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STORM HITS It was quick, but it left behind plenty of destruction. A major storm hit Penrith late last week, bringing with it heavy rain, hail and wind gusts of more than 105km/h. The storm left homes without power and plenty of trees down across the area, keeping the local SES exceptionally busy. Meanwhile, power was out for hours in St Marys on Tuesday after a truck crash created a raft of problems.

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Members of the Penrith Lions Club are devastated that their trailer full of prizes is not welcome inside Centro Nepean this year. Photo: Melinda Jane.

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fter initiating the Penrith Lions Club Christmas trailer raffle in 1980 as Club President, Allen Jeffery is devastated that for the fi rst time in 32 years the raffle will not be going ahead this Christmas. The Christmas trailer raffle, which has been held inside Centro Nepean for the past 26 years can no longer be hosted by the shopping centre due to a change in the centre layout. “I was really depressed when I got the news at the end of July that they had changed their policies – we had been told in January that we

would be allowed to bring the trailer into the shopping centre as we have done for 26 years,” he said. “I’ve been a Lions Club member for 37 years but this has really taken the wind out of my sails.” The raffle has raised money for a number of local charities but for the past 20 years the Lions Club has been donating all proceeds to the Neonatal Unit at Nepean Hospital. “Over the years funds from the raffle have enabled the purchase of much needed equipment costing in excess of $250,000,” Mr Jeffery said. “Th is year alone we have already donated $17,000 but we were hoping to raise $20,000 through the raffle to coincide with the 20th

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anniversary of our partnership with the Neonatal Unit.” The raffle has always been the biggest fundraising event on the calendar for the local Lions Club. “We have the chocolate wheel in the Plaza where we raise funds for the neonatal unit too, but the raffle has always been the biggest event of the year – each year it takes something like 800 man hours to put together and last year we sold 36,000 tickets in just seven weeks – some of our members were so dismayed [that it wouldn’t go ahead this year] they felt like walking away,” Mr Jeffery said. Continues page 6

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“There is no doubt that we would see car accidents, and most likely fatal ones” A proposal for new units at a site in Leonay has locals concerned, with some predicting serious accidents if the development goes ahead...

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eonay residents are seriously concerned that a housing development proposal for the corner of Leonay Parade and Russell Street could lead to fatal car accidents and traffic banked along the M4 if the development is given the green light. 1A Leonay Parade was owned by the Roads and Maritime Services until it was sold to Zac Homes. A proposal for two three-bedroom units has been submitted to Penrith City Council for consideration, but at a community consultation meeting on Monday afternoon, nearly 30 neighbours expressed their concern about the development. “The simple fact is that you cannot build a driveway so close to the roundabout at the corner of the two roads, where all the M4 traffic passes through to reach Leonay and Emu Plains,” said Russ Collison, who lives on an adjacent block. “I have nearly been run into numerous times trying to turn into my own driveway because people don’t slow down when exiting the M4 and the roundabout at Leonay Parade is already very dangerous. “If a driveway was built so close to the roundabout there is no doubt that we would see car accidents, and most likely fatal ones at that intersection, and traffic banked back along the M4 bridge.” Mr Collison started a petition with his neighbours and has already collected 60 signatures just through word of mouth. At the meeting on Monday other residents said they were concerned because the vacant block currently

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provides a safe and friendly thoroughfare for residents accessing the Nepean River or Leonay Golf Club. “A couple of elderly residents said that they would not feel safe walking through the area if the development went ahead because an enclosed laneway would need

to be built, which would have very little surveillance,” Mr Collison said. He said that even now his fence has been vandalised and burnt down and fears that the creation of an enclosed laneway would only encourage anti-social behaviour.

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Royal Commission the right move Only a few sceptics have suggested that Julia Gillard’s move to announce a Royal Commission into the sexual abuse of children in religious institutions and other organisations was politically based, because, in the most simplest of terms, it is the right thing to do. For too long the hand has been over the mouth of anyone who wanted to talk about this, as if it was some taboo issue that was easier to ignore. That feeling still exists in some quarters. You only have to look at top rating radio broadcasters Ray Hadley and Derryn Hinch, who have both admitted at various times that those above them have tried to water down their dogged and tireless coverage of child sexual abuse (in Hadley’s case, he’s not talking about his current 2GB bosses). A Royal Commission is indeed very serious, and it will most likely uncover the most heartbreaking and awful stories, but it will ultimately be for the better. There are two key things though that must be part of the Royal Commission if it is to have lasting results. Firstly, the sentencing of paedophiles must be looked at, as too often sentences are way below what the community has come to expect. Secondly, we must somehow develop a way to ensure that victims are not looked at as offenders themselves; as has so often happened in the past. You don’t have to speak to too many victims, or too many support organisations, to know that a child never forgets. Th is Royal Commission may indeed provide solace for victims of the past, but it should also pave the way for a much clearer, unblocked future when it comes to prevention and reporting of child sexual abuse.

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Sorry Melissa, you lose Melissa George is likely to very quickly fade away as far as being an Aussie celebrity we’re proud of (if she ever was) after her behaviour this week in regards to the show that launched her career, Home and Away. Melissa was none-too-happy that Channel Seven was planning to mention the show and her character Angel on one of their morning shows. She also abruptly

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programs. “Here were have a drug education program where the kids learn about the dangers of smoking and taking drugs.

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amily friendly no-smoking signs have been installed at 21 local schools to discourage smoking on and outside school premises. The initiative was taken by Penrith City Council after complaints by parents who were concerned that children leaving school of an afternoon were breathing in smoke passively from parents having a cigarette near school entrances. “I think that school communities will benefit greatly from these signs as a gentle reminder not to smoke around children,” explained Penrith Mayor, Mark Davies. “When you look at the signs you can see they are family oriented and families are the ones using these areas the most. “The State Government has earmarked some areas where smoking near school grounds is an issue however there was a very positive response from a number of school headmasters where there is not an overt problem but the signs were embraced to raise awareness.” Rachel Brett, a teacher and mum of two young children, Adelle and Samuel, said that the signs are absolutely wonderful. “The kids’ Pop sometimes collects them from school of an afternoon and has spoken to me before about having to walk through the smoke,” she said. “Th is is a great way to educate parents and students.” And from a teacher’s perspective too, the signs complement drug education

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Trailer not welcome: Centre says club can still sell tickets Continued from page 1 Tracie Thomson, Acting Nurse Unit Manager for the Neonatal Unit said that the staff at the hospital are very grateful for the contributions from the Lions Club over the years. “The Lions Club of Penrith has helped to make a big difference in the lives of the Hospital’s tiniest patients,” she said. “Funds raised have contributed towards humidifiers, an advanced flow nasal CPAP machine and a transcutaneous oxygen and carbon dioxide and carbon dioxide monitoring system.” A spokesperson for Centro said that it has never stopped their charities from selling raffle tickets and that free space is provided to registered charities for their activities. “We have tried to be very accommodating of the Lions Club but cannot have the trailer in the centre

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o anybody who thinks CCTV cameras are a breach of privacy – I say wake up! They aren’t there to invade your personal space or to spy on you. Security cameras are a way of keeping you safe. A street with working cameras, being monitored by trained professionals, is a lot safer to walk on than one that isn’t. I mean heaven forbid the worst did happen – wouldn’t you rather someone be watching and call for help immediately? Police could be on the scene helping you and arresting the offender before you even have time to pull out your phone and call triple zero. To me it goes back to the same old theory that if you aren’t doing anything wrong they won’t get you into trouble and if you are assaulting someone well you deserve to be arrested. Th is week I did an experiment – I walked a kilometre down George Street in the city and was spotted on nine different cameras. When I walked the same distance along Sussex Street, the next one over, I was only seen once. To me, as a woman, knowing I never left the operator’s sight on George Street is a massive comfort. A way of protecting myself. Officers told me the cameras often also provide crucial evidence in investigations – both proving and

disproving allegations, because number one the camera doesn’t lie and number two unlike a person’s memory the details don’t fade over time. When a shop or business is robbed the fi rst thing police do is ask if there are CCTV cameras fitted in the store. Those images are then released to the media to launch a public appeal for help. Police say it’s through these images that hundreds of crimes are solved each year. Assaults or robberies that may have otherwise proved too difficult. I can assure you after being in the control room this week the operators are far too busy to be sitting there watching you simply walk down a street – they are flat out trying to monitor more than a dozen screens. And none of the vision is kept or sent to YouTube – if it’s not requested by police or a member of the public it’s deleted after 28 days. So this weekend if you are heading into the city and plan on having a few drinks PLEASE walk the route with the cameras – you never know, it may just stop you being injured or worse.

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People from across the Penrith area showed their generosity once again last weekend as they banded together in support of McHappy Day, raising money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). Initial tallies indicate the charity day raised over $3 million on the weekend. Th is year the event was once again a huge success and saw thousands of people fi lter through local McDonald’s stores.

because a permanent kiosk has been installed in that space,” the spokesperson said. The spokesperson said that the Lions Club could still sell their raffle tickets but display their prizes by another means, such as a poster. Mr Jeffery said that the whole reason why the raffle has in the past been so successful is that passersby are drawn to the big, visual display of prizes and that without the display there would be little chance of the Club raising the much needed funds. When the Weekender went to take photos of the Lions Club members outside the Centro shopping centre on Wednesday, we and the members were asked to move off Centro’s property. But with any luck the Lions Club hope to have the raffle back for next Christmas. “You never know what might happen and we would love to do it again next year,” Mr Jeffery said.

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Some remain defiant, but it appears the humble video store is on the way out

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ideo stores were once a one-stop shop for family entertainment. You could pick up a couple of videos, a bag of popcorn and all you had to remember was rewind the tape after you watch it. These days, thanks to new technologies like movie kiosks, Foxtel Box Office and iTunes, video stores are a thing of the past and are closing their doors at a rapid rate. One local store attempting to buck consumer trends and get people back into the traditional way of hiring movies is Civic Video, South Penrith. Owner George Vatis said the most important strength a video store has is being able to service the whole market. “The beauty of what we offer is if you don’t know exactly what you want, come in and have a look – it’s a social experience,” he said. “Video stores give families the ability to come in. Mum and dad will select something, a two-year-old can pick something and so can a 10-year-old. There is still an underlying desire for people to want to touch things.” Mr Vatis, who has owned the Southlands-based store since 1996, admitted the industry, as a whole, was suffering and that Penrith was once a very competitive market. “Are we seeing stores close? Yes, but our store is doing okay,” he said. “In Penrith alone there were video stores in Glenmore Park, Werrington, Emu

Plains – it was by far the most competitive area I’ve known in the industry. I’ve never known a suburb with more stores represented anywhere in Australia.” One aspect that does concern Mr Vatis and his business the most is movie piracy. Movie piracy costs the industry billions of dollars each year. With faster download speeds and high-quality reproductions it’s only going to continue to steal away the market unless stricter penalties are enforced. “Piracy worries me the most,” Mr Vatis said. “With movie kiosks and Foxtel we can make a solid business argument and we can say we can compete against that. But when you talk about piracy, how can you make a solid business case against it?” General Manager of Civic Video Australia, Rod Laycock, agreed, saying business was tougher than what it used to be and that the physical product is still very much in demand. “DVD and Blu-Ray is still as popular as it’s ever been. Foxtel is a great service but some people don’t like subscriptions and that’s where the local video store comes into its own,” he said. A spokesperson from one of Civic Video’s modern day competitors, Hoyts Kiosks (formerly known as Oovie), said research suggests that more and more consumers are switching to the vending machine format. “As video stores continue to shut down locations, Hoyts Kiosk will continue to invest to expand our DVD Kiosk footprint,” the spokesperson said.

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Video stores are facing an uncertain future.

“As long as Hoyts Kiosk is the largest provider of low-cost DVD/Blu-Ray discs, we will have the advantage of being the last company standing in the physical rental space.” Mr Laycock disagreed and said movie kiosks had their disadvantages.

“Movie kiosks carry around 300 to 1,000 titles, while video stores can carry more than 15,000,” he said. Do you think video stores will survive? Do you still use them? We want to know what you think. Email us at news@ westernweekender.com.au.

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unique experience. “The service at McCarthy Catholic College went exceptionally well. I’ve been teaching for over 40 years and students, no matter where they are from, are always exceptionally respectful when it comes to ANZAC and Remembrance Day services,” said Craig Laffi n, McCarthy Catholic College careers advisor and Remembrance Day service organiser. As part of their studies, students from the Experimental Archaeology Club at McCarthy had built a replica World War One trench earlier in the year, which was used as part of the service.

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There were tears, smiles and opportunities to remember and reflect at Memory Park, where people of all ages paid tribute. As has been the case at ANZAC Day services in recent times, there was an impressive number of young people paying their respects at the service. Meanwhile, schools across Penrith held services last Friday, giving students the opportunity to show their respect for the service men and women of Australia. The presence of different war veterans, special guests and cadets at these services gave students from each school a

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Work for us! A traineeship and a career In just 12 years Council’s Traineeship program has given more than 470 school leavers and others, such as those looking to re-enter the workforce or people with a disability, the chance to gain skills, experience and a nationally recognised qualification. Many past trainees are now enjoying rewarding careers with Council. In 2013 we will be offering 12-month traineeships in such areas as business administration, child care, hospitality, information technology as well as sport and recreation. Applications for 2013 Traineeships close on 23 November 2012. See www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au. Children’s Week in Penrith Each October Penrith City Council’s Mobile Playvan and Children’s Services hosts Children’s Week celebrations. Th is year proved to be bigger and better than ever with large numbers of families at all the venues. As well as providing hours of fun the events also provided a great source of information about local family services.

