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wateRiNG youR lawN A deep watering twice a week is best for your lawn as it encourages healthy root development. Repeated light watering brings roots to the surface and makes the lawn less drought-resistant. Water your lawn to a depth of at least 2 inches in the early morning or late afternoon rather than midday. Sandy soils require frequent watering than rich heavy soils. Be sure to use an efficient watering system or a trigger spray gun.

a lush and healthy lawn is a beautiful part of a home landscape, and worth looking after. to maintain your lawn you must tailor a program suitable to your local conditions - your soil and grass type and the amount of rainfall you get.

aeRate youR soil PRePaRatioN Just like plants, grass needs light, water and air to grow and stay healthy. To improve the efficiency of these factors we recommend aerating. For minimum aeration you can clean the lawn well at the end of Autumn and give it a good raking every Spring. To further aerate the soil and root system, systematically poke holes in the ground. You may choose different aerating methods depending on your lawn size and involved expenses. The options are a garden fork, aerated shoes or a core aerator for large areas which can be hired. Feed youR lawN Choosing your fertiliser is a personal choice as there are many brands to

choose from. We can recommend a slow-release or organic fertiliser based on your soil’s needs and total area. Using organic fertiliser also will improve the health of your soil. To measure your grass area, divide your lawn into rectangular sections, multiply the length by the width of each section, and add the results. You can do this simply by stepping out the area. Feed every 6-12 weeks, depending on the type of fertiliser you choose. PatcH baRe sPots Loosen the surface, then mix seed and lawn starter together. Rake into the surface and water regularly until you find sprouts beginning to emerge.

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how to protect a garden There is a wide range of highly effective and innovative products available for gardeners to care for and protect their plants against insects, snails and slugs. These pests can be combated in the garden by breaking reproduction cycles, getting good insects to eat bad insects, getting other animals to eat pests, and making your vegetables unpalatable to pests. Safety When using pesticides wear protective clothing, gloves, face shield and a respirator where indicated on the pesticide label. It is important to protect skin areas and the eyes at all times, especially when handling the concentrated chemical. Take extra care when in a confined space such as glasshouse. Wash thoroughly in warm soapy water immediately after spraying and always before eating, drinking or smoking, making sure to scrub all skin areas exposed during spraying, or better still, have a shower. If poisoning occurs, follow first aid instructions printed on the label and seek immediate medical attention. Always keep tools and materials away from children. Read the instructions before beginning your project. SnailS and SlugS Snail and slugs are your garden’s worst enemies due to their excessive breeding and rapid destruction. They can be particularly damaging to flower and vegetable seedlings. leaf eaterS Leaf eaters are caterpillars, grubs, leaf-eating beetles, grasshoppers and borers. You know you’re in trouble when you can see holes and missing portions in branches, stems, shrubs, buds, flower petals and fruit. It is important that the problem is dealt with as soon as possible before the damage is irreparable.

SolutionS Snails and Slugs: Fig. 1 Snails and slugs are most active just before or as soon as the rain arrives and at night. Here are a few methods to control these two: Removing the snails and slugs by hand best done at night with a torch. Using a container with a small amount of beer which attracts slugs and snails to fall into the dish and drown (Fig 1). SolutionS: Snail traps are also available through retail outlets. Sprinkle snail bait around under the bushes, walling and rock outcrops where they hide. using snail pellets is effective, but potentially harmful to wildlife, pets and children. iron based snail killers are the safest alternative. leaf eaters: Some eco-friendly preventative measures can be taken to protect your garden from these pests. Several insect and animal predators are extremely effective at naturally counteracting some pests. These are lace wings, lady bugs, hover flies, caterpillar parasites, parasitic wasps and praying mantis. The pests that they pray on can include mealy bugs, mites, moth eggs, caterpillars, whiteflies, cabbage loopers, thrip, leaflopper, flea beetles and scale insects. To get these

insects into Fig. 2 your garden use companion planting. Start by growing herbs like coriander, fennel, parsley and other flowers such as daisies, dandelions, marigolds, sunflowers, thistle, and yarrow (Fig 2). SolutionS: Their flowers encourage these insects to lay their eggs into grubs, aphids and other pests in the garden. once the eggs hatch, the larvae feast on the host. a healthy garden is less likely to succumb to insect attacks. Keep plants well fed, watered and mulched and apply seaweed extract as a preventative measure. insect traps are also an option to use as a preventative measure. Spraying unwanted pests: Some gardeners make their own organic pesticides that taste so terrible that your pests will move on. Two examples are mixing garlic, chilli and onion or mixing kelp and neem oil. Pyrethrum sprays, which are made from flower extracts, are effective but tend to linger, therefore they can damage new arrivals of good insects. There are many eco-friendly and chemical sprays available to remove all of your garden pests. It is advisable to confirm what your pests are and then ask your Bunnings Team Member. Always follow dosage rates and safety instructions.

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Government’s Tourism and Major Events agency. The event contributed over $20million in new money to the NSW economy, and shone a spotlight on the State’s creative industries, establishing new connections and opportunities across the many areas of business that Vivid Sydney spans. 2014 is set to be even more successful.” Visit www.vividsydney.com for further detailed information and videos.


music & lights VIVID MUSIC With music events a favourite in the Vivid Sydney line up, Vivid Music is expanding in 2014 with an exciting line up of performances and talent as well as expanding into new venues, with new and bigger programs and more content to be announced in the coming weeks. “The core of Vivid Music, Vivid LIVE at the Sydney Opera House curated by Fergus Linehan, will see another fantastic line-up including Pixies, Giorgio Moroder, and Timeline, a special collaboration between the Australian Chamber Orchestra, led by Richard Tognetti and electro-pop duo The Presets – in which they present the history of music in two hours,’ Mr Stoner said. “Expanding into Redfern, a new event has been created for Vivid Sydney this year - Modulations at Carriageworks (6-8 June). Modulations, curated by the extraordinary Steve Pavlovic, brings together the best talent across music, light installations, design and food. It will be headlined by multi-award winning electronic pop legends Pet Shop Boys their performance a rare opportunity to experience a spectacular multi-media production in an intimate and immersive

environment, and their only Australian performances of their 2013/14 Electric World tour.”

VIVID LIGHT “This year for the first time, the harbour will join in like never before, with Harbour Lights – ferries and vessels decked out in LED lights, their colours computercontrolled by satellite navigation as they pass through the world’s most beautiful harbour. The new CBD precinct Martin Place will dazzle audiences with giant light installations, and new Vivid programming at Carriageworks, the Seymour Centre, Sydney University and The Basement will take the event and its music content, into more locations than ever before,” said Mr Stoner. “Of course, Lighting the Sails of the Sydney Opera House is one of the festival’s most anticipated highlights, which I am pleased to announce will be designed by the award-winning creative agency 59 Productions, renowned for their work on the London Olympic Games’ Opening Ceremony and the Westend show War Horse. The Sails are set for a stunning arrangement of

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3D-mapped projections.” “The sandstone facades of Customs House and the MCA will once again be bathed in light through collaborations with local and international artists, and new light installations are set to utterly absorb every visitor, including for the first time, five works commissioned by Destination NSW. And after the huge success of last year, the Sydney Harbour Bridge will once again be lit by visitors with a stunning colour palette, making this a very special coat hanger indeed. Darling Harbour will be transformed by a spectacular water show with fountains, water jets and lasers as Aquatique, the French pioneers of dancing fountains, return again to Vivid - this year with a water show twice the size of last year, spanning two-thirds of the Bay. The foreshore running from East Circular Quay right around to Campbell’s Cove and Walsh Bay will become both a playground and a gallery, with over 50 new light installations, in a program full of both interactive installations and stunning works of art, curated by Vivid Light Festival Director Anthony Bastic,” Mr Stoner said.

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ivid Ideas features 15 signature events with 12 keynote talks from globally recognised designer and artist Candy Chang; media strategist and expert in unconventional marketing Ryan Holiday; Sara Critchfield, editorial director of Upworthy - the fastest growing media company of all time; global leader of the 4D printing movement Skylar Tibbits; and director Joshy D of REBEL8, one of the world’s most credible youth brands. “With a strong role to play in showcasing our creative industries to the world, the Vivid Ideas program has also expanded. The Vivid Ideas Exchange on Level 6 of the MCA is once again at the heart of the program, this year featuring creative ideas, public talks, industry seminars, conferences, workshops and debates, structured around eight ‘content clusters’, spanning digital media and design to architecture, animation, fashion to filmmaking, and beyond,” said Mr Stoner. Vivid Ideas is again collaborating with

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event. In 2013 more than 11,000 visitors came from overseas travelling on Vivid travel packages. Aside from giving visitors a spectacular experience, Vivid Sydney is also fantastic news for the retail stores, restaurants and cafes that have fallen in love with the festival for the huge crowds it brings and the happy, joyful atmosphere created.” Vivid Sydney Creative Director, Ignatius Jones, said, “Vivid Sydney continues to grow exponentially. Every year we are overwhelmed by the excitement that Vivid Sydney generates, and this year is really building on what’s come before. New precincts, new installations, new music, new ideas and new business all play a leading role in creating Vivid Sydney, and really give our city and everyone involved in Vivid a huge chance to shine. The spotlight is firmly placed on Sydney as the Creative Industry hub of Australia, and the Asia-Pacific region.”


lighting of the sails Everynight at 6pm, from May 23rd until June 6th the Sydney Opera House lights up

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fresh seafood, burgers and Asian cuisine; or visit our latest pop-up bar, café by day and restaurant by night. You can also sample the fare from several food trucks on the Opera House forecourt and then explore the Vivid LIGHT installations. Or take in a delicious dinner at Bistro Mozart or refreshment at one of our many Theatre Bars before a Vivid LIVE show. WHat tO ExpEriEncE tHE backStagE tOur For a limited time, go behind the scenes of Vivid LIVE. Travel with intimate groups through our famous theatres, step behind the curtains and on stage, and see our state-of-the-art recording studio and visit the scenery dock. You might even catch artists warming up for a Vivid LIVE performance, or chilling out in the Green Room. Complete the VIP experience with breakfast or dinner on the Western Broadwalk, overlooking Sydney Harbour. tHE SydnEy OpEra HOuSE tOur As the sun goes down and House lights up, venture inside the iconic shells www.homesguide.com.au

and visit its famous theatres and grand spaces that bring to life almost 2,000 performances a year. tHE backStagE tOur When: 7am and 6pm, daily Where: Sydney Opera House Price: $165 (incl breakfast or dinner) Book online and save 10% or book a Vivid LIVE performance and save $20 off your Tour ticket* *Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Valid 23.06.14 to 02.07.14 for The Backstage Tour – Celebrating VIVID Live. tHE SydnEy OpEra HOuSE tOur When: 6pm and 6:30pm, nightly Where: Sydney Opera House Price: $37 Book online and save 10% or book a Vivid LIVE performance and save 20% off your Tour ticket* *Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Valid 23.06.14 to 02.07.14 for The Sydney Opera House Tour – Celebrating VIVID Live. homesguideliving

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HALFWAY CROOKS & FRIENDS WHEN: 07 June, 10pm WHERE: The Basement Halfway Crooks is a rap party for party people. Started in 2009 by rap-obsessed DJs Levins, Captain Franco and Elston, Halfway Crooks was a breath of fresh air for Sydney rap fans who didn’t want to hear the same tired classics at hp hop parties. Crooks has spent the last five years cramming 500+ people into small Sydney clubs each month to dance to a well rounded mix of new rap hits and forgotten classics from the East Coast, West Coast and the South of the States. In their first Vivid show, Halfway Crooks present a night of rap bangers with a special, soon to be announced guest joining them on stage! 14

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electronic vibrations to make you move. Take in all the action from the museum’s waterfront pop-up bar Yots overlooking the light’s of the city skyline, our illuminated fleet of historic vessels and light installations.

GAMMA WORLD MCA ORIGINAL FACADE WHEN: 23 May - 09 July 6pm WHERE: Museum of Contemporary Art, The Rocks Jess Johnson and Spinifex The MCA Projection takes the audience on an integrated journey, moving from one space to another in a constant flux of movement. Inspired by Artist Jess Johnson, the MCA building morphs into an interactive and dynamic performance space, coming to life, changing its appearance, and even seeming to change its structure at times through the use of isometric designs, old school gaming, pop up 3D books and forced perspective. As each chapter evolves we have built drama and emotion through animation and 3D visual effects tricks that will take the viewer on an abstract, emotional and playful journey through constantly changing worlds.

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WHEN: 19 May - 25 May WHERE: Various venues in Sydney CBD For one week each May, Sydney Writers’ Festival draws some of the brightest lights of the literary world to Sydney for Australia’s largest celebration of literature and ideas. Featuring over 300 events in locations stretching from the Festival Hub in Walsh Bay to the Blue Mountains.

WHEN: 23 May - 09 June WHERE: Museum of Contemporary Art, The Rocks The iconic 1700m2 rooftop of the Australian National Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour once again turns it on for Vivid. Taking its cue from the museum’s exciting ‘Whale Season’ of exhibitions and events, this spectacular sound and light projection evokes the majesty of underwater marine life. A vibrant series of live music events every weekend of Vivid will emit sonic www.homesguide.com.au

WHEN: 04 April - 21 June WHERE: Object Australian Design Centre www.object.com.au Resolved will take audiences on the designer’s journey, allowing them to experience the process and act of design. The many ways to define ‘success’ will be explored: creative collaborations, sustainable design, contemporary objects with traditional cultural expressions, experimental use of material and manufacture, and innovative application of emerging technology. Together this total creative program will take audiences on the designer’s ‘journey’ in launching a successful design creation – the ideas, inspiration, process and people.

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PIXIES SYDNEY EXCLUSIVE WHEN: 23 May - 26 May WHERE: Opera House In a tradition of Australian premieres, one-off commissions and residencies with contemporary music’s most influential artists, Vivid LIVE now welcomes indierock luminaries the Pixies for a rare series of exclusive, intimate performances – finally bringing ‘the cornerstone of modern rock’ (the Guardian) back for a fiery festival opening in 2014. Renowned as Kurt Cobain’s favourite group and worshipped by generationdefining artists such as Radiohead, PJ Harvey and Pavement, the Boston band’s surrealist bend on noise, psychedelia and surf-rock has proved peerless for a near 30 years. Introducing the iconic voices of primary songwriter Black Francis and beloved bassist Kim Deal in songs such as ‘Here Comes Your Man’, ‘Monkey Gone to Heaven’, ‘Debaser’ and ‘Gigantic’, the quartet have shunned scene-easy categories since becoming one of 4AD’s defining bands of the ’90s – enrapturing misfit nations with themes of space, sex, dysfunction and pure pop culture voyeurism. Featuring the signature dynamic shifts of founding members Joey Santiago 16

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(guitar), David Lovering (drums) and current touring bassist Paz Lenchantin (A Perfect Circle), the Pixies will continue a lineage of outsider art writ large for their first Australian performances in four years, exclusive to Vivid LIVE.

benefit from the advice given on their peers’ work as well as their own. Following each masterclasse there will be an opportunity for attendees and mentors to network and continue the conversation.

