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Lower Mountains Edition Issue 58

Aug 2011

Delivered monthly to Emu Plains, Emu Heights, Leonay, Lapstone, Glenbrook & Blaxland

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BREATHING SPACE FOR RATE PAYERS AS DEPUTY MAYOR TACKLES ISSUE HEAD ON Deputy Mayor Mark Greenhill has successfully moved a resolution at Council in the last few weeks that replaced a proposal which would have seen rates in towns from Warrimoo down to Lapstone increase.

“My great concern was that the proposed process was too quick and that most residents were not aware it was happening.

“It’s always a wonderful Spring day to be out and about with great crowds” said Diane from Blue Dragon Books, “We have two streets of over 100 stalls and live entertainment and rides in Glenbrook Park”

Cr Greenhill said, “There are inequities that need to be fixed in our rating structure. There are people in places like Lawson and Springwood who need to have their rates fixed. But I do not support jacking rates up across the whole of the lower mountains when there does not seem to be a justification for it.”

“So for next year rates will remain as they are. “

“I also think it is fair to give people breathing space...” “I also think it is fair to give people breathing space. After all, they have only just paid a special rate variation and there is the State Government imposed rate pegging to contend with.

Organisers are looking for stallholders and performers or groups wanting to showcase their creative efforts and talents. In the past there have been local school bands, dance groups and solo performers so if you are a business or performer looking for someplace to tune up your stagecraft and get some exposure – this could be your chance!

“My resolution will deal with the rating inequalities starting with a review that progressively fixes these issues over the next two years.”

“Increasing peoples’ rates at a time when there is a recommendation by officers at Council to give the lower mountains less new capital spending than is proposed for a single dunny block in Blackheath is outrageous and I won’t cop it.”

“My resolution will deal with the rating inequalities starting with a review that progressively fixes these issues over the next two years. “The first report back to Council will be in December this year and as inequalities arise, we will fix them.

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GLENBROOK FESTIVAL PUT YOUR HAND UP Glenbrook Chamber of commerce is startng to get organized for their 29th Spring Fair which will be held on Saturday 12th November 2012 in Glenbrook.

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Six Exchange Students from Japan visit the Inn The Nepean District Historical Society played host to six exchange students from Penrith’s sister city, Fujieda, last week. The students, staying with host families on a three week visit to Penrith, were given a tour of the inn and enjoyed playing old fashioned games. In the barn they made the acquaintance of Taninnbeer and the Bushells Wagon. For more information contact Diana Tuckwell. dtuckwell@ penrithcity.nsw.gov.au or 4732 7669

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NEPEAN / BLUE MOUNTAINS PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP. Japanese exchange students visit the Inn. The next meeting of the Nepean / Blue Mountains Prostate Cancer Support Group will be held at 6.30pm on Monday the 15th August in Lecture Room 1, Learning & Development Unit, now located in the SWAHS 2 building Nepean Public Blue Mountains Cancer Help and Blue Mountains Palliative Support Service are co- hosting a free community event for Hospital. Grief Awareness week “Getting on with Grief”

“Getting on with Grief”

Our guest speaker is Ann Sargent, CNC, Continence, Lem- The aim for the day is to bring together people in the Blue ongrove Unit, Kingswood who will speak on “Regaining con- Mountains, who are experiencing grief, including carers tinence following treatment for prostate cancer”. and friends providing support. We also hope to increase community awareness about the normal process of grief All meetings are available to males and their partners who and provide current information, support and techniques to express grief. are seeking information on this cancer, and who live in the Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury and Penrith are“Getting on with Grief” will be held at Wentworth Falls as. Come along and experience the caring and benefits of- School of arts on Saturday 27th of August from 10.30am fered by our Support Group whose motto is YOU ARE NOT – 4.00pm. ALONE. Enquiries: Visit our website www.prostatesupport. We are excited to have Dr Roger Cole ( author, oncologist org.au or Alan Moran, President 4730-3122 and palliative care physician) as our guest speaker as well as workshops by qualified practitioners on Art Therapy, Music WINTER WEEDS WORKSHOP Therapy and Medical Qi Gong. Saturday 13 August There will be a discussion panel in the afternoon as well 11.30 am to 1.30pm as an information table and lucky door prizes. A light lunch Venue: Advised on payment supplied by the Rotary Club of Upper Blue Mountains Sunrise Cost: $10 Slow Food Members $12.50 Non-Members will be available for purchase on the day. Bookings Essential : 47827376 or E: cloudlands@iinet.net.au A workshop on the ‘wildside’ with an emphasis on food For any further information please contact security, identification of edible ‘weeds’ and great food using Katrina at Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre on 47592592 or email on katrina@mmnc.org.au some of these ‘weeds’ as ingredients. Susan Girard will give a presentation on weeds of the Blue This event is not limited to residents in the mid mountains. Mountains , followed by a discussion on ‘wonder weeds’ Chickweed and Dock, commonly-found in our gardens. Taste-testing of some foods featuring these weeds will