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orth Ward Councillor, Marcus Cornish, has welcomed the announcement by Penrith City Council that residents will have additional waste services scheduled for the Christmas period after lobbying Council staff for some time over the issue. Currently, residents on the three bin system have organic waste collected weekly with collection of other waste and recyclables alternating. At the Ordinary Council Meeting on October 15, Cr Cornish requested that waste services over Christmas be examined because the usual system of alternating the collection of red waste bins and yellow recycling bins would not likely handle the increased waste levels from the festive season. “After discussions with Council staff, Council has agreed to weekly collection of the red waste bins and the yellow recycle bins for five consecutive weeks from Monday, December 10 to Friday, January 11, 2013,” Cr Cornish explained. Th is is in addition to the routine weekly green lidded bin collection service, which will continue as normal. The collections will take place on the normal collection day for all residents. A Council spokesperson said that these temporary festive season pick ups will be effective in meeting Penrith households’ needs as Council recognises the greater amounts of waste and recycling produced around Christmas.

Marcus Cornish is glad residents will have better access to waste services over Christmas.

“Council is proud to support our community’s outstanding environmental responsibility; in particular their waste sorting efforts which see our environment and neighbourhoods reap long term benefits,” said Penrith Mayor, Mark Davies. “Thanks to the Penrith community’s winning attitude we’re also in the running this month for a national Keep Australia Beautiful award for most sustainable city. It’s another golden opportunity for our residents to be recognised as leaders in sustainability.”

Council has created a text messaging service to remind residents of their weekly waste services and other rubbish collection initiatives. Both Cr Cornish and Cr Davies encourage residents to register. Councillor Davies said: “Remember to sign up for our free text message reminder service by emailing rrr@ penrithcity.nsw.gov.au with your name, address and mobile number so you can keep track of dates for extra collections, recycling drop off days and other waste service initiatives”.

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The following development applications have been received by Council: s Rocco Alvaro DA12/1138 34 Hobart Street, Oxley Park Multi Unit Housing 5 x Villas Contact: Deepa Randhawa on 4732 7522 Closing Date: 30 November 2012 s Pretech Pty Ltd DA12/1151 78 Reid Street, Werrington Residential – Multi-Unit Housing – 12 x Attic-Style Villas Contact: Mahbub Alam on 4732 7693 Closing Date: 30 November 2012 s Penrith Baptist Church DA12/1147 107–115 Caddens Road, Caddens Community Facility – Place of Public Worship Contact: Aimee Lee on 4732 7429 Closing Date: 30 November 2012

INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT Penrith City Council has received a Development Application in respect of the subject property. The consent authority for the development application is Penrith City Council. s McKinlay Morgan and Associates DA12/1152 Lot 8 DP 1049319 32 Persoonia Avenue, Agnes Banks Subdivision Only – 4-Lot Subdivision The proposal is an Integrated Development. The application seeks approval from the NSW Rural Fire Service – Rural Fires Act 1997. The Development Application referred to in this notice and supporting documentation accompanying the subject application may be inspected at the locations listed below at any time during ordinary office hours, in the period from 16 November 2012 to 30 November 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 DA12/1152. For any queries relating to the proposal, contact Deepa Randhawa on 4732 7522. Disclosure of Political Donations or Gifts Development Applications are displayed at the Penrith Civic Centre. By law, reportable political donations or gifts must be disclosed by anyone lodging a planning application to Council. Call 4732 7649 or visit www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au Viewing of Development Applications The above development determination/s may be inspected between 8.30am and 4pm Mondays to Fridays (except Public Holidays) at Council’s Civic Centre, 601 High Street, Penrith. Officers of Council’s Development Services Department will be able to assist with your enquiries.

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SAVE ON YOUR ENERGY BILL THIS SUMMER Did you know you can reduce the power used by your air conditioner by up to 10 per cent just by setting it at 1Ć› C higher in summer or 1Ć› C lower in winter than you normally would.

CONTACT US ADMINISTRATION Penrith OfďŹ ce Civic Centre, 601 High Street. Opening Hours: 8.30am–4pm. Mon–Fri. St Marys OfďŹ ce Queen Street Centre, 207–209 Queen Street. Opening Hours: 8.30am–4pm. Mon–Fri. Switchboard Open: 8.30am–5pm. Mon–Fri. P: (02) 4732 7777 F: (02) 4732 7958 Write to: PO Box 60, Penrith NSW 2751. E: pencit@penrithcity.nsw.gov.au

SERVICES Waste Hotline: Freecall 1800 734 735 Illegal Dumping: Contact the EPA hotline on 131 555 and ask for the RID Squad (Regional Illegal Dumping Squad). GrafďŹ ti Hotline: Freecall 1800 022 182

MEETING DATES Council Meetings 10 December 2012 – 7pm (Ordinary meeting)

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The ďŹ rst session will be as follows: Date: Tuesday, 4 December Time: 10–11.30am and 6.30–8pm (light refreshments provided) Location: St Marys Corner, corner of Great Western Highway and Mamre Road For more information or to book into one of the sessions, please call Council on 4732 7983 or email ahewson@penrithcity.nsw.gov.au

WONDERFUL WATER IMAGE WINS WATER WEEK COMP Penrith Council’s National Water Week photo competition was an outstanding success with Council receiving more than 90 entries. Penrith’s Shane Corderoy won the Open category with his stunning photograph ‘The Weir at Sunset’ (see photo on right). The competition was held to celebrate National Water Week and it asked amateur photographers to capture photos that represented water in Penrith and the area’s abundant natural wealth. Penrith City Council has a strong commitment to improving and maintaining the quality of our waterways and raising community awareness about water use and conservation in our catchments.

CELEBRATING CHILDREN’S WEEK Each October Penrith City Council’s Mobile Playvan and Children’s Services hosts Children’s Week Celebrations across the Penrith Area. This year proved to be bigger and better than ever. Up to 200 children joined in the celebrations at Cranebrook Shopping Centre, with enormous numbers of families joining us at the Mondo, outside the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre on the Wednesday with up to 1,000 children. Families were entertained by African Drummers, Indigenous performers, clowns, fairies, pirates, magic shows and many characters such as Rooby Roo the reading kangaroo. For further information on the Mobile Playvan, contact Kerrie or Frances on 4732 7678 or Children’s Services on 4732 7836.

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POLICE SNAPSHOT Robbery: Victim uninjured in attack Police are investigating a robbery incident which occurred in Albert Street, Werrington on Sunday. About 12pm a 42-year-old female attended a unit block located at 34-38 Albert Street as part of her employment as a support worker. About this time she was approached by a male in the stairwell who attempted to take the victim’s hand bag. The offender then made certain threats resulting in the victim handing over a sum of money and personal items. Police attended and established a crime scene. The victim was not injured. The offender is described as: male, Caucasian appearance, about 175cm in height, medium build, wearing a black hooded jacket, brown t-shirt, blue jeans, white joggers and a face covering. Police are urging members of the public who may have seen this incident or a male acting suspiciously, or have knowledge of the incident, to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or St Marys Police on 9677 7499. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Police act immediately: Licence suspended About 1.50am on Sunday, November 11, Highway Patrol Police were patrolling Roper Road, Colyton when they detected a white Volkswagon transport vehicle being driven at excessive speed. Police pursued the vehicle for a short distance before stopping in Hewitt Street, Colyton. Police will allege that the 24-year-old driver from Colyton was driving at not less than 106km/h in a 60 km/h zone. The driver was issued with a Traffic Infringement Notice for exceed speed greater than 45 km/h and his licence was suspended on-the-spot for a period of six months. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Police are seeking information in relation to a fi re at towing premises in Cox Avenue, Kingswood in the early hours of Saturday, November 10. About 1.40am witnesses observed the Cox Avenue premises to be alight. A short time later, NSW Fire and Rescue attended and extinguished the fi re. Police attended and a crime scene was then established. The fi re is believed to have been deliberately lit. During the incident a white Holden Commodore VK model (Peter Brock model) was stolen from the premises. Police are urging members of the public who have information in relation to the incident, or know the whereabouts of the stolen vehicle, to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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GWS a failure 100 per cent again Mr Dodds! (From the Editor’s Desk, Western Weekender November 9). GWS are a joke. As much as the NRL needs to expand to include Perth and possibly Adelaide/ Central Queensland at least they had more sense than to bring in two teams who are essentially a “bye” for the opposition. Sydney is a very fickle market that will only follow winners, just ask the Swans. I also agree that a bigger threat to the NRL in western Sydney is soccer. Stefan Hoff man, via Facebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Unfair attack on AFL You didn’t mention the number of fi nancial members the club has or the numbers of children now playing in junior competitions. How long was it before the Panthers won the premiership after their fi rst year of competition? When the Panthers fi rst kicked off there was no other major high profi le sporting team in the West. Hoping you are not one of the sporting police as well – “if you live in the west and don’t support Rugby League ... that’s just wrong”. For the NRL fans – stop bashing the other game and concentrate on making your game better. I love watching and attending games of both codes. I thought in Australia we could be involved in things different to the majority without being singled out? I haven’t heard any AFL fans getting stuck into NRL fans for supporting the game they love? Brendon Roberts, via Facebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Important message On November 11 to 17, Spinal Cord Injury Associations across Australia are hosting Spinal

Injuries Awareness Week to highlight the challenges faced by people with a spinal cord injury and promote social inclusion and injury prevention. ParaQuad NSW (Paraplegic and Quadriplegic Association of NSW) has for 51 years helped people with a spinal cord injury by providing a number of key services; accommodation, personal care, clinical care and the education of personal carers. All these help with everyday living which we take for granted such as getting up in the morning and going to bed at night. Spinal Injuries Awareness Week is about educating the public that a person in a wheelchair is different only because of their physical injury. Many of us have had near misses and count ourselves lucky. A spinal cord is delicate and holds you up! Can you help hold up the organisation that is supporting many in our community? Max Bosotti, CEO, ParaQuad NSW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Back and forth on issue I am writing to correct some of the information written in Tanya Davies’ response to my previous letter about the Kurrambee School Funding. I write to correct some of the assertions made by Ms Davies in her letter dated the 3/11/12. Ms Davies did not specify that the Kurrambee funding was a joint announcement, she simply stated she “attended an announcement”. She does make mention of the fact that Federal Minister Bill Shorten was present, however, the photograph in her newsletter has only herself, the NSW Minister for Education and the two Principals of the schools involved. At no point does she mention that this is Federal Government funding. Peta Holmes, via email

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raffiti has often disgraced the city of Penrith but a new type of graffiti has literally hit the streets of Orchard Hills. Earlier this year it was anonymously reported to Council that a person had been spray painting offensive pictures and writing on the road surface of Wentworth Road, Orchard Hills. Council responded with much haste to cover over the images and, when the writing returned a second time, Council covered over that, too. Months later, in late October, Council reportedly received another anonymous tip-off that there had been a third case of graffiti on the road surface in Orchard Hills, this time in close proximity to a school. “Graffiti is an unsightly scourge that costs Penrith ratepayers $530,000 to remove. Th is is money that the community and Council would prefer to be able to put toward more positive things for the community,” said a spokesperson from Penrith City Council. “Graffiti is a problem everywhere. Council has a three-pronged graffiti minimisation strategy in place, which comprises removal, enforcement and education.” Not only does graffiti cost the community but it is also against the law and can even see perpetrators sent to prison. “The offences that people can be

An example of the graffiti that keeps appearing on the roadway on Wentworth Road, Orchard Hills.

charged with are destroying or damaging property under the Crimes Act, which carries five years imprisonment,” said a spokesperson from Penrith Police. “The Graffiti Control Act provides

penalties for offences like possessing graffiti equipment which can carry a six month custodial sentence and there are also now provisions to lose your drivers licence.”

The most recent graffiti in Orchard Hills was removed earlier this month. Report any graffiti to Council’s hotline on 1800 022 182 and if you see someone in the act ring local police.

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I have been able to be with the Panthers Group for 30 years,” she said. “I would have to say that it has been the best fun I have ever had. The day you get up and say ‘I don’t want to go to work’ is the day that you have to re-think things.” Ms McNeill is eager to leave her mark on the Panthers Group’s history. “My three year vision is for us to be the best club group in Australia, have a safe and secure venue [in Penrith] for members and guests, have fi nance models at the club that allow constant re-investment and to be a venue that is focused on the needs of the community,” she said.

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Luddenham region. The State Government is calling for feedback on the revised concept design and review of environmental factors for an upgrade of the Northern Road between Mercy Road, Bringelly and Old Northern

Road, Narellan. “The Northern Road is an important road for traffic between Penrith and Campelltown, and is used by many trucks and transport vehicles,” she said. “I encourage Penrith residents and businesses to provide feedback on the revised concept designs.” Consultation closes November 30.

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Medical marvels: Funding announced for key projects ver $100,000 of medical grants were announced at the Nepean Medical School last Friday by the Nepean Medical Research Foundation for projects that have the potential to make significant inroads into the understanding of complex medical conditions. The Foundation received 16 applications asking for a total of $250,000 and through their fundraising efforts managed to choose eight projects and

give a total of $117,000 to the researchers. The largest grant of a value of $20,000 went to researchers Christopher Vida and Liu Wei to fund a new piece of equipment that can be used to examine cell biology, for example, the introduction of new genes to a cell. Another project will look at how things that happen to a fetus might impact that human’s health later in life. “The calibre of research being done in this region is inspiring, as was reflected in the quality and breadth of this year’s applications,” said Foundation President, Brad Turnbull.