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WHEN: 07 June, 10m - 3pm WHERE: Vivid Ideas Exchange, Museum of Contemporary art The Loop’s Portfolio Masterclasses offer a unique opportunity for students and creatives to sit with industry leaders and receive honest feedback on how to improve their portfolio or showreel. We are excited to be back at Vivid in 2014 with four masterclasses – Advertising, Graphic & Digital Design, Fashion & Photography, Film & Animation. Each Masterclass will run for 120 minutes and will include three 30-minute sessions giving attendees the chance to present their portfolio to 3 different mentors. Attendees will sit in a relaxed round table setting on Level 6 of the MCA and have their portfolios & showreels reviewed in a group environment, allowing the creatives to listen to and

WHEN: 29 May - 30 May, 8.30am-5pm WHERE: Vivid Ideas Exchange, Museum of Contemporary art The Good Design Forum provides a platform to world-class keynote speakers as they share the latest trends and developments on the future of design in business and education and exchange ideas with innovation leaders from a range of sectors. Companies like Apple, Samsung and Virgin have long leveraged the discipline of design to shape amazing products, services and experiences, but what makes them industry leaders is their investment in design as a means to reinvent business models, inspire innovative cultures and envision strategic options. The Good Design Festival also proudly hosts the Good Design Awards Gala Night.

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HARBOUR LIGHTS WHEN: 23 May - 09 Jun, 6pm WHERE: Sydney Harbour For the first time in 2014, Vivid Sydney extends onto the harbour. Many of the cruise vessels, ferries and water taxis that travel around the harbour will be decorated with brilliant LED lights that change colour as they enter different parts of the harbour. These ‘colour precincts’ will be computer controlled using Intel technology and the latest in sat-nav geo-positioning; Harbour Lights will give Vivid another technological world first. Enjoy the spectacle of the nightly light shows from a Sydney Ferry, Captain Cook Cruises, Sea Sydney Cruises or Matilda Cruises. Presented by 32 Hundred Lighting and Destination NSW.

SMART MONEY WHEN: 05 June, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm WHERE: Vivid Ideas Exchange, Museum of Contemporary Art The way we build innovative technology is rapidly changing. Now billion dollar tech startups are as likely to sprout in Tel Aviv, Berlin, Sydney or Melbourne as

in Silicon Valley. The way founders raise capital and investors select and back tech startups is changing fast too. The way it was done yesterday is no longer the smartest way. Want to learn from those on the cutting edge of tech startup capital and the startup founders they back? Want to make sure you’re prepared for what’s just around the corner? You need to attend Smart Money at Vivid Ideas, brought to you by Innovation Bay with BlueChilli, Muru-D and Pollenizer.

KATE MILLER-HEIdKE (AUS) WHEN: 26 May, 8:30 pm WHERE: Opera House Yielding vocal heroics described by the New Yorker as ‘a big clutch of Pantone swatches’ and ‘being enchanted by butterflies’ by Neil Gaiman, adventurous pop explorer Kate Miller-Heidke marks an imaginative new chapter with her fourth solo album O Vertigo!, pushing her startling voice even higher on the opera stage for Vivid LIVE. Embracing a diverse range of influences and the opportunities of being a newly independent artist, Kate’s new album O Vertigo! is her most dynamic and critically acclaimed work to date. www.homesguide.com.au

Drawing upon the eclectic talents of long-term friend Megan Washington, hiphop head Drapht and British folk prodigy Passenger in a record that sweeps through the ebbs and flows of MillerHeidke’s prodigious imagination – O Vertigo! is now set to playfully rearrange pop boundaries in a way that only she knows how. As she sings on ‘Offer It Up’, ‘I’m sick of turning it down, I’m sick of holding it in, I’m sick of tiptoeing ‘round, quietly bleeding. Now I’ve opened the lines, there’s gonna be a transmission…’ at Vivid LIVE.

dESIGNERS dEN WHEN: 31 May, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm WHERE: Vivid Ideas Exchange, Museum of Contemporary Art It all comes down to the survival of the best designs at Designers Den! Witness the design process in action as we throw emerging designers to the industry’s Design Dragons. At the event, a pre-selected number of contestants will be invited to present their designs before to a panel of industry experts before a live audience in a suspense filled game-show format. homesguideliving

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what’s on! 2014 ICF CANOE SLALOM JUNIOR AND U23 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS WEDNESDAY 23 - SUNDAY 27 APRIL The Championships will be held in Penrith in April 2014. During this time, you can expect to welcome more than 350 athletes, coaches and officials from around the world. Located at the foothills of the picturesque Blue Mountains on the Western edge of Sydney, the Penrith Whitewater Stadium was the venue for the spectacular canoe/kayak slalom competition at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and has subsequently been host to many major international events. Penrith City proudly boasts a strong tradition of providing a friendly welcome and hospitality to visitors especially to international elite athletes, sports teams and supporters and again are looking forward to welcoming you all to the Penrith Valley for the event.

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Australian Canoeing is very proud to have the opportunity to showcase this spectacular event, and they look forward to seeing you on the water!

FERRARI RACING DAYS SYDNEY FRIDAY 11 - SUNDAY 13 APRIL Together with Destination NSW, Ferrari Australasia is delighted to announce

THE LIVE SMART FESTIVAL SATURDAY 12 APRIL The Live Smart Festival is an annual event which the organisers thank the Macarthur District for supporting, each and every year. On the day they will have a great range of different market stalls ranging from sustainable products and services, to hand-made, home-made or homegrown products and lots of fresh produce stalls for the farmers market. Come along and enjoy the local live entertainment while tasting some delicious food. There will also be some free workshops and lectures on the day on ‘Living Sustainably’ and ‘Veggie Gardening’.

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that Sydney will play host to the first ever Ferrari Racing Days in Australia which will take place at the famous Sydney Motorsport Park circuit. For the first time in Australia, fans will be able to see the Ferrari 458 Asia Pacific Challenge series and experience the thrill of the official Ferrari F1 track and Pit show! Amongst the other activities there will also be a display of the latest complete Ferrari lineup and demonstration run by some impressive models of classic Ferrari’s that have helped create the history of the Prancing Horse. It will be the largest gathering of Ferrari cars Australia has ever seen.


THE DREAMERS MARKET AUTUMN 2014 IN PARRAMATTA SATURDAY 5 APRIL 2014 This is not your average market. The Dreamers Market thrives on artisan works handmade in Australia. Stallholders are carefully chosen to ensure the philosophy of Australian handmade is upheld. At the Dreamers Market the field has been narrowed down and you’ll find artisans selling products which are all Australian handmade. Offering a platform for artists, crafters, and designers, to bring their beautiful ideas to life for you to peruse and enjoy. All products must be 100 per cent Australian handmade, no exceptions. No mass produced and outsourcing to foreign countries and no resellers, only genuine handmade products. You’re guaranteed that any gorgeous designs you fall in love with were made with heart and utter intention. So come out and experience the markets, have a whimsical wander

around, indulging yourself with handmade treats and treasures. Find a gift for family and friends, or a little keepsake to take home with you. SYDNEYS WORKING TRUCK SHOW PENRITH AND FAMILY FUN DAY SUNDAY 6 APRIL 2014 Each year for over 26 years, 200 of Australia’s finest trucks gather at the Museum of Fire for Australia’s Premier Working Truck Show, with all funds directed towards saving families from the dangers of fire while preserving the heritage of the community’s bravest. The Country Music Extravaganza has always been a major attraction at the Truck Show and this year will be no exception. The event will feature McAlister Kemp, The Wolfe Brothers, Kaylens Rain, Kaylee Bell, Buddy Goode, Dan Murphy, Victoria Avenue. Up to three children are admitted free with a paying adult and will enjoy

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20 of the best ‘thrill’ rides and other amusements absolutely free. Add to this, food and drink stalls, free face painting and giveaways, and you have the ultimate Family Fun Day package while supporting a worthwhile charitable event. For more information: www.pwts.com.au

FITZROY GARDENS PLAYGROUND LAUNCH EVENT SATURDAY 05 APRIL Help us celebrate the opening of the renewed playground, with exciting new facilities for children of all ages to enjoy. There’ll be roving entertainment, fun characters to delight the kids and vouchers for refreshments from a range of local cafes. You’ll also be able to stock up on fresh produce from the Kings Cross Organic Food and Farmers Market in Fitzroy Gardens.

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what’s on! CREATIVE TRADERS MARKETS AT PICTON SUNDAY 6 APRIL 2014 The Picton Creative Traders Markets are held at the Picton Shire Hall, Menangle Street, on the first Sunday of the month Showcasing the creative talents of the Wollondilly Shire, the Picton Creative Traders Markets provide an opportunity for locals and visitors to purchase local fresh produce direct from the farmer and handmade local products. Products on offer includes: fruit and vegetables; honey; homemade jams and chutneys; lavender; olive products; breads; jewellery; quilting; glass art; paintings; woodwork and more. For more information: www.ctmw.com.au

SAMANTHA CHESTER’S SAFETY IN NUMBERS WEDNESDAY 9 - SATURDAY 12 APRIL FORM Dance Projects are bringing the premiere of Samantha Chester’s Safety in Numbers to Riverside Theatres, Parramatta for a strictly limited season. Inspired by the true stories of disaster survivors, Safety in Numbers is a dance-

theatre work exploring the emotions and thoughts of five people who find themselves trapped in the aftershock of an earthquake, wrestling with the possibility that this could be the end. The production asks the big question, who do you want to be at the moment of impact? Safety in Numbers was created during the inaugural dance theatre development program Cultivate/ Culminate facilitated by Force Majeure. The new work features Danielle Micich,

Gavin Clark, Leeke Griffin, Simon Corfield and Anya McKee with original composition by Turkish-Australian sound designer Ekrem Mulayim and design by recent STC resident designer David Fleischer.

NORTH SYDNEY MARKET ON MILLER SATURDAY 12 APRIL 2014 Wander through over 100 stalls featuring new and second hand gifts, clothes and

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accessories, arts and crafts, antiques, books, toys, flowers, kitchenware, soft furnishings and more! Plus enjoy some live music, fabulous coffee, fresh bread and pastries, reflexology and massage, great takeaway food and a kids spot to keep the little ones occupied. North Sydney Market on Miller runs from 9am - 3pm, the second Saturday of each month.

‘IN TANDEM’ - CURATED BY OLIVIA WELCH TUESDAY 22 APRIL AND SATURDAY 17 MAY

international stars and next big things of comedy, Sydney Comedy Festival’s Cracker Night kicks the festival off with a bang! Celebrating its 10th birthday, the Sydney Comedy Festival’s Cracker Night will be bigger and better than ever with five hilarious shows in venues across Sydney over two huge nights!’ “A line-up as fine as you could expect anywhere, and a great way to launch the Sydney festival. No wonder they call it Cracker Night”. - Chortle (UK)

YOUTH WEEK IN THE CITY FRIDAY 04 APRIL - SUNDAY 13 APRIL

Playing the role of creative matchmaker, the curator, Olivia Welch, has paired together artists to see what two minds and four hands produce when working in tandem. This project is not solely concerned with the end product – the entire process will be captured and documented on the Brenda May Gallery blog, accessible from the website. www.brendamaygallery.com.au

CRACKER NIGHT 2014 - THE CONCOURSE TUESDAY 29 APRIL 2014

Our Voice. Our Impact. Are you are aged 12-24? This is your opportunity get involved! The city is running a program of events for young people to celebrate Youth Week in the City and have fun!! Enjoy the ground breaking Block Party at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, demonstrate and refine your skills at the KGV sports day and the Fernside Skate Competition. Explore your creative side at the Pine Street smart ARTS Festival.

GREAT NORTH WALK STAGE 3 THORNLEIGH TO HORNSBY SUNDAY 27 APRIL 2014

It’s quite simply Sydney’s biggest night of comedy! Featuring a dazzling line up of the biggest and best Australian legends,

during this 10km walk towards Berowra Creek. Enjoy a wide variety of plant habitats and follow the creek to a great lunch spot before reaching the Fishponds. A steep climb up the Depression steps is the last stage before reaching Hornsby. Remember to bring your enclosed sturdy shoes, hat, rain gear, sunscreen, insect protection and at least two litres of water. Cost: Adult $15 per person. Child $10 per person. For more information: www.nationalparks.nsw. gov.au/whatson

COOKING WITH LEFTOVERS WORKSHOP SATURDAY 05 APRIL Amazingly, NSW households waste an average of $1,000 worth of edible food each year! This cooking demonstration will inspire you to cut down your food waste and your weekly shopping bill. Come along to watch simple leftover ingredients being turned into spectacular and delicious dishes. Share recipes and tips and, best of all, taste the treats prepared. (Unfortunately this workshop is not suitable for children under 14 years.) www.greenvillages.com.au

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sydney is fashion! Australia’s only international fashion platform, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

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unning from April 6th to April 12th, Australia’s only international fashion platform, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia will continue it’s focus to provide Australian designers with a platform to connect with a global audience of buyers, press and consumers. This season’s schedule will include runway shows, presentations and key industry events to provide the Australian Fashion Industry with outstanding opportunities to reach a global audience and maximise business outcomes. For the second consecutive year it will take place at Carriageworks on April 6 - 13, 2014. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia (6-12 April) is the pre-eminent industry fashion event in Sydney that showcases the contemporary Spring/Summer collections of the country’s leading labels. This year, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is returning to Carriageworks to bring together our country’s most innovative designers and retailers. For the very first time this year, MercedesBenz Fashion Week will also hold an exclusive event for the public called Weekend Edition (12-13 April), which will give ticket holders the opportunity to see the very latest collections on the runway mere days after the industry has viewed it. The Weekend Edition will host a series of runway shows, how-to sessions from hair and beauty stylists, trend showcases, discussions from international bloggers and exclusive shopping opportunities.

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A look at a local Sydney designer: Elissa McGowan was born in Sydney, Australia in 1989. In 2012 Elissa graduated from the Fashion Design Studio, (formerly East Sydney technology) Ultimo. Elissa debuted her graduate collection as part of The Innovators at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, in April 2013. Elissa’s graduate collection following fashion week caught the eye of the Australian fashion elite including Mark Vassallo, Alexandra Spencer, Simon Lock and Susie Bubble. Elissa was selected as Vogue Italia’s ‘Vogue Talent’s’ top graduate from the Fashion Design Studio for 2013. Elissa’s work from last years fashion week is featured above. 22

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council watch News and updates by the hills shire council UNCLOG OUR ARTERIES! MAYOR CALLS FOR ACTION ON MAJOR ROADS Sydney’s main arterial road network is designed to move people throughout Sydney and The Hills – but it’s too clogged and needs to be thoroughly looked at by the RMS according to Hills Shire Mayor Dr Michelle Byrne. Traffic gridlock on major arterial roads is spilling onto local streets and roads that aren’t designed to cope with the traffic volume. Mayor Byrne said that local residents and ratepayers are footing the bill. “We’ve been inundated with complaints about traffic throughout the Sydney Hills since school returned in late January,” Mayor Byrne said. “Every year people expect the traffic to increase in that last week of January or that first week of February - but what we’ve seen this year is a big increase in traffic, more so than in previous years.” “Some of it is explained, but I have noticed Windsor and Old Windsor Roads are not coping.” “For the most part, residents don’t know and don’t care about who manages certain roads. They just want to see action.” “As a result, Council is often blamed for traffic on roads managed by the NSW Government and RMS.” “The main arterial roads in our Shire are making it difficult to get to and from work or home on time. This creates a lot of frustration and a lower quality of life.” Mayor Byrne said motorists have now resorted to using ‘rat-runs’ along local roads to get home faster. “It’s basic human nature – people will always take the fastest route home. At the end of the day, people are tired, frustrated, hungry and they want to get home to their family.” “But unfortunately this is placing unexpected pressure on local Council roads.” “I’m asking for Senior RMS Traffic Engineers to come out and have a good look at why the arterial road network isn’t operating in the way it 24

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should. Something has happened over the Christmas break. We haven’t had that many new residents move in over the break.” “Whether it is a light phasing issue – I’m not really sure. But something has happened over Christmas and something needs to be done.” “But more needs to be done before the population of Sydney increases by more than 1.1 million – 100 thousand of which we expect in the Sydney Hills.”