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When We Have Wings Book Review by Janet Cahill I love to curl up on a cold winter’s day with a good book and escape into the world of fiction, and this book fully satisfied that need. Written by a local Blue Mountains author, Claire Corbett’s debut novel When We

Have Wings ‘is set in a world divided into fliers and non-fliers and asks how far would you go and how much would you sacrifice to be able to fly? ‘. In telling this story, Corbett takes us into the future and introduces us to Zeke Fowler, a non-flyer private investigator who unfolds to the reader the sad, and beautiful tale of the central heroine, Peri Almond. Peri is a young girl who refuses to be trapped into poverty, and naively accepts terms for attaining her wings to become a flier that will put her life in danger. She matures quickly as she deals with murder, betrayal, and finally finding that love and freedom are to be cherished and protected. Corbett has written with such detail that we can easily visualise the world of Peri and Zeke and grasp the technology and

READ THE FIRST CHAPTER AT www.clairecorbett.com/

MULTISPORT RACE SET FOR 2012 Mountain Sports has announced a new challenge for fitness enthusiasts in 2012. The Nepean Odyssey, a race which will challenge participants in 3 disiplines will start and finish in Euroka and include both individuals and teams. The course consists of a 41km mountain bike ride, an 18km kayak and a 19km trail run. There is prizemoney for the winning female and male and more details can be found at www.mountainsports.com.au

Running series set for big second season. Not for profit association, Running Wild will launch its second season of trail running events in the Blue Mountains area on Sunday September 25th 2011. The first race of the season will be held in the Blue Mountains National Park in Glenbrook with a 15km run to Mt Portal Lookout and back. The Inaugural season attracted in excess of 850 runners throughout the 9 event series and the association is confident these numbers will increase in the second year. “it is our goal to bring the wonders of trail running to the masses while keeping the events low key and environmentally friendly” said Rod Cutler, association Vice President. “In the first season we had races on trails that had never had races before and we are looking to continue the trend this season” The Running Wild season runs from September through until April and all races are on the website. Anyone is welcome to come and enter a race, you dont have to be a member. www.runningwildnsw. The Echo (Emu Plains to Blaxland)

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landscapes of the future. It is a story that looks at social issues and in this case, how fliers dominate society when they can abuse their position of power through wealth, politics and religion. The ethical and moral questions of genetic engineering are raised, as is the dilemma that any parent faces in ensuring the best for their children. And in dealing with these issues, perhaps Corbett asks the reader to consider would we, could we, consider a time when we have wings ? Published by Allen & Unwin, When We Have Wings is available from Megalong Books, Leura. Read the first Chapter here: www.clairecorbett.com/


Planning for Retirement Getting smart about retirement and optimising your available superannuation is easy when you know how. This is what a financial planner can help you with. If you are nearing retirement and want to maximise your retirement potential - planning is better than pondering.... Adam Mondy from Mondy Walpole financial services gives some examples below of how you can use what you have in a smarter way to create more for when it matters. Adam is also offering a complimentry Transition to Retirement analysis to Echo readers on mention of this article. With a little bit of planning John saved an additional $76,000. John at 55 …… John, aged 55, was earning $80 000 a year with a current superannuation balance of $100,000 and should retire with approx $274,000 in super. With the help of a Transition to Retirement plan, John’s final super balance would be $350 000.

