Western Sydney Express - April 2024

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LOCAL BUSINESS AWARDS FINALISTS YOUNG WOMEN LEADING THE WAY

DAM FULL AFTER THE RAIN

TECH SCHOOL

College builds a new learning hub

AUSTRALIAN Christian College (ACC) Marsden Park, a rapidly growing provider of quality schooling, has opened two new buildings, a move that will accommodate the school’s incredible enrolment growth and its new tech learning hub. The school has tripled in just five years, having 667 students in 2019 and kicking off the 2024 school year with over 2,000 students enrolled. The school offers both on-campus and online education with both learning options growing strongly. Principal Brendan Corr welcomed guests to the opening, including Minister for Education and Early Learning, Prue Car; Blacktown City Council members; Board members; staff, students, and their families. Ms Car addressed the attendees and unveiled two plaques dedicating the buildings before cutting a ribbon marking their official opening. The new three-storey high-tech learning hub is fitted out with a range of 21st century learning facilities, while the Secondary building will accommodate over 650 students. Both are welcome additions to the community and will continue to ensure that students are well known, well-loved and well taught. More page 2.

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Tech school meets parent demand The new way to learn

AUSTRALIAN Christian College (ACC) Marsden Park, a rapidly growing provider of quality schooling, has opened two new buildings, a move that will accommodate the school’s incredible enrolment growth and new tech learning hub.

The school has tripled in just five years, having 667 students in 2019 and kicking off the 2024 school year with over 2,000 students enrolled. The school offers both on-campus and online education with both learning options growing strongly.

Principal Brendan Corr welcomed guests to the opening, including Minister for Education and Early Learning, Prue Car; Blacktown City Council members; Board members; staff, students, and their families. Ms Car addressed the attendees and unveiled two plaques dedicating the buildings before cutting a ribbon marking their official opening.

The new three-storey high-tech learning hub is fitted out with a range of 21st century learning facilities, while the Secondary building will accommodate over 650 students. Both are welcome additions to the community and will continue to ensure that students are well known, well-loved and well taught.

The buildings were supported by the Building Grants Assistance Scheme (BGAS), a program funded by the NSW

Government and administered by the AISNSW Block Grants Authority.

“These new facilities put us in an ideal position as educators to prepare our students for the rapidly changing workforce they will enter. They’ll have access to a teaching environment that will engage, challenge and delight them,” said Mr Corr.

About Australian Christian College

The opening of the new building comes at a time when the world of education is continuing to embrace innovative teaching methodologies and further integrating technology into the classroom.

McCrindle Research in 2019 surveyed parents in the Greater Western Sydney area and the overwhelming majority (73 percent) are

The Australian Christian College Group is a network of 13 Christian Schools in five states. The schools are inspired by a common vision and values yet deliver an educational experience which accounts for their respective local contexts. Some ACC schools have both on campus and online students. In fact, the ACC Group is the largest provider of non-government, online distance education in Australia.

ACC is committed to transforming young people spiritually, academically and emotionally for lives of significance and service. Striving to educate students who act compassionately and graciously yet think deeply and biblically.

ACC students are continually challenged but unconditionally loved. Their students have teachers who notice them, ask about their interests, listen to them, laugh with them and believe in them. Their students are well known, well-loved and well taught by teachers who want the very best for them.

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looking for the integration of technology and critical thinking skills into their child’s education. Based on this research, the high-tech hub was designed with STEM learning facilities including virtual reality suites, multiple video editing rooms with green screens, film and photography studios, podcast booths, Mac labs and a lecture theatre.

“I am honoured to be opening the new high-tech learning hub at the Australian Christian College Marsden Park which continues to play an important role in the community as a leading educator. It is great to see this level of investment in education in our wonderful community,” Minister for Education and Early Learning, Prue Car said.

“We’re thankful to the State Government for the funding assistance to provide our school community with these campus enhancements,” concluded Mr Corr. Students will have access to the buildings immediately, getting their hands on high-tech equipment and brand new classrooms with the support and oversight of fulltime industry professionals.”

Australian Christian College Marsden Park is a K-12, co-educational, Christian school offering both on-campus learning and distance education pathways.

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What a girl scout means to Kaysanne Young women leading the way

AS an eight-year-old Joey troop member of Scouts NSW, Kaysanne Lockman is treading on her mum Adele’s footsteps who learnt many life skills early on as a young woman.

This Merrylands’ primary school student was among youngsters this masthead met on International Women’s Day celebration last March 8. Kaysanne might be so young to articulate the broader significance of celebrating IWD with Scouts NSW and her mum, but she could confidently speak why scouting was her top choice for an after school and holiday activity.

“I love having Mum do Scouts with me. She is always there helping my leaders and doing activities with me,” Kaysanne said.

“I also love making new friends, you can learn what boys like to do and what girls like and I can have friends that are both boys and girls.

“I also get to do lots of activities with the Venturer Scouts with Mum. She is very enthusiastic. I like the activities that are run, such as hiking, which is fun, and I’ve been caving too.”

Since joining the Joey troop in the Parramatta area, Adele said, her daughter has grown into “a caring and

adventurous girl” who also learnt how to properly knot ropes with her little hands when they are out camping and setting up a tent.

“It’s not simply learning how to tie a knot like people think. This is a skill that’s helpful for construction when they help build things in the future,” Adele said.

Scouting is focused on youngsters being taught skills they can use at every stage in life they are in, Adele said, because “every aspect they learn develops them as a person who can go and be anything, which is awesome.”

For example, Adele said she is raising Kaysanne “doing not just glamorous things girls usually do but also to get hands on through Scouting.”

“Participating in a range of outdoor

adventure activities, including hiking, caving, canyoning, abseiling, whitewater rafting, and controlled capsizing and more really involve getting your hands dirty and experiencing nature in its truest form,” Adele said.

Adele was turning 14 when she joined her older brothers in Scouting NSW in 2000, enrolled in the Venturers’ troop for boys and girls in the 14 to 17 age group.

Her experience as a girl scout led her forging lasting friendships with other females “who got me” which was important to have older women role models to look up to.

Kaysanne will soon be moving up to the Cubs troop for ages eight to 11 discovering other ways of learning and having fun away from computer and schoolwork and onto real life outdoor adventures with her peers.

The Rovers are the oldest members from ages 18 to 25 before they are chosen to become scout leaders.

Scouts NSW is recruiting more young people, as young as five and up to age 25 and currently enrolled at schools, to join the various age groups and take part in a variety of outdoor activities and jamborees.

For more details on how to join, visit https:// nsw.scouts.com.au/about/about-us/.

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Kaysanne Lockman with her mum Adele Lockman in their Scouts NSW uniform, scarf and badge. Adele Lockman as a 14-year-old Venturer troop member in 2000.

Red belly snake sightings in West Experts urge family vigilance

IF you live in Parramatta, Granville, Auburn, Guildford, Rouse Hill and Merrylands, keep your eyes peeled for red belly snakes, reptile experts have warned.

Reports recently surged on sightings and removals of red belly snakes in gardens of homeowners, including public places, in those areas.

Urban Reptile Removal specialist Chris Williams, pictured with the red belly snake caught in a family’s private backyard in Granville, said the families have been fearing the snakes they’ve seen around their yards.

The snakes have lingered in the backyards as summer season breaks into autumn, and attracted by the presence of frogs and lizards, Mr Williams said.

“In a most recent incident, a very nervous resident in

Dixmude Street in Granville contacted us after discovering the largest red-bellied black snake of the season in their garden,” Mr Williams said.

“The owners were really worried. The snake had been living in their yard for quite some time attracted by the garden’s frogs and Blue-Tongue Lizards which are prey for these snakes.”

The removal process was not easy with Mr. Williams spending an hour searching for the snake before stalking it for at least 15 minutes until he was able to catch it.

“The streets near Duck Creek, between Auburn and Granville often have snakes showing up,” Mr Williams said.

Increased snake activities were reported in Guilford, Rouse Hill and Merrylands.

Mr Williams has advised the homeowners not to confront the snakes.

“People’s first instinct is

often to scare the animal away, but this doesn’t solve the problem, it just relocates,” he said.

“Red-bellied black snakes are particularly dangerous to dogs with around five dogs reported killed each week by these snakes. It is a huge issue that dog owners are unaware of.”

Most callouts for the red belly snakes include public places such as children’s play areas, swimming pools, and industrial facilities.

“The venom of these young snakes is just as potent as that of the adults, although they produce less of it.”

Pet owners, especially those with dogs to exercise caution.

“It is unlikely that a juvenile red belly snake would be able to penetrate the skin through the dog’s fur, however bites to the tongue, mouth and gums may prove to be potentially fatal.

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Warragamba Dam full after the rain

Residents head to recovery centres

GREATER Sydney region’s water reservoir Warragamba Dam remains at peak 100 percent on its gauge days after recent heavy rainfall.

Water NSW said the volume of floodwater offloaded from the dam whose catchment received 158.4 mm of rainfall over two days equaled to half the amount of Sydney Harbour.

On Monday, the agency said the spill rate from Warragamba Dam that supplies 80 percent of drinking water across Greater Sydney’s 5.4 million households has been reduced to 19 gigalitres per day and decreasing further as water catchments become steady.

This update comes as impacted residents and businesses along the Nepean and Hawkesbury Rivers return to their properties with the NSW and Federal government agencies jointly opening Recovery Centres to assist them.

In the Macquarie electorate covering the Hawkesbury, MP Susan Templeman has pressed for urgent recovery assistance for households, farmers, and businesses on the floodplains in Richmond and Windsor.

“I’ve already signaled they’ll need substantial help for turf, farm and vegetable producers whose properties are still underwater,” Ms Templeman said.

NSW climate minister Penny Sharpe has lifted the waste levy on impacted residents who are disposing wastes and debris generated on their properties due to the recent flood.

“I welcome the announcement from the state government that they have lifted the waste levy fee for the Hawkesbury to assist in flood recovery,” Ms Templeman said.

“This will help ease the financial burden of the clean-up and will ensure the disposal of water damaged items is done in a safe and responsible way.”

NSW State Emergency Services as-

sistant commissioner Dallas Burnes said their current focus is on transition to flood recovery resupplying the remaining isolated communities and finalising damage assessments.

“As we transition to recovery, our volunteers are out in the community undertaking damage assessments and supporting community members with clean-up activities,” Mr Burnes said.

SES volunteers are undertaking damage assessments in Sackville, Ebenezer, Pitt Town and Colo whose residents ordered to evacuate over the weekend.

Despite sunny days back on the

horizon, Mr Burnes said those impacted households must conduct their recoveries with caution.