PREVENTION IS THE MESSAGE FOR ‘APRIL FALLS’ MONTH Did you know that more than one in three people aged 65 or over fall at least once a year? Many fall more often. Falls are even more common among residents of aged care facilities, up to half of whom fall at least once a year. As part of April Falls Month, The Hills Shire Council is holding a free seminar with Council’s Occupational Therapist, discussing measures that can be taken to prevent falls. Topics will include safe footwear, eye checks, care with medications, healthy eating, identifying hazards in the home, simple exercises to keep yourself strong and ways to deal with falls when they happen. The seminar will be held on Wednesday 23 April at 10am at The Hills Shire Council, 3 Columbia Court, BAULKHAM HILLS NSW 2153. Residents interested in attending can contact Council on 9761 7600. FACTS ABOUT FALLS: Fall-related injury is a major cause of morbidity and mortality for older people • In 2009, 26 per cent of NSW residents aged 65 years or older fell at least once. • In NSW each year, falls lead to approximately 27,000 hospitalisations and at least 400 deaths in people aged 65 and older. The rate (agestandardised) of hospitalisations for falls is over three times higher among residents of aged care facilities than among the other older people. • Age-standardised rates of fallrelated hospitalisations among older people have been increasing for www.homesguide.com.au

more than 10 years. • Even non-injurious falls can have negative impacts, such as loss of confidence and activity restriction. • Falls are the most commonly reported adverse event among hospital inpatients. Information about Falls Prevention is from the Clinical Excellence Commission’s Falls Prevention Program www.cec.health.nsw.gov.au

FOOTPATH PROGRAM BROUGHT FORWARD The swift completion of the 2013/2014 footpath construction program has been welcomed by Hills Shire Councillors, who have voted to bring next year’s program forward. Hills Shire Mayor Dr Michelle Byrne said it was a fantastic result that would help Council achieve its goal of connecting the community. “The Sydney Hills isn’t an area that has traditionally had a lot of footpaths, but residents have called for them so we will deliver them,” Mayor Byrne said. “The 2013/2014 footpath program was completed well ahead of schedule so we’ve decided to move some money around in the budget to make next year’s construction program commence now.” “Seven footpaths have been brought forward and work will commence on them between now and June 30, 2014.” In 2013, Councillors set aside more than $8million in the four year plan to construct 47km worth of footpaths throughout the Sydney Hills. “The easier it is to walk around, the more likely residents will be to leave their cars at home,” Dr Byrne said. “Our footpath plan prioritises footpaths around schools, transport hubs, shopping centres and nearby residential areas.” “We’re going to strive to make moving around the Sydney Hills as easy as possible for our residents.”


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Price $22.95 www.amazon.com Give back to mother nature for all the paper and writing utensils you’ve consumed over the years with the sprout pencils. These eco-friendly cedar pencils contain a capsule at the end that allows you to plant the pencil after it gets down to a stump.

Price $10.90 www.amazon.com Create a world of sparkling icy fish with the goldfish ice cube mold. This mold lets you creates ice or candy that resemble Japanese koi — each scale and fin being more beautiful than the last. The realism means you can freak out your friends with goldfish in their drinks.

Price $25.20 www.amazon.com No matter how you look at things, if you’re drinking from the optimist pessimist wine glass it’s all good. This comical wine glass features a stemless design that allows for a more comfortable grip while you drink away.

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Price $9.20 www.amazon.com Upgrade your drink by sipping out of it using bamboo straws. These biodegradable straws measure just under 21cm and contain a fun novelty design that makes each straw appear like a short piece of bamboo there to brighten up the appearance of your drink.

Price $1,293.88 www.etsy.com Get ready to roll out from the darkness of the night – into the light upon flipping the Optimus Prime stained glass lamp on. This beautifully crafted Transformers lamp captures the mighty leader of the Autobots, Optimus Prime in all his glory.

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your instructor can provide you with clear and effective training. During your first flight, your instructor will control the throttle as you learn how to steer the jet. Once you are comfortable with the stability and control of the jet pack your instructor can give you control of the throttle. Most people learn how to fly the jet pack in less than 10 minutes, so this means your second flight is when things really get fun! As you will have mastered control of the jet pack, you can now focus on flying higher and pulling sharper turns! After your jet pack flying experience, you will head back to base where you will be able to purchase a video package of your experience. This adventure packs so much fun into 90 minutes, the memories will last you a lifetime!

HOW THE JETPACK FLIGHT SESSION WORKS Total Time Allocation required by each new Flyer is 1 - 1.5 hours from arrival to departure. All beginner flights are Throttle Controlled by your Flight Instructor with a remote control. Radio Communications Helmet is worn on each flight to listen to step by step instructions. Before the day, you may find it helpful to watch all the Training Tutorials, it is just one short video in total. Make a booking time now that’s a specific flight & location by visiting www. jetpackadventures.com.au Compulsory Alcohol Testing will be conducted before each flight. A reading of 0.00 is required for safety concerns. www.jetpackadventures.com.au

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the soda factory Fat BuBBa’s ChiCken Wednesdays Missed out on a Cheap Tuesday outing? Now you can break the hump of your week without breaking the bank at Fat Bubba’s Chicken.

bands that bring the house down each week. Pairing tasty, juicy chicken with swing music each week should make for the perfect way to celebrate your hump day, while simultaneously celebrating your bank balance!

WHEN: From 5pm, Every Wednesday (From 19th March)

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Get yO BuCket FuLL Building on the success of their Tuesdays’ logic-defying Dollar Dogs evening, The Soda Factory is excited to bring the celebrated but illusive Fat Bubba and his amazingly-priced chicken to Surry Hills. You’ll be able to chow down on $1 hot buffalo wings or a whole bucket of fried chicken for just $10… Need we say more? Get yO GROOVe On Pair your hot wings with a bit of live retro swing tunes from The Soda Factory’s impressive slate of resident

WHEN: Every Thursday, 5pm – 2am

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penne with eggplant caponata INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 large eggplant (about 500g), cut into 2cm cubes 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes 2 teaspoons caster sugar 1/2 cup (60g) pitted green olives 1/3 cup (65g) drained capers 2 tablespoons chopped fl at-leaf parsley

400g penne or other short pasta 2 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan METHOD Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and gently cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until light golden. Increase heat to high, add eggplant and cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes until golden, then add tomatoes, sugar

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and a little salt and pepper. Bring to the boil, then simmer over low heat for 15 minutes or until the eggplant is cooked and sauce thickens. Stir in the olives, capers and parsley. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to packet instructions. Drain well, then toss with sauce and serve with parmesan. Source: www.taste.com.au


classic tiramisu

A liqueur dessert is a sure way to warm up this winter and this classic tiramisu is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

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2 cups strong black coffee 1/2 cup marsala (see note) 3 eggs, separated 1/3 cup caster sugar 250g mascarpone 300ml thickened cream, lightly whipped 1 large packet of sponge fingers (savoiardi) cocoa, for dusting

Pour coffee and marsala into a shallow dish. Set aside. Beat egg yolks and sugar in a large bowl with electric beaters until pale and thick. Add the mascarpone and whipped cream, mixing gently until just combined. Beat egg whites in a medium bowl with electric beaters until soft peaks form. Using a large metal spoon, gently fold eggwhites into the mascar-

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pone mixture. Dip enough biscuits into the coffee mixture to cover the base of a 19cm square ceramic dish. Cover the biscuits with one-third of the mascarpone mixture. Repeat layers 2 times, ending with the cream. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Dust generously with cocoa and serve. Variation: Marsala can be replaced with orange juice if preferred.

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lamb tacos al pastor INGREDIENTS 125ml (1/2 cup) orange juice 2 tablespoons lime juice 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 dried long red chilli, coarsely chopped 1 tablespoon dried oregano leaves 2 teaspoons cumin powder 2 teaspoons smoked paprika 1kg piece boneless lamb shoulder 250ml (1 cup) boiling water Tortillas, to serve 2 avocados, peeled, mashed 1 small white onion, finely chopped 1/3 cup fresh coriander leaves, finely chopped

Pineapple, chargrilled, chopped, to serve Hot chilli sauce, to serve

METHOD Place combined juices, oil, tomato paste, dried chilli, oregano, cumin and paprika in a small food processor. Process until smooth. Transfer mixture to a glass or ceramic dish. Cut deep incisions crossways into the lamb fat. Add the lamb to the marinade. Turn to coat. Cover. Place in the fridge overnight, to marinate. Preheat oven to 140째C/120째C fan forced. Transfer the lamb and marinade to a

Slow cooking the lamb for these traditional Mexican tacos makes the meat very tender and extra succulent.

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roasting dish. Season with salt. Pour water around lamb. Cover dish tightly with foil. Roast for 5 hours, turning halfway, or until meat is very tender. Remove foil. Roast for a further 30 minutes or until lamb collapses. Shred meat. Toss in pan juices. Warm tortillas following packet directions. Combine onion and coriander in a bowl. Top each tortilla with avocado, lamb, pineapple and onion mixture. Serve with chilli sauce.

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new york classic cheesecake INGREDIENTS

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400g pkt plain digestive biscuits 150g butter, melted 750g cream cheese, at room temperature 215g (1 cup) caster sugar 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon rind 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 3 eggs 185ml (3/4 cup) thickened cream 60ml (1/4 cup) fresh lemon juice

To make the strawberry compote, stir the strawberry, wine and sugar in a saucepan over low heat until the sugar dissolves. Increase heat to medium-high and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 2 minutes or until the strawberry softens slightly. Set aside to cool completely. Preheat oven to 160°C. Line the base and side of a 23cm (base measurement) springform pan with non-stick baking paper. Process biscuits in a food processor until finely crushed. Add the butter and process until well combined. Transfer to the pan. Use a straight-sided glass to spread and press the biscuit mixture over the base and side of pan,

Strawberry compote 2 x 250g punnets strawberries, washed, hulled, halved 250ml (1 cup) dessert wine or sparkling wine 2 tablespoons caster sugar

leaving 1cm at the top of the pan. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 30 minutes to chill. Meanwhile, use an electric beater to beat the cream cheese, sugar, lemon rind and vanilla in a bowl until smooth. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition until combined. Beat in the cream and lemon juice. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the biscuit base. Place pan on a baking tray and bake for 50-60 minutes or until almost set in the centre. Turn off oven. Leave cheesecake in oven, with door ajar, for 2 hours or until cooled completely. Place in fridge overnight to chill. Top with the strawberry compote.

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pumpkin scones

Enjoy the afternoon with moist pumpkin scones - they’re perfect with a pot of tea!

INGREDIENTS 2 cups self-raising flour 1 tablespoon caster sugar Pinch of salt 60g butter, chilled, chopped 1/2 cup buttermilk 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 2/3 cup mashed cooked butternut pumpkin (see note) Extra buttermilk, for brushing METHOD Preheat oven to 220°C/200°C fanforced. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Position oven rack in the top half of oven. Sift flour, nutmeg,sugar and salt into a bowl. Add butter. Using fingertips, rub butter into flour mixture until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Make a well in centre of mixture. Add buttermilk and pumpkin. Using a flat-bladed knife, stir until a sticky dough forms. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead gently until just smooth. Using a lightly floured rolling pin, gently roll dough out until 2cm thick. Using a 6cm fluted-edge cutter, cut out scones. Press leftover dough together. Repeat to make 12 scones. Place scones, just touching, on prepared tray. Brush with buttermilk. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden and hollow when tapped on top. Serve with butter, ricotta or cream cheese. Source: www.taste.com.au

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traditional banoffee pies INGREDIENTS

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1 x 250g pkt granita biscuits (Arnott’s brand) 125g butter, melted 2 bananas 1 x 300ml ctn double cream

Place the biscuits in the bowl of a food processor and process until finely crushed. Add the butter and process until well combined. Divide the biscuit mixture among six round 8cm (base measurement) fluted tart tins with removable bases. Use the back of a metal spoon to firmly press the biscuit mixture over the base and side of each tin. Place in the fridge until required. To make caramel filling, place condensed milk, sugar and butter in

CARAMEL FILLING 1 x 395g can sweetened condensed milk 70g (1/3 cup, firmly packed) brown sugar 50g butter

a medium saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, for 10-12 minutes or until caramel thickens (do not boil). Pour the hot caramel evenly among biscuit bases. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 1 hour to chill. Peel and thinly slice bananas, and arrange over the caramel filling. Top pies with a dollop of cream and serve immediately.

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Banana and toffee are a heavenly combination in this traditional sweet pie.

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hope opera for those with dementia Westmead Hospital’s HOPE OPERA unit provides the environment that is needed for patients: activities for patients to do during the daytime, a quiet and dark environment at night and equipment or tools such as visual, hearing and orientation devices on hand.

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or people with dementia a visit to the emergency department can be highly stressful due to the noise and chaos of a hospital’s emergency department. Many sufferers then experience a level of confusion or delirium- this is where Westmead Hospital’s HOPE OPERA unit steps in... Delirium is an acute disorder of attention and global cognition (memory and perception). In the past delirium or people in distress were often sedated or restrained which is the complete opposite of what is needed to treat it. To prevent this delirium and care for dementia patients Westmead Hospital created the HOPE OPERA (Healthcare for Older Persons Earlier / Older Persons Evaluation Review and Assessment) Unit. Located right next door to Emergency, the unit www.homesguide.com.au

aims to provide specialised care by nurses and doctors trained to be sensitive to the emotions of someone with dementia. Westmead Hospital’s HOPE OPERA unit provides the environment that is needed for patients: activities for patients to do during the daytime, a quiet and dark environment at night and equipment or tools such as visual, hearing and orientation devices on hand. “Delirium can make people very disruptive and it’s often managed by sedation or restraint, which can only add to the confusion and agitation,” says HOPE/OPERA Nursing Unit Manager Russell Roxburgh. “This way we can provide a safer physical environment for the patients and the best possible opportunity for us to manage patients and get them moving out of the ED to get the care they need.”


How westmead medical ReseaRcH Foundation Has Helped Westmead Medical Research Foundation is the primary fundraiser for Westmead Hospital. Together with its generous donors, they believe that everyone deserves access to the best possible treatment and care. To support the HOPE OPERA unit, the Foundation purchased specialised beds and safety mats, to ensure patients are safe when they’re being cared for and activity boxes and aprons with items that provide diversional therapies to help patients cope. Generous donations to the Foundation have enabled us to purchase: • Specialised beds and safety mats to ensure patients are safe while they’re being cared for • Activity boxes with items that provide diversional therapies to help patients cope These activity boxes suit a wide range of interests such as fishing, sewing, crafts and hardware. Patients can take the box that they like and look and touch the items, often bringing memories to the forefront of their minds – it really is a special and simple way to care for these patients. The Foundation has also donated Activity Aprons which have special textures, buttons and materials attached to help calm the patient and help with diverting their attention. The HOPE OPERA unit is just one department of a very busy Westmead Hospital, and these items are just some of the ways generous donations towards Westmead Medical Research Foundation have been used to help. Beyond this, generous donations from the community have recently funded research projects across ovarian cancer, leukaemia, liver disease, cardiology and more plus urgently needed equipment and services for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, adolescent health, the cancer care centre, palliative care and much more. How You can Help Chances are that one day you, or someone you love, will benefit personally from the work at Westmead. The

westmead medical Research Foundation helps westmead Hospital provide the best care possible to our communities newest members all the way through to the precious elderly of our community. Foundation gives you a chance to say thanks, or make a difference for another family when they need it most. You can make a difference today and support health care and research at Westmead by donating to a cause that’s close to your heart. Become a regular donor, hold a fundraising event, give through your workplace or volunteer. Did you know that Westmead Medical Research Foundation helps by raising funds for the hospital to: • Care for 1 million patients annually across many diseases • Welcome nearly 6,000 babies every year • Care for babies born prematurely or suffering life threatening complications flown to Westmead from across NSW • Treat up to 321 cancer patients each day • Provide up to 46,000 chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments a year. Support hundreds of researchers looking www.homesguide.com.au

for answers to a wide range of deadly diseases and is focused on translating discoveries made in the lab to treat patients as quickly as possible Other outcomes that the foundation has been able to achieve with the help of generous donations: • Four state of the art transport systems for critically ill babies in intensive care or suffering life threatening complications flown to Westmead from across NSW • A cutting edge portable ultrasound for the Crown Princess Mary Cancer Care Centre within the Hospital • A new and innovative blood pressure machine in the Intensive Care Unit • Support for adolescents with severe behavioural problems and mental health issues and caring for their families. Call WMRF on 1800 639 037 or visit wmrf. org.au for more information. homesguideliving

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nine ways to loose the flu fast

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e all have to deal with the dreaded cold and flu from time to time, but these nine quick tips will help you get well faster.

