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Defence Department employees take their pay fight to David Bradbury s doorstep EMILY CRANE

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re you interested in defence after election time? That’s the question local Department of Defence employees were asking as they rallied outside Lindsay MP David Bradbury’s office on Wednesday over a new pay offer, which they claim will cut their take home pay. They stood holding posters that displayed a photo of Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Mr Bradbury at a HMAS naval base in Darwin just before the Federal Election last year. Defence civilian employees from the area are among thousands nationwide seeking a pay offer that recognises the support they provide to frontline military operations. “After more than six months of negotiations over a new pay deal, and millions of dollars in savings and efficiencies identified and implemented by these employees, Defence has made them an insulting offer that amounts to a pay cut,” said Robyn Fortescue from the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union. “The position Defence is taking is demoralising at a time these employees are supporting a number of critical military deployments. “We are hoping [Mr Bradbury] will publicly support Defence employees and use his influence in government to make sure they get a fair go.” Mr Bradbury said he was surprised the union would stage a protest without requesting to speak with him fi rst. “Enterprise bargaining is at the heart of Labor’s Fair Work,” he said. Mr Bradbury said disagreements in the stage of bargaining were not unexpected or unusual. “Defence, employees and unions have approached bargaining in a sensible and productive way and I am confident that they will be able to deliver a new agreement that provides a fair and responsible deal for both the Department as employer and for employees,” he said.

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“What chance do referees have?” The accusations have sparked a feud between the two associations. “NDSFA is trying to take over our organisation, which is contrary to FIFA rules. The fact is that in NDSFA there is a culture of hostility towards referees,” a spokesperson said. NDSFA and NDSRA have now entered into a mediation process with Football NSW to solve the crisis, but NDSFA and Football NSW declined to comment on the proceedings.

our decision to Football NSW and accused us of boycotting clubs of the branch.” A senior referee said the appalling behaviour of players and spectators was not even condemned at the Nepean Cup Grand Final in September. “A player who was presented a medal at the grand fi nal threw his medal into the ground and spat on it. NDSFA members just stood by and watched. Spectators were consuming alcohol within metres of the playing fields,” he said.

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17-year-old referee was intimidated and abused. A disabled person was forced to flee the sideline of a match fearing for their safety. And 38 senior referees have already said they will not return to the field next season. With anti-referee sentiments rife in the soccer community, local referees are blowing the whistle on Nepean District Soccer Football Association (NDSFA) for what they say is questionable management of the sport and failure to stop on-field violence. “We look after 250 referees in the Nepean district and after the appalling incidents that occurred last season, referees are walking away because they or their parents are concerned for their safety,” said a senior spokesperson for the Nepean District Soccer Referee’s Association (NDSRA). Out of 5,000 games there have been 300 incidents where players have been sent off the field for breach of the player code of conduct. The worst incident of the 2011 season occurred at an all-ages women’s match between Hazelbrook and Penrith at Gloria Park on Sunday, June 26. The 17-year-old referee decided to give a Hazelbrook player a red card for swearing, and later a second player was given two yellow cards for talking back. The decision upset the team and the team’s supporters who proceeded to yell profanities at the referee and pointed at him with a stick. According to one spectator: “One person, who professed to be the Hazelbrook committee member in charge, approached the referee in a very menacing manner, yelling at him… he

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ulia Gillard made a list, checked it twice, found out who’s been naughty and nice and then went about shuffl ing the deckchairs on the Titanic. The pre-Christmas re-shuffle of the Federal Cabinet had journalists in Canberra wetting their pants with excitement on Monday, but for most of us it was a giant yawn. Thankfully Steven Conroy – the Minister in charge of Australia’s broadcasting standards – added some humour to the week by accidentally dropping the F-Bomb live on national television. The irony brings more than a smile. “In terms of sovereign risk, I love the debate about sovereign risk,” he said. “I have seen a new defi nition of sovereign risk, it is asymmetrical. “If a tax goes up, God, that is sovereign risk. But if a tax goes down, f---ing fantastic.” It created a tiny storm on Tuesday and it was noted by some that the next program on the schedule was the G-rated ‘Meerkat Manor’. Still, that should matter little. Any child watching the National Press Club clearly has serious problems and hearing the f-word is unlikely to cause any further damage. Who knows what re-shuffles are really about. In modern-day politics, they are often more about saving face and PR then they are about raw ability. In this case, Ms Gillard has actually

troy.dodds@mediaview.com.au expanded her cabinet by two. That’s what we need – more politicians in Cabinet! According to reports in the News Limited press, sources say that the Prime Minister was prevented from going as far as she wanted with her re-shuffle. She was apparently blocked from removing Robert McClelland from Cabinet and shifting Peter Garrett sideways. Apparently, several senior NSW ministers stepped in late on Sunday to save both men from being dumped. Ah, the merry-go-round of politics. What was that word I just said? Ability. Call it talent, even.

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he flowers and toys tied to various telegraph poles along the Great Western Highway serve as a memory to those who have lost their lives in tragic accidents. But despite various road safety messages, it seems the number of memorials are ever increasing – at least 13 people have been killed on the single stretch of road since 2004. The Western Weekender can reveal that five people were killed just last year in three accidents on the highway within the Penrith Local Government Area. St Marys Police’s Traffic Services Officer, Senior Constable Mark Elliott, said while thousands of vehicles travel on the highway each day, 13 people dying on a stretch of road only several kilometres long was significant. “One fatality is one fatality too many,” he said. “It is not just the offending drivers who are killed, but a great number of those killed also involved innocent parties. “Unfortunately, quite often an innocent party may be killed because of someone else’s unlawful and dangerous driving habits.” With the speed limit on the highway spanning from 60 to 80 kilometres per hour at various points,

Mr Elliott said the greater majority of crashes could be directly attributed to speeding – most involving younger drivers. “Some of these crashes involved vehicles travelling at extreme high speed, with that speed being double the legal speed limit for that particular section of road,” he said. St Marys Police, along with Penrith City Council representatives and RTA, have looked at several intersections where fatalities have occurred on the highway, which are usually major intersections with traffic lights. “We, as a group, have made several changes in relation to the operation of these lights, which in turn has reduced the number of major traffic crashes over the past couple of years,” Mr Elliott said. “There have not been any fatalities at those intersections since the changes have been made.” From December 23 until January 7, police across NSW will be conducting Operation Safe Arrival. Police will be targeting drink driving and speeding to combat the incidents of serious crashes involving injury or death. “Drivers must be aware that if they drive under the influence or in a dangerous manner, it may be one of their own loved ones who they kill,” Mr Elliott said. “I cannot imagine how someone lives with that for the rest of their lives.”

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Family and friends of murdered teenager, Michelle Morrissey, will have to wait until February next year for the sentencing of Londonderry man, Luke Cotterill. Mr Cotterill, 20, pleaded guilty to the murder of Mudgee local, Ms Morrissey, who was found with stab wounds to her throat, chest and abdomen at her family’s home on March 27 last year. Justice Lucy McCallum has reserved her sentencing of Mr Cotterill for February 17. Mr Cotterill previously faced Mudgee Local Court on March 31 last year without applying for bail. Four days later, the then teenager, tried to escape from a Corrective Services van by pretending to commit suicide and be unconscious. When Corrective Services staff attended to Mr Cotterill he began running down the Great Western Highway near Little Hartley but was shot in the left arm, left hip and left femur as he tried to escape. Mr Cotterill will be sentenced for both Ms Morrissey’s murder and for trying to flee. For local news as it breaks, make sure you stay tuned to our website and Facebook pages. Logon to www.westernweekender. com.au to see all the latest local news, or follow us at www.facebook.com/ westernweekender.

Penrith City Centre Association manager, Gai Hawthorn. [Photo: Melinda Jenkins]

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evitalising the Penrith and St Marys CBDs is a step closer to fruition after Penrith City Council decided to create new entities to promote and market the two areas. The new entities will replace the Penrith City Centre Association (PCCA) and St Marys Town Centre in July next year, following an independent six-month review. The review, carried out by People Place and Partnership’s Jo Kelly, identified that

the current management options for both Penrith and St Marys were not delivering the most effective results. A report to Council’s Policy Review meeting stated the new option would see a stronger collaborative relationship between the Penrith Business Alliance (PBA) and the new centre entities. “We are really happy with this result – revitalisation is always a plus and we will work closer now with the Council and PBA,” said PCCA manager, Gai Hawthorn. “The PBA is trying to create 40,000 or so jobs, and when that’s done, we have to

nurture those people that are coming into the area. That’s where we will come into play. “We will be working together and not overlapping, which is important in working towards the bigger picture.” Penrith City Mayor, Greg Davies, said it was an exciting time for the business and property owners in both areas. “The review lights the path for Council to forge new stronger supportive partnerships with each centre that will benefit local businesses, job creation and shopper and visitor experiences,” he said.

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of Studies informing me that I had come fi rst in English Standard. I was so happy and relieved,” Georgia said. “I set out to do the best I could in English because many other students dislike the subject but I knew I could do really well in it.” Georgia said she studied up to three hours per day for English, but balanced her study time with sporting activities. The St Marys Senior High student was one of three students in Penrith

to top a HSC subject. Luke Simpson, also from St Marys Senior High and the school captain, topped the Entertainment Industry Examination. And star athlete, Jessica Fox, who recently won a gold medal at the Canoeing World Cup, took out fi rst place in PDHPE. The three students were recognised for the outstanding achievements in a ceremony attended by Minister for Education, Adrian Piccoli, on Tuesday.

A 24-year-old female was allegedly assaulted by a person known to her at 8.30pm on Saturday night at a licensed premises on Peachtree Road. The 24-year-old was trying to leave the premises when a 36-year-old acquaintance tried to stop her. The 36-year-old grabbed her arm and allegedly left scratch marks and drew blood. The 24-year-old reported the matter to police. Police investigations are continuing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Teen drinkers: Police warning to parents

At 8pm on Saturday, police stopped a group of 15-year-old boys entering Willoring Crescent, Jamisontown. The boys had an opened bottle of bourbon and were taken to Penrith Police Station. Police would like to remind parents that they should take care over the festive season to ensure their children do not

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Brawl at hall: Police called to function

On Friday, December 9 at 11.20pm, a brawl broke out at a community hall in Glenmore Park. It is believed there were up to 80 people at the function and a number of people became involved in an altercation between a group of males and females aged between 18 and 23years-old. One person was hit with a metal pole and was conveyed to Nepean Hospital for treatment of a possible facial fracture. Anyone with information about the brawl should contact Penrith Police via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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A male had his possessions stolen when he was travelling on a train to Penrith at 12.10pm last Friday. Police would like to remind travellers on public transport to be cautious of their belongings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Speeder: Early morning catch for police

At 7.38am last Monday police were on Ninth Avenue, Llandilo when a 29-year-old female from Cranebrook sped past police officers. She was charged with driving 30km over the limit.

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Y We can further bolster our region’s potential by strengthening the sectors – health, medical, education, business and recreation – that form Penrith City’s economic corridor, stretching from St Marys to Emu Plains. I joined the Penrith Business Alliance to celebrate a new website which profiles the corridor and shows available land and office space. Developers and investors will now readily see the promise of Penrith City.