“Damage to roads and buildings caused by flooding may still exist in your area. Be aware of road hazards including mud and debris and take care as local roads could still have water over them. Check in on your neighbours, animals and livestock if safe to do so,” he said.

From Thursday, April 11 to Saturday, April 13, Recovery Centres are open for eligible residents and businesses whose properties were damaged by the recent flooding event across Western Sydney.

The multi-agency centres provide access to urgent support services through representatives from Service NSW, NSW Reconstruction Authority, Hawkesbury City Council and NSW Legal Aid.

Head to the Windsor Function Centre Recovery Centre, at 7 Dight St, Windsor or if unable to attend, phone customer care specialists on 13 77 88.

“It is important that affected residents in the region get back on their feet as quickly as possible, which is why we’re working quickly to make sure people can access funding and find support they need at our Recovery Centre,” NSW Reconstruction Authority chief executive officer Mal Lanyon said.

“This is a challenging time for communities in the Hawkesbury, who are no strangers to natural disaster.”

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Warragamba Dam gates were opened on Saturday, 6 April 2024 after heavy rainfall up to 158.4 mm from Friday, 5 April 2024. Photo by WaterNSW media.

Speedway returns to Eastern Creek

SPEEDWAY racing made a welcome and long overdue return to Sydney last night with an exciting relaunch event taking place at Sydney International Speedway at Eastern Creek.

The event was a success with over 3000 spectators in attendance to enjoy an exciting night of racing.

Fans were able to watch their heroes driving Fender Benders, Late Models and Sprint Cars on the newly reprofiled track that allowed the drivers to show off their skills.

Spectators enjoyed improved facilities and experienced many exciting finishes over the course of the night.

Families were also able to ‘meet and greet’ their heroes before and after the racing, adding to the fan experience.

The evening also saw a number of Speedway legends attend including Sid Hopping, Dick Briton and Steve Brazier. Speedway racing in Sydney has suffered when the previous government closed the Parramatta Speedway but failed to successfully re-open the track at its new Eastern Creek location.

The racing action will continue in the coming weeks with further events scheduled for Saturday 20 April, Saturday 11 May and Saturday 25 May.

Minister for Planning and Public Spaces, Paul Scully said: “The NSW Government promised to bring world-class Speedway back to Sydney and last night was the start of delivering on that promise.

“Speedway fans were able to experience the new, improved venue and we were treated to some world-class, competitive racing. This ends years of frustration for Sydney speedway drivers and fans alike who were left with no track to race on when the previous government closed the Parramatta Speedway and didn’t successfully open the new $100 million track built at Eastern Creek. I am pleased that their frustration is finally over.

“Fans can now look forward to more exciting nights of Speedway in the coming weeks, in what we believe is the number one Speedway venue in Australia.”

TExtra police resources in West

HE NSW Government welcomes the immediate action from the NSW Police Force to stand up Strike Force Dribs and direct extra police resources to Western Sydney following Monday night’s violence in Wakeley.

Strike Force Dribs is tasked with increasing the police presence in the area to reassure the community and keep them safe.

More than 70 additional police officers across general duties and specialist commands are on the streets, conducting high-visibility patrols to maintain community safety. Those patrols began last night.

In addition, 32 investigators

Tare working under Strike Force Dribs to investigate the public order incident outside the Church that night, during which projectiles were thrown at police, officers were injured, police vehicles were damaged and property stolen.

These investigators are collating evidence including mobile phone and CCTV vision with the aim of identifying, arresting, charging and bringing those responsible before the courts.

Any witnesses and anyone with mobile phone vision who has not yet spoken to police, should call police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Minister for Police and

Counter-terrorism Yasmin Catley said: “Everyone has the right to go about their daily lives and practice their faith free from violence or intimidation.

“These extra boots on the ground will help provide calm and safety at a time when it’s needed most.

“Over the past four days, we’ve seen the best of the best from the NSW Police Force. These officers run towards danger and put their lives on the line to protect the community. I’ve never been prouder.”

Waste Levy lifted for Hawkesbury

HE NSW Government has lifted the waste levy fee for residents in the Hawkesbury Local Government Area, to help them recover from intense heavy rainfall and flash flooding.

The community will not have to pay to dispose of flood-generated waste and debris at landfill sites until 30 June 2024. The local landfill gate fee may still apply.

The exemption covers waste on both public and private land,

including damaged building materials, furniture, carpet, gardening debris, and any other flood-related products.

Lifting the levy fee makes it easier for locals to get rid of flood-affected household items in a safe and efficient way. It also provides financial relief as the Hawkesbury community gets back on its feet as soon as possible.

This decision follows exemptions granted to Wollongong,

Shoalhaven, Shellharbour, and Kiama Local Government Areas.

As the flood water recedes and clean-up efforts progress, the Environment Protection Authority could expand this benefit to other LGAs if necessary.

The EPA is working with Regional Emergency Management Committees impacted by the recent severe weather to offer assistance, including waste levy exemptions for flood-damaged items.

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Half admit emotional baggage

NEW research by eharmony highlights the impact of past relationships on future love lives. Almost half of respondents admit to carrying emotional baggage, with anger issues and addiction cited as the most troublesome. Despite this, many aim to learn from past mistakes to improve future relationships. However, there’s a paradox: while individuals acknowledge their own baggage, they may judge potential partners harshly for theirs, revealing complexities in navigating emotional baggage in relationships.

New Bill for community workers’ rights

THE NSW Government has unveiled a draft bill to extend leave rights for up to 250,000 community sector workers, allowing quicker access to long service leave and portability across multiple employers. Targeting disability care, domestic violence,

and homelessness services, the reform aims to address job insecurity and retain essential workers. The scheme, mirroring other jurisdictions, responds to the sector’s high casualization and predominantly female workforce, aligning with the Government’s commitment to support social service workers.

Pharmacy trial proves successful

THE NSW Government’s pharmacy trial has exceeded 12,000 consultations, easing GP burden and enhancing medication access. Trained pharmacists manage UTIs and provide oral contraceptives, with over 11,000 UTI consultations and 854 pill consultations since May and September 2023, respectively. The trial expands to include treatments for minor skin conditions. Minister Ryan Park emphasizes the initiative’s efficiency and safety, aiming for further expansion to improve healthcare accessibility.

Mathematics won’t be mandated

THE Independent Education Union of Australia applauds NSW Education Standards Authority’s decision not to mandate mathematics for Years 11 and 12 students. With teacher shortages at peak levels, the move is considered pragmatic. Compulsory math would exacerbate the deficit in STEM educators, reducing subject choices and hindering student enrolment in non-government schools.

The IEU advocates for en-

hanced professional development for primary teachers to bolster mathematics education.

Experts recommend using mouthguards

AS the 2024 rugby and football seasons approach, parents and athletes are urged to prioritize oral health. Shockingly, only 36% of Australians wear mouthguards during

Surgery waitlist drops 85%

Scontact sports, increasing the risk of severe injuries like fractured teeth and broken jaws. Dr Cathryn Madden emphasizes the importance of custom-fitted mouthguards from dentists to ensure proper protection, comfort, and prevention of injuries. Bupa Health Insurance members can access no-gap mouthguards at participating clinics, promoting safer sports participation.

INCE March 2023, NSW’s planned surgery waitlist has dropped by 85%, thanks to the Surgical Care Governance Taskforce and dedicated health staff. Over 12,000 fewer people await overdue procedures, with 83.6% of surgeries performed on time. Measures like expanding same-day surgery eligibility and boosting healthcare workforce help alleviate pressure on hospitals. Premier Chris Minns commends progress but acknowledges ongoing efforts to ensure prompt healthcare delivery.

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SYDNEY HILLS LOCAL BUSINESS AWARDS FINALISTS 2024 Sydney Hills businesses shine Business’ night of nights!

HOLLYWOOD has the Oscars and the music industry has the Grammys – but for Sydney Hills businesses, the annual night of nights is Wednesday, May 15, 2024.

That’s the date of the 2024 Sydney Hills Local Business Awards.

Precedent Productions Managing Director and Awards founder Steve Loe said: “There’s no doubt that local business owners and their staff work hard to provide the best possible service to their customers.

“That’s why the annual Sydney Hills Local Business Awards presentation night is always such a popular event.

“It’s a glittering event that gives finalists a chance to dress up and take a break so they can enjoy an evening out with entertainment, good food, relaxed chat and celebration with their colleagues and people from other businesses from around the district.”

Mr Loe said being a finalist at the

Sydney Hills Local Business Awards presentation night was an enormous achievement.

Today is the day when nominees for the 2024 Sydney Hills Local Business Awards discover if they have made it as a finalist.

Mr Loe said the high quality of all nominees had made the job of judges incredibly difficult.

“The Western Sydney Express which has supported the awards as media partner for many years, will announce the finalists in each category with a special feature in today’s publication,” he said.

“This is a chance for customers and clients to see if the businesses they nominated have become finalists.”

“It’s also a chance for business people and their teams to reflect on their successes with a fun night out,” he said. “All finalists in each category are announced, with their picture shown

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on the big screen which is a great reflection of all their efforts and everyone is extremely proud to be there.

“It’s heart-warming to hear the deafening cheers from the crowd as everyone celebrates the achievement of all the businesses in the room.”

The Sydney Hills Local Business Awards are only possible with the support of major sponsors, NOVA Employment, The Hills Shire Council, Grove Square - The Hills and support sponsors, Rouse Hill Town Centre, White Key Marketing, Bx Networking, Sydney

Hills Business Chamber, Norwest Market Town, Winston Hills.

“It’s with great pleasure that I congratulate all the finalists on their achievements, on behalf of the Sydney Hills Local Business Awards,” Mr Loe said.

“I would also like to thank the Sydney Hills community for the huge support that they continue to show for their local businesses through the Awards every year.

Without them, these outstanding businesses wouldn’t receive the recognition they deserve.”

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JUST a half hour drive from Sydney is the new Swing City Golf, an innovative entertainment hub blending cutting-edge golf technology and design located in fast-growing northwest.

Since opening in November last year, golfers of all abilities have been enjoying a day out to putt with family, friends and colleagues, while a delectable range of culinary food and beverages completes their experience.

Catering to golfers, beginners, and fun-seekers alike, Swing City offers a diverse range of experiences, including those seeking a day out of fun and relaxation.

From practicing swings at the 41bay driving range to mastering putts in the mini-golf range, and enjoying arcade games, there’s something for everyone.

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Owned by Mulpha, a renowned real estate and hospitality investor, Swing City aligns with Mulpha’s commitment

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With over 25 years of expertise, Mulpha has been integral in shaping and nurturing communities like the booming and modern Norwest precinct.

Swing City embodies inclusivity, entertainment, and quality making it a premier destination for leisure, sports, entertainment, and corporate gatherings in a family-friendly atmosphere.