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Have a cHuckle Dr Paul McGhee, author of seven books on the impact of humour on health, says laughter increases concentrations of immunoglobulin A (IgA) in the body, which aids in preventing upper respiratory infections.

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Get lots of sleep If you are suffering from a cold or flu, get at least eight hours of snooze time each night to help you get well fast. For extra benefit, have a long, warm shower before bedtime the steam breaks up congestion and relieves a runny nose. Also elevate your head with an extra pillow as it drains nasal cavities.

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Have a Herbal cuppa Immune-fortifying yarrow, elderberry and peppermint helps with the early flu stages of aches and pains, sore throat and fever, says Leah Hechtman, president of the National Herbalists Association of Australia. Infuse a cup of hot water with one and a half combined teaspoons. If you can’t get these herbs from a health store, a blend of ginger, honey and lemon is just as powerful. Slice fresh ginger root, add honey, lemon juice and hot water to make up one litre, and drink throughout the day.

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sip some cHicken soup Researchers at the University of Nebraska have shown the healing properties of chicken soup are the real deal. In his research, Dr Stephen Rennard discovered chicken soup may contain an anti-inflammatory mechanism that eases the symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections

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reacH for tHe spices If you have a sore throat and like spicy foods, eat up. According to the Common Cold Centre at Cardiff University, spicy foods promote airway secretions, which calm an inflamed throat.

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stay snuG “The old adage that if you get chilly you’ll catch a cold isn’t true. It has to be transmitted from another person,” says virologist Dr Alan Hampson from the Influenza Specialist Group. “However, if you are infected with a cold or flu, rest and warmth are important for recovery.”

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take a deep inHalation Eucalyptus is an antiviral that eases the symptoms of colds and fever. Lavender alleviates congestion and gives the immune system a boost. Together they pack a mighty punch,

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particularly when combined in an inhalation with peppermint oil, says herbal medicine practitioner Maria Mitchell. Add two cups of boiling water, two drops of eucalyptus oil, one drop of peppermint oil and one drop of lavender oil to a bowl. Drape a towel over your head from the nose down (don’t cover your eyes, as the peppermint will irritate them) and breathe in deeply over the bowl.

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eat Garlic and onion Don’t underestimate the power of raw garlic and onion, Hechtman says. Both of these foods have antiinflammatory properties, and garlic is also a proven antibacterial and antiviral. You can make raw garlic more palatable by crushing a few cloves into mashed sweet potato. For an onion-based recipe, chop one Spanish onion then cover with raw honey. Leave covered in the fridge for 24 hours and have a teaspoon of the mixture a day.

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embrace H20 Drinking water, herbal tea and diluted juice thins congestion, keeps your throat moist and helps prevent dehydration. Try to drink two litres a day and stay away from any caffeinated beverages.

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ou know that exercise helps you stay fit and toned and can help you slim down. But that’s not the only reason to hit the gym—it’s also hugely helpful for your psyche. Here are the top ways that it helps your brain, not just your body..

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It Helps allevIate depressIon research shows that exercise is so effective at chasing away the blues, it can even help treat major depressive disorder. In fact, last year, researchers at the University of texas southwestern Medical Center came up with clinical guidelines for the necessary exercise “dose” doctors should recommend to patients to reap the antidepressant effects.

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It Improves YoUr memorY Getting your heart rate up improves blood flow to the brain, which helps boost memory and overall brain function. In one study that looked at brain structure pre- and post-workout, researchers found increases in brain volume in a number

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of areas after participants got sweaty. the effect is pretty noticable: patients in the study did 10 to 15 percent better on a variety of memory and attention tasks after they’d exercised.

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It Helps YoU de-stress When you’re stressed, it’s often because your to-do list is a mile long—so you probably feel like it would just be more nerve-wracking to try to squeeze in a workout on top of everything else. But here’s why you should: A study that came out last year from the University of Colorado at Boulder found that even forced exercise can help protect you from anxiety and stress. So stop making excuses, and get to the gym when you’re feeling frantic.

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It MAkeS you More foCuSed After evaluating more than 100 studies on exercise, university of Iowa researchers concluded that strength training helps your focus because it requires focus: after all, it takes some serious effort to eek out those reps without sacrificing the correct form, all while

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remembering to breathe and tuning out the distracting guy huffing and puffing beside you.

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It helpS you StICk to your goAlS In the same university of Iowa study, researchers concluded that, since cardio requires such long and consistent effort, doing a lot of it may help you develop an ability to follow through with tasks. that, in turn, can help you stick to other (nonexercise-related) goals that require longterm effort. Article By Annie Daly


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best daily stretches to try

Stretching truth When to stretch: After a ride – or as a standalone session after warming up – use static stretching to help restore muscles to their resting length, or as a way to lengthen shortened muscles. how long? To allow time for the stretch response to take place, which occurs once the muscle relaxes and stops trying to protect itself, aim for at least 20 seconds. how many? The American College of Sports Medicine says 2-4 times for each stretch. how often? ACSM advises flexibility training two or three times per week. 42

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calf Stretch into a wall Stand facing a wall with toes pointing forward. Place your hands flat against the wall at shoulder height. Bring one leg behind you then place the foot flat on the floor (making sure your toes are still pointed straight forward). Slowly lean forward over your front leg, but keep your back knee straight and your heel flat on the floor. You should feel this stretch in the big muscle of your calf (gastrocnemius). You can deepen it by bending your front knee. calf Stretch into a wall DownwarD facing Dog This relaxes the entire spinal column, opens the hips and stretches the back of the legs. Begin on all fours with your hands in front of the shoulders and toes tucked forwards. www.homesguide.com.au

Breathe out, lift your knees from the floor, straighten your legs and raise your bottom, working to press your heels to the floor. Push through the shoulders so the bottom is pushed back and the stretch can be felt through the back and hamstrings. Repeat 4 to 5 times. DownwarD facing Dog expanDeD leg poSe Begin with your feet wide apart (the wider, the easier it will be). Placing your hands on your hips, inhale deeply and then bend forward on the exhale, bringing the torso only as far down as you can while maintaining a long spine. If your hamstrings are really tight, the knees can be bent, releasing back tension. Place your hands on a pile of books in front of you. Work towards eventually


placing your hands in between your feet. ExpandEd lEg posE Quad strEtch Start on all fours with the soles of your feet against a wall. Take your right foot off the floor and place it against the wall with your toes pointing up the wall. Slide your knee down towards the floor, making sure that the shin and knee are in contact with the wall at all times. Put your left foot flat on the floor in front of you. Take at least five breaths, then. Gradually take your hands off the floor and on an inhale, place your hands lightly on your left knee. Quad strEtch camEl posE This yoga pose opens the groin, thighs and back, stretches the chest, the shoulders and neck. Sit in a kneeling position with your feet against a wall. Slowly bring the thighs and torso upright. Inhale and gradually move your back into an arc on the exhale until the back of your head makes contact with the wall behind. If you can’t reach your heels, place a pile of thick books on either side of your shins and reach those. Take at least five breaths.

foot on the floor in line with the right knee. Place your left ankle on and just beyond the right knee. Keeping the spine as long as possible, inhale then fold at the hips on the exhale, bringing your torso over your left shin. Take at least five breaths. As you relax into the stretch you may eventually be able to place both forearms on the legs. Seated glute stretch and hip opener Revolved belly pose This stretch releases tension in the spinal column, hips and shoulders and relieves discomfort in the lumbar spine. Lie on your back with your knees bent, bring them into your chest. Inhale and, with the next exhalation, roll your knees to the right side and rest them on a pillow. Stretch both arms out on the floor to open the space between the shoulder blades then slowly straighten the legs. Aim to touch your hand with your

toes. rEvolvEd bElly posE Supported bound angle pose This stretch releases tension in the diaphragm, chest and shoulders, the groin and hips. It can be held for as long as you like. Sit on the floor directly in front of the end of a bolster (or a few folded blankets), and bring the soles of the feet together so that your legs form a diamond shape. Reclining on your elbows, lie back onto the bolster and stay like that for 5-10 minutes. Breathe deeply and relax. Words by: Get Into Cycling from Future Publishing, the publishers of www.bikeradar.com

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A Moment on the Lips

Misses & Landscape

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A MoMent on the Lips

Misses & LAnDsCApe BY Ann Lin & MiChAeL MiKniC

studies or large poetic paintings. Whiteley’s works combine elements of abstraction and realism in a lyrical and expressive manner. He fused an Asian aesthetic of perspective with a European sensibility to create a unique floating sensual landscape, with birds, nests, trees, rocks and rivers inhabiting a world founded on place and set in imagination and feeling. Whiteley redefined the way we see the Australian landscape, becoming one of our most celebrated 20th-century painters with his interpretations and moods of the countryside.

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25 March - 12 April 2014 Seven women gather for a dinner party. Victoria is a painter facing creative stagnation; Jenny is Victoria’s elder sister and patron, a barrister trying to make it as a woman in a man’s world; Rowena, Jenny’s lover, is completing her PhD in Women’s Studies; Rowena’s adopted Samoan

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jealousies and resentments. And all the while, one of the seven moves unknowingly towards her own death. A Moment on the Lips is about the difficult search for meaning and fulfilment in life, our ability to rise to the challenges life throws at us, and the powers we all have for transformation. Inspired by Caryl Churchill’s play Top Girls, Jonathan Gavin’s tour de force enjoyed a sell out season at the old Council Chambers Trades Hall in Victoria, 2004 and the Old Fitz, Sydney 2003. 44

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Ann Lin, a Chinese writer, living in Sydney since 1980s, has been painting in oil and acrylic since 2005, works with combining abstract and realistic forms. Other than writing, painting is another way to expressing herself, her view of beauty. Landscape is her main subject. Her work depicts the extraordinary rich colours of her culture and the captures the spirit of the ancient landscapes. Michael Miknic has been practising Architecture since graduating in 1972. He recently decided that through painting he will try to search for the illusive inner self through experimentation with colour and form. His paintings develop and evolve during the painting process forever searching for the illusive. As a result the paintings are a snapshot along the journey.

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1984 Joan sutherland performing Arts penrith jspac.com.au 3 April - 5 April 2014 Big Brother is back. Strap yourself in for this thrilling theatrical event set against a towering wall of plasma screens. Set in Oceania; a Nation perpetually at war, where cameras watch every move and Thought Police roam the streets. A place Winston Smith calls home. By day, Winston is an editor at the Ministry of Truth, by night, Winston pursues a forbidden love affair with the mysterious Julia in an attempt to rebel against the oppressive regime set down by the party. Arguably one of the most influential novels of all time, 1984 enriched our language with the concepts of


artexpress at the armory thought police, Big Brother, Newspeak, thoughtcrime, unperson and doublethink. The title itself has become a metaphor for a dystopia society. This production from the team that brought you Animal Farm brings George Orwell’s final novel screaming into the present. Be prepared to be transfixed throughout – all the way to its chilling zenith – which will stay with you long after Winston is released from Room 101. Scott Marr: the artiSt, PyrograPhy and natural PigMentS 29 March - 28 april 2014 katoombafineart.com.au Many will be familiar with Scott’s unique technique of drawing using pyrography and painting with natural pigments, predominantly from the bush. In this exciting new collection, Scott introduces new pigments to his palette, collected from a trip to the Flinders Ranges earlier this year. Familiar earthy tones and new exotic contrasts that celebrate nature’s bold colours, are combined with pyrographic burning. A large part of Scott’s artistic practice is comprised of the identification, collection and preparation of an astounding range of natural pigments. His bush pigments are unpredictable by nature, ensuring that each work of art is imbued with a genuine uniqueness. Scott says, “Over the past few years, I’ve been experimenting with the extraction and application of natural pigments. I now feel my experimentation has become my applied practise. This confidence together with the discovery of new colours has opened up new dimensions for my art”. This new collection features works on paper, works on board and a new collection of objects adorned with natural pigments and pyrography.

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his year’s largest metropolitan ARTEXPRESS exhibition has opened to the public at Sydney Olympic Park’s Armory Gallery on Tuesday 4 March. The FREE exhibition of 2013 HSC Visual Arts students’ major works will run daily from 10am-4pm until Sunday 27 April (inclusive). A collection of some of the best HSC artworks of 2013, the tenth annual ARTEXPRESS at the Armory display will showcase hundreds of artworks created by 57 students from schools across NSW. Assembled for the third year in a row by respected curator Danielle Gullotta, the works featured in this year’s exhibition will be linked by the theme Transition. “ARTEXPRESS at the Armory 2014 will explore the concept of a transformation, of passing from one state, place or subject matter to the next. This year’s display is genuinely thought-provoking and indicative of the great young artistic talent we have in NSW,” said Danielle Gullota. The 2014 collection spans a broad www.homesguide.com.au

range of expressive media forms including painting, photomedia, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, graphic design, documented forms, textiles and fibre, ceramics and time-based forms. Visitors will have the chance to vote for their favourite artwork, with a ‘People’s Choice Award’ to be presented this year. The winning artist and one voter will each receive a Total Concert Experience of their choice at Allphones Arena, including pre-show entertainment, canapés and beverages. Plus A reserved seating and post-show party. ARTEXPRESS at the Armory 2014 will also feature FREE Curator Talks from noon on Sunday 9 March and Sunday 20 April, as well as a range of FREE kids’ workshops during the Easter school holidays at the Armory Gallery... The Armory Gallery is located at Building 18 at Newington Armory, accessible via Jamieson St at Sydney Olympic Park. For information, visit sydneyolympicpark website or call 9714 7888. Also, check-out Sydney Olympic Park’s YouTube Channel, follow @olympicpark_syd on Twitter or visit facebook/SydneyOlympicPark. homesguideliving

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sydney’s top spots for dogs The best spots to play, stay and explore with your pooch

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ydney is a great city for dog lovers. Whether you’d like to treat your four-legged friend to a gourmet meal, spoil her with the latest and greatest canine couture or simply let her run amok in an off-leash park, you’ll find what you’re looking for in the harbour city. But where should you go to give your dog the best Sydney experience? Here’s a guide to the three best places in Sydney to take your pooch. There are plenty of cafes and other eateries in Sydney with a positive attitude towards dog owners at outdoor tables, and they’ll go out of their way to make sure your pooch is well catered for while you sit down to a meal. But the best place to take your dog when you’re hankering for some cafe fare is Leichhardt’s Cafe Bones. This inner west institution is open seven days and promotes itself as the world’s first truly dog-friendly cafe. Cafe Bones is a vibrant meeting place for people and dogs, serving up highquality food and beverages for both humans and their pets.

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You can enjoy a cappuccino while your furry friend enjoys a Pupaccino; you can enjoy a light lunch while Rover tucks into the Cafe Bones range of gourmet dog biscuits. And you don’t have to worry about any non animal lovers being offended by the sight of your pooch - this is a place for dog lovers, so you’re sure to be surrounded by like-minded people. To top it all off, Cafe Bones is found in Hawthorne Canal Reserve, a hugely popular off-leash dog park. So, once your pooch has finished chowing down, he can go and make a host of new doggy friends and run off his lunch. Perfect!