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DO YOU HAVE AN ENDANGERED FOREST ON YOUR PROPERTY? In 2011, International Year of the Forest, take a moment to explore the magnificent environment in which you live - you may discover a highly significant area of local natural heritage right at your backdoor. In the Blue Mountains, we are fortunate to live in an area rich with diverse forests.Some of these, like the Sun Valley Cabbage Gum Forest and Blue Mountains Shale Cap Forests in Springwood, are unique to the Blue Mountains – they occur nowhere else in the world.

That’s an increase of $76 000 over a ten year period. This strategy is tailored to each individual person and has many advantages. “The key in this example” said Adam, “is that John is not taking any extra risk with his money - his super is in the “Growth” portfolio and would stay in that portfolio, he can rollback and stop this process at any stage and it is was relatively inexpensive to set up” Adam continues “On top of this John maintains exactly the same take home income he had before the strategy.” Once John turns 60 the benefits of this strategy are even greater, as nearly all of the superannuation is in a tax free environment.

The Lower Blue Mountains in particular is home to many of our rare and endangered forests. Listed as endangered ecological communities, these forests are protected under the Threatened Species Conservation Act (1995) for fear of becoming extinct. These include the Sydney Turpentine Ironbark Forest, Shale Sandstone Transition Forest, and Blue Gum Riverflat Forest. In the early years of European settlement, bushland was heavily cleared for farming and timber. In the years that followed, the growth of agriculture and residentialdevelopment in the Blue Mountains caused yet more of the forests to be felled. Today, little remains of these original forests. Rich in biodiversity and home to rareanimal and plant species, these towering forests are a precious part of our natural heritage in the Blue Mountains. In coming months, Blue Mountains City Council will host a series of Endangered Forest Workshops to inspire and assist residents to discover more about the rare and threatened forests in the Lower Blue Mountains. Details will be available soon. In the meantime, check out whether you have a rare forest on your property. Go to: http://www.bmcc.nsw.gov.au/ and click on the Interactive Map link on the home page.

Please note- This information is of a general education nature and should not be acted on. Individual financial circumstances vary and a tailored solution, specific for your financial situation, should be developed in consultation with your financial planner.

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Pupcake Recipe Animals should not eat cupcakes unless they are specially made with safe, animal friendly ingredients. Chocolate is especially toxic to many animals! Remember, Pupcakes are special treats and shouldn’t be fed to your dog regularly! This recipe makes around Pupcakes. Ingredients 2 ¾ cups water ¼ cup unsweetened apple sauce ¼ cup oats 4 cups wholemeal flour 1 cup fresh diced apple 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 cage free egg, beaten slightly 4 tablespoons honey

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Method Preheat oven to 175 degrees Celsius. Spray muffin tins with cooking oil. Mix all wet ingredients thoroughly. Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients slowly and mix well. Pour into muffin tins and bake for 25-30 minutes. Once the Pupcakes have cooled, you can ice the Pupcakes with smooth peanut butter.

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CUP CAKE DAY FOR THE RSPCA RSPCA CupCake Day will be held on on Monday 15th August 2011. Cupcake Day is a great way to raise awareness and money for the RSPCA. Orchard Hills Veterinary Hospital will be hosting a cupcake day on Monday 15th August 2011 between 9am-7pm. Pop in to enjoy a cupcake (or two!) and even a ‘pupcake’ for your beloved pet. We have made ‘pupcakes’ which are dog friendly and do not contain any chocolate which is toxic to dogs. If you are unable to make it here on the day, then you can still contribute to the RSPCA via an online donation. Follow the link below and make a donation under Orchard Hills Veterinary Hospital. http://www.fundraise.rspc a c u p c a k e d a y . c o m . a u / orchard_hills__veterinary_hospital


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Plumber Drainer Gasfitter 24 Hours—7 Days Bathroom Renovations Extensions Maintenance Blocked Drains Hot Water Broken Pipes

For friendly & reliable service contact Simon Parnell on 0410 421 573 www.theecho.net.au

POOL SERVICES Lic No 105354C

NEED HELP WITH YOUR POOL?