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Now hands together for our residents, whose commitment to the three bin domestic waste system has earned our City its fi fth award win for the service. Thanks to the rich organic compost your household produces, our community not only shined in the Local Government Excellence in the Environment Awards, but our parks and reserves are looking greener too. Also, don’t forget extra bin collections the week before and after Christmas: www. penrithcity.nsw.gov.au.

ou don’t need a building to create art – that’s the message Penrith MP, Stuart Ayres, emphasised when he announced an investment of more than $100,000 in local arts organisations. Penrith Performing and Visual Arts (PPVA), Penrith Symphony Orchestra, the Australian Ballet Education Ensemble and Penrith City Council’s disability arts project all received funding under the State Government’s 2012 Arts program. “Th is mixture of arts projects provides a strong package of programs from supporting high school students through to showcasing our best and brightest in Penrith,” My Ayres said. “It also proves that regardless of whether performances are held at The Joan, Centrebet Stadium or even Nepean River, your ability to participate in art is up to your own imagination.” PPVA CEO, John Kirkman, said it was significant that the government was investing in prog rams and not just building infrastructure. “The Penrith Symphony Orchestra, the Australian Ballet and subsidising tickets for high school students, who otherwise would not go to the theatre, is a great way of developing performers and audiences of the future,” Mr Kirkman said. Amongst the funding, $24,000 will be used to upgrade audio lighting and visual systems at The Joan, $7,000 for annual orchestra programs and $10,000 for the Australian Ballet Education Ensemble.

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Practise pool safety – you could save a life Supervision, swimming lessons, CPR and safety barriers on pools and spas are vital to ensure summer fun doesn’t end in tragedy. If you’re a pool owner, remove any potential hand or foot holds that could tempt children to climb over a fence, keep pool chemicals out of reach and ensure gates remain closed and in good working order. You can visit www.dlg.nsw.gov.au to make sure your pool is safe and complies with swimming pool regulation, based on when your pool was built and where it’s located or call Council on 4732 7976. Find out about Learn to Swim classes at Penrith Swimming Centre by calling 4721 3625 or at Ripples Leisure Centre on 9833 3000.

We keep on shovelling for better roads Local roads will be smoother, studier and safer with robust road maintenance over December and January. Works in progress or recently completed include part of Forrester Road, North St Marys; Augusta Place, Charlton Place, Hart Place, Pinto Place, Reddington Avenue, Salamander Street, Shadow Crescent, Tweed Place in St Clair; Frogmore Road, Kingswood Road and part of

Development Applications The following development applications have been received by Council: Fabcot Pty Ltd DA11/1348 Lot 1126 Water Gum Drive, Jordan Springs Staged Construction of a Supermarket, Liquor Store, 21 x Speciality Shops and 303 x Car parking Spaces. Contact: Rob Craig on 4732 7593. Closing Date: 30 January 2012. Anglican Retirement Villages DA11/1337 Lot 1 DP 1130750 No. 50–52 Manning Street and Lot 1 DP 1145043 Off Caddens Road, Kingswood Bulk Earthworks. Contact: Deepa Randhawa on 4732 7522. Closing Date: 30 January 2012.

Pursuant to Section 101 of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act, the schedule below lists applications recently determined by Penrith City Council. Details of these determinations are available for public inspection free-of-charge during Council’s normal business hours at the Civic Centre, 601 High Street, Penrith.

Approved Development Applications Grove Development Group Pty Ltd DA11/0616 Lot 1 DP 998451, Lot 2 DP 1129843 43 Gidley Street & 51–-53 King Street, St Marys Mixed-Use Development – Residential Flat Building containing 47 Residential Apartments & 5 Soho (Live/ Work) Apartments.

Penrith City Council has received a Development Application in respect of the subject property. Maryland Development Company P/L DA11/1333 Lot 1127 DP 1158660 1070–1158 The Northern Road, Jordan Springs Stage 1H – Torrens Title Subdivision x 29 Residential Lots. The consent authority for the Development Application is Penrith City Council.

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The proposal is an Integrated Development. The application seeks approval from the NSW Rural Fire Service – Rural Fires Act 1997. The Development Application referred to in this notice and supporting documentation accompanying the subject application may be inspected at the locations listed below at any time during ordinary office hours, in the period from 19 December 2011 to 30 January 2012. Any person may, during the exhibition period, make a submission in writing to Penrith City Council, in relation to the Development Application. Where a submission is made by way of an objection, the grounds of objection are to be specified in the submission. The submission is to include Council’s reference number DA11/1333. For any queries relating to the proposal, please contact Robert Craig on 4732 7593.

Disclosure of Political Donations or Gifts Section 147 of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act, 1979 and the Local Government and Planning Legislation Amendment (Political Donations) Act 2008 requires the disclosure of reportable political donations or gifts by a person or persons who makes a relevant planning application to Council or submission on a relevant planning application to Council. Further information is available on Council’s website at www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au and the Department of Planning’s website at www.planning.nsw.gov.au/ planning_reforms/donations.asp Under the legislation Council is obliged to maintain a register of any disclosures relation to political donations or gifts. To obtain information from the register, please contact Council’s Public Officer on 4732 7649.

Viewing of Development Applications Development Applications may be inspected between 8.30am and 4pm Mondays to Fridays (except Public Holidays) at Council’s Civic Centre, 601 High St, Penrith. Officers of Council’s Development Services Department will be able to assist with your enquiries.

Festive season opening hours Penrith Civic Centre Reception closes 12pm, 23 December. Closed all public holidays.

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St Marys Business Centre Closes 12pm, 23 December. Reopening 4 January. Libraries All branches close 23 December, 12pm. 28–30 December: Penrith & St Marys branches open 9am–5pm; St Clair branch open 10am–5pm. Libraries closed 31 December and 1–2 January inclusive. Penrith Regional Gallery & the Lewers Bequest Closed 25, 26 December and 1 January. Penrith Valley Visitor Information Centre Closed Christmas Day. Ripples Leisure Centre Closed Christmas Day. Penrith Swimming Centre 24 December: 8am–4pm 25 December: Centre Closed 26–27 December: 9am–5pm 27–30 December: 7am–7pm 31 December: 9am–4pm 1 January: 10am–5pm 25 January: Free Family Fun Day Celebration 9am–5pm.

Public Notice Union Road, Penrith – Proposed ‘No Right Turn’ Signposting at Mulgoa Road In accordance with the authority delegated by the Roads and Maritime Services (formerly the Roads and Traffic Authority), Penrith City Council proposes to provide ‘No Right Turn’ signposting in Union Road, at the intersection of Mulgoa Road, Penrith to prohibit vehicles turning right into Mulgoa Road from Union Road, thus improving the safety and efficiency of traffic movements at the existing intersection. Alternate access for vehicles travelling north or west from the Mulgoa Road/Great Western Highway intersection is available via High Street. It is intended that a pedestrian refuge will be constructed as part of this ‘No Right Turn’ restriction at this location in Union Road to assist pedestrians and cyclists to safely cross Union Road. Council invites the general public to comment on the proposal. Written submissions will be received by the undersigned up to the close of business on Friday, 3 February 2012. For further information, please contact Council’s Senior Traffic Officer on 4732 7542. Alan Stoneham Civic Centre, 601 High Street General Manager Penrith NSW 2750

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➤ Traffic flow will be improved at the Mamre and Erskine Park Road intersection at Erskine Park, with Penrith City Council awarding the tender for the road upgrades. Council advertised the tender in November for the upgrade and signalisation of the intersection, together with the widening and drainage upgrade of Erskine Park Road. NACE Civil Engineering has been awarded the contract for construction for just under $4.5 million. As Mamre and Erskine Park Roads are state roads, concurrence of the works from the Roads and Maritime Services is required. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ➤ Community consultation will be undertaken by Penrith City Council to determine if the public reserve near Melville Road Shopping Centre should become an alcohol free area. Councillor Karen McKeown raised the issue at an earlier Council meeting as a result of the approval of a development application for a liquor store at the shopping centre. It is proposed that the public reserve be declared alcohol free at all times. Th is would aim to deter any anti-social behaviour that could occur as a result of the sale of alcohol within a close proximity. Council is inviting residents to comment on the proposal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Penrith Police Commander, Ben Feszczuk, says local police will be targeting several offences over the holidays.

Take care on roads Police will be out in force over the holiday period

➤ Penrith District Netball Association will replace five existing grass courts with sealed courts before the start of the 2012 season. Penrith City Council has provided more than $100,000 to assist with costs, while the association will contribute $40,000. The additional courts will enable the association to host the NSW Netball State Championships in June, as well as other major carnivals scheduled throughout the association’s 40th anniversary year. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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➤ Penrith has won its fi fth award for its innovative domestic organic recycling and composting service, which includes the ‘three bin system’. Penrith City Council and the community were recognised in the Waste Avoidance category at the Local Government and Shires Associations of NSW Local Government Excellence in the Environment Awards.

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WestPark Industrial Estate, Chemical Storage and Distribution Facility Application No SSD-4953 Location Building B1, 23-107 Erskine Park Road, Erskine Park (Lot 1 DP 1128233) Applicant Prime Constructions Pty Ltd Consent Authority Minister for Planning & Infrastructure Council Area Penrith Description of proposal The proposal involves the fit-out and operation of an approved warehouse building as a chemical storage and distribution facility (including some chemicals classified as dangerous goods). Exhibition The Development Application, Environmental Impact Statement and other accompanying documents may be viewed on the department’s website (majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov. au) and may be inspected from Monday 12 December 2011 until Tuesday 31 January 2012 during regular business hours at: • Department of Planning & Infrastructure: Information Centre, 23-33 Bridge Street, Sydney, NSW, 2001 (9228 6333); • Penrith City Council: 601 High St, Penrith, NSW, 2750 (4732 7777); and • Nature Conservation Council: Level 2, 5 Wilson Street, Newtown NSW (9279 2466). Submissions Any person may make written submissions on the proposal during the exhibition period. Your submission must reach the department by Tuesday 31 January 2012 and must include: • your name and address; • the name of the application and the application number (SSD-4953); • a statement on whether you support or object to the proposal; and • the reasons why you support or object to the proposal. Your submission should be marked ‘Attention: Director, Mining & Industry Projects and: • faxed to (02) 9228 6466; • posted to Major Projects Assessment, Department of Planning & Infrastructure, GPO Box 39 SYDNEY NSW 2001; or • emailed to plan_comment@planning.nsw.gov.au or via the entry for the project on the Department’s website (majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au) Persons lodging submissions must declare reportable political donations (including donations of $1000 or more) made in the previous two years. For more details, and a disclosure form, go to planning.nsw.gov.au/donations. Under clause 85A(1) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000, the Director-General must provide copies of submissions received during the exhibition period, or a summary of the submissions, to the Applicant. It is Departmental policy to also place a copy of your submission on the department’s website. If you do not want your name to be made available to the Applicant, or on the department’s website, please clearly state this in your submission. Enquiries 1300 305 695 or information@planning.nsw.gov.au

government sector. “This move has been many years in the making, the report of 2008 highlighted its need and before that there has been many calls from different places for it,” Mr Magri said. “The number of young people in care has increased and the time they spend in care has also increased. There needs to be a new approach.” NYAS is an organisation established to deliver an integrated range of support services and accommodation options to young people and young families who are homeless or at risk of entering into the child protection system.

Council news decision The Western Weekender will continue to be the home of Penrith City Council’s ‘news page’ for the next two years. At its Policy Review meeting last week, Council committed to place the weekly news page (which appears each week on page 11) with the Weekender for a t wo yea r per iod, ef fect ive immediately. It follows a 12 month trial and an extensive process involving the Advertising Working Party to determine the best publication in which to place the page. “Based on market testing conducted in October, the Advertising Working Party (AWP) agreed The Western Weekender has a strong readership across the Local Government Area (LGA) and is the most appropriate publication for Council’s regular newspage,” a report to Council said. In the recent Penrith City Council Community Survey 2011, 60.3 per cent of

respondents said their main source of information on Council’s activities came from newspapers. “This statistic gives a general indication that people receive information about Council from newspapers,” the report said. “This statistic does support newspapers as the most widely read communication medium for residents.” Weekender Editor, Troy Dodds, said the publication was looking forward to its ongoing relationship with Council. “To any local newspaper, the traditional Council news page is an important element,” he said. “To have the page exclusively in the Weekender is a vote of confidence in our publication, which continues to go from strength to strength due to the dedication of our staff, our advertisers and our loyal readers.” See the Council News page on page 11.