Play Whether you head north, south, east or west, Sydney is home to some beautiful and well-maintained off-leash dog parks. Perhaps the best park, however, is found right in the heart of the city in Centennial Parklands. Centennial Parklands offers a massive 154 hectares (43 per cent of its total area) of off-leash space. With so much room for dogs to roam free, it’s no great surprise that this park is so popular with the city’s dog owners. If your dog loves running,

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frolicking, socialising and generally just being a dog, this is the place to take him.

Stay How great would it be to pamper yourself for a night or two in a luxury hotel? What about if you could take your pooch along for a night of indulgence as well? Well, that’s exactly what you can do at the Hughenden Boutique Hotel. Located in leafy Woollahra, the Hughenden is a boutique hotel which also features pet-friendly rooms. The elegant Hughenden has seen everything from poodles and terriers through to golden retrievers through its doors, and the staff ensure everything possible is done to make the stay comfortable for you and your pet. Pets are welcome in a number of areas of the hotel and can even join you for breakfast. During your stay the Hughenden can also help arrange pet-sitting, dogwalking, and even a visit to the doggy day spa. And just across the road is Centennial Parklands, with its special leash-free areas so your pup can run wild. It’s the ideal place to stay for petfriendly getaway. Words by: Tim Falk


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to join in the fun. Money raised through online fundraising, activities on the day and merchandise sales actively assist RsPCa nsw to continue our operations, programs and services, as well as supporting our daily battle to stop animal cruelty. Every dollar you raise will make a big difference and will assist in reaching a goal of $300,000. so make sure you register online, dust off those joggers, put your dog on a lead and we’ll see you on sunday the 18th of May. as an added bonus this year, if you register online and fundraise over $250, we’ll refund your registration fee! View the various Million Paws walk locations across nsw on our website. what are you waiting for? Register online and walk to Fight animal Cruelty! www.millionpawswalk.com.au

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At Sydney Hi-Fi Castle Hill We believe that the best advertising is word of mouth. This is why we strive to provide outstanding service and professionalism in all aspects of our business. We only stock products that we personally believe to be of the highest quality and deliver the best performance.

R.D.B work with our clients to produce a project that suits the needs and requirements. We aim to provide a solution to our clients that exceed their expectations by keeping high standard of work and dedication to the project.

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Baulkham Hills Doors Phone: 1300 762 266 Fax: 02 9654 3504

Prime Carpentry Mobile: 0422 044 373

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Prime carpentry is a hills based company providing a range of services to the northern and western suburbs of Sydney. The company creates stylish modern designs focusing on decking, pergolas and all home building works, tailored to match the clients requests. With no job being too big or too small, we aim to provide quality service and workmanship, to suit all of your prime needs.

Complete Electrical provides reliable and professional electrical contractors to businesses. The Complete Electrical team is highly skilled and experienced across installation, service & maintenance and emergency projects. For your complete electrical needs, as well as a 24 hour emergency response, call Steven on 0416 163 008.

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We service the Northwest region of Sydney including the Hills district, Hawesksbury, Northern Suburbs & North Shore. Baulkham Hills Doors is a B&D Accredited dealer as well as a member of Australian Garage Door Association.

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BATHROOM RENOVATION

CLEANING

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Regina Bathroom & Laundry Design Phone: 02 9654 3127 Mobile: 0417 443 202

All About Sparkle Phone: 02 8883 4532 Mobile: 0404 730 033 Fax: 02 8883 4552

Castle HillKellyville Electrical Phone: 02 9838 9511 Mobile: 0412 046

Established for 23 years, Regina Bathroom and Laundry Renovations specialise in the transformation of these highly functional areas of the home. No job is too big or too small - business owner George Nadile will personally assist you design a new look for your bathroom or laundry with advice on how to achieve the best results for your budget.

We are Sydney’s No 1 (largest and most experienced) residential tenant and commercial property move-out/in cleaners; having conducted over 4,500 house, home and office end of lease departure and arrival cleans. All About Sparkle is privately owned, not franchiseed.

With over 30 years of professional prompt service. Offering competetive electrician rates and servicing the entire Sydney area with 5 fully equipped mobile work vans. All work is 100% guaranteed by our reliable fully insured & licensed Electrician tradesmen.

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Austek Home Improvements Phone: 1300 765 895 Mobile: 0419 219 225

Always Fresh Carpet Cleaning Phone: 1300 388 837 Mobile: 0405 003 339

Electroneering Mobile: 0407 215 649 Fax: 02 4774 1750

Austek Home Improvements have been supplying superior quality home improvements for over 15 years. Austek Home Improvement’s products and design expertise are well known throughout the building industry. Call us today on 1300 765 895 for you free no obligation quote..

Always Fresh Carpet deploys the latest in equipment and techniques to completely clean your home or office and deliver a top quality cleaning result every time. Always Fresh provides a range of cleaning services including Commercial Carpet Cleaning Sydney wide. We only use biodegradable and non toxic cleaning products that are made in Australia and to standard meaning your kids and pets can stay safe.

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Ian Cubitt’s Classic Home Improvements Phone: 1300 721 150 Fax: 02 4735 2988

Nova Homes and Constructions Phone: 02 9621 6885 Mobile: 0412 784 044

Pool Masters Phone: 02 9686 2300 Fax: 02 9639 0487

Complete professional service Ian Cubitt’s Classic Home Improvements is the safe choice for home owners that want the job done right. From design through to construction, home owners experience peace of mind knowing a professional trustworthy builder is working on their greatest asset.

Nova homes is a family orientated building company. Owned and run by a family, for families. Nova Homes has 30 years experience in the building industry. You can choose from our wide range of house designs, from single home developments to medium density projects, which can be adapted to your specific needs and expectations.

Pool Masters Baulkham Hills has just had a full renovation and new shop fit out. New Owner Cory Harris with his father Neil Harris took over the store at the end of September 2013. With service technicians on the road daily and expert staff instore 7 days a week we have everything you need to keep you pool and spa sparkling clean all year round.

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FLOORING Empire Bathrooms Mobile: 0425 227 883 Mobile: 0416 191 476 Empire Bathrooms is owned and operated by a licensed builder – Enzo Giallonardo, and a licensed plumber – Michael Carn. With over 25 years of combined industry experience, Empire Bathrooms is the best choice for high quality bathroom and laundry renovations at the right price. Empire Bathrooms is based in Castle Hill, servicing most suburbs in metropolitan Sydney.

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PAINTERS Visual Solutions Painting and Decorating Services Mobile: 0413 124 780 Visual Solutions is run and operated by father and son Riki and Ben DeNicola and their friendly team. The business is constantly expanding their knowledge on new trends and products in the industry and focusing on maintaining the high standard of workmanship of which they are renowned. Visual solutions offers a wide range of services to help you complete your project efficiently and to their high standard. To arrange a free consultation and start the process you have been waiting for call 0413 124 780

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PLUMBING

Australian Landscapes Design And Construction Mobile: 0404 612 120

Top Gun Plumbing Mobile: 0437 867 486 Fax: 02 8814 6221

We pride ourselves on our reliability and attention to detail and we attach a high priority to courtesy and consideration. We are well aware of the difficulties people face when they are considering a landscape project. Our guarantee is for 7 years for all structural work and materials are covered by the manufacturer’s warranty.

Top Gun Plumbing offer a wide range of products and services across both domestic and commercial plumbing – whether it’s a plumbing emergency, a renovation or large scale commercial project, you can trust Top Gun Plumbing to give you fast, competitive and dependable service every time.

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Aalcan Guttering Phone: 02 9629 9084 Mobile: 0407 884 000 Fax: 02 9629 9714

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Action Tiles Phone: 02 9639 3601 Mobile: 0408 895 534 Fax: 02 9686 1920

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CENTRAL COAST PENINSULA Umina Beach

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Woy Woy

DM Goodsell Real Estate

02 4342 0222

www.goodsell.com.au

Ray White Umina

02 4342 3733

www.raywhiteuminabeach.com.au

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Richardson & Wrench

02 4344 4666

www.randwuminabeach.com.au

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Bruce Kerr Pty Ltd

02 4343 1000

www.brucekerr.com.au

LJ Hooker

02 4341 2001

www.ljhooker.com.au/woywoy

Raine & Horne

02 6351 2222

www.rh.com.au/lithgow

LITHGOW Lithgow

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Blaxland

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Jim Aitken + Partners

02 4739 8800

www.jimaitken.com.au

Springwood

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Jim Aitken + Partners

02 4733 6999

www.jimaitken.com.au

C21 Springwood

02 4751 1744

www.century21.com.au/springwood

02 8860 6440

Glenmore park

Jim Aitken + Partners

02 4733 6999

www.jimaitken.com.au

Inglis Property Macarthur

02 4655 3322

www.inglisproperty.com.au

Camden

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Jim Aitken + Partners

02 4730 1122

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Emu plains

66-69

Jim Aitken + Partners

02 4735 8888

www.jimaitken.com.au

Lennox

66-69

Jim Aitken + Partners

02 4735 2121

www.jimaitken.com.au

Forge Real Estate

02 4731 4229

www.forgerealestate.com.au

Jim Aitken + Partners

02 4722 5000

www.jimaitken.com.au

Raine and Horne Penrith

02 4732 1000

Penrith 66-69 70-71

www.rh.com.au/penrith

Stanton & Taylor First National - Penrith 02 4731 2899

www.stantonandtaylor.com.au

Forge Real Estate

02 4731 4229

www.forgerealestate.com.au

Century 21 - Tan Brothers

02 9831 3333

www.century21.com.au/blacktown

Blue Real Estate

02 9421 1111

www.bluerealestate.com.au

Trevor Leslie Real Estate

02 9686 7999

www.trevorleslie.com.au

Raine and Horne Baulkham Hills

02 9639 3959

www.raineandhorne.com.au/baulkhamhills

Ray White Baulkham Hills

02 9639 8200

www.raywhitebaulkhamhills.com.au

Northmead

Walsh & Sullivan First National

02 9639 2000

www.walshsullivan.com.au

Winston Hills

Walsh & Sullivan First National

02 9624 7177

www.walshsullivan.com.au

Cutcliffe Real Estate

02 4587 8855

www.cutcliffe.com.au

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Hamish Rogers Realty

02 4572 3077

www.hamishrogersrealty.com.au

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Bennett Property - Kurrajong

02 4573 1228

www.bennettproperty.com.au

Kurrajong

Ray White - Kurrajong

02 4573 1000

www.raywhite.com/nsw/kurrajong

Nth Richmond

Kathy McManus Real Estate

02 4571 3000

www.kathymcmanusrealestate.com.au

Bennett Property - Richmond

02 4578 1234

www.bennettproperty.com.au

Wilkinsons Real Estate Agents

02 4578 1233

www.wilkinsonsrealestate.com.au

Wiseberry Thompsons

02 4578 3933

www.wiseberry.com.au/thompsons

Ray White - Windsor

02 4587 6666

www.raywhite.realestate.com.au/windsor

Speechley Property

02 4577 4699

www.speechley.com.au

Wilkinsons Real Estate Agents

02 4577 4344

www.wilkinsonsrealestate.com.au

Wallacia BLACKTOWN Blacktown

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HILLS Baulkham Hills 76 74-75

HILLS RURAL McGraths Hill Pitt Town HAWKESBURY Kurrajong

NORWEST BUSINESS PARK Suite 3.02, Zhen Building, 33 Lexington Drive, BELLA VISTA NSW 2153 Tel: 02 8860 6440 Fax: 02 9475 0896 Email: info@zhangpartners.com.au

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33 valerie ave

bella vista

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castle hill

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campbelltown

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325630

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cranebrook

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325567

$499,950

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kellyville

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kurmond

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mcgraths hill

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323983

$349,000

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322036

$1,199,990

59 yeomans rd

northmead

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$680,000

9-17 windermere ave

pendle hill

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138 smith st

richmond

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south windsor

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umina beach

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horsfield bay

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bella vista

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kellyville

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wilton

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blackheath

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castle hill

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narellan vale

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bullaburra

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325662 $399,950

hazelbrook

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glossodia

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winston hills

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emu plains

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narellan vale

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325672 $419,950 +

kingswood

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325644 $239,950 +

winston hills

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umina beach

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325671 $660,000 +

emu plains

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campbelltown

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325630 $345,000 +

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MCGRATHS HILL Wilkinsons Real Estate Agencies - Windsor Max Jarman 02 4577 4344 SUIT 1ST HOME BUYER/INVESTOR • 2 bedrooms, ensuite to main • Separate study • Separate dining room • Extra living area downstairs • Laundry, extra shower and toilet • Carport

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WENTWORTH FALLS Richardson & Wrench Wentworth Falls 02 4757 2222

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BAULKHAM HILLS Walsh & Sullivan First National - Baulkham Hills Philip Russell 02 9639 2000

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TAKE THE LIFT TO LUXURY . . . An ideal choice for professionals and investors alike with its chic design and top-quality features throughout this very well appointed apartment’s interior showcases a spacious living area opening to a private balcony.

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EMPIRE BAY Richardson & Wrench Umina Beach Scott Wilson 02 4344 4666

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AFFORDABLE LIVING Located in the Bayside Gardens Lifestyle Village at Empire Bay is this neat property representing value buying for those on a budget. Consisting of 2 bedrooms one offering built in robes.

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KURRAJONG HEIGHTS Wilkinsons Real Estate Agencies - Richmond Maggie Zorlu 02 4578 1233

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CHARMING COTTAGE ! This charming solar/passive mud brick cottage oozes warmth and character. Offering stunning cathedral timber ceilings, large rooms, open plan living / dining / kitchen, 2 big bedrooms, off street parking and well established leafy gardens in lovely quiet location. PRICED TO SELL!!

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ETTALONG BEACH Richardson & Wrench Umina Beach Phil McCord 02 4344 4666

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MODERN “AS NEW” VILLA ! ONLY 2 ON THE BLOCK ! This lovely 3 bedroom front villa with only 2 on the block is in as new condition and will get snapped up quickly in the current rising real estate market.

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UMINA BEACH Richardson & Wrench Umina Beach Phil McCord 02 4344 4666

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NEAT HOME WITH REAR LANE ! DOUBLE GARAGE AT REAR ! This very neat 2 bedroom cottage is in a central location in Umina Beach, within an easy 5 minute drive to Woy Woy Railway Station and the golden sands of Umina Beach.