Look at the suite of state-of-the-art golf and entertainment options waiting for you, visit www.swingcitygolf.com.au.

Swing City Golf is located at 2-6 Norbrik Drive, Bella Vista NSW. For enquiries, call 1300 320 604 or info@swingcitygolf.com.au.

Practical help to thrive

„ AT BUSINESS ADVISORS

WE are committed to forming close partnerships with our clients, enabling us to understand your unique situation and customise the assistance we provide to suit your requirements.

Our commitment to excellence is evident in our hardworking team and the exceptional service we offer.

We understand that selecting a firm to entrust with your accounting, financial and business advisory needs is a crucial decision requiring great care.

Rapid economic changes and increases in competitive pressures magnify the significance of that decision as every business, organisation and individual must make the most of valuable resources.

We are committed to providing comprehensive, practical accounting services for to-

Training makes good investment

„ TARGETED TRAINING

TARGETED Training is a business providing specialised workplace training focusing on team and leadership development programs, including personality profiling.

Targeted Training is all about their clients and the organisations they serve. They invest in understanding client needs and their environment and work with them to ensure all programs add real value to the organisation and their team.

All training is contextualised for each client and follow up coaching and reporting with ideas for improvement and how the learning can be embedded into organisational culture included in every service delivered.

We teach quality at all levels and all areas of an organisation, so we embody this ourselves.

We partner with organisations to implement solutions to support their business to engage and motivate their teams, develop workplace leaders and overcome people management challenges.

We are passionate about personal and professional development deliver-

day’s economic environment proactively, for when your business needs it, not just when you ask for it.

Our enthusiasm and passion for the work we do means you get a hardworking team of professionals eager to use their expertise to help you succeed.

Find out more about our services that suit you, visit https://atbusinessadvisors.com.au/ and https://www. facebook.com/atbusinessadvisors/.

To book an appointment with our advisors, call 02 8848 3000 or email hello@atbusinessadvisors.com.au.

Coffee passion and connection

„ WICK COFFEE

WICK Coffee is more than just an artisan coffee company. We’re purveyors of passion and connection.

Our values centre around quality, sustainability, disability inclusion and community.

We meticulously source finest beans from sustainable farms worldwide, ensuring every sip reflects our commitment to excellence and ethical sourcing.

Beyond crafting exceptional brews, we strive to ignite moments of warmth and togetherness.

Whether it’s through supporting local initiatives or fostering meaningful conversations over an espresso or latte, we believe in the power of coffee to bring people closer.

With every bag of Wick Coffee, you’re not just indulging in a rich flavour experience, you’re joining a movement for conscious consumption and authentic human connection.

to Wick Coffee, where every sip amplifies a brighter tomorrow.

ing positive outcomes for our clients.

Our clients are equipped with the tools to develop self-awareness, create high performing teams, and reinforce strong people focused foundations.

Clients are guaranteed a professional service, with a focus on results, individualised to their organisational and team requirements.

We believe that learning should be fun and practical, and we use a range of strategies to deliver memorable programs and add immediate value to any organisation.

Book an appointment to discuss your requirements by calling 1300 975 975 or info@ targetedtraining.com.au.

For more information, visit www. targetedtraining.com.au and https://www. facebook.com/TargetedTrainingAus.

Take your dream adventure

„ TRAVEL TIME

TRAVEL Time is a full-service retail travel agency, independently owned and a member of HelloWorld, one of the most trusted travel brands in Australia.

We are the experts in delivering well-crafted travel experiences and offer a wide array of services such as Flights, Hotels, Car Hire, and Specialised Group Itineraries and more.

Since 2000, Travel Time has been a solid force in the tourism and travel industry committed to providing old-fashioned one-on-one service to make your holidays memorable.

Owner and travel consultant Sonia Gebrael has worked tirelessly for over 25 years to position the family-run business creating exceptional experiences

for our customers.

We are passionate, dedicated and proud local business whose clients’ testimonials on their experiences reflect our strong ethics and outstanding customer service.

Travel Time is there every step of the way, from the very first contact with us, you’ll know we are invested in our clients and their holidays.

Our clients benefit from our enthusiasm, passion and expertise when it comes to planning your next adventure.

For more details on our travel offers, visit https://www.traveltime.com.au/ and our Instagram on https://www. instagram.com/traveltime_sydney and Facebook on https://www.facebook. com/traveltimesydney/

To enquire about your next travel with us, contact (02) 9980 9791 or sales@ traveltime.com.au.

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„ FLORISIAN FLORAL

ASTUNNING floral arrangement for functions, special events and milestones are what meets the eye at designer Frida Jafari’s Florisian Floral Design Studio at Baulkham Hills.

The wedding bouquets, as an example, are a collection of flowers of exquisite textures, colours and scents that can easily make every couple’s wedding celebration memorable.

Says Frida: “To bring happiness and satisfaction to couples getting married in a special occasion in their life are my purpose in my business. Each time I see the glow in their eyes in a first look at the floral design I present to them, it’s wonderful feedback on my styling. It means that I did my job to the fullest and it means a lot to me.”

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To find out more about a range of bouquet styles and prices that suit the budget for your special event, visit https:// www.florisian.com.au and https://www.instagram.com/ florisian_floral_design.

To speak to Frida about your requirements, phone 0488 646 998 or email info@ florisian.com.au.

Top quality flooring solutions

„ INVOGUE RUGS & FLOORING

INVogue Rugs & Flooring provides premium flooring and interior design solutions that enhance spaces and enrich lives.

Our purpose is to

be a trusted partner for customers seeking high-quality products, expert advice, and exceptional service. By offering a diverse range of flooring options, from timber to carpets and rugs, along with window furnishings, we aim to fulfill the needs

Make that special reservation

„ HURRICANES GRILL

SITUATED at the beautiful Piazza at Castle Towers Shopping Centre, our magnificent new venue to cater for residents and visitors of the booming northwest Sydney is sure to delight.

Spectacularly designed by Guru Projects, our latest venue is a combination of cosy and relaxing dining spaces retaining the Hurricane’s family ambience that you know and love for the past 28 years.

From mouth-watering ribs and juicy tender steaks basted in our famous sauce to a beautiful selection of chicken, fish and salads, we have something for everyone.

We are committed to offering only the best and freshest ingredients and strives to provide the great food and service to patrons new and old, nearby or from far afield.

and preferences of every customer.

Our commitment to sustainability, innovation, and customer satisfaction underscores our value proposition ensuring your interaction with InVogue Rugs & Flooring reflects our dedication to excellence and elevates every customer’s overall experience with us.

Visit www.invoguerugs.com.au and https://www.facebook.com/ invoguerugs.flooring/ for more information about our extensive range of flooring options and window furnishings. For enquiries, call us on (02) 9620 1438 or email invoguerugs. boxhill@gmail.com.

Famous for our delicious Ribs and Steaks in Original basting, a meal here won’t disappoint.

Visit https://hurricanesgrillrestaurants.com. au/castle-hill.

Having a function or special occasion and needs a perfect venue, contact us functions@ hgcs.com.au or call 0414 964 486. You are most welcome.

• Floral styling & props for weddings & events of any budget.

• Services include - delivery , set up and pack down in Sydney Southern Highlands - Hunter and beyond.

• Our friendly team design your wedding flowers to make unique memories for you.

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Expanded services at Rouse Hill

„ K & CO HAIRDRESSING

ATYPICAL hairdressing appointment is often ordinary but what if you can have luxury hair treatments from balayage to individualised foil with relaxing massage at the same time?

At the modern K & Co Hairdressing Salon, you are treated to a welcoming environment and exceptional service by talented hair stylists who are specialists in all aspects of hairdressing.

The team is dedicated to staying updated on the latest trends and techniques in the hairdressing industry to ensure our clients receive top quality services.

They prioritise building lasting relationships with clients, understanding their needs and preferences, and delivering personalised experiences.

K & Co Hairdressing Salon first opened in 2017 at the Beaumont Village Shopping Centre.

After seven years, the salon expanded and moved to a new and spacious premises on Unit G 16, 320B Annangrove Road, Rouse Hill NSW 2155.

Says owner and creative director Kellie Williams: “Our purpose is not just to style hair, but to boost our clients’ confidence, self-esteem, and overall well-being.

“We are committed to ensuring a positive and uplifting atmosphere where everyone can experience a relaxing and memorable service and look forward to their next appointment.”

To book your appointment, phone (02) 8883 4666 or email kelliewilliams6@bigpond.com. Follow K & Co Hairdressing Salon on Facebook and Instagram.

Wellbeing and lifestyle change

„ PERSONAL FITNESS STUDIO

IF you are aiming to make lasting changes in your overall health and wellbeing, Personal Fitness Studio offers transformation with a personalised approach.

We provide personalised fitness programs and lifestyle transformation services to help individuals achieve the changes they want to make in their health and well-being.

Our business opened in July 2020 as the Coronavirus pandemic hit our country.

As with other businesses just starting up, we struggled to keep the business afloat despite investing more than three years of work to prepare our launch.

Imagine long years of blood, sweat and tears disappear like that. Dreams were

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shattered, everything we worked hard for disappeared.

Faced with uncertainty, the one thing we treasure most was a strong following with the remaining members of the community.

It was then that we focused our journey on rebuilding and into what we are today, with a strong purpose binding us to help our community of members to reach lifestyle transformation through personalised fitness programs and holistic wellness approaches.

The team consists of Sean (Head Coach), Martin (Member Retention and Coach), Jordan (Manager), Kirrilee (Accounts), and Dilly (Administrative Support).

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/ PersonalisedFitnessPT

To join the programs, call us on 0405 266 934 or email support@pfstudio.com.au.

„ PANETTAMERCATO

WE take pride in sourcing for our customers an extensive range of high-quality food products such as fresh fruit and vegetables, cold meats, cheese, delicatessen items, quality meats and specialty grocery items.

We are proud of our aim to always be delivering exceptional customer service whenever you come to our shop.

We always ensure that every individual who shops with us is rewarded with exquisite food, fantastic quality and an extraordinary personal experience.

Browse at the range of food products available in our shop, visit www. panettamercato.com.au and @panettamercato.

For all enquiries, call (02) 9688 7810 or email admin@panettamercato.com.au.

Hills Montessori celebrates 45 years

„ HILLS MONTESSORI

HILLS Montessori is the only preschool in the Hills District offering authentic Montessori programs and experiences for children with ages from 15 months to six years.

Established in 1979, we will be celebrating our 45th anniversary later this year as a unique early childhood education centre for numerous families in the northwest Sydney.

Our school provides authentic Montessori educational parent/ toddler, preschool and kindergarten programs for children.

In educating our children, we focus on the emotional, intellectual, physical and social development of the child.