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Local dance school takes home multiple prizes at national championships enrith is full of talented students but one local performing arts school has shown the nation that they are on top. In only its second year of competition, Emu Plains performing arts school, You Can Dance, entered over 100 of its students into the recent AASCF National Cheer and Dance Competition and came out with amazing success. The competition, the biggest cheerleading and dance competition in Australia, took place in late October and saw over 4,400 competitors from over 400 clubs in Australia battle to be the national champions in a number of different dance and cheer categories. You Can Dance entered students into Jazz, Hip Hop, Cheer Stunt groups and Cheerleading team events and were crowned national champions in junior stunt group levels 1 and 2 and senior cheer level 1, as well as in the junior and senior hip hop dance sections. “I am beyond thrilled with our results this year – AASCF Nationals is the biggest and best cheer and dance competition in Australia and for our students to have gained such results was exceptional and proves we are on the right track with our training,” said studio owner, Jane Houlihan. “We have amazing staff, talented and motivated students, a great cheer and dance program in our school as well as a brilliant support base in our parents,” she

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their sportsmanship was their biggest achievement. “What was most pleasing at Nationals, was not only did our students and our supporters cheer for students from our school, they cheered for everyone else and were the ultimate in good sportsmanship,”

said. Students from You Can Dance also received three second places, six third places and came in the top four of every other section entered. But despite the obvious talent of the students, Ms Houlihan believes that

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he Bennett Wagons are one of St Marys’ most important cultural heritage items but for many years, two of the publicly owned wagons have been in storage at Penrith City Council’s nursery. A third currently sits on display in South Creek Park in St Marys. But the wagons may become the centrepiece of an historical park in St Marys after the future of the wagons was debated at Council on Monday night. Council staff provided a report back to Councillors on different options for displaying the wagons and recommended that all three wagons be relocated to Mamre Homestead – a view at odds with the St Marys and District Historical Society, who believe the wagons should all be housed at South Creek Park. The report stated that: “The Mamre House site provides a 19th or early 20th rural farm setting that is related to the use of the wagons in past times... Mamre House is the most suitable option”. Addressing Councillors though, President of the St Marys and District Historical Society, Caroline Volkiene, said that despite some of the group’s members being seventh generation St Marys residents who hold considerable historical knowledge of the area, they were not consulted by Council staff. “We hold serious concerns about the report and its recommendation to house the Bennett Wagons at Mamre House... the

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wagons were not [even] farm wagons, they were road wagons,” she said. Fellow Historical Society member, Norma Thorburn, said that the Bennett Wagons belong in St Marys. “It would be far better to house the Bennett Wagons in South Creek Park, St Marys, where the wagons were actually built,” she said. “South Creek Park is close to public transport and schools and shops so is

accessible.” Councillors agreed that South Creek Park is the best site for the wagons and resolved that the wagons be housed in an enclosure sympathetic to the existing structure. “I personally am quite disappointed in this report and suggest that a further report be brought back to Council on the possibility of establishing an historical park at St Marys,” Cr Ross Fowler said.

“The wagons should be housed in South Creek Park and Council should look at funding schemes to build the facility.” The Bennett wagons were built by the Bennett family, headed by James William Bennett and his two sons, who combined their trades as blacksmiths and wheelwrights to specialise in the construction of wagons in the 1880’s and became renowned for their crafts across the nation.

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new information and better treatments for them,” said Australian Rotary Health Corporate Manager, Terry Davies. On the sixth hole, One Stop Battery Shop will give golfers an opportunity to win one of two Heartland Holden Cruze Sri-V Hatches valued at $29,078 each, by hitting a hole in one. “Involvement in Golf for Research has proven that our local communities have a real awareness and concern about mental illness and are willing to do something about it,” Mr Davies said. To register contact Terry Davies, Corporate Manager on 0412 229 994.

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Big boys’ toys: Locals get into the fun of pedal car collecting

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esidents are set to be amazed when Ripples opens its doors on Monday for the fi rst time after extensive renovations. The St Marys-based facility shut down their indoor swimming centre in May to complete multi-million dollar renovations before summer begins. Greg Crawford, General Manager of Ripples, said the new complex will be used for a number of different purposes. “It will certainly be used for general

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kids play but it will also be used for lap swimming as well as to hold our large and extensive Learn to Swim program,” he said. There have been a number of noticeable changes to the pool. “During the upgrade we fi xed some structural issues with the pool but also completed a new concourse, new colour scheme, a refurbished café as well as new water features including a big tippy bucket, a water umbrella and a crazy pole,” Mr Crawford said. On November 24, Ripples will be holding a big grand opening day.

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eeping pedal cars is the perfect hobby for those who fi nd that they have a little extra time on their hands. The Australian Pedal Car Club held one of its Swap, Meet, and Display days at the shire hall, Luddenham last Sunday. The event saw 32 pedal cars, planes and vehicles on display and attracted many members of the public. President of the Australian Pedal Car Club, John Hudson, has been with the

club for 12 years and has a wide selection of pedal cars in his private collection. “Quite often people have owned pedal cars but throw them away – [the cars] get dents or they lose interest,” he said. “Collecting pedal cars is a great hobby to have. There is no rego, no insurance and once they are restored, you just give it a polish and off you go.” Over the years, the club has grown from the original six members to now over 40 members Australia-wide. The next Swap, Meet and Display day will be held in Luddenham on April 21, 2013.

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If you are interested in adopting one of these beautiful pets, the first step is to call us. We’ll then arrange for you and anyone living in the home to meet the animal before going further. Adopting an animal is a wonderful and exciting journey and I thank you for wanting to “make a difference” to the life of a rescued animal. Remember, owning a pet is a life long commitment.

PHONE: 0405 593 088 O’Malley is a extremely affectionate cat who loves everyone, no matter what their age. He is playful and friendly and loves nothing better than a cuddle and a pat.

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O’Malley gets on well with the cats and kittens here and isn’t worried about the dogs at all.

Knick Knack loves her daily walks and walks well on the lead. She is good with other small dogs but will bark at bigger dogs. She will also bark and chase cats so will only be re-homed to a cat free household.

O’Malley is a good eater with both wet and dry food and is litter trained. Currently he uses a cat flap to come and go as he pleases during the door but is strictly indoors at night.

Knick Knack is toilet trained, travels well in the car and doesn’t mind a bath. A vet check up has her in wonderful health for a 16 year old dog.

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Scooby is a cheeky, adventurous and active kitten. He loves wrestling and playing with his siblings and is great entertainment to watch. Scooby loves the other cats and kittens he shares with and is happy to be around my dogs. I believe that Scooby would be best suited to a home where there was another kitten, or playful cat, to keep him company.

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Discounts are available for seniors at the movies.

Heartmoves classes are on offer in the local area.

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here are lots of fantastic and interesting things seniors can do in Penrith. Here are just some of the fun and entertaining options seniors can do around town… Catch a movie – Hoyts inside Westfield Penrith has the best range of the hottest new release movies in town, and there are plenty of discounts for seniors available. Don’t forget to bring your Senior’s Card to grab your tickets for only $11 each – that’s $7.50 off a regular adult ticket and makes for a great saving.

Get your heart moving – Heartmoves is a low to moderate intensity exercise program, developed by the National Heart Foundation, NSW Health and Hunter Health, which is a safe and easy way to exercise. The classes are designed to be safe for people with risk factors for heart disease, stable heart disease or other chronic conditions such as diabetes. Classes run on Wednesday from 8.30am to 9.30am at Penrith Senior Citizens Centre, located at 86 Station Street, Penrith. There are also classes in St Marys, St Clair and Ropes Crossing. For more information call Deborah Miller on 0409 991 907.

Get tech savvy – Penrith Senior Citizens Centre is helping many local seniors become familiar with the world’s ever growing and developing technology through their popular Computing Club. Operating from Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 12.30pm seniors can get beginner level tuition in Windows, Microsoft Office, Internet and Email, all vital for living in today’s society. The beauty is you can work at your own pace with one-on-one assistance available through tutors and mentors. It is all very friendly and useful. For more information call 4721 0609.

Go for a walk – The Heart Foundation is offering a network of free community based walking groups, just another way to keep you healthy and active. There are currently a number of popular local walking groups in the area, which many people are just loving. More information on the various walking groups in Penrith can be found at www.heartfoundation.org. au or by calling 1300 362 787. Eat and reminisce – Hollywood Hits takes you on a musical journey through movie music history from the ‘Golden Years of Hollywood’ through to today’s

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area with a range of activities on offer modern movie creations. The classic songs and memorable movie moments will be performed by Sharon Calabro and Dorathy Cooper, two of the best in the business who have been entertaining people all over the world throughout their successful careers in show business. Together with the Hollywood Hits band and dancers, they bring the show to life. Don’t miss this great concert and meal package at Penrith Panthers on Tuesday, December 18 at 12pm. Tickets are $25 for senior members. To book call 1800 061 991 or drop into the club to fi nd out more.

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Listen to Vintage FM If you feel like staying in but want to have some fun, tune your radio to 87.6 on the FM dial. Vintage FM has all the great classic hits. You will love going down memory lane and listening to some of the music from yesteryear. The Western Weekender would like your feedback on the Penrith Senior pages, as we move towards our new seniors section, to launch in late December. Email what you would like to see more of to news@ westernweekender.com.au or call us on 4722 2998 and ask for editor, Troy Dodds.

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generous donation to the Nepean District Historical Society (NDHS) has allowed for the continued preservation of our local history. Due to the donation of Tom Lyle and another anonymous donor, the NDHS was able to purchase conservation resources such as polyester sleeves for documents and acid-free storage boxes for books, textiles, documents and newspapers.

future generations to see the records of their heritage,” said Rachel Wong, NDHS Research Officer. Mr Lyle donated $100 as thanks for Ms Wong’s discovery of his grandfather’s three invitations to the opening of the First Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia in Melbourne, May 1901 in the Museum collection. The anonymous donation was from a person who felt that local history is important and wanted the Museum to have the conservation resources.

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Michelle Grice: Tips for local businesswomen

Media darling wows crowd at annual. Penrith BAC Sponsor s. Luncheon.

Richard Markowski: Business finance advice he Penrith Business Advisory Centre has been a key part of the Penrith corporate landscape for many years, and one of its annual highlights is its Sponsor’s Luncheon. Th is year’s Luncheon was held last Friday, moving to the Chairman’s Lounge at Centrebet Stadium for the fi rst time. The special guest speaker this year was media darling Ita Buttrose, who spoke about her remarkable career in newspapers, magazines and on television. She spoke of breaking into a male dominated industry and of achieving success in the media at a young age, as well as being present for the birth of the famous Cleo magazine, where she made her name.

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She spoke of working with Sir Frank Packer and Kerry Packer, and of how she’s handled being recognised every time she goes out in public. Also attending the luncheon was NSW Small Business Commissioner, Yasmin King, who defied the usual political protocol by speaking without prepared notes, a welcome change for many in the room. The Penrith Business Advisory Centre is steeped in history and tradition. In late 1987, representatives from the Penrith Rotary Club, businesses within the community, Penrith City Council and other local interested business people met to discuss the possibility of establishing a Small Business Advice Centre in Penrith.

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In November 1988, the Penrith City & District Business Advisory Centre Limited was opened. The Small Business Help Centre models itself on a very successful project, with the same name, in the United Kingdom. The motto “big business helps all business” was decided upon as the launching pad for the centre’s establishment. The annual Sponsor’s Luncheon aims to thank those who support the Penrith Business Advisory Centre throughout the year. In recent times, the Centre has expanded even further, supporting the next generation of business leaders through GenYQ, a monthly networking project. [Pictured: Ita Buttrose, John Todd and Yasmin King at the Luncheon]

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wo former Special Air Services (SAS) members are building Australia’s fi rst major indoor skydiving facility right on our doorstep at Penrith Panthers entertainment complex. Indoor Skydive Australia (ISA), founded by SAS Sergeants Wayne Jones and Danny Hogan, is raising $12 million through a sharemarket float to build an 11 metre high vertical wind tunnel at Panthers. The tunnel will be one of the largest in the world, able to have eight skydivers in a

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simulated freefall at one time. The facility will trade under the international iFly brand, and is planned to open in late 2013. iFly is part of the SkyVenture group, which operates 24 proven and successful indoor skydiving facilities around the world. The facility will be used to train military parachutists and civilian skydiving teams as well as providing an exciting adrenaline ride for anyone – from action-sports enthusiasts to children’s birthday parties

and corporate team building function days. Wayne and Danny were helped in setting up their dream by SAS Sergeant Blaine Diddams, who was killed in combat in Afghanistan earlier this year. Blaine’s uncle John Diddams is on the board of ISA. Former Chief of Army, Lieutenant General Ken Gillespie has been appointed as the chairman of ISA Group. The board also has significant corporate and start-up experience, with PIPE Networks founder Stephen Baxter serving

as a non-executive director. Development of the facility has been fully approved by Penrith City Council and construction is anticipated to start on fi nancial close in December 2012. The facility will be adjacent to the main entrance of the Penrith Panthers Leagues Club, which has 140,000 members and is about to begin an $850 million redevelopment of the precinct. The initial public offer of shares is anticipated to raise $12million to construct the facility and for initial working capital, by the issue of 60 million shares at 20cents each. The offer is now open and will close on November 30. ISA plans to list under the ASX code IDZ – for Indoor Drop Zone. ISA will be holding an information evening at Penrith Panthers on Wednesday, November 21 at 7pm for anyone interested in getting involved and investing. Registrations are free and you can register by visiting www. indoorskydiveaustralia.com.au.

Latest Development at Penrith Panthers This is your opportunity to purchase shares and join our exciting new business venture to bring indoor skydiving to Australia

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Indoor Skydive Australia Group is seeking to list on the ASX and we are showcasing this investment opportunity at Penrith Panthers and would love you to join us. Our new 2160m2 state-of-the-art complex will house one of the World’s largest indoor skydive tunnels and is DA approved to be constructed just 80 metres from Penrith Panthers. Over 25 Indoor Skydive facilities are successfully being operated around the globe catering to the military, professional skydivers and to thrill seekers from 4 to 84 years.