NEPEAN POOL CARE

4773-9977 Mob 0408 96 95 93 ● We supply all your pool needs ●We recover green pools ●Install & repair solar heating ● Supply and maintain pumps, filters, cleaners ● Clean pools on regular or casual basis

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Western Western Sydney Sydney Pool Services Pool Services

“We treat your pets like our own”

133 Russell St, Emu Plains

on Specials Pumps, Filters, Chlorinators Pumps, Filters, Chlorinators NEW RANGE of & Pool Cleaners Pool Cleaners Whole New Spa Range and much more. Open 7 days SPRING INTO SUMMER

• Mon to Fri: 9am - 5pm SPECIALS!!! • Sat: 9am - 2pm • Sun: 9am -1pm SAVE ON WATER!

25% of profit donated to Premier’s Flood Relief fund

4735 5322

5322

Four Seasons Pool Heating SPECIALISING IN SOLAR

1300 650 806 Factory/Showroom

Unit 2/17 Pullman Place, Emu Plains * New Systems * Insurance Work

Highlander Scrap Metal & Recycling • Fridges • Cookers • Washers • Metal items inc TVs, computers, cables and car batteries

water saving products 4773 9005 (after hours)

4735 SPAS

SCRAP METAL

Scrap Metal Wanted For Recycling

1Come 32 Russell St, Emu Plains in and see the new Business hours: Mon-FriPOOLS 9am-5pm& Sat 9am-2pm

VET

SCAFFOLDING

POOL SERVICES

* Service & Repairs * Free Quotes

POOLS & SPAS

Graham Stapleton 0419 018 909

• Full service Hospital • Puppy training classes • Cat boarding facilities • House calls available • Catering for all companion animals • Special interest in birds

1 Station Street

All removed Free from your home or business Please phone Trevor 0468 575 934 Email smurthwai8@aol.com

EMU PLAINS 4735 3268

SCRAP METAL

VIDEOS TO DVD

JJ’s SCRAP

SCRAP METAL REMOVALIST

We pick up & remove all types of metal at your convenience: • All Scrap Metal • Cars/Car Parts/Batteries • All Whitegoods • All Electrical Appliances • Swing Sets/Bikes etc.

Free Pick-up Anywhere Any Time

Phone 4721 1937 or 0415 989 421 or 0434 397 211

www.railwayrowvets.com.au

PRESERVE YOUR PRECIOUS MEMORIES

VHS/tapes, photographs/slides, memorial tributes to professionally edited DVD movies

Ph: 4753 7761

Email denton53@optusnet.com.au

www.blackdogmemories.com.au

SMASH REPAIRS

WASHER REPAIRS

Washers, Dryers & Dishwashers

15 SMITH S TREE T, EMU PLA INS PHONE: 4735 4811

• Swimming pool maintenance & inspecNew Roofs, tionsRe-roof, Roof Restoration, Repairs, ROOFING Re-ridging, Extensions, Accredited Pink Batt Specialist

License N: 86216C

Lic No 86216C Supply a nd fit fascia & (New & Old) guttering • New roofs

Phone Greg • Roof repairs & restoration 0418 446 590, 4773 8634 • Supply & fit fascia & guttering • Bonded asbestos removal • Supply & fit insulation License No. 63551C

Phone Greg 0418 446 590 or 4773 8634

INS URANCE AND PRIVA TE WORK

TILING

E&M Tiling

• DISHWASHERS • INSURANCE CLAIMS • PENSIONER CONCESSIONS

TILING

YOGA

Licence No. R97930

All aspects of tiling, bathroom renovations, repair work

RUBBISH REMOVAL

TILT TRAY

Simply the best BINS

PRO-TILT TILT TRAY SERVICE Local and Country Work 13.5 Tonne Capacity • Earthmoving Equipment • Containers • Site Sheds • Caravans

7 days pick up and delivery

Free call

1 800 50 2468 The Echo (Emu Plains to Blaxland)

0417 657 410

Silver Service Tiling

Shane - 0418 439 992 a/h 4774 2511

2m³- 6m³

4773 8242

All Wall & Floor Tiling 20+ years experience 4732 4298 or 0418 250 293

www.completeroofing.com.au Simply the best BI NS

Family Business Est 40 Years

Call Nathan on 0419 439 668 or email protilt@msn.com www.theecho.net.au

Yoga

classes

For adults, seniors, teens and kids

Suzanne Ellis - Ph 0413 923 791 www.blaxlandyoga.blogspot.com ** Mention this ad for a free class **

YOGA Nurture your mind, body and soul with Hatha All ages and levels See current timetable online at

www.yogaembrace.com.au or call Tracey on 0419 292 420

First class is free!

