Governments agree on major Western Sydney deal

The Federal and NSW Governments, together with eight local councils of Western Sydney, have signed the Western Sydney City Deal, a 20-year agreement between the three levels of government.

NSW Electoral Commission puts word on councils over DIY polls

By Paul Hemsley The New South Wales Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) has issued all councils across the state with the set of formalised words that are now required to be used when contracting-in the NSW Electoral Commission (NSWEC) to run their elections, referenda or polls. The circular from the chief executive of the […]

Conroy pushes NBN in Western Sydney and Newcastle

By Paul Hemsley Federal Minister for Communications, Stephen Conroy has continued the electoral push for the National Broadband Network (NBN) in Western Sydney amid Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s controversial election campaign operation stationed in the western suburb of Rooty Hill. Senator Conroy drew attention to the fact that NBN fibre construction has been ramping up […]

NBN rollout plugs into Penrith

By Paul Hemsley The federal government has started installing National Broadband Network (NBN) fibre optic cable into the Western Sydney suburb of Penrith in an effort boost business and employment in the area. The rollout of the NBN in Penrith is the latest in the federal government’s nationwide project to install fibre optic cables underground […]

Council makes the most of the rain

Penrith City has been harvesting stormwater runoff and using it to water sporting fields and flush toilets.   Deputy mayor Jim Aitken said the initiatives have saved council and the community tens of thousands of dollars and millions of litres of drinking water each year.   “Penrith City is doing its part to help secure […]

Green light given for four projects in Penrith

Penrith City Council was buoyant over the approval of four projects worth an estimated $43 million for the city.   The projects were approved by the New South Wales Government’s Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP).   The JRPP makes decisions on regionally significant developments, including any worth more than $10 million, after receiving recommendations from […]


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