It’s a sad day for Western Sydney… six of their local new papers will be stopped as part of a restructure of Fairfax Media's Australian Community Media company.
We will see six newspapers ending after the new year, including the Parramatta-Holroyd Sun, Blacktown Sun, St Marys-Mt Druitt Star, Penrith City Gazette, Hills News and Rouse Hill Courier.
Sadly, this means this that around 11 full-time workers will be losing their positions.
ACM Director John Angilley said in a statement yesterday, "We look forward to continuing to serve our north-west Sydney audience through a new publication.”
Adding, "We are intensely proud of our current suburban mastheads; however we could not ignore the commercial realities of operating these titles and need to embrace a new and more commercially sustainable approach to delivering our journalism in the city's northwest into the longer term.”
"Our priority in the next few weeks is to consult with our staff to ensure everyone understands the proposal and has the opportunity to provide feedback."
It is believed the new magazine will be launched in early 2018.