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Community Noticeboard Arthritis Foundation Meeting 2nd Wed monthly 9.30am. CWA Hall Tindale St, Penrith Glenbrook Historical Society 3rd Wednesday each month Glenbrook Girl Guide Hut 1.30pm Ph: 4751 3275 Lions Club of Winmalee

Glenbrook Toastmasters 2nd & 4th Wednesday monthly Glenbrook Guide Hall 7.30pm P: 0408 692 770

Carpet Bowls Friday 1pm - 4pm St Finbars Church Hall Glenbrook. Sing Australia - Penrith Wednesday Nights 7.30pm P: Doreen 4721 2841

Emu Plains Lions Club 1st & 3rd Wednesday of month Leonay Sports & Rec club 7.30pm P: 4736 4408

Nepean Valley Physical Culture Wednesdays from 4pm Melrose Hall, Emu Plains E: nvpcc@optusnet.com.au

2nd and 4th Wed monthly Springwood Sports Club 7.30pm for 8pm P 4739 2808

Lower Blue Mtns Mens Shed 2nd Tuesday & 4th Saturday 19 Calver Ave, Mt Riverview 9am - 12pm P: 4751 6819

PROBUS Glenbrook/Blaxland 3rd Friday each month 10am - 12noon Glenbrook Uniting Church

BM Photography Group 2nd & 4th Monday monthly Presbyterian Church Annex S’wood p: 4739 6198 www.bmpg.com.au

NSW Knitters Guild - Blaxland 3rd Saturday monthly 1.30pm Community Centre - Hope st.

Playgroup - the Mighty Mights Tuesdays - 10am - 12noon Emu Heights Community Centre P: Vanessa 0414 581 513

Evening VIEW Club 3rd Monday of each month. P: Veronica on 0410 553 272

Bridge Club Wednesday Nights @ 6.30pm St Finbars Church Hall Glenbrook. p: 4735 6048

Servicing Lapstone to Springwood

BM & Pnth Dist Orchid Society 4th Friday monthly P: 4739 3502 8pm Melrose Hall Emu Plains

Rose Society 1st Sat Monthly @ 10am Jamisontown Public School P: Glynis 4735 1730 Wascoe Siding Miniature Railway 1st Sunday of the month 10am http://infobluemountains.net.au/rail/ wascoe Zonta Club of Nepean Valley 1st Tuesday month @ 6.30pm Nepean Shores P: 4739 5696 U3A Nepean/Blue Mtns Ongoing Events/Courses P: 4722 3405

Playgroup Emu Heights Little Rebels Emu Heights Neighbourhood Centre 9.30-11.30am Thurs P:0419 611 320

Lower Mountains Garden Club 2nd Thursday Monthly 10am P: 4751 4797

Emu Plains Auto Electrical Specialists in:

• Automotive Air Conditioning (ARC#: AU13315) • Century Batteries • GME UHF & CB Radios “Win a dinner or • Vehicle Entertainment lunch voucher to Jimmy’s Steakhouse” • Vehicle Security • Reversing Cameras & Sensors • Exchange Starter Motors & Alternators • Carman Scan tool Diagnosis

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• Catering for 2-6 year old children • Situated in quiet and safe street • Preschool and School Readiness specialty program • Qualified Early Childhood Staff • Operational hours 8am till 4pm • Large outdoor play area with new play equipment 8 Tabor Street, Glenbrook NSW 2773

Ph: 47391008 The Echo (Emu Plains to Blaxland)

0408 303243

• Latest Diagnostic Testing Equipment • Rego Checks of Light & Heavy Vehicles • New Car Servicing (Warranty Protected) • Qualified Service Engineers • Fleet Maintenance • Fuel Injection Service • Brake & Clutch Overhauls • Synthetic Mobil Lubricants Used • Electronic Tuning

Ask about our Seniors Discount

Truck Servicing Saturday By Appointment

13 Railway St Only 100m from Emu Plains Station!

Fax: 47391109

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4735 2438

www.theecho.net.au

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