We achieve these major areas of

children’s growth and development by addressing their uniqueness in a nurturing, emotionally secure and academically excellent environment.

From a young age, we inspire our children to be lifelong learners and compassionate global citizens.

We have caring, experienced and long serving staff who provides stability for the children.

Our outdoor learning staff work with the children to help them understand sustainability practices and what they can do to contribute to the environment and its future.

For more information, visit www.hillsmontessori.com and https://www.facebook.com/ hillsmontessorischool.

To discuss your child’s enrolment and requirement, contact (02) 9871 4844 or email admin@hillsmontessori.com.

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Joy of learning through numbers

„ GENIUS ABACUS

HELPING chilldren gain knowledge and skills through the tried and tested method of Abacus and Vedic Maths is our goal at Genius Abacus.

We offer an important method in learning to help children enhance their abilities to gain the skills they needed in every aspect of life as they grow. Parents whose children are enrolled at Genius Abacus programs, attest their children’s abilities with numbers and problem solving has greatly improved, including their level of confidence and overall happiness as a student.

Genius is constantly striving to create a high-quality learning environment with a lively teaching method that is tailored to each child’s needs and expectations, ensuring every student receives the best.

Our goal is to help build confidence in each child to unleash their potential in all spheres of life, with mathematics being the basis.

Our highly skilled instructors will enhance your child’s abilities with personalised lessons and guidance in a lively and caring teaching environment so they can achieve their educational goals and aspirations.

For more details on the popular programs we offer, visit www. geniusabacus.com.au.

We welcome your enquiries by contacting us on 0434 541 360 or info@geniusabacus.com.au.

Local focus in real estate

VWelcome coffee lovers and foodies

„ CAFE LELUNAR ROUSE HILL

OUR cafe embraces the values of quality, sustainability and creating a beautiful community one cup of coffee at a time.

We love to prioritize creating a welcoming vibe where people can connect over our exceptional specialty coffee and straightforward brunch food.

Our purpose extends beyond serving great meals and beverages, we aim to build a hub where kindness and gratitude flourish.

Sustainability is also a top priority in our operations. From using eco-friendly products to sourcing local produce, we pride in supporting small businesses.

Our cafe, speaking for myself as an owner wanted to strive in fostering the culture of inclusivity and kindness.

With those thoughts, we aim to bring long lasting and positive impact for the delight of our customers and beyond.

Come and visit us at our new

All enquiries and pre-order, call 0424 394 514 or cafelelunarrousehill@gmail.com.

For more details, visit https://www. cafelelunar.com/

Holistic, reliable NDIS services

„ NENA CARES

IF you are looking for a team that is experienced, reliable and will go beyond expectation, then Nena Cares would love to help you.

Nena Cares is a team of highly experienced and registered NDIS service providers offering premium quality support services.

Our range of services are individually tailored and holistic approach in every way of caring for our NDIS participants.

For us, every individual we care for under the NDIS program is unique and deserves to live a full and enriched life.

Our services include community and social participation supports, personal care, community nursing, short term accommodation respite, mentoring, supports in employment, financial literacy, life skills, cultural programs, and home maintenance and lawnmowing.

OGUE Real Estate is an experienced real estate agency offering cutting-edge, best-practice services, and local focus.

With over 25 years of combined experience in booming Sydney northwest, we have developed a large network of buyers and expertise across residential and rural sales.

Quite simply, we understand real estate. We offer premium marketing services at value pricing.

We are highly respected in the industry and are known for our honest, transparent and results-driven

approach.

Nena Cares is committed to putting every NDIS participants and their families at the centre of everything we do.

We live and breathe property.

Our agents have the knowledge, skills, experience and expertise to help maximise the value of your property.

That is why we are considered one of the most successful boutiques, service-oriented real estate agents in Sydney.

We call it the Vogue Difference.

We have immediate capacity, so please call today to book your free consultation by phoning 0413 302 367 or email support@nenacares.com.au. For more details, visit https://www. nenacares.com.au/ and https://www. facebook.com/nenacaresau.

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Antiques, Art, Crafts and Gifts

ƒ Belinda Nadwie Art

ƒ Juniper Road Gifting

ƒ Lyn’s Fine Needlework

ƒ Emotional Support Buddy

ƒ The Hills and Co Boutique - Rouse Hill Town Centre

ƒ The Knitting Nook - Village Green

Bakery/Cake Business

ƒ Essence Patisserie

ƒ Franky & Co - Grove Square - The Hills

ƒ Bakers Delight - Grove SquareThe Hills

ƒ Coonara Bakery - Coonara Shopping Village

ƒ Dolcettini

ƒ The Bakehouse - North Kellyville Square

Beauty Services

ƒ Cecilia Whittaker

ƒ Ice Glow

ƒ TEN - The Emmaculate Nails

ƒ Priscille Vrljic Aesthetics

ƒ Australian Beauty Clinic

ƒ Stacey Megan Beauty - Galston Village

ƒ The Beauty Panel

ƒ Taj Lash Lounge

ƒ Aryana Zada Makeup

ƒ Australian Skin Clinics - Castle Towers

ƒ Raw Skin Bella Vista

ƒ Luxe Beauty by Yasemin

ƒ Euphoria Skin

ƒ Pearl Nails - Grove Square - The Hills

ƒ Pamper Parlour

ƒ Beyond Indulgence - The Arcade

ƒ Hills Laser & Beauty Cafe

ƒ Els Cafe & Bar - Winston Hills Mall

ƒ Kopi N Teh

ƒ Cafe Lelunar - Rouse Hill Town Centre

ƒ Coffee Flower - Norwest Marketown

ƒ Franky & Co Norwest

ƒ Grind & Bloom Cafe

ƒ Coffee Trad3rs

ƒ Escape the Ordinary

ƒ Caffe Cherry Beans - Kellyville Village

ƒ Charlie Lovett - Grove SquareThe Hills

ƒ The Burrow Cherrybrook - Apple Tree Shopping Centre

ƒ Mexis Café - Oakhill Village

ƒ Rocky Mountain Coffee

ƒ Sunny Side

Early Childhood Centre

ƒ Discover My World Early Learning Centre Kellyville

ƒ Cool Bananas Early Learning Centre

ƒ AppleTree Preschool

ƒ Glenhaven Early Learning Centre

ƒ Hills Kidz Early Learning Centre

ƒ Kids Cottage Early Learning

ƒ Kiddie Academy Kellyville

ƒ Castle Hill Montessori Academy Childcare

ƒ Keen Kiddies Early Learning Centre

ƒ Hills Montessori Pre School

ƒ Early Years Academy Box Hill

ƒ Only Early Learning CentreBaulkham Hills

Education Service

ƒ Sydney Tutoring Academy

ƒ Messy Makers

ƒ Prestige Driving School

ƒ The Spanish Nursery AU

ƒ Guide & Grow

ƒ The Hills Learning Centre

ƒ Beyond the Beanstalk

ƒ Sister 2 Sister School of Singing

ƒ Cool Kids Music Co.

ƒ World of Minecraft

ƒ Excelencia Learning

ƒ Learn Music With Shaun

ƒ Ignite Music

ƒ Genius Abacus

Fashion

ƒ The Designer Hire Spot

ƒ Hills Shire Hire

ƒ Sussan - Grove Square - The Hills

ƒ Sportsgirl - Grove Square - The Hills

ƒ Amor Sydney

ƒ Millers Fashion Club - Grove Square - The Hills

ƒ Lorna Jane - Rouse Hill Town Centre

ƒ General Pants - Rouse Hill Town Centre

ƒ Katies - Winston Hills Mall

Fast Food/Takeaway

ƒ Subway - Grove Square - The Hills

ƒ Sharetea - Winston Hills Mall

ƒ Kebabs Way - Norwest Marketown

ƒ KB Chickens - Grove Square - The Hills

ƒ Soul Bowl - Grove Square - The Hills

ƒ Bella Baulkham Pizzeria

ƒ Subway - Rouse Hill Town Centre

Fitness Services

ƒ Personalised Fitness Personal Training Castle Hill

ƒ Anytime Fitness - Rouse Hill North

ƒ Anytime Fitness - Baulkham Hills

ƒ Anytime Fitness - North Rocks Shopping Centre

ƒ Anytime Fitness North KellyvilleThe North Village

ƒ Anytime Fitness - Rouse Hill Town Centre

ƒ Body Reset Fitness

ƒ Snap Fitness - Dural

ƒ Mummy Physiques - Carmel Village Shopping Centre

ƒ Yoga Tribe Holistic Services

ƒ F45 Training - Rouse Hill

ƒ IN2Life Personal Training

ƒ The HIIT Movement

ƒ Fernwood Fitness - North Rocks

ƒ Mixtape Motion

ƒ Florist

Florisian

ƒ Bella Fiore Floral Designs

ƒ Petals and Leaves - Grove SquareThe Hills

ƒ Flowers For Everyone - Rouse Hill Town Centre

ƒ Flower Train - Castle Towers

Fresh Food

ƒ Baulkham Hills Fish MarketGrove Square - The Hills

ƒ Green Valley Spices - Winston Hills Mall

ƒ Panetta Mercato - Grove SquareThe Hills

ƒ Bonello Produce

ƒ Wild Greens

ƒ CHOP Butchery - Castle Towers

ƒ Elie’s Butchery - Grove Square - The Hills

ƒ Bush’s Meats - Winston Hills Mall

ƒ My Deli - Winston Hills Mall

Hairdresser

ƒ K&CO Hairdressing

ƒ Shop55

ƒ Lotus Artistry Studio

ƒ Lavish Hair and Beauty Bar - The North Village

ƒ My Hair Haus

ƒ I Am Hair Dural

ƒ La Coupe Hair & Beauty - Grove Square - The Hills

ƒ Velvet Parlour Hair and Beauty

ƒ Christianes Hair Design - Grove Square - The Hills

ƒ Loxies Hair & Co - Rouse Hill Town Centre

Health Improvement Services

ƒ Beyond Infinity Dental - Dentist Castle Hill

ƒ The Grove Dental Rouse Hill

ƒ The EP Clinic

ƒ KinesiAlice

ƒ The Performance Line Sports Physiotherapy

ƒ Real Therapy Solutions - Bella Vista

ƒ Paris Jade Soul to Soul

ƒ The Talbot Centre

ƒ Mindworx Psychology - Norwest Business Park

ƒ Momentum Physiotherapy & Health Services

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ƒ Spectrum Therapy Australia