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CRANEBROOK Jim Aitken + Partners Cranebrook Trent Waters 02 4730 1122

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BEGINNERS LUCK Don’t miss this great opportunity to enter the highly sought after Cranebrook suburb market. If you’re a first home buyer or investor make sure you call the agent you’re dealing with from Jim Aitken & Partners before it’s too late

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Umina Beach, 200 Trafalgar Ave Offers Over $430,000

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INVESTORS TAKE NOTE Corner block location with rear lane access. This renovated 2 bedroom home is ready to be occupied or rented with the potential for a cabin and dual income. Investors or 1st home buyers need to be quick to take advantage of this ever increasing housing market. • Corner block • 2 Good size bedrooms with built-ins • En-suite to main • New Carpet to bedrooms • Large lounge room with raked ceilings • Timber floors • Timber kitchen • Landscaped yard with undercover entertainment area • Single lock-up Garage

Call Kevin Begg 0408435926

Booker Bay, 1/5 Telopea Street

T EC AY M P S RD A IN TU 11 – SA 30 . 10

$499,000 +

RARE FIND It’s not often that an opportunity comes along to purchase a 4 bedroom townhouse with the space and size that this home displays. Positioned in one of the Central Coasts most sort after locations. • 4 bedrooms, main with en-suite • Large lounge room • Separate dining area • Galley style kitchen • Zoned ducted air-conditioning • Ground level living • Upstairs bedrooms • Paved entertaining area • Large grassed backyard • Single lock-up garage • Short level walk to public wharf

Call Kevin Begg 0408435926

Umina Beach, 8 Macquarie Place Offers Over $675,000

ER CT D A UN TR N CO

GREAT FAMILY HOME • Inexplicable Quality!! • For the thoroughly discerning, quality conscious, fabulously wealthy, retirees or collective family • Located in the prestigious “Heritage Estate” where good neighbours plus lovely houses abound. • You have to see inside to truly appreciate the quality workmanship, down lighting, ducted zoned air conditioning and a kitchen like no other. • All of the bedrooms have large BIR’s with a beautiful bathroom offering all the mod-cons. • Relax within the fully sound proofed theatre room or enjoy your summer evenings in the secluded courtyard perfect for reading with a quiet light white wine after a long hard day. • Phone to inspect this - better than anything amazing home

Call Kevin Begg 0408435926

Ettalong Beach, 20 Myall Street

ER D R UN FFE O

$619,000

2 HOMES IN 1 Large Family wanted Located close to shops, ferry, restaurants, clubs and only a short level walk to water. This home is a must to inspect with its abundance space. There are basically two homes in one. With two kitchens, two bathrooms, two living areas also a corner block with rear lane access. This well maintained home is sure to sell fast so call today to avoid disappointment.

Call Kevin Begg 0408435926

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A statement in modern sophistication and style, this grand architecturally designed family residence offers a prominent coastal retreat complete with a selection of in/outdoor living spaces, custom interior features and the finest of finishes throughout. Enjoy majestic waterside entertaining at at Dawn, Daylight and Dusk embraced by wonderful Bali-Style gardens and soaked in natural light. It is peacefully positioned on an exclusive 651sqm parcel of land offering absolute convenience within walking distance to local shops, schools, waterfront parklands and bus or rail transport whilst being only moments away from the golden sands of Umina Beach.

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9 Ena Place, UmINA BEACh, Vacant Land

(left access way from cul-de-sac). Agents interest declared - Price guide $200,000

A challenging elevated residential lot with rear bounding to a bush reserve and with sunny panoramic northern outlook. A hidden gem to entice and enchant the nature lover. meet agent on site 12:00pm each Saturday or contact Joshua Kerr on 0405 474 103 for details. 809sqm

Auction on the 12th April 1pm, at our Ettalong office Cnr Picnic Pde & Ocean View Rd, Ettalong Beach.

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All information contained herein is gathered from sources we believe to be reliable, however we cannot guarantee its accuracy and interested persons should rely on their own enquiries.

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BLACKWALL

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Expansive Waterviews!

View By Appointment Price Offers over $695,000

• Private 3 bedroom home with built-in robes, walk thru robe & ensuite to main • Modern open plan kitchen with large family/dining area • Beautiful fully covered entertainers balcony • Large rumpus room with 3rd toilet, laundry and private spa room • Single auto garage and single carport with roller door LOVELY HOME!

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UMINA BEACH

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Immaculate North Facing Villa!

View By Appointment Price Offers over $520,000

Phil McCord 0417 260 056 43 444 666 randwuminabeach.com.au Richardson & Wrench Umina Beach

• 3 bedrooms all with robes, main with ensuite bathroom • Spacious kitchen with loads of cupboard & bench space, dishwasher & stainless appliances • Stunning main bathroom with floor to ceiling tiling • Open plan lounge/dining space • North facing private courtyard • Double garage, separate laundry & workshop space WALK TO TRANSPORT & BOWLING CLUB

ETTALONG BEACH

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UMINA BEACH

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Modern 3 Bedroom Townhouse!

View By Appointment Price Offers over $560,000

Affordable 3 Bedroom Villa!

View By Appointment Price Offers over $430,000

• 3 bedrooms all with built-ins, ensuite to main • Ducted air conditioning throughout • Open plan living with entertainers balcony • Large double lock up garage • Only 3 on the block • Water glimpses WALK TO BEACH! HEAR THE OCEAN! 60

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Liam McAuliffe 0432 448 154 43 444 666 randwuminabeach.com.au Richardson & Wrench Umina Beach

• Well presented 3 bedroom villa with built-in robes • 3 way bathroom with separate toilet & powder room • Separate dining & modern kitchen • Air conditioned living room • Fully fenced courtyard • Single garage with internal access EASY WALK TO SHOPS & BEACH

www.homesguide.com.au

John Carey 0417 683 925 43 444 666 randwuminabeach.com.au Richardson & Wrench Umina Beach

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UMINA BEACH

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Spacious family home in the heights!

View By Appointment Price Offers over $650,000

• Spacious 4 bedroom home with ensuite to main • Bathrooms on both levels with separate spa bath room • Large entertaining deck to capture views & outlook • 2 large living areas & loft with views to Umina Point • Air conditioned & internal access to garage • Tiled dining area off kitchen with breakfast bar & good space CAPTURING BRISBANE WATER, OCEAN & MOUNTAIN VIEWS!

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EMPIRE BAY

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Palatial Mansion With Stunning Views!

View By Appointment Price Offers over $1,000,000

Scott Wilson 0438 179 323 43 444 666 randwuminabeach.com.au Richardson & Wrench Umina Beach

• Entry level with rumpus and powder room • 1st floor with open plan living/dining/ Caesar Stone kitchen • Second floor with main bathroom large bedroom laundry and mezzanine study • Third floor with 3 bedrooms including main with walk thru robe and ensuite • Spectacular water views from all balconies • Large double auto lock up garage EXCEPTIONAL EXECUTIVE RESIDENCE

UMINA BEACH

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Neat 3 Bedroom Home!

View By Appointment Price Offers over $420,000

Design & Style With Ocean Views!

View By Appointment Price Offers over $850,000

• 3 bedroom home in a great street • Large living room with separate dining • Modern kitchen with dishwasher • Fully enclosed Queensland room at the rear of the home • Freestanding single garage, no vehicle access but perfect workshop space • Single carport • Tenant currently in place GREAT FIRST HOME OR INVESTMENT

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Phil McCord 0417 260 056 43 444 666 randwuminabeach.com.au Richardson & Wrench Umina Beach

• Stylish 4 bedroom home with study • Huge master bedroom with ensuite & walk in robe • 3 living areas • Gourmet Caesar Stone kitchen • Double automatic garage • Features gymnasium & wine cellar • Perched cliffside 120m above sea level with uninterrupted ocean views THE “WOW” FACTOR!

www.homesguide.com.au

Phil McCord 0417 260 056 43 444 666 randwuminabeach.com.au Richardson & Wrench Umina Beach

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BOOKER BAY

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DA Approved – Dual Income!

View By Appointment Price Offers over $470,000

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Brand New Villa Complex!

View By Appointment Price Offers over $560,000

Phil McCord 0417 260 056 43 444 666 randwuminabeach.com.au Richardson & Wrench Umina Beach

• Brand new 3 bedroom villas • All have built-in robes & ensuite to main • Caesar Stone kitchens with quality stainless appliances & dishwashers • Reverse cycle ducted air conditioning • All villas have private courtyards • Only 3 on the block • Due for completion late June 2014 BUY OFF THE PLAN NOW!

UMINA BEACH

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Brand New 3 Bedroom Villas!

View By Appointment Price Offers over $560,000

4 Bedroom Home In South Umina Beach!

View By Appointment Price Offers over $660,000

• 3 bedroom cottage with sunroom • Modern kitchen • Original bathroom • 2 living rooms • 1 bedroom granny flat with driveway & courtyard • Great tenants currently in place • DA approval for 2 x 3 bedroom villas A GREAT BUY!

• Only 2 on the block • Stylish 3 bedroom villas with built-in robes & ensuite to master • Ceiling fans in all bedrooms • Split system air conditioning • Open plan living areas • Double garages • Due for completion in late April 2014 BUY OFF THE PLAN NOW! 62

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Liam McAuliffe 0432 448 154 43 444 666 randwuminabeach.com.au Richardson & Wrench Umina Beach

• Master bed with ensuite • 2 living areas • 3 bathrooms • Inground pool • 1 bedroom granny flat • Triple garage • 1,037 SQM block • Walk to the beach QUALITY HOME IN GREAT LOCATION!

www.homesguide.com.au

Phil McCord 0417 260 056 43 444 666 randwuminabeach.com.au Richardson & Wrench Umina Beach

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Ettalong 48 Collareen Street

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Ettalong Gem

Auction

• Fully renovated inside and out • Rear lane access • Rear entertaining deck a real show stopper • All the character and charm preserved • Quality landscaped grounds • Bonus DA/CC approval for 9m x 10m garage (plumbed) • MUST SELL – don’t miss out!

This weekend - Saturday, 5 April 2014, 11am

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Ray White Umina Beach KING STREET 50 '

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Ettalong Bowling Club * all measurements approximate - to be used as guide only

Pearl Beach 48 Tourmaline Avenue

Umina Beach 4-6 King Street

Quality Brick Home On Corner Block

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• Fully renovated and barely lived in • Large open plan living opening to level yard • Quiet location, stroll to beach • New main bathroom, ensuite plus third bathroom • Timber flooring throughout • Cornor lot with gated yard access

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Land Glorious Land!

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$849,000+ View By Appointment John Ienna 0421 202 383 Neil Tutt 0403 590 766 raywhiteuminabeach.com.au 02 4372 7011

• Two properties to be sold in one line • Total land area approx 1341m2 • Medium density zoning • Both houses currently tenanted – immediate income! • Prime location adjacent to bowling club • Walk to beach

Sale New to market View By Appointment John Ienna 0421 202 383 Neil Tutt 0403 590 766 raywhiteuminabeach.com.au 02 4372 7011

Ray White Umina Beach

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Lithgow The Cottage Located in a quiet part of town is this older style home, it maintains so many features from the 50s! But with a modern twist, high ceilings great lounge combined dining area that lead out through the glass doors to a front veranda, the home has gas heating a neat and tidy bathroom and a small galley kitchen. Semi external laundry with the bonus of a garage and huge block of land .They don’t build them like this anymore!! With 2 bedrooms, an inspection is a must‌. This little gem is currently rented for $240.00 a week. Price View Agent

$219,000 By Appointment Sales Team 02 6351 2222

R&H Lithgow 6351 2222

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325223

Lithgow Now Is Your Chance! Step off the rental cycle and into this 3 bedroom home. Large open plan kitchen, dining area, neat bathroom, and single garage. All the basics are here. Call today.

Price View Agent

$179,950 By Appointment Sales Team 02 6351 2222

R&H Lithgow 6351 2222

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Wallerawang More Than Meets The Eye A well maintained 3 bedroom brick home offering large lounge room with separate dinning. Neat and tidy kitchen, good sized bathroom with separate toilet. Double garage under the main roof with internal access. A large covered entertaining area to the rear. A separate colour bond four car garage with good access is equipped with power and plumbing provisions to further expand its use. Adding extra value to this package is the adjoining vacant block of approximately 874.7m2, has been previously approved for subdivision. Inspections by appointment.

Price View Agent

$369,950 By Appointment Sales Team 02 6351 2222

R&H Lithgow 6351 2222

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Lithgow Handy Location! Two bedroom traditional brick home, it has a large lounge room and a near new kitchen with modern appliances. It also has gas heating and an internal laundry. The property oozes charm and character and has a wonderful tenant in place.

Price View Agent

$189,950 By Appointment Sales Team 02 6351 2222

R&H Lithgow 6351 2222

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Lithgow Rare As Hens Teeth! An original beauty has been placed for sale. Double brick, two bedrooms, high ceilings, original fire place, a quaint lounge room and dining area. It has original kitchen and bathroom. Laundry and storage are located under the house. The property has rear lane access and is located in a well known street and a short walk to town. The property will not last call today for an inspection. Price View Agent

$195,000 By Appointment Sales Team 02 6351 2222

R&H Lithgow 6351 2222

rh.com.au/lithgow

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325128

Lithgow Central Location Close to Public school, High School, TAFE College, University of Western Sydney campus, childcare Centre and medical Centre. Walk to Main Street shops, churches, restaurants and Lithgow Station. Torrens title, Double brick Semi-detached in excellent condition throughout. 2 good size Bedrooms, renovated bathroom, large eat in kitchen, cosy lounge room. 10 foot, pressed metal ceilings,2nd outdoor toilet. New energy efficient gas heater. Fully enclosed, landscaped yard with vegetable gardens and established plants. Separate lock up garage and workshop, currently an artist’s studio. Rear lane access. Long term tenant/artist in residence keen to stay, rent $210 per week. Nothing to spend, sound investment.

Price View Agent

$209,950 By Appointment Sales Team 02 6351 2222

R&H Lithgow 6351 2222

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GLENMORE PARK

OFFERS OVER $649,950

Perfect Location ...

Jim Aitken & Partners Glenmore Park

Perfectly positioned close to the Northern Road, M4 and Saddler Creek Public School is this extremely well maintained Masterton home without a cent to spend. The home features a rare 814sqm of land, complimented with an alfresco entertaining area, landscaped gardens and side access for either a boat or caravan.

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Four bedrooms with built ins Main with en suite Open plan kitchen & dining Ducted air-conditioning & vacuum Double lock up garage Side access Space for a pool

31 Saddler Way GLENMORE PARK Ref #

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Jim Aitken + Partners Glenmore Park 02 4733 6999 323945

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Large Home, Decent Yard!

Jim Aitken & Partners Glenmore Park Jim Aitken & Partners Real Estate

Positioned in a very quiet street, this very good size family home has created an opportunity for someone looking for a little extra space. Having open planned living areas and the comfort of air conditioning. Add to this the built in wardrobes, the great location and the convenience of being just a short distance to the local schools, town centre, park and public transport.

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6 Gunara Terrace GLENMORE PARK

Formal lounge room Formal dining room Good size kitchen Family and rumpus rooms Covered entertaining area Side access En suite

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Offers Over $545,000 Listing ID GLM10559

WEB ID: GLM10559 Glenmore Park

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Jim Aitken & Partners Real Estate

Jim Aitken + Partners Glenmore Park 02 4733 6999 http://www.jimaitken.com.au/show?rd=1&ref=GLM10559

30 Mulgoa Road Glenmore Park NSW 2745

91 Great Western Hwy Emu Plains NSW 2750

Emu Plains

Blaxland

Glenbrook

5 Wascoe Street Glenbrook NSW 2773

Shop 9, Borrowdale Way Cranebrook NSW 2749

7 Great Western Hwy Springwood NSW 2777

Springwood

Emu Plains

Penrith

4733 6999

4735 8888

4739 8800

4739 1111

4730 1122

4751 8888

4735 2121

4722 5000

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Cranebrook

325530

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Shop 31, Lennox Centre Emu Plains NSW 2750

429 High Street Penrith NSW 2750


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Jim Aitken & Partners Penrith

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PENRITH

Jim Aitken & Partners Penrith

OFFERS OVER $699,950 SOUTH PENRITH

OFFERS OVER $389,950 47 Fragar Road SOUTH PENRITH

Offers Over $699,950 Listing ID PEN11316

The Family Entertainer Boasting five bedrooms in total with two main bedrooms having their own ensuite, four generous bathrooms and a modern timber kitchen with stainless steel appliances, this home is ready to move into, relax and enjoy. Spacious living areas adorn the property over two levels with many hidden surprises. Complimented with a double drive through garage, sparkling in ground pool and covered entertaining area, it truly is the family entertainer.