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ISA Group (ACN154103607) are offering shares and the opportunity to become a part of our exciting indoor skydiving company. A full prospectus is available on our website. The offer for shares is inside the prospectus and you should consider the contents of the document before you choose to acquire shares. Anyone that wishes to purchase shares can do so by completing the application form at the back of the prospectus or online through our website : www.indoorskydiveaustralia.com.au


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Why Innovation… Innovation and technology are changing everything that we do. How we work, how we play, how we live. As our society has continued to evolve over time, this transition has always existed however the rapid pace of technology and innovation currently presents numerous challenges. For our businesses, we need to identify avenues to innovate and use knowledge and information better in the future. For many businesses, the idea or concept of “innovation” or “knowledge-based” activities may on the surface not be so important. Usually, visions of scientists in lab coats with chemistry sets or perhaps very young software people relaxing on the Google campus come to mind. However, all businesses can be innovative in the way we conduct our businesses. The forum will discuss numerous options for innovation and how knowledge-based industries can grow right here in Penrith.

Message from PBA Chairman, Paul Brennan. The Penrith Business Alliance (PBA) is pleased to host a Business Forum on Innovation on 23rd November to explore how the business landscape is changing in a digital economy and the role of innovation in such a transformation. The PBA has a charter to create some 40,000 new jobs by 2036 and we believe this can only be achieved by restructuring our local economy based on our unique strengths and skills base. With this objective in mind we started work on two key areas, the fi rst of which is planning for a Penrith Health and Education Precinct (PHEP) with a job creation target of some 12,000. The Precinct includes the development of a 58 hectare Business Park at Werrington to attract health related enterprises, civionics and engineering and communication arts businesses. Already with funding provided by the Federal Government and

Message from Mayor and PBA Director, Clr Mark Davies. Penrith is in a strong position to capitalise further on the large investment in business and creating local jobs that is happening right now. Serious and significant long-term investment in both existing industries and innovative new industries is creating the jobs of today and tomorrow. A local consortium comprising the University of Western Sydney (UWS) and the Penrith Business Alliance (PBA), and supported by Penrith City Council has secured $28 million of joint Federal Government and UWS funding that will help create about 6,000 new permanent ‘knowledge’ jobs with the development of a business park. The PBA’s Penrith Health and Education Precinct strategy will help create one of Australia’s’ premier destinations for health, education

matched by the University of Western Sydney, the fi rst stage of this development is underway in the form of a Werrington Park Corporate Centre. The second area of focus is the revitalisation of the Penrith CBD through an overarching program called “The Penrith Progression”. Th is is being undertaken in partnership with Council and will involve working closely with community, businesses and landowners and all levels of government. The aim of the Project is to start a major catalyst urban renewal project in the City that will motivate other developments which form part of a vision for the CBD. We are also very conscious of the significant capacity in our existing enterprises to create sustainable jobs. Th rough this Forum we plan to articulate the issues that confront local business, particularly in relation to innovation and technology. I am thankful to all our sponsors and partners and urge businesses to attend and contribute to the Forum.

and medical research and provide $1.5 billion worth of development and 13,000 new jobs by 2036. The roll out of the National Broadband Network, of which Penrith is one of the fi rst areas in Australia, will provide a further boost to businesses, allowing us to be more globally connected, opening up markets and access to investment and technologies. Building on the NBN, which Penrith Council is doing with its Digital Economy Strategy, will allow us to seize on opportunities. The ‘Penrith is Here’ brand encapsulates what we have to offer and that Penrith is the New West. The brand continues to bring the business, community and local government together in one voice to promote Penrith to investors. Penrith has the land and the skilled workforce waiting and ready. We are ready to go. We are open for business.

Message from Federal Member for Lindsay, The Hon. David Bradbury MP.

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At a time of structural economic change, innovation is the key to Australian businesses boosting productivity and increasing competitiveness. The Gillard Government has developed a range of new incentives for businesses to develop and improve their profitability through research and innovation, including the new R&D Tax Incentive and the $1.2 billion Clean Technology Programs. Earlier this year we saw local food manufacturer Crafty Chef at Emu Plains increase their energy efficiency by over 50 per cent after receiving a $500,000 Clean Technology Investment grant from the Federal Government. Th is is a great example of a local business taking an innovative step

to increase their competitiveness, lower their costs and become more sustainable. The Gillard Government is committed to supporting jobs and creating an environment in which Australian businesses can thrive and take advantage of the great opportunities in our region. We understand that many businesses are feeling the pressure of the high Australian dollar and increased international competitiveness. Th at’s why we are making significant investments in business support, skills, training and education. The Penrith region will also be one of the fi rst in Australia to gain access to the National Broadband Network, which will change the way we live and do business. I would like to congratulate the Penrith Business Alliance and its partners for organising the Business Forum on Innovation and look forward to joining them to speak with local businesses about opportunities in research and innovation.

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SPEAKERS... Keynote Speakers John o’Mahony (Sponsered by Deloitte) Deloitte is also contributing to the Forum by sponsoring the keynote speaker John O’Mahoney who is Associate Director in Deloitte Access Economics and former advisor to two Australian Prime Ministers. Between 2007 and 2010, John had specific responsibility in the Prime Minister’s Office of broadband, communications, transport, infrastructure, innovation, manufacturing, science, research and housing policies. He is also co-author of Australia’s two best selling economics

Michael Campbell (Sponsored by PBA) Michael is a Senior Consultant with AEC Group and has considerable experience in economic and industry development, which he gained in the US, Europe and Australia. He is a trusted adviser to many local and state governments in regards to economic development, investment attraction, tourism and planning. He regularly provides advice and guidance related to strategy development, marketing and promotion, property economics, land use planning, incentives and infrastructure.

Dr Marcel Bick (Sponsored by Western Sydney Manufacturers Network) Marcel joined CSIRO as BD Manager of Manufacturing Technologies for Transport and Mining in late 2010 and is Head of the sensing systems activities. MTTM’s innovation focus is on vehicle electrification, light weighting and sensors. In addition, Marcel became BD Manager for Agile Manufacturing Technologies in 2012 which leverage digital and information sciences

textbooks: Australia in the Global Economy and The Market Economy, now in their 12th editions. John will speak on “Digital Disruption- Short fuse, Big Bang”. All attendees will receive a free copy of the supporting report, courtesy of Deloitte.

Michael also provides advice to private sector companies and property developers regarding investment projects across a number of sectors including industrial, hotel, residential and mixed use. Michael’s consultancy experience benefits from his practical background in economic development and investment where he has successfully secured corporate investments equating to $425 million in capital investment and over 4,000 new jobs. He has also engaged with hundreds of businesses about their expansion/relocation plans and built numerous quantitative models to analyse various investment projects for corporate clients to lift manufacturing productivity and competitiveness. Between 2008 and 2010 he was Marketing and Project Manager with Heraeus, Germany, a global manufacturer of materials with strong presence in China. Prior to this he worked with CSIRO on smart sensing technologies with focus on high temperature superconductivity for over six years.

Other Speakers… Lea Hicks (HIX Group, Forum Chair), Alan Yung (HTR Business & Technology Services), Paul Brennan (ASP Plastics), Whitney Rousham (TAFE-WSI), Kerry Doyle (NSW Dept Trade & Investment), Rob Drage (Thexton Armstrong Drage).

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orget what you learned in those management books. Management books have it all wrong. They all try to tell you how to manage “people”. It’s impossible to manage “people”, it’s only possible to manage individuals. And because individuals differ from one another, what works with one individual may not work with somebody else. Some individuals thrive on public praise, others feel uncomfortable when singled out. Some individuals are all about the money, others thrive on challenging assignments. Some individuals need mentoring, others fi nd advice to be grating. The trick is to manage individuals the way that THEY want to be managed, rather than the way that YOU prefer to manage. The only way to do this is to ASK. In your fi rst (or next) meeting with each employee ask: • How do you prefer to be managed? • What can I do to help you excel? • What types of management annoy you? Listen (really listen) to the response and then, as far as you are able to, adapt your coaching, motivation, compensation, and so forth to match that individual’s needs. A savvy employee won’t wait for you to ask; he or she will tell you outright what works. When this happens, you’re crazy not to take that employee’s advice! Unfortunately, most individuals aren’t that bold, which is why it’s up to you to fi nd out how to get the best out of them. And you’ll never get that out of a management book. Like this column? If so, let me know richardm@ bibby.com.au.

s women in business, we read and hear many negative statistics and realities, such as: • Only four per cent of Fortune 500 companies are run by women • There is still a 17 per cent pay gap between men and women • Women are severely under-represented in decision making positions in governments While it is good to aim to improve those statistics, and improve the circumstances of women in general, the focus needs to shift. Instead of feeling like the underdog with enormous obstacles to overcome, be thankful to be a woman in business. Why? Because in most industries, you will stand out from the crowd. And you should use that to your advantage. Every business struggles with a marketing angle that will be memorable and different from everyone else. So use your uniqueness to propel your business forward. Instead of being worried about being different and therefore ‘not attractive’ to prospects, be confident in your differences. Show people that although you might not be the norm, you can exceed their expectations. Although we have many more female role models these days from which to draw inspiration, it can still be tempting to operate the way our male counterparts do. But aside from doing things the ‘same old way’, more often than not, you will be going against your natural tendencies. The only way to really succeed in business is to stand out from the crowd, in the most positive sense!

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earning how to manage your time effectively is one of the most important skills you can master in running a successful business. Most small business people spend far too much time doing things that don’t have to be done or can be done by somebody else. We all waste time on minor things every now and then. The key is to prioritise the tasks at hand and then allocate the available time accordingly. Most small business owners, particularly in their formative years, survive by crisis management. Just as one problem is remedied, another one pops up. So how do you fi nd enough time in the day to do all the things that need to be done? Many overcome the problem by working longer hours but the secret lies in prioritising the available time. I personally start most days with a list of tasks that need completing, then simply prioritise the importance of each and start with the most important. It’s not always that easy but it gives me a sense of accomplishment at the end of the day. I also keep diaries; an electronic one for client appointments and a physical one for tasks and notes. I don’t have email access to my phone because it is too time consuming. I’m not saying my way is best practice but it seems to keep me at a happy medium. Make sure every job you do maximises your abilities and skills. Don’t be afraid to delegate to ensure the bulk of your time is spent on things that are going to provide the best dollar returns for the business. Michael Todd is the Marketing and Business Manager of the Penrith Business Advisory Centre

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ail and Rick Putra are two of the most dedicated and proud green thumbs that you will ever meet and their beautiful garden is proof of their hard work and love of everything that grows. Of all the gardens in Penrith, there are a select few that rise above the rest however, in the Western Weekender’s Penrith’s Best Garden Competition, there could only be one winner and the Putra’s garden was the obvious choice. The two of them built their garden from clay and rubble into the “Shangri La in Penrith” that it is today but no matter how much she protests, Mr Putra assures us that it is his wife who has put in the hard yards. “It was just a house with clay and prickly bushes but when Gail sets her mind to

something, it happens, one way or the other. Gail has this creative flair and when I try to help, I tend to be a nuisance,” said Mr Putra. “Gail is a wonderfully creative gardener who is so talented that I believe if she put a pencil in the ground it would grow into a tree,” he said. The garden can be found in the heart of Glenmore Park however, when you step outside you could be anywhere in the world and walking around the property is very much like an adventure. There are paths twisting through the dense vegetation, that have been thoroughly explored by the couple’s grandchildren, which lead to Koi ponds, hanging pots and climbing roses as far as the eye can see. There are beautiful flowers and gigantic trees

stretching out over large grassed areas and the garden is home to many different wildlife species including a colony of frogs living in the small lake on the property. Both Mr and Mrs Putra have their own favourite parts of the garden but they both agree that they wouldn’t want it any other way. “We love it here. We have gone on holidays many times but it is really hard to fi nd a place like home,” they agreed. 18 years is a long time to be working on a garden but here at the Western Weekender, we think that it is fair to say that all that hard work deserves to be rewarded; congratulations! The Western Weekender ran the Penrith’s Best Garden competition over several months. Thanks to all the entrants.

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Everything is urging you towards taking action, so you won’t be able to resist making phone calls and getting things moving. There’s no doubt that the planets are providing you with a turning point for your career, aspirations and fi nances. Th is will all be for the good as the splendid aspect between Mars and Uranus encourages you to reach for the sky. You have the will and insight to make the most of opportunities.

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You could fi nd yourself travelling over great distances at some time during the next few weeks. You may be asked to visit friends, or family who live far away. Alternatively you may decide to take advantage of a good holiday package. You will also enjoy taking mental and spiritual journeys by taking up a course of study or training. Art, music and theatre will capture your interest in the weeks ahead.

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Something important concerning relationships must be tackled over the next few weeks. You and your lover will be putting extra energy into your partnership. Th is may be in the form of taking up a sporting hobby or some other kind of shared interest. However, Mars is known as the God of War therefore, you will need to be careful of becoming hot under the collar at the behaviour and actions of loved ones.

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JULY 23 TO AUGUST 23

Th is is an excellent time to get your hands on any kind of equipment or machinery that will make your life easier. Th is may be something that will make you more efficient at your job or something that makes housework and the gardening easier to do. The planets are making you feel alive and effective and something of a workaholic, which is rather impressive. However you must be careful not to wear yourself out.

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Your energy is going to be directed into your home and the area surrounding it. Thus you may spend time working on or in the home or on the garden surrounding your abode. However, you will also be feeling rather defensive and are likely to over react to any criticism of your efforts – whether it’s intended or not. Therefore, you will need to pull yourself together and stop taking everything to heart and learn to accept some criticism.

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OCTOBER 24 TO NOVEMBER 22

Mars marches into your communication house this week, so being direct, not to say forceful, in speech will be a feature of the next few weeks. If you’ve got something to say then there’s no power in heaven or on earth that’s going to prevent you from saying it! Life is going to be rather hectic as there will be a truck load of emails, phone calls, correspondence or paperwork that will need attending to as well.

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NOVEMBER 23 TO DECEMBER 21

The big focus is going to be on your fi nancial affairs and the red planet is going to enable you to increase your funds and to pay off your debts. However, you will need to be careful of your spending habits as you will be inclined to buy things impulsively. Confl icts are likely over money so think before you act. Also this is not the best time to commit yourself to any long term repayment schemes.