ƒ Stabilise Physiotherapy

ƒ Winston Hills Medical CentreWinston Hills Mall

ƒ Infinity Dental Care - Winston Hills Mall

ƒ Amy McElveney Podiatry

Interior Design / Styling

ƒ InVogue Rugs & Flooring Box HillCarmel Village Shopping Centre

ƒ MyPad Property Styling

ƒ Inspired Spaces Designs

ƒ Samidesign

ƒ Dreampods Group

Jewellery Store

ƒ Prouds the Jewellers - Grove Square - The Hills

ƒ Pandora - Rouse Hill Town Centre

ƒ The Ritz Jewellers - Norwest Marketown

ƒ Diamond Hill Jewellers - Winston Hills Mall

ƒ Prouds the Jewellers - Rouse Hill Town Centre

Most Inclusive Employer

ƒ AAA Services - Rouse Hill Town Centre

ƒ BEANS & BITES ROUSEHILL

ƒ Petstock Rouse Hill

ƒ Pizza Pasta Please - Rouse Hill Town Centre

New Business

ƒ DecoRug Castle Hill

ƒ Clube De Lutas Rouse Hill

ƒ Glass Coating Australia - Edensor Park Plaza

ƒ Nena Cares

ƒ No Grey Suits

ƒ Swing City

ƒ Webb Financial Norwest

ƒ Prep For School

ƒ Only Early Learning CentreRouse Hill

ƒ Saveur Sociéte

ƒ Targeted Training

ƒ Hills Injectables

ƒ Wick Coffee

ƒ Tappt Exterior Cleaning

Performing Arts

ƒ Next Level Performing Arts

ƒ Step Up Performing Arts

ƒ Parker’s Performing Arts Centre

ƒ Move With Me Dance Studio

ƒ Tiny Toes Ballet

ƒ Dancing with Maree

ƒ Samskriti School of Dance

ƒ RJ Performing Arts

ƒ Jigsaw Dance Studio

ƒ Rosebourke Studios

ƒ Australian Performing Arts College (APAC)

ƒ Stage & Song Studios

ƒ Base 181 Studios

ƒ The Stage Door Performing ArtsRouse Hill Town Centre

Pet Care

ƒ The Paw Pad Grooming Salon

ƒ Pet Resorts of Australia - Dural

ƒ Sydney Petlands

ƒ Stay N Play Petz

ƒ Hills Dog Walking & Pet Care

ƒ Bergman Park

Pharmacy

ƒ Cincotta Discount Chemist - Rouse Hiill Town Centre

ƒ NexGen Pharma Compounding Pharmacy

ƒ Galston Village Pharmacy

ƒ Friendly Pharmacy - The Village Green

ƒ Priceline - Grove Square - The Hills

ƒ Soul Pattinson Pharmacy - Grove Square - The Hills

ƒ Terry White Chemmart - Winston Hills Mall

Professional Services

ƒ ACE BIZ

ƒ Juniper Road

ƒ iPlace Recruitment

ƒ Events Outsourced

ƒ AT Business Advisors

ƒ Sprout Recruitment

ƒ Rainsford Financial Services

ƒ Katz Recruitment

ƒ Real Mortgage

ƒ ATP Accounting & Taxation Professionals

ƒ Greenleaf Legal

ƒ EZMarketing

ƒ Archbuild Architects + Builders

ƒ Sterling Migration & Education Consultants

ƒ The Next Agency

Real Estate Agency

ƒ Flair Real Estate

ƒ Auswide Buyers Agency

ƒ Ray White - Baulkham Hills

ƒ Jay Anderson Property

ƒ Reston Real Estate

ƒ Hills Prestige Property Management

ƒ InvestFox Property Group

ƒ Buyers Club

ƒ Angel Properties (APPL)

ƒ Key2Dreamz Buyers Agency

ƒ Vogue Real Estate

Restaurant

ƒ Enzos Cucina - Dural

ƒ Hurricane’s Grill - Castle Hill Towers

ƒ Bella Vista Hotel

ƒ OSSO - Rouse Hill Town Centre

ƒ Sirculo

ƒ Delhi Heights Indian Restaurant & Bar

ƒ Zac’s Great Food Restaurant & Cafe Bella Vista

ƒ Biviano’s Italian & Seafood Restaurant

ƒ The Wither’s Eatery - North Kellyville Square

Service & Trade

ƒ Allsorts Sorted

ƒ The Clean Plumber

ƒ Ruby Homes

ƒ Precision Pipes

ƒ GROW Lawn Care

ƒ Star Homes

ƒ Australian Renovation Professionals

ƒ Kellyville Kitchens

ƒ Kellyville Signs

ƒ Austonne

ƒ Garden View Landscaping

Sole Operator

ƒ Payne Releaf Lawns & Landscaping

ƒ FIT4YOU Personal Training & Massage

ƒ Glow by Hayley

ƒ Little Olive Creates

ƒ Seraphic Creations

ƒ Kellyville Car Seat Installations

ƒ Litt & Co

ƒ Winston Hills Yoga

Specialised Business

ƒ Lead Your Life

ƒ Elude Escape Rooms

ƒ Fit Kidz Foundation

ƒ Sue Thorn Photography

ƒ Worldwide SHEroes

ƒ Bridgestone Select - Castle Hill

ƒ FlexiHome Care

ƒ SummitCare - Baulkham Hills

Specialised Retail Business

ƒ RISE Equipment

ƒ POWERGRID SOLAR

ƒ Village Cobbler - Grove SquareThe Hills

ƒ Indicraft

ƒ Nextra - Grove Square - The Hills

ƒ Red Dollar - Grove Square - The Hills

ƒ Mobile Palace - Grove Square - The Hills

ƒ Shutters Australia

ƒ Maxx Music - Rouse Hill Town Centre

ƒ Fireside

ƒ Doe and Fawn Collection

ƒ MyHomeware

ƒ Sydney’s Plant Market

Travel Agency

ƒ Atour Travel Service

ƒ Travel Time

ƒ Helloworld Travel - Winston Hills Mall

ƒ Flight Centre - Castle Towers

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INNER WEST LOCAL BUSINESS AWARDS FINALISTS 2024 SPECIAL FEATURE

HOLLYWOOD has the Oscars and the music industry has the Grammys – but for Inner West businesses, the annual night of nights is Wednesday, May 8, 2024.

That’s the date of the 2024 Inner West Local Business Awards.

Precedent Productions Managing Director and Awards founder Steve Loe said: “There’s no doubt that local business owners and their staff work hard to provide the best possible service to their customers.

“That’s why the annual Inner West Local Business Awards presentation night is always such a popular event.

“It’s a glittering event that gives finalists a chance to dress up and take a break so they can enjoy an evening out with entertainment, good food, relaxed chat and celebration with their colleagues and people from other busi-

Inner West businesses take the stage Business’ night of nights!

nesses from around the district.”

Mr Loe said being a finalist at the Inner West Local Business Awards presentation night was an enormous achievement.

Today is the day when nominees for the 2024 Inner West Local Business Awards discover if they have made it as a finalist.

Mr Loe said the high quality of all nominees had made the job of judges incredibly difficult.

“The Western Sydney Express which has supported the awards as media partner for many years, will announce the finalists in each category with a special feature in today’s publication,” he said.

“This is a chance for customers and clients to see if the businesses they nominated have become finalists.”

“It’s also a chance for businesspeople and their teams to reflect on their successes with a fun night out,” he

said. “All finalists in each category are announced, with their picture shown on the big screen which is a great reflection of all their efforts and everyone is extremely proud to be there.

“It’s heart-warming to hear the deafening cheers from the crowd as everyone celebrates the achievement of all the businesses in the room.”

The Inner West Local Business Awards are only possible with the support of major sponsors, Presenting Partner: Commonwealth Bank Major Sponsors: Big Clean, NOVA Employment, Inner West Council and support spon sors, Burwood Council, Strathfield Council, Marrickville Metro, White Key Marketing, 2RDJ-FM.

“It’s with great pleasure that I con gratulate all the finalists on their achieve ments, on behalf of the Inner West Local Business Awards,” Mr Loe said.

“I would also like to thank the Inner West community for the huge support that they continue to show for their local businesses through the Awards every year.

Without them, these outstanding businesses wouldn’t receive the recognition they deserve.”

For more information about the Local Business Awards, visit www.thebusinessawards.com.au.
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Environmental & Protection Program of our local shoreline: monitoring and cleaning navigation hazards, plastics, batteries, etc.

Search & Recoveries for lost phones, drones, bracelets, watches, rings and any other lost item.

Emergency Dive Call Outs 24/7 during storms for sunken or lost boats, pontoons, moorings, etc.

ROV & Robotics for monitoring our local bottom of the harbour waters.

Boat safety and survival water programs

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Automotive Services

ƒ Harley-Heaven

ƒ Spark Automotive

ƒ MR Autosports | Car Service Mechanic Ashfield

ƒ Cosgrove Smash Repairs

ƒ AMR Mazda

ƒ Auto Tech Car & Truck Repairs

ƒ CMR Leichhardt & Marrickville

ƒ Mastertech Auto Electrics & Mechanical

Bakery/Cake Business

ƒ Pasticceria Papa - Haberfield

ƒ San Valentino Haberfield

ƒ Le Gourmand Foods

ƒ Pasticceria Papa - Five Dock

ƒ Nutie

ƒ Strawberry Fields Patisserie Cafe

ƒ Sandy Bake Shop

ƒ Bakers Delight - Marrickville Metro

Beauty Services

ƒ Ocean Nails & BeautyMarrickville Metro

ƒ My Tanning Lady

ƒ Chanae Loren Make-Up

ƒ Meraki Skin & Laser by Rosie

ƒ Injxu Cosmetics

ƒ Nail’d It By Bella

ƒ Natura Clinics

ƒ Violett Bella Casa

ƒ Emmadene Beauty Therapy

ƒ The Skin Clinic

ƒ Elite Beauty Aesthetics Five Dock

ƒ VELOUR Beauty Parlour

ƒ Precious Beautee

ƒ Nikki Menere Beauty Therapy

ƒ Revive Aesthetic Clinic

ƒ Laser Clinics AustraliaMarrickville Metro

Cafe

ƒ First Drop Cafe Marrickville

ƒ Yiayia’s Gone Bad

ƒ Auvers Dining - Rhodes Waterside

ƒ Dom Panino

ƒ Bertoni Casalinga

ƒ Cafe Calibre

ƒ Comeco Foods Cafe

ƒ Fez & Co

ƒ Kelby’s

ƒ Quatre Cafe

Early Childhood Centre

ƒ Rose Cottage Childcare

ƒ Stanmore Kindergarten

ƒ Little Zak’s Academy - Rozelle

ƒ Balmain Care For Kids

ƒ Papilio Early Learning - North Strathfield (Orange Campus)