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Take advantage of the opportunity that this sizable corner block offers. With the potential to generate dual incomes, by adding a granny flat (STCA), this sturdy brick veneer home presents great value. The home features high ceilings, an internal laundry and 3 good sized bedrooms. With two living areas and a separate second toilet in the laundry this home will have tenants lining up.

http://www.jimaitken.com.au/show?rd=1&ref=PEN11316

734sqm

• Two main bedrooms with ensuites • Double lock up garage with internal access • Combustion fireplace • Timber kitchen with stainless steel appliances • Natural Gas and Solar to keep those bills low • Sparkling in ground pool with water fountain • Four large separate living areas WEB ID:PEN11316

Offers Over $429,950

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• Corner block • Three sizeable bedrooms • Two living areas • Second toilet in laundry • Plantation shutters to back yard • High ceilings with ornate cornice work • Potential granny flat (stca)

Jim Aitken + Partners Penrith 02 4722 5000 325233

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Jim Aitken & Partners Real Estate

20 Watson Drive PENRITH

PEN11306

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537sqm Jim Aitken + Partners Penrith 02 4722 5000

WEB ID: PEN11306

323854

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OFFERS OVER $349,950

Easy Access To Penrith CBD Located moments from the Penrith CBD is this great two bedroom unit that will suit the busy executive or investor. Open plan in design and positioned in a security complex it offers all the must haves that you would expect from a modern unit.

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• Two bedrooms • Modern complex • Basement car parking • Two bathrooms • Elevated balcony • Security complex • Split system air conditioning

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Jim Aitken + Partners Penrith 02 4722 5000 325266

WEB ID: LEN10838

Jim Aitken & Partners Lennox

ORCHARD HILLS

OFFERS OVER $385,000

Small Complex – Big Opportunity With only ten other units in the complex you will enjoy a lifestyle free of maintenance. Located moments from the train station and the heart of Penrith you will be doing well to find a better example of contemporary living. Astute investors should also enquire.

Glenmore Park

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• Two bedrooms (Ensuite to main) • Built in wardrobes • Kitchen with stone tops + stainless steel appliances • Split system air conditioning • Balcony / courtyard (where applicable) • Internal laundry + dryer • Intercom system + Remote access to basement car space

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$2,300,000 Ref #

Jim Aitken + Partners Penrith 02 4722 5000 WEB ID: LEN10800

324898

LEN10792

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The peaceful acreage setting is a wonderful backdrop for this substantial family residence. The gently sloping parcel of land is also improved by a magnificent in ground pool, dam, tennis court and multiple platforms for social gatherings. Experience the difference now and be the envy of your friends - you won’t be disappointed. • • • • • • •

An additional features list is also available Study + storage facilities Remote garage / perimeter gate Ducted air conditioning Tennis court / in ground pool / dam Integrated refrigerated storage units Alarm system

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20,300sqm Jim Aitken + Partners Penrith 02 4722 5000

WEB ID: LEN10792

323844

30 Mulgoa Road Glenmore Park NSW 2745

91 Great Western Hwy Emu Plains NSW 2750

Emu Plains

Blaxland

Glenbrook

5 Wascoe Street Glenbrook NSW 2773

Shop 9, Borrowdale Way Cranebrook NSW 2749

7 Great Western Hwy Springwood NSW 2777

Springwood

Emu Plains

Penrith

4733 6999

4735 8888

4739 8800

4739 1111

4730 1122

4751 8888

4735 2121

4722 5000

134d Great Western Hwy Blaxland NSW 2774

Cranebrook

$2,300,000

53-59 Darvill Road ORCHARD HILLS

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Jim Aitken & Partners Real Estate

Shop 31, Lennox Centre Emu Plains NSW 2750

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EMU PLAINS

OFFERS OVER $1,295,000 EMU PLAINS LEN10794

From the comfort of your private balcony or from the vantage point on the front verandah, you and your family will enjoy the peaceful ambience that only a water view can provide. This executive residence showcases open plan living complimented by a host of features that will make you the envy of your friends.

Offers Over $749,950

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Superbly crafted and completed with outstanding quality throughout. Four spacious bedrooms combine with an open and contemporary floor plan. Brand new and complete with ducted air conditioning, this residence will make you the envy of your friends. The double garage, three bathrooms, modern façade and approx. 600 m2 block completes the package.

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834sqm Jim Aitken + Partners Emu Plains Lennox Centre 02 4735 2121

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Larger than it appears from the street, this home will please those looking for something more than the average three bedroom home. Enjoying a great size second living area, a modern kitchen and a huge backyard for the kids and pets to roam. Be the family favourite and enquire now!

Jim Aitken + Partners Emu Plains Lennox Centre 02 4735 8888 WEB ID: LEN10829

Offers Over $475,000

Try This On For Size

10,050sqm

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796sqm

• Three bedrooms • Two living areas • Air conditioning • Modern kitchen • Single garage • Huge grassed yard • Internal Laundry

Jim Aitken + Partners Emu Plains Lennox Centre 02 4735 2121 WEB ID: LEN10833

324949

325049

30 Mulgoa Road Glenmore Park NSW 2745

91 Great Western Hwy Emu Plains NSW 2750

Emu Plains

Blaxland

Glenbrook

5 Wascoe Street Glenbrook NSW 2773

Shop 9, Borrowdale Way Cranebrook NSW 2749

7 Great Western Hwy Springwood NSW 2777

Springwood

Emu Plains

Penrith

4733 6999

4735 8888

4739 8800

4739 1111

4730 1122

4751 8888

4735 2121

4722 5000

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Cranebrook

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70 Koloona Drive EMU PLAINS

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15 Riverbank Drive EMU HEIGHTS

Architecturally designed and positioned in a rural setting on over two acres of land. Split level in design the residence is finished with a selection of high quality inclusions. Privately positioned and moments from the river you will be doing well to find a better example in this exclusive price range.

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Ensuite + WI Robe to main Built in wardrobes Ducted air conditioning Lounge/dining/family rooms Well-appointed kitchen + WI Pantry Internal laundry + powder room Shadow line plaster work

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Brand New Executive Residence

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• Master suite with ensuite + private balcony • Formal lounge room that captures stunning river views • Renovated kitchen + island bench • Timber flooring • Sunken rumpus room + views of the in ground pool • Substantial covered entertaining area • Modern bathrooms

Glenmore Park

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98 River Road EMU PLAINS

Absorb The River Views

• Sunken lounge room • Optional theatre room • Butler’s pantry • Parent’s retreat • In ground pool • Separate studio/loft • Timber decking

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Shop 31, Lennox Centre Emu Plains NSW 2750

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CRANEBROOK

OFFERS OVER $599,950 CASTLEREAGH

OFFERS OVER $1,195,000

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Don’t want the bother of building a new home or just can’t wait? Well here is a great opportunity in a community estate, guaranteed no shops with people hanging around tennis court, pool and community centre available. Located in the Waterside Estate this is a real opportunity, with loads of appeal in a great location this will be sort after so don’t miss out and call your local Jim Aitken & Partners office for an inspection.

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If you have a large or growing family and dreaming about park life acreage then you’ll love this huge residence. Set on five acres (approximately) this seven bedroom home also includes a study, vast formal and informal living areas, plus high ceilings which add to the spacious feel of the property. Outside there is a huge car garage/ workshop, lots of bench and cupboard space.

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• Four bedrooms • Two bathrooms, three toilets • Great sized bedrooms • Two living areas • Open plan kitchen • Double garage • Close to all amenities

2 345sqm Jim Aitken + Partners Cranebrook 02 4730 1122

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Private, Spacious And Affordable!

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• Six large bedrooms • En suite plus three other bathrooms • Multiple living areas • Triple garage • Triple carport • Approximately five acres • Separate access to a granny flat

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Just Over An Acre Of Prime Land Superbly positioned in the North section of Cranebrook is this vacant parcel of land that is ready for you to let your imagination run wild. The block has been registered and is ready for you to join forces with your architect to bring your dream to life.

4,102sqm

• North section of Cranebrook • Versatile, vacant parcel of land • Just over an acre in size • Frontage of approximately 44m • Positioned in an acreage precinct • Services available • Vacant parcel of land

Jim Aitken + Partners Cranebrook 02 4730 1122 WEB ID: LEN10531

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Wonderfully preserved this much loved family home will suit those seeking the acreage aspect. Beyond the traditional façade is a three bedroom floor plan that is accompanied by servings of living space that is improved by the comfort of ducted air conditioning and huge carport.

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• Huge separate rumpus room • Ducted air conditioning • Double garage + workshop space. • Covered car accommodation • Timber kitchen • Park like grounds • Front security gates

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7,530sqm

Jim Aitken + Partners Cranebrook 02 4730 1122 323553

WEB ID: LEN10796

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

Country Life – Close To Town

Enjoying all you would expect from acreage living, this established residence will please the growing family. The kids and pets will love the ability to roam free; there is ample space for the big boy’s toys, in ground pool for the warmer weather and an undercover great area to host the family’s social gatherings.

• Four bedrooms • Huge rumpus room • Ducted air conditioning • Massive entertaining area • Renovated kitchen • Ensuite to main • Triple garage

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23,000sqm

Jim Aitken + Partners Cranebrook 02 4730 1122 WEB ID: LEN10822

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30 Mulgoa Road Glenmore Park NSW 2745

91 Great Western Hwy Emu Plains NSW 2750

Emu Plains

Blaxland

Glenbrook

5 Wascoe Street Glenbrook NSW 2773

Shop 9, Borrowdale Way Cranebrook NSW 2749

7 Great Western Hwy Springwood NSW 2777

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Penrith

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Acreage So Close To Town

OFFERS OVER $649,950 LLANDILO

CRANEBROOK

Glenmore Park

20,300sqm

Jim Aitken + Partners Cranebrook 02 4730 1122

20,234.4sqm Jim Aitken + Partners Cranebrook 02 4730 1122

OFFERS OVER $1,200,000 CASTLEREAGH

CASTLEREAGH If you are looking for some extra space for the family this large family home located in the ever popular Castlereagh is awaiting your inspection. With an emphasis on space and easy living there are a number of features to list in this home.

• Seven bedrooms plus study • Formal and informal living rooms • Four bathrooms • Large modern kitchen • Ducted air conditioning/vacuum • Four car garage • Double carport + workshop

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429 High Street Penrith NSW 2750

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AUCTION R&H Penrith 4732 1000

65 Copeland Street, Penrith GRAND LOCATION - MUST BE SOLD!

View ednesday 5.00pm - 5.30pm W Saturday 1.30pm - 2.00pm Auction Onsite 2.00pm 12th April 2014 Agent Marie Barclay 0418 103 952 marie@rhpenrith.com.au

Previously used as a House With No Steps establishment, the current layout and local Council Zoning would allow for a medical centre, physio/well-being centre or similar (STCA) or revert to original residence. Includes a waiting room on entrance, 1st room has access to large wheelchair friendly bathroom/en-suite, the remaining 3 rooms have access to a separate toilet. Central and functional kitchen has gas cook-top and electric stove with servery window through to 1 of 2 lounge rooms. Comfort is sorted with ducted air. Undercover outdoor decking area and low maintenance fully fenced front and back yard. Inspect today, can be sold prior to Auction. For more information, call Marie Barclay 0418 103 952.

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SPACIOUS FAMILY HOME PRICE REDUCED $1.15m • Master built split level home boasting huge living areas • Formal & informal living incl downstairs rumpus/billiard room • Vaulted ceiling to main living area, timber floors, ducted air, alarm, city water, sewer, 3 phase power, 18m x 9m shed • Located on 4 acres (approx) adjoining the residential area John Mackie 0411 641 449 | johnmackie@inglis.com.au

Camden

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• Offering generous light filled interiors, this impressive residence offers a low maintenance lifestyle for the astute family or investor • Conveniently located in the sought after Cascades Estate, in a quiet setting & just moments to all that Mt Annan shopping village has to offer on a 416.3m² block Scott Lee 0431 993 615 | scott.lee@inglis.com.au

Mount Annan GREAT LOCATION

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• Four B/R brick veneer & tiled roof home, main with ens & WIR • L shaped formal lounge/dining plus kitchen/family room • Outside timber decked covered entertaining area • Extra timber deck at rear • Double garage, garden shed etc Terry Gordon 0438 218 749 | Carla Skinner 0439 442 316

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• 10.44 Hectares - 26 acres • Great location - minutes from Camden, 1 hour to Sydney CBD • Land is mainly cleared and gently sloping • Superb rural views • Full brick 4 bedroom home in need of restoration Terry Gordon 0438 218 749 | Carla Skinner 0439 442 316

Mount Annan

Douglas Park

NATURE WONDERLAND

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• Elegant and expansive, this architect designed home emphasises privacy, liveability and effortless entertaining • Graced with ultra-contemporary finishes and an array of luxurious inclusions, it offers an exceptional retreat for families of all ages • Alarm security, air conditioning, ducted vacuum & high ceilings Scott Lee 0431 993 615 | scott.lee@inglis.com.au

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• Idyllic 16ha-40ac property boasts 500m Nepean River frontage, approx. ½ km road frontage approx & is just 15 minutes from Camden • In ground saltwater pool, irrigation system waters the gardens • Charming country home enjoys wonderful views of the river • Split system air and open fireplace plus slow combustion fire John Mackie 0411 641 449 | johnmackie@inglis.com.au

Camden Park

Camden South

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• Neat and tidy 3 bedroom home on a 556.4m² block • Good sized living room with split system air conditioning • Eat in kitchen would benefit from renovation • Renovated bathroom • Single carport with drive through side access Terry Gordon 0438 218 749 | Carla Skinner 0439 442 316 42 Argyle Street Camden 2570 Tel 02 4655 3322 www.inglisproperty.com.au

Bradbury

GREAT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY

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• Great location - short drive to station, hospital & shopping centres • Spacious kitchen with stainless steel appliances incl. dishwasher • Generous living area opening to rear yard • Features include: B/in robes, s/s air con, alarm, auto garage door • Huge workshop/storage area off garage and under house Scott Lee 0431 993 615 | scott.lee@inglis.com.au

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Stylish Modern Unit! BLACKTOWN 30/2 Bruce St This beautiful unit is very rare to come by! Featuring 2 Bedrooms with built-ins, Ensuite, Modern Kitchen with gas cooking, Spacious Lounge and Dining, Modern Bathroom, 2x balconies, 2x car space and 5m2 storage. Within walking distance to schools, shops, transport and all amenities. Inspect Now!

VIEW Saturdays 12:00pm – 12:45pm

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Brilliant Location!

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AUCTION Saturday 12th April at 12:00pm On Site

PROSPECT 73 Norman St

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This beautifully presented three bedroom brick veneer home is located in the districts beat area and is close to schools, shops & transport- it is an ideal first home or great for an investment! Featuring Spacious bedrooms with built-ins, Combined lounge and dining featuring reverse cycle air conditioning and tiled flooring, Well appointed Kitchen, Good size modern bathroom, Large double garage with concrete driveway at the front - Ideal for the tradesman. Easy access to Great Western Highway, M4 Motorway and close to Wet and Wild’ Park. Many more features to list - inspection a must!

AGENT Eddy Tan 0412 469 863

Brand New!

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Low Strata With Convenience

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RIVERSTONE 4/73 Piccadilly St

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GRANVILLE 6/143 Blaxcell St

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• Bottom Level featuring a Brand New Kitchen, Family & Dining Room Combined, Living Room, Laundry and Patio. • Top level features; 3 Bedrooms with built ins, Ensuite, Sitting Room, Bathroom and a Balcony

This Immaculately presented Townhouse is in small complex having the Best location in the area and is close to Woolworths, Schools, Shops, Transport, RSL Club, Function Centre and Railway Station. Featuring Over sized Master Bedroom, En-suite, Built-ins, Formal Lounge, Dining, Living Area, Modern Gas Kitchen, 3x Toilets, Air Conditioning, Well Maintained Backyard with Deck and Lock-up Garage. Inspection is a Must!