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PDHPE teacher, Maxine McNally and History teacher, Rox a n ne West were recipients of the prestigious award for their commitment to students and the school. “These teachers and students are role models for others and the awards bring an enormous sense of pride and achievement to the school,” said Penrith High School principal, John Elton.

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Your business I love a good reminder every year before the Christmas break about securing back up data and here is another one. Who will mind your backup data when you close your office or factory over the holiday season when you are on a beach somewhere, bush walking or just relaxing at home? Backing up your fi les provides insurance that you will be able to restore your work if the original data should be lost. Hardware failure is the main cause for loss of data, and is often a matter of when it happens – not if it happens! If your company is like many others, you have put a lot of effort into securing your information systems. You’ve implemented technology and procedures at great expense, but you may be omitting an important last step: secure off-site storage. It is not enough for computer backups to be kept in an office safe. Fire could destroy your premises or your office could be broken into. You should have a backup system that schedules backups from the critical servers and copies the content to tape. You should also store those tapes off site. There are a few ways to back up your data. For a lot of people, a combination of techniques are used, and recommended. With the relatively low price of hard drives in today’s market, you can opt for a RAID option in combination with another form of backup. Th is provides you both real time and offl ine options. Backup procedures are not simply an IT issue, but are an important part of corporate risk management and governance. Why be red-faced, not from sunburn, the first day back at work and fi nd data damaged or lost altogether.

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Business of the week Full of fun for the family Kemps Creek Sporting and Bowling Club is full of surprises Kemps Creek Sporting and Bowling Club has heaps for the family to do this Christmas. Join in the fun of the club’s Christmas Toy Markets held every Friday right up until Christmas. The market starts at 6.30pm and there is more than $3,000 in high quality toys to be won for families. It is a great way to have fun with the family and come away with something extra special for the kids’ stockings. Kemps Creek Sporting and Bowling Club is currently running a daily Christmas ham raffle draw. Between 4pm and 7pm each evening, the club will be raffl ing off four delectable hams with all proceeds going to the Father Chris Riley’s Youth off the Street Program. Or, to make that family get-together a little more interesting, why not sign up for a game of barefoot lawn bowls? Barefoot bowls is a great activity for the kids, and is the type of sport that can be played whilst having a chat with friends, a couple of drinks and tucking into some of the Kemps Creek Sporting and Bowling Club’s fi ne food. But if you already have your Christmas plans made, then you might want to consider organising a fantastic New Year’s Eve party at Kemps Creek Sporting and Bowling Club.

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Kemps Creek Sporting and Bowling Club is a medium size club located on Elizabeth Drive between Penrith and Liverpool. We have recently just completed renovations and refurbishments to the club giving it that modern look We have a Bar, TAB and Keno facilities as well as two bowling greens. We have the big screen TV, which is great for watching the Footy We now also have our Brand New Function Centre, which consists of our main room the Oasis Room, which is great for Weddings, Engagements and Birthdays. We now also have The Foundation Room, which is great for meetings, training and conferences. With a Bar, TAB, Keno Facilities, Big Screen TV, Bowling Greens, function rooms and shows, come and visit us – It’s Nice out here!

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Is marketing through social media any different than traditional forms of marketing? In some respects it is quite different - the common thread with all social media is that marketing is most successful when it is authentic. People using these mediums expect to learn something about the person behind the ‘brand’ – which is where some of the larger companies have failed and where SME’s can capitalise. It is where women can have a slight advantage, as they are often more likely to seek and develop authentic online networks. There are of course decisions to be made about how much you share on social media. It can be easy to forget that once something is online, it really isn’t ‘private’. So talking about and posting pictures of your family, while they may add to people getting to know ‘the real you’, also poses security and privacy issues. So I defi nitely advise caution when deciding how much information to share. Keep it friendly, but ask yourself “would I share this with the person in front of me at the checkout?”. If not, you probably shouldn’t post it in social media! But as with any marketing, the key is projecting a consistent ‘brand’. Social media can be used to showcase your business’s ‘personality’ and provide your target market with additional information.

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Mars is in the area of your chart associated with daily routines, health and work. You’re feeling rather volatile at the moment so be careful not to provoke an argument or take out any irritability on others. You might also be chomping at the bit to implement a new regime, perhaps by eating more healthily or doing more daily exercise. You may be accident prone at this time and should avoid taking risks!

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April 21 to May 21

Mars is currently moving through the section of your chart associated with hobbies, children and love affairs. This is a very sexy placement so your love life will definitely be a bit spicy, even if you’re single! Children and immature adults could be a bit of a problem as they are likely to be pushing the boundaries in their efforts to become independent. If you’re sporty be careful of sprains and strains!

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May 22 to June 21

The home front is going to be rather frantic as Mars is moving through the domestic area of your chart. This is the ideal time to look for a new home or to undertake a major renovation. If you’re working from home, you need to be proactive as there are plenty of opportunities and you don’t want to miss out on any of them. Try to avoid crosswords with flatmates or family members.

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June 22 to July 22

Energetic Mars is pushing its way through critical Virgo, therefore if you have something to say there will be no holding you back! This is an extremely busy time and you will be taking several short distance trips, sending heaps of emails and dealing with correspondence. However, you need to be careful of aggressive conditions on the roads, so do your best to avoid road rage!

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July 23 to August 23

virgo

August 24 to September 23

With Mars firmly situated in your sign, you will demand a lot of freedom at this time and you won’t be in the mood to be tied down. This could be a testing time for an existing relationship as you may have the wanderlust bug and a strong desire to stray. Just remember what happens to the moth when it is drawn to the flame? You know what the consequences of your actions are likely to be!

Francis A Bevan libra

September 24 to Oct 23

Mars continues to travel through your 12th house, which means that you’ll have to watch your behaviour or you could end up doing something that you later regret. Be scrupulously honest in your dealings with others and make sure that they return the favour. If there are any brooding resentments between yourself and a certain someone, it may take a little while to get to the bottom of the situation, so remain patient!

scorpio

October 24 to Nov 22

You’re certainly ready to stand up for yourself and be counted. You’ll be more than willing to fight for anything that you passionately believe in. You might even join a group of likeminded people and enjoy sharing your thoughts and ideas with kindred spirits. This is going to be a very busy time for you with your friends and acquaintances, as there will be lots of social activities and important events to go to!

sagittarius

Nov 23 to Dec 21

Mars is in Virgo, and that’s the area of your chart devoted to career and ambition. You’ll love to be ‘King of the Castle’ at this time, but beware that your self-confidence isn’t interpreted as arrogance. Make sure you watch out for a tendency to be overbearing and inflexible. You’ll also be fiercely competitive during the next few weeks, especially if you have something wonderful to strive for!

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Dec 22 to January 20

Mars has moved into the area of your chart associated with foreign affairs and your beliefs and ideals. It’s important that you adopt a practical approach to any new projects that you’re developing otherwise they simply won’t come to fruition. Start as you mean to go on and everything should fall into place. You will have a strong thirst for adventure and long distance travel, so why not plan a trip to somewhere special?!

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January 21 to Feb 19

Mars is moving through the section of your chart devoted to big business and shared finances. Don’t forget that this means mortgages and credit card debts, so you could make a brilliant money-saving discovery if you make of habit of scouring the business pages of your local paper. Your physical relationships get a huge boost at the moment, so be sure not to allow fears and insecurities to stand in the way.

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Fiery Mars is situated in the financial section of your chart giving you the opportunity to make a little extra cash on the side. In fact there could be one or two golden opportunities that are just too good to miss. Try not to get into any arguments with loved ones about financial issues. If a large expense has been worrying you there is no need to get yourself into a state about it as the funds will come.

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Staying Healthy Dr Cabot There are diagnostic tests that can be performed in your doctor’s office or in a hospital setting that will point toward ordinary flu or bird flu, as opposed to other viral and respiratory infections that may share some or many of the same symptoms. If you think you have the flu your doctor may recommend one or two more tests. These tests are done on specimens of blood, sputum or swabs of the nose and throat. A chest x-ray should also be done. A specialist known as a microbiologist should be contacted by your doctor, as some of the tests may be done by a specialised laboratory and instructions may be needed for special specimen handling and transport. My interest in writing this book lies in helping you avoid bird flu in the fi rst place, or, if you do get it, saving you from a lethal result. In the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic, which was admittedly exceptional in terms of overall illness and death, the worldwide mortality rate was likely somewhere in the 2.5 per cent range. Granted we have generated huge advances in healthcare in the past 90 or so years, it’s somewhat unlikely that the death toll from any future pandemic would be nearly this high. But if that 2.5 per cent figure was reached in the next pandemic, the number of deaths would be staggering. To give you some examples (and these are based on estimated

population figures from July 2005) a 2.5 per cent fatality would mean: Worldwide approximately 160 million deaths: • China approximately 32 million deaths • India approximately 25 million deaths • European Union approximately 11 million deaths • United States approximately 7 million deaths • Australia approximately 500,000 deaths The figures listed above do represent the worst possible scenario. But what would be the best-case scenario? A one per cent fatality rate? This would represent 200,000 deaths in Australia and nearly 3 million deaths in the United States. What about half a per cent? That’s still 100,000 deaths in Australia and somewhere around 1.5 million fatalities in the United States. Even at one-tenth of one per cent, 20,000 Australians and 300,000 Americans would die. Taken from Dr Sandra Cabot’s book Bird Flu Virus – Your Personal Survival Guide.

Personal Finance

2011 re-cap As the end of the year nears, it seems appropriate to recap on 2011 and all that it held. With the natural disasters at the start of the year, the hangover of the GFC and the relatively new ‘worry’ of the European crisis you’d be forgiven for thinking that 2011 has been a year of negatives. But it’s not all bad. One positive we have seen is a complete turnaround in Australians’ fi nancial habits. Where once we were a nation of spenders, living on credit with nary a thought for a household budget, we are now a nation of savers. And while the benefit to our economy can be debated – unfortunately, our economy will only grow through ‘spending’, not ‘saving’ – it is heartening to a banker to see a more prudent approach being taken to household fi nances. And this is even more important at this time of year. It’s important to remember that it’s not about ‘keeping up with the Jones’’, or even ‘keeping up with last year’. Christmas is about the quality of the time you spend together, not about the quantity of the money you spend. And imagine how great you’ll feel when 2012 ticks over, knowing that that extra few hundred dollars are safely earning interest in one of the many high-interest accounts on offer at the moment. So keep the money in your pocket – or even better, in your bank.

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Rev John Lavender Shortly after Jesus was born, wise men visited him and his family. They came to give Jesus honour. They also brought him gifts. Imagine the scene as the wise men arrived. T he Bible’s Ne w Testament book of Matthew tells us how when “they saw the child with his mother Mary, they knelt down and worshipped him. They brought out their gifts of gold, f ra n k i ncense, a nd myrrh”. Mary, Jesus’ mother, may have been hoping for a new cradle: after all, the one she had to put her son in to start off with wasn’t that good! Joseph, Mary’s husband, a carpenter, may have been hoping for a new workbench! Why gifts of gold, f ra n k i ncen se a nd myrrh? In that day gold was a gift given to a king. Frankincense was used in the Old Testament part of the Bible as an

offering to God. So far, two interesting gifts from these wise men in recognition of who Jesus is, but what about myrrh? My r rh w a s a perfume often used as a sign respect put on the bodies of those who had died. What could this strange gift possibly mean? Jesus didn’t stay a baby but grew up to become a man who would die on a cross, an event we remember each Easter. The gifts the wise men gave point to who Jesus is: the King, God Himself come into our world who would die to give anyone who would take advantage of it, peace and friendship with God: a new start, a fresh start in life. What great news! Christmas is an excel lent t i me to remember how wise men once came to Jesus and that wise people still do!