ƒ Lighthouse Childcare - Homebush West

ƒ Broughton Road Montessori Academy Childcare Centre

ƒ Get Set Grow Early Learning Centre

ƒ Burwood Montessori Academy

ƒ Jenny’s Kindergarten & Early Learning - Leichhardt

ƒ Leichhardt Montessori Academy Child Care

ƒ Strathfield Montessori Academy

ƒ Lighthouse Childcare - North Strathfield

Education Service

ƒ C3 Education Group - Concord

ƒ Referee College of Australia

ƒ Advance College

ƒ Soccer Totties

ƒ TechSkills Institute

ƒ GNT Academy (Strathfield Campus)

ƒ Empower Tuition

ƒ S2P Connect

ƒ Onroad Driving Education

ƒ Examiner Driving School

Fast Food/Takeaway

ƒ Faheem Fast Food Strathfield

ƒ Saigon Summer - Summer Hill

ƒ Little Vietnam Roll & Juice

ƒ Mivano Kebab & Grill Strathfield

ƒ Viet Rolls n Cafe

ƒ Soul Origin - Marrickville Metro

ƒ Oricco Charcoal Chickens

ƒ Thirsty Monkey - Marrickville Metro

ƒ Boost Juice - Marrickville Metro

ƒ Frango - Marrickville Metro

ƒ Clems Chicken Shop

ƒ Ocean Foods

ƒ El Jannah Newtown

Fitness Services

ƒ Kefi Studio Pilates

ƒ Darkside GYM

ƒ Powercore MMA Training Centre

ƒ LIFT Inner West

ƒ Judo Matsu

ƒ Fitstop Dulwich Hill

ƒ Primal NRG Fitness

ƒ J.R. Fitness Coaching

ƒ Boobs on the Run

ƒ F45 Training - Ashfield

ƒ InnerFit - Leichhardt

ƒ The Athletic Buddha

ƒ Mummas On The Move

ƒ Move With Matt

ƒ Integrated Fitness Burwood

ƒ Hipe Athletic

Fruit & Vegetable Shop

ƒ Panetta Mercato - Leichhardt Marketplace

ƒ Panetta Mercato - Marrickville Metro

ƒ Nature Spot

ƒ Summer Hill Village Fruit Shop

ƒ Alfalfa House Food Co-Op

Gourmet Food

ƒ La Petite Fauxmagerie

ƒ Great Meats Co

ƒ CTD Fresh Meats - Marrickville Metro

ƒ Jimmy’s Chicken - Westfield Burwood

ƒ Suzy Spoon’s Vegetarian Butcher

ƒ Dulwich Hill Gourmet Meats

Hairdresser

ƒ Adore Me Hair & Beauty Salon

ƒ Gilda Maree Hair

ƒ Hairlab By George

ƒ Hair By Rachel

ƒ Jamie Smith Hair

ƒ Hair By Shar

ƒ HIP Hair Studio - Marrickville Metro

ƒ Kayla Loves Hair

ƒ Escape Hair

ƒ Tais Hair Studio

ƒ Lookin Sharp Barbershop

ƒ New in Town Barber Salon

ƒ Salon Zephyr

ƒ Willow Hairdressing

Health Improvement Services

ƒ The Chiro Co

ƒ White Waratah Boutique Thai Massage and Infrared Sauna

ƒ Diabetes Alive

ƒ Pure Health

ƒ My Back Relief Clinic

ƒ Whiter and Brighter Smilez

ƒ Paradise Care - NDIS Provider

ƒ Oz Physiotherapy

ƒ iDental Surgery

ƒ Distinct Dental Centre

ƒ Point Health Performance

ƒ OPSM - Marrickville Metro

ƒ The Eye Piece

ƒ Therapies for Kids

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Jewellery Store

ƒ King St Metalsmiths

ƒ Campione Jewellery

ƒ JC Fine Jewellers - Marrickville Metro

ƒ Prouds the Jewellers - Marrickville Metro

ƒ COSIMO.

Most Inclusive Employer

ƒ Canada Bay Club

ƒ Delicious Dairies

ƒ Lloyds IGA Newtown

ƒ Chippendale Restorations

New Business

ƒ Studio Inner West

ƒ Flow Laundry & Drycleaners

ƒ Just Imagine Photography & Film

ƒ Zenly -yoga & pilates for your mental health

ƒ Exclusive Boats

ƒ Estetica Studio Sydney

ƒ Paws & Claws Academy

ƒ Pure Apotheca

ƒ The Nanny Hub

ƒ PACK & SEND Homebush

ƒ Project Fitness Sydney

ƒ Creative Corner Studio

ƒ Minas Barbery

ƒ Apollo Scaffold

Performing Arts

ƒ Ultra Dance Academy

ƒ ADVC Performance Studio

ƒ Arthur Murray Inner West

ƒ MGS Music School

ƒ Sydney Voice Studio

ƒ IX Dance Studio

ƒ Emma Deans Sings

ƒ Beats 905 Performing Arts

Pet Care

ƒ Aussie Mobile Vet

ƒ dogLOGIC Dog Training

ƒ The Hound Lounge

ƒ Palette Studio

ƒ The Little Dog Club

ƒ A1 Pet Grooming

Pharmacy

ƒ Day and Night Chemist Ashfield

ƒ Pharmacy 4 Less - Ashfield Mall

ƒ Concord West Pharmacy

ƒ Pharmacy 4 Less - Westfield Burwood

ƒ Pharmacy 4 Less - Marrickville Metro

ƒ Priceline Pharmacy - Marrickville Metro

ƒ Blooms the Chemist - Marrickville

ƒ Abbotsford Family Pharmacy

Pizza Restaurant

ƒ Lilyfield Pizzeria Rosticceria

ƒ Woodfired In and Out Pizza

ƒ Moretti Ristorante

ƒ Dolcissimohaberfield

ƒ Cyclops Pizzeria

ƒ The Pizza Maker

ƒ Tipo OO Balmain

ƒ Andiamo Trattoria Summer Hill

ƒ That’s Amore

ƒ Paesani Restaurant

Plumbing Services

ƒ ServicePro Plumbing & Relining

ƒ Jcon Plumbing Services & Solutions

ƒ Daniel Vecchio Plumbing Services

ƒ Sydney Emergency Plumbing

ƒ Abbotsford Plumbing

ƒ Plumbwell Plumbing Services

ƒ Plumber & Electrician To The Rescue

Professional Services

ƒ Newton Fisher Group

ƒ BOOGroup

ƒ SRL Management & Maintenance

ƒ CC Graphic Designs AU

ƒ Slick Social Marketing

ƒ SBS Business Advisory

ƒ The Grey Area

ƒ Milestone Creative Australia

ƒ L&B Bookkeeping

ƒ Lendapply

Real Estate Agency

ƒ Strathfield Partners Real Estate Agents

ƒ Real Simple Property Group

ƒ McGrath Estate AgentsStrathfield

ƒ DibChidiac

ƒ Exclusive Real Estate

ƒ Richard Matthews Real Estate

ƒ Prestige Realty Group

ƒ Mallouhi Property

Real Estate Buyers Agent

ƒ Purchase with Penny

ƒ Property Pals Buyer’s Agency

ƒ Buyer Ambassadors

ƒ Johnson Property Co. - Inner West Buyers Agent

ƒ Michelle May Buyers Agents

ƒ Clarke Buyers Agents

Restaurant

ƒ Mezepotamia Restaurant and Bar

ƒ Organica - Concord

ƒ The D’s Bar & Dining

ƒ Little Sicily - Haberfield

ƒ Sushi Maru - Marrickville Metro

ƒ Corinthian Rotisserie Restaurant

ƒ Hello Auntie

ƒ Cafe Paci

ƒ Surjits Indian Restaurant

ƒ Sixpenny

ƒ Royal Treasure Seafood Restaurant

ƒ Jbeil Cuisine Enfield

ƒ 6SIM KOREAN BBQ

ƒ Totti’s Rozelle

ƒ Monte Restaurant

ƒ The Italian Bowl

Service & Trade

ƒ Main on Construction and Maintenance

ƒ SHEETH

ƒ Kelly Kim Cleaning Services

ƒ Alongshore Removals

ƒ Five Star Building Design

ƒ Just Electrical Sydney

ƒ Clover Homes

ƒ Buildrite Sydney

ƒ Smooth Removals and Goods Services

ƒ StartBuild

ƒ Payless United Flooring

ƒ Empirical Developments

ƒ Quick-Cut Lawn & Garden Services

ƒ Lightning Electrical Group

Specialised Business

ƒ Our Secret Spot

ƒ Sync10 Solutions

ƒ Recycled Building Centre

ƒ White Bay 6 Marine Park

ƒ Underwater Dive Services

ƒ The Bid Coordinator

ƒ Stickup Industries

ƒ Sydney Scalp Master Five Dock

ƒ The Athletic Buddha Kids

ƒ Naturally Ready

Specialised Retail Business

ƒ Enfield Pet and Produce Supplies

ƒ That Retro Piece

ƒ Sock Drawer Heroes

ƒ MAD Wholefoods

ƒ Garden Lounge Creative Space

ƒ Souvlaki Boys

ƒ Panuccio Travel

ƒ Tales & Tea

ƒ The Persian Carpet GalleryAnnandale

ƒ Green Valley Spices - Marrickville Metro

ƒ Allegria Flowers & Homewares

ƒ Marrickville Mitre 10

ƒ Amatos Liquor Mart

ƒ Made590

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Expert service on cars, trucks

„ AUTO TECH

AT Auto Tech Car & Truck Repairs in Petersham, we pride ourselves on the high quality of the services we provide.

We offer vast mechanical advice and expertise to help our customers with a range of repair services and solutions, and at reasonable costs.

We are a family-owned and run business providing mechanical services and maintenance on a wide range of cars and trucks brands and models for customers within the Sydney area.

Our talented, skilled and enthusiastic team of technicians are fully trained and qualified motor vehi-

Biggest sale of recycled

„ RECYCLED BUILDING CENTRE

WE are the largest re seller of salvaged building materials such as bricks, doors, windows, flooring, timber and roof tiles serving Greater Sydney since 2015.

By providing an accessible and affordable source of recycled materials, the Recycled Building Centre enables individuals and businesses to reduce their ecological footprint and contribute to a circular economy.

cle mechanics, and equipped with updated knowledge on ensuring vehicles are running on the road without faults or issues.

As an Authorised-RTA Inspection Station for (Pink Slips), our team can conduct comprehensive inspections to guarantee that a car adheres to current RTA safety and operational standards.

Weare also a Heavy Vehicle Authorised Inspection Station that keeps trucks safe and suited on the road in all weather conditions.

We are conveniently located in the Inner West, just a few minutes’ walk from Petersham Train Station.