PRICE Expressions of Interest VIEW By appointment AGENT Eddy Tan 0412 469 663

PRICE Expressions of Interest VIEW By appointment AGENT TG Singh 0450 535 001

Investors Take Note

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Huge 3 Bedroom Unit

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MOUNT DRUITT 3/36 O’Brien St

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BLACKTOWN 21/9-13 Griffiths St

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VIEW Saturdays 10:00am – 10:45am

This beautiful 3 bedroom townhouse is well looked after! Featuring Tiles throughout the first floor, Modern Kitchen & Dining, Gas Cooking, Formal Lounge, Carpet throughout the second floor, Built-in robe, Updated Bathroom, 2nd downstairs toilet, Fully fenced back yard and Single Lock up drive through garage. Close to all amenities, School, Shops and Transport

1 This well presented 3 bedrooms second floor apartment is perfect for the first home buyer or investor with a rental return of $370/week. Featuring modern gas kitchen, granite bench tops, open plan living areas, spacious bedrooms, built ins, air conditioning, ensuite, 3x balcony, security parking, and much more. Walk to all station & all amenities. Be quick to inspect!!!!

PRICE Expression Of Interest VIEW By appointment AGENT Jeffrey Valenzuela 0451 084 638

PRICE Expressions of Interest VIEW By appointment AGENT Simon Tan 0412 609 093

CENTURY 21 TAN BROTHERS PHONE 02 9831 3333 3/32 Flushcombe Road, Blacktown, NSW 2148

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5 • Separate self contained retreat • Mountain views from the balcony • Two newly renovated kitchens • Built-in robes to all bedrooms • Polished timber floors • In-ground swimming pool

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Matthew Pearce Primary School Catchment This home is designed to accommodate for the needs of your growing family. Downstairs offers family area off modern kitchen, separate lounge, garage converted to fourth bedroom, plus a tandem garage. Upstairs is a separate self contained retreat with one bedroom plus balcony, perfect for in-law accommodation. Positioned on a 713sqm elevated block conveniently located in Matthew Pearce School Catchment. This is your golden opportunity to secure your family’s happy future with a home that has more to offer than you would expect.

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929sqm Block - Wide Frontage Calling all LAND BUYERS and RENOVATORS... This incomplete single level home is ready for knockdown or restoration. Set on a huge parcel of land surrounded by established trees. Conveniently located within walking distance to city transport. Moments away from Baulkham Hills High Selective School, Baulkham Hills TAFE, Stockland Mall, Parklands, the lot! Be sure you take advantage of this rare opportunity.

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• Huge parcel of land • Close to all amenities • Walk to city transport.

On-site, Saturday 26th April at 11:00am View Website for details Darren Dowd 0417 230 695 darren.dowd@raywhite.com darrendowd.raywhite.com / 8852 8206

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PRESTIGIOUS VILLAGE LOCATION 49 OLD BELLS LINE OF ROAD, KURRAJONG

Price: Offers over $560,000 Inspect: By appointment OR Saturdays 12.30pm – 1pm In sought after Kurrajong Village, this spacious 4 bedroom home enjoys an Easterly View @ speechley.com.au outlook and is approx 250m from shops and restaurants. Nicely appointed throughout and featuring elegant formal rooms, a casual sunroom and covered outdoor deck, this lovely residence is on a large 630m2 block with a ‘blank canvas’ backyard on which to use your landscaping skills and imagination.

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RIDGE CREEK’ – 10 ACRES CLOSE TO TOWN 59 YEOMANS ROAD, NORTH RICHMOND A few minutes from North Richmond shops and schools, this beautifully presented, tastefully decorated, air-conditioned full brick home offers a study/4th bedroom, large formal lounge and separate formal dining room, country styled timber kitchen and comfortable family room.There is also a fabulous covered outdoor area, a double carport/ breezeway, garage, large Colorbond shed for machinery, boat, caravan or storage. Set within carefully maintained, landscaped gardens and lawns.

4 BEDROOMS, LARGE BLOCK 63 BOTTLEBRUSH DR, CRANEBROOK Beautifully presented family home with ducted air and featuring, four (4) Price: $499,950 bedrooms with built-ins, an ensuite and nicely appointed family bathroom with Inspect: Saturdays 10am – 10,30am separate toilet. Spacious living areas include a formal lounge area with a bar, formal View @ speechley.com.au dining room and a modern kitchen with adjoining family room. A large covered area overlooks the gardens and large yard and for the family cars – a double 4 2 4 garage AND a double carport. A property to put on your inspection list.

25 Acres

Price: $1,199,990 Inspect: By appointment OR Saturday 11am to 12 Noon View @ speechley.com.au

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‘RIVERDALE’ – ACRES FOR HORSES, CATTLE OR LIFESTYLE Price: $1,800,000 FREEMANS REACH The magnificent 45 square (approx) home has a parents retreat the size of many inner city apartments. 3 more double bedrooms and extensive formal and informal areas. There’s a fabulous leisure/games complex with a huge loft office/bedroom, a solar heated in-ground pool, landscaped gardens and a large 9m X 18m shed. Ideal family home, B & B or your private resort and approx one hour from Sydney. The acres adjoin a private riverside reserve. Town water.

NEW LISTING

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Auction to be on site Date to be advised 57 Archer Street, Blacktown

LEVEL 5 ACRES, 2 MODERN HOMES, LARGE INDUSTRIAL SHED Price: $1,425,000 LONDONDERRY The main house, approx 360m2 of luxurious living has 4 bedrooms, spacious Inspect: By appointment only formal and informal living areas PLUS a fully self contained 1 bedroom flat. The View @ speechley.com.au 2nd house is approx 200m2, with 3 bedroms. The large industrial shed is approx 468m2, with kitchenette, bathroom and 3 phase power and approval for home industry use. Outdoors, there are 2 covered leisure areas, a fully automatic salt water pool. Only a few minutes to Richmond, Penrith and schools.

With a 3 bedroom home PLUS a 1 bedroom flat, this nicely presented property is giving a rental return of $640 per week. Ring for inspection details.

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OFFERS OVER $1.3M

“MAGNUS GRANGE”

• A very special place, it holds something for each member of the family! • It is situated on 25 acres, with enormous double road frontage • An architecturally designed masterbuilt single level home sits proudly and privately • Featuring 4 double bedrooms, ensuite and walk in robe to the main, and a study • The kitchen and living room area is simply a work of art-it’s truly amazing! • For the entertainer, there is a separate formal lounge and dining room • For either guests or the in-laws, there is a separate double bedroom, bathroom and living area

• Large 3 car garage with internal access • The shed has been purpose built from day one to be a self-contained 2 bedroom home/flat • Inside the shed you will find a state of the art home cinema room, a kitchen, bathroom and also a lounge room • For the horses, there are 4 huge grassy paddocks with shelter sheds • 4 dams on the property, established gardens, the list goes on!

Enquires through Hamish Rogers 0418 966 224

LOWER PORTLAND

$1,950,000

ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVOURITES

• Prime 16 all arable fertile grazing acres • Superb Hawkesbury River frontage approx 250 metres & long road frontage. • Spacious quality family home with water views • Two totally separate self-contained cottages virtually on the water’s edge

• Great machinery sheds • Inground pool, boat ramp, horse paddocks & stables • Set amongst established trees, lovely tree lined long driveway “A very special piece of real estate!!”

Enquires through Hamish Rogers 0418 966 224

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$875,000 MAROOTA/LOWER PORTLAND

SOUTH MAROOTA

“RARE VACANT ACRES”

FAMILY LIFESTYLE LIVING AT ITS BEST • First time offered for sale. • Spacious single level family home in elevated hill top position. • 4 double bedrooms plus a study and a separate rumpus room. • Renovated kitchen and eat-in meals area. • Separate formal lounge room. • Great outdoor entertaining deck overlooking the inground pool and the mountain views.

• Situated on 15 acres, with long road frontage, it’s perfect for the kids. • A huge dam, 2 great old sheds with power, water and concrete floors. • It’s fenced for cows or horses. • Also an ideal BBQ/entertaining courtyard, all set amongst established grounds • This home and property has been cared for from day one!

• Other than an old shed, the 25 acres have been un touched. • No easements & no flooding • Lovely views across the valley to the Blue Mountains • Located Sydney side of the river • 3 minute drive to the public boat ramp on the Hawkesbury River

Enquires through Hamish Rogers 0418 966 224

PUTTY

• 20 minutes’ drive to Windsor • 35 minutes’ drive to Rouse Hill • Power and phone to the street • So much potential, perfect for the bush lover, artist, weekender or just a peaceful block to build your acreage home on

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30 JORDAN AVENUE, GLOSSODIA

$325,000

PRIME VACANT ACRES

OUTSTANDING COUNTRY PROPERTY • Perfectly located only 4 kilometres in from the “Putty Road” • Set on 100 Acres at least half of which is cleared to semi cleared grazing land • The acres boast a lovely mix of level to softly undulating land • Two creeks running through the property

$449,000

• The perfect North-Easterly aspect to the rear • Outstanding elevated building sites with commanding views over the property and beyond • Few properties in the “Putty Valley” can rival the sense of quality and substance evident the moment you enter through the front gates.

With long-term potential. Approximately 20 acres. Two long road frontages - each over 200 metres long. Fully fenced and gated. Town water and Dam. Potential future sewer connection. DA approval for 4 bed home and 3 car garage. Rare Opportunity!

Enquiries through Hamish Rogers 0418966224

• 20 Acres • Town water • Electricity • Future sewer connection • DA approved for a home

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Kurrajong

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OUTSTANDING PROPERTY • • • • • • •

Outstanding designer constructed home 6 superb acres Four double bedrooms with built in's Stunning master bedroom with ensuite Modern kitchen with dining 2 family areas Formal lounge & large office

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Huge sun room. Ducted and split system air conditioning Slow combustion fire place. Magnificent gardens Separate paddocks, dam and large shedding Outdoor entertaining Tennis court

• Private location only minutes from Richmond • This gorgeous property is one you must inspect • Value @ $1,350,000.

Price Guide: $1,100,000-$1,350,000

Saturday 1.00-1.30pm 404 Slopes Road

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Kurrajong

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CHARMING NEW ENGLAND COUNTRY HOME • Elegant timber kitchen • Formal lounge area • Open plan family and dining room • Built-in robes • Ensuite to main • Expansive colonial windows

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Ornate light fittings Decorative timber work Under stairs storage Large laundry Air conditioned Town water

Saturday 11.00-11.30am 458 Greggs Road

• Gorgeous verandah's surrounding the house • Garage/garden shed • Fully fenced 1.401ha (3.5 acres approx) • 2x Stables with paddock • Rush today

Price:

$900,000

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Richmond

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UPDATED HOME- 2 LIVING AREAS • • • • • •

4 bedrooms plus study (or 5 bedrooms) Lounge and dining areas Updated kitchen with dishwasher Renovated bathroom 2 x air conditioners Spacious family area at rear

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Saturday 3.00-3.30pm 17 Hughes Avenue

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2nd toilet in laundry Garden shed Carport and covered trailer area A perfect family home or investment Rush today

Price:

$496,000

Thompsons

306 Windsor Street, Richmond NSW 2753 t: (02) 4578 3933 e: thompsons@wiseberry.com.au

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North Richmond

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Richmond

INDUSTRIAL UNIT Richmond

IMMACULATE VILLA IN NEAT COMPLEX

PRIME INDUSTRIAL UNIT

• Modernised kitchen • Large bedrooms • Built-ins to all rooms • Nice laundry • Separate toilet • Tidy bathroom with a bath and separate shower

• 352m” Space • 9% + Return • Well built and maintained commercial unit • Three offices upstairs • Alarm

View: Saturday 10.00-10.30am 4/24 William Street

• Open plan dining and lounge room • Brand new split system air conditioner • Floating timber floors in kitchen • Like new carpet • Single lock up garage • Rented for $350 per week • Good sized manicured yard with paved area for barbecues • Keep tenant or move in

Richmond

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FANTASTIC TOWNHOUSE LIVING • 3 bedroom 2 storey home • Built-in robes in all rooms • Spacious living • Lounge and dining

• Family area off kitchen • 2 x toilets • Double garage with remote access • Easy care yard • Mountain views and quiet street at rear

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• Built-in robes in all rooms • Lounge and dining areas • Updated kitchen • Renovated bathroom • Fully landscaped

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• Stencilled driveway and car space • Room for a shed or caravan • Suit both owners and investors • You will be impressed • Call today

$499,000

Price:

Richmond LAND Agnes Banks

Bligh Park WE’VE FOUND IT- RARE JEWEL

• Private location • Ideal home or investment • Use of pool, tennis court and clubhouse • Walk to everything • A must to inspect

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NEAT HOME WITH SIDE ACCESS • Kitchen and eating area • Ducted AC • Plenty of storage and floor space • 5 car spaces • Separate kitchenette • Shower and separate toilet • Currently leased with excellent tenant

$349,000

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• Investment • Quiet street • Close to parks and shops

• 1,281m” approx • Build dream home • Land bank

$465,000

Price:

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• Single lock up garage • Updated kitchen and bathroom • 2 x split system air conditioners

• 2 large bedrooms • Sunroom • Solar panels • Slow combustion fire place

$399,000

Price:

South Windsor

$449,000

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$430,000

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STUNNINGLY RENOVATED • • • • • • •

Ultra modern kitchen Caesarstone bench top Stainless steel appliances Breakfast bar Formal lounge and dining Family and everyday eating area S/C fire and split system air conditioner

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Built in robes in 3 bedrooms 2 brand new bathrooms Covered timber deck Carport and garden shed on side Views of play fields A must to inspect

Price:

$529,000

Thompsons

306 Windsor Street, Richmond NSW 2753 t: (02) 4578 3933 e: thompsons@wiseberry.com.au

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KURRAJONG 02 4573 1228 80 Old Bells Line of Road RICHMOND 02 4578 1234 239 Windsor Street www.bennettproperty.com.au

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LONDONDERRY

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MAGNIFICENT PROPERTY • Quality family homestead on a level and fenced one acre • Purpose built 1 bedroom wing with wheelchair access, bathroom • Formal living and dining plus a family room • Media Room with blockout shutters • Ducted air. Security alarm system • Large Queenslander room, fully screened with ceiling fans • Resort-style inground pool with a gazebo, poolhouse • Lock-up shedding with workshop, gym area • Electric gate entry, landscaped gardens and fenced paddock 82

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Saturday 5 April 2 to 2.30pm

Address:

47 Trahlee Road

Land size:

Approx 4047 square metres

Auction:

Wednesday 7 May, 7pm, Sebel Windsor

Details:

Linda Bennett 4578 1234 hawkesbury region


KURRAJONG 02 4573 1228 80 Old Bells Line of Road RICHMOND 02 4578 1234 239 Windsor Street www.bennettproperty.com.au

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NORTH RICHMOND DECEASED ESTATE – 23 ACRE MARKET GARDEN • All arable with creek at rear boundary • Huge 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 2 car brick home plus second accommodation within • Lounge, dining, rumpus rooms plus large timber kitchen. Ducted vacuum • Large farm shed with cool room, awning for farm machinery/equipment • Town water, bore water, huge dam with irrigation throughout • Fully set up for market garden • Close to shops and schools • Excellent long term potential

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Inspect:

Saturdays 11-11:30am prior to Auction

Address

182 Bells Line of Road

Land size:

Approx 23 acres (9.3 hectares)

Auction:

Wednesday 7 May, 7pm, Sebel Windsor

Details:

Michael Bennett 4578 1234


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