Category Archives: Outer Western Sydney News

A heatwave is coming – tips for keeping cool in outer western Sydney

Posted by Terry Hansen on January 22nd, 2021 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments
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It’s predicted to be a scorching hot Australia Day long weekend for most of Sydney, with temperatures expected to reach up to 40 degrees Celsius in the west through Sunday and Monday. While 40 degrees won’t be record-breaking for the region, the upcoming heatwave may come as a shock to many after the relatively mild […]

Have your say on new plans for Tench Reserve

Posted by Terry Hansen on January 20th, 2021 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments
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Penrith’s Tench Reserve is set to get a whole lot better, thanks to a state government program aimed at creating better access to high-quality open space areas across Great Sydney.  The NSW Government Parks for People program is investing $10 million into the reserve, with plans to improve the open space and create more opportunities […]

Penrith’s parks are getting cooler

Posted by Terry Hansen on January 8th, 2021 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments
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You may have noticed that your local park is a little cooler than it used to be thanks to the roll out of new shade sails at several parks across Penrith. Ninety play spaces across the city have been earmarked as requiring additional shade to enhance the experience for adults and children using the space while beating the […]

Development applications in outer western Sydney go digital

Posted by Terry Hansen on January 4th, 2021 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments
home buying

Those looking to lodge a development application (DA) to build or renovate in outer western Sydney can now do so from the comfort of their own home, with the process now being available online through the NSW Planning Portal. Both Blacktown and Penrith Councils, along with selected councils across Greater Sydney and major regional centres […]

What to do with your post-Christmas rubbish in Penrith

Posted by Terry Hansen on December 28th, 2020 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments
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Now that the Christmas festivities are behind us it’s time to start clearing away everything that’s been left behind, from packaging and wrapping paper, to food scraps and trees. If all of the rubbish leftover from Christmas is a little overwhelming then you may want to make use of one of the additional waste services […]

Regatta Park’s final design revealed

Posted by Terry Hansen on December 24th, 2020 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments
Penrith Regatta Park

Plans for the $24 million upgrade for the Nepean River’s Regatta Park have now been finalised, unveiling a new focal point for nature, leisure and recreation in Western Sydney. The new and improved park will feature two new playgrounds, an accessible pathway to the river foreshore, over-water viewing platforms, a kiosk with outdoor dining areas, […]

When will COVID leasing guidelines for commercial businesses expire?

Posted by Terry Hansen on December 21st, 2020 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments
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When Australia shutdown at the start of this year a number of new rules and guidelines were brought in to help everyone navigate their way through the crisis. One of these was the National Cabinet Mandatory Code of Conduct – SME Leasing Principles During COVID-19 (“the Code”), which was released back in April to create […]

4 ways to get into the Christmas spirit in St Marys

Posted by Terry Hansen on December 18th, 2020 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments
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After the rollercoaster of a year we’ve all had we deserve to take the time for a bit of indulgence and to enjoy the company of family and friends. There’s no better way to do just that then to head out to St Marys Town Centre where you can take in the decorated shopfronts, spend […]

How trees will help cool down Penrith

Posted by Terry Hansen on December 11th, 2020 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments
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More trees are to be planted across Penrith in a bid to tackle the region’s soaring hot temperatures. The state government has announced that it will be providing a grant of more than $1 million to Penrith as part of its Greening Our City program. This will be used to help implement Penrith Council’s ‘Cooling […]

Time’s running out to have a say on Western Sydney Airport Metro Project

Posted by Terry Hansen on November 27th, 2020 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments
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The community is currently invited to provide feedback on the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport’s Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), which is on exhibition until Wednesday 2 December. The EIS provides a detailed picture of what the 23km rail line that will connect St Marys to the new Western Sydney Airport will look like. Six […]

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