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Not all health food is good. I once lost a friend when he drowned in a bowl of muesli. A strong current pulled him in! This week Sally Hyslop has written her view on what can help make us healthy. I fi rst met Sally many years ago when she was doing work experience helping me out at my fi rst gym. These days she is an accredited nutritionist giving advice and helping lots of people out at World Gym in Penrith. What makes us healthy? “High cholesterol is widely accepted as one of today’s most prominent and serious lifestylerelated health issues. Although many develop the condition as a result of genetic predisposition, a poor diet high in processed foods and saturated fats and low in dietary fibre and fresh fruit and vegetables, coupled with a lack of physical activity is usually the primary culprit. If you’re told by your doctor that you have high cholesterol you would likely have also been told that you need to address your weight and get some exercise – you may even walk away with a prescription for

cholesterol-lowering medication. The power that certain foods have on improving human health is not fully understood by the general public and still seems to be vastly underestimated in the scientific world. There is a selection of widely available and inexpensive foods that have been proven to bring levels of bad cholesterol under control due to their high content of friendly compounds like soluble fibre, sterols, healthy fatty acids and antioxidants. Olive and plant oils, oily fi sh, avocado, nuts such as almonds, peanuts and walnuts, legumes, flaxseeds, wholegrains, unprocessed oats (even a small glass of red wine a day!) can together play a primary role in lowering your cholesterol naturally without medication. After all, it is always better to treat the cause rather than the symptom. So if you are someone who is heading into that dreaded ‘higher than average’ cholesterol territory and spending the rest of your life on medication is not something you want to do, consider ‘medicating’ yourself with the glorious healing effects of food as a fi rst step. Aim for a serving of at least five

All About Feet

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moist environments and you are at a higher risk if you wear enclosed synthetic lined shoes, work in a wet environment or sweat a lot in your shoes. Tinea pedis presents with the following symptoms: • Red and peeling skin especially between the toes and around the bottom and sides of the feet • Itchy or burning skin • Small reddish brown blisters that weep or become scaly Tinea pedis is contagious and can be transmitted through direct contact with an infected area, or contact with shoes, socks and common wet areas such as pools and showers. Treatment involves the use of an antifungal cream that contain active ingredients that helps control the infection. Avoid powders that

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Skin conditions Recent wet weather means many people will experience flare ups with skin conditions like eczema. Eczema is the common name given to Dermatitis which is skin inflammation and generally involves a red, itchy skin rash. Other symptoms can include weeping skin, dry and scaly skin or painful cracked skin. Heat and humidity is a common trigger for eczema. Many other things can trigger a f lare-up including emotional stress, allergies, skin infections, chemicals like soap and also certain fabrics like wool or acrylic. There’s a number of things to avoid if you can:

using soaps and detergents can dry the skin and make symptoms worse. • Long periods in hot water can result in dryer skin. • Sand, wool, nylon, carpet, rubber and grass are known irritants for eczema There’s a number of things you should try to fi nd out if they make a difference to your skin. Use a hyperallergenic cleanser to clean the skin. Th is means the ‘skin friendly’ type washes like Cetaphil, QV or ChemDerm. Moisturise two to three times daily after bathing using a cream like QV, Cetaphil, or those targeted for skin conditions. Creams are

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Gifts for her Last week’s c olu m n g a v e readers some nifty ideas for what to get HIM for Christmas but this week is all about the girls. Whilst f lowers, chocolates a nd c h a mpag ne a re a l w ay s appreciated, try something a little more unique this Christmas and get her something she’ll really love. Cut your shopping time in half by popping into the following generally better to use when your skin is bad. Once your eczema settles down you can progress onto lotions. If you are using a corticosteroid cream, wait at least 15 minutes between applying the two. Try a bath oil or oatmeal bath, e.g. Dermaveen or QV bath oil. Soaking in these baths for 15 minutes a day can be helpful for maintenance and you can repeat this up to four times a day during flare ups. An antihistamine, like Claratyne, Aerius or Zyrtec may help if the triggers are due to allergies. Corticosteroid creams and ointments can help with flare ups. Some of the treatments are available over the counter at your pharmacy, however speak with your doctor or pharmacist fi rst.

stores… 1. PANDORA If you’re ever stuck for ideas visit Pandora as they offer an array of beautiful jewellery. I love this store because they are the middleman between Diva and York Jewellers. Pandora offers great colourful dress jewellery, as well as charms for their famous Pandora bracelets and stylish rings. Pandora is also running an exciting Christmas Ornament Promotion, where customers who spend $120.00 or more will receive a collectible Christmas ornament. 2. THE BODY SHOP Pamper your lucky lady this Christmas with a gift from The Body Shop. The Body Shop offers some great Christmas packages that she is sure to love. My best value for money pick from The Body Shop is the White Musk Oval Opulence. Or give her the Best of the Body Shop Collection for $99.95 and she can pamper herself with Shea Shower Cream, Coconut Body Butter, and Strawberry Born Lippy. 3. TYPO Typo has something for everyone whether you love funny Christmas cards, or need a funky writing pad. My suggestion: fi nd out her favourite colour and make a goodie bag with pens, crayons, diaries, books and a frame in that colour! 4. NP SET The new NP set make-up bar

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offers some great affordable products and cosmetics. For just $19 the NP SET Retreat Set includes Shanghai Ginger Body Mist, Shanghai Ginger Bath Salts and a Wallet Trio. Or for just $16 give her the Glitter Gel Duos which come in five shade combinations.

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• 4 good size bedrooms • Master bedroom with en-suite • Gorgeous renovated kitchen + breakfast bar + stainless steel appliances + dishwasher • Renovated bathroom + en-suite (floor to ceiling tiles) + separate toilet • Formal lounge + informal eating off kitchen + floating timber floors • Large family/rumpus room + r/c ducted air conditioning throughout

• Under cover entertainment area + in-ground pool (solar heating) + spacious garden shed • Huge double carport + front courtyard + fully landscaped gardens Secluded at the end of a park side cul de sac, this gorgeous family home spans a spacious single level. Surrounded by expansive gardens, this property features fresh contemporary interiors with a great natural light. Call today to book your exclusive inspection.

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Overlooking Penrith Lakes & Blue Mountains

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Open Home Sat 10:00 – 10:30am 51 Alpine Circuit

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Glenmore Park $670,000

Michael Ball 0414 264 668

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Vacant Land! 911sqm Approx! Located in the sought after suburb of Regentville within walking distance to the beautiful Nepean River, local schools and with easy access to the M4 Motorway this block is ready for you to build your dream.

Dimensions are approx. 15.5m wide by 60m deep. With 911m2 (approx.) to work with this could be the opportunity you have been waiting for!

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Cambridge Park Offers Over $499,950 Best House In The Street! Just one look at this unique seven year old home and you’ll just want to move in! It features four double sized bedrooms, ensuite to master, great size formal lounge room with high ceilings, open planned kitchen, separate dining and large family

room (with pool table). Then there’s the upstairs rumpus room, powder room, the comfort of ducted air conditioning, the double garage and side access. So with so much to offer, this is one home not to be missed.

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This fantastic family home has it all. Featuring three bedrooms with the potential to convert the study area or the formal dining in to a fourth bedroom. There is a long list of features including , formal lounge and dining rooms ,study area, huge family rumpus room, large main bedroom, newer style bathroom, almost new kitchen with ample cupboard space and stone bench tops, alfresco area plus undercover entertaining area, large work shop plus much more, all set on approx. 635sqm in a cul-de-sac location on the high side of the street.

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The fantastic Zac home has it all and is priced to sell. Featuring four large bedrooms, walk in robe and ensuite to main. Large open plan living and fantastic alfresco area, the home includes ducted air, electric panel lift garage door and 900 stainless steel appliances. The property is fully landscaped and ready to move straight in. Your inspection is highly recommended as this property won’t last.

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Included in this package: -600mm Stainless Steel appliances -Tiles front porch & main living area -Coloured concrete driveway -Remote control garage door

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5% Deposit secures one of these off the plan homes and no further repayments until you move in. Everything is included - fixed price site costs, contemporary front and rear landscaping, fencing, driveway and path, tile flooring and quality carpet throughout, resort style undercover alfresco, feature timber stacker sliding doors, remote control garage door, alarm system, large 900mm European style stainless steel appliances, Caesar stone bench tops and walk in butler’s pantry.

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offers over $299,000 GLENMORE PARK

REGISTERED LOT IN QUIET STREET

$279,000

THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY

This fantastic 570sqm approx. lot with in Glenmore Ridge is in the perfect location apposite the central park This fantastic 511sqm approx. Property is located Glenmore Ridge Estate and is within easy reach of Blue Hills and within easy distance to local shops and schools. The property is located in a quiet cul-de-sac location and oval and Blue Hills wetlands and only minutes from Blue Hills shop and family centre. There is currently home represents the perfect building lot. There is currently home plans approved and a tender to build. Or you can plans approved and a tender to build. Or you can choose your own builder and design. choose your own builder and design.

227 High Street, Penrith www.parkerpartners.com.au

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Just move straight in to this immaculate 4 Brm cottage with garage under main roof. In “Show Pony” condition, this home has it all including spacious lounge with dining, formal foyer and 3 way bathroom. Modern kitchen leading onto the roomy family room flowing on out to the large gardened BBQ & minutes away to schools, shops & transport. You should inspect if you are budget conscious

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Sale Sale $329,950 View Saturday 10.00-10.30am Helen Fitzpatrick 4732 3333 raywhitepenrith.com

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Glenmore Park

POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT SITE 1435m2 (approx.)

Cranebrook 4 Pendock Road COUNCIL APPROVED SALON - OWN ENTRANCE

This large 3 bedroom residence provides the perfect opportunity to operate your own business from the detached studio with it’s own entrance, toilet & sink area plus air conditioner. Also featured is a large formal lounge, kitchen with separate dining, plus a huge sunroom/family room. The yard is ideal for kids with a fenced above ground pool and plenty of room to play. It’s the perfect entertainer.

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Sale Sale $342,950 View Saturday 1.00-1.30pm David Turner 4732 3333 raywhitepenrith.com

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This perfectly presented 3 bedroom home has been totally renovated. Features include polished timber floors, tiled kitchen and rumpus room, 2 bathrooms, 2 living areas, plus a study, high ceilings & verticals throughout. There is absolutely nothing to do, just move in and unpack. Good size private yard. Located close to schools, local shops and buses. Short walk to Kingswood Station and Nepean Hospital.

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South Penrith 1 Grassmere Avenue EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY

This large 4 bedroom elevated home has awesome views to the Blue Mountains from the large L shape front patio. Features include a very large formal lounge room that takes advantage of the views, a separate formal dining room, modern white kitchen with smeg appliances. This home has been designed to provide private entrance to a 1 bedroom accommodation downstairs with its own bathroom, large living area & kitchen area. Great for the in-laws. Also featured is heaps of storage, a wine cellar, ducted air, monster double garage & beautiful grounds.

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Why build your dream home when you can buy this one! The features are endless in this renovated 5 bedroom home. Ensuite, family room, study, beautiful kitchen with dishwasher, gas appliances & huge walk-in pantry. Also, included is a formal dining room, family room where you can sit and relax and watch the fish in the built-in fish tank, built-in robes, walk-in linen press, internal laundry with shelving + a sauna for those fitness fanatics or chill out at the built-in bar in the huge lounge room. Outside there’s the grand decking, inground pool, small garden shed and single garage + a double carport. This beautiful home is tucked away in a small cul-de-sac located close to the local shopping centre, schools and transport

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Kingswood 17 Kingsley Grove 1ST HOME BUYER SPECIAL

Superbly presented 3 bedroom home both inside and out. Features include generous living area, timber look kitchen with room for two door fridge. Also featured built-ins to all bedrooms, air conditioner in living room, modern bathroom and separate toilet. Plus double tandem carport with lock up gates, the grounds are immaculate. There is nothing to do, just move in and unpack.