Requests for pick-upanddeliveryareavailablewithin5kilometres radius of our service centre to customers’ preferred locations within the Sydney Metropolitan area.

The Recycled Building Centre is

dedicated to promoting sustainability and environmental consciousness in the construction and building industry across Greater Sydney.

Our purpose is to divert construction and demolition waste from landfills by encouraging the reuse and recycling of building materials from buildings that have been demolished.

Learn more about our company, visit https://www. recycledbuildingcentre.com. au/ and https://www.facebook.com/ recycledbuildingcentre/.

For all enquiries, contact Tim on 0407 500 054 or tim@rbc.sydney.

Enquiries and service bookings on (02) 9564 6338 or info@ autotechrepairs.com.au.

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Impact in the industry

„ STRATHFIELD PARTNERS

FOR over 27 years, Strathfield Partners has successfully managed the needs of their clients through its numerous divisions.

From Valuation to Strata Management, Commercial Sales, Residential Sales, Residential Management, Commercial Management, NDIS and Community Housing, Strata Partners has made its mark in the real estate market.

These divisions are overseen by experienced managers who have been with the company since its establishment.

Along with principal Robert Pignataro at the helm of overall management of Strathfield Partners, the company ensures every matter is resolved and all client requirements are met.

The company believes that clear and constant communication between departments is pivotal for achieving business success.

Transform your smile

„ WHITER AND BRIGHTER SMILEZ

AT Whiter and Brighter Smilez, we believe prevention is better than the cure.

We make sure we build a comprehensive treatment plan so that your oral hygiene is ideal, and you will be able to avoid cavities or infections.

We sit down with you and discuss your current oral hygiene habits and how they can be improved.

For us, it is important that we educate our patients of what goes on in their mouth, so they can take care of themselves accordingly.

Situated in the heart of Sydney’s inner west, our clinic is dedicated to delivering exceptional dental care with a touch of luxury. Whether you’re in

Says Robert: “Our company have structured the business to cultivate enduring, long-term partnerships built up through loyal clients since 1997, which is ultimately the driving factor for long-term sales and business growth.”

For more details, visit https://www. strathfieldpartners.com.au/ and https://www. facebook.com/StrathfieldPartners/.

To book an appointment and discuss your real estate requirements, contact 0419 446 641 or robert@strathfieldpartners.com.au.

Botox and fillers!

need of routine cleaning, cosmetic enhancement, or restorative procedures, we offer a full range of dental services to cater to your needs.

With our team of highly skilled professionals and personalised approach to care, you can trust us to help you achieve and maintain optimal oral health for years to come.

We provide a wide variety of services such as Invisalign, veneers and smile design and even

We are proud to provide oral care to the inner west community and we will continue to do so for years to come.

Come and visit our clinic at 449 Marrickville Road, Dulwich Hill NSW 2203.

If you’ve got any question, contact us on (02) 9569 1398 or info@ whiterandbrightersmilez. com.au.

Visit www. whiterandbrightersmilez.com. au for more information about all aspects of dental services we provide.

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Focusing on social impact

supporting local businesses, or promoting sustainable tourism practices.

Panuccio Travel Partners is a local company whose values and purpose are deeply rooted in community-centric focus, giving back, and promoting job opportunities while maintaining a strong customer-centric philosophy. Community is at the heart of everything we do. We believe in actively contributing to the communities we serve, whether through charitable initiatives,

By giving back, we aim to create positive social impacts and foster a sense of unity and belonging.

Our commitment to community extends to creating job opportunities and supporting local economies.

We prioritize hiring and empowering local talent, promoting di versity and inclusivity within our workforce.

At the core of our business is a customer-centric philosophy. We strive to exceed customer expectations by delivering exceptional service, personalized experiences, and value-added benefits.

Our goal is to create memorable journeys that inspire and enrich the lives of our customers, fostering long-term relationships built on trust and satisfaction.

At Panuccio Travel, we don’t just sell travel experiences, we also create meaningful connections, support communities, and empower individuals to explore the world w ith purpose and joy.

To consult about your travel plans, call 0433 149 650 or email pina.panuccio@ travelpartners.com.au

Visit https://panucciotravel.com.au/ and our social media site https://www.instagram. com/p/C4mpYzTr8S9/.

Customers are our priority

„ FIVE STAR BUILDING DESIGN

WHEN it comes to our building and interior design business, we make it a priority to fulfil the goals of our customers and we take great pleasure in doing so.

Through our building design department, we provide assistances to every customer in the process of designing their perfect home or executing a project on their land.

When it comes to the selection of finishes, our interior department is responsible for adding the finishing touches to ensure that everything is consistent with one another.

You can be confident that you have an expe-

rienced team behind you, taking on projects ranging from residential to commercial.

As we will be covering every component till you receive approval, as we take care of everything for you.

To discuss your building and interior design project with us, call 1300 372 301 or email admin@ fivestarbuildingdesign. com.au.

Have a look at our completed projects, visit https:// fivestarbuildingdesign. com.au/

Your online reach is our priority

„

IProject Management has been at SRL Management s core business for over 17 years, however the evolution of our business specializing in live environment projects has differentiated us beyond just what we do. Whether it s a Project Manager proudly handing over another project defect-free, a Project Coordinator proactively negotiating a tenancy agreement, or a Superintendent acting as the middleman between client and builder to navigate the best solution, our company values are put into action every day. It is how we treat our people, partners, and community that matters to each of us. The reward from nearly two decades of success is our passionate staff, loyal customers, defect-free projects, supportive suppliers, and a reputation to be very proud of. When SRL Management represent you, you get excellence in every experience.

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range of businesses, both local and international, reach their online audiences utilising their resources capabilities.

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expertise and vision that drive our significant achievements, refined service

small businesses have already benefitted from our expertise, and we encour-

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Comprehensive quantity surveying firm

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ESTABLISHED in 1971, Newton Fisher Group is a family-run Quantity Surveying business operating throughout NSW, Queensland and ACT.

Our comprehensive services span all stages of the property development lifecycle.

Since our founding, our mission has always been to tailor Quantity Surveying services to fit the needs of clients and projects.

We tailor our quantity surveying services across commercial, residential, aged care, health care, industrial and education sectors.

We highly value client relationships and customer service and to achieve this, to this day we remain privately-owned and family-run.

Our success is a direct result of helping our clients become successful.

To achieve this, we guarantee the involvement of senior management in all services we provide, and nurture close relationships with clients.

Our objective is to provide the highest standard of sound, accurate and commercially aware advice to assist our clients in making informed decisions and achieve project objectives.

Visit https://newtonfisher.com.au/ and https://www.linkedin. com/company/2523460 for more information about our expertise and services.

Innovative marketing strategies

BEST known for their integrity, innovative marketing strategies and client-focused approach, McGrath Strathfield leads by putting people first, ensuring each and every client receives first class customer service.

Consisting of young, driven and visionary agents steered by two young achievers, Principals Tarun Sethi and Michael Murphy whose strong ties to the community allow them to give unique insights which led the company to a period of remarkable growth in their markets.

Responding to market demand and their loyal client’s needs, the team expanded with a dedicated Property Management Department and added

more skilled professionals in the Sales and Support Departments, resulting in a thriving and dynamic workforce surpassing expectation.

From a staff of just 7 to whopping 30 and still growing, in less than a year of operation, McGrath Strathfield sold close to 200 properties with gross real estate value just under $500 million which reinforces the trust and support received from communities they serve.

Every year, the REB releases the national rankings to recognise the real estate agents who have gone above and beyond their tasks to meet the needs of their clients and are well regarded in their local markets. The agents’ rankings are determined according to key metrics such as number of properties sold, total dollar value of properties

Excellence in live project management

„ SRLM MANAGEMENT

PROJECT Management has been a core business for over 17 years at SRL Management.

The evolution of our business started off with

sold and average sale price over the last 12 months of their business operations.

McGrath Strathfield’s managing director, Michael Murphy, a born and bred Strathfield local, was ranked among REB Top 100 Agents while co-principal and also a longtime Strathfield local, Tarun Sethi was ranked among REB Top 50 Agents.

More recently, The Daily Telegraph named NSW’s top property young guns for 2023: bestselling agents under 35, where 3 of their agents were included. Tarun Sethi secured a spot as the 4th best selling real estate agent in the whole of NSW while Michael Murphy & Jessy Antaky also secured a spot in the under 35 top 50 agents of NSW.

Throughout the year, the agency continuously supports local community

specialising in live environment project management.

This exciting approach has differentiated us from the rest, and showed we can do beyond what we do. Whether it’s a Project Manager confidently handing over another project defect-free, a Project Coordinator is proactively negotiating a tenancy agreement.

events including sponsorships of sporting clubs such as Strathfield Raiders, St Patrick’s Jr Rugby Club and St Patrick’s Football Club.

The popular areas they serve; Strathfield, Concord, Burwood, Wentworth Point, Lidcombe, Belfield and surrounding suburbs, are among sought after localities situated no more than 30-minute drive to Sydney CBD.

For more details on McGrath Strathfield current listing of properties for sale or rent in these growth suburbs, visit https://www.mcgrath.com. au/offices/384-strathfield.

McGrath Strathfield is located at 44 The Boulevarde, Strathfield NSW 2135 or phone (02) 9457 9339 for enquiries.

In another live scenario, a Superintendent acting as the intermediary between the client and builder navigates the best solution, while our company values are put into action every day.

SRL Management is about mitigating the risk factor for our client. We assure ourselves through the correct measures of control that every avenue of possibility is explored.

It is evident through our project history and live venues that you can visit today, that our efforts have been unmatched.

It is how we treat our people, partners, and community that matters to each of us.

We believe that every client’s business project is our business and in turn, our success is our client’s success.

The rewards from two decades of success include having passionate staff, loyal customers, defect-free projects, supportive suppliers, and a reputation we hold with high esteem.

When SRL Management represents you, you get excellence in every experience, and we’re proud of our proven results.

To discuss your project with us, call 0422 100 666 or admin@ srlm.com.au. For more information, visit https://srlm.com.au/ and https://www.instagram.com/srlmgmt/.

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LIFESTYLE

OUREVOLVING CITY

CITS HIP TO BE SQUARE!

Blacktown’s future is NOW

OMMUNITY organisations, members of parliament, council and property developers are running community consultations to gauge what the people of Blacktown want their city to look and feel like in future decades.

Mt Druitt masterplan has been delivered and has resulted in upgrades. The NSW Government is injecting over $92M for upgrades to Kevin Betts Stadium, aquatic centre, Dawson Mall and First Nations Community Centre.

Riverstone MP Warren Kirby, having only been elected just 12 months ago, has been conducting community forums attended by good crowds as people express their views, concerns and ideas over the unfolding of the Riverstone Town Plan.