CAPRICORN

DECEMBER 22 TO JANUARY 20

Mars has now entered your own sign of the zodiac and it will spend a few weeks there, bringing zest, energy and a welcomed element of fun into your life. You seem to be on a roll at the moment and, as long as you keep up the momentum, there is no reason why you should not be able to reach your objectives. However, you will need to be careful of getting angry at the behaviour or thoughtless actions of others.

AQUARIUS

JANUARY 21 TO FEBRUARY 19

There are going to be extra pressures being placed on you either at home or at work and you are going to want to escape all the confusion that seems to be surrounding you. Th is is not the best time in which to make too many far flung decisions as you are likely to be feeling highly vulnerable and confused. Be careful of stupid accidents happening as a connection with hospitals or doctors is likely.

PISCES

FEBRUARY 20 TO MARCH 20

Friends are likely to be a strong influence on you over the next few weeks. Old friends may have interesting ideas to put your way, while new ones could come crowding into your life quite quickly. You may join some kind of very active group that shares your interests and is keen to have you as part of its organisation. However, there will be a need to watch what you say around certain people.

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Water the weight-loss wonder Q. I’ve heard that just drinking more water can help you lose weight. Is that true? A. It sounds too good to be true, but it really works. Water truly is the magic potion in weight loss. It also reduces fluid retention, flushes toxins from our bodies and gives us energy. And it’s free! So how does it help us lose weight? Water naturally suppresses the appetite and helps the body metabolise stored fat. Studies have shown that not drinking enough water causes an increase in fat deposits, while drinking more water can actually reduce fat deposits. The overweight person needs more water than the thin one. Larger people have larger metabolic loads. Since we know that water is the key to fat metabolism, it follows that the overweight person needs more water. Drinking enough water is the best treatment for fluid retention. When the body gets less water, it perceives this as a threat to survival and begins to hold on to every drop. Water is stored in extracellular spaces (outside the cells). Th is shows up as swollen feet, legs and hands. Water helps to maintain proper muscle tone by giving muscles their natural ability to contract and by preventing dehydration. It also helps to prevent the sagging skin that usually follows weight loss. Shrinking cells are buoyed by water, which plumps the skin and leaves it clear, healthy and

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resilient. Water helps rid the body of waste. During weight loss, the body has a lot more waste to get rid of – all the metabolised fat must be shed. Again, adequate water helps flush out the waste. Water can help relieve constipation. When the body gets too little water, it siphons what it needs from internal sources. The colon is one primary source. Result? Constipation. But when a person drinks enough water, normal bowel function usually returns. So, get yourself a two litre water bottle and take it with you everywhere throughout the day and watch the kilos disappear.

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had a lovely big cheeseburger yesterday. Have you ever seen the movie ‘Supersize me’? If you have you know we are all fat because we eat too many fatty cheeseburgers and fries. But what if that’s a big load of rubbish? If you’re up for a different viewpoint why don’t you google up a movie called ‘Fathead’. It certainly will raise your eyebrows in a couple of places. If you know some people who are very low fat types get them to have a look too. They might learn something and if not it’s funny anyway. Have a look around at some fat research, and not just the ‘fat is worse than the devil’ websites. I found this on the Weston Price Foundation site: “Saturated fats, such as butter, meat fats, coconut oil and palm oil, tend to be solid at room temperature. According to conventional nutritional dogma, these traditional fats are to blame for most of our modern diseases; heart disease, cancer, obesity, diabetes, malfunction of cell membranes and even nervous disorders like multiple sclerosis. However, many scientific studies indicate that it is processed liquid vegetable oil (which is laden with free radicals formed during processing), and artificially hardened vegetable oil called ‘trans fat’ that are the culprits in

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these modern conditions, not natural saturated fats. Humans need saturated fats because we are warm blooded. Our bodies do not function at room temperature, but at a tropical temperature. Saturated fats provide the appropriate stiff ness and structure to our cell membranes and tissues. When we consume a lot of liquid unsaturated oils, our cell membranes do not have structural integrity to function properly, they become too “floppy”, and when we consume a lot of trans fat, which is not as soft as saturated fats at body temperature, our cell membranes become too “stiff ”. Contrary to the accepted view, which is not scientifically based, saturated fats do not clog arteries or cause heart disease. In fact, the preferred food for the heart is saturated fat; and saturated fats lower a substance called Lp(a), which is a very accurate marker for proneness to heart disease.” Anyone else up for a big juicy home cooked steak, fried in butter with two eggs?

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ould you stop to pick up $1 if you saw it on the ground? How about $5? How about $500? These days it only takes a few minutes on the internet to fi nd lost superannuation, bank accounts, dividends and insurance policies, so it astounds me that Australians still have more than $17billion of lost super and more than $677million in unclaimed money from other sources. Let’s start with super. It’s estimated that half of all Australians have lost super. If you’ve ever changed your name, address or job then it could be you. To fi nd out, simply go to the Australian Tax Office’s website at www. ato.gov.au and type ‘SuperSeeker’ into the search box. You can have a quick look for lost super by just using your Tax File Number, or you can get more in-depth information by registering some additional details. If you do fi nd lost super, you might want to consider consolidating your super funds to make it easier to track and to reduce the amount of fees you are paying. But before you do, speak to the super companies to see if you will incur any fees or forfeit any benefits by transferring these funds to another super account. You may wish to get professional fi nancial advice before proceeding. And it’s not just long-forgotten super money that has been left to gather dust. Many Australians also have unclaimed money from bank accounts, share dividends, life insurance policies, salaries, deceased estates, proceeds of sales and many other sources. The Australian Government’s Money Smart website has a page where you can search for unclaimed money. Simply go to: www.moneysmart.gov.au and type ‘fi nd unclaimed money’ into the search box. If you fi nd lost funds, the website will direct you through the process of lodging a claim to get the funds back. Don’t work hard for your money only to throw it away. Take a few minutes to claim it back!

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Podiatry and Medicare – Let’s clear things up

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very day in my practice we have people getting a little bit confused about what Medicare provides when it comes to private podiatry services. The reality is that Medicare provides services with private podiatrists for patients with a chronic (or terminal) medical condition and complex care needs. The system that this scheme falls under is called the Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) Program and is only available to those patients that qualify. The misconception by the general public is that podiatry is available to everyone under Medicare, however it is not. In fact the scheme is managed stringently by GPs who do a great job at providing the services to those who really need it and qualify under the EPC program. The most common patients that podiatrists see under the EPC program are those with diabetes. These patients are at risk of lower limb complications and require complex care of their feet. A podiatrist is able to assess the foot health status of these patients and report back to the GP or managing practitioner on the vascular and neurological status of the feet and lower limbs. If a patient qualifies for an EPC plan they will be entitled to up to five consultations between allocated allied health practitioners. Th is means that a GP can refer the patient to, for example a podiatrist for three visits and

a physiotherapist for two visits over a 12 month period. The difficulty for us podiatrists is that we generally need to see these patients more than five times a year and at a frequency rate much greater than that which patients are willing to attend. The take home message here is that only specific groups are entitled to the EPC. However those that do and attend Nepean Podiatry, can bulk bill it at our clinic, rather than have to line up at Medicare for a rebate.

Trent Baker, Podiatrist at Nepean Podiatry Ph: 4732 5188

THE PHARMACIST SAYS

by Martin Cominotto

The need for Vitamin D

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here was great news this week that Sunscreens will now be allowed to be sold at a rating of SPF50+. Being sun smart is entirely justified in our country where skin cancer rates are among the highest in the world. It may then come as a great surprise that our sun blessed country has a chronic health problem which can be attributed to people not getting enough sun. Many Australians are now being diagnosed with low levels of Vitamin D. As the majority of our Vitamin D comes from sunlight, this could be due to the push to be sun smart and people spending more time indoors. Winter time creates an even greater challenge to get enough Vitamin D. So why do we need Vitamin D? Vitamin D is vital for normal development and growth of cells, bones and teeth as well as good immune function. Low levels of Vitamin D have been linked to Parkinson’s disease, obesity in children, asthma and heart disease. Th is deficiency may also be putting us at risk of diabetes, brittle bone disease and possibly some cancers. In the elderly, Vitamin D deficiency is often a factor in weak bones and muscle aches and pains. For pregnant women, lack of Vitamin D has been shown to cause problems with bone growth in

the unborn child. A busy lifestyle can also put you at risk of low Vitamin D – leaving for work early and arriving home after dark, especially during winter, can mean the average person may not be getting adequate levels of Vitamin D. The best way to get Vitamin D is from direct sunlight as it is very hard to get enough through your diet alone. Unfortunately a side effect of being sun smart and covering up means you may be missing out on the Vitamin D you need, so a balanced approach to sun exposure is necessary to avoid the risk of skin cancer. A good rule of thumb is to get out into the sunshine for at least 20 minutes a day and don’t wear SPF during this time. With shorter daylight hours and weaker sunshine in winter some people may need to look at alternatives to get the Vitamin D they need. Vitamin D3 supplements are widely available and quite inexpensive. A dosage of 1000IU of Vitamin D3 every day can help improve Vitamin D levels in the body. Finally taking Vitamin D with bone supplements helps the absorption of Calcium into the body, so this is something to keep in mind when choosing a bone supplement. Your doctor can organise a test for vitamin D levels and recommend the best treatment if necessary.

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here is much anticipation and excitement for James Bond fans with the arrival of the new and 23rd Bond fi lm, ‘Skyfall’. Th is 23rd movie comes in the 50th Anniversary year of the fi rst Bond fi lm, ‘Dr No’ from way back in 1962. Who was your favourite 007? Sean Connery? Roger Moore? Pierce Brosnan? Perhaps the lesser known George Lazenby or Timothy Dalton? Maybe you prefer the latest Bond, the gritty, tougher, Daniel Craig. One thing is for sure, James Bond is as popular as ever with ‘Skyfall’ set to be the highest grossing Bond movie of all time! What is it about James Bond that makes him so popular? The movies are full of action and exotic locations. Usually, the story line is easy to follow. They are tense and exciting, with plenty of dry humour. There are the Bond girls and of course, the cool and calm James Bond always saves the day, rescuing the world from the latest power hungry megalomaniac! Do we admire him? Do we want to be like him? Do we wish we could live his life? Then again, perhaps it is all just good fun. With all this in mind, it is worth reflecting on the words of Jesus from the Bible’s New Testament gospel of John. Jesus said: “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full... I am the good shepherd... I lay down my life for the sheep... I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish”.

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Not only is this home of classic proportions and unique split level design but it overlooks the picturesque reserve. The flexible floor plan offers formal and informal living areas three bedrooms with the option of a fourth, two bathrooms plus a lovely modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Other features include floating floors and the comfort of ducted air conditioning, Outside you will find a wrap aroundverandah, great size covered entertaining area plus single garage and carport.

Dressed in a contemporary façade is this great opportunity to secure a townhouse that is focussed towards a care free lifestyle. Downstairs enjoys an open plan lounge and dining arrangement, a third toilet and access to the tandem garage. Upstairs comprises three bedrooms with an ensuite to the main and enjoys the comfort of ducted air conditioning throughout. The courtyard has been finished with feature screening and a concrete area for a table and chairs. Currently tenanted this will suit both owner occupiers and investors.

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BEGINNERS WINNER With homes in Emu Plains under $400,000 walking out the door, this is a wonderful opportunity to secure this updated three bedroom home. Featuring built-ins to two, modern kitchen, an updated bathroom, tiles and carpet throughout and all year round comfort with two split system air conditioners and your very own fire place.Perfect for entertaining with the Balinese style undercover entertaining overlooking the private backyard. With the added bonus of a single carport and side access, this property will not last. Call today for your private viewing!

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OPEN HOUSE Sat 17th 11.00 to 11.40am 10 Banjo Crescent

Features in this property are three bedrooms, built-in robe, separate lounge and dining, wall air conditioning plus double lock up garage. Positioned in a convenient location close to schools and shops. Call today to book an inspection.

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CLEAR RIVER VIEWS The home offers a double garage with ample workshop space and is accompanied by a spacious open area that could be utilised as a gym or recreation room. Also with three bedrooms, a formal lounge/ dining room, and clear views of the Nepean River.

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APPROX 400M TO THE RIVER The floor plan comprises three bedrooms with an ensuite to the main, built in robes, a downstairs toilet, ducted air conditioning, ducted vacuum and internal access to the garage. The entertaining area will accommodate a variety of social gatherings.

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$489,950

GOLDEN TRIANGLE With homes in this sought after river pocket disappearing fast we suggest you call now to take advantage of this sensational opportunity. The floor plan comprises four bedrooms, two living areas, modern kitchen with induction cooking and two bathrooms. Other features include air conditioning and a combustion fire place. The 727sqm (approximately) block offers a great size yard, that also accommodates an undercover entertaining area, detached garage currently set up as a studio/teenagers retreat plus a tandem carport. Well positioned this deserves your immediate attention. Enquire now this property won’t last!

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STOP THE SEARCH AND CALL NOW! Unassuming from the street the floor plan offers four bedrooms, a sunken lounge room with bar area, a separate dining area and ducted air conditioning throughout. The warmer months can be enjoyed poolside or entertaining around the BBQ area. The double garage will look after the cars and the backyard has been designed around maintenance free living.

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Positioned on the banks of the Nepean River is this magnificent residence that’ll delight your senses from the moment you arrive. Lose yourself in the abundance of space that combines four spacious bedrooms with substantial servings of formal and informal living spaces. Superbly crafted and beautifully finished it will surely meet the needs of the astute purchaser looking to accommodate the growing family. You’ll be the envy of your friends coming home to this sought after address. Other features include ducted air conditioning, double garage study/office and all is situated on approx 630 sqm of land. Call now for a private viewing - you won’t be disappointed!