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This 1435m2 (approx.) site is located at 75-77 Eton Road, Cambridge Park and comprise Lot 119 & 120 on a single title. This site currently has two separate dwellings, which have been divided into a total of 4 units and separately metered. This large level site is ideally suits developers with a view to building villa’s or townhouses subject to council approvals. Opportunities for large medium density sites are increasingly difficult to find. Inspection by appointment.

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Werrington 3/7 Judith Close GREAT LOCATION

This 3 bedroom villa is located in a small cul-de-sac only 1 km from Werrington Railway Station. Ducted air conditioning, built-in robe to the main bedroom + a sunroom with separate workshop area. Single Lock up garage with internal access to the laundry and inside the home, good size separate lounge room and tiled dining off the kitchen. Very tidy bathroom with separate toilet room. Lovely easy to maintain backyard with side access + a garden shed. Strata levies $519.00 per quarter. Approx. rent return $340.00 - $350.00 per week. To book your private inspection call Helen 0414 362 955.

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Perfect 3 bedroom townhouse set in a small complex only a short distance from the Penrith CBD. Everything is larger than average with this property, including the bedrooms, formal living area, and especially the double tandem garage. Also featured are 2 bathrooms, 3 toilets, large family plus dining room which leads onto a timber deck. An added bonus is a juliette balcony off the main bedroom. Imagine that, a room with a view.

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Mt Druitt 18/334 Woodstock Avenue CLOSE TO SHOPS AND TRANSPORT

Picture yourself sitting on the balcony overlooking the parkland watching the children play. Well maintained and large 101sqm 2 bedroom unit with good size internal laundry and single lock up garage in a security complex. Spacious living areas, modern kitchen and bathroom & gas cooking. Main bedroom is huge and includes a builtin robe. The unit is located on the first floor at the rear of this family orientated complex. Not too far from Westfield and transport and schools. Expected rent return approximately $300 – $310 pw makes this a great investment.

Sale Offers Over $219,950 View Saturday 2.00-2.30pm Helen Fitzpatrick 4732 3333 raywhitenepean.com

This lovely 3 bedroom home features good size lounge, modern kitchen, bathroom, bath, shower, large main bedroom with builtins, ceiling fans, Large drive through carport, fully fenced large level block (626 m2). Located close to schools, shops and public transport facilities, with excellent street appeal. Ideal first home or investment. Anticipated rental yield $380 per week.

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Sale $299,950 View Saturday 12.00-12.30pm Helen Fitzpatrick 4732 3333 raywhitenepean.com

Sale Offers Over $420,000 View By Appointment David Turner 4732 3333 raywhitepenrith.com

This is such a lovely property that’s worth your inspection if you are a first home buyer, investor or just want to downsize. 3 bedroom DUPLEX WITH NO STRATA FEES. Single lock up garage with internal access, separate lounge room , 3 way bathroom, lovely paved courtyard + a separate easy to main backyard with side access. Good size separate dining room off then and split system air conditioner. Near new carpet and freshly painted throughout so just move on in and enjoy. Current market rent is $330.00 per week. This home is located in a cul-de-sac surrounded by modern homes and the current tenant would love to stay on.

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This large 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 living area home definitely suits a large family with a boat or caravan or just lots of cars. Features include a huge formal lounge room, modern kitchen, formal dining area and a jumbo sized snooker room or home theatre area. The master bedroom is one of the largest around with a complete wall of built-in robes. This property has a secure carport/garage and entertaining area that is approximately 22 metres long. It’s huge.

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Mt Druitt

South Penrith 53 Wardell Drive SUPER LOCATION GLORIOUS SOUTH PENRITH

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www.forgerealestate.com.au THINKING OF SELLING? CALL US TODAY 1033WWD2506

SILVERDALE OF PROP THE ERT WE Y EK

Built on one of Silverdale’s most prestige streets, this home is perfect for the family looking for more space! Features include: • 4 bedrooms with built ins • Side access • Ensuite and walk in wardrobe • Shed/workshop • Formal and informal living • Paved entertainment area areas • Security system • Ducted air conditioning • Tasmanian oak kitchen • Triple car garage • Cul-de-sac location Book your inspection today!!!

WALLACIA

$165,000

INDEPENDENT LIVING FOR OVER 55’s

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SILVERDALE

$379,000

FIRST HOME OR INVESTMENT

WARRAGAMBA

This home is perfect for the first home buyer or someone looking to enter the market as an investor. Designed as a split three level home it offers the following: • Three bedrooms with built ins • Walk in wardrobe and ensuite to main bedroom • Formal living and dining • Study • Family room • Single car garage with internal • Internal laundry access to home • Paved entertainment area As an investment it has the potential of returning the new owner between $385.00 and $400.00 per week. What more could you ask for in a first home or investment. Call and book your inspection today!!!!

Who says your first home can’t be huge? Close to shops, transport and schools the home offers the following: • 4 large bedrooms • 2 bathrooms • Open plan kitchen • Third toilet down stairs • Family room • Formal living and dining • Air conditioning • Fireplace Book your inspection today!!!

WARRAGAMBA

LUDDENHAM

MULGOA

$435,000

$469,000

LOADS OF LIVING SPACE

$399,950

Large Residence for first home buyers - MOTIVATED VENDOR

You don’t have to go to a retirement village! Features include; • 1 bedroom with built in • Large combined lounge dining room • Timber kitchen • Front balcony • Great investment opportunity with competitive rental return You don’t have to be over 55 to purchase in Regal Oaks Village, you just have to be over 55 to live there. Enquiries welcome!

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$739,000

LARGE HOME ON 1 ACRE

• Large back verandah • Pool • Side access • Internal laundry

$479,000

COMMANDING POSITION

Looking to upgrade? This home is packed with features including: • 4 Bedrooms all with built ins • Ensuite and walk in to main • Formal and informal living areas • Ducted air conditioning • Formal and informal dining • Double car garage • Outdoor entertainment area • Balcony from main bedroom • Ducted vacuuming • Internal access from garage With something for everyone book your inspection today!!!

This brick veneer home has something for everyone in the family. Within walking distance to schools, transport and all local amenities the home offers the following: • 4 bedrooms with built ins • Ensuite to main • Formal and informal living • Undercover entertainment areas area • Theatre/rumpus • Air conditioning • Open plan kitchen • Huge double car port • Games room • Back verandah Not a home to be miss book your inspection today!!!

Are you looking for that perfect first home or investment? Well look no further… Set on an 835sqm block of land in unquestionably one of Mulgoa’s best residential street. Features include: • 3 double sized bedrooms with built in wardrobes to all • Huge lounge room • Huge separate dining • Polished timber floors throughout those hot summer days (fenced and • Brand new three way bathroom landscaped with paved area and featuring top of the line dual established shrubbery) showerheads (complete with heat • Stencilcreted bbq area for entertaining indicating LED lighting) and dual • Completely lockable under home basins storage with lighting • Sparkling inground pool perfect for • Oversized single garage You won’t find better in this market, so call now!

SILVERDALE

SILVERDALE

SILVERDALE

$479,000

SPACIOUS HOME, QUIET LOCATION

With-in walking distance to the park, schools and transport! The home offers the following: • 4 bedrooms • Study • 2 bathrooms • Side access • Sunroom • Large shed • Rumpus with bar • 975m2 block • Open kitchen and living • Fenced area for pool or dogs Book your inspection today!!!

WALLACIA

$510,000

STOP THE PRESS

With its great location this home is a must see!!! Features include: • Large 6 bedroom home with ensuite to main • Double garage with automatic roller doors • Formal lounge and dining • Family and meals area off kitchen • Ducted air con plus combustion fireplace • Massive covered entertaining area • 998sqm corner block allowing for plenty of side access Put this home on the shopping list, it WILL sell fast!!!

1/1 Park Road

$540,000

VVALUE FOR MONEY

Need more space inside and out? This brick veneer home is designed for space without compromising luxury. Features include • 2 master bedrooms with built in wardrobes and ensuites • 3 more large bedrooms with built ins. Totalling 5 bedrooms • Formal living • Formal dining • Galley style kitchen • Family room • Ducted air conditioning • Polished timber floor boards • Huge three way bathroom • Large outdoor timber decking Book your inspection today !!!!

• Pool • Side access • Large shed ( 2 car space) with 3 phase power • City views • Currently tenanted for $520.00 per week

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Take advantage of the lifestyle and community living Twin Creeks has to offer; Award winning Country Club* and Restaurant, Graham Marsh Golf Course, exclusive residents pool & spa, tennis courts, playground & BBQâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. So now is the time to reserve your Twin Creeks homesite and look forward to enjoying a remarkable lifestyle in an uncommonly beautiful setting. Land Sales: David Jones 0408 133 702 Memberships: Grant Martin 0427 263 336 Clubhouse & Land Sales: 478 Luddenham Rd Luddenham www.twincreeks.com.au 1033WWD2452

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Cranebrook 3

1

Easy-Care Lifestyle 1

$315,000 Emu Plains

Land Size 357m2 approx

2

1

Seniors Living 1

Strata: $620 per quarter

• 3 good size bedrooms - 2 with built-ins • Formal lounge + gas bayonet + split system a/c • Large kitchen + dishwasher + gas cooking + combined dining • Single garage + generous undercover entertainment area • Low maintenance gardens/lawns + quite cul-de-sac location • Close to parklands + schools & transport

OPEN HOUSE: Saturday 11.00-11.40am 8 Rabat Close

Cambridge Park 3

1

Newly Renovated 1

Land Size 556m2 approx

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Sensationally located within a short stroll to the ever popular Lennox shopping centre this light filled o’55’s villa has been tastefully updated with both kitchen and bathroom remodelled, light neutral tones and carpeted throughout combined with the open plan living areas and rear undercover area. Be sure to add this one

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2

o/o $419,000

Opportunity

2

Land Size 435m2 approx • 4 great size bedrooms - all with built ins • Master bedroom with ensuite • Formal lounge + dining + r/c air conditioning • Family room + timber floating floors • Gas cooktop + stainless steel dishwasher + server • Double garage + internal access + side access

Showcasing beautifully renovated interiors and a prizes rear aspect, this recently renovated single level home is ideal for the young astute buyer. There are formal lounge and dining areas plus a separate meals/ family room. This child friendly residence is set in a great neighbourhood with direct access to Cambridge Park primary school, short walk to shops and transport. Call today to book your inspection.

Enjoy the enviable Glenmore Park lifestyle from this well presented family home. With a fabulous floor plan, stylish finishes & light filled open spaces, this property is one not to be missed. Don't delay - book your inspection today.

o/o $469,000 Springwood

2

Land Size 438m2 approx

OPEN HOUSE: Saturday 1.00-1.40pm 2/108 Forbes Street

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• 2 double size bedrooms both with built ins • Lounge and separate dining + split system A/C • Galley style kitchen, electric cook top, range hood + dishwasher • Updated bathroom with floor to ceiling tiles, large shower, linen cupboard and large vanity • Vertical blinds, security locks to all windows, ceiling fans, whily bird and fully insulated • Bullnose veranda and rear undercover entertaining area with direct access from the lounge room • Single garage with remote door

• 3 large bedrooms two with built-ins main with split system air conditioning • Formal lounge + dining + large meals/ family room • Polished timber floor boards + ceiling fans • Renovated bathroom (floor to ceiling tiles and spa bath) + renovated laundry • Gorgeous renovated kitchen + glass splash backs + dishwasher + commercial grade oven • Single garage + large rear yard + side access

“Brand New” Contemporary Living 2

OPEN HOUSE: Saturday 2.00-2.40pm 9/5 St Pauls Crescent

o/o $349,000 Glenmore Park

OPEN HOUSE: Saturday 12.00-12.40pm 42 Barlow Street

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Enjoy an easy-care lifestyle in this fabulous presented home. With quality finishes throughout, situated on a extremely well maintained 357m2 approx block, with short stroll to parklands and local schools, this fabulous property is one NOT to me missed. Call today to book your exclusive inspection.

$349,000

3

$435,000

Quality, Quality and Quality 1.5

1

Land Size 806m2 approx

• Master with ensuite + all with tipple built in robes • Large lounge room + family/ meals area • Polyurethene kitchen with stone bench tops, syainless steel appliances + breakfast bar • Double garage + remote panel lift doors + internal access • Wrap around fully fenced yard + freshly land turf + fully landscaped +3000 ltr water tank

• 3 great sized bedrooms - 2 with built-ins • formal lounge + large informal dining + split system a/c + ample storage • gorgeous renovated kitchen + high set ceilings + ornate cornices + polished timber floors • large under cover entertainment area + timber decking + fully landscaped gardens • detached studio/utility room + split system a/c + 2nd external toilet • single carport (gable roof ) + storage shed + dual road access

An exciting opportunity for those wanting to buy new with a focus on privacy and low maintainance yet a generous size wrap around yard. Defined by its spacious floor plan, light filled interiors and stylish finishes. It aims to please the fussiest of buyers. Call today you won’t be disappointed.

Transformed by a recent redesign, this gorgeous single level property is a chic showcase of quality finishes and fluid in/ outdoor design. It superbly convenient location is steps from Springwood Aquatic Centre, parklands, shops and transport. Call today to book your exclusive inspection. By appointment only.

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Orchard Hills

Wallacia

Exceptional Built 3

2

land size 5 acres

• 4 large bedrooms all with built-ins • enormous master bedrooms with walk-in & en-suite (double vanity) • formal entry + sunken formal lounge & dining areas (fire place) + raked cathedral cedar ceilings • separate wet bar + play area/utility room + r/c ducted air conditioning + ducted vacuum • huge timber kitchen + ample carboard/bench space + flowing natural light • informal dining area + family/rumpus room + fire place • separate full self contained granny flat (kitchenette + bathroom + laundry) • double garage + remote doors + expensive wrap around veranda’s • huge under house storage + in-ground pool (salt water) + open dams + landscaped gardens Embrace this rare opportunity to secure a exceptional well built property, featuring double brick construction, suspended concrete flooring, raked cedar cathedral ceilings and much more. located in the tightly held orchard hills, amid quality established homes, it is peacefully elevated to capture a stunning vista to the blue mountains and offering surprising privacy. so don’t delay call to book your exclusive viewing.

Leonay

Simply T he Best 5

o/o $1,250,000

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• Four double size bedrooms all with built ins + study / 5th bedroom upstairs • Huge master with ensuite + large spa bath + walk in robe • Large formal lounge and dining + office • Oversized family room + rumpus with fire place + raked cedar ceiling and cedar French doors • Entertainers timber kitchen with granite bench tops, island bench + walk in pantry + smeg appliances • 13 metre inground salt water pool + gazebo + huge pond with waterfall • Enormous American barn style shed (12.3 x 14m approx.) with 3 phase power + 3000 litre water tank • Grand entrance with electric gate + fully fenced yard.

Emu Plains

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4 great size bedrooms all with built-ins Master bedroom with ensuite Formal entry + formal lounge (sunken) + formal dining Spacious kitchen + breakfast bar + dishwasher + glorious natural light • Informal dining meals area + family/rumpus room + r/c ducted air conditioning • Floating timber flooring + ample storage • Single garage + undercover entertainment area + in-ground pool Showcasing an inviting blend of traditional elegance and casual contemporary style living, this spacious family home set in a cosmopolitan location, with close proximity to shops, schools and transport. Situated on a large 777m2 approx. block, this is a great opportunity to secure a home with the complete package. Call today to book your exclusive inspection.

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Penrith 10/86 Henry St, Penrith 4722 2626

3

o/o $389,000

land size 777m2 approx

1

1

land size 650m2 approx

• 3 great size bedrooms - main with built-in • L shape lounge & dining + polished timber floors • Renovated kitchen + new free standing oven (stainless steel) + dishwasher • Gorgeous renovated bathroom + separate toilet • Timber blinds throughout + weather-wall air conditioning • Magnificent private rear yard + undercover entertainment area • Lock up carport + ample storage & work shop • New front windows + new terracotta roof + new hot water system With a great location, this spacious home offers flexible layout, contemporary updates and is only minutes’ walk to Lennox shopping complex, transport and schools. Offering a large block, undercover entertainment and so much more. Call today to book your exclusive inspection.

Emu Plains 281 Great Western Hwy, Emu Plains 4735 6600

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o/o $499,000

1

Better Be Quick

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land size 4204m2 approx

Boasting a prized address in one of the area’s most prestigious blue ribbon enclaves this magnificent residence is a showcase of customized finishes, integrated formal, casual and leisure spaces on a grand scale. Occupying a resort style 4204m2 approx allotment of manicured gardens, rolling lawns and an enormous paved entertaining area perfectly screened to optimise the privacy and seclusion whilst enjoying an enviable lifestyle. This property is strictly by appointment only.

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EMU PLAINS

$315,000

LIVE WITH LIKE MINDED NEIGHBOURS

Complete with the comfort of air conditioning and an abundance of natural light - you’ll just love coming home to this beautifully maintained home. The two bedroom floor plan hosts a range of features that include built in robes, an open plan lounge/meals, covered verandas and a spacious outdoor entertaining area. Are you ready to settle down in a comfortable size villa? Do you want to free yourself from the time consuming task of cleaning a home that is far too big for your current needs? If this sounds like you, call to inspect this great opportunity.

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LEONAY

$435,000

LOOKING OVER LEONAY

Superbly renovated 3 bedroom home boasting polished floor boards and a renovated kitchen. The good size living room boasts a fire place and split air cond. Nestled into a tiered block in leafy Leonay, with a large storage area under the house and as good size front balcony to relax on. The sloping driveway has a 1 ∏ carport attached to house. This immaculately presented home is ready to move in today why delay. Call today to book a private inspection or look out for open homes!

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EMU PLAINS

OFFERS OVER $499,950

VACANT LAND ON RIVER ROAD

Wonderfully positioned on the prestigious River Road, this rarely seen vacant block of land presents an opportunity to build your dream. Set with commanding views of the river with a frontage of 13.716 metres (approx.) and a depth of 50.675 metres (approx.) it includes services such as electricity, sewer and water. With the vendors offering flexible settlement terms, there is no better time to secure.

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Stretching across two levels this home offers an abundance of space that your family and extended family will certainly appreciate. In total there are up to five bedrooms, a study/office with separate access, two bathrooms and the comfort of ducted air conditioning throughout. The kitchen and kitchenette have been well maintained, there are two living areas, an internal laundry and roller shutters (some electric) The elevated balcony captures wonderful mountain views, the fully fenced yard will look after the kids/pets and all is located in a sought after position.

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1

OFFERS OVER $379,950

PEDESTRIAN’S PARADISE

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2

Resting on a care free block the home combines three bedrooms with a spacious lounge and dining area. The master bedroom comes complete with an ensuite and walk in robe, there are two other built in robes, a downstairs toilet and a single garage. The boat or trailer can be parked off the street.

LEONAY

1

1

OFFERS OVER $649,950

RIVER ROAD FOR HOW MUCH?

Stunning timber floors lead to three bedrooms, a spacious and renovated kitchen, a formal lounge and dining area plus a casual area off the kitchen that leads out the covered entertaining area. Upstairs offers a utility room or study, there is ample under house storage that comes complete with a section for a cellar.

LEONAY

3

OFFERS OVER $719,950

BE THE KING OF THIS CASTLE!

Stretching across three levels the home offers a choice of three living areas and two dining rooms that are bounded by high ceilings finished with ornate cornice work. The timber kitchen looks out on to the rear grounds, there is an ensuite and guests bathroom, internal access to the double garage.

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4

3

EMU PLAINS

0

$429,950

IS THIS YOUR LAST CHANCE?

With January 1 2012 closing in, this may be your last chance to take advantage of the stamp duty concessions that are currently on offer (where applicable). The home comprises three bedrooms with a lounge and dining room, there is a study/rumpus room a casual meals area.

LEONAY

2

2

$575,000

ALMOST RIVER ROAD Two of the four bedrooms are oversized and open out to an elevated balcony that captures spectacular views. The master suite comes complete with an ensuite, there are two living areas and the comfort of ducted air conditioning throughout. The in ground pool will be a hit during the warmer weather.

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3

EMU PLAINS

LOOK WHAT WE'VE FOUND!

All three bedrooms come with built in robes, there is a separate lounge and dining room, formal lounge room and a utility room that could be used as a study/fourth bedroom or family room. The home enjoys the comfort of ducted A/C, covered entertaining area and there is covered accommodation for two cars.

3

EMU PLAINS

1

OFFERS OVER $379,950

Approximately 645 sqm in size and located moments from the Nepean River and Hunter Fields it represents a fantastic place to build that dream home. Affected by termites this has been appropriately priced from a land value point of view.

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EMU PLAINS

2

2

$619,950

WILL LEAVE A LASTING IMPRESSION

The single story floor plan combines generous servings of living space with four bedrooms and a study/office. The ensuite, bathroom and kitchen have been superbly renovated; the home enjoys the comfort of ducted air conditioning throughout and a solar heated in ground pool for the warmer weather.

Glenmore Park

Blaxland

Glenbrook

Cranebrook

Springwood

Penrith

30 Mulgoa Road Regentville NSW 2745

134D Great Western Hwy Blaxland NSW 2774

5 Wascoe Street Glenbrook NSW 2773

Shop 9 Borrowdale Way Cranebrook NSW 2749

7 Great Western Highway Valley Heights NSW 2777

429 High Street Penrith NSW 2750

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Lennox Centre Emu Plains NSW 2750

4733 6999

OFFERS OVER $425,000

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The floor plan comprises of two living areas; the stunning kitchen is the centre piece of the home and mirrors the finish of the modern bathroom. There is the advantage of a separate family room, a spacious grassed yard for the kids, side access and covered car accommodation

2

EMU PLAINS OFFERS OVER $399,950

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NEPEAN STREET

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CRANEBROOK

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OFFERS OVER $299,950

If you are looking for your first home or an astute investment then look no further as this brilliantly priced property is priced to sell. In need of a little TLC this is a blank canvas and is ready to put your finishing touches on it. Consisting of three bedrooms with built-in's to two, original kitchen and air conditioner to stay cool this summer plus an undercover entertaining area. All this and much much more on a huge block of land with side access and close to schools, shops and transport don't delay and organise your viewing now!

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CRANEBROOK

1

OFFERS OVER $389,950

If you are a young family or looking for a brilliant investment then look no further than this three bedroom family home which consists of lounge, dining, kitchen and family meals area plus a split system air conditioner to stay cool this summer. There is also a double garage under the main roof with drive through access to the huge backyard for the kids to play. All this and much much more in one of the best North Cranebrook locations close to schools, shops, transport and sporting fields. Call us now to organise an inspection before it’s too late.

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CRANEBROOK

1

2

OFFERS OVER $720,000

If you’re looking to build your dream home then look no further than this brilliant 3.7 acres (14,980m2) corner block with dual street frontage which is perfect if you have trucks or cars. This flat block of land has electricity, town water and is close to local schools, shops and sporting fields. Currently situated on this property is a two bedroom home which is perfect if you want to live while you build! Call us now to organise an inspection of this brilliant property.

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CRANEBROOK

OFFERS OVER $899,000

Trying to find seclusion and privacy then don't wait any longer as this home with mountain views will make it hard for the neighbours to see. Boasting three bedrooms all with built-in robes and ensuite to main along with reverse cycle air conditioning and ducted vacuum systems. The home also boasts two living areas, and then dining area and kitchen. Also under the main roof is a self-contained granny flat. On the nine acres is also a large shed, secured workshop and double electric roller doors. There is horse fencing, two dams, sealed drive and many more extras.

Adrian Jamie

1

1

OFFERS OVER $359,950

Tired of trying to squeeze into a three bedroom home? Well here is the opportunity to move the family into a four bedroom brick veneer home, two boasting built-in robes. This home has a family and kitchen area, L shaped dining and living area, large undercover entertaining area, renovated floor and modern finishing’s. This very attractive home is an excellent area with commanding views of the mountains and parks. Boasting a carport and being walking distance to schools, shops and close to public transport this is a must see.

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CRANEBROOKS (WATERSIDE)

3

1

OFFERS OVER $570,000

CONTEMPORARY FUSION OF DESIGNER LIVING

Showcasing ultra-contemporary design is this stylish four bedroom home approximately two years young located in the prestigious waterside estate. Consisting of vast open plan living areas, stainless steel gas cooking appliances and a caesar stone gourmet kitchen. Upstairs there are four great size bedrooms, two walk-in robes plus two built-in robes, media room and balcony with glorious mountain views. There is also ducted air. All this and much more in a prestigious estate which will consist of community tennis court, pool and community centre.

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CRANEBROOK

1

1

$339,950

HOME SWEET HOME

Located in a very popular Cranebrook location close to schools, shops and sporting fields is this very well priced three bedroom home ideal for the first home or investment. With a very neat and tidy kitchen and bathroom, ducted air conditioning to keep you cool this summer plus single garage with drive through access to a huge backyard with plenty of room to put a swimming pool or for the kids to play. All this and much much more please call us to organise an inspection before it’s too late.

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CASTLEREAGH

4

6

OFFERS OVER $1,550,000

STUNNING ACREAGE MASTERPIECE

In a blue ribbon location of five quality acres is this five bedroom double master built home with corner block access with a floor plan of either five bedrooms plus office, or four beds, office plus in laws/teenage retreat that is self-contained. There is vast and open plan living areas plus kitchen with island bench and quality modern and gas appliances. There is also ducted air conditioning. Inside there is also a gymnasium with a twelve person spa and once you step outside you'll absolutely enjoy the brilliant BBQ/Entertainment Area which overlooks the salt water in ground pool. This home also boasts a brilliant courtyard and in ground pool plus six car garaging and tennis court. Call us now to organise an inspection!

Cranebrook

Emu Plains

Blaxland

Glenbrook

Springwood

Shop 9 Borrowdale Way Cranebrook NSW 2749

Lennox Centre Emu Plains NSW 2750

134D Great Western Hwy Blaxland NSW 2774

5 Wascoe Street Glenbrook NSW 2773

7 Great Western Highway Valley Heights NSW 2777

4735 2121

Clay

MAJESTIC LOCATION

2

NINE ACRES FOR THE PRICE OF FIVE

4730 1122

Craig

Emu Plains 91 Great Western Hwy Emu Plains NSW 2750

Glenmore Park Penrith 30 Mulgoa Road Regentville NSW 2745

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Kieran Philippa Elona

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Scott Brendan Trent

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DOUBLE GARAGE IN NORTH CRANEBROOK

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SIDE ACCESS ON 793M2 OF LAND

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OFFERS OVER $439,950

AHHH THE SERENITY

If you’re sick of the hustle and bustle then you’ll absolutely fall in love with this spacious and cosy family home perfect for investment in a whisper quiet location in Wallacia. Consisting of three bedrooms with built-in’s to all, separate living area plus an enclosed sunroom and an option to enclose a room to make into a fourth bedroom. If you love to cook you’ll love the gorgeous modern kitchen. There is a undercover entertaining area plus spa for those summertime bbq’s and side access for plenty of car accommodation.

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OFFERS OVER $439,000

MASTERTON MAGIC!

Situated on the high side of the street and within easy walking distance to local schools, parks and transport sits this beautiful Masterton built home. Enjoying a lovely open plan layout featuring semi-formal and casual areas along with four over-sized bedrooms, all with built-in's, the comfort of ducted air conditioning, there is an en-suite to the main bedroom, a large kitchen, internal access from the double garage and a stunning covered entertaining area that flows out to the easy care yard. If you are looking for a home with a great feel then book your inspection today before this opportunity passes you by!

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GLENMORE PARK

2

2

OFFERS OVER $499,000

LIVING AT IT'S BEST!

Situated on the edge of the Blue Hills Estate, this charming, well presented family home offers spacious single level living. Featuring four good size bedrooms with ensuite and walk in robe to main, large modern kitchen, ducted air-conditioning and double garage with internal access. Whether entertaining indoors or outdoors, the open plan interior has the right mixture of both formal and casual living. This leads to the outdoor undercover entertaining area, low maintenance and landscaped yard.

Glenmore Park 30 Mulgoa Road Regentville NSW 2745

4733 6999

Emu Plains 91 Great Western Hwy Emu Plains NSW 2750

4735 8888

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Scott Brendan Trent

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Craig

Clay

Adrian Jamie

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Troy

S T A N D A R D S

5

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GLENMORE PARK

2

3

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OFFERS OVER $610,000

LARGE ARCHITECT DESIGN

You will enjoy inspecting this large five bedroom plus study home. Architecturally designed your living style is optimised and features abound. All bedrooms have built in's with the master bedroom having walk in robe and spa ensuite plus views to the blue mountains. One of the bedrooms is downstairs offering other family options. Enjoy the undercover entertaining as your family enjoy the solar heated pool. There is plenty of room for the "boys toys" in the triple garage and other features which make this home a "must see" are air-conditioning, ducted vacuum, laundry chute, foxtel to bedrooms, three phase power, windows where needed child care approved. Call now or miss out.

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GLENMORE PARK

2

1

OFFERS OVER $399,950

UNIQUE OFFERING

You will be disappointed if you miss out on inspecting this large four bedroom home. The unique design has all bedroom sizes larger than most. The main has ensuite and walk in robe and built in's to the other three. There is a good sized open lounge/ dining area and the family area has cathedral ceilings. There is an undercover entertaining plus an extra large drive through single garage. Positioned on the high side of the street, the options are open for you to add your own touch and benefit from your efforts.

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GLENMORE PARK

2

4

OFFERS OVER $549,000

LARGE PACKAGE - WHY MISS OUT!

Not only will you have a large four bedroom home with all bedrooms having built in's and main having ensuite and walk in robe but with the three living areas everybody will have room to enjoy. The large rumpus with cathedral timber ceilings opens out to the undercover entertaining and barbeque area which flows to the inground salt water pool and yard. And if you have need for extra car or boat storage - no problems with double garage and undercover side access. Other features include ducted air-conditioning and a prime location.

Blaxland

Glenbrook

Cranebrook

Springwood

Emu Plains

Penrith

134D Great Western Hwy Blaxland NSW 2774

5 Wascoe Street Glenbrook NSW 2773

Shop 9 Borrowdale Way Cranebrook NSW 2749

7 Great Western Highway Valley Heights NSW 2777

Lennox Centre Emu Plains NSW 2750

429 High Street Penrith NSW 2750

4739 8800 4739 1111 4730 1122 4751 8888 www.jimaitken.com.au

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1

Troy

S T A N D A R D S

Gareth Celeste

Scott Brendan Trent

Property

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Kieran Philippa Elona

Craig

2

3

OPEN HOUSE Sat 17th 12.00 to 12.40pm 32 Wardell Drive

SOUTH PENRITH

OFFERS OVER $379,000

WANT A 1 /4 ACRE??

Located in a quiet street and sitting on more than 1100m2 of land, this good size three bedroom home awaits. Some of it’s other features include a good size lounge room, separate dining, modern kitchen and bathroom, a second toilet, great size family room and the all year round comfort of ducted air conditioning. So with the addition of a garage & carport plus the amazing yard space, this home should definitely be on everyone’s shortlist.

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JAMISONTOWN

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$419,950

ENTERTAIN LAVISHLY

Timber floors lead to three bedrooms and a renovated bathroom and kitchen. Four step cornice work compliments the feature lighting throughout, there is an internal laundry, built in robes and Air conditioning. The sport or a good movie can be enjoyed under wonderfully private entertaining area that overlooks the yard that easily accommodates the single garage

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JAMISONTOWN

3

OFFERS OVER $349,950

Positioned in the heart of Jamisontown, this apartment is sure to amaze. It features four bedrooms, Ensuite to master, two other bathrooms, air conditioning, modern kitchen plus open planned living spaces. With the addition of double parking spaces & the benefit of a security complex, this property is a rare find.

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2

Adrian Jamie

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OPEN HOUSE Sat 17th 1.00 to 1.40pm 81 Hilliger Road

SOUTH PENRITH

OFFERS OVER $299,950

STRATA TITLE - NO FEES

ANTICIPATED RENTAL RETURN OF $360.00 PER WEEK! Experience the convenience of this centrally located home that is positioned moments from the newly renovated Southlands shopping centre and local schools. Resting on a carefree block the home comprises three bedrooms, a lounge/meals area, updated kitchen and the comfort of split system air conditioning. The manageable yard will be a breeze to maintain, there is covered car accommodation and a modern façade. With easy access to the Northern Road you will never be far from where you need to be. Remember the early bird catches the early worm! Call now!

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IT’S BIG

Clay

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OFFERS OVER $499,950

TOO BIG TO IGNORE!

Offering a predictably large interior, the home offers up to six bedrooms, a study and the option of a second living area upstairs. The spacious kitchen will make meal times a breeze and the family will enjoy the comfort of ducted air conditioning throughout. The 600+ sqm block also accommodates a sparkling in ground pool and great size covered entertaining area.

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PENRITH

1

1

OFFERS OVER $269,950

HASTA LA VISTA LANDLORD

Why rent? Come home to this three bedroom townhouse in a convenient spot close to schools, shops and transport. Boasting built in robes to two rooms, modern kitchen, neat and tidy bathroom, internal laundry, large living area and a separate dining. Outside includes a single garage and a courtyard for those social gatherings.

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OPEN HOUSE Sat 17th 2.00 to 2.40pm 19 Hilliger Road

SOUTH PENRITH

OFFERS OVER $429,950

Located in a quiet street, this amazing family home awaits. It features four large bedrooms, great size lounge room, big open planned modern kitchen, updated bathroom, a massive family room and the comfort of air conditioning. So when you add the undercover entertaining area, large side access, the extra storage spaces and the chance to relax in the jacuzzi, this home is surely to tick all the boxes. So call today, book your inspection and see for yourself.

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OFFERS OVER $249,950

RETURNING $285.00 PW

The floor plan comprises three bedrooms, there is split system air conditioning and the advantage of a bathroom on both floors. The kitchen has a fresh feel to it; the internal laundry is a bonus as is the single lock up garage. Priced to please it will surely suit those looking to start out or increase their investment portfolio.

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KINGSWOOD

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Here is a wonderful opportunity to get into the market in a good sized four bedroom brick veneer home and possible future investment. This home is zoned 2C and is walking distance from the CBD and boasts a great size as well. This wonderful home has two separate living or lounge rooms, a large kitchen and dining area, and also comes with split system air conditioning. The home is carpeted in the bedrooms and polished timber floors and tiles in the kitchen. This home is close to shops, schools and public transport and definitely will not be here for long so call now for your own private inspection.

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OFFERS OVER $499,950

ORCHARD HILLS ESTATE

Rarely does a home of such quality come on the market in this sought after area. The home features four bedrooms, beautifully renovated bathroom and stylish modern kitchen. The large master bedroom features an exquisite ensuite and walk in robe. This is a home surely not to be missed, so call today to arrange an inspection.

2

PENRITH

1

$279,950

This modern security complex should tick all the boxes for an astute investor looking to enter the market at an affordable price. Currently returning $300.00pw this two bedroom unit offers a list of wonderful inclusions, basement style car accommodation and all is situated in a handy location in close proximity to the Penrith CBD and railway station.

Emu Plains

Blaxland

Glenbrook

Springwood

429 High Street Penrith NSW 2750

Lennox Centre Emu Plains NSW 2750

134D Great Western Hwy Blaxland NSW 2774

5 Wascoe Street Glenbrook NSW 2773

7 Great Western Highway Valley Heights NSW 2777

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Penrith

4722 5000 4735 2121

OFFERS OVER $359,950

CLOSE TO CBD – 701 SQ METRES

Emu Plains 91 Great Western Hwy Emu Plains NSW 2750

4739 8800 4739 1111 4751 8888 4735 8888 www.jimaitken.com.au

LAND

KINGSWOOD

OFFERS OVER $199,950

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If you’re a first time builder or looking to take on a small project we suggest you give this opportunity your immediate attention. There are D.A approved plans available for a three bedroom Allworth home or the option for you to join forces with your architect and bring your own dream to life. Call Now

Glenmore Park

Cranebrook

30 Mulgoa Road Regentville NSW 2745

Shop 9 Borrowdale Way Cranebrook NSW 2749

4733 6999

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Priced from $519,900^ you will need to be quick to secure one of these exclusive Jordan Springs homes.

For more information call 1800 08 66 56 or visit the Jordan Springs Sales and Information Centre.

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Cranebrook

Wallacia

Land Size 5 acres

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Offers Over $730,000

Huge Potential Looking for a block of land build your dream home? Look no further; we have 5 fully fenced acres in a quiet area not far from Penrith on offer. The property includes; • 3 bedroom home • Lounge

• •

1 bathroom 2 large sheds, perfect as workshops

To book your inspection call Michael Ball today on 0414 264 668.

Contact Michael Ball at Michael Ball Realty Penrith on 0414 264 668 or 47 322 888 • www.mbrrealty.com.au

$619,999

Defining Opulence From the moment you enter this enchanting residence you feel that you are in a world of your own. Flooded with old world charm and packed with today’s creature comforts you won’t miss a thing. Features include: • 4 bedrooms • Master with ensuite • Master with private veranda • Separate study • Loft/ guest quarters • Vintage bathroom complete with claw

foot bath Wrap around veranda to three sides of this home to take advantage of all seasons Double garage Private & Landscaped In ground swimming pool Kids play area complete with soft floor tiling

• • • •

The list could go on for ever so call today and book your private inspection. You won’t be disappointed.

Contact Forge Real Estate Wallacia on 4773 9511 www.forgerealestate.com.au

OPEN HOMES BLAXLAND Sat 11.00-11.40am

GLENBROOK

50 Hilda Street

Jim Aitken Glenbrook

Sat 12.00-12.40pm

CAMBRIDGE PARK Sat 11.00-11.40am

2 Jordon Street

Sat 12.00-12.40pm

42 Barlow Street

Sat 2.00-2.30pm

1/65 Barry St

Sat 11.00-11.40am

24 Marrett Way

Dukes Estate Agents Michael Ball Realty

Jim Aitken Cranebrook

8 Rabat Close

Dukes Estate Agents

Sat 12.00-12.30pm

22 Lynx Place

Ray White Penrith

Sat 12.00-12.40pm

41 Callisto Drive

Sat 1.00-1.30pm

4 Pendock Road

Sat 1.00-1.40pm

11-13 Komirra Road

Sat 11.00-11.40am

Lot 1/82 Forbes Street

Jim Aitken Emu Plains

Sat 11.00-11.40am

Lot 2/82 Forbes Street

Jim Aitken Emu Plains

Sat 11.00-11.40am

Lot 3/82 Forbes Street

Jim Aitken Emu Plains

Sat 11.00-11.40am

82 Forbes Street

Jim Aitken Emu Plains

Sat 12.00-12.40pm

17 Pyramid Street

Jim Aitken Emu Plains

Sat 11.00-11.30am

11 Magpie Place

Sat 11.00-11.40am

113 Ridgetop Drive

Jim Aitken Glenmore Park

Sat 12.00-12.40pm

3 Daviesia Place

Jim Aitken Glenmore Park

Sat 1.00-1.40pm

17 Barron Field Drive

Jim Aitken Glenmore Park

Sat 2.00-2.40pm

19/113 The Lakes Drive Jim Aitken Glenmore Park

Sat 3.00-3.30pm

14 Yellowgum Cl

Ray White Penrith

Sat 12.00-12.30pm

1 Sandstock Drive

Parker & Partners RE

Sun 12.00-12.30pm 1 Sandstock Drive

Parker & Partners RE

EMU PLAINS

KINGSWOOD

Sat 12.00-12.40pm

14 Grey Street

Jim Aitken Emu Plains

Sat 12.00-12.40pm

2 Kathleen Street

Jim Aitken Emu Plains

Sat 1.00-1.40pm

42 Beach Street

Jim Aitken Emu Plains

Sat 1.00-1.40pm

2/108 Forbes Street

Dukes Estate Agents

Sat 2.00-2.40pm

9/5 St Pauls Crescent

Dukes Estate Agents

Sat 10.00-10.30am

5 Jamison Road

Sat 12.00-12.30pm

17 Kingsley Grove

Ray White Penrith Ray White Penrith

Sat 12.00-12.40pm

5 Calgaroo Crescent

Jim Aitken Penrith

Sat 1.00-1.40pm

17a Cornell Street

Jim Aitken Emu Plains

Sat 1.00-1.40pm

17b Cornell Street

Jim Aitken Emu Plains

Sat 1.00-1.40pm

31 The Upper Sanctuary Dve

Jim Aitken Emu Plains

Sat 1.00-1.40pm

100 The Sanctuary Drive

Jim Aitken Emu Plains

MOUNT RIVERVIEW

Jim Aitken Springwood

Sat 1.00-1.40pm

23 Bellereeve Avenue

ROSS FOWLER & CO Chartered Accountants

262 Homestead Road

Sat 10.00-10.30am Sat 11.00-11.30am Sat 11.00-11.40am Sat 12.00-12.40pm

6/20 Station Lane 9/205 Derby St 41 Robert Street 3/13 Lethbridge Street

Sat 1.00-1.30pm

18 Dales Rd

Jim Aitken Penrith

PENRITH Michael Ball Realty Michael Ball Realty Jim Aitken Penrith Jim Aitken Penrith

SILVERDALE Michael Ball Realty

SOUTH PENRITH Sat 10.00-10.30am Sat 11.00-11.40am Sat 12.00-12.30pm Sat 12.00-12.40pm Sat 1.00-1.40pm Sat 2.00-2.30pm Sat 2.00-2.40pm

53 Wardell Drive 2/123a Evan Street 31 Sunset Ave 32 Wardell Drive 81 Hilliger Road 1 Grassmere AVenue 19 Hilliger Road

Sat 10.00-10.30am

51 Alpine Circuit

Sat 10.00-10.40am

17 Mamre Road

Sat 3.00-3.30pm

3/7 Judith Close

Ray White Penrith Jim Aitken Penrith Michael Ball Realty Jim Aitken Penrith Jim Aitken Penrith Ray White Penrith Jim Aitken Penrith

ST CLAIR

LEONAY

FAULCONBRIDGE

Ray White Penrith

ORCHARD HILLS Sat 11.00-11.40am

Michael Ball Realty

JORDAN SPRINGS

Jim Aitken Cranebrook Jim Aitken Cranebrook

Ray White Penrith

18/334 Woodstock Ave

Jim Aitken Glenbrook

Michael Ball Realty

ST MARYS Jim Aitken Penrith

WERRINGTON Ray White Penrith

WERRINGTON DOWNS Sat 11.00-11.30am

21 ploughman Cres

11 Tindale St Penrith

4722 3066

Proud to bring you The Western Weekender Open Homes Guide.

Michael Ball Realty

The Western Weekender Friday, December 16 2011

Sat 11.00-11.40am

7 Jarrah Place

Jim Aitken Glenbrook

GLENMORE PARK Jim Aitken Penrith

CRANEBROOK

Sat 1.00-1.40pm

4/11 Ross Street

MT DRUITT Sat 2.00-2.30pm

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Century the pick of the batsman. Fourth grade: Gordon batting first scored 123. Opening bowler Glen Maguire with 5 for 30 was outstanding. Youngster Adam Bayliss gave good support from the other end with 2 for 6. Penrith replied with 7 for 126. Opener Neil Maher with 48 and wicket keeper James Newton both batted very well. Fifth grade: Gordon batted fi rst scoring 8 for 177. Veteran Paul Goldsmith was the best of the bowlers with 3 for 35. Penrith fought hard through the innings scoring 8 for 165. Brent Atherton 31 and Jesse Curnow with 27 not out performed very well. Poivden Gray: Eastern Suburbs batted fi rst at Howell Oval scoring 85. Josh Clarke 4 for 9, Ryan Gibson 3 for 18 and Ben Betros 2 for 23 were outstanding. In reply Penrith were 2 for 91. Ryan Gibson 44 not out and Brett William 35 not out, in a great display of stroke making enabled Penrith to win very easily. With two rounds to go, Penrith are the competition by six points. Penrith is currently in equal 5th place in the Club Championship.

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Lorraine Pozza

Last Thursday was another day of showers that at one stage looked as if we would be unable to race. However, a break in the weather in the afternoon enabled the meeting to go ahead. The meeting went ahead in fi ne style with Minchinbury Fruit Markets on board as sponsors. Minchinbury Fruit Markets celebrated 50 years of trading last year and this year certainly showed their expertise in the industry celebrating winning the Green Grocer of the Year – Metro. Congratulations to the Gauci family from all. Speaking of winners, driver Jimmy Douglas was certainly on a roll taking out a treble in race one – Western Destroyer , short

priced favourite at $1.60, in race two – Dripping Class at odds of $3.20 and race three – Mataranka Jimmy at $1.60. Well done Jimmy! The heavy track did not appear to alter too many favourite’s chances with only two long shots winning: Packnplenty driven by Ashlee Siejka at $26.10 in race six, and My Sirena driven by John Ogden greeted the judge at odds of $11.80 in race eight. Next week, the Paceway will come alive with the arrival of Santa. There will be lots of sweet giveaways for all the children and also live entertainment. The new playground area will also be opened next Thursday just in time for our Christmas meeting. Look forward to seeing you all there! Patrick Cummins will miss most of the Australian summer.

NEWS IN BRIEF Willie be back?

Fittler a member

Willie Mason is set to make an NRL return and there’s already talk it could be with the Penrith Panthers. Mason is known to have a good relationship with Panthers GM, Phil Gould. However, Gould has already declared the Panthers will focus on juniors in 2012, making it unlikely that the former Bulldogs forward will head west. Mason told The Daily Telegraph on Wednesday that he was interested in an NRL comeback. “I don’t want to talk about specific clubs, but fortunately there are some coaches out there who still think I have a lot to offer,” he said.

Penrith legend Brad Fittler has proved he is ready for the 2012 season by becoming the 3000th 2012 Panthers member. In doing so, Fittler created history for the club. For the fi rst time, PDRLFC has passed the 3,000 member mark prior to Christmas, showing there are many Panthers supporters ready for a successful year ahead. Fittler is looking forward to what is shaping to be an exciting 2012 season, and has shown his commitment to rugby league in western Sydney by signing on as a member. The club has set the target of reaching 10,000 members, and have a major push currently underway.

Cummins out

Summer robbed of seeing teen in action CASSANDRA O CONNOR

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t was a dream start to his test career – Patrick Cummins bagged seven wickets and the winning runs in his Test debut against South Africa. But a bone stress injury in his heel has sidelined the local cricket sensation for most of the Australian summer. “Patrick injured his heel

early into the second Test against South Africa. By the end of the match he was quite sore and we had scans done after the game that confirmed heel ‘fat pad’ injury,” said Australian Te a m physiotherapist, Alex Kountouris. “On return to Australia, he was given some time to recover and was reviewed throughout last week by NSW medical staff and then by

myself in Brisbane during the first Vodafone Test vs New Zealand. “By the end of last week it was apparent to all of us that he was progressing slower than expected for a soft tissue injury of the heel.” Further scans identified the bone stress injury. “He is not likely to resume bowling until early to midJanuary 2012,” Mr Kountouris said.

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