Stephen Bali, MP for Blacktown has conducted forums and feedback sessions, distributing newsletters and contributing articles in the Blacktown News. These focus on the planning of Blacktown CBD.

Bali’s agenda is that future development of Blacktown reflects a cosmopolitan capital city befitting a local government area where its population is set to surpass Tasmania by 2035 – in numbers: to over 610,000 by 2041 with growth continuing.

Walker Corporation acquired a strategic part of Blacktown from council 12 months ago and has conducted several pop-up stalls with an online survey to gauge local initial feedback.

Results will be released in coming months and this builds on feedback generated by local MPs from their forums. The Blacktown News will report these findings.

What has been clear from all surveys, forums and community consultations is that people are sceptical of clichés and hollow catch cries like “jobs, jobs, jobs”.

There’s also scepticism about artist impressions not based on reality, although to be fair to developers craeting accurate creative visions that do reflect reality

take time and evolve as the project scope evolves.

MP Stephen Bali has advocated for a Central Living District concept. He is on record as saying: “Whilst the new Parramatta CBD is great for Parramatta, it is not Blacktown. We need to define what we are and build a central living district to suit our population.”

A key proposal has been the development of a Blacktown Town Square where people can gather in a safe environment. The Square can potentially accommodate 10,000 people for festivals right in the heart of the city making Blacktown the epicentre of major festivals for Western Sydney.

Key concerns for large outdoor festivals are parking, traffic movement, safety, the environment and functional space.

The Blacktown News has presented articles that outline where four key landowners control most of the land from Alpha Park to Colo Lane car park – some 133,000 square metres of land.

Now, imagine a town square surrounded by affordable living accommodation, social enterprises, commercial businesses, walkways, cycleways in a safe and friendly area rather than street scapes and podium parking accommodating thousands of cars.

Since 1975 our city street festivals have become a signature feature of Blacktown

and with Lunar New Year, Holi, Ramadan, Vaisakhi, Diwali, Christmas are the very embodiment of multicultural life in Western Sydney.

Blacktown can become the festive capital of not only Western Sydney but Australia – a global drawcard.

The new Blacktown CBD can become the next international festival destination, driving the visitor and tourism market which benefits the local economy and creates another local visitor magnet for those landing at Western Sydney Airport.

Furthermore, a town square could incorporate the new police station, courthouse, council civic centre, art gallery and an entertainment quarter.

Most agree that the current police station and courthouse are no longer fit for purpose; the council building has been sold and will soon be demolished; the State Government has funded a new $40M art gallery; and the Blacktown Workers Club can drive the revitalisation of an entertainment centre within the town square.

Michelle Rowland MP, Federal Communications Minister, and Member for Greenway has initiated a feasibility study to relocate SBS studios from Artarmon to potentially somewhere in Western Sydney.

We’d suggest that SBS’s ideal relocation could be to Blacktown’s Town Square; given Blacktown City has over 188 cultures from across the world and a strong Indigenous culture.

Of course, the key to all this is collaboration with stakeholders and residents so we can craft plans that take advantage of game-changing opportunities that are before us right now.

Progressive visions are built upon a foundational culture where concerns, values and aspirations can be equally and safely shared. Then the execution can begin.

Michael Walls is publisher and editor of The Blacktown News.

www.greaterblacktownnews.com.au

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Blacktown City Festival in 2011 demonstrates Blacktown people love their festivals with approximately 50,000 attending the streets alive festival and parade. Budapest has a large town square that holds the Christmas markets and New Year’s eve fire works with tens of thousands of people attending in the square surrounding streets.
WEXPO at Blacktown Workers Club Details coming soon for our 2024 event.

Closing the Gap

in Western Sydney

In Western Sydney, Darug land, we are fortunate to have one of the largest populations of First Nations peoples in Australia. Unfortunately, despite improvements to the life expectancy of First Nations peoples, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children born in NSW between 2020-2022 are expected to live 6.8 years (males) and 5.9 years (females) less than non-Indigenous children1 We need to take action and close the gap.

First Nations Services in Western Sydney

The Western Sydney Primary Health Network commissions programs that are co-designed and led by First Nations community groups. The aim is to help people access safe environments that promote self-confidence, build community and create connections to health and wellbeing care.

We currently work with the following amazing providers:

• Aboriginal Counselling – culturally sensitive therapeutic counselling for people who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander. Phone: 0410 539 905

• Baabayn Aboriginal Corporation – helps families heal from inter-generational trauma, build resilience, and find healthy coping mechanisms. Phone: 02 8608 6054

• Ted Noffs, Deadly Dreaming – offers cultural activities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people across six schools in Western Sydney. Phone: 1800 151 045

• Marrin Weejali – case management support for those experiencing alcohol and illicit

substance misuse to achieve physical, social and emotional wellbeing. Phone: 02 9628 3031

• The Shed – a safe environment to access physical and wellbeing support and connect to mental health, Centrelink, housing, legal and therapeutic services. Phone: 1300 550 099

• Too Deadly for Diabetes – a free 10-week exercise, nutrition, education and behavioural change program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who have, or are at risk of developing, type 2 Diabetes. Phone: 0447 972 172

• Western Sydney Integrated Team Care –supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members with chronic health conditions to access physical, mental health and social care. Phone: 02 8080 0522

1 Australian Government Productivity Commission (2024), Socio-economic outcome area 1: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people enjoy long and healthy lives, Closing the Gap Information Repository, available at: pc.gov.au/closing-the-gap-data/dashboard/se/outcome-area1

Healthy Western Sydney is delivered by WentWest, the Western Sydney Primary Health Network.

Community Story

I was referred to the Western Sydney Integrated Team Care (ITC) program not knowing what support I was going to be able to get from them. I had workers come and visit me and explain what they do. Although I have a few health problems, my focus was on housing support as I was in a pretty bad situation living in my mate’s house which was about to be boarded up. The ITC workers always listened when I called in a frustrated and panicked state and provided advocacy and assistance with the Department of Housing when I felt there was no hope. I was able to secure temporary accommodation when the house got boarded up and now have a Department of Housing unit in the Penrith area. Now that I have my own place, I can focus on my health again. I will always remember the support Western Sydney ITC provided.

To find out more about First Nations health services in Western Sydney, head to wentwest.com.au/aboriginal-health

Sydney International Boat Show

The iconic Sydney boat show will return to Darling Harbour for the 55th year in a row August 1st - 4th, 2024. Free to attend, this annual event is expanded this year to include lots of activities and events on stages around the precinct and is an exciting day out for the entire family.

Burrawang and the Southern Highlands

Autumn is the perfect time for a day trip to the Southern Highlands and a visit to the stunning village of Burrawang.

Walk the length of Church Street and admire lo-

cal gardens and quaint old fashioned stores still fully functional. Enjoy a beer or lunch at the Burrawang Pub out the back in the sunshine.

2.5 Hour Hike to the 40 Foot Falls

On the way back to Sydney be sure to set aside time to complete a 2 and a half hour bushwalk known as the 40 Foot Falls.

This walk begins at the back of Lake Alexandra in Mittagong, the start of this 7km dog-friendly track is signposted. The walk is marked by red poles / tabs with red spray on them marking the way apart from the second bridge you come to (turn left at this intersection). This is a firetrail track. The falls at the end are well worth a visit on a lovely day, be sure to take your own water and snacks and sturdy shoes.

Rooftop Bars of Sydney

What an incredible city to enjoy the weather. Have a staycation this March and visit some of the city’s fun rooftop bars.

Cabana Bar

Part of the 25 Martin Place precinct, the

Cabana Bar feels like a holiday in Bali and is the perfect place for a margarita on a Saturday or a pre-theatre dinner. With its green hanging baskets and wicker nooks and crannies it’s a great spot for a fun date. Every Saturday Cabana bar has a bottomless brunch at 11.45am and 2pm for 2 hours. $89 includes a 2 hour seating with margaritas, spritzes, selters, mimosas and a shared style menu.

The Astor, Intercontinental, 117 Macquarie St

A stylish bar open from 4pm to midnight with a minimum $60 spend. The perfect spot to look out over the cityscape on a special occasion.

Dean and Nancy’s, Level 22, 2 Hunter St Sydney

With a very 1950s New york feel, this bar is a great choice when it’s cool outside. If you love the sound of the piano playing as you sip on a wine, come Thursday nights 5 -8pm. For DJ beats come Thursday to Saturday from 9pm. The location is next to some significant construction happening in the CBD, so finding the entry is part of the fun.

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1. Think Creatively Where To Stay

If it’s a Perisher or Thredbo day trip you’d like to do with an overnight stay, Berridale and surrounding towns, such as Cooma are excellent bases to explore Kosciuszko National Park. Accommodation is cheaper than Jindabyne too and has rental equipment stores with good quality range equipment, shops, like Rhythm Snowsports Cooma open 24/7.

2. Mt Selwyn

Australia’s most affordable snow resort. If you’re a beginner or lower intermediate and you need more terrain than the slope at Corin Forest, try Mt Selwyn. Book ahead online and save with their 2024 season price freeze, a one

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day pass is $15 and a 7 day pass is $75. Mt Selwyn offers season passes for $529 and with lessons with qualified instructors this is the perfect place to start from scratch or improve your technique all season long before moving to the bigger and more expensive resorts.

3. Corin Forest

The closest and cheapest snow resort to Sydney is Corin Forest, just 45 minutes from Canberra. If you’ve never seen snow before or you’re a complete beginner this is an excellent place to start. Head to their website and check out their packages to include a ski or snowboard lesson starting from $145 for adults or kids and include rental equipment, clothing and ski pass.

Head to www.snowaction.com.au for snow updates, amazing competitions, features on overseas and Australian resorts, book reviews, tips on travelling to Japan and Canada and more.

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planets, gorgeous coffee table book about 150 thrilling winter adventures you can do around the world, whether this is snowshoeing, skiing, ice, climbing or hiking. To win simply head to @snowaction on instagram and comment on a winter activity you like to do. If you’d like to read the book, review head to www. snowaction.com.au, it makes a perfect gift for anyone of all ages who likes to be outdoors, living life to the fullest.

Snow podcast

If you love listening on-the-go, check out Loving the Snowlife on iTunes or Spotify. It’s the podcast that helps families get ready for their next snowtrip, where to go and what to do when you get there. Follow on instagram @lovingthesnowlife and comment about what you’d like to hear next, we’re open to all topic suggestions.

Past episodes include: Solo travel, first time snow holiday DO’s and DON’Ts, kids snow holiday logistics, how to choose a season pass, weather forecasting, skincare and makeup at the snow, getting your body ready to stay injury-free, plus size snow clothing, travelling with babies and toddlers, sustainable ski brands and more.

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