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Heartless attack Another case of animal cruelty as dog is set upon by teen with shovel

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alvatore Iogha and his family are appealing to the public for help after their family dog was attacked by a teenager armed with a shovel handle last Saturday morning. Mr Iogha, his partner Courtney Blair, 28, and son Joel Blair, 8, were devastated when their three-year-old Jack Russell Cavalier-cross called Penny

was bashed just outside their Kemps Creek home in Herbert Street. Penny ran to the front gate and started barking when the teenager carrying the shovel walked past the family’s home. Mr Iogha said he called Penny back but as she obeyed the boy struck her in the face with the wooden handle. “When she was running in, there was blood running down her face and I knew she was hurt badly,” he said.

Mr Iogha is urging the teenager to come forward. He was described to investigators as being aged 16 to 17years-old of Mediterranean or Middle Eastern appearance and last seen wearing a white shirt and blue shorts with a yellow stripe. Dr Mark Westman treated Penny but said that it would take two months and possibly three surgeries to have her back to normal. An x-ray showed that her jaw was

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s most families enjoy the fi nal weeks of school holidays together, the MacGregor family of South Penrith will be grieving the loss of their 11-year-old son Max, who was killed at the family’s holiday home in Urunga near Coffs Harbour early Sunday morning. Max was sleeping in the holiday home, located on the Pacific Highway, when a truck with a B-double trailer collided with a Holden Commodore utility that police believe was travelling on the wrong side of the road. The truck, carrying a load of bananas, then veered into the MacGregor’s home, killing Max on impact. Fortunately, his parents Peter and Angela, and 14-year-old brother escaped with minor injuries and were taken to Coff s Harbour Hospital for treatment. The driver of the car, 38-year-old David Levett from Nambucca Heads, also died at the scene. As relatives of the family sifted through the wreckage of the holiday home on Monday, the MacGregors have been left to pick up the pieces of their tragic family holiday. “They were only up there for two weeks of the year and they didn’t even visit the home some years – it was often empty,” said Veronica Martens, who has been a neighbour of the MacGregor family for 10 years. “[Max] was a very friendly boy. He wouldn’t harm anyone and would talk to anyone. “It is such a dreadful scenario, I have not stopped crying.” Mr MacGregor spoke to Nine News on Tuesday, and had a simple message for parents. “People should remember to kiss their kids before they go to bed because there is no

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guarantee they are going to be there in the morning,” he said. Meanwhile, politicians are debating whether or not Max’s death was preventable after it was revealed that a speed camera located within 800 metres of the crash site had been switched off by the O’Farrell

Government. Mr MacGregor believes an upgrade of the Pacific Highway is needed. “They should do something before someone else has to die,” he told Nine. Email your tributes and support to news@westernweekender.com.au.

NSW Minister for Roads, Duncan Gay, said interim safety measures are being implemented for the town of Urunga on the Pacific Highway following the tragic crash in which an 11-year-old Penrith boy was killed. Mr Gay said the crash was a tragic reminder to all of the community about the dangers of this stretch of the highway and the need to drive safely at all times on the road. “Firstly I want to express my sincere condolences to the families and friends for the tragic loss they have experienced,” Mr Gay said. “The crash highlights the importance of getting on with the job of upgrading the Pacific Highway, which is why the NSW Government is so strong in its support of the Prime Minister’s goal of completing the duplication by 2016. “Planning and preconstruction activities are currently proceeding on the Nambucca to Urunga project to prepare it for major work. Upgrading this section of road, which includes a bypass of the Urunga township, is a priority for the NSW Government.” The tragic fatal crash at Urunga occurred around 800 metres north of a speed camera site, which had been turned off following the AuditorGeneral’s 2011 speed camera audit. Shadow Minister for Roads, Robert Furolo, declared this week that the camera was turned off too early. He is calling on the Minister for Roads to release all crash data relating to the 38 sites where speed cameras were removed by the O’Farrell Government in July 2011.

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he Christmas decorations have been taken down, the January sales are in full swing and New Year’s Eve hangovers are over for most. Normality is about to return. For me, the Christmas break and the start of 2012 was all about fi rsts. First trip to Byron Bay, a location that makes you feel instantly relaxed and free of the stress that can engulf you towards the end of the year. First professional massage, a new addiction that will certainly cause the wallet some pain during the year. First trip to Wet and Wild on the Gold Coast in about 15 years – and yes, I am cool, calm and collected when on a water slide. While on the Gold Coast I ran into Darryl “The Big Marn” Brohman who was enjoying his fi rst XXXX of 2012. Forget XXXX, the Gold Coast was the fi rst time I’ve found anywhere on the planet that sells Corona’s for $2.50 – Melba’s, you are my new favourite bar. Melba’s also provided my first, and probably last, dance of 2012. Anyone unfortunate enough to witness me on the dance floor will know why it’d be the last. It was also the fi rst time I’ve driven from New South Wales to Queensland and back again, as I’m usually too impatient to sit behind the wheel for that long and take to the skies instead. I’d like to thank Google Maps for “closing” the Pacific Highway and sending most of the holiday traffic away from the busy route between Sydney and the Gold Coast.

troy.dodds@mediaview.com.au Like many men, I believe I can out-smart any GPS system and hence Google was no match for my desire to stay on the Pacific Highway for the entire trip. It’s an interesting trip but the stupidity you see from some drivers is nothing short of astounding. How a white Commodore I saw weaving in and out of traffic didn’t end up in a tree or in a head-on crash with another vehicle is a mystery. About 24 hours after I drove the stretch of road, a Penrith family was left devastated by the death of their 11-year-old boy while he slept at their Urunga holiday home.

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It was the fi rst horror moment for Penrith in 2012 and a family tragedy that, it seems, could have been avoided. 2012 will provide many fi rsts. On a political front, it will be the fi rst full year of power for t he O’Farrell Government. We all put up with the “blame Labor” attitude in the last nine months of 2011, but it’s now time for turnaround and action. In short, it’s time for the Premier to make his mark. We’ve already seen the fi rst political playon-words in 2012 when a shark was spotted near where Tony Abbott was swimming on Monday. Yes, yes, the sharks are circling. On a sporting front, it’ll be the fi rst year

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n 2010, Penrith celebrated a rather unique centenary. A century had passed since the first burial at Penrith General Cemetery. Penrith City Council commemorated the event at the cemetery with a small gathering at the graveside of the first burial, placing flowers and saying a prayer for all those interned at the cemetery.

The first person who was buried at the cemetery had sadly been a child. Five-year-old Doris Vivian, the granddaughter of then headmaster of Kingswood Public School, died of diphtheria on August 16, 1910. As part of the 100-year anniversary, Council also organised for Doris’ grave to be cleaned and a plaque to commemorate

the occasion. Then Penrith City Mayor, Kevin Crameri, said the story behind the cemetery was fascinating. “Incredibly it took more than 30 years for the Penrith community and Council to realise their dream for a general cemetery, which was finally gazetted in 1903,” Cr Crameri said.

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of a new era at the Penrith Panthers with Ivan Cleary as coach. By all reports, the side has been training the house down. After all the ups and downs of last year, the pressure is now on new General Manager Phil Gould and new coach Cleary to deliver. It’s also the fi rst year of the Greater Western Sydney Giants in the AFL, a franchise that faces a mammoth task to unseat rugby league in the west. The NRL v AFL war aside, it is a significant sporting development for western Sydney and all eyes will be on their fi rst game of the 2012 season. On a news front, we sit back and wait to see what happens. There will be stories of tragedy, of heartbreak and of disaster. But equally, there will be stories of joy, success and achievement. No newspaper ever prints a blank page and no television news service ever presents dead air. There is always something happening and just what the history books have in store for 2012 is a mystery. Many have spoken about new year’s resolutions, newfound beliefs and goals for the year ahead in recent weeks. The reality is each day is unpredictable. Today, the Weekender kicks off celebrations of our 21st birthday year. We look forward to keeping you informed and entertained over the next 12 months. Sit back, enjoy the ride and don’t take yourself too seriously. Welcome to 2012...

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heerleading often conjures up a stereotype of blonde hair, sexy costumes and a brain one sandwich short of a picnic. But there is much more than meets the eye to Penrith Panthers cheerleader Chelsea Neubronner. Smart and savvy, Chelsea not only has been cheerleading for the Penrith Panthers for the past four years, but is also juggling an honours thesis in religion at the University of Sydney and a part time job as a dance instructor for children. “I have been dancing since I was very young and always looked at the cheerleaders and thought that it would be an amazing and fun opportunity – it is a great experience being able to perform in front of such a large crowd and it is a wonderful feeling to be part of each game,” Chelsea said. Chelsea attends training sessions on Wednesday nights for the cheerleading squad but said that juggling her commitments is actually quite easy. “Cheerleading rehearsals are really enjoyable and provide an excellent break from university and work,” she said. Having just completed a three-

year degree in religion and politics, the young cheerleader is now tackling a research thesis on how traditional religion is responding to contempora r y cu lt u ra l practices. “It is a really interesting subject and I am looking forward to fi nishing my thesis,” she said. As for the stereotype, Chelsea herself is proof that there is not much truth to it. “I am glad to be breaking the stereotype, because in truth, what is the point of a stereotype if not to be broken? All the girls here are very smart and well rounded and besides, it’s not all about the dancing and performances,” she said. “We have lots of opportunities to get involved in the community through charities. We wear pink in support of breast cancer research and the Jane McGrath Foundation. We have also gone to hospitals and charity events to cheer up sick and disabled children which is a really rewarding experience.” The Panthers will be looking for new recruits this year and Chelsea’s advice to cheerleader hopefuls is to “practice your dancing and enjoy the trials”. Cheerleading trials will be held at the EVAN Theatre on Sunday, January 29 starting at 10am. Call Panthers for more details.

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Th is is to let everybody know about the good work Penrith Community Kitchen did on Friday, December 23 at the PCYC Building in Station Street, Penrith. The volunteer workers looked after each and every one to the best they could. Each table had a person to look after the group. They had a good stage with entertainment and fi nished up with a free raffle and two full bags with presents. Congratulations Penrith Community Kitchen. Beatrice R, Penrith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Taxi monopoly?

On two occasions this month I have been let down by Premier Cabs. First, being left standing outside Nepean Public Hospital’s West Block for almost an hour until two kind ladies, on seeing this exhausted 85-year-old needed help, drove me home. The second was when I arranged with the Premier Cab’s driver who drove my daughter and myself to the same hospital’s North Block to pick us up at 5pm. The cab failed to arrive. We waited 30 minutes before asking the understanding lady manning the rehab office to call a cab for us. Strangely, the only number available to her was Premier Cabs. Reaching home, I searched the phone book but failed to fi nd another taxi cab, private or company, listed for Penrith. It appears Premier Cabs have, one way or another, established a monopoly in

Penrith. If so, this, as my experience has shown, is not a good thing. Mervyn Grant, Cambridge Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Australia is preparing to commemorate the Centenary of Anzac from 2014 to 2018, marking 100 years since our nation’s involvement in the First World War. Over this period we will remember not only the Anzacs who served at Gallipoli and the Western Front, but all Australian servicemen and women who have served in wars, confl icts and peacekeeping operations. The media reporting suggesting there would be branding of Anzac Day is wrong. There is no such plan for 25 April 2015 or any other year. What is being developed is a specific motif for the centenary program similar to the way a motif was developed for the highly acclaimed Australia Remembers – created to mark the 50th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. The fi nal motif will convey to the Australian community the overall theme for the four year centenary program. The Anzac Centenary Advisory Board, which includes many eminent Australians and is chaired by the former Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, AC, AFC (Ret’d), supports the development of the motif. It is unfortunate that the public has been mislead by inaccurate media reporting. Warren Snowden, Veterans Affairs Minister

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So by now I hope your New Year’s Eve hangover has subsided (if not, it could be time to consult a doctor). Already, most people are back to work, back to the usual routine, and you’ve already forgotten those pesky resolutions you pledged at 12.01am on January 1, 2012. So many ambitious folk set goals that are like they’re fielding questions at a Miss Universe competition – make the world a better place, stop global warming etc… gimme a break. The ones that annoy me most are celebrities – invariably because all they

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even more ridiculous, because he simply wants to beat his nephew at the annual f a m i l y t able t en n i s competition. These responses may go some way to showing how vain/stupid my friends are, or perhaps more so the fact that they were drunk at the time of their resolutions. If you do struggle with you r resolut ions, t he comforting thing to know is that there are actually now a series of apps for your mobile phone that pledge to help you achieve. I don’t think I need an app for my new year’s resolution though. Me, I’m a simple man, some might say boring – I have the same resolution every year, without fail. So far, it’s worked every time: make this year better than the last. Hopefully my trend continues... here’s to a happy 2012! See you next week.

talk about is losing weight. In just ONE article I read, the following celebrities said their goal for 2012 was to shed kilos: Mariah Carey, Jessica Simpson, Janet Jackson, Charles Barkley, and Jennifer Hudson. That’s just what the world needs – another yo-yo dieting celebrity to plaster across the f ront page of g lossy magazines. But when it comes to real people and real goals, I’ve had few funnier conversations this year than when I sat down with some of my friends and discussed what their new year’s resolutions were. One woman has decided she wants to learn how to shuff le, a dance move popular with teenagers... the reason – she wants to perform it as her bridal waltz. Then there is the guy who has made it his mission for 2012 to get better at table tennis. His reason is arguably

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A new national register for personal property securities will soon better help Australian consumers and businesses ensure the property they buy doesn’t have a security interest over it. Attorney-General, Nicola Roxon, announced the register will open for business on January 30. Stakeholders have confi rmed that they are ready to proceed. “The new national register will let you check that the used goods you are buying, like a car, boat or machinery – almost anything except real estate – doesn’t have a security interest over it,” Ms Roxon said.

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hilst we were all out enjoying the Christmas holiday period, Penrith and St Marys police took to the roads

in force. They were part of a statewide operation named Safe Arrival, which commenced just before Christmas and wrapped up on January 6. “Locally, the operation was spearheaded by our Highway Patrol and supported by General Duties and other police within the

Command,” explained Penrith Commander, Ben Feszczuk. There were some definite positives arising from the operation, with the number of reported major crashes down from 25 the previous year to 18 this year. Only three people were injured in these crashes as opposed to 11 during the corresponding 2010/2011 operation. “Despite extensive messages about road safety it seems that some chose to ignore those messages and found themselves arrested or subject of penalty notices and other legal processes,” Mr Feszczuk said.

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Over 380 traffic infringement notices were handed out, 128 people received speeding fi nes and 17 people were charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. Nearly 10,000 roadside breath tests were conducted locally. Mr Feszczuk was also the Forward Commander for the New Year’s Eve Operation Vela. “The night was relatively busy with alcohol being a factor in the incidents reported/ attended to,” he said. A little girl was treated for minor burns on the night caused by a sparkler.

The National Data Collection report found that in 2010-2011 alone, over 10,000 New South Wales females, aged 15-24, sought support from homelessness agencies. With other states and territories taken into account, this number grows to 32,500 nationally. Sir David Martin Foundation CEO, Jannine Jackson, said that for many of these young women, homelessness is the start of descent into drug abuse, mental illness, prostitution and abusive relationships. “More often than not these girls are escaping domestic violence, abuse and family breakdowns,” she said. “Many have never experienced a stable home life and have disengaged from education. With few resources and little support, they are an easy target to prey on.”

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ocal developers are tired of the adversa r ia l at t it ude tow a rds development proposals and are calling for greater transparency in the planning process from the State and Local Government. “I have no doubt that there are some developers with some unrealistic ideas in relation to developing. But to some [planning] officers the word ‘development’ seems to be a dirty word with a confrontational, adversarial attitude towards any developer,” explained Joe Parker, Director at Parker & Partners. Mr Parker said that bureaucracy in the planning sector is one of the main reasons why in the past developers have been hesitant to engage in projects in Penrith. “We as an area have many lots of land that are ideally suited to employment uses, but council has been extremely slow at bringing these online,” he said. Mr Parker cited a development proposal at Old Bathurst Road as one example. “Th is site situated in the heart of Emu Plains is ideally suited to industrial use. For seven years the applicant has been working with council to get an outcome. There is overseas investment in this project and an opportunity to create 1300 jobs,” he said. Michael Weigmann, who offers design services in the Blue Mountains and Penrith region, said that the development application process is as much as game of psychology as it is about town planning. “Town planning is the greatest oxymoron

in history. You have to play the game. I think councils should get out of development control. Give it to planners who don’t have an axe to grind. It is fundamentally flawed and a regional planning council would be a better approach,” he said. A spokesperson for Penrith City Council said: “The vast majority of developers work in with Council to ensure development that benefits the community and residents and adheres to good design principles”. But the State Government, who is conducting a review of the planning process currently, has also impaired progress on Penrith developments. The Penrith Panthers – ING partnership is frustrated about the lack of progress on the Riverlink Precinct. A planning proposal for the Riverlink Precinct, including Penrith Panthers’ lands, was agreed upon with Penrith Council in May 2010, but the proposal has stalled with the RTA and Department of Planning unable to decide who is responsible for the roads infrastructure. The Penrith Panthers – ING partnership said in a submission to the NSW Planning Review that the partnership worked tirelessly for four years on the development proposal but that the “planning process stalled and faces significant delay whilst government agencies sort out their difference on roads”. “A streamlined process for employmentgenerating developments is what is required as a matter of urgency,” Mr Parker said. “A better and more efficient planning process will increase investment, increase employment and provide better education opportunities.”

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that double as seats on the lower side of the lawn; steps, a ramp and signage; an avenue of trees leading to the memorial; new paving, kerb and gutter; and park and street lighting. These improvements to the park, made possible thanks to a Special Rate Variation introduced last year, are part of the planned civic enhancements to make our City attractive and vibrant, while stimulating economic growth and encouraging further business investment in our City. Meanwhile shoppers, workers and visitors in St Marys business hub will be able to enjoy a revitalised Coachman’s Park when works are completed next year.

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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 form 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.

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It is widely acknowledged that a well designed, interconnected network of shared pathways across the City will provide the community with a valuable recreational and transport facility.These facilities will have significant benefit in terms of health and social aspects, whilst at the same time promoting cycling as a legitimate form of transport, reducing the reliance on the motor vehicles.

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Council has developed the Draft Penrith Accessible Trails Hierarchy Strategy (PATHS) which proposes an integrated network of quality shared-use pathways for cyclists and pedestrians, or ‘trails’, that will improve the range of healthy and sustainable destination transport options and passive recreational opportunities for residents and visitors to the City of Penrith. For the purpose of this Strategy, a ‘trail’ is defined as a route utilised for community and recreational access that includes the use by cyclists and pedestrians, and also by people using prams and other wheeled recreation devices such as wheelchairs, electric mobility scooters and other personal mobility aids. The Strategy outlines key trails around the suburbs of our local government area and criteria for establishing priorities for the implementation of the network as funding becomes available from a variety of sources. It is hoped that this Strategy will allow the staged and progressive establishment of an improved pathway and cycleway network for Penrith City. Council invites the general public to have input into the Strategy. The Strategy and associated maps are available at Council’s Penrith and St Marys Offices and Libraries or available at www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au. The Strategy is on public exhibition from 12 January 2012 to 2 March 2012, and written submissions, to the attention of PATHS, can be received by the undersigned by the close of business on 2 March 2012. Written submissions can also be lodged via paths@penrithcity.nsw.gov.au or via postage-paid cards available at Council’s offices, libraries and many local bicycle retail outlets.

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Tender Roof Replacement and Rectification Works at Ripples Aquatic Centre Reference 11/12-12 Penrith City Council is seeking proposals for the reliable and cost effective provision of roof replacement and rectification works at the Ripples Aquatic Centre, Corner of Creek Road & the Kingsway, St Marys. The works include roof replacement and rectification of roof trusses, resurfacing of concourse area, tiling and re-grouting of the pool and replacement of lights.

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Mike Milligan – Stockland Development Pty Ltd 2033–2057 Castlereagh Road, Cranebrook & 127–167 Andrews Road, Cranebrook Lot 12 DP 270488

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Staged Subdivision into 3 Superlots & Further Subdivision of Industrial Superlot into 3 Lots & Associated Works. Contact: Deepa Randhawa on 4732 7522. Closing Date: 30 January 2012. DA11/1432 Lot 15 Fulton Street, Penrith

Tender Documents: An electronic version of the tender is available at no charge by visiting the following website, visit the website below and register your company details, you can also lodge your tender online once you have registered, electronic lodgement is the preferred method for this tender. https://tenders.nsw.gov.au/wsroc/ Then select ‘Log In or register your details if not an existing user’. Alternatively, a disc (CD) and a hard copy of the Tender documents will be available from 8.30am Tuesday, 1 November 2011; these can be collected from the front counter of Penrith City Council, Civic Centre, 601 High Street, Penrith. A non-refundable fee of $50 (Inc GST) applies for each hard copy of the Tender Document. For queries relating to the electronic download of this tender please contact Laura Schuil on 4732 7663.

Submission Details: All submissions are required to be lodged on the forms provided in accordance with the lodgement instructions contained in the Documents and must be lodged no later than 10.00 am 2 February 2012 (‘the Closing Date’).Tenders received after the advertised closing time will not be considered.

Development Applications The following development applications have been received by Council:

Dementia Day Care Facility. Contact: Ashlee Cutter on 4732 7505. Closing Date: 31 January 2012.

Development Consent/s Determined 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 Somerset Pools CD11/0044 Lot 28 DP 232888, 1 Dempsey Street, Emu Heights Above-Ground Pool. Luddenham Management P/L DA11/0822 Lots 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 94 & 108 DP 270417 (No. 8) Humewood Place, Luddenham Creation of 10 New Allotments and 2 Residue Allotments.

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Change of Use From Nursing Home to 15 x Independent Living Units.

Penrith City Council has received Development Applications in respect of the subject properties

Anglican retirement Villages 31 Coreen Avenue, Penrith Contact: Aimee Lee on 4732 7429. Closing Date: 31 January 2012. Sharon Jones Architectural Design 32 Robert Street, Penrith

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Contact: Deepa Randhawa on 4732 7522. Closing Date: 31 January 2012. DA11/1443

Residential Flat Building 9 x 3-Bed Apartments & 18 x 2-Bed Apartments with Basement Parking. Contact: Deepa Randhawa on 4732 7522. Closing Date: 31 January 2012. DA11/1437

Construction of 14 x 3-Bed Attic Style Villas and Demolition of Existing Structures. Contact: Aimee Lee on 4732 7429. Closing Date: 31 January 2012. Stockland Development Pty Ltd 36–40 Nepean Street, Cranebrook

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29-Lot x Community Title Subdivision with 28 Dwellings. Contact: Deepa Randhawa on 4732 7522. Closing Date: 31 January 2012.

Use of Existing 102-Bed Aged Care Facility & Staged Construction of 168 Independent Living Units. Closing Date: 6 March 2012.

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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.

The consent authority for the Development Application is Penrith City Council. 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 13 January 2012 to 31 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 DA11/1417. For any queries relating to the proposal, please contact Kate Smith on 4732 7705. Raybal Building Services Lot 1 DP 1043008 & Lot 151 DP 863625, 73–83 Mulgoa Road, Penrith

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Indoor Skydiving Centre. The consent authority for the Development Application is Penrith City Council. The proposal is Integrated Development under Section 91 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. In this regard, a controlled activity approval is being sought concurrently from the NSW Office of Water pursuant to Section 91 of the Water Management Act 2000.

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Anglican Retirement Villages DA11/1434 (Diocese of Sydney) Lot 1 DP 1130750, 50–52 Manning Street, Kingswood Lot 1 DP 1145043, Lot 1 Off Caddens Road, Kingswood

Contact: Deepa Randhawa on 4732 7522.

Council is required to make Development Applications and certain associated documents publicly available under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009. There is a presumption in favour of publicly disclosing all submissions relating to this Development Application unless Council determines that it is not in the public interest to do so.

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Pretech Pty Ltd 138 Victoria Street, Werrington

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 application reference number DA11/1444.

Subdivision x 22 Residential Lots and One residue lot and Sewer Reticulation.

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Pretech Pty Ltd 34–38 Rance Road, Werrington

Twin Creeks Properties Pty Ltd DA11/1417 C/- North Western Surveys Pty Ltd Lot 100 DP 270417, 54 Twin Creeks Drive, Luddenham

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 16 January to 15 February 2012.

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Mystery man: Incident at Emu Plains

At 5.07pm last Friday two females were walking along the River Walk at Emu Plains when they heard a male voice call out. From behind some bushes a man wearing only a black balaclava sprung out but did not approach the girls and ran away. He is described as being roughly 30years-old and 180cm tall and police would like to speak to the man. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Robbery: Police looking for witnesses

At 2.28am on Monday, January 9, a shop located on Batt Street was broken into and a sum of money was stolen. Access was gained via the front entrance of the building. Anyone with information about the break-in should contact Penrith Police via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Quick thinking: Group of males fled

Police were called to a residence in Bedford Place, Emu Plains at 11.30pm on Saturday night after several males carrying weapons and baseball bats were seen in the vicinity. When police attended the group had already fled the scene but the males had already damaged three vehicles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Indecent exposure: Girls get unwelcome shock

Police are continuing inquiries into a case of indecent exposure after a male exposed himself to a group of females. The friends were at Glenmore Park Skate Park at around 11pm on January 6 when a car drove up nearby and a man got out. The man yelled at the girls before exposing himself. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Lucky catch: Cranebrook man busted

Police were attending a residence on Redditch Way, Cranebrook on Saturday evening when they noticed that another property in the street was cultivating cannabis plants. Police attended the residence and spoke to a 30year-old Cranebrook man who will be served a future court attendance notice for cultivating prohibited drugs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Noise issue: Man resisted arrest

At 10.40pm on January 6, police were called to a noise complaint at a party in Glenmore Park. When they spoke to the residents of the house, they were informed that a male was ejected from the party for being aggressive. Police then spoke to the man who began swearing at police and the party. When police tried to arrest him, he struggled.

Local resident Kaylene Evans at Nepean Hospital. [Photo: Melinda Jenkins]

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“Nepean executives, the general manager and faculty manager called me in for a meeting. There will be no parking built until 2013, then it will be on the corner of Somerset and Derby, with a golf buggy service to the main entrance,” she said. But the problem with a golf buggy service, according to the hospital regular, is that for families or friends ferrying critically ill people to the hospital, there will be unnecessary delays and inconvenience. “They would like to have a car

free hospital... what they want is people to travel by public transport, this is not acceptable, people want and need to take their cars to hospitals,” she said. General Manager of Nepean Hospital, Kevin Hedge, said: “Nepean Hospital is taking the current high demand for parking at the Hospital very seriously. We are implementing a number of strategies to ease parking congestion while we undergo an exciting $138 million expansion of our clinical services.”

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➤ Local roads continue to get a boost thanks to Penrith City Council’s road maintenance strategy with a number of projects slated for 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 and Tweed Place in St Clair; Frogmore Road, parts of Kingswood Road and Wentworth Road in Orchard Hills; Olin Close, Olive Lane and part of McHenry Road in Cranebrook; and Rodgers Street and Hargrave Street in Kingswood. “Road resurfacing is one of the cost effective ways of maintaining road pavement to extend its life,” said Penrith Mayor, Greg Davies. “Road resurfacing places a new layer of asphalt over the existing road after carrying out patching work to fi x minor faults. Road resurfacing keeps existing roads safe and in good working order, while saving ratepayers’ money through extending a road’s life rather than reconstructing the road, which is highly expensive. “Council has specialist road asset maintenance software that enables us to determine a priority schedule and the best level of maintenance in the most cost-effective way. We resurface and reconstruct about three per cent of the local road network each year. “With the total average life of a road being about 40 years, this replacement rate represents a road network across the city that is improving steadily.” To report potholes or other road damage, please call 4732 7777. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ➤ On January 26 at Penrith City’s fantastic Australia Day show at the International Regatta Centre, one lucky visitor will have the chance to win a new jet ski. Thanks to a new sponsor, Sims Metal Management, the winner of the Jet Ski (valued at $12,000) will be drawn during the event. Free tickets will be distributed from 6pm on the evening. The Jet Ski is a Yamaha WaveRunner VX Sport 110. All the fun starts at 6pm (parking open from 5.00pm). Australia Day at Penrith Lakes is a non-BYO alcohol event. For further information, or for wet weather event details on the day, please call 1300 736 836 or visit www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au.

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Th roughout January, testing on the remaining electronic signs will be completed, leaving a total of 14 electronic signs displaying the live travel time service. “There are now 143km of key corridors covered by travel time technology, with the M4 joining the M7 and the F3,” said a spokesperson for Roads and Maritime Services. “The service will be particularly useful during the summer school holidays to help families get to their destination and make journeys as

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SW Premier, Barry O’Farrell, has ruled out the potential for a second Sydney airport in western Sydney ahead of the release of a joint study into Sydney’s aviation pressures. A joint State and Federal Government study aimed at developing a Sydney Aviation Plan was announced by Federal Transport Minister, Anthony Albanese, in December 2009 and was due to be handed down in late 2011.

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Though the study has been delayed, News Limited reported in late December that a Nepean option is on the table, covering the

Penrith City Council suburbs of Luddenham and Wallacia. But the NSW Government has been quick to quash any plans for a second airport in the region. “The Premier has said very clearly there will never be a second airport in the Sydney basin because there is simply nowhere to put it. His view is it would cause too much grief for the people who live around it,” Mr O’Farrell’s spokesperson said. “An international airport in the Nepean region would cause significant grief to people who live in western Sydney,” agreed MP for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies. “We call on the Gillard Government and federal Labor MP David Bradbury to come clean on their plans to dump a second international airport on the people of western Sydney,” she said. But Mr Bradbury is also adamant that his electorate of Lindsay should not be the site of the second airport. “For the 12 years I have represented our local community I have always strongly opposed and actively campaigned against any proposal for an airport to be built in western Sydney. I have previously served as the Deputy Chair of the Western Sydney Alliance – a body that was set up to oppose an airport being developed in Western Sydney,” Mr Bradbury said. “For as long as I represent our local community, the people of Lindsay will continue to have a strong advocate in Canberra to stand up against any proposal for the development of an airport in western Sydney.” The Federal Government previously ruled out the construction of an airport on

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illions of credit card holders face being in debt for over 30 years if they make only the minimum repayments on their credit cards each mont h, new research shows. Research from RateCity says three quarters of all credit card balances, the equivalent of about $36 billion, remains outstanding each month as many consumers make only m i n i mum mont hly repayments to providers. Damian Smith, RateCity’s CEO and business columnist for The Western Weekender, said credit cards on average require a minimum repayment of 2.41 per cent, but the majority (59 per cent) of cards impose a

minimum monthly payment of just two per cent. “If someone with a credit card debt of $5,000 repaid their balance at a rate of just two per cent per month it would take them 29 years and 4 months to clear it and cost them over $6,500 in interest – and that’s based on a low-rate card of just 14 per cent,” he said. “T he sit uat ion is obviously much worse for cards with rates in the high teens, such as many rewards cards. “The implications of making only the minimum repayment each month are still not clear enough to consumers. “There’s little justification for setting the minimum repayments at just two per

cent and we believe that a sta nda rd m i n i mu m repayment of three per cent should be considered. “We’re very supportive of the Federal Government’s changes coming in July 2012 to provide clearer ‘health warnings’ on statements about the implications of only paying the minimum. “But we absolutely accept that cardholders have to take responsibility for their own debts – so don’t allow Christmas and Boxing Day sales spending build up a massive debt load.” Increasing the minimum monthly repayment to just three per cent, from two per cent, could half the time it takes to repay a $5,000 card ba la nce, sav i ng t he cardholder over $3,500.

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NEWS IN BRIEF Bridge closed

Locals planning a trip to the city this weekend need to be aware of major delays expected due to the closure of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The Bridge will be closed from late Friday until early Monday, and flow-on delays across the city are expected, particularly on Victoria Road and Wattle Street.

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At 7.30pm on December 26 two males broke into a Penrith shopping centre and stole over 40 pairs of sunglasses from a retailer worth over $13,000. After extensive investigations, two youths from St Clair were arrested on January 3. They were both charged.

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Free Tai Chi lessons are held on Satu rdays at Dukes Ova l in Emu Plai ns. Be there from 8.30am to take part.

The trad itional Wed nesday markets are held in Pen rith each Wed nesday from 8.30am at the Pen rith Showground. There’s arou nd 250 stal ls with great products on sale.

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The annual major event for Australia Day will be held at the Regatta Centre on January 26. There will be a fi reworks spectacu lar plus live performances and more.

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The Penrith District Nitro Race Night is held on Tuesdays at 6.15pm at the Sydney International Regatta Centre.

There’s harness raci ng each week in Pen rith. Meetings are usually on Thursday nights at the Pen rith Paceway.

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The Museum of Fire in Pen rith is open each day from 9.30am. Go inside and see a true fi re museum and lear n about fi refighti ng and see some ama zing displays.

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A new display in the libra ry is a collection of Russian collectibles and souvenirs from a libra ry borrower born in Russia. The display is on now unti l January 28.

A morning melodies event is being held on January 18 at 11am. The fun will be at the Joan Sutherland Centre. Go to the Centre’s box office to reserve your ticket.

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Former ‘Australian Idol’ star, Paulini, was in Penrith last year shooting a film clip for her latest single.

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Ambassador for the World Firefighters Games in 2012, which will see her perform the single at various events nationally leading up to the event in October. Since inking a publishing deal and signing with Alberts’ Music (home of AC/DC and Vanda and Young) about 18 months ago, Paulini has built up an impressive song catalogue as a songwriter with five international cuts

already released in Spain, South Africa, Germany and The Netherlands. She’s also been invited to open the German Table Tennis Championships in March 2012. When you see the fi lm clip for ‘Fireman’ some time in the new year, just remember the touch of local Penrith f lavour that is involved in the project. We hope it’s a hit!

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ormer ‘Australian Idol’ star, Paulini, had the heat soaring when she was in Penrith last year – so much, in fact, that she required the help of NSW Firefighters. Paulini has just put the fi nal touches on her brand new dance single called ‘Fireman’, and it was shot in the Penrith Museum of Fire with NSW Firefighters. She is also the official

s the pretty pink polkadot dress from Grandpa not quite your thing? Or perhaps your mother-in-law once again purchased all your gifts two sizes too small? Many of us will know that not all Christmas gifts hit the mark. A survey by CHOICE found that around 21 per cent of gifts would not live up to expectations, with many people saying they would throw out or stash unwanted gifts in the back of a cupboard. Th is is why Red Cross is urging people to re-gift their unwanted presents by dropping them in to one of the 163 Red Cross recycle stores around Australia. “Red Cross retail stores are dependent on donations of clothing, bric-a-brac and homewares and we are currently in desperate need of quality donations for the New Year,” said Olivia Cozzolino, Red Cross Genera l Ma nager of Merchandise. “A donation of quality, clean saleable goods to a Red Cross store works in a similar way to a donation of cash as we are able to use the profits


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Twins Feili and Feiya Zhang of Glenmore Park achieved success with their IB scores.

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f the wait for Higher School Certificate (HSC) results seems long, spare a thought for International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma ca ndidates who on ly received their scores last Wednesday. Students from St Paul’s Grammar School in Penrith who completed the IB,

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There’s all kinds of classes at PAWS in Penrith.

Making waves Get fit and learn to dance at PAWS

K Higgins Street, Penrith (opposite St Nicholas Primary School)

arts centre has a reputation for excellence. In 2011, PAWS students made news when they performed a flash mob outside pop icon Lady Gaga’s concert in Sydney. The highly experienced staff at PAWS know how to bring the best out of every performer. Newest staff member, JB, brings his considerable talent and experience to hip-hop classes.

The state of the art facilities, including three well-equipped dance studios and circus set-up complete with silks, trapeze and bars, prov ide a sa fe a nd encouraging place to learn. You can register your place for 2012 on Friday, January 27 and Saturday, January 28 from 10am to 4pm at the centre, which is located at 3/92-94 Batt St, Penrith.

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ick off 2012 in style and keep your New Year’s resolution to get fit by enrolling in a dance or circus class at PAWS, Performance Art Western Sydney. From ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary and hip-hop to circus, acrobatics and showgroups, PAWS has a class to suit all ages and stages. Th is unique performing

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Place to learn

ISM Penrith teaches music as a language

Students learn at Penrith’s International School of Music.

and read music so that once they reach the age of four they can start learning to play the piano. All the programs are supported by speed variable disks and have been carefully structured to give the maximum benefit to each student, developing all technical and musical components. To contact ISM Penrith call 4732 1444.

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Business of the week Fitec opens up a whole new world Where the trainers train: local business is growing

There is a whole lot more to a good personal trainer than knowing which muscle moves which bone. That’s why the faculty at Fitec teach a much more holistic approach to their students. Company Director David Stein was fi rst registered as a fitness trainer in 1993. “Back then if I mentioned I was a personal trainer people would ask, but what’s your real job?” David said. After working in local gyms he opened his fi rst PT Studio in an industrial unit in Penrith, then quickly outgrowing that he opened a much larger facility opposite Jamison Park. “Even back then, interviewing for staff and talking to other qualified trainers I noticed a big difference in education levels and their ability to apply that knowledge. Later I grabbed an opportunity overseas working and lecturing as a trainer and I also saw the same thing,” he said. “There is a huge variance in the results clients get from their trainers and allied health professionals. Back in Australia I started working in vocational training and I think that’s when it clicked the difference I could make by training High Quality trainers.” So Fitec was Born. It’s been about two years in the making, with a lot of input from family, staff and various experts in different fields. “We are the only private Registered

Training Organisation doing Fitness Certificate III and IV here out west. Before, you either took the time off and travelled to the city, tried to get in an oversubscribed TAFE class or fi nally did a correspondence course. I personally don’t believe you can get the kind of experience and skill needed without face to face instruction and practice,” David said. “Its been a great reaction from the community, people really do want quality training. We now have people coming from inner city travelling out west to do our courses. We have flexible options so working people can do weekends or afternoons. “We have people doing the course just for themselves and their own training knowledge, its not only people planning to become a professional trainer. We don’t employ any sales people so far, we haven’t needed them. Our staff all have a common goal to work at something they’re passionate about and enable others to do likewise. “We really try to ensure our practitioners learn a holistic approach to health and fitness. There is a lot more to healthy living than just a good weights program. We also have some exciting courses in the pipeline that go into using neuro-linguistic programming techniques to tap into people’s motivation to get fit.” For more information call 1300 1234 12, visit www.fitec.com.au or drop in upstairs at 35 Lawson St, Penrith.

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Don t risk your home

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Michelle Grice Founder of www.dotcomwomen.com.au

I’ve talked previously about the merits of insurance if you run a small business – particularly if you’re operating in partnership. Operating without the right cover can leave you and your family extremely vulnerable if the unexpected happens, such as a key person having an accident (for example – a key software developer). Because of the lack of back-up, these kinds of absences are much more critical for small fi rms than big ones. What can make this situation worse is the presence of a residentially-secured business loan. No-one plans for things to go bad but if they do, the family home can be just as much at risk as the business. Residentially-secured business loans are appealing because they’re both easier to obtain, and often have lower interest rates compared to nonresident ially-secured products. However, with almost 12,500 small businesses forced into liquidation last fi nancial year, separating the family home from the business is essential to minimise the risk to you and your family. A popular alternative to using the family home as collateral is to consider a commercially-secured business loan. These are available in several forms including loans secured against business assets, loans secured against business property, or a combination of the two.

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It’s that time of year. Most of us have taken at least a few days or weeks away from our business. But are you really shutting the door to the office? Many women in business fi nd it difficult to take effective breaks from their business and don’t take time to really recharge. Particularly with the use of smart phones and other technologies, we can continue to be connected to our business even when we are on holidays. While this might seem like a good idea ‘just for emergencies’, it means we never really give our heads (and bodies) a chance to recuperate. It’s important to clear your head, while also knowing that your business is in safe hands. If you are a sole trader, pay a virtual assistant to take your calls and monitor your emails (as well as any other work you can hand over to them to be fi nished by the time you return!). If you have employees, consider paying one or two staff a bonus to be the ‘on call’ person (with strict instructions to only contact you in clearly defi ned emergencies). And once you have all that in place, make sure you really relax! Turn off your phone (or put it on silent). Go somewhere refreshing like the beach or the mountains. Read some trashy novels. Watch some bad movies. Laugh with friends. You’ll come back with more focus and increased energy levels.

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Your business From my experience, there are two types of businesses and business operators. There are those people that are really unhappy doing what they do. Everyone else is to blame for the problems they experience. The customers are an inconvenience, and are always causing problems. Advertising is just a waste of time and money, and that social media stuff isn’t worth attention. Staff are nothing but trouble and the future will only make their business worse. The other type of business is run by positive and enthusiastic people. They take what they do seriously, they believe in offering excellent customer service and value for money, and are always on the lookout for ways to make their business better. They don’t act like victims and if they face a setback, as we all do from time to time, they pick themselves up and get on with it. The latter type obviously have a far better chance of surviving than the fi rst type, due, I believe, to the attitude of the business operator. From what I’ve seen, there are more of the negative types of businesses than positive ones. There are some that are too stubborn to learn new technologies or processes that will benefit their business massively. It’s the ones that embrace change that survive. The fi rst step to business survival is to ensure that you have the right attitude about running your business. Which one will you be this year? It’s all about the attitude. Would you like Michael to answer your questions? Email news@westernweekender.com. au.

Michael Todd Marketing and Business Manager Penrith Business Advisory Centre

Want some great art? If you have ever wanted to own a startling artwork to display in your study, lounge or business office then here is your chance. Art Invest Auctions are holding an auction in Leura this weekend and an astounding range of artistic pieces are up for grabs. Works from the likes of Norman Lindsay, David Bromley, Jasper Knight and Sidney Nolan will all be up for auction. Apart from art, there will also be a range of Royal Doulton, Lladro, Waterford and Royal Worcester pieces. It will also be an opportunity to scope out a great range of antique clocks, bronzes and signed books. The auction will take place at 137A Megalong Street, Leura on Saturday with viewing of the artworks commencing at 10am and the auction beginning at 1pm. You may also visit Art Invest Auctions’ website to view the products up for bidding at www.artinvest.com.au.

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out h business networking group GenYQ is gearing up for its fi rst meeting of 2012 next month. GenYQ is now into its 3rd year and boasts just over 250 young business people in its network with over 50 paying members. “The Christmas event at the Penrith RSL in early December showed how far

the initiative has come with over 50 young business people attending,” said GenYQ’s Michael Todd. “Events are free to attend, relaxed and allow attendees to network with each other as well as let off some steam which a work ing life creates.” Most events feature a guest speaker from the business world, who shares

their story and answers questions from members. “The guest speakers we have had throughout the year were once again fantastic and we are grateful that successful business owners spare the time to come and talk to the younger generation of business people,” Mr Todd said. For details, visit www. genyq.com.au.

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aries March 21 to April 20

Mars is in your work and wellbeing zone from January 1st until July 3rd and it’s time to get back to a fitness regime. In March your work life gets transformed so put in extra hours and it’ll pay off – your boss will put you on an awesome project and a promotion lies ahead. August and September sees you in a very sound state financially and it is a positive time for improving your investment portfolio. The difficult lessons you’ve been learning about love end in October.

taurus

April 21 to May 21

Jupiter is in your sign from January 1st until June 12th, bringing you luck and a sense that all is right with the world. Your financial prospects take an upturn and a definite improvement in your economic security is ahead. In April visionary Neptune throws your social life into overdrive, be certain though not to see new comers through rose-coloured glasses. In November your partner has an upheaval in their life and you will be bending heaven and earth to be of assistance.

gemini

May 22 to June 21

In 2012, you have to change things you are not happy with, so don’t cling on to people and situations out of insecurity. With Mars in your domestic quarter for the first half of the year, your home and family become your main interest which gives you the perfect excuse to renovate or refresh your pad with new energy. In May and June Venus is Retrograde and a friend is likely to betray you. Be wary who you share your secrets with, especially if they concern your love life.

cancer

June 22 to July 22

In 2012 sultry Pluto fires up your love life making this the ideal time to discuss future plans with your partner. You may decide to tie the knot or to rearrange your schedules in order to spend more time together. Mars is in your 3rd house creating a rather hectic and busy time, you’ll be taking several short distance trips. Your fitness peaks this year and by August cheeky Venus has you ready to flaunt the new you! In November you will be coming up with revolutionary ideas for your career.

leo

July 23 to August 23

virgo

August 24 to September 23

With Mars in your sign from January 1st until July 3rd you will have the need to make several fresh starts in your life. You are likely to be rather argumentative with loved ones and if you insist on being arrogant then you’ll be hard pressed getting anyone to agree with you. Popularity is the keyword for August and a cheeky smile and a few moments spent in conversation with a delightful friend or acquaintance will restore your perspective on life. Be careful when arguing.

libra

September 24 to Oct 23

2012 is a powerful time for gaining knowledge, so why not book a study course at your local TAFE or Uni? It is important that your opinions are heard by those who count so get ready to circulate, don’t let self-doubts dent your confidence. Mars in your 12th house for the first 6 months creates a lot of confusion in associations of all kinds, so to avoid misunderstandings be crystal clear in all you say! In July/August you’re irresistible and will be able to power ahead in whatever direction you choose.

scorpio

October 24 to Nov 22

The next six months is all about making the right connections and raising your public profile. 2012 is a very special year for Scorpios as Jupiter brings the chance to tie the knot with someone special. In February and April Uranus creates unexpected breakthroughs on the career front so use your initiative to make the most of these prospects. You’ll be forced to stand out and to make your mark on the professional world. In August dreams of romance get turned into reality with the help of lady luck so act positive.

sagittarius

Nov 23 to Dec 21

The cosmos during the next 6 months inspires some much needed change. Improvements at work or in business will create room for more individuality and advancement. A health kick gives you the boost you need to meet these demands. Differing financial views trigger an intense conversation in February/March, but it’s just what you need in order to gain perspective. Jupiter moves into your 7th house in June helping to take your relationship to the next level.

capricorn

Dec 22 to January 20

Gutsy Saturn challenges you to get into shape in 2012 – rarely have you felt so alive, affective and assertive. In February/March Neptune shines in your friendship house allowing those who have had silly squabbles to make up. Up until July 3rd the focus is on spiritual growth and overseas travel. This is the ideal time to sort out your priorities and to book that overseas trip you’ve been long thinking about. In October obstacles that have irritated you for some time on the career front can be resolved!

aquarius

January 21 to Feb 19

In February clever networking directs you towards an intriguing opportunity, even a new job full of lurks and perks. The spotlight until July is on lust and passion and your romantic life will sizzle. If you are single, a sporty type will set your heart racing. Children and younger people feature in August/ September, perhaps your best friend or a close family member is pregnant. Complex emotions are likely to raise their ugly head in November/December sending you on an inner journey.

pisces

February 20 to March 20

From January 1st to July 3rd Mars is in your 7th house, on the one hand this will bring you closer to your partner and loved ones, while on the other hand it could make you extremely angry at the behaviour of certain people. In February/March friends will help you ease through difficult patches. Mercury is Retrograde in July/August so expect things to be chaotic at work. September sees rewards for past efforts rolling in at work and those who work for female bosses will be doing extremely well.

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Diets! ARGHHH!

Have you tried them all and still overweight? Did you stick with your New Year’s Resolutions? Maybe you didn’t even bother making any? Do you get tired, especially after a meal, some foods don’t seem to agree with you?

Find out why! Did you know that your food can be causing you to gain weight or stopping you from losing weight, even if you have a healthy diet? We’re all individuals, so what is a healthy diet for one person may make someone else sick. You might often feel tired, or moody after a meal but not 100% sure what the culprit is. You may have even developed problems with your thyroid! At Informed Health Nutritional Wellbeing Centre we can give you answers you’ve been looking for. We will take into account all factors of weight loss including stress, hormones, allergies, thyroid, diet, exercise and lifestyle to get you the best results you’ve ever achieved. We are very thorough and we know that one size does not fit all. We help you to get to the bottom of it and work out which are the right foods for you. We also make sure it doesn’t just become another yo-yo diet, by not just giving you a diet and sending you on your way, but by educating you on how your body works, and using not only correct diet, with real food, but making you lose weight utilising your weight loss hormones.

We provide you with a personal plan taking into account your needs and helping you to fix those tummy troubles once and for all! By the time you’ve finished here with us, you’ll be an expert on how to eat to lose weight, while still enjoying the good things in life, the right foods for you. We don’t believe in cutting out everything you enjoy, we just teach you how to incorporate them into your diet so it doesn’t make you gain weight ever again. We provide heaps of great recipes, and all the support you need to be successful - to lose weight and keep it off. No matter what level you’re at, being a healthy weight is beneficial not only to looking and feeling great, but to keep you disease free, young, fit and healthy forever!

“With Fiona’s support, I’ve so far lost over 58kg in the past 8 months, every day getting closer to my goal weight. Fiona keeps a close eye on my progress and quickly makes changes to my program when they’re needed to make sure that I’m not hungry, bored, or craving sugar”. John Scerri, Cambridge Park, NSW, January 2012.

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The Lucky Sun shines brightly in your favour in February highlighting your career potential. Get set to apply for that promotion or project you’ve been eyeing for ages. Mars is in your financial house for the first six months therefore your ability to generate money will certainly be on the rise, however it is important that you keep control of your finances. In July a tiff with an older female family member will have you turning to a good friend for support. December will be a time of fun for you.

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Avoiding the development of kidney stones

Taking action

Staying Healthy Susan Garrad Q. Could you please give me some advice about avoiding kidney stones. I’ve just passed two stones and it was incredibly painful – an experience I never want to repeat. A. Kidney stones are formed in the kidneys from dietary minerals in the urine. 80 per cent of sufferers are men. Fortunately there is a lot you can do with your diet and lifestyle to avoid the development of further kidney stones: • Increase fluids to three litres per day (water primarily) • Avoid oxalates in foods – oxalates are found in rhubarb, spi nach, st rawber r ies, chocolate, wheat brain, nuts, beets, tea • Eat less animal protein • Eat less salt • Avoid ant ibiot ics where possible • Eat more calcium rich foods e.g. dair y products, almonds, salmon and sardines with bones Supplement with: • Vitamin B6 • Magnesium

Susan Garrad is our brand new health columnist for 2012, taking over from Sandra Cabot who we thank for her many years of service to the Weekender. Susan’s column will run in both our Penrith and Marrickville publications, meaning a combined circulation of around 90,000 each week. To ask Susan a question, email news@westernweekender.com.au and we’ll pass it on. Don’t be afraid... get those fingers typing!

If you need help with kidney stones make an appointment with Naturopath Susan Garrad at Women’s Health, Naturally, Summer Hill on 9798 9322. Visit www.womenshealthnaturally.com. au.

There’s no denying the fact that the last couple of years have been a challenging time for a lot of people across the globe, on an individual basis, and for large and small businesses alike. With my ear to the ground as a local resident and bank owner/manager I know that despite the green shoots breaking through, small businesses on the whole aren’t back to pre-GFC levels and still have some way to go. It’s a well known fact that to eliminate anxiety you need to take action about what ever it is troubling you. Your actions don’t have to be expensive or overly time-consuming; you just need to do something. Possible actions could include: • Finding out what projects are coming up in the local and wider area, and fi nd ways that your business can tap into them • Make sure you’re using social media effectively and if you’re not online then think about the ways that having a website or Facebook could build your business’s profi le. • Host a client function as a relationship builder or thank-you event or new product launch. Get your clients to “bring a friend”. These events needn’t be expensive. • Develop a fl yer (maybe with a special offer) and do a mail drop to businesses.

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Rev John Lavender Would a secure future change the way you look at life? Th is was the recent advertising slogan of a large fi nance company and you can see their logic. If your fi nancial future is secure this should positively change the way you think about life. But will it? Having confidence in superannuation and insurance policies (or health or education or employment policies) is good but will it provide the real security you need? None of these policies help us escape our ultimate reality, “the elephant in the room”; that death is the sad end for us all. You may’ve heard the famous quote from the American comedian, Woody Allen? “It’s not that I’m worried about death, it’s just that I don’t want to be there when it happens!” Death is something we simply rarely talk about. Compare this to what the Bible in the New Testament book of Hebrews, says about Jesus; “he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.” Th is is an extraordinary thing! Jesus’ death on the cross and his rising again, deals with our sin, guilt and shame for how we have treated God and how we have treated one another. When Jesus rose again he defeated death and removed the fear and hold that death has over us, so that even though you die physically, because of your confidence in Jesus, you will live on with him for eternity. Imagine how this secure future could change the way you think about life! What a great way to start the New Year by making this secure future yours by trusting Jesus and committing your life to him.

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and water every day. Pat your feet dry. Step #6. Cut your toenails correctly. Cut your toenails straight across the top, not curved at the sides, to prevent ingrown toenails. Step #7. Treat Athlete’s Foot (Fungal Infection). Athlete’s foot is more common in people who have diabetes, and it can cause problems. If you have athlete’s foot, wear a different pair of shoes every other day. Use over-thecounter fungal treatments and see your Podiatrist if unresolved. Step #8. Get proper treatment for thickened skin, calluses and corns. Many people with diabetes get thickened skin, calluses or corns over the bony spots on their feet. Don’t trim or cut these spots at home with razor blades or other sharp tools. Don’t use corn pads as they cause maceration of the skin and can lead to infections.

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lazy with all the little things, let’s focus on getting back on track with healthy feet. Step #1. Check your feet every day. Look at your feet very carefully every day to be sure you have no cuts, scrapes or blisters. Step #2. Wear the right shoes and socks. Don’t wear shoes that fit too tightly or pinch your feet. Choose thick cotton socks and well-cushioned shoes with plenty of room in the toes. Step #3. Have your Podiatrist check your feet regularly. See your Podiatrist regularly to be sure the effects of Diabetes are under control. Step #4. Treat cuts, scrapes and blisters. See your doctor or Podiatrist if a wound does not heal. If you get a small cut, scrape or blister on your foot, wash the area gently with salt water. Step #5. Keep your feet clean. Gently wash your feet with soap

Do something today! And really focus on how good you feel after making a positive choice. There are a lot of links with obesity and bad health to depression. So use t his opportunity to feel good and acknowledge it. Every time you conjure those positive feelings you get from making healthy choices, no matter how small, you burn in a bit deeper the drive to do them next time. Th ink about it, if you really want to achieve a goal, you make a decision and it helps you toward that goal and it makes you feel better at the same time! How hard is it going to be to make that decision again next time? So if you’re thinking you’re a big thing, Start with the small things and you’re on your way. Happy 2012.

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a champion 5km runner, we really want to lose 10 kg. Stay focused on the reason why you want the end goal. Then start doing small things that are consistent with your goal. Have a water instead of a soft drink sometimes, get up and change the channel instead of using the TV controller, or pick a day when you will walk the kids to school instead of driving two minutes around the block. Have a look at the government campaign out at the moment called ‘Swap It’. Their campaign is all about this great concept. Be a swapper not a whopper. I might have added that last line myself, but they should have. The main thing is be realistic but do something. Remember this: “the smallest deed beats the grandest intention”. So if you have this wonderful goal in your mind about how you will win the next body-shaping title or marathon and that’s all you have done so far, then the person who has gone out and walked to the letter box and back has progressed further than you towards their goal. In fact even the person who has just written out their goal has made more progress.

At this time of year it’s important to remind people w it h diabetes what steps should be taken to ensure good foot health and avoid complications. We will spend some time in upcoming articles explaining more about diabetes. However, as we move out of the festive season and possibly getting a bit

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Well it’s the new year and good to be back. How many of you are still keeping up the new year’s resolutions? I would guess a few people are shaking heads. Don’t panic, its not too late! January 1 is no different than any other day on your calendar. You can make a change today or any day just as easily but you need to ask yourself a few questions. Firstly – why do you want to do this resolution? Forget how for a minute, just concentrate on why. Why do you want to lose 10kgs? Be specific. How will you feel if you lose the weight? What will you do when you have lost the weight? How will your friends look at you at this new weight? Th is is a very important step that many people skip and that’s why the resolutions fail by January 2nd. Get as many reasons as possible. Another important point is don’t confuse the ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ if your goal is to lose 10kgs. Sometimes we jump to the question of how we’ll do it and our goal suddenly becomes I will run 5km every morning. Th is becomes confusing for your body to process. Its hard to get up at 6am in the morning to go for a 5km run when we don’t really want to become

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Detox diets can be very beneficial. However, rather then being a quick fi x for health problems or a way to lose weight, I think their best use is to reset your diet and reestablish some healthier habits. So often we can get stuck in a rut of eating too much junk food or drinking alcohol more often than we should, especially after the festive season. Slowly this diet becomes normal and a few months down the track we realise we feel terrible, have low energy and have piled on the weight. Detox diets can help kick start better eating and health habits as well as providing structure to help break bad habits. Choose a program wisely and

Getting it right The start of 2012 means another exciting year of catwalks, funky trends and fresh styles. But in the fashion world there is always a place for tradition (even if it is broken sometimes) and weddings are one of those occasions where straying from the dress traditions can mean you become the gossip of the night for all the wrong reasons. seek qualified advice. There are some extreme diets out there that recommend consuming very little or no food for a number of days. I advise against this – not only are many of these programs unproven, they are very hard to stick to and can be dangerous. I recommend following a straightforward, strict and healthy diet and avoiding cigarettes, alcohol, caffeine, sugar, junk food, fatty foods and animal products for a short time. You can also support your efforts with herbal medicines, exercise and supplements. Many of the medicines and supplements in detox kits are used to restore digestive health and support the liver. Good digestive health is seen by many as the basis of good health and immunity.

I love weddings. There is nothing better than spending a great day out, getting all dressed up, meeting new people and eating as much free food as you like. I am a very social person and love a good chat but what I like more than the social part of weddings is the fashion. I attended the wedding of a close friend last weekend. She made the perfect bride, the ceremony was beautiful and the reception was so much fun! But at one point in the day, in between shedding tears and eating from the lolly bar, I sat back and took in all the guests and their attire. There are always people that ‘get it right’, there are the ones that ‘get it wrong’ and there are those who you simply cant keep your eyes off. Here are my tips so you don’t become the fashion victim at the next weeding you attend. Staying close to the traditional dress code for a wedding can save you a lot of heartache later. 1. When choosing the right dress for the wedding, stay away from white. Remember the furor t hat erupted about Pippa Middleton’s dress at the royal wedding? The golden rule is stay away from the bride’s colour and it is a tradition that should be kept. 2. Every woman wants their day in white to be perfect so don’t go raining on their parade by trying to upstage them in the

WEDDING TIPS ■ STAY AWAY FROM WHITE AND OPT FOR BRIGHT COLOURS INSTEAD ■ INVEST IN A FASCINATOR FOR OUTDOOR CEREMONIES ■ AVOID A FULL LENGTH DRESS SO YOU’RE NOT MISTAKEN AS ONE OF THE BRIDAL PARTY

clothing department. A cocktail dress is much more stylish than going for a long length gown that competes with the bridal party. 3. It may not be the races but a fascinator is a great addition for any wedding outfit, especially if the ceremony is held out doors.

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Each new year I have plenty of customers come in to ask about ‘doing a detox’ to get the year off to a healthy start. Often people are confused about detoxification diets, but if you do it correctly there are many benefits you may experience including higher energy levels, weight loss and clearer skin. Detox is based on t he naturopathic belief that health problems come from the build up of toxins and an unhealthy digestive system. Th is can lead to a range of health problems, including digestive upsets, skin blemishes, allergies, bad breath and low energy levels. While there is a lot of hype around them, I do believe a detox

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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. Th is 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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Expressions of Interest above $4,500,000

An imposing family residence of more than generous proportions, lavishly decorated and equipped with every inclusion you could dream of. This is luxury living at its best offering a tri level resort style design positioned perfectly to take advantage of the sweeping valley view. Features include: *38.5 pristine acres *Tennis Court *2 Gazebos *6 Double sized bedrooms with built in wardrobes *8 Garages *7 Bathrooms *2 Kitchens *2 Gas fire places on main and lower level* Apartment style studio to top level *Ducted air conditioning *Under floor heating *16m custom designed self cleaning heated swimming pool with spa automatic cover *Cctv & BB security *Second 3 bedroom Cottage situated approximately 250m from the main residence.

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This beautifully presented 3 bedroom home has character and location all rolled into one. Overlooking the greens of the golf course, the covered entertaining deck and built in brick BBQ will make entertaining family and friends a delight. With a low maintenance back yard and close to the local shops and school and within minutes of public transport, this property is not to be missed. Call now for an inspection!!

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

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

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Packed with character this split level home is one for the entertainer. Offering convenient living within walking distance to schools, shops and public transport. Features include: • Three spacious bedrooms with built ins • Walk in wardrobe and ensuite to main bedroom • Separate study • Garage with internal access to • Separate lounge room • Separate dining room • Separate family room • Internal laundry • Private paved entertainment area • Currently leased Call and book your inspection today!!!!

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!!!

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If you’re looking for your dream block then look no further. Set back from the street and offering privacy and tranquility at its best. The block is fully fenced, has town water and a sealed driveway. There is a perfect building location overlooking a quaint little pond in the back corner complete with a rustic jetty. Call now to arrange your private inspection.

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VACANT LAND

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Location is the key as these blocks are in walking distance to all amenities and are priced to be sold. Lot 151 Dimensions are: Size: 605sqm Frontage: 19.305m Depth: 32.065m The last vacant block for sale at these prices sold almost overnight. Call today to book your viewing.

$749,000

NEW YEAR ... NEW PRICE!!! • Approximately 20 acres within 20 - 30 minutes of all major facilities. • Three bedroom home with great sized kitchen & living areas. • Reverse cycle air conditioning, external laundry ideal for living in fulltime or par time whilst you build your new home. • Large road frontage with dam, pump and irrigation throughout the property • Fully fenced with internal paddocks ideal for livestock or hobby farm • Currently used as a rental returning $470.00 per week. • Inspections by appointment only, call today.

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system air conditioning. Freshly painted throughout with new carpet, a flat low maintenance yard and all is nestled in a cul-de-sac moments from the river and the golf course. You will need to be quick!

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OďŹ&#x20AC;ers Over $549,950 Contemporary Fusion Of Designer Living Showcasing ultra-contemporary design is this stylish four bedroom family 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 stunning caesar stone gourmet kitchen to entertain your family and friends for many years to come. Upstairs there are

great size bedrooms, two walk-in robes plus two built-in robes and a media room and balcony with glorious mountain views ideal for those relaxing afternoons. 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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o/o $549,000 Leonay

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Land Size 633m2 approx

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Land Size 676m2 approx

• 4 Large bedrooms all with built-ins • Master bedroom with renovated ensuite + walk-in robe • Spacious upstairs study + r/c ducted air conditioning • Formal entry + sunken formal lounge room + huge formal dining • Centrally located kitchen + breakfast bar + dishwasher • Separate rump/family room + ample storage • Undercover entertaining area (gable roof) + fully landscaped gardens front/rear • Private courtyard + detached garage

• 4 bedrooms (master with ensuite and walk-in robe) double built ins to 3 plus study • Oversized lounge with views and raked ceilings, large dining plus rumpus room • 2 entertaining balconies, plus wind-out awning beside the pool • Country style kitchen with bay window, chef appliances, pantry and plenty of cupboards • Timber floors, chair rail panels, neutral and earthy tone feature walls and murals, ducted air and natural gas plus triple linen closet • Double garage with loft and under house storage • In ground salt water pool and easy care low maintenance rear yard • Easy access to the M4 motorway and close to schools and shops One of Leonay’s finest occupying a coveted position with a sensational aspect of the river and historic Glenleigh Estate, this is a true family favourite. This tri level treasure combines a unique layout with a mix of multiple indoor and outdoor living, for those wanting space or privacy there is room for the whole family to enjoy and relax. For your once in a lifetime opportunity call now to arrange a private viewing. Agent declares interest.

Situated in a popular location, this exceptional family home embraces classic modern elegance for relaxed living and entertaining. Offering stylish interiors and private rear garden with sun washed level lawns. Call today to book your exclusive inspection. By appointment only.

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Land Size 630m2 approx • 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 + inground pool (solar heating) + spacious garden shed • Huge double carport + front courtyard + fully landscaped gardens

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Land Size 556m2 approx • 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

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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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OPEN HOUSE: Saturday 12.00-12.40pm 24 Robinson Road

Property Management 10/86 Henry St, Penrith 4722 2626

o/o $419,000 South Penrith

• 4 great size bedrooms all with built-ins • Master bedroom with ensuite and walk-in robe • Formal lounge & dining + r/c ducted air conditioning • Renovated kitchen + dishwasher + meals area • Large family room + internal laundry + 3rd toilet • Undercover entertainment area + single garage + remote door • Fully landscaped gardens + large rear yard Set on the high side of the street, this stylish family home offers spacious interiors and private rear garden with a northerly aspect. Only minutes to shops, transport and schools makes this property a complete package. Please don’t delay book your exclusive inspection today.

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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.

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Land Size 279m2 approx • 3 bedrooms all with built ins ensuite access to the main • Fresh neutral tones with 12 month old carpet • Timber kitchen with large lounge room • Rear deck with mountain views • Good size fully fenced rear yard • Single lock up garage with internal access • Currently tenanted (week to week lease) at $380 p.w.

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Emu Plains 281 Great Western Hwy, Emu Plains 4735 6600

An ideal opportunity for market new comers or astute investors. Beyond the facade for this generous attached home lies an unexpectedly spacious and cleverly designed floor plan with dual living areas, and two bathrooms. Inspect sooner rather than later.

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dwelling 1: • 4 bedrooms - 2 with built-ins • ensuite + study + utility room + storage room • large rumpus room + meals & lounge • large timber decking • huge carport + inground pool • sizeable store room + undercover shedding dwelling 2: • 4 bedrooms - 3 with built-ins • study + internal laundry • renovated kitchen + meals area • large lounge room + ceilings fans • full length veranda + steel frame home What a fantastic opportunity to purchase 2 large family homes on 14810 m2 approx. of arable land. These two large homes are in fabulous condition with a leafy and peaceful outlook, that all the family will enjoy and love. This property has so much potential, for the market gardener, possible adjustments and so much more. Call today to book your exclusive inspection.

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Set on a massive 1124 m2 approx block with wonderfully landscaped gardens that are complemented by a heated in-ground pool and spacious undercover entertainment area. Nestled in a sought after and secluded area of Blue Hills, giving you easy access and egress. This property is ALL about lifestyle. Call today to book your exclusive appointment.

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• Three huge bedrooms all with built ins • Master bedroom with ensuite • Undercover entertaining area • Natural Gas • Landscaped Gardens • Plantation Shutters & Security Shutters with key locks to all windows • Oversized single garage with extra storage space & remote door • Fantastic open plan kitchen/dining with an abundance of cupboard space Tucked away in one of Emu Plains most popular streets is this outstanding four years young O/55’s villa built by one of Penrith’s most respected builders Unicus Homes. With a host of first class inclusions the home has been designed to offer very generous indoor/outdoor living with a contemporary finish. Positioned to offer a low maintenance lifestyle and only a short stroll to the Nepean River & Lennox Shopping Centre this is a wonderful opportunity to start the next phase of your life. Call today to book your exclusive viewing.

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• 4 bedrooms, 3 with built ins + ensuite to the main + study nook • Surprisingly spacious formal and casual areas • Stunning entertainers kitchen + stone bench tops + smeg 6 burner gas oven + glass splashback + oversized island bench/ breakfast bar • Renovated bathroom + ensuite, ducted air conditioning, log fire place vaulted ceiling and downlights throughout • Inground salt water pool with water feature + large undercover alfresco area + oversized garden shed all within the very private fully fenced back yard. • Ample off street parking with dual drive way and gate access to the carport Nestled in a quiet cul - de- sac this fabulous family home displays a sleek contemporary fusion of creative design, refined features and seamless in / out door living. Be sure to put this one at the top of your shopping list.

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• 6 double bedrooms all with built-ins • Master bedroom with large ensuite (spa bath) + parents retreat + walk-in robe + glorious views overlooking the picturesque Penrith golf course • Formal entry + large separate study + formal dining • Stylish kitchen + island bench + ILVE (stainless steel) natural gas oven & cooktop + smeg dishwasher • Large meals area off kitchen + family room + theatre room + r/c ducted + 9 foot ceilings + ornate cornices • Downstairs powder room + brush box timber flooring + timber venetian throughout • Double garage + remote + drive thru access + double driveway • Solar heated in-ground swimming pool + huge under cover entertainment area + fully landscaped gardens • Fabulous location + quite cul-de-sac location + huge 1124 m2 approx block

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Cranebrook 14 Mahogany Close 8 CAR ACCOMMODATION, DUCTED AIR CONDITIONING PLUS ALARM

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

South Penrith LARGE BLOCK

Sale Offers Over $219,950 View Saturday 10.00-10.30am Mitchell Sheens 4732 3333 raywhitenepean.com

Sale $369,000 View By Appointment Matthew Gobbo 4732 3333 raywhitenepean.com

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.

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This lovely 3 bedroom cottage is located in the very popular South Penrith location, situated on a large 715m2 block (approx). High set freestanding cottage ideally located features open plan lounge and dining, sunny backyard. Very liveable as is, currently tenanted with enormous potential for renovation or possible re-development for a duplex or for a large freestanding home (subject to council approval). Close to schools, Southlands shopping centre and public transport Facilities

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Sale $329,950 View Saturday 11.00-11.30am Mitchell Sheens 4732 3333 raywhitepenrith.com

O HO PE US N E 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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Cranebrook 4 Pendock Road COUNCIL APPROVED SALON - OWN ENTRANCE

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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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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 53 Wardell Drive SUPER LOCATION GLORIOUS SOUTH PENRITH

Glenmore Park 11 Magpie Place NOTHING TO DO

Waterside VACANT LAND - WATER ON TWO SIDES

Sale $319,950 View Saturday 11.00-11.30am Matthew Gobbo 4732 3333 raywhitepenrith.com

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Could be this spacious 3 bedroom clad cottage. Located close to schools, shops & transport it offers 3 roomy bedrooms. Renovated kitchen and modern bathroom. Roomy block with generous backyard plus single garage. It won’t last so be first.

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.

Cambridge Park

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South Penrith

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

Glenmore Park

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Exceptional position in the waterside estate backing directly onto the water and on two sides. This block has only one neighbour and enjoys great water views. The block has been sited for a 32sq Rawson home with 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 living areas, plus home theatre & double garage – or design your own home. Rare opportunity.

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OFFERS OVER $469,000

LOW INTEREST RATES PLUS $575 P.W = GREAT INVESTMENT

This stylish family home is situated in one of South Penrith’s very best locations. Upstairs contains a stunning near new kitchen, two near new bathrooms, three bedrooms, three entertaining decks and a spacious lounge/dining area. Downstairs features a separate entry, kitchenette, bathroom, large living area and bedroom, perfect for a teenage retreat or accommodation for visitors. With added extras such as air-conditioning and a large backyard with in-ground pool and covered entertaining area this home is a walk up start for the property investor. The excellent tenants would love to stay on paying $575 per week (lease expiring in May 2012).

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OPEN HOUSE Sat 14th 12.00 to 12.40pm 7 Meehan Avenue

WERRINGTON COUNTY

$429,000

PRIME POSITION

Situated in a prime location in Werrington County, this family home offers convenience, comfort and a peaceful environment that you have been longing for. Boasting four bedrooms with built ins to all, modern kitchen and bathrooms, single garage and ducted air conditioning. With a great size yard, a large entertaining area with absolutely not much else to do, this is an opportunity not to be missed. Call now before it’s too late.

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BEST HOUSE IN THE BEST STREET!

This seven year old home is one to be seen. It features four double bedrooms, ensuite to master, high ceilings, large lounge room, dining and family room (with pool table), upstairs rumpus and ducted air conditioning. So add the double garage and the side access, this unique home is one to be seen.

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CLOSE TO CBD – 701 SQ METRES

Trying to find a good block with four bedrooms and two living areas then don't hesitate. This wonderful home has four great sized bedrooms, two separate living or lounge rooms, a large kitchen and dining area. This home also comes with split system air conditioning. The home is carpeted in the bedrooms and polished timber floors and tiles in the kitchen and is brick veneer.

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A four bedroom for the price of three- that's great value! Located in a quiet cul-de-sac in popular Claremont Meadows, this is a must to inspect. Featuring an undercover entertaining area, single lock up garage (currently being used as a rumpus room) and with a good yard for the kids, it’s hard to ignore.

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HASTA LA VISTA LANDLORD

Why rent? Come home to this three bedroom townhouse in a convenient spot close to amenities. 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. All this and so much more.

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A great opportunity for the first home buyer, investor or business owner to secure a property in this popular part of town. The residence comprises four bedrooms with a built in to the main, a separate lounge and dining area and the comfort of split system air conditioning. The 580+ sqm block also accommodates a single garage and enjoys a fenced front and rear yard. With ample opportunity for improvement, this great opportunity that deserves your immediate attention.

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Enjoying a commanding street position that enjoys a peaceful mountain vista is this established residence that’s positioned on over 4.5acres. The land has been improved by a brick and tile residence that is spacious with much potential to let your imagination run wild. The floor plan comprises four bedrooms with built in robes, there are two spacious living areas, a meals area off the cooking quarters and there is a huge horse stable that would suit the horse enthusiast and the comfort of air conditioning. Additional features include a double garage with workshop space, an internal laundry and a location that offers easy access to the motorway and Penrith.

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PENRITH

1500 SQUARE METRE OF PARADISE

SOLID STARTER FOR AN ASTUTE INVESTOR

$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.

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Located just a short stroll to shops, Nepean hospital, transport and amenities this large villa in a quiet complex of three is rare as hens teeth. Featuring three bedrooms- main with ensuite, lounge and dining areas, courtyard and a double garage with third parking spot you simply won’t believe the value so call now for your inspection.

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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4722 5000 4735 2121

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ACCESSIBLE ACREAGE

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This Quality block of land offers you many options! Set in a new development opposite a park the block comes with approved DA and building certificate for a 551.36 square metre single level home, so with any amount of options you should call now to discuss and view the plans and land potential with all the hard work done.

ORCHARD HILLS

Emu Plains 91 Great Western Hwy Emu Plains NSW 2750

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D.A APPROVED FOR AN ALLWORTH HOME

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

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OPEN HOUSE Sat 14th 2.00 to 2.40pm 11 Lakewood Terrace

GLENMORE PARK

OFFERS OVER $699,000

TRI-LEVEL ON NATURES DOORSTEP

Featuring four large bedrooms plus Study, main bedroom with his & hers walk-in robes, three bathrooms and multiple living areas to stretch out. This light filled home also boasts large balconies all enjoying a northerly aspect with views overlooking the wetlands in a quiet cul de sac within a short stroll to the nearby café. With added features such as alarm, ducted air-conditioning and vacuum, undercover entertaining area, freshly painted and landscaped gardens.

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OFFERS OVER $579,950

QUALITY HOME IN PRIME LOCATION

Positioned amongst other quality homes close to the Northern Road is this sizeable property. The four bedrooms are a good size and all have built in's with the main having a walk in robe and ensuite. The formal lounge and dining area are accompanied by a large kitchen that overlooks the family and rumpus areas. Other features are ducted air-conditioning a double garage, in ground solar heated pool and a yard for the kids to play. Also including 1.5kw solar panelling, built in natural gas BBQ under the huge entertaining area and ducted vacuum.

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VACANT LAND - 911SQM (APPROX)

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GLENMORE PARK

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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MASTERTON MAGIC!

GLENMORE PARK SURPRISE SUMMER PACKAGE

No need to leave home this summer when you inspect this three bedroom home and discover the hidden extras. The salt water in ground pool compliments the undercover entertaining area. All bedrooms have built ins and the main has ceiling fan and two way bathroom access. The lounge and dining area has split system air-conditioning and compliments the kitchen/family area. With drive thru single garage, a quiet cul de sac location and close to nature reserve your life is about to change.

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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. The open plan interior has the right mixture of both formal and casual living. This leads to the outdoor undercover entertaining area where you can relax while the kids play in the low maintenance, landscaped yard.

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DOWNSIZE WITHOUT COMPROMISE!

A fully detached four bedroom villa! Perfectly positioned at the rear of one of Glenmore Parks best complexes this villa offers privacy space and comfort. All four bedrooms enjoy built-in wardrobes, the main with a walk-in robe and ensuite, there is a double garage with automatic door, an alarm, split system air-conditioning, large open lounge and dining areas.

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LARGE ARCHITECT DESIGN

Architecturally designed with all four 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 in the triple garage and other features are air-conditioning, ducted vacuum, laundry chute, foxtel to bedrooms, three phase power, windows where needed child care approved.

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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

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You will be disappointed if you miss out on inspecting this large four bedroom home. 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.

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Enjoying a lovely open plan layout featuring semi-formal and casual areas along with four over-sized bedrooms, all with builtin'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.

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CRANEBROOK

OFFERS OVER $380,000

DOUBLE GARAGE PLUS 720SQM BLOCK!

If you’re really particular about the area you wish to live in and want a property that reflects your good taste, then this is it. Boasting three bedrooms with two built-in’s, large renovated kitchen, three way bathroom, large lounge room, and separate dining off kitchen. Internal access to a large double garage with drive through access which leads to a large 720sqm fully fenced block, and undercover entertaining area for those social gatherings. Properties like this don’t come around often in a popular pocket with breathtaking mountain views this is sure to impress.

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CRANEBROOK (WATERSIDE)

OFFERS OVER $549,950

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

$499,000

WHEN SIZE AND FINISH COUNTS IN NORTH CRANEBROOK

Looking for the four bedroom home that is the complete package? Well stop looking as this home located in North Cranebrook is waiting for you. With built-in robes to three of the bedrooms, main bedroom with ensuite and walk-in robe this is a must see. This home comes with formal lounge and dining and separate family kitchen area. With an undercover entertaining area or bbq area this will host many large family events. You might believe this is all but no, there is a double garage, separate study plus a separate family room upstairs to avail of some further privacy.

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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!

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

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7 Great Western Highway Valley Heights NSW 2777

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Glenmore Park Penrith 30 Mulgoa Road Regentville NSW 2745

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OFFERS OVER $419,950

FOUR YEARS YOUNG!

Perfectly suited to either the astute investor or those wanting modern, low maintenance type living, this spacious three bedroom home is a rare find in the prestigious suburb of Leonay. Positioned in a cul de sac with walking distance to the river and golf course, its many features include large ensuite to main, built in's to all rooms, open plan lounge and dining, with the stunning kitchen the centrepiece of the home. Complete with a single garage with internal access, split system air conditioning and an undercover entertaining area overlooking the easy care yard. Call today for your private inspection!

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LEONAY

OFFERS OVER $419,000

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 ½ carport attached to house. This immaculately presented home is ready to move in today why delay. Call today to book a private inspection.

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EMU PLAINS

OFFERS OVER $379,950

PEDESTRIANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S PARADISE

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.

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OFFERS OVER $719,950

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Larger than it looks from the street, this property offers a host of features that will please you at every turn. The four bedroom floor plan is complimented by two living areas, a formal dining room and there is an ensuite to the main bedroom. Split system air conditioning controls comfort, there is the advantage of an internal laundry and an oversized garage. Entertaining will be a breeze with the large covered timber deck with enough grassed yard for the kids and pets to play. Call now to book an appointment or watch for open home times.

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OFFERS OVER $425,000

NEPEAN STREET

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.

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EMU PLAINS

OFFERS OVER $795,000

The home enjoys ducted air conditioning, a dual sided natural gas fire place and the security of an alarm and CCTV cameras. The kids and teens will appreciate their own space provided by matching retreats that can be accessed from two of the four bedrooms. Entertain lavishly under the covered entertaining area that overlooks the in ground pool.

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OFFERS OVER $329,950

Complete with ducted air conditioning, wonderfully high ceilings and modern inclusions throughout - you'll just love coming home. Other features include, built in robes, remote single garage with internal access, and an easy care yard. With a bus stop out the front and the security of electric gates.

EMU PLAINS

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The building envelope is mostly cleared, elevated and shares glorious views of the River and surrounding greenery. The remainder of the block enjoys a natural landscape and offers an opportunity to create a lifestyle of recreation seldom seen in Emu Heights.

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EMU PLAINS

$619,950

Expertly transformed into a modern day masterpiece this home will please the most fastidious buyer. The single story floor plan combines generous servings of living space with four bedrooms and the advantage of a study/ office. The home enjoys the comfort of ducted air conditioning throughout and a solar heated sparkling in ground pool for the warmer weather. Additional features include a double garage, side access, a grassed yard, covered entertaining area and a 2kw solar system. Call today to book a private inspection.

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OFFERS OVER $649,950

WHY SETTLE FOR SECOND BEST!

Positioned on the Golden Triangle with a short stroll to the river, this recently renovated five bedroom home, offers not only size but quality. Featuring three bathrooms, three living areas, ducted air conditioning, tandem garage and a stunning kitchen. Call today to book an inspection!

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

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429 High Street Penrith NSW 2750

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OFFERS OVER $429,950

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Over the years the home has grown in size and now enjoys a spacious rumpus room and second bathroom. Air conditioning ensures year round comfort; the main bathroom has been renovated and there is the opportunity to create a study or fourth bedroom. The backyard accommodates the garage.

Emu Plains

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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 and internal access to the double garage.

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Mulgoa $389,000 Comanding Position

Cambridge Park Nearing Completion Th ree bedrooms upstairs, main with ensuite, bathroom, storage and split system air conditioning. Downstairs has a 4th bedroom, living, dining & kitchen with stainless steel appliances and Ceasar stone bench

tops. Tiled living areas, split system air conditioning and internal access to the double garage completes the picture. Outside, the landscaped gardens & veranda with down lights compliments the inside.

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Are you looking for that perfect fi rst 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 • Brand new three way bathroom featuring top of the line dual showerheads (complete with heat

$ 479,000

indicating LED lighting) and dual basins • Sparkling inground pool perfect for those hot summer days (fenced and landscaped with paved area and established shrubbery) • Stencilcreted bbq area for entertaining • Completely lockable under home storage with lighting • Oversized single garage You won’t fi nd better in this market, so call now!

Contact Forge Real Estate Penrith on 4731 4229 www.forgerealestate.com.au

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EMU PLAINS

50 Hilda Street

Jim Aitken Glenbrook

Sat 12.00-12.40pm

14 Grey Street

Jim Aitken Emu Plains

Sat 1.00-1.40pm

294 Railway Parade

Jim Aitken Glenbrook

Sat 1.00-1.40pm

2 Kathleen Street

Jim Aitken Emu Plains

Sat 12.00-12.40pm

44 Maraket Avenue

Jim Aitken Glenbrook

Sat 2.00-2.40pm

5 Toorak Crescent

Dukes Estate Agents

AGNES BANKS Sat 1.00-1.40pm

Lot 13, 2-20 Brooks Lane

FAULCONBRIDGE

Jim Aitken Cranebrook

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7 Jarrah Place

Sat 11.00-11.30am

41 Barlow Street

Sat 12.00-12.30pm

17 Balmoral Dr

Ray White Penrith

Sat 1.00-1.40pm

42 Barlow Street

Sat 2.00-2.30pm

1/65 Barry St

Michael Ball Realty

Sat 10.00-10.40am

17b Cornell Street

Jim Aitken Emu Plains

Sat 2.00-2.30pm

2/65 Barry St

Michael Ball Realty

Sat 10.00-10.40am

31 The Upper Sanctuary Dve

Jim Aitken Emu Plains

Sat 10.00-10.40am

17a Cornell Street

Jim Aitken Emu Plains

Jim Aitken Cranebrook

Sat 10.00-10.40am

100 The Sanctuary Drive

Jim Aitken Emu Plains

Ray White Penrith

Sat 11.00-11.40am

48 Parklands Avenue

Jim Aitken Emu Plains

Sat 1.00-1.40pm

182 River Road

Jim Aitken Emu Plains

Sat 11.00-11.40am

24 Marrett Way

Sat 12.00-12.30pm

14 Mahogany Close

Sat 12.00-12.40pm

49 Stilt Avenue

Jim Aitken Cranebrook

Sat 12.00-12.40pm

29 Guillemot Street

Jim Aitken Cranebrook

Sat 12.00-12.40pm

24 Robinson Road

Sat 1.00-1.30pm

4 Pendock Road

Ray White Penrith

Sat 3.00-3.30pm

50a Church Lane

Michael Ball Realty

Dukes Estate Agents

EMU HEIGHTS 18 Inkerman Road

Sat 11.00-11.40am

2/44 Brougham Street

Jim Aitken Emu Plains

EMU PLAINS

5 Jamison Road

GLENMORE PARK Sat 11.00-11.40am

16 Lehmann Avenue

Jim Aitken Glenmore Park

Sat 11.00-11.40am

15 Talara Avenue

Jim Aitken Glenmore Park

Sat 1.00-1.40pm

113 Ridgetop Drive

Jim Aitken Glenmore Park

Sat 12.00-12.30pm

11 Magpie Place

Sat 2.00-2.40pm

11 Lakewood Terrace

Sun 12.00-12.40pm 35 Nindi Crescent Jim Aitken Emu Plains

Ray White Penrith

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CRANEBROOK

Sat 12.00-12.40pm

Sat 11.00-11.30am

Sun 1.00-1.40pm

Chartered Accountants

Ray White Penrith

Sat 11.00-11.40am

108 Castlereagh Street

Jim Aitken Penrith

Sat 12.00-12.40pm

7/79-81 Union Road

Jim Aitken Penrith

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32 Wardell Drive

Jim Aitken Penrith

Sat 11.00-11.30am

31 Sunset Ave

Michael Ball Realty

Sat 11.00-11.40am

81 Hilliger Road

Sat 11.00-11.40am

1/17 Lowanna Drive

Jim Aitken Penrith Dukes Estate Agents

Sat 12.00-12.40pm

12 Christie Street

Sat 1.00-1.30pm

53 Wardell Drive

Jim Aitken Penrith Ray White Penrith

Sat 1.00-1.40pm

3 Bowes Avenue

Jim Aitken Penrith

Sat 11.00-11.40am

52 Florey Crescent

Jim Aitken Springwood

Sat 1.00-1.40pm

1/10a Paterson Road

Jim Aitken Springwood

Sat 10.00.10-30am

51 Alpine Circuit

Sat 10.00-10.40am

17 Mamre Road

SPRINGWOOD

ST CLAIR Michael Ball Realty

ST MARYS Jim Aitken Penrith

WERRINGTON COUNTY

Ray White Penrith

Sat 10.00-10.30am

6 Bunce Place

Ray White Penrith

Jim Aitken Glenmore Park

Sat 12.00-12.40pm

7 Meehan Avenue

Jim Aitken Penrith

Sat 2.00-2.40pm

39 Shakespeare Drive

WINMALEE

Jim Aitken Glenmore Park

35 Sunningdale Drive Jim Aitken Glenmore Park

ROSS FOWLER & CO

18/334 Woodstock Ave

PENRITH

Jim Aitken Springwood

KINGSWOOD Michael Ball Realty

Sat 10.00-10.30am

11 Tindale St Penrith

4722 3066

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roduction Automotive are proud to be the fi rst ever business in Penrith Valley to be awarded the Female Friendly Accreditation. Owner Melinda Leyshon said the accreditation, awarded some years ago, was “a wonderful acknowledgement of our commitment to treating all customers – whether male or female – with common courtesy and respect”. As a business that is highly recommended by women to other women, it provides customers with the confidence that they won’t

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or 10 years, Penrith Mechanical Repairs has been providing top quality vehicle service and repairs to the local community. As trends continue to emerge in the automotive industry, Penrith Mechanical Repairs has kept at the forefront of the game, and is now one of the top providers of LPG conversions. Along with reducing the exhaust emissions your car puts out into the environment, the advantage of using LPG as a motor fuel is the potential fi nancial savings. Penrith Mechanical Repairs also handles blue slips and pink slips. They are located at 2/25 Phillip Street, Kingswood.

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Greg Jones in action at the Tiebreak Shootout in December.

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1st Grade: Batting fi rst at Hurstville Oval, Penrith scored 8 for 259 off their 50 overs. Kevin Geyer 98 not out in a very aggressive display and Ryan Gibson with 39 were the top scorers. St George replied with 8 for 258 in a very exciting fi nish, left arm spinner Pat Jackson with 3 for 61 was outstanding. 2nd Grade: Penrith batted fi rst in a 20 over match at Howell Oval. Penrith scored 6 for 128. In reply St George scored 5 for 131. 3rd Grade: Penrith batting fi rst were very aggressive scoring 7 for 173 off 20 overs. Jarah Ferris Smith with 48 and Matthew Cummins with 43 were outstanding. St George in reply scored 9 for 167.

Lorraine Pozza behind the favourite Miami Dream over the last lap then finished too well to win nicely. By far the best run on the night was put up in race four by Eternal Glory ($3.50) David Morris. After starting from the second row David moved quickly around the field with a lap to go and sprinted away to win easily in fast time. Th is completed a driving double for David after winning the third on favourite Flying High ($2.20). Race one went to outsider My Mums a Dinosaur ($12.80) Gary Henman who went to the lead early and was never headed. Race two proved a lucky win for Yes Hezanoperator ($4.40) Vince Langdon who had charmed run on the rails and just beat High Five Mozza who had a hard run out wide. A couple of nice three year olds provided the quinella in race six. These were Miss Zo Zo and Obahma Joy.

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