new four-year contract extension with the club that will see him remain a Panther until at least the end of the 2023 season. The 23-year-old has established himself as a permanent first grader in recent seasons and has emerged as one of the club’s most exciting young stars. […]… read more

Unique and quirky Colyton house put on the market

One of Sydney’s most unusual and much-loved homes is on the market after a colossal transformation. Better known as ‘The Blue House’ by Colyton locals, 33 Carpenter Street has attracted national attention for its resident dinosaur Roxy. Karen and Jason Rout purchased the 860sqm corner block property in 2011, when little had been done to […]… read more

Thurston: “We’re moving to Penrith”

Rugby league legend Johnathan Thurston has revealed just how close he came to moving to Penrith in 2014 to lead the Panthers. It has always been known that Thurston had all but agreed to join Penrith on a massive deal five years ago, but in his new book the two-time premiership winner reveals the extent […]… read more

Name of new bridge revealed

As final preparations for the opening of the new pedestrian and cyclist bridge across the Nepean River at Penrith are completed, the name of the new local landmark can now be revealed. “I’m pleased to announce the new pedestrian and cyclist bridge across the Nepean River has been named ‘Yandhai Nepean Crossing’,” Penrith MP Stuart […]… read more

New medical centre opens today

Our Medical Home Penrith has opened today, becoming the first bulk-billing medical centre in the Penrith area open for extended hours every day of the year. Our Medical Home Penrith has six male and female bulk-billing GPs offering a complete range of general practice services. This contemporary medical centre will also offer onsite pathology, radiology, […]… read more

Penrith man $200,000 richer

A man in his 40s from the Penrith region decided to ditch work early yesterday afternoon after the revelation he won $200,000 in the latest Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw. The man won the guaranteed 1st Prize of $200,000 in Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw 1145, drawn yesterday. The man was hard at work when […]… read more

Wanderers ready for new campaign

For the first time in more than 12 months, the Western Sydney Wanderers will go face to face with the man that not only took them to dizzying heights in the club’s early years but also dramatically walked out on them. In October 2017, foundation coach Tony Popovic quit the Wanderers a week out from […]… read more

Life lessons thanks to Games

Year five students from York Public School will have the opportunity to travel to the Invictus Games 2018 thanks to the City of Penrith RSL Sub-Branch. The school has received a $3000 donation to go towards their tickets and transport. Penrith RSL Sub-Branch President, Mick McConnell said it’s all about passing down the history to […]… read more

Helping your kids buy property

We often get enquiries from potential clients about how parents can assist their children to buy property by giving them money, while at the same time protecting their contribution. It can be difficult to choose the best structure under which the money should be advanced because each structure has flow on effects for both parties. […]… read more

Man charged over day spa robbery

A man has been charged following an armed robbery that occurred on Thursday, September 6 at Insignia Hair and Day Spa on York Road in Jamisontown. At the time of the offence, staff were threatened by a male wearing a motorcycle helmet demanding cash before he fled the scene. After extensive investigations detectives from the […]… read more

Treating rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis, or RA, is a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints which results in painful deformity and immobility, especially in the fingers, wrists, feet and ankles. Some patients can live with RA for a long time without any complications, whereas others aren’t as lucky. As a podiatrist, we see a lot of […]… read more