Situated in a handy Emu Plain’s location, this great size family home is just minutes from the Lennox Shopping Centre. Featuring four bedrooms, built in wardrobes, open plan kitchen and casual meals area plus a good size lounge and dining area. This much loved home also features a beautifully renovated bathroom and ensuite plus the comfort of split system air conditioning throughout. Outside there is a tandem garage, under cover entertaining area and private backyard. Positioned in a convenient location this home is sure to be popular. Call today to arrange your own private inspection.

Emu Plains

Glenmore Park

Blaxland

4735 2121

4733 6999

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

Lennox Centre Emu Plains NSW 2750

30 Mulgoa Road Regentville NSW 2745

134D Great Western Hwy Blaxland NSW 2774

Glenbrook 5 Wascoe Street Glenbrook NSW 2773

Cranebrook Shop 9 Borrowdale Way Cranebrook NSW 2749

Springwood 7 Great Western Highway Valley Heights NSW 2777

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429 High Street Penrith NSW 2750

Emu Plains 91 Great Western Hwy Emu Plains NSW 2750

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SURPRISE PACKAGE 790 SQMS WITH SIDE ACCESS

This three bedroom home with built-in robes to all located in a wonderful street has the size, location and views to match! Boasting upstairs living with wonderful mountain views from it comes with an enormous games room, second toilet downstairs, plus double garage with drive through access. There is split system air conditioning in the lounge area and a wall unit in the bedroom. There is obvious room for a second living area downstairs or a possible fourth bedroom and study.

This wonderful three bedroom home is great value and has the wow factor in presentation. Set on the high side of the road with a second garage there is an undercover entertaining area in the backyard and the interior is where you will be amazed. Boasting granite bench tops with gas appliances, modern bathroom with cedar ceiling and jet spa bath, kitchen, dining, and L shaped lounge and dining if you wish, there is also ducted air-conditioning and magnificent presentation. There are three bedrooms and main comes with an outstanding walk in robe.

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Family or investors, you will love this modern and stylish seven bedroom plus study home. The home comprises of ensuite to main, a powder room downstairs, with fully ducted air conditioning and complete integrated security system. There are also multiple living areas for all the family to enjoy, and if you are the budding chef you’ll love the spacious modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, ceramic cooktop, plus polyurethane doors and granite benches. Outside there is a large entertainment area with all the extras.

This home has the entertainment quality and then the quiet, peaceful living depending on what mood you are in. Boasting four bedrooms, three with built-in robes and the main with ensuite. The kitchen is modern with Caesar stone benches, island top, and glass flashbacks. The home also comes with a separate lounge area and internal access from the garage. There is also side access to the approximately 745sqm block with an inground pool and automatic pool cleaner.

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MY CASTLE AWAITS If you have a large or growing family and dreaming about acreage then you’ll love this huge seven bedroom home plus study. There are vast formal and informal living areas, plus high ceilings which add lots of character. There are bathrooms upstairs and downstairs (four in total), plus ducted air conditioning/vacuum, and a huge kitchen with lots of bench and cupboard space. Outside there is a huge four car garage/workshop.

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COUNTRY LIVING WITH CITY CONVENIENCE Nestled in a private position is this country escape and a great opportunity that’s positioned on the outskirts of Penrith. The approximate eleven year “Rosewood” property on nearly five acres is accompanied by an attached two bedroom self-contained dwelling. The main residence comprises four bedrooms with a study, two living areas, an ensuite and ducted air conditioning. A tennis court, in ground pool and horse facilities will look after your spare time and are surrounded by established gardens.

$865,000

TRANQUILITY SETTING IN CRANEBROOK This outstanding brick veneer home is set on a pinch under 5000sqm metres (approximately) in one of Cranebrook’s sought after locations. This home boasts four bedrooms, three of which have built-in robes. The main has walk-in robe and ensuite. The home has a formal lounge and dining area, study, plus open plan family room and a six by eight metre rumpus room. There is a double garage under the main roof and to the rear of the property via side access there is a workshop and office which is 10.5 by six metres. The property comes with loads of features including water tanks, pumps, alarm and internal combustion stove. This is a rare opportunity to find a large home ready to move into in a great location.

Emu Plains

Blaxland

4730 1122

4735 2121

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Lennox Centre Emu Plains NSW 2750

134D Great Western Hwy Blaxland NSW 2774

5 Wascoe Street Glenbrook NSW 2773

Springwood

Emu Plains

Cranebrook Shop 9 Borrowdale Way Cranebrook NSW 2749

Glenbrook

CRANEBROOK

7 Great Western Highway Valley Heights NSW 2777

91 Great Western Hwy Emu Plains NSW 2750

Glenmore Park Penrith 30 Mulgoa Road Regentville NSW 2745

429 High Street Penrith NSW 2750

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The quality home has an indoor/ outdoor flow with glass sliding doors bringing the outside in. Cook up a storm in the kitchen, barbeque in the entertaining area, or kick back in the Balinese Resort style gazebo overlooking the pool. Inside there are four bedrooms, with en suite and walk-in robe to the master bedroom. The open plan design incorporates formal lounge and dining, an informal dining and a family room. Added luxuries include the office, ducted air and double garage.

Located in stage one and being close to amenities, it features three very good size bedrooms, built in wardrobes, very good size lounge room (with floating timber flooring), a near new kitchen, separate dining room and the comfort of air conditioning. You will then notice the covered entertaining area, fantastic size backyard and single garage. Will this ideal location, this home is definitely great value!

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$795,000

16 ACRES OF PARADISE If you find yourself being constantly disappointed in the search for acreage than we believe we have found Silverdale’s best cleared acreage. Totalling approximately 6.65 hectares and surrounded by some of the districts finest luxury homes.

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Look no further than this (approximately) 400 sqm block with all the usual services. Within the area there are future plans for schools and a shopping complex, and you are within a short stroll to the playing fields and walking tracks.

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CLASSIC REGENTVILLE!

YOU SHOULD NOT MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!

Featuring three large bedrooms, high ceilings, two oversized living areas, renovated bathroom, a wonderful covered entertaining area that over-looks the enormous back yard (block approximately 695m2) and there is a covered secure car port for at least two cars PLUS a tandem garage that could easily be used for some extra living or a separate studio. The property is currently tenanted to a long term tenant paying $400 per week.

Enjoy the size and layout of this five bedroom home with study or sixth bedroom. The main has built in and en suite, plus access to the undercover entertaining and barbeque area. The other bedrooms are of generous sizing and three have built in’s. There are separate formal lounge and dining areas, open kitchen and dining area that overlooks the family room with combustion fire.

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GLENMORE PARK

$579,000

SILVERDALE

OFFERS OVER $879,000

A RARE OPPORTUNITY ON 1965SQM

SIZE, QUALITY AND LOCATION!

Make the most of the salt water pool with solar heating, manicured gardens and lawns or the living spaces provided by the formal lounge and dining, rumpus and family room. Four bedrooms all with built ins, master with ensuite and walk in, ensure there is plenty of room. The functional kitchen has been appointed with stainless steel appliances combined with ducted air, alarm and security shutters all add to the luxury of the home.

Oozing absolute quality this 52sq (approximately) full brick family home is an outstanding package. Features abound with five bedrooms, study, three bathrooms, three living areas, resort style pool and entertaining facilities along with a paddock. All the luxury inclusions as you would expect are here with ducted air, a three to four car garage, side access, spa baths, stone bench tops… the list is endless! Agent Declares Interest.

Glenmore Park

Emu Plains

4733 6999

4735 8888

30 Mulgoa Road Regentville NSW 2745

91 Great Western Hwy Emu Plains NSW 2750

Blaxland

Springwood

Emu Plains

Penrith

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

4735 2121

4722 5000

134D Great Western Hwy Blaxland NSW 2774

Glenbrook 5 Wascoe Street Glenbrook NSW 2773

Cranebrook 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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ATTENTION ALL BUYERS!

A STUNNING FAMILY ENTERTAINER!

Located close to Nepean hospital, whether you are an investor, downsizing or looking to enter the property market, this home will definitely make on the short list. It features three goo size bedrooms, handy bathroom with separate toilet, large tiled lounge room, separate dining room and a generous size kitchen. So add to this the court yard out the back, good size grassed area out the front, single garage and extra parking, this home is complete. With only three on the block, this is a must see.

Perfectly positioned to take in the impressive views of The Blue Mountains this four bedroom home offers everything for the family who likes to enjoy life.With multiple entertaining areas flowing off two of the living spaces, the flow of this home is just perfect and sets the tone for the wonderful ambience this home enjoys. Whether relaxing inside surrounded by the immaculate interior, relaxing by the pool taking in those mountain views or cooking up a storm in the beautiful kitchen this home will be a pleasure to call home.

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SIZE AND LOCATION

Invest for your future by securing this well positioned site that offers further development opportunities (subject to council approval). The approximately 1,423 sqm block currently accommodates a brick and tile residence that comprises three bedrooms with a study.

Positioned close to Kingswood’s medical precinct the home enjoys over 600sqm of 2c zoning. Completely original throughout an enthusiastic buyer will enjoy the restoration process while others may see greater value in the land for future development.

Positioned in the heart of Jamisontown, this large two bedroom unit awaits. Featuring a great size lounge room, recently update kitchen, a meals area and an enormous master bedroom. With the addition of air conditioning, carport and the convenient location, this unit won’t be around for long.

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ORCHARD HILLS

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GRAND RESIDENCE CLOSE TO TOWN

CHARACTER & CHARM

Resting on approximately 2ha is this grand residence that will offer you and your family the space it deserves. At the end of the U-shape driveway is this huge home that comprises four bedrooms with an ensuite and walk in robe to the main, generous servings of formal and informal living spaces and the comfort of ducted air conditioning throughout. Elevated balconies enjoy views of the in ground pool, separate entertaining area and surrounding greenery. Enjoying a fully fenced yard with electric gates, a four car garage and all is positioned in this popular suburb. Call now to book an appointment.

Are you looking for the character and charm of a tranquil rural setting with City convenience? Nestled on approx. 1.5 acres this generous home awaits. Featuring three large bedrooms with built in robes, study, three bathrooms and numerous living areas the possibilities are endless. For the car enthusiast there is a double garage under the main roof and triple detached garage on the rear of the block. With dual access on this corner block there is plenty of room for you to store your boat, caravan or even large trucks. With easy to maintain gardens you will be able to relax in the backyard under one of the large shady trees and watch the world go by.

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ORCHARD HILLS OFFERS OVER $619,000 Wonderfully positioned in a prime Orchard Hills location on the North side of the M4 Motorway is arguable the very best vacant block of land in the area. Encompassing approximately 5000sqm and enjoying unobstructed and spectacular views of the Blue Mountains and the rural Orchard Hills landscape.

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SOUTH PENRITH

OFFERS OVER $349,950

VERY ATTRACTIVE INDEED!

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

Located in a quiet street, this home awaits your attention. It features three good size bedrooms plus a study, very modern kitchen and bathroom, lounge room dining room plus family room and air conditioning. Add to this the covered entertaining area and the good size backyard for the kids and you know an inspection is a must!

Looking for a large block in the heart of South Penrith? This home sits on the front of a 645m2 block (approximately) with wide side access. Consider building a granny flat, professional office (subject to council approval) or take advantage of the rental return in a great location.

Penrith

429 High Street Penrith NSW 2750

Emu Plains Lennox Centre Emu Plains NSW 2750

4722 5000 4735 2121

Blaxland

134D Great Western Hwy Blaxland NSW 2774

Glenbrook 5 Wascoe Street Glenbrook NSW 2773

PENRITH

$299,950

CBD POSITION PERFECT

This spacious townhouse located in the heart of the CBD is the perfect opportunity for an investor looking to expand their portfolio or for the first home buyer looking to enter the market. Featuring three bedrooms with built in wardrobes, split system air conditioning, a sizeable kitchen, an internal laundry, low maintenance court yard and a single lock up garage.

Springwood 7 Great Western Highway Valley Heights NSW 2777

Emu Plains 91 Great Western Hwy Emu Plains NSW 2750

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OXLEY PARK

OFFERS OVER $399,950

THROW AWAY THE BUNK BEDS! Stretching across two levels it offers separate living spaces, a large dining area, rumpus/hobby room and two bathrooms. The yard will expose the green thumb in the family and also accommodates a covered entertaining area. Complete with built in robes, air conditioning and carport.

Glenmore Park

Cranebrook

4733 6999

4730 1122

30 Mulgoa Road Regentville NSW 2745

Shop 9 Borrowdale Way Cranebrook NSW 2749

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Emu Heights 56 Palomino Road The Complete Family Home * Open plan living, ducted air + alarm system * Modern galley kitchen with a 5 burner gas stove * Four generous bedrooms + study * Ensuite access to main bedroom * Spacious lounge & dining room + huge open rumpus * Outdoor entertaining area * Huge backyard

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Werrington Downs 17 Greenbank Drive Resort Style Living

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* Ducted Air * Rumpus room * In-ground pool * Modern kitchen & bathroom * Immaculate Condition

Sale $449,950 View Saturday 11.00-11.30am Steve Jackson 0414 719 875 4732 3333 raywhitepenrith.com

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* Situated Twin Creeks Estate * Large established homes surrounding * Estate features: - 18 Hole golf course with country club - Tennis courts & BBQ facilities - Swimming pool & spa

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Sale $355,000 View By Appointment David Turner 0414 306 040 4732 3333 raywhitepenrith.com

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Lis Jus Blaxland te t d 22.35 Hectares Zoned Residential * Currently is DA approved for a 17 lot residential sub division * Short distance from the Blaxland CBD * Directly adjacent to the Blaxland Primary school * Accessed by a set of traffic lights at the Baden Street intersection * Rare opportunity

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Ray White Penrith

Sale Expressions of Interest View By Appointment David Turner 0414 306 040 4732 3333 raywhitepenrith.com

Auction Saturday 1st December @ 11am In rooms 3/308 High Street, Penrith View By Appointment David Turner 0414 306 040 4732 3333 raywhitepenrith.com

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Penrith 31 Sherwood Circuit

* 3 bedroom townhouse * Ensuite to main, 3 toilets throughtout * Built-in robes to all * Single lock up garage with auto door + internal access * Currently leased

* 3 bedrooms + ensuite + gas cooking * New carpet, freshly painted * Single garage with internal access * Large decking in backyard * Expected rent return $370 - $380 pw

Sale $309,950 View Saturday 10.00-10.30am David Turner 0414 306 040 4732 3333 raywhitepenrith.com

Sale $308,000 View Saturday 1.00-1.30pm Mitchell Sheens 0412 652 477 4732 3333 raywhitepenrith.com

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Oxley Park 1/65 Melbourne Street

Cranebrook

* Freestanding Townhouse * Single drive through garage * 3 good sized bedrooms all with built-ins * Main bedroom with ensuite is downstairs

* 535m2 level block * Surrounded by walkways & water * Walking distance to the community facilities * Minutes to Penrith CBD

Sale Offers Over $300,000 View Saturday 2.00-2.30pm Mitchell Sheens 0412 652 477 4732 3333 raywhitepenrith.com

Sale $285,000 View By Appointment Steve Jackson 0414 719 875 4732 3333 raywhitepenrith.com

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Orchard Hills 15 Verdelho Way 5

The Vines Acreage Estate

* 5 large bedrooms * Big study * Ducted air + alarm *3 living areas * 3 bathrooms * Triple garage under main roof * Stunning kitchen

* Huge garage at rear of property * Private inground pool * Massive undercover entertaining area + separate covered BBQ area

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Glenmore Park 37 Bija Drive 3

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* 3 bedrooms + an ensuite * 543 sqm block * Awesome backyard + drive thru garage * Great size lounge room * Separate dining room * 2 split system air cond.

Sale $424,950 View Saturday 2.00-2.30pm David Turner 0414 306 040 4732 3333 raywhitepenrith.com

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* Substantial 4 bedroom home * Outstanding entertaining area * Inground pool with separate sp * 2 massive living areas + galley kitchen * Ducted air conditioning & combustion fire

Sale $512,500 View By Appointment David Turner 0414 306 040 4732 3333 raywhitepenrith.com

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* 652m2 block backs onto reserve * Inground pool & outdoor entertainment area * Large secure garage & workshop area * Super Location, Super entertainer, Super Value

Sale $349,500 View Saturday 10.00-10.30am David Turner 0414 306 040 4732 3333 raywhitepenrith.com

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Huge 977m2 Block

1079WWD2601

* 685 sqm block * New kitchen & bathroom * 1 ½ garage + toilet * White gloss kitchen + dishwasher * Hotel style bathroom * Spacious lounge room + split system air cond.

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Cranebrook

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1077WWD

CLAREMONT MEADOWS Massive

• 3 oversized bedrooms all with built-ins • master bedroom with ensuite • huge open plan design + r/c ducted air conditioning • gorgeous gourmet kitchen + stone bench tops + dishwasher + breakfast bar • large lounge area + dining + informal eating + high set ceilings + 3rd toilet (downstairs) • front courtyard + single carport + great size rear yard + garden shed

EMU PLAINS Modern Over 55’s Villa

this villa is a truly delightful home and a rare opportunity to secure one of emu plains’ best villas in a convenient and highly desirable location. catering to the over 55’s it offers modern comfortable light filled living in a tranquil setting. north facing, overlooking gardens and the street front and opening to a generous courtyard, it is the pick of the bunch. call today to book your exclusive appointment.

This immaculate property is just over 3 years old and enjoys sizeable proportions and stylish interiors. With juliet balcony private backyard, this dual level townhouse is situated on a level block and makes for attractive proposition for a young family. Call today to book your exclusive inspection.

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SOUTH PENRITH Exquisite home top location

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INSPECT: Saturday 11.00-11.40am -1/36 Gough St

offers over $369,000 floor plan online 4722 2626 4735 6600

• 3 great size bedrooms - 2 with built-ins • formal lounge & dining • renovated kitchen + breakfast bar + stainless steel appliances • renovated bathroom + floor to ceiling tiles • split system a/c + ceramic tiles throughout • detached colour bond garage + side access + landscaped gardens

• north facing street front single level villa • quiet tree lined street close to centro lennox • ceaserstone kitchen + quality appliances • open living areas + abundance of natural light • ducted air-conditioning throughout • single garage with internal access • fully landscaped tranquil setting + delightful private courtyard

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PENRITH Built to last

Acreage in the mountains

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561m2

offers over $359,000 floor plan online 4722 2626 4735 6600

• 2 good size bedrooms + large utility room • formal entry + formal lounge & dining rooms • sun filled family room + timber floor boards + split system air conditioning + ceiling fans • updated heritage bathroom + separate toilet • private rear yard + decking + single carport + separate parking bay • fully landscaped gardens + storage area

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Eurama estate offers a private setting of bushland and tranquility. With a number of allotments offered for sale, with different aspects and outlooks this is truly a unique subdivision. With flexible builders terms offered by the vendors, this makes for a very attractive place to build your dream home. For further information call Paul Hatcliff on 0419 922 556.

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SOUTH PENRITH Size, Location and Style

this full brick federation style home offers decorative features and potential for personal customisation and only minutes walk or drive to penrith’s cbd. it is a charming single level property that boasts multiple living areas and very functional floor plan. call today to book your inspection.

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• situated in quite tree lined streets • newly formed estate + services available (i.e.: town water,electricity, phone, sealed roads) • blocks sizes varies from 22106 m2 approx up to 108392 m2 approx • large frontages + magnificent views • suitable building envelops • offering flexible builders terms

FAULCONBRIDGE

Situated in a popular locale, opposite parklands and close proximity to southlands, this exceptional family home embraces modern renovations throughout. Offering stylish interior and private rear setting with sun washed level lawns. Call today to book your exclusive inspection.

INSPECT: Saturday 3.00-3.40pm - 186 York Road

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starting from $280,000 site plan online 4722 2626 4735 6600

4 large bedrooms – 3 with built-ins master bedroom with ensuite combined L shape formal lounge and dining enormous gourmet kitchen + breakfast bar + gas cooking + dishwasher 3rd living area/informal dining off kitchen tiled in main traffic areas + split system & ducted air conditioning Internal laundry + 3rd toilet (downstairs) large side access + enormous undercover entertainment area + single garage

With only minutes walk to SOUTHLANDS shopping complex, local schools and transport, this fabulous family home makes for the ideal move. Offering 4 large bedrooms, ample living areas and huge undercover entertainment areas all with drive thru side access, concrete driveways and paths, situated on a large level block. This family home has so much to offer with potential for extending and even room for a granny flat ( subject to council approvals ) call today to book your exclusive inspection.

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675m2

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ORCHARD HILLS

REGENTVILLE

Architecturally Inspired

Winning Location + New Renovation

main dwelling • renovated kitchen + • 4 huge bedrooms dishwasher + stone • master bedroom with his/hers bench-tops + enormous walk-in + ensuite walk-in pantry • formal entry + drawing room utility room/flat + study • 2 bedrooms • formal lounge & dining + fire • bathroom/ensuite place • large lounge & kitchen • family room + meals + ornate combined cornices + high set ceilings this gorgeous family home has so much to offer, featuring 5 arable acres, numerous horse yards, dressage arena, workshop, 3 car accommodation, undercover verandas, circular driveway and so much more. with a private setting this magnificent family home offers location, size and lifestyle. call today to book your exclusive inspection.

• light filled and spacious open plan living area • stylish décor with porcelain tiles + French doors • four bedrooms with built ins + 2 new bathrooms • two living areas + flexible floor plan • 744m2 block with in-ground pool + large sunny yard • double carport + side access + room for garage & sheds

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Newly renovated throughout this family home is located in a fantastic neighbourhood by the river in Regentville. The large-sun drenched yard, in-ground salt water pool and a long list of extensive renovations make it a prized offering of terrific value. Contributing to a fantastic lifestyle by the Nepean River and close to The Coffee Club, The Great River Walk, beautiful parks, and yet only minutes to the CBD it is also really convenient. Book your exclusive inspection today.

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Penrith:

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Emu Plains:

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GLENMORE PARK

this 2 storey residence boasts loads of space and style for a large family. offering a grand foyer leading through to a flexible floor plan with open plan living spaces, gorgeous kitchen with loads of cupboard and bench space, large bathrooms, a master bedroom to die for overlooking the fairway to the 13th hole and plenty of natural sunlight. a lovely entertaining area with low maintenance gardens and direct buggy access to the fairway. overall a stunning property. call to arrange your exclusive inspection.

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Emu Plains:

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This immaculate family haven is new to the property market, it enjoys sizeable proportions and stylish interiors. It presents a rare opportunity to secure a stunning home backing Penrith golf course on a 21m wide block. Call today to book your exclusive inspection.

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566m2

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Grand victorian home with golf course views • 4 double bedrooms all with built-ins + study • master bedroom with ensuite and walk-in robe • gorgeous formal entry + formal lounge and dining + gas fireplace • gourmet style kitchen + stone bench tops + stainless steel appliances + dishwasher + separate island bench + gas cooking • ornate cornices + high set ceilings + period lighting + r/c ducted air conditioning + timber flooring + walk-in linen room • separate rumpus/family room + kitchen/breakfast room + 3rd bathroom + huge fully functional laundry • oversized double garage + workshop + undercover entertainment area (gable roof) + storage area • magnificent in-ground pool + fully landscaped yards + side access + private setting

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Enjoy the golf course on your backdoor step • 5 double bedrooms all with built in robes • master bedroom with huge ensuite bathroom and walk in robe • large separate living areas and teenagers retreat upstairs • oversize gourmet kitchen with caesar stone bench tops • ducted air conditioning, alarm system and quality appliances • double lock up garage • undercover bbq area and fully fenced back yard

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Short walk to school, shops & park Open plan famly & dining area Separate living area All bedrooms with built-in robes Low maintenance landscaping Completion due Jan/Feb 2013

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Open plan kitchen/dining/family area Alfresco area Stainless steel appliances Modern range of tiles & carpet to choose from Turf included to front & rear yards Buy now off the plan

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$419,500

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Open plan design with separate living area Main bedroom with ensuite & large walk-in robe Alfresco area at no extra cost Choice of white or stainless steel appliances Turfed front and rear yards Buy off the plan now!

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Stunning ex-display home on large block High quality finishes and inclusions Spacious home with rumpus room upstairs Ducted air conditioning Fully fenced and landscaped Perfectly located in beautiful Brookwood village 1079WWD1602

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$399,950

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Open plan living with alfresco area Stainless steel appliances & stone benchtop 'Connect' range of tiles & carpet Bonus split system air conditioning Stencil driveway & path with landscaping Fencing, letterbox & clothesline

Lot 120 Raffen St By Fowler Homes

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2.5

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Ducted air conditioning 900mm stainless steel appliances Large open plan living areas Remote controlled garage door & alarm system Complete landscaping to front & rear yards 5% Deposit and no more to pay until completion

Lot 2261 Lawler St By Zac Homes

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Lot 3291 Finsbury Cct By Edgewater Homes

Home and Land

Fixed Price

$449,500

$415,950

$418,000

Large open plan living areas Alarm system Ensuite to main bedroom Contemporary landscaping Alfresco area Estimated completion early 2013

By Fowler Homes

Main bedroom with ensuite & walk-in robe Stainless steel appliances All bedrooms with built-in robes Turf to front & rear yards Close walk to oval with tennis & basketball courts Ready to buy now off the plan

Lot 3373 Huntington St 4

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By Eden Brae Homes

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Lot 3413 Harding Cl By Eden Brae Homes

$454,000

$419,500

$454,500

Fixed price site costs - no more to pay 5% deposit & nothing more until completion Stainless steel appliances 'Connect' range of inclusions Low maintenance landscaping & fencing Completion due May 2013

1079WWD1602

Nobody Knows Ropes Crossing like...

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5% deposit & nothing more until completion Stainless steel appliances incl dishwasher Stone becnhtop in kitchen Landscaping to front & rear yards Fencing, letterbox & clothesline BONUS SPLIT SYSTEM AIR CONDITIONING

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Fisher & Paykel stainless steel applainces Caesarstone benchtops in kitchen Main bedroom with ensuite & walk-in robe Beautifully landscaped front & rear yards Sought after location close to school & shops Completion due December 2012

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5% down & balance on completion Stainless steel appliances Modern Caesartone to kitchen benchtops Resort style undercover alfresco area Contemporary landscaping to front & rear yards Completion due April 13

Fixed Price

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Lot 5 Townsend Cres

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2.5

Terrace overlooking Barinya Park Open plan living areas Alfresco area Contemporary stainless steel appliances Modern range of carpet & tiles throughout Ready to move in now - call to inspect!

Home & Land from

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Ropes Crossing

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Property

www.westernweekender.com.au

800+sqm Block With Glorious Views

Council Approved For Home Business

Positioned at the end of a cul de sac, an opportunity exists for you to join forces with your architect and bring your dreams to life. The parcel of land is just over 830sqm in size and falls away to the rear, opening up avenues for a unique split level design. From street level you will enjoy the mountain views and the open vista. Priced to please this may be one of the few opportunities left to secure vacant land at this price. Call now for further information.

Located in a sought after cul de sac of Leonay, this wonderfully presented home features a double garage where a portion of it has been converted to either a consulting room with separate entrance and en suite (council approved for beauty and massage) or optional fifth bedroom. The upper level consists of four large bedrooms, built in wardrobes, timber floors, an open plan living area plus an updated bathroom. The unique split level design also offers a second living area and renovated kitchen and meals area. Outside you will find a paved outdoor entertaining area and yard for the kids to play. What an opportunity to enter the Leonay market!

Cranebrook

$249,950

Leonay

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Contact Jim Aitken + Partners Cranebrook on 4730 1122 • www.jimaitken.com.au

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$469,950

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


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* Hot Water * Electrical * Data * Stoves Phone: 4721 7500

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BUSINESS HIGHLIGHT - TEK2U

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Ph:

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4773 8700

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9625 6999

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The Western Weekender

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Lic No. 829 19C

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990WWT7177

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0403 888 028

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BUILDERS

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0410 613 116

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RICHARD MUELLER BRICKLAYER

1042WWT3777

1043WWD3251

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Call Merv 0418 249 738 or 9625 7740

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0416 394 434

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1047WWT6215

1037WWD2237

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Reg:- BN98596923

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Whale Bathrooms

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9625 6999

www.tek2u.com.au

Special – 20% OFF

1300 781 119 0419 990 004

MetWest Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

est 1999

Fully Trade Licensed - Est. 2001

956WWT5554

0413 314 029

0418 402 790

CARPET CLEANING

ALL SUBURBS SERVICED

1045WWT3282

NOD AIR Call Nigel 8916 7402

• Digital TV installs, upgrades, and repairs. • TV, Pay TV, Phone and Data outlets • Insurance and repair work. • Home Theatre installations. • LCD/Plasma/Speaker wall mounting. • EFTPOS / Credit cards accepted.

Call David

24 HOUR - 7 DAYS SERVICE

Service from $80 Available Weekends Lic 230510c AU 26947

30 years exp.

LIC T28145

1044WWD3762

or

Renovations • Pergolas • Decking • 1st Floor Additions • Roofing & Guttering

1044WWT3269

4731 1111

Lic. 208275c

HUGE DISCOUNTS ON SPLIT SYSTEMS Ph:

db Professional Building Services Pty Ltd

DIGITAL TV ANTENNA SERVICES

AIR CONDITIONING

1042WWT3771

Lic # EC21515 AU03485

BUILDERS

1043WWD3798

AIR-CONDITIONING

Trades & Services

For all your URGENT electrical repairs to your home

A Part of Hix Group Pty Ltd

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“NO digging required Pipe relining”

A Part of Hix Group Pty Ltd

We can repair pipes under driveways, gardens & lawns without the need to dig!! Phone: 4721 7500

Lic No 122820C

CONCRETING

Penrith’s Own!

Over 25 Years combined Local Experience

• Commercial • Industrial • Domestic

• Fans • Power points • Safety switches

ELECTRICAL

896WWT440

FENCING & GATES

Colin Hucker 0418 181 248

or

Licensed Electrical Contractor

EC25857

ALL DOMESTIC ELECTRICAL WORK

1028WWT5092

John Newham

• Truck, Bobcat & Excavator Hire • Auger, Forks & Hammer • Rubbish Removal & Site Cleaning • Landscaping, Turf & Plants • Retaining Walls

FREE QUOTES

Phone: 0419 018 866

PROMPT, RELIABLE SERVICE

Wholesale Direct to Public

Lic no. 162002C

Mobile: 0403 773 364

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email: allcustom@iinet.com.au www.allcustomelectrical.com.au

Electrical & Level 2 Service Provider

SAME DAY URGENT REPAIRS

4731 8200

ABN 70 510 279 284

GLASS

GARAGE DOORS

All Purpose Glass and Glazing

Ezy Glide

FREE Measure & Quote for Shower Screens, Wardrobes, Internals, Mirrors, Broken Windows & Doors

Garage doors Pty. Ltd. A.B.N: 92 099 831 955 A.C.N: 099 831 955

Specialising in: - Domestic Garage Doors - Remote Controls - Repairs and Service Lawrie Sandona

Unit 4, 11-15 Eddie Road, Minchinbury

Mobile: (0414) 822 723

Showroom ~ 9832 1566 www.allpurposeglass.com.au

WE SUPPLY & FIT • Shower Screens • Vanity Mirrors • Leadlight • Mirror Wardrobes • Shopfronts • Commercial Glazing • Glass Table Tops p

GARDENING & MAINTENANCE

Coochie HydroGreen Your Lawn Care Specialists for all types of lawns

• Complete balanced liquid lawn fertiliser • Weed control eg. bindi, clover etc • Beetle, grub and army worm control Call us on how we can help keep your grass green and healthy all year round.

Love that Green!

For fast friendly service call

DOMESTIC and COMMERCIAL PETER 0417 687 607 Contractor Lic: EC35420

ELECTRICAL

1011WWT5212

LIC T28145

ALL SUBURBS SERVICED Fully Trade Licensed - Est. 2001

9625 6999

www.tek2u.com.au

Pensioner Discounts. We also service: Electrical - Security Alarms - Telephone

C&C Wrought Iron

* Tree pruning * Hedge trimming * Gutter cleaning * Bushfire hazard reduction * Removal of all clippings

Call Steve on 4735 3142 or

GARBAGE REMOVALS

ABC SEAMLESS GUTTER DISCOUNTERS

$

All Types of Gutters Installed

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Skip Bins

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Reliable Services & Competitive Prices

9748 3022

www.abcseamless.com.au

2, 3, 4, 6, 8 & 9m Bins

Trading 7 Days Prompt Reliable Service

9670 5885 www.candcwroughtiron.com.au

☎ 4731 6098

Unit 3, 65 Regentville Rd, Penrith

$

0416 116 602

938WWD4157

Eftpos & Credit Cards Available

Ph: 4722 2096

ARCHITECTURAL GLAZING SPECIALISTS

GUTTERING

959WWT5779

Specialists in Custom Fabrication

Lic. No. 123083C

SHOPFRONTS - MIRROR BAR - TABLETOP - WARDROBES - SECURITY DOORS & FLYSCREENS • Glass & Mirror Cut To Size

Penrith Valley Garden Care

FENCING & GATES

ADVERTISE HERE CALL 4722 2998

Pivotech Shower Screens in a full range of colours

All garden and lawn services provided including:

24 HOUR - 7 DAYS SERVICE

Ph:

PENRITH S.K. GLASS

www.coochie.com.au

* Mowing and edging * Bindi and weed eradication * Lawn fertilisation * Watering system installation * General cleanup

9833 9006

QUALITY SHOWER SCREENS DIRECT FROM FACTORY

1800 245 955

Electrical - Phone - Data - CCTV - Alarm

P/L

0425 310 022

email: rebecca.dwyer @mediaview.com.au

Licence No. 173676c

* Lights and Power * Hot Water Repairs * Safety Switches

Licence No. 95571C

0411 727 340

993WWT225

parts & Guaranteed hip ns a workm

Mobile 0414 833 356 Phone/Fax 9833 3563

MOB. 0423 611 880

Auto sliding gates, private screen fencing and pool fencing, supply only. Installation available.

1039WWT3751

Local licensed electrican for 20 years Neat work and fair prices • Fans • Pools • Power points • Garages • Safety switches • Extensions

1047WWT312

ELECTRICAL

The Western Weekender

1300 785 845

Lic no. 162002C

Free Quotes, Thank You

Lic.# 162246C

BOOK YOUR SKIP TODAY!

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0411 704 302 0438 704 302

• Pools • Garages • Extensions

1008WWT7071

Mobile: 0403 773 364

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Call Shane

Concrete/Bricks/Dirt Heavy Load? No Problem

Local licensed electrican for 20 years Neat work and fair prices

A.C.N. 087 588 136 Lic No: 219463C

Friday, November 16, 2012

Builders/Reno Skip End of Lease/Moving Bin Hire Deceased Estates

SPECIALIST ELECTRICAL SERVICES

1047WWT8227

- 2-13m3 Bins - Walk-in Skips - All Suburbs - 6 Days - C/Cards Welcome

1044WWT3779

Licence No. 189585C ABN: 49559903646

DIGGERS AND EXCAVATORS

66

GARBAGE REMOVALS

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHT - ALL CUSTOM ELECTRICAL

896WWT171

Trades & Services

www.westernweekender.com.au


www.westernweekender.com.au

* Solar * Lighting Control * LED Specialist Phone: 4721 7500

Lic No 122820C

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHT - SKANS FLOORING

GUTTERING

PAINTING & DECORATORS

Brush Strokes

NU LOOK Metal fascia & gutters New home extensions and existing homes 20 years * fascia cover gutters experience * down pipes

0408 022 374 Fax: 9670 2656

Phone

1300 665 495 www.skans.com.au

FOR ALL YOUR DECORATING NEEDS

1073WWD20783

• All types of roofing, metal or tile, new or old, restoration or repairs. • Floating laminate, bamboo or hardwood flooring supply and install in a range of colours. • FREE in-house flooring design service. • Free, no obligation measure and quote service on your site OR from your plans. • Competitive pricing.

Lic 416722C

Call Barry on

Painting & Decorating NSW

SKANS ROOFING & FLOORING

FREE Whirlybird and Leafguard with every restoration & guttering package sold

• Domestic Fully licensed • Commercial & Insured • Interior/Exterior FREE QUOTES • Roof Restorations Contact Adam • Service All Areas 0404 911 786 • Pensioner Discounts

Glenmore Park

AH 4733 8375

ULTIMATE HANDYMAN

WDS INTERIORS

JULIO 0402 629 895

0409 157 336 Will

0419 273 065 lic no. 161234C

HIGH PRESSURE CLEANING

DIRTY DRIVEWAY 1026WWT3072

Danny

Licenced: 30817C

ALL REPAIR GUARANTEED

PTY LTD

• Specialising in Commercial & Domestic Plasterboard • New Homes & Extensions • All Insurance work • Over 20 years experience • No job to small & FREE quotes!

Carpentry/Joinery All types of House Repair Fencing & Decking Awning & Pergolas Dry Wall

1049WWT4966

    

• Driveways, Paths, Pool & BBQ areas • House Washing • Protective & Colour Sealing • Graffiti Removal

HANDYMAN

ALL SUBURBS SERVICED Fully Trade Licensed - Est. 2001 Ph:

Lawnmowing Hanging Doors Painting Gurneying

you name i do i it t

☎ CALL CRAIG

INTERCOMS - AUDIO

AUDIO & VIDEO INTERCOMS

For a free quote call Pete on

0419 823 215 or 4727 0057

*Licenced and insured *Painting *Carpentry *Plastering *Tiling *Roof Repairs Lic No:

GEOFF  0431

824 003

HALO BUDGET CLEANING SERVICES Home, Commercial & Office Cleaning - Basic Cleans - Spring Cleans - Regular; Weekly; Fortnightly & Workers Comp - Small Business - Fully Insured/All Work Guaranteed - Servicing Penrith & Surroundings

Call Lee 4729 1229 M: 0410 066 055 OFFICE, FACTORY, MOVEOUT CLEANS, OVEN CLEANING AND REGULAR HOUSE CLEAN Free Quotes Fully Insured Work Guaranteed

Phone: 0425 291 206

email: rebecca.dwyer @mediaview.com.au

Monarch Cleaning

ADVERTISE HERE

• Interior And Exterior

LIC T28145

• Decorative Finishes

24 HOUR - 7 DAYS SERVICE

ALL SUBURBS SERVICED Fully Trade Licensed - Est. 2001 Ph:

9625 6999

www.tek2u.com.au

AUDIO & VIDEO INTERCOMS

M&J

• Competitive Prices • Reliable Service

Painting & Decorating Glenmore Park

Lic No. 44995C

Jason - 0417 221 822 Mark - 0417 223 288 A/H - 4733 2525

PEST CONTROL

LIC T28145

24 HOUR - 7 DAYS SERVICE

ALL SUBURBS SERVICED Fully Trade Licensed - Est. 2001

9625 6999

www.tek2u.com.au

Pensioner Discounts. We also service: Electrical - Security Alarms - Telephone

CRYSTAL CLEAR PEST CONTROL Family Owned Local Business for 18 Years Enjoy reliable professional service with a smile!

NETWORK CABLING

NETWORK CABLING

Spiders, Ants, Fleas, Rodents, Cockroaches, Bird Lice, Wasps & Bees, Carpet Beetles. Termite Inspections and Treatments.

FULLY GUARANTEED WORK

Call Karen on 4733 6753

PLUMBING

LIC T28145

24 HOUR - 7 DAYS SERVICE

ALL SUBURBS SERVICED

NEPEAN MAINTENANCE PLUMBING

Fully Trade Licensed - Est. 2001 Ph:

Lic No. 4715C

9625 6999

www.tek2u.com.au

Pensioner Discounts. We also service: Electrical - Security Alarms - Telephone

    

PAINTING & DECORATORS A PAINTER who keeps promises and produces quality workmanship. Pensioner Discounts

RING FRANK ON 0417 663 192 Lic. R54831

961WWT178

Water & Gas Service Repair Blocked Drains Hotwater Heaters Backflow & TMV Testing Full Plumbing Maintenance

CALL GREG NOW ON: 0400 873 805

ADVERTISE HERE

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McCoy’s Property Maintenance

HOME/COMMERCIAL CLEANING

• Big Or Small Jobs

• All Work Done Personally

INTERCOMS - VIDEO After

• Fast Clean Service

FREE QUOTES

• Fully Insured

Pensioner Discounts. We also service: Electrical - Security Alarms - Telephone

Before

DOMESTIC AND COMMERCIAL

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0400 338 408

9625 6999

www.tek2u.com.au

Pensioner Discounts. We also service: Electrical - Security Alarms - Telephone

Ph:

• • • •

LIC T28145

24 HOUR - 7 DAYS SERVICE

The Western Weekender

McLean’s Property Maintenance

HOME THEATRE

WORKMANSHIP GUARANTEED

1017WWT12801

GYPROCK & PLASTERING

HOME THEATRE

896WWT177

HANDYMAN

GYPROCKING

Trades & Services

Energy Efficient Electrical Installations

A Part of Hix Group Pty Ltd

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A Part of Hix Group Pty Ltd

URGENT PLUMBING REPAIRS TO YOUR HOME Hot Water, Domestic Plumbing, Drain Clearing & Drain Camera, Sewer Problems Your Solution to Professional Trades and Services

Phone: 4721 7500

Lic No 122820C

PLUMBING

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHT - STