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Nobody to blame No closure for parents following inquest into tragic death CASSANDRA O CONNOR

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rustrated and upset, the Costa family’s search for closure remains unsettled following the unexpected death of their daughter Chanel, 4, in 2008. The fi ndings of a coronial inquiry into the circumstances of her death, held at Glebe Coroner’s Court this week, have given the family little understanding as many questions surrounding the treatment and state of NSW’s health system remain unanswered. “We expected so much more… the coroner, Carmel Forbes, had the power to change the NSW health system but she didn’t. The health system failed us and now the legal system has too,” explained dismayed father, Steve Costa. Th ree medical specialists asked to review the case suggested that Chanel may have had Reye’s syndrome, which has no known cause but commonly occurs in five to 14-year-olds with symptoms of rapid deterioration of the liver and brain. In her fi ndings presented to the court on Monday, Ms Forbes said: “Chanel’s death has been treated very seriously… in all the circumstances, I am of the view the management of Chanel’s condition could not be criticised or said to have caused her rapid cerebral oedema [swelling on the brain]”. But recounting the dreadful days of July 2008, Mr Costa said he did not understand how the coroner could fi nd no fault with the treatment given to Chanel. In the early hours of July 15, 2008, concerned parents, Steve and Angela, took their daughter to the emergency ward of Nepean Hospital seeking treatment for symptoms she developed during the night – a high temperature and vomiting. She had been to the doctors three times in the past week and had been given antibiotics. But upon arrival at the local hospital, the family had to wait 1.5 hours before Chanel was looked at. “Th is has not been a major issue,” ruled Ms Forbes, citing that since 2008 emergency wait times at the hospital have signifi cantly decreased. Continues on page 3

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Body in the bush Bushwalkers make gruesome discovery KATHERINE TWEED

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olice are attempting to solve a major mystery after remains believed to be human were discovered by bushwalkers in Londonderry. Shortly after 1.30pm on Friday, March 16, police were called to bushland near the corner of Devlin and Fire Trail Roads following the gruesome discovery.

The skeletal remains are thought to be human and police say it is possible the remains have been out in the bushland for at least six months. Local police and forensic officers have been on the scene since last weekend conducting a wider search of the area. Police say it is likely they will continue to search the area for at least 10 days due to the size and conditions surrounding the scene. “It is laborsome, dirty work,” said Grant Healey from Penrith Police.

“The officers must sift through the undergrowth, putting everything into buckets to make sure that nothing has been missed. “We are confronted by bushland and other elements. In addition to this, the scene is quite large because it appears that animals have moved the remains around the area.” Police say more evidence is being found each day, and the skeletal remains are being examined by specialists.

But the main concern for the Costa family was the “hands off approach” by staff once a decision was made to transfer Chanel to a specialist children’s hospital after her condition deteriorated and she began suff ering from seizures. “When the on call paediatrician visited Chanel he ordered a serum ammonia test that can detect syndromes like Reye’s but the test was cancelled and he never visited Chanel to do a follow-up,” Mr Costa said. At 8.50am that morning, the Newborn and paediatric Emergency Transport Service (NETS) was called to take Chanel to Westmead Children’s Hospital. Mr Costa said his family was distraught that no NETS vehicle was available and there were signifi cant delays. They were also told that there were no beds at Westmead, forcing Chanel to be taken to the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. “It was not until 10am that a NETS vehicle was dispatched for Chanel because there is only one team working at a time and the morning team was all the way in Wagga,” Mr Costa said. “NETS only had five vehicles, which was later increased to six, and the court found that the service cannot be criticised? They were understaff ed and still are. “And I am disgusted that the coroner said there were no beds available at Westmead – there were two available that day [though they were not informed of this at the time] and the registrar has documents to prove it.” When Chanel was fi nally transferred to Randwick it was too late – in the transport vehicle her condition took a turn for the worse. When she arrived at the hospital she was rushed into intensive care for surgery to reduce rising intracranial pressure, but on the operating table she slipped into a coma and never recovered. Four-year-old Chanel passed away on July 18, 2008. After the court decision was announced, Mrs Costa said her world had fallen apart. “I lost my daughter, I lost my home, I lost my marriage, I lost everything,” she said. Mr Costa added: “Nothing is diff erent to when we started three and a half years ago on this journey. All I can say to the parents of Australia is don’t waste your time. Go straight to Randwick or Westmead. “Our daughter may still be here today had we made that decision ourselves, especially when NETS said to my wife in the ambulance, ‘you should have gone straight to Westmead’.” Hoping that Chanel’s death may still somehow make a change to the health system so no other family has to endure the same trauma, Mr Costa is calling for additional funding for Nepean Hospital. “The court doesn’t want to open this can of worms but we will keep fighting – we are determined,” he said.

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horpie couldn’t do it, Nick D’Arcy somehow did and Willie Mason might. There’s nothing like a great sporting comeback. The comeback, whether it be in an 80 minute game of footy or the defi nitive fi nal chapter of a career, is a huge part of what makes sport so great. For a sports junkie like myself, so many great comebacks are etched in my mind, whether I saw them live, watched them on television or simply read about them in history books. Locally, most revolve around rugby league, and the two most obvious are Penrith’s rise from last in 2001 to NRL premiers just two years later, and the remarkable win over Wests Tigers in 2000 despite being down 31-8 with around 20 minutes to play. Overseas, and I can remember watching the NBA game in 2009 when Chicago led Sacramento 79-44 in the third quarter, only to surrender the game and lose. Still on basketball, and the return to the court of its greatest ever player, Michael Jordan, following a 17 month absence saw Chicago win another three titles. An absolutely legendary comeback. In the tennis world, what about Martina Hingis? Forced into retirement at 23 due to injuries, she would return at 26 to win three individual tournaments and the Australian Open mixed crown. From Muhammed Ali to Steve Waugh and countless others, the ‘comeback’ defi nes sport just as much as the fi nal result. And so to the current batch of comebacks, and we start with the Thorpedo. His emotional press conference following his failure to make the 200 metres semi fi nal was hard to watch without getting a little emotional yourself. Here was a man who we had all admired at Olympic and Commonwealth Games. We’re not used to seeing Thorpie fail, but fail he did – and spectacularly. It’s got to be diffi cult to be in your late 20’s and have to confront the harsh reality that the career you have strived

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so hard for is all but over. So many people whinge and moan about sports stars and the money they earn. But when you get a glimpse into the remarkable sacrifi ces they make, and how quickly it is taken away from them, you begin to realise that begrudging them is just plain wrong. I will never forget growing up, watching Ian Thorpe create history. One can only hope that he is remembered for his sensational achievements in the pool, and not for his failed comeback. Onto Nick D’Arcy and this bloke simply shouldn’t be in the pool at all. D’Arcy assaulted former Commonwealth Games triple gold medalist Simon Cowley, and was subsequently given a suspended sentence and ordered to pay $180,000 in damages. He hasn’t paid a cent to Cowley, because, shock, horror, he has declared himself bankrupt. D’Arcy was dropped from the 2008 Olympic team and the 2009 World Championships. He’s back in 2012 and we’re expected to cheer him on in the swimming pool. Now, I realise many will say he’s served his time, and he deserves to be given every chance to continue on in his career. I disagree. I’m a fi rm believer in that if you’re stupid enough to waste your talent, and throw it away by assaulting people and bringing your sport and country into disrepute, that you shouldn’t be wearing the Aussie colours. Some would say that D’Arcy’s comeback is indeed something special, given he has been to hell and back. But he sent himself down that path, and this is a comeback that I not only won’t be cheering, but I won’t be watching. And fi nally, onto Willie Mason. What are the Wests Tigers thinking? Mason was a menace while he was in the NRL, was involved in countless controversies and is at the end of his career. Another wasted talent, Mason could have gone down as one of the greats but instead is remembered by most footy fans as a pest. I’m glad the rumoured Sydney club he’s coming to is not Penrith, and can only call on the Tigers to focus on their young talent, and the kids of Campbelltown and Balmain. Th is is one comeback story not worth taking part in.

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wo men were killed instantly when their white Holden SS Commodore collided with a Rural Fire Service truck on the Northern Road, Llandilo, last Friday evening. Emergency services were called to the scene of the horrifi c accident at approximately 6.30pm to fi nd the car

wedged beneath the front of the Wallacia RFS truck in a head-on collision. The car’s two passengers, a 36-year-old male and a 51-year-old male died at the scene and the driver of the RFS truck was taken to Nepean Hospital for observation but did not suff er any signifi cant injuries. Police were on scene late into the night and are preparing a report for the coroner, while the Northern Road was closed for several hours. It was raining heavily at the time of

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Log Cabin holds great memories Very sad to see the Cabin like this (Tears in the ashes, Western Weekender March 16). I certainly admire Ross Sinclair for his positive attitude and glad the fl ag has survived. I look forward to seeing what the future brings for the Log Cabin but will always cherish time spent at the original Cabin. Rosie Miller, via Facebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Very sad images for the people of Penrith. Let’s hope this icon of our area can reopen and retain some of its original charm. Stefan Hofmann, via Facebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Bob Carr! Who would ever have thought of it that an ex-Premier of NSW would be appointed to the Senate, and to take on the Foreign Aff airs portfolio. A few hours in politics is a long time and great decisions can be made with long lasting consequences. It is a certainty that she who is PM and who vacates the House of Reps when the questioning gets too hot will not lead the ALP to the next election. The ALP knows that there is no way they can win an election with Julia at the helm. It was a stroke of master genius to bring Carr into the Senate. Rudd never had the numbers to safely challenge Julia. Th e

brought to you by scenario that we saw develop in the hours after Julia’s decisive win against Rudd would have had to have been foreordained. The power brokers wanted Carr all along and now it is obvious why there was such a media scrum to have Rudd challenge Julia for the top job … and lose. At the appropriate time Julia will be dumped as PM and Carr will take her place and ALP hopefuls will try their hardest to win the next election with smooth talking Bob Carr at the helm. What a master stroke of genius this has been. Jay Nauss, via email . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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hat does where you live say about you? If you ask producers at Channel Ten, apparently a hell of a lot. They’re currently casting for a new series called ‘The Shire’ – a fly on the wall drama/reality that’s guaranteed to do about as much good for the region’s reputation as Lara Bingle. In fact the Mayor of Sutherland Shire, Carol Provan, believes the show will do so much damage to the area that she’s threatened to put boom gates up around Cronulla to stop fi lm crews getting in. Whether the Mayor likes it or not, the simple fact is that there’s a perception throughout much of Sydney that the Shire is full of bogans. But it’s fair to say there are stereotypes about every part of town, not least the west. It wasn’t all that long ago that TV personality Eddie McGuire labelled western Sydney the “land of the falafel”. Given the heated reaction that was thrown his way, I don’t think he’ll be repeating those comments anytime soon. When it comes to pigeon-holing western Sydney, it tends to be split into two parts – the inner west is thought to be full of hipsters and greenies, and with the outer west, many people simply wonder why on earth anyone would want to live all the way out there. It’s rare that sporting analogies apply to life, but I think one fits perfectly here, and

Let’s beat the Brits!

We can’t let the British beat us at sport, so we certainly can’t let them be the fi rst to abolish battery cages for hens. Th ey have just improved the amount of space in which a hen is allowed to spend her short, wretched life from 550 to 750 square centimetres. It’s a small step. Chickens are extremely social and inquisitive animals who can complete complex mental tasks and have been shown to worry about the future. But imprisoned in tiny cages with several other birds, the 11 million chickens kept on battery farms in Australia will never see the sun, stretch their wings, perch, scratch and bathe in the dirt or be allowed to perform any of their natural behaviours. Come on, Aussie – we can beat the Brits! Let’s abolish factory-farmed eggs and battery cages. They may have the Ashes, but they’ll have egg on their faces. Ashley Fruno, PETA Australia

that’s “reputations count for little”. I don’t think I’ve ever met someone in western Sydney who’s said to me “gee, you know what, I’d really like to live at Palm Beach” or “I would give my left leg for a mansion in Vaucluse”. Really, who cares what other people think of you? If you are happy and comfortable in your surrounds, then nothing else matters. If the options are a one bedroom apartment for $500 a week in the east, or a four bedroom house for $400 in the west, there is no comparison. Realistically though it doesn’t matter what part of Sydney you live in – people are going to make fun of you for some reason or another. If you’re from the east, people will call you a stuck up yuppie. If you’re from the north-west then a lot of people assume you’re a happy clapper. And as we said, if you’re from The Shire then Channel Ten, and admittedly most of Sydney, assumes you’re a bogan. The show being fi lmed there is said to be styled on the US hit series ‘Jersey Shore’ – and anyone who has seen that program knows that the aim of producers is to make the inhabitants of the area look as vain as humanly possible. It’s a shame we need to try and mock certain parts of our society, but despite the Mayor’s best efforts, somehow I suspect this show will do well for Channel Ten, and the opposite for The Shire.

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understand why we would reinforce or increase that vacancy rate,” said Simon Rumbold, consultant to Westfi eld Limited. A number of points were also raised in relation to the Parkview development, which proposes residential, commercial and retail space for the old Panasonic site.

“We view Council’s support for the proposed retail site as a failure to recognise the future retail plan for the Parkview site,” said Bilinda Errington, representative for Centro Properties. The proposal will be considered at Council’s ordinary meeting on Monday.

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Rising petrol costs and Sydney traffi c are daily realities for lone drivers getting to work. In a shift from the one-driver model, many people are cutting costs with their businesses joining Western Sydney Carpool, publicly launched last Friday. Revolutionise your daily commute by visiting www.wscarpool.com.au. From carpool to school, I attended an orientation for Year 11 students completing School Industry Partnerships, which links students with workplaces that provide on-thejob training. Another hotbed for recruitment is the Jobs and Skills Expo next Tuesday. Th is is where careers are forged so head to the Panthers Exhibition Marquee between 10am and 3pm.

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or more than 30 years Cawarra Women’s Refuge has provided a refuge for Aboriginal women and children fleeing from violent physical and emotional abuse. But Housing NSW has commenced legal action in a bid to have four of its properties, which are currently leased to the refuge, returned to the government after the former Department of Community Services cut funding in 2009. Joanne Delaney, an executive of the refuge, said it was a travesty that the government would try to close one of the only Aboriginal women’s refuges in the state. “Cawarra have been trying to talk to the State Government for a number of years about being able to stay in the current premises,” she said. “But the State Government argues that because the service does not receive a particular funding, they will not support extending the tenancy agreement that was put in place prior to this funding program’s existence.” Greg Pearce, Minister for Finance and Services, said formal and informal negotiations to close the refuge had failed and legal action had commenced. “A directions hearing date at the Consumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal has been set for March 27, 2012 in order to assess whether the matter is ready to proceed to a full hearing. I am advised

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that, hopefully, that will take place in April,” Mr Pearce said. “I am advised further that Housing NSW intends to transfer the properties leased to Cawarra to an alternative registered housing provider and continue to house homeless Aboriginal people.” But State Greens Senator, Lee Rhiannon, who recently visited the refuge, said it was appalling that such an important community service was being put aside by the O’Farrell Government after funding

was cut by Labor. “Western Sydney is home to one of the state’s largest Aboriginal populations and the government needs to look at how they can improve the refuge rather than do as the previous government did and cut back on funding,” Ms Rhiannon said. A spokesperson for Housing NSW said there would be no disadvantage to Cawarra’s existing tenants, providing they remain eligible for supported accommodation.

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Alinta Promenade

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Bowral Grove

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Adina Street

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Killuna Way

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Elimatta Avenue

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Nabilla Street

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Katandra Place

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You could win a Hoyts double movie pass by sharing your thoughts on what’s important for our community’s future. Your feedback will inform Penrith City’s Community Strategic Plan, shaping how Penrith City should grow over the next 20 years.

Residents can rest assured that Council keeps pushing to overturn the $30,000 cap on developer contributions, which is creating a funding shortfall for housing sites under development. The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal has recognised the need for change in line with Penrith City Council’s call for the State Government to resolve the developer levy cap issue and make new areas liveable. Roads, parks and reserves, footpaths, playgrounds, lighting, drainage and childcare centres are just some essentials that vibrant and functional neighbourhoods need. You can follow this story by clicking on the Media Releases link at www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au

Complete the survey at www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au by following the ‘What Next? – Have your say’ link. You can also speak to Council staff in person; check the website to see when we’re coming to your area over the next two months. Kids can join in too! Council staff recently spoke to children at Glenmore Park OOSH, who took photos of their favourite community places to stress their importance. Families – have fun helping your children take a photo of their favourite place or what’s important to them in Penrith City. Then, upload the image with a caption and your suburb’s name to www.facebook.com/penrith.city. council or http://twitter.com/ penrithcouncil. For more details, call Council on 4732 8109.

Development Applications The following development applications have been received by Council: Pretech Pty Ltd DA12/0183 8 Braddon Street, Oxley Park Demolition of existing dwelling, multi-unit housing 5 x 2-bed villas and strata subdivision x 5 lots. Contact: Aimee Lee on 4732 7429. Closing Date: 9 April 2012. Phoenix Builders Pty Ltd DA12/0194 1–9 Lamrock Street, Emu Plains Demolition of existing dwelling and construction of tourist accommodation. Contact: Pukar Pradhan on 4732 7726. Closing Date: 13 April 2012.

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Freeburn Surveying DA12/0161 Lot 16 DP 2120, 71–79 Vincent Avenue, Mulgoa Torrens title subdivision x 2 lots. The consent authority for the Development Application is Penrith City Council. The proposal is an Integrated Development.The application seeks concurrent approval from the NSW Rural Fire Service under Section 100B of the 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 26 March to 11 April 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 DA12/0161. For any queries relating to the proposal, please contact Ashlee Cutter on 4732 7505.

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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.

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Penrith City Council has received amended plans and supporting documentation in respect of the subject property and development application. Middle East Pty Ltd DA11/0546 Lots 50–58 DP 1069025, 731–769 Great Western Highway (corner French Street), Werrington Proposed Five (5) Stage Torrens Title Subdivision that will yield a total of 170 lots. The consent authority for the Development Application is Penrith City Council. The Sydney West Region Joint Planning Panel has the function of determining the application in accordance with Section 23G of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. The proposed development is Integrated Development under Section 91 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. The applicant is seeking concurrent approval from the following state government authorities in accordance with relevant legislation: s .37 /FlCE OF 7ATER n 3ECTIONS  AND  OF THE Water Management Act, 2000 s .37 2URAL &IRE 3ERVICE n 3ECTION " OF THE 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 26 March to 27 April 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 file reference number DA11/0546. Any submission made in respect of the application will be provided to the Sydney West Region Joint Planning Panel and may be viewed by other persons with an interest in the application. 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. For any queries relating to the proposal, please contact Karl Berzins on 4732 7991.

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Penrith City Council has received Development Applications in respect of the subject properties. Imagescape Design Studio DA12/0192 Lot 3 DP 1067795 2166–2178 Castlereagh Road, Penrith Relocation of existing car showroom, new car showroom and relocation of driveways and car parking. The consent authority for the development application is Penrith City Council. The proposal is an Integrated Development. The application seeks approval from the Protection of the Environment Operations Act, 1997 Section 43(d) and 122. 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 11 April 2012 to 26 April 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 DA12/0192 For any queries relating to the proposal, please contact Hanna Van De Werff on 4732 8125.

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fter mounting pressure over Sydney’s recent spate of gun crime, the State Government has introduced a new bill to restrict ammunitions sales, but there are concerns the bill does not go far enough. The concerns expressed by Greens MP David Shoebridge come just days after Penrith Police recovered seven stolen fi rearms from a unit in Penrith. The Firearms Amendment (Ammunition Control) Bill 2012, if passed, will limit the sale of ammunition to holders of a gun licence of that particular fi rearm, however does not limit the amount of ammunition that can be sold. The bill is acting on an Australasian agreement to tighten ammunitions sales in the wake of the Port Arthur Massacre in 1996. “These ammunition laws are the fi rst positive reform to NSW fi rearms laws in 10 years… [But] flaws in the government’s legislation seriously undermine any restrictions on the sale of ammunition,” Mr Shoebridge said. “There needs to be limits placed on the amount of ammunition that can be purchased at any one time. “If this legislation is passed unamended, gun owners would still be able to buy as much ammunition as they want, rendering restrictions on the sale of ammunition largely toothless.” Mr Shoebridge said the amendments would not immediately suppress gun crime in Sydney but would be a small step

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t 10-months-old, when most children are learning how to crawl and walk, Holly Sultana moved her arm for the very fi rst time. Her parents, Daniel and Lara, cried tears of joy for their baby girl who was born with a disorder that severely aff ects her movement, muscles and joints. Now Holly, 7, has had a series of operations at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead to help manage her condition – the fi rst on her feet at just seven-months-old and a back operation this month to lengthen growing rods inside her spine. “Holly is always amazing us. Her condition affects every joint in her body – her spine, neck, hips, knees, ankles and all the joints in every fi nger,” Mrs Sultana said. “Even though she has no movement in her wrists or fi ngers, she has taught herself to write.” Holly attends Surveyors Creek Public School and has been chosen as this year’s Bandaged Bear Appeal ambassador. The Bandaged Bear made a special visit to the Glenmore Park school last Friday, with students and teachers wearing bandages as a sign of support. “Holly was very excited to be chosen as the ambassador for Bandaged Bear – she’s like Penrith’s little celebrity now,” Mrs Sultana said. “She never asks questions about being in a wheelchair, she’s just happy all the time. Holly always gives everything a go, no matter what.”

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f you are a jobseeker looking for a start with a new employer, interested in upgrading or changing your skill set or simply want a change of scenery, then the Jobs and Skills Expo will have all the information you need. As part of the Federal Government’s ‘Building Australia’s Future Workforce’ initiative, the Penrith Jobs and Skills expo will be held on Tuesday, March 27 at the Panthers Exhibition Marquee. “The expos are designed to create a jobs and skills marketplace, connecting job seekers with jobs and skills training opportunities,” said Minister for Employment Participation, Kate Ellis. “There will be employers, employment services providers and training providers

together with other agencies, all under one roof, all on one day. “It is never too late to up-skill, re-skill or engage in the workforce and these expos will help people in Penrith, the Blue Mountains and the Hawkesbury to take the fi rst step.” Local employers are also being encouraged to get involved with the expo, as there are opportunities for employment and training companies to be exhibitors or to have their employment and recruitment prospects advertised to jobseekers. Lindsay MP, David Bradbury, said the last expo held in Penrith was very successful, with similar results expected to be obtained this year. Those interested in exhibiting at the Jobs and Skills Expo in Penrith should call 131 158 or visit the website at www. humanservices.gov.au/expos.

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Are you fit to date? New concept is creating love

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magine going for a jog and meeting the partner of your dreams. Well fit2date is exactly that – it’s a business designed to match up singles through its various fitness programs. Founder of fit2date, Erica French, says she is testament to the business’ success. She is preparing to marry her fiancé in April, two years after she met him over a workout of stomach crunches, sprints and leg squats. Ms French set up fit2date after she grew fed up with the lack of options she had to meet other likeminded people.

With 12 weddings and four babies born since the business’ inception, fit2date can boast a 76 per cent chance of scoring a date from the fi rst fitness session, according to Ms French. “The reason why fit2date works is that training with others bonds you together – you have a shared purpose in achieving something,” she said. Now fit2date is preparing to launch trainings groups here in Penrith. The big launch will be held on March 31 at Jamison Park at 9am. For more information, visit www.fit2date.com.

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f you are itching to get outdoors and enjoy the last of the summer heat you may want to invest in some bug repellent. NSW Health is warning local residents to take extra precautions and protect themselves against mosquitoes following the recent heavy rains and floods. NSW Director of Health Protection, Dr Jeremy McAnulty, said the next few weeks

would be ideal breeding conditions for mosquitoes, which carry human diseases like Ross River virus, Barmah Forest virus, Kunjin virus, and Murray Valley Encephalitis virus. NSW Health is advising people to take a few simple steps to protect themselves against mosquito bites including covering up with light-colour and loose fitting clothing and footwear, using an effective repellent on all exposed skin and removing stagnant water from around the home which can include watering cans, pot plants, tarpaulins and buckets.

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THE TEAM FROM THE GAELS CLUB PRESENTED $5,000 TO KARELLE

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enrith Gaels Cultural and Sporting Club presented local charity, Karelle Life Enrichment Services, with a $5,000 cheque after a successful golf day last Friday. Each year the Penrith Gaels nominates a local charity that they fundraise for, and for the second year in a row, Karelle has received much needed funding from the club.

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Karelle provides services primarily to adults with disabilities who are trying to live independently in the Penrith and St Marys community. “At 7am we teed off at Dunheved Golf Course and then everyone came back to the club for lunch and more fundraising activities,” said Penrith Gaels General Manager, Tom Gallagher. “We have been doing this for six years and the past two years our efforts have been focused on Karelle because they are in need of the funding and they are local – we really want to support local charities.”

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olyton toddler, Charlotte McKay, loves Dora the Explorer, dinosaurs and her big brother Dane. She also loves playing with toys, just like any other three-year-old, but getting them to work is not always easy as Charlotte has a severe genetic disorder that aff ects her nervous system, muscles and fi ne motor skills.

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For Charlotte and her mum, Tobi Field, Council’s Toy Library service not only provides new and exciting toys but also support and advice. “There are a range of toys for Charlotte to borrow including switch-adapted toys, which she can use to make the toy light up or play sounds or move,” Ms Field said. Toy Library Coordinator, Michelle Pearman, makes home visits to many of the member families and as a qualifi ed Early Childhood Teacher, can advise on the benefits and suitability of the library’s collection. Details: 0418 664 879.

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wo days, 200km and one ride. That’s what is in store for a number of locals, who will be riding hard in a bid to conquer cancer. The Sunsuper Ride to Conquer Cancer takes place in October and funds raised will support breakthrough cancer research, treatment and the discovery of new therapies at The Chris O’Brien Lifehouse at RPA hospital. After losing someone to cancer, a family of seven siblings decided to create a team to participate in the ride. With the help of Warpaint Tattoo and Body Piercing, the team, which now has 14 riders, have been busily raising money. “We decided to do the ride after we lost our Nan to cancer last October,” said Rebecca Davidson, a member of the team. “We want to make a diff erence because seeing what Nan went through was hard and if we can help to prevent that from happening to someone else, it is a pretty good outcome.” The team ‘Nan K’ have to raise $35,000 before they are able to take part in the ride, but with the help of sponsors they are well on their way. Like Ms Davidson and her family, Kingswood resident, Peter Russell, has also experienced cancer through his loved ones on many occasions and has used his experiences as motivation for his ride. “I lost my grandad at the age of 7, my best mate at 16 and I am witnessing my mother-

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in-law and a close friend both battling cancer to this day. I saw the ride advertised in a bike shop and I knew it would be a good thing for me to do,” he said. Mr Russell hopes to raise $4,000 so that he can be a part of fi nding the cure so that

“our kids don’t know the cancer that we do”. The Ride to Conquer Cancer is for anyone who wants to challenge themselves for a great cause. All you need is motivation, a bike and a helmet. The epic ride begins with cyclists

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Luke Priddis Foundation’s tremendous work in raising awareness continues

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he Luke Priddis Foundation has become the cornerstone of autism awareness and support in western Sydney after it was started by former fi rst grade footballer Luke Priddis and his wife Holly in 2006. Now six years since its inception, the Luke Priddis Foundation is catering for hundreds of families across the Penrith region and on April 2 will be celebrating World Autism Awareness Day with a host of activities. Luke Priddis still remembers the fi rst few months of setting up the foundation, after his third child, Cooper was diagnosed with having autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Mr and Mrs Priddis found there was a lack of intervention programs and services in the western Sydney area for families with autistic children. The services that were accessible struggled with a lack of funding, along with a lack of provisions suitable to provide appropriate intervention for children with ASD and other special needs. “Holly and I started the foundation as a result of experiencing fi rst hand how difficult the challenges were being faced by parents and children living with ASD,” Mr Priddis said. “The journey from diagnosis to accessing early intervention, education and therapy services necessary to help your child can not only be daunting, but also heartbreaking with so much crucial information often hard to locate and digest and with so many of the necessary services desperately underfunded. “I can remember thinking at the time

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that it shouldn’t be this hard and soon after the foundation was formed.” To date, the foundation has been successful in introducing a range of ASD specific playgroups, parent support groups and programs dedicated to building the social skills of children living with ASD to western Sydney. “While we are tremendously proud of how far we have come, we also recognise that there is still a lot of work today and there is still so very much that we would like to be able to offer to families in need,” Mr Priddis said.

With a host of events to its name, the Luke Priddis Foundation is looking forward to celebrating World Autism Awareness Day on April 2. On Sunday, April 1, the foundation is holding the 2012 Annual Fitness for Autism day (formerly Walk for Autism) at Penrith International Regatta Centre. “We have always had great support for this event, which is run in conjunction with Little by Little inc. – a non profit organisation created to specifi cally raise funds for the Kurrambee School. Last year this event raised over $10,000 and we are

hoping that this year’s total will be even more,” Mr Priddis said. “Given that participants have the option to ride, run or simply walk the 5km course, the event is certainly not about being a sporting superstar but is simply about giving people the opportunity to get outdoors and have fun.” And on April 2, the foundation is holding an ASD community forum at Glenmore Park Public School from 6.30pm. For more information on the Luke Priddis Foundation and its services, visit www. lukepriddisfoundation.com.

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We provide assessment and therapy for children in the following areas • Language Assessments and Speech Pathology with a team of Speech Pathologists available, specialising in DIR Floortime, PECS and utilising sensory equipment • Psychological intervention with Psychologists with many years experience in the treatment of ASD • Educational Assessments and adaptive assessments to assist with schooling and integration into School • ADOS and ADI-R Testing which fulfils the criteria for the ASD diagnosis, which would incorporate School visits by the Psychologist • Sensory Assessments and sensory integration therapy with Occupational Therapists as well as fine motor and gross motor skills • Social Skills Groups • Sensory room • Music Therapy • The Clinic also provides services for adults

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THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE WILL TURN BLUE IN SUPPORT OF WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY ON APRIL 2

Light it up for awareness Famous landmarks to turn blue in support of autism awareness

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he Light It Up Blue campaign for 2012 is now running, which will see iconic landmarks across Australia and throughout the world turn blue on April 2 to support World Autism Awareness Day. Light It Up Blue is a unique global initiative to help raise awareness about the growing public health concern that is autism.

The Autism Awareness organisation is now in its second year of recognising this important cause, which helps increase understanding and education about autism in our community. Autism Awareness is proud to once again be lighting the sails of the Sydney Opera House blue on Monday, April 2. They will also be hosting a free community event that night where the

Director of the United Nations’ office in Canberra will present the UN Secretary General’s message for World Autism Awareness Day. The event is being held from 6pm at Hickson Road Reserve, The Rocks. If you can’t make it out, there are a number of other ways you can show your support: • Light up your house or workplace blue

on April 2 • Wear blue on the day and ask people to make a donation • Organise a ‘blue’ fundraiser at school • Purchase World Autism Awareness Day merchandise • Promote the Light It Up Blue campaign on your Facebook and Twitter pages. For more information, visit www. lightitupblue.com.au.

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hree quarters of Australian women believe men are less handy today than 50 years ago, according to a Hire A Hubby survey. The survey, which sampled 500 women aged between 25 and 65, found that men struggle most getting jobs in the backyard completed, with painting coming a close second, followed by minor repairs around the house. Now Glenmore Park Hire A Hubby franchisee, Scott Wilkinson, hopes to help locals with their unruly backyards after yard maintenance topped the list of unfi nished household jobs. More than 70 per cent of survey respondents said the death of the Aussie handyman was due to “the rise of technology based careers over trades”, with plain old “laziness” being the next

most popular answer. Mr Wilkinson said the results of the survey reflected what he saw in Glenmore Park every day. “Unlike in years past when men might have been unhappy about another bloke turning up to do jobs around the house, our survey showed most male partners today are just happy to see the job completed,” he said. “Only 11 per cent of women indicated their partner was resentful when a handyman was called in.” The survey also found it was the simplest jobs that were often overdue around the house. “When asked what property maintenance job people most wanted looked at in the next 12 months, most respondents said general property

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here’s been much speculation, in recent weeks, about a future cashless society as consumers migrate towards paying on plastic. But we all need day-to-day money for running a business and a plan for good cash flow in order to grow. As any business owner will well know, managing cash flow can be a full-time job. Even the best SMEs would quickly go out of business without enough cash coming in regularly to meet expenses. To avoid setbacks you’ll need to stay on top of all money matters from late payers and debt collection, to operating expenses, overheads and profits. A growing business is likely to dent your cash flow, but it doesn’t have to be a stumbling block. Getting over this hurdle will all come down to your money management. The fi rst step is to talk to your bank manager if you’re facing a fi nancial crisis or if you just want some advice about growing your business. In any event, keeping your fi nancial institution up to speed with developments in your business is vital in case there are problems down the track. Second, think about trimming any unnecessary expenses, but take care. Heavy-handed cost cutting (of expenses such as insurance, fi nancial advice or marketing, for instance) may provide you with temporary relief, but could cause more pain long term. Finally, for further advice, talk to your accountant, fi nancial adviser or solicitor, or simply look online – there’s a wealth of information at the click of the mouse. Damien Smith is the CEO of Rate City

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e all know that a big part of being ‘attractive’ to other people is being confi dent and secure. Someone who exudes self-confi dence and charisma is often considered more attractive than someone with similar ‘looks’ who rarely smiles and has a negative opinion of themselves. Many psychologists and self-help gurus will tell you that the way to improve your self confi dence and therefore feelings of self worth is to use affi rmations. Look at yourself in the mirror and tell yourself you look great today. Smile at yourself and say “I am confi dent and happy in myself”. These techniques go a long way towards changing your mindset and focusing on the positive. And guess what? It works in business as well. If your self-talk (either internal or the words you say to others) is negative, your lack of confi dence in your business will show and your business success is likely to be minimal. Likewise, even ‘neutral’ talk will result in a lack of growth in your business. That is, if your mindset is that “it would be great to just earn enough to cover my bills”, then that is likely to be all you will earn. If, on the other hand, you regularly say to yourself “there is no limit to the profit my business can generate” (and really believe it), you are highly likely to see growth in your business. So have I given you the magic formula to business success? Of course words are not going to create success. A great product, a sound business model and hard work all need to accompany your positive mindset. But believing in yourself will improve it. Michelle Grice is the founder of www.dotcomwomen.com.au

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oes your company have a Facebook page? If so, your page will automatically change to the new ‘Timeline’ format at the end of March. I encourage you to change now and view the tutorial. If your company is using a personal Facebook page rather than a business page or group, now is the time to change over. Lastly, if your company or organisation is not yet using Facebook, these changes make it a more valuable communications and marketing tool than ever. I have now got myself up to speed on the changes, and there are a lot! Probably the biggest ever changes. So what’s new with the Facebook Timeline? • Compared to personal profi les, the Business page timeline format radically changes what a visitor sees on arriving at your page. • If you’ve got a landing tab installed, your visitors may not see it. You can still install additional tabs but they will require some work. • Your additional Tabs and Apps are showcased through larger images at the top of the page. Th is is a positive and a negative. On one hand, you can use larger and more eye catching images. That said, you’re limited to four on view at any one time. • Changes to the size and format of Posts. Facebook have introduced two big changes here. One is the ability to ‘Pin’ a post so that it stays at the top of the page, and Highlighted posts, a format that literally expands your post to run the full width of the page. Th is offers more flexibility in the way you interact with Likers.

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How to minimise your Fringe Benefits Tax for 2012 On 31 March 2012 the fringe benefits tax (FBT) year will come to a close. Th is year the Tax Office (ATO) will be focusing its attention on areas such as non-lodgement and incorrect reporting of motor vehicle benefits. Who should lodge an FBT return? Anyone who has employees (including directors) even if you believe that you don’t provide fringe benefits. What are the most common benefits provided? The most common bene fits provided to employees include: • Motor Ve h i c l e benef its • Providing staff with lunch, meals or other entertainment such as Christmas parties • Paying expenses such as telephone bills, utilities or insurance on behalf of e m p l o y e e s • Providing loans to employees New Rules for Motor Vehicles Signifi cant changes have been introduced this year in relation to the calculation of car fringe benefits. The most important change has been the reform of the statutory formula

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f you own a website, there are some exciting changes that are about to take place on the search engine front that you should be aware of. I’m sure by now you would have heard of this but don’t panic, there is good reasoning behind this and greater opportunity will rise for small business in search engines. Google are trying to level the playing field for small business and individual authors that are out there producing great content. They aren’t actually out to hurt established websites, but there are some businesses and SEO fi rms that are over-optimising and abusing the search engine. Here are two things you need to know about the new changes: 1. Link building and back links changes Google will crack down on unnatural, irrelevant link farm style links more than ever before. If all of a sudden, overnight Google Bot sees that you have thousands of links then obviously this will raise a red flag, so don’t bulk buy back links! Your website still requires back links and pagerank as these are still very important and assist in determining your

ranking positions. But, relevance remains key. Continue to ask for back links and get listed in directories and if you don’t even know what buying back links or a link farm is then you should be fi ne! 2. Social infl uence To help level the playing field, a lot more weight will be given to the social aspect of websites. Google Bot will now understand that content with a strong social following is an indication that the content is good, so this will now be factored in. Basically, if your content is not socially engaged, you will miss out! There are many other aspects that are factored into the new changes. But if you continue to produce great quality, let other websites know about it with back links, continue to grow your social presence and integrate your website’s content, you will have a much better chance at ranking higher in search engines in the upcoming months! Keep an eye on your website’s rankings in the upcoming months and get social! Comments? Email news@ westernweekender.com.au.

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emme fatale, retro chic and millinery – these are tipped to be the hottest racing trends come the launch of the Autumn Sydney Carnival this weekend. The ladies are set to shine on the opening day of the BMW Sydney Carnival for the highly anticipated Myer Ladies Day at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday, March 24. It’s the perfect occasion to dress to impress for a stake in the coveted Myer Fashions on the Field competition, rub shoulders with famous ladies in racing at the Ladies Long Lunch, or sip champagne with friends beside the track. A new season begins at Myer with a wonderful collection of Australian designers. Defi ned shapes and soft silhouettes are elegant and effortlessly chic.

The latest trends embrace feminine ladylike styles, delicate dressing and structured coats in warm and luxurious fabrics. Here’s what Myer suggests to fi nd the perfect race day outfi t: Femme fatal – the ‘40s seductress is back with a ladylike dark side in natural textures for the femme fatale trend. Sink your heart into faux fur, perfect ponti, brushed wool and soft silk in colours inspired by a new season. Coats are sharp, suits can kill and sweaters defi ne exactly who you are. Dresses are fl irty, skirts are long and curves are smooth in all the right places. Dare to stand out in vintageinspired pieces that take you back to dramatic wartime styling. Retro chic – this winter, fashion has never

been sweeter in terms of retro chic. With inspiration drawn from the hyper-cool ‘60s London, classic and contemporary collide with a style so sleek it sizzles. Feel your way in fi ne-gauge knits and dreamy soft leathers. Millinery – With the cooler autumn weather you can expect to see a lot of lace feathering and rich fabrications such as velvet and felt. Fascinators with feathers, felt berets and headbands in the millinery style will also be prominent this autumn winter racing season. The BMW Sydney Carnival spans over six consecutive Saturdays, with ongoing entertainment on and off the track. For more information about race dates and events, visit www.thesydneycarnival.com.au.

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HOROSCOPES ARIES

MARCH 21 TO APRIL 20

With so much activity in your own sign you’ll be looking good, feeling great and ready to explore new possibilities. You can finally push forward with all that is important to you, but that doesn’t mean you have carte blanche to be selfish, but from hereon in you have a chance to be more in control of your emotions and your life. You are certainly going to be irresistible so why not let your hair down, put on your most seductive outfit and go out and have fun.

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TAURUS

APRIL 21 TO MAY 21

You need to draw on your intuition and instincts rather than try and work things out rationally. You may also feel like spending more time alone, especially if you have a relationship issue to work out or your energy levels are low and need recharging. Use this quiet time to find out more about yourself and any hidden agendas or motivations that you might have. Walks by the sea, listening to music and any kind of therapeutic activity will uplift you.

GEMINI

MAY 22 TO JUNE 21

The Sun will be moving through the area of your chart devoted to team effort, friends, and acquaintances, so you can confidently look forward to lots of good advice and support. Hopefully you are not too proud to accept the counsel of others and will take it in the spirit in which it is given. If you work as part of a team you’ll be in your element as this is definitely a time for co-operation and finding the optimum ways of motivating everyone to do their very best!

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CANCER

JUNE 22 TO JULY 22

You are entering into a period when your one-on-one relationships take paramount importance and you will be doing everything in your power to make your loved ones feel special and cared for. Try not to be too pushy or too sensitive for your own good. Instead be more aware of the high regard that others have for you. It should be easy to bring others around to your point of view in a very subtle and deliberate way, so don’t be pushy!

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VIRGO

AUGUST 24 TO SEPTEMBER 23

It is important to believe in yourself and not to allow little failures to fill your mind. If things do go wrong, your best response at present is to pick up the pieces and start again immediately. This is the perfect time to turn your mind to romantic and social trends, which are going to be rather excellent. It’s time to leave practical jobs alone and to focus on having some fun with your children or family.

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LIBRA

SEPTEMBER 24 TO OCTOBER 23

There are a lot of little things that could seem quite comfortable at the moment. But at the same time little niggles mainly to do with family issues could arise. Originality is sure to be the key to your ultimate success and you might also be anxious to get things done in and around your home. The past exerts a powerful influence and many happy memories of your childhood shall come floating back and of times gone by.

SCORPIO

OCTOBER 24 TO NOVEMBER 22

You shall be tackling several different tasks at the same time, and with so many planets in your third house you will be very chatty to neighbours. This is the ideal time to take a short break or to visit loved ones who live in the country or along the coast line. There is a lot of paperwork for you to handle at the moment and you will also be taking several short distance trips around your local neighbourhood, so be prepared.

SAGITTARIUS

NOVEMBER 23 TO DECEMBER 21

Whilst this is an action packed time you need to be careful of becoming stressed out by trying to take on too many tasks at the same time, which is why pacing yourself would be a very good idea. Remember what areas your strengths are in and concentrate on them. Don’t forget the needs of someone you don’t see too often, but for whom you have the greatest regard. Financially there will be opportunities to make extra money.

CAPRICORN

DECEMBER 22 TO JANUARY 20

This is going to be a great time for pushing forward, the planets are offering new incentives, and even if you are still feeling quite thoughtful, you can come to terms with issues that confused you in the past. You have all the right ingredients to impress others when it matters most as energy, enthusiasm and optimism are there to help you get ahead. You are also exuding mysticism, which is highly attractive. So make the most of the opportunity!

AQUARIUS

JANUARY 21 TO FEBRUARY 19

Beware of possible deception, which could come from any direction. It might be that you are being misled by people who are themselves in the dark, and some investigation is clearly called for. Periods of enjoyment could come from the strangest of places or directions. You will be very drawn to the religious or spiritual aspects of life at the moment. Allow extra time for rest and recuperation.

PISCES

FEBRUARY 20 TO MARCH 20

Your social life is going to be revving up and you will left with no doubt about how highly regarded you are by certain people. If you are searching for love then a good friend is about to do some match making on your behalf. This is a positive time to spend time helping others in one way or another. You should remain confident even if you have to take on any challenges that come from out of the blue!

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KEEPING FIT

by Susan Garrad

Are you drinking too much coffee? Q. I drink up to six cups of coffee per day. Is this too much? Caffeine in coffee is classed as a psychoactive stimulant drug. The amount of caff eine depends on the type of coffee you drink: instant, plunger or drip fi lter. Drip fi lter is the strongest at 120mgs of caffeine per cup. Th is is the coffee you get from your local cafe. More than 174mg a day is regarded as toxic and can cause an increased risk of osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, cancer later in life and infertility. My guess is your six cups of coffee are giving you around 600mgs of caff eine per day, putting you at risk of these serious health conditions. In the short term, high amounts of caffeine can cause: • restlessness and anxiety • muscle twitching • excitement • flushed face • insomnia • heart palpitations • digestive disturbances Many people rely on coffee to increase their energy, concentration and focus. Th is works initially by causing a rush of adrenalin, increased blood pressure and heart rate. But this caff eine high only lasts a short while, and is always followed by the opposite as the body restores equilibrium. Tiredness and general lethargy are the

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y sister is over in Africa at the moment doing the whole culture shock thing spending time at some local schools and the like, remembering how incredibly lucky we are living in Australia. Among the photos of lions and mud villages she’s sending back, there were some amazing photos of a group of teenagers doing some pretty amazing fl ips and jumps off an improvised launch trampoline that looks a lot like a very old tattered truck tyre pulled out of a nearby tip. Her comment was “you should hear the laughter coming from these guys”. These kids wouldn’t have 20 cents between the lot of them. Their job prospects would have to be around zero. Their home could well be one of the cardboard shacks in the background and they’re wearing clothes that the Salvo’s would throw away. They’re also having the time of their life on an old tyre! Maybe we should all be taking a page out of their book. You have to wonder what’s happened to some of our priorities. If you’re healthy and fit then it’s obvious you can feel good whatever is going on around you.

consequence. Th is is when many people reach for their next cup of coffee and so the cycle continues. My recommendation is that you should limit caff eine to 50 to 100mgs a day – that’s a lot less than you are currently drinking. Unfortunately, if you’ve been having this amount for a while, withdrawal symptoms can be nasty. Expect them to kick in around 12 - 24 hours after your last cup. Symptoms can include a big headache, tiredness, irritability, anxiety, and sweating.

Naturopath Susan Garrad from Women’s Health Naturally, Summer Hill can be contacted on 9798 9322 or visit www.womenshealthnaturally.com.au

Even downright ecstatic by the looks of these blokes! They’re not just exercising to look like the people in a magazine. They’re not interested in fitting into a smaller size dress. They are just jumping around and moving their bodies in some pretty amazing ways for one reason. It makes them feel great! I’m looking at these huge beaming grins and there are some seriously happy faces under all the sweat and sand. There is one sure way to get a face like that, and unfortunately for some people in our ‘buy-it-now’ culture, it requires more than swiping your credit card, so doesn’t get considered worth the effort. Walk around the Plaza and buy all the junk you like, it’s not going to get you half as happy as these guys. Next time you’re feeling like it’s all a bit too much and you’re not too happy with life, forget the ‘retail therapy’. Get to the tip, fi nd an old tyre and jump up and down! Or even just go for a run with the dog. Run till your red in the face, swing your arms. Climb a tree, make a rope swing into the river. Jump around like a five-year-old and you might just fi nd yourself laughing like one. Have a good week.

David Stein, Owner & Manager of Fitec, Penrith www.fitec.com.au e:david@fitec.com.au

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n part 1 of this topic I introduced you to the world of cycling, the mechanics involved and some of the pain cyclists endure when riding and how podiatrists can help. Before you get as far as the podiatrist there are several tips to get yourself more comfortable in the saddle. The most important fi rst step is getting your set up correct. If you are keen on road cycling, a good quality bike that is the correct size for you is the key. Get your bike shop to ‘fit you up’. Th is means that they literally put you on the bike and see how your posture looks in terms of leg extension, back and shoulder position and hand position. There are a few cycling shops in our area and these guys really know their stuff . The next step is footwear. It is imperative that the fit of your cycling shoes is spot on. There is a current trend to go for the more popular shoes that are seen in The Tour, however some of the European brand cycling shoes can be narrow, which doesn’t suit our broad Aussie feet. So make sure the width is comfortable. The only way to ensure the correct shoe fit is to get on your bike fi xed to a trainer in the shop and try the shoes while in the saddle. There are defi nitely different brands that are known to be a broader fit, so ask your cycling specialist. I’m here to tell you that the reduced fore foot compression increases rider comfort signifi cantly.

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his coming week, March 25-31, is Arthritis Awareness Week. Arthritis is one of the most widespread conditions in Australia, aff ecting more than 3.85 million people. It’s commonly thought of as one disease, but there are more than 100 diff erent types. Arthritis related conditions refer to pain, stiff ness, inflammation and damage to joints and surrounding cartilage. When it comes to relieving arthritis, many suff erers look to natural supplements. Treatment options include pain relief creams, fi sh oils and glucosamine products. Many people have found varying degrees of success with these; however, it is a case of trial and error, and fi nding what works best for you. One product that many of my customers have had great pain relief with is Rose Hip Vital. I originally started researching Rose Hip Vital due to requests from my customers, having never heard of it. After reading the clinical trials and hearing testimonies from my customers, I now thoroughly recommend it. Rose Hip Vital is best used for arthritis pain relief and managing infl ammation. It can also reduce joint swelling, making it easier to walk and move around.

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Online shopping How much truth there is to this rumour, I haven’t been able to discover, however, for stores without an online component it seems like a realistic option. I came to the conclusion that one day, I would be forced to do my shopping online and I figured that I might as well start now. I was expecting delayed loading, unrealistic models, unattractive clothes, foreign sizing systems and an altogether unenjoyable experience, however I was pleasantly surprised. After consulting with a few friends, I viewed some popular online shopping websites and from there, I didn’t just enter the online shopping world, I became obsessed with it. I spent hours of my time fi nding bargains and to my surprise, most of the websites converted to Australian sizing and currency, they displayed advice from previous customers and most importantly they offered free delivery. Online fashion shopping may be scary at fi rst but it really does make life so much easier.

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n March 31 I will join hundreds of millions of people, businesses and governments around the world to support the largest environmental event in history – Earth Hour, which involves turning off your lights for one hour. Th is year’s event is taking place on Saturday, March 31 at 8.30pm. However, in going beyond Earth Hour to commit to lasting action for the planet, chances are you’ll also reap the benefits of keeping more of your hard-earned cash in your back pocket too! If you’re not sure where to start with implementing earth and cost saving ways, below are some easy wins to implement that also bring a fi nancial benefit too: • Turn off lights, televisions, DVD players and computers when they aren’t in use – these appliances still use 10-60 per cent of power even when on ‘stand by’. A power strip is a practical way to switch off VCR, TV and DVD player stand-by losses; you can cut off all three devices at once and don’t leave chargers for mobile phones plugged in when you’re not using them. • Enable the power management function on your computer; contrary to popular belief, screen savers do not save energy. • Don’t let the water run while shaving, brushing teeth or washing vegetables. Reuse water from washing vegetables to water house plants. • When using a kettle, only boil as much water as you need. It will save electricity and boil water more quickly. • With the cooler months upon us make sure you set the temperature on your heating system a little lower to save energy. Sometimes putting on an extra sweater is more effective and it saves you money on heating bills. By turning down your thermostat by just 1°C, you can save up to 10 per cent per year on heating bills.

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Thank You to our Community for supporting & helping us to make our festival a success! TThankyou to the Retailers and Stall Holders for their support, especially during the rain in the morning, it proves that Penrith have the spirit once again. TThanks also to Penrith City Centre Association Staff, Committee and Volunteers, Di Murphy from Panthers for stage managing and Rhaea Hoffman for managing of the Children’s Stage. A Spe Special thank you to Schools Industry Partnership for the school work experience students who were all fantastic. Thanks to Xavier College, Nepean High School, Penrith Christian School, St Dominic’s College. Thanks to our Judges Ben Feszczhuk Penrith Local Area Commander, Jill Woods CEO Penrith Valley Chamber of Commerce and Karen Quinn Manager PCYC for judging the parade

The Parade winners are... Best Overall entry – Penrith City National Servicemen’s Best Community – Hawkesbury Nepean Valley Pipe Band Best Business – ZAC Homes. Winner of the Iphone PS3 promotion – Alex Pontois W Winners of the Scratch n Win 2nd chance draw: W 11st Place: Beau Zarb, 2nd Place: Beatriz Roberto 3rd Place: Taylor Judd

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Glamour Dog is the perfect place to pamper your pet or simply give them a regular check up. Glamour Dog opened in Colyton to provide locals with all their dogs’ maintenance needs, from nails and clipping to washes and ear and eye checks, as well as accessories. Rose and Mel, owners at Glamour Dog, pride themselves on providing a clean and friendly environment for pets and their owners. They work flexible hours so that families can get their dogs the pampering they deserve outside traditional work hours of 9am to 5pm . One of the groomers they have on site has had training in assisting veterinarians so know how to handle any sized dog and can point out any areas of a dog’s health that may be of concern so that professional help can be immediately sought. To treat your dog to a wonderful wash in a clean and friendly environment, or for that perfect accessory, drop by the Glamour Dog store, Shop 6 on the corner of Carpenter and Day Streets, Colyton, or call on 9833 8668.

With Easter just around the corner it’s time for a refresher about the dangers of chocolate for your pet… Chocolate can be toxic, and sometimes even fatal for animals. Dogs are most commonly affected due to their ability to find it and the common ‘sweet tooth’ they seem to have. However, it is important to remember that cats and other pets are susceptible to the toxic effects of chocolate too. How much chocolate is too much chocolate? Penrith Veterinary Hospital produces a free monthly newsletter giving pet care and health tips for you and your pet. It can be accessed on our website you can have it emailed to you every month just by emailing us, or just like us on facebook . Website: www.penrithvet.com.au Email: manager@penrithvet.com.au Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/ PenrithVets or just search Penrith Vet Find out how much chocolate is too much chocolate in our March Newsletter

We have a new rabbit, do we need to have it desexed? All pet female rabbits should be desexed. If not desexed female rabbits will develop uterine cancer by 5 years. Desexing your rabbit will prevent this. Desexing is best done between 4 months and 1 year of age but it is never too late. Desexed male rabbits are less likely to be aggressive and spray urine. Male rabbits can be desexed any time after they are 4 months of age. Please contact us to arrange to have your rabbit desexed and learn about other important rabbit care requirements. We have a new ferret, do we need it desexed? All pet ferrets should be desexed. Female ferrets that are not desexed will come into heat early in the spring. If not bred, they stay in heat, become anaemic and die within 2 months. Desexing ferrets will also reduce their smell.

If it’s too difficult for you to leave your pet cat or dog in a regular animal shelter when you are away from home, then why not consider the Lower Mountains Hotel. It’s a premium hotel specifically for pets, which means your cat or dog can board in five-star accommodation whilst you’re on holidays too. With beds, cushions, carpet, air-conditioning, television, oil burners, massages and daily treats, there is a high chance your pet may have a better time away from home than you! There are 10 suites to choose from at the Lower Mountains Hotel, and with a different theme for each room – New York, London, Egypt – your pet can be a worldwide traveller. With a dedicated nurse devoted to the daily requirements of your pet, you can rest assured they will be in good hands. For resort like accommodation that will be their home away from home, visit Lower Mountains Hotel today for a tour. For more information call 4739 4011 or 4733 3456.

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Extra large 4 bedroom home - prestigious location Situated in a North Cranebrook location this perfectly presented gorgeous 4 bedroom home has it all. Perched on the high side of the street, it has all the features you have been looking for in a quality family home in a much sort after location. Features include 4 bedrooms, 2 modern bathrooms, formal lounge room, formal dining room, large rumpus room and a stunning modern European style kitchen with European appliances, gas heating and cooking. All bedrooms have built-ins and are large and open. Special features include Split Cycle air conditioning, ceiling fans to all rooms, alarm system + the property is fully installed with $10,000 worth of brand new solar panels. All located on a large corner block with plenty of car accommodation. Located close to schools shops and all public transport facilities.

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A fantastic family home Th is exceptional 3 Bedroom home is located close to schools, shops and transport offering a quiet neighbourhood. Some features include, updated kitchen, bathroom, formal lounge, built in robes, ceiling fans, air-conditioning, large family room, spacious backyard and BBQ courtyard area. With the Regatta Centre only a 5 minute drive away and Nepean Rugby Park just at the end of the road, this property off ers a fantastic family home.

Penrith Offers Over $360,000 Contact Michael Ball at Michael Ball Realty Penrith on 0414 264 668 or 47 322 888 • www.mbrrealty.com.au

In a class of its own Immaculate presentation is what you will fi nd throughout this spacious home. Comprising of three generous OPEN HOME Saturday 24th 11.00-11.30am, bedrooms all with built 24 Waterfall Crescent in wardrobes, ensuite to main bedroom, formal sunken lounge room and gourmet kitchen with dishwasher opening on to a roomy TV/family and dining area. Outside you will fi nd an in-ground pool and entertaining area with plenty of yard to spare on this 693m2 block. There is also a large garage and storage area with oodles of ceiling room to extend the home later if you wish. Located in a sought after part of Cranebrook and close to shops, schools and buses this home is a prize on it’s own and should be a high priority on your inspection list.

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You will love coming home to this great size 2 bedroom ground floor apartment. Spacious combined lounge/dining room with large balcony, modern kitchen with electric stove. Huge main bedroom with mirrored builtin robe and 2nd bedroom with it’s own balcony and lovely outlook. Also has an internal laundry and good size modern bathroom. Other features include internal access to the basement & single lock up garage, security complex. The bus stop is located at the front of the complex - you could be shopping at Westfield’s or on that train to work within minutes. This apartment has had all the hard work done for you – freshly painted & new carpet. Strata levies are $474.00 per quarter and expected rent return between $310.00 - $330.00 per week.

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This great 3 bedroom duplex is tucked away in a quiet street located so close to Nepean Hospital, not too far from the local train station and only 5 minutes walk from the local schools. A few minutes drive will take you to Westfield Penrith and CBD Features include built-in robes in all bedrooms, separate toilet, single lock-up garage with internal access & good size laundry with double linen. The lovely kitchen includes a breakfast bar and electric appliances + plenty of cupboards. The spacious combined lounge/ dining room with split system air conditioning overlooks the good size entertaining area and backyard. This duplex is only 12 years old and is a very easy property to maintain. Having no strata fees makes it an ideal investment property with approximate rent return of $340-$350 per week.

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South Penrith 1 Mazepa Crescent OPPPORTUNITY KNOCKS Werrington County 6 Bunce Place A TRULY BEAUTIFUL FAMILY HOME

Do you have a large family?? Or just need that extra space?, then this is the home for you. Spacious 5 bedroom home with a very private inground pool, single garage + a large carport area. Features include a built-in sauna, rumpus room, formal lounge room, ensuite, study area & huge walk in pantry. This home has all the comforts – ducted air conditioning, beautiful kitchen with gas appliances & built-in bar to enjoy after a hard day’s work. The outside area has a huge deck, paved courtyard and plenty of room for the kids to play. This home is tucked away in a small cul-de-sac close to Werrington County Shopping Centre, local park and schools. A bus stop is also close by.

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Warrimoo 9 Railway Parade GORGEOUS RESIDENTIAL HOMESTEAD

Ray White Penrith is proud to be appointed marketing agents for this wonderful historic property original 1 owner family home in the heart of Warrimoo. This large elevated property features 3 large bedrooms, new bathroom, polished timber floors, open plan design located on a large 1318 m2 parcel of land. Close to schools, shops and all public transport facilitates easy access to Penrith. Excellent opportunity for further renovation or development

Sale Offers Over $390,000 View Saturday 1.00-1.30pm Matthew Gobbo 4732 3333 raywhitepenrith.com

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Penrith ONCE IN A LIFETIME Kingswood 5 Jamison Road FREESTANDING VILLA CLOSE TO ALL AMENITIES

This perfectly presented 3 bedroom home has been totally renovated. Features include polished timber floors, beautiful new kitchen, 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. Vendors are keen to sell so all reasonable offers will be considered.

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...... does an opportunity like this come along. A great investment. 1 bedroom, budget priced unit returning $220 per week. Garage underneath and only 15 minutes walk to Penrith central. Be quick before it’s snatched up.

Sale $309,950 View Saturday 2.00-2.30pm Helen Fitzpatrick 4732 3333 raywhitepenrith.com

Sale $189,950 View By Appointment Steve Jackson 4732 3333 raywhitenepean.com

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4732 3333 Proudly presented by Penrith

This is an ideal time to invest in this spacious 3 bedroom b/v home. Close to Penrith central and local to schools, shops & transport, this home would make an ideal 1st home or investment. Young kitchen, mirrored builtin wardrobe to main bedroom. Currently tenanted, returning $310/wk rent.

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What a lovely villa with 3 bedrooms, polished floorboards throughout for easy maintenance and split system air conditioning. Separate lounge room faces the backyard - away from the hustle & bustle of Mulgoa Road. The rear gate from the carport area gives you easy access into the good size backyard or just come & go from this area without having to use the front door. Sure it’s Mulgoa Road but it’s so close to Panthers, Krispy Kreme and other local Restaurants. Short walk to Penrith Station, Kmart & Westfields. If you don’t mind living on a main road then call Helen to book an inspection.

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Sale $269,000 View Saturday 3.00-3.30pm David Turner 4732 3333 raywhitepenrith.com

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Werrington Downs 54 Tanbark Circuit 4 BEDROOMS ON A 790M2 BLOCK

Large family home sitting on a 790m2 block. Features include a brand new main bathroom, new carpet and polished timber floors in lounge room and hall entry and also freshly painted. Also featured are 2 living areas, study and recreational room overlooking the inground pool. This corner block also boasts a detached 5.9 x 5.5m garage. Blocks this size are becoming increasingly rare.

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Auction Auction 7th April 2012 @ 11am in rooms 3/308 High Street, Penrith View Sat 11.00-11.30am David Turner 4732 3333 raywhitepenrith.com

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Cranebrook 114 Grays Lane EXTRA LARGE 4 BEDROOM HOME - PRESTIGIOUS LOCATION

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Sale $485,000 View Saturday 12.00-12.30pm Matthew Gobbo 4732 3333 raywhitepenrith.com

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4732 3333 Proudly presented by Penrith

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Sale Offers Over $399,000 View Saturday 11.00-11.30am Steve Jackson 4732 3333 raywhitepenrith.com

Cranebrook

Call for your Free Market Review... 4732 3333

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Immaculate presentation is what you will find throughout this spacious home. Comprising of three generous bedrooms all with built in wardrobes, ensuite to main bedroom, formal sunken lounge room and gourmet kitchen with dishwasher opening on to a roomy TV/family and dining area. Outside you will find an in-ground pool and entertaining area with plenty of yard to spare on this 693m2 block. There is also a large garage and storage area with oodles of ceiling room to extend the home later if you wish. Located in a sought after part of Cranebrook and close to shops, schools and buses this home is a prize on itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own and should be a high priority on your inspection list.

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Cranebrook 24 Waterfall Crescent IN A CLASS OF ITS OWN

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Situated in a North Cranebrook location this perfectly presented gorgeous 4 bedroom home has it all. Perched on the high side of the street, it has all the features you have been looking for in a quality family home in a much sort after location. Features include 4 bedrooms, 2 modern bathrooms, formal lounge room, formal dining room, large rumpus room and a stunning modern European style kitchen with European appliances, gas heating and cooking. All bedrooms have built-ins and are large and open. Special features include Split Cycle air conditioning, ceiling fans to all rooms, alarm system + the property is fully installed with $10,000 worth of brand new solar panels. All located on a large corner block with plenty of car accommodation. Located close to schools shops and all public transport facilities.

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Integra 23

By Eden Brae Homes LOT 3003 NORTHRIDGE ROAD, JORDAN SPRINGS

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Stunning home with contemporary finishes at Jordan Springs

• Large kitchen with walk-in pantry • 20mm benchtops, stainless steel appliances and dishwasher • Separate multipurpose room • Master suite with ensuite and walk-in robes • Alarm system • Remote control garage door

The Integra 23 by Eden Brae Homes is an excellent choice for home buyers seeking quality and contemporary finishes, offering a large open plan kitchen layout with generous sized bedrooms. Pay just 10% deposit with the balance due on completion of the home, making this the easy way to move to Jordan Springs.

Integra 21

By Eden Brae Homes

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LOT 3038 NORTHRIDGE ROAD, JORDAN SPRINGS Fixed price home and land

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By Edgewater Homes

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$489,000

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$545,000

• Large kitchen with walk-in pantry • 20mm benchtops, stainless steel appliances and dishwasher • Quality carpet and tile package • Master suite with ensuite and walk-in robes • Alarm system • Remote control garage door

• Large kitchen with walk-in butler’s pantry • 20mm caesarstone benchtops in kitchen, quality appliances and dishwasher • Quality carpet and tile package • Master suite with ensuite and walk-in robes • Timber stacker sliding doors • Remote control garage door • Front and rear landscaping

• Large open plan living and kitchen • Walk-in butler’s pantry • 20mm caesarstone benchtops in kitchen • Resort-style undercover alfresco • Downlights to entry, hallway and kitchen • Timber stacker sliding doors • Double garage with remote control door

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This remarkable house is tailor made for large families, with a focus on living, entertaining and recreational areas. Situated on a level, stunning 1 acre block, this spacious house sprawls over a unique one level floor plan, offering a standard of living for the large family that is not to be missed. Featuring open spaces, extra large rooms, five spacious bedrooms plus study, huge outdoor entertaining area and inground pool, beautifully landscaped gardens plus many other exceptional features, including: • Open plan living and dining, in addition to large formal dining and living rooms • Huge kitchen with breakfast island, walk-in pantry and quality modern finishes • 5 spacious bedrooms with built-ins, master bedroom featuring ensuite and walk-in robe • Sixth bedroom or study • 3 bathrooms, main with large spa

• Games/rumpus room • Large pool/sunroom featuring beautiful Jarrah timber bar • Huge 13 metre solar-heated in ground pool • Kitchen and sunroom flow out to pool, bbq area, undercover patios and outdoor dining • 3 car secured garage plus storage, further car spaces • Fully ducted air conditioning

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A lifestyle like no other OPEN FOR INSPECTION Sat 24/3/12 & 31/3/12 from 11:30am-12:00pm Contact managing agent Joandarc Khouzame for more information and to book your inspection time Joandarc- 0435 682 194 joandarc@joandarcrealty.com.au

Glenmore Park

Penrith

Conveniently located in walking distance to town centre, transport and schools, this well looked after 3 bedroom family home features spacious living areas, great kitchen, two bathrooms, landscaped garden and outdoor entertaining area and double garage. Beautifully carpeted and tiled throughout, this neatly presented home is perfectly positioned for the growing family or savvy investor.

A great opportunity for the large family or astute investor lies in this spacious, clean and very well looked after four bedroom family home. Conveniently located and beautifully presented, features include: • Ensuite in master bedroom, Built-ins in all bedrooms • Open plan living with two living areas, Outdoor entertaining area • Spacious yard, Double lock-up garage, Air conditioning • Beautifully tiled and carpeted throughout

COMMERCIAL WAREHOUSES + OFFICES

Great home, great location!

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JOANDARC REALTY 5 Layton St Camperdown | P: 9557 7070 | F: 9516 1756

Large new warehouse compound of four units, including: • One large two level unit comprising three offices, conference room, bathroom and four car spaces • Three single offices with bathroom and two car spaces each • All currently leased with great rental income

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o/o $469,000 Jordan Springs

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Main dwelling: • 3 bedrooms - 2 with built-ins • Two large living areas + meals area + polished timber floors • Internal laundry + separate toilet + 2nd bathroom • Ceiling fans + fire place • In-ground swimming pool + garden shed x2 • Double carport + lock-up carport Granny flat: • Family/rumpus room + kitchenette • Large 1 bedrooms • Ensuite + external access

• 4 good size bedrooms all with built-ins • Master bedroom with huge walk-in robe • Combined formal lounge, dining and kitchen • Large kitchen with omega appliances + breakfast bar • Separate home cinema room + air conditioning • Double garage + internal access + store room + remote doors • Large alfresco dining area + undercover front patio

Situated in a popular location, this exceptional family home embraces family living at its finest. Boasting exceptional generous living proportion, this fabulous family home has so much to offer. With large living areas, functional floor plan and central location, close to Southlands shopping centre, local schools and transport. If you are looking for a home to accommodate the entire family, then look no further. By appointment only.

This gorgeous family home is currently under construction. Situated on a large 605 m2 approx this GJ GARDNER built family home is a must to inspect. Featuring 4 bedrooms, study and numerous living areas and quality inclusions throughout. If you are looking to build, then why not speak to dukes estate agents about further information.

o/o $319,000 Emu Heights

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Land Size 636m2 approx

• 3 great sized bedrooms all with built-ins • Master bedroom with ensuite • Combined lounge and dining rooms • Huge kitchen + stainless steel appliances + gas cook top • Floating floor boards + ceilings fans + alarm • Single garage + internal access • Rear decking with undercover entertainment area + rear garden shed

• 4 bedrooms all with built-ins, main with renovated ensuite • Huge main living plus family room • Walk thru modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances and natural gas cook top • Exposed raked ceilings, stunning blue gum timber floorboards, security shutters, ducted air plus alarm • Sparkling in ground salt water solar heated pool beside the equally impressive undercover entertaining area • Double garage plus secured carport ideal for boats, trailers or caravans.

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• 4 large bedrooms all with custom built-ins • Master bedroom with renovated ensuite • Formal lounge + dining areas • Gorgeous renovated kitchen + stone bench tops + stainless steel appliances + gas cooktop • Polished timber floor boards + r/c ducted air conditioning • Freshly painted + new carpet in bedrooms • Undercover entertainment area + side access + detached single garage + large yard

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Situated in a very popular street, surrounded by equally impressive homes. On a flat block with no stairs and transformed by a recent redesign with an emphasis on open plan living and outdoor entertaining. Call today for your private viewing.

o/o $419,000 Leonay

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A charming two storey townhouse with many enduring qualities, this immaculately kept home is the essence of low maintenance living. Enjoy the an easy care lifestyle close to shops, schools and transport. Call today for your exclusive inspection.

Penrith

• 4 great sized bedrooms all with built Ins • Master with ensuite + study and two double built Ins • Ducted air con plus alarm • Large country cottage kitchen highlighted by the stunning led light skylight, original + and hardwood polished floor boards combine gracefully with the 9 ft ceilings throughout • Beautiful leafy aspect with gorgeous views from all rooms at the front of the home • Oversized 1.5 garage with remote control panel lift door and internal access • Undercover entertaining area which leads to the very private rear yard with in ground salt water pool and level grassed area for the kids to play • Dual access to park the boat, caravan or trailer, plus substantial under house storage • Close to parklands, schools, shops & transport

Fresh, light and practical, this spacious home has received a tasteful interior transformation thats perfect for a young family. Set on a large 651 m2 approx parcel of land, close to shops, schools and transport. Call today for your exclusive inspection.

Property Management 10/86 Henry St, Penrith 4722 2626

Penrith 10/86 Henry St, Penrith 4722 2626

$579,000

Situated on a commanding corner block in one of the districts most sought after suburbs, this gracious residence creates a lasting impression with a very generous floor plan showcasing traditional details along with stylish renovations/extensions. It makes a superb family home for the entertainer with a focus on easy in/ outdoor living. You will not be disappointed.

Emu Plains 281 Great Western Hwy, Emu Plains 4735 6600

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Emu Plains

South Penrith Better Be Quick

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

OPEN HOUSE: Saturday 12.00-12.40pm 12 McCauley Crescent

Glenmore Park

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o/o $399,000

o/o $389,000

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Situated in one of South Penrith’s most popular streets, this house has been transformed in to a great family home for all to enjoy. You can make changes to any home but what you cannot change is the location and this location is at the top of the tree.You will not be disappointed.

OPEN HOUSE: Saturday 10.00-10.40am 9 Price Street

Leonay Calling All Builders & Handyman + Study

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• 4 bedrooms - 3 with built-ins + ceiling fans • master bedroom with renovated ensuite and walk-in robe • formal entry + gorgeous renovated bathroom + separate toilet • contemporary stye kitchen + caesar stone bench tops + miele appliances (gas cooktop) + dishwasher • combined lounge + dining + room for possible expansion + custom built study + internal laundry + 3rd shower & toilet • undercover entertainment area + built-in BBQ • enormous rear decking + retained rear large yard • double garage + remote control panel lift timber doors Spread over a large 653 m2 approx block in one of leonay s best streets, this partly completed/renovated home awaits its new owners. Boasting a gorgeous renovated kitchen with miele appliances and stone bench tops, this home also features three renovated bathrooms and custom built cabinetry throughout. There is completion of building works that need to be addressed, plus council certificate required. Open home every Saturday between 2:00pm to 2:40pm. Auction on site 3pm on the 31st of March 2012.

OPEN HOUSE: Saturday 2.00-2.40pm 39 Beauty Point Crescent

Property Management 10/86 Henry St, Penrith 4722 2626

Penrith 10/86 Henry St, Penrith 4722 2626

Emu Plains 281 Great Western Hwy, Emu Plains 4735 6600

Commercial 86 Henry St, Penrith 4722 5088

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A character filled home for those who love to entertain, this residence presents with a smart renovation, stylish finishes and light filled spaces that flow effortlessly to the outdoors. Complete with size and location, this fabulous family home is one NOT to be missed. Call today to book your exclusive inspection.

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ON SITE 31st March 2012 @ 3pm 39 Beauty Point Cres

• 5 bedrooms all with built-ins • master bedroom with renovated ensuite + huge fitted walk-in robe • formal lounge and dining area + r/c ducted air conditioning • gorgeous renovated kitchen + dishwasher + gas cooktop + breakfast bar • huge rumpus and family rooms + ample storage • double garage + internal access + remote panel lift doors • enormous undercover entertainment area (gable roof) + ceiling fan • in-ground swimming pool + fully landscaped gardens + corner block + side access + shade sails

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• 3 bedrooms plus study/utility room • 2nd living/kids playroom • Ducted Air Con • Renovated kitchen with 2nd toilet and shower in laundry • Near new undercover deck • Above ground pool in immaculate condition • Close to parklands, schools, shops & transport

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David Marlene James Andrew

Aaron

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Christian Shane Graham Felipe

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HASTA LA VISTA LANDLORD

Three bedroom townhouse in a convenient location close to schools, shops and transport. Boasting built-in robes to two of the three bedrooms, modern kitchen, neat and tidy bathroom, internal laundry, large living area and separate dining. Outside includes a single garage and a courtyard.

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Scott Brendan Trent

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Craig

Adrian Jamie

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$379,950

The floor plan enjoys four bedrooms with built in robes to two, a separate lounge and dining area, carpet/timber floors and the comfort of split system air conditioning. Side access leads to a great sized grassed yard; there is also a carport and an internal laundry.

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If you are looking for a large home in South Penrith than this is right for you. Including four bedrooms, three bathrooms, study and two living areas, this home is ideal for the growing family. Featuring split system air conditioner, galley style kitchen and ensuite off the main, this home is a must to inspect. The landscaped yard includes an enclosed entertaining area and plenty of room for the kids to play. The wide side access leads to a tandem garage which allows plenty of secure car accommodation.

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ORCHARD HILLS

OFFERS OVER $949,950

CUL DE SAC ACREAGE!

Positioned in a whisper quiet location, this large family home awaits. It features five good size bedrooms, ensuite to master, formal lounge and dining rooms, lovely timber kitchen, meals area and two other rumpus rooms for that little bit of extra space. So when you add to this the convenience of ducted air conditioning, the four car garage, double carport, in ground swimming pool and storage areas, this home is a must to see. All this and more and is positioned on approximately one acre of land and awaits your inspection.

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OPEN HOUSE Sat 24th 1.00 to 1.40pm 3 Dianella Place OFFERS OVER $349,950

CLOSE TO CBD - 701 SQ METRES

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.

KINGSWOOD

$419,950

ORCHARD HILLS ESTATE

Contemporary style living on a flat block of land in the sort after “ORCHARD HILL’S ESTATE”. The oversized polyurethane and caeser stone Galley kitchen will capture your senses! Complemented by self closing cupboards and draws and stainless steel appliances, floor to ceiling marble tiles and heated towel rail in the bathroom. Ducted air conditioning, downlights, polished concrete floors and brand new carpet.

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CAMBRIDGE PARK

OFFERS OVER $299,950

FIRST HOME OR INVESTMENT

This cute little cottage style home has a renovated kitchen and bathroom, air conditioner plus high ceilings which add loads of character. Situated on a corner block it gives you great side access with a garage/work shop. All this and much more at a great price close to schools, shops and sporting fields.

KINGSWOOD

OFFERS OVER $189,950

WORKING WITH A BUDGET?

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 an Allworth home or the option for you to join forces with your architect and bring your own dream to life. Fairly level with street frontage and approximately 475 sqm in size this is certainly a rare opportunity.

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OFFERS OVER $379,950

CENTRAL PENRITH

With over 800m of land in one of central Penriths best streets, this is a tremendous opportunity with loads of scope to improve, redevelop or rebuild subject to council approval. Close to shops, schools, transport, specialists and the Penrith CBD, this position is highly sort after. The current home consists of four bedrooms, two bathrooms, large living room, triple garage and would rent out easily providing a great rental return while you’re getting your plans past. Call us now for more information and to book your private inspection.

SOUTH PENRITH

Positioned in a quiet street close to all amenities, this lovely home features three good size bedrooms, a large lounge room, polished timber flooring, great size modern kitchen, an updated bathroom plus a second living area. With the added benefits of a second bathroom, split system air conditioning, a fantastic sunroom, large side access (with electric gate), detached garage and the good size backyard, this home is one that should not be missed. So call us today and book your private viewing.

Penrith

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

4722 5000 4735 2121

OFFERS OVER $335,000

RENOVATED AND LOVED

Emu Plains 91 Great Western Hwy Emu Plains NSW 2750

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Glenmore Park

Cranebrook

30 Mulgoa Road Regentville NSW 2745

Shop 9 Borrowdale Way Cranebrook NSW 2749

4733 6999

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Jim

David Marlene James Andrew

Aaron

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Christian Shane Graham Felipe

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GLENMORE PARK

$679,000

STUNNING FAMILY ENTERTAINER!

Situated in one of Glenmore Parks finest locations is this magnificent family home. Features include, four bedrooms with builtin’s (walk-in robes to three), study, double garage with auto doors, three bathrooms and multiple formal and casual living areas. The amazing designer kitchen opens out to an expansive dining and entertaining area that enjoys a beautiful aspect out to the magnificently landscaped rear yard. With extras such as a covered entertaining area, alarm, ducted air and ducted vacuum and immaculate presentation this home will impress the fussiest of buyers looking for their dream home to raise their family.

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GLENMORE PARK

$669,000

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Kieran Philippa

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OPEN HOUSE Sat 24th 11.00 to 11.40am 29 Knox Street

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GLENMORE PARK

$529,000

YOU HAVE GOT TO SEE THIS!

Immaculate in its presentation this four bedroom home offers an ensuite to the main bedroom with walk-in robe as well, ducted air, a large and private backyard, beautiful tiling throughout, down lights, stunning kitchen and bathrooms with stone bench tops, internal access from the double garage, an alarm and even the width to create side access if you wish. If you are looking for clean lines and a sophisticated open plan design then we strongly suggest an inspection before this opportunity passes you by!

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OFFERS OIVER $585,000

BRAND NEW - THREE LIVING AREAS!

With new homes going up everywhere it is easy to find a lot of them all looking and feeling the same. This is far from the case here with a magnificent blend of styles culminating in a stylish and well proportioned custom built home. Featuring four bedrooms, two bathrooms, three living areas, alfresco entertaining, large backyard, and designer finishes such as polished concrete flooring and LED down lights throughout. If you are not wanting to go through all the problems with building and just want a brand new home to move into you will love this opportunity.

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When looking for lifestyle this large tri level home offers a number of living options, whether a family looking to expand or professional couple wanting a modern lifestyle. If you were considering a “downsize” then again the lifestyle will attract. You will enjoy the four bedrooms and study plus rumpus living along with formal lounge and dining. The main has ensuite with “his and hers” walk in robe and north facing balcony. Positioned in a quiet location plus other features of ducted air, ducted vacuum plus undercover entertaining.

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OPEN HOUSE Sat 24th 12.00 to 12.40pm 38 Allison Drive

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SIDE ACCESS - LEVEL AND CARAVAN STORAGE

Should you be needing a yard and room to store your boat, trailer or caravan or maybe work vehicle then book an appointment to inspect this quality four bedroom home. The kitchen has been renovated with granite bench tops and there is room to enjoy life with formal lounge and dining room plus family area and rumpus room. The undercover entertaining overlooks the private yard with large storage shed. Your summer comfort is ensured with ducted air upstairs and split system air in the lounge and rumpus rooms.

Glenmore Park 30 Mulgoa Road Regentville NSW 2745

4733 6999

Emu Plains 91 Great Western Hwy Emu Plains NSW 2750

4735 8888

GLENMORE PARK

OFFERS OVER $610,000

ONE OFF DESIGN - MASTER BUILT

The special character of this large five bedroom home strikes you immediately on entering the sunken lounge with high cathedral ceilings. Downstairs offers an open kitchen, family and rumpus area plus formal dining overlooking the solar heated in ground pool area. Plus having large study, laundry with toilet, and internal access to the triple garage. Upstairs enjoy the mountain views from the main bedroom and ensuite with corner spa. All five bedrooms have built in’s and other features include ducted air upstairs, ducted vacuum, laundry chute, foxtel to bedrooms.

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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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CRANEBROOK

OFFERS OVER $385,000

MODERN DELIGHT IN NORTH CRANEBROOK

If you have a growing family or you are simply looking for a modern low maintenance four bedroom family home, then look no further. In a whisper quiet cul-de-sac location in arguably one of the best streets in North Cranebrook, this home is close to Corpus Christi School, sporting fields and shopping centre. Inside there are two living areas, ducted air conditioning plus a brilliant modern kitchen and a single garage. There is also a good sized yard for the kids to play. This home is certainly the complete package so call us now to organise an inspection.

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This brilliantly priced three bedroom home is perfect for your first home or astute investor as there is a lot of potential subject to council approval. This cute little cottage style home has a renovated kitchen and bathroom, air conditioner plus high ceilings which add loads of character. Situated on a corner block it gives you great side access with a garage/work shop. All this and much more close to schools, shops and sporting fields. Call us now to organise an inspection.

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CRANEBROOK

Situated at the base of the Blue Mountains and close to Penrith Lakes Scheme and Penrith CBD is this block of land approximately 443m2 waiting to build your dream home. With stamp duty exemptions available and extra facilities such as community tennis court, children’s play area, community centre and brilliant walkways around the waterways.

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Consisting of Four good size rooms, three with built ins, two neat & tidy bathrooms, large lounge area, separate dining, modern and open plan kitchen, family room separate for the kids, an internal laundry and ducted air conditioning, Outside includes undercover entertaining, above ground swimming pool, single garage plus an outdoor rumpus room which could be used for a third living area or a business from home

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Arguably one of the finest acreage properties you’ll see is this residence in a prestige location on five glorious acres. This double brick master built home boasts a flexible floor plan of either five bedrooms plus office, or four bedrooms, office, plus in laws/teenage retreat that is self-contained. There is vast and open plan living areas plus a stunning kitchen with island bench and quality modern and gas appliances plus ducted air-conditioning. Inside there is a gymnasium with a 12 person spa and once you step outside you’ll enjoy the brilliant barbeque/entertainment area which overlooks the salt water in ground pool. If you love a game of tennis there is a floodlight tennis court plus there is a total of six car garaging and a pure quality parcel of land to be enjoyed.

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If you are looking for a secure investment or you just want to wait for the DHA lease to expire and enjoy yourself you’ll love this spacious three bedroom home on a huge 856m2 block of land in a whisper quiet location in a whisper quiet North Cranebrook location.

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DOUBLE GARAGE PLUS 720SQM BLOCK!

Boasting three bedrooms with two built-in robes, 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.

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CRANEBROOK (WATERSIDE)

OFFERS OVER $619,950

CONTEMPORARY MAGIC

This stylish and contemporary home offers both size and class. Consisting of four large bedrooms with downstairs study/ bedroom, ensuite with caesar stone vanity, walk-in robe to main and built-in robes to all. There is also ducted air conditioning, gas cooking and stylish downlights throughout. There are vast and open plan living areas, double garage plus magnificent caesar stone benchtops and a gourmet style kitchen for the masterchefs. If you love to entertain then you’ll the verandah/barbeque area with gorgeous lake views plus a 10 person spa to relax after a tough day. Call us now to inspect this masterpiece.

CRANEBROOK

If you need a large four bedroom home that meets all the family needs and more than the search is over. This home located in North Cranebrook has formal and informal living areas plus ducted air conditioning with ensuite to the main bedroom and walk-in robe. The presentation on this property is second to none, freshly painted and new carpet throughout with double car garage with remote doors. All this and more in a convenient location close to Corpus Christi School, Parks and Transport.

Cranebrook

Emu Plains

Blaxland

Glenbrook

Springwood

Shop 9 Borrowdale Way Cranebrook NSW 2749

Lennox Centre Emu Plains NSW 2750

134D Great Western Hwy Blaxland NSW 2774

5 Wascoe Street Glenbrook NSW 2773

7 Great Western Highway Valley Heights NSW 2777

4730 1122

4735 2121

$449,950

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Emu Plains 91 Great Western Hwy Emu Plains NSW 2750

Glenmore Park Penrith 30 Mulgoa Road Regentville NSW 2745

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With limited opportunity to enter the market in Emu Heights this family home deserves your immediate attention. Slightly elevated and resting on over 730 sqm of land it presents an opportunity to allow your family to stretch out. The floor plan combines four bedrooms with two separate living areas; there is the advantage of an internal laundry, an oversized garage with internal access and a great sized yard. With potential for further improvements this should go straight the top of your list! Call now for an inspection.

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IF YOU HAVE A FAMILY - WE HAVE THE HOME!

This home has size, an excellent floor plan and loads of storage space. It consists of four bedrooms plus study, a multitude of living areas stretching across two levels, an abundance of storage, double garage, ducted air-conditioning, great sized fully fenced yard and located on the Glenbrook village side in a quiet cul-de-sac. Just an easy downhill stroll to village shops, cafés, bushwalks and easy access to the highway. So if you and your family are currently bursting at the seams at your current home, then this large home may be a great option. Call today to book your private inspection.

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LEONAY

$449,950

FOUR BEDROOMS IN LEONAY FOR HOW MUCH?

A great opportunity exists to buy a home at entry point in Leonay. This ever popular section of Leonay is known for its flat blocks and close proximity to the golf course. Also located moments from the river this package boasts, four bedrooms timber flooring, renovated kitchen and a great back yard complete with open entertaining area. There is also the comfort of split system air conditioning, a second toilet and accommodation for two cars. Homes in this price range are seldom found in Leonay so don’t delay booking an inspection to break into the Leonay property market.

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$529,950

1,200 SQUARE METRES WITH REAR ACCESS

Leave the world behind as you reach the end of the private driveway that leads to this spacious Beechwood residence. The practical layout enjoys four bedrooms, a formal lounge/dining arrangement and the advantage of a family and rumpus room. Ducted air conditioning controls comfort, there is an ensuite, built in wardrobes and a double garage with internal access. The covered timber decking will look after your social events, and there is a great sized yard for the kids. Other features include two water tanks, solar hot water and single carport.

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OFFERS OVER $685,000

This established residence rests on over 800sqm of land and is located on a stretch of road that will make you the envy of your friends. The block’s wide frontage compliments the attractive façade and is improved by a spacious four bedroom family home. Along with this there are two bathrooms, two separate living areas, a study, the comfort of split system air conditioning and immaculate presentation throughout. Landscaped gardens have been superbly maintained and can be enjoyed from the comfort of the private sitting area. Call now for more information.

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OFFERS OVER $649,950

CLARENDON WARWICK ON 900+SQM

Make the most of this rare opportunity to secure a large property on a massive block! The ever popular ‘Clarendon Warwick’ design combines generous servings of living space with five bedrooms, a study, an ensuite to main and double garage. The rumpus on the lower level opens out to a great sized entertaining area that overlooks the sparkling in ground pool. With plenty of grass left over there is space for the cubby house and swing set. Well positioned in a quiet, popular location you will be doing well to find a better package. Call now or watch for open home times.

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With anticipated returns of up to $500.00 per week, this home will certainly spark the attention of an astute investor. In total there are up to five bedrooms, a study/office with separate access, two bathrooms and the comfort of ducted air conditioning throughout. The kitchen and kitchenette have been well maintained, there are two living areas, an internal laundry and roller shutters (some electric). Suitable for the extended family, home office or teenagers retreat you’ll love the many options the lower level could accommodate. Call now to book an appointment.

EMU PLAINS

OFFERS OVER $329,950

RECLAIM YOUR WEEKENDS

This well positioned corner villa offers access to the visitor’s car spaces and letterboxes. Within this immaculate villa are stunning timber floors that lead to two bedrooms with built in wardrobes, a lounge and dining area and a modern kitchen with ample cupboard space. Split system air conditioning controls comfort, the skylight helps with natural light and all this is positioned with an easy care yard. Additional features include a single remote garage, private courtyard and handy location close to the Lennox Shopping Centre. With more time to spend with friends and family you’ll love this senior’s living opportunity.

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Glenmore Park

Blaxland

Glenbrook

Cranebrook

Springwood

Penrith

Lennox Centre Emu Plains NSW 2750

30 Mulgoa Road Regentville NSW 2745

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5 Wascoe Street Glenbrook NSW 2773

Shop 9 Borrowdale Way Cranebrook NSW 2749

7 Great Western Highway Valley Heights NSW 2777

429 High Street Penrith NSW 2750

4735 2121

4733 6999

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Highly sought, seldom found Superbly transformed with a modern facade and positioned in a popular part of Emu Plains is this spacious family home. The property consists of four bedrooms each with a built wardrobe and ceiling fan, two spacious living areas separated by a beautiful modern kitchen and spacious eat in dining area. The family room leads out to the sparkling in ground pool that is complimented by a covered entertaining area, all resting on a great sized 923sqm (approximately) block. The side access is met with a double carport and a detached studio currently utilised as a teenagers retreat. Homes like this are seldom found so we suggest you book your inspection.

Emu Plains

Cheap acreage In a prominent street frontage location in a convenient position between Penrith and Richmond, this brilliantly priced parcel of land just under five acres approximately has got to be one of the best buys of the year. Zoned RU4 there are many possibilities and opportunities subject to council approval. Escape the rat race and give us a call and build your dream on this brilliant block close to schools, shops and is a must to inspect! So don’t delay and call us now for more information and a site inspection. Land Size: 19,409.8m2 Approximate

Londonderry

$ 525,000

Contact Jim Aitken + Partners Emu Plains on 4735 8888 or 4735 2121 • www.jimaitken.com.au

$470,000

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he team at Penrith YMCA were keen to dive in and make a diff erence at a national swimathon earlier this month. A team of seven swimmers from Penrith took part in the YMCA swimathon at Hawkesbury Oasis on Sunday, March 11. They were able to beat their goal by raising $1,700, which will fund learn-to-swim classes for disadvantaged children in the

local region. Craig Lambeth, YMCA Penrith-based group manager, swam 4km on the day and was proud to be part of a great community event and raise money for a vital cause. “It is a tragedy that in 2010-2011, 107 people drowned in NSW alone, which was 34 per cent of the total drownings in Australia,” he said. “Preventing drowning starts here, in our communities, and the team at YMCA Penrith wanted to do our bit to ensure more local children learn vital swimming skills.”

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he Hockeyroos are one of Australia’s most successful sporting teams and as the team prepares to bring home Olympic gold for a fourth time, Penrith’s Jade Close will be right in the middle of all the action. Selected in the national under 21 side when she was just 15, Close has always been very passionate about hockey. “My sister’s school team played hockey

on the weekends and they were short a couple of players. I always carried around a hockey stick and so mum let me play in the side for them and I scored the team’s fi rst goal for the season one match later,” Close recalls. Close made her debut in 2010 for the acclaimed national side and is now based in Perth with team. She said that she feels confi dent about her selection for London as a striker. “Its an even par across the group so I just have to concentrate on performing consistently,” she said.

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A glimpse of form for the coming Renshaw Cup was provided when the Penrith Paceway conducted the $15,000 PDF Distributors Cup last Th ursday night. This top class race sponsored by Chippys Food Distributors is run over the same 2525 metre distance as the Renshaw Cup and is regarded as a lead up to the Renshaw. The race provided a test of speed and endurance with the ultimate winner Romany Stride ($1.90) with Luke McCarthy having to work hard three wide before settling outside the leader, Lombo Tattoo. He went on to win from Nobody Knows with Lombo Tattoo running an honest third. A couple of tough runs were put up by the winners of the fi rst two races. In the first Stephanie Major ($3.90) with Jim Douglas began a three wide run from the 600 metre then held on strongly to win from last start winner Waste of Time. Th en in the second the Victorian visitor Waterslide ($2.40) with Rob Morris worked hard throughout and had to pull out all stops to hang on and win from Lady Lauraine. Ex Kiwi trainer driver, Nicole Molander, had a good night winning back-to-back races eight and nine. In both races she was

able to lead and dictate the speed with Shezanelsu ($2.20) in race eight and It’s My Style ($1.80) in race nine. Luke McCarthy was also able to complete a training driving double when he won the 2-year-old event in race seven with Mink Stride ($2.60). The second placegetter Lethal Kiss finished very fast from midfi eld and is certainly one to keep following. The whole night was one for the favourite backers with only two outsiders being able to greet the judge. Hot Ripple ($43.80) with Michael Towers was able to get out from an inside run to win race three from the well backed Ellejays Princess. Then in race four Cold Native ($20.10) with Murray Sullivan was able to outstay the favourite Western River in a tough struggle over the last 200 metres of the journey. Other winners to win on the 10 race program were Equal Terms ($3.90) with Josh Willick in the sixth and Ruinate ($1.70) with Mark Rolfe in the 10th. Equal Terms was able to break through after a series of good placed and unplaced runs and deserved the win. However Ruinate was backing up from a last start win and several placings and was sent out at a very short price.

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The Greater Western Sydney Giants and Sydney Swans will play for the White Ribbon Trophy in the inaugural Sydney Derby at ANZ Stadium on Saturday. The announcement was made at Tuesday’s press conference at Luna Park overlooking the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge by White Ribbon chairman Andrew O’Keefe along with Luke Power and Kevin Sheedy from the Giants.

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aturday, March 24 will not only mark the start of the 2012 AFL Premiership season, but it will also see the 18th team join the competition. The Greater Western Sydney Giants will start their first ever campaign in the AFL against the Sydney Swans at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night. The Giants breathed a huge sigh of relief on Monday night, when the AFL tribunal cleared Israel Folau, the NRL convert, of two charges of rough conduct coming out of their last pre-season hit out against Richmond on Saturday in Canberra. The trip to Manuka Oval not only resulted in a 74 point loss to an almost full strength Tigers team, but to add salt to the wound, Tom Scully was injured in an accidental head clash with Folau. The collision resulted in a depressed cheekbone, which will force the former Melbourne player and prize recruit to miss the opening game of the year. The game did, however, provide one last opportunity for coach Kevin Sheedy to experiment with his young side before the start of the season proper. GWS take into the Derby 1 clash with the Swans a relatively inexperienced team due to veterans Dean Brogan, Luke Power

and Setanta O’hAilpin due to miss the historical start to the season with injury. James McDonald, ex-Port Adelaide Premiership player Chad Cornes and co-captains Phil Davis and Callum Ward, should all be available for the first clash with their cross town rivals. There are also some young Giants looking to prove themselves in the big game, Steve Coniglio, Will Hoskin-Elliott, Dom Tyson, Devon Smith, Nathan Wilson, Jeremy Cameron and Adam Kennedy to name a few. These young men have shown in the NAB pre-season games that they will develop into very handy players for GWS in the future. Sydney will go into the clash with a near full strength squad to select from with the only injury worries to Ryan O’Keefe and Matt Spangher. Adam Goodes has had a great preseason and is the man to stop if GWS have any chance of creating an unlikely upset. Regardless of the result, there is one thing we know for sure, and that is it will be a once in a life time history-making contest. Michelle will write the Giants Report each and every week. Send your feedback to news@westernweekender.com.au or call 4722 2998.

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wo of rugby league’s fiercest rivals do battle this weekend and the vital clash between Parramatta and Penrith comes with both clubs at a crossroads. As both teams were smashed last weekend, the pressure is well and truly on. But it is on Eels coach, Stephen Kearney, more than anyone. Speculation has begun that Kearney’s job is in danger and with the Eels searching for their first win of the season against Penrith, it will only intensify if they lose. On Monday, in wet conditions at Parramatta Stadium, Kearney and Panthers coach Ivan Cleary joined Luke Walsh, Luke Lewis, Nathan Hindmarsh and Tim Mannah to talk up the

blockbuster Friday night match. Both Lewis and Hindmarsh were disappointed with the efforts of their respective teams last weekend. “We were disgraceful so we need to pick our act up this week and we need to work hard on the training park to have any chance against Parra,” Lewis said. “It was quite embarrassing to be honest with you... we know as a group we are better than that,” Hindmarsh said. Hindmarsh said speculation about Kearney’s job was unfounded. “It’s a non-issue here,” he told Fox Sports. “We have 100 per cent faith in Steve and the job he is doing.”

Kearney says it’s all about pride. “It’s a great opportunity for us to put things right and to show a bit of pride in our jumper,” he said at Monday’s press conference. Cleary knows it’s a mighty match. “It’s a good time and a good build-up to see a pretty competitive and passionate game on Friday night,” he said. Panthers team v Eels: Coote, Uaisele, Jennings, Tighe, Simmons, Burns, Walsh, McKendry, Kingston, Grant, Smith, Newton, Lewis. Bench: Galea, Weston, Austin, Simpkins, Ciraldo, Achurch. Main Picture: Jarred Stedman.

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favoured for the spoon. And that, Panthers fans, could make them very dangerous. At 0 and 3, pressure is mounting on Eels’ coach Stephen Kearney, and his men will be desperate to relieve the pressure on their beleaguered boss. Still, the Panthers will enter the match as favourites. They had the Eels’ number last year, besting them on both occasions, including a memorable golden point victory off the back of a try scored after the fulltime siren. Michael Jennings created that magical moment in one of the few highlights of his otherwise indifferent season. While he’s started 2012 more promisingly, a poorly disciplined showing against the Rabbitohs should have him salivating at the chance to atone in this Battle of the West. Of course, Jennings wasn’t the only culprit last week – the Panthers were outenthused in every facet, and Ivan Cleary will expect a big change in attitude. Top of his wish list will be full concentration from the opening whistle. A knock-on from the first half kick-off and a dumb penalty following the second opened the door for the Rabbitohs, and they needed no further invitation. If Penrith can cut out the silly errors and control the football, they should have

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Parramatta’s measure. After all, they clearly have no problem scoring points, as evidenced by their 24-point losing haul. The return of Tim Grant will help – his yardage up the middle has been sorely missed. However, it’s understood he is still in doubt for the contest. Sam McKendry had a massive game against the Roosters, and I thought Dayne Weston was a standout in a losing side last week. If all three of these fellas can fire at once, the Eels will be quaking in their boots. Meanwhile, Luke Lewis is named at lock, switching with Nathan Smith. Expect the captain to see more ball this week, with less of the wide-running game we’ve watched in the opening rounds. You may also notice a bloke named Mitch Achurch named on an extended bench. Recently signed, this 23-year-old has been tearing it up in NSW Cup – check out this footage at www.tinyurl.com/mitchachurch. Whether he finds his way into the 17 this week remains to be seen, but we expect to see plenty of this kid as the season progresses. Can the Panthers snare their second win of the season, or will the Eels rise to the occasion to post their first? It’s a short drive down the M4 to Parramatta Stadium, so get out there on Friday night and show the Panthers your support.

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The Fatal Five: We look at the moments that mattered last Sunday to the prize, grounding it just before the dead-ball line. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not too many 120kg blokes that could pull off a play like that. 3. 32nd minute â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Fancy footwork from Burns Despite the poor start, Penrith somehow get themselves back into the contest. Some razzle-dazzle play takes the Panthers from one side of the field to the next, and with the Rabbitohs on the back foot they win a penalty. Two tackles later the ball comes to Burns at first receiver, who shows tremendous footwork at the line to beat two Rabbitohs and cross untouched, atoning for his earlier mistake.

tone for the day, the Panthers giving far too much rope to a Rabbitohs outfit whose energy levels were high.

4. 37th minute â&#x20AC;&#x201C; McKendry hits Reynolds late Now 18-12 down, the Panthers are looking to head into half-time trailing by a single converted try. However, that notion is put to pasture when Sam McKendry charges recklessly at Adam Reynoldsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; legs as he puts the ball up for a bomb. The tackle draws an immediate penalty, Souths take the two, and all of a sudden the deficit is eight. To make matters worse, Chris Armit gives away the exact same penalty one minute later to extend the gap to 10.

2. 13th minute â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Taylor pulls off some magic The Rabbitohs are already 12-0 up and dominating field position. Stepping into dummy half on the left flank, Dave Taylor cuts inside and spies some space in the in-goal. He drops the ball on the toe, races through at speed and beats Lachlan Coote

5. 41st minute - Jennings concedes silly penalty Without a doubt, Penrith need to be the first team to score in the second half. That pursuit is threatened, however, when Michael Jennings gives away a silly penalty on the first tackle after the restart, ultimately leading to a Souths try.

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wo of the Penrith Panthers’ most popular stars got a huge buzz on Tuesday when they took part in the annual ‘World’s Greatest Shave’, raising money for the Leukaemia Foundation. Penrith wingers Michael Gordon and

Sandor Earl joined 10-year-old student Declan Filtness at Hazelbrook Public School, where they got their nicely gelled heads of hair snipped clean off. Injured Panther, Michael Gordon, said he jumped at the chance to share the stage with teammate, Sandor Earl, to help out an important cause. “I heard he (Earl) was doing it and I know how attached he is to his looks and his hair, so I thought I can’t let him do it by himself

and I’m not fussed about my hair, so I’m happy to donate it,” he said. The event was put on to raise money for seriously ill children including two-year-old Scarlett Lay from western Sydney, who is most likely the only person in Australia currently fighting clear cell sarcoma of the kidney – an extremely rare and aggressive form of cancer. Gordon explained his own personal connection to the cause with a former

teammate from his junior days battling the dreaded disease. “One of my mates from my footy team growing up had cancer when he was young,” Gordon said. “It was very hard to deal with at the time, seeing your mate lose all his hair, but he pulled through in the end.” Fellow Panther and part-time model, Sandor Earl, said he was feeling the nerves when he heard the buzz of the clippers behind his ear. “I was definitely nervous up there on stage because I haven’t shaved my head since I was a kid, so it’s been a while, that’s why I’m feeling a bit naked,” he laughed. “I was actually planning to shave my head for a bit of a change and it was just a coincidence that it linked in with the ‘World’s Greatest Shave’ and then before you know it we are up here doing it for a good cause.” Last week, Earl was selected as one of Cleo magazine’s Top 50 ‘Bachelors of the Year’ and hopes shaving his head doesn’t hurt his chances of taking out the title. “At least it shows a different side to me,” he joked. “There’s a photo up on the internet of me with hair and now there’s one with not, so we’re running with two angles, let’s see how that goes.” On a rugby league front, Earl said he hopes to push his way back into the first grade squad over the next few rounds, while winger Michael Gordon’s recovery from a broken ankle is coming along well. He still has another month before he’s off the crutches and heads straight to rehab to hopefully re-join the side this season.

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Loving Mondays Penrith has been given a third Monday night game, just 10 rounds into the 2012 season. The National Rugby League confirmed on Wednesday that Penrith’s round 10 clash with the Dragons would be played on Monday, May 14 at Centrebet Stadium. It follows already scheduled Monday night away trips against Manly in round six and Newcastle in round eight. Meanwhile, the NRL also released details for round nine this week. The game between Penrith and Melbourne has been scheduled for Saturday, May 5 at 7.30pm at Centrebet Stadium.

Panthers, which are used by Windsor when not required for first grade. Windsor Wolves Team Manager, Charlie Vella, said he’s noticed a real difference in the relationship between his club and the Penrith Panthers. “Things have been much better since Ivan Cleary and Phil Gould have come on board. The pair have been tremendous in terms of communication and are giving our players a real shot in the top grade,” he said. This Saturday, March 24, the Wolves return to their local stomping ground, Windsor Sporting Complex, to take on the ninth placed North Sydney Bears. Panther fans are encouraged to get out to the game on Saturday night to cheer the Wolves back on track.

Origin in Penrith Penrith is quickly becoming the new home of State of Origin rugby league. Following news that Penrith would be the base for the NSW camp this year, there’s now news that Centrebet Stadium will host the first under 20’s State of Origin match later this year. Australian Rugby League Commission Marketing Director, Paul Kind, has confirmed that the league has accepted a submission from Penrith to host the game. It’s hoped a massive crowd will be in attendance, particularly given no NRL matches will be played that weekend. The game will be played on Saturday, April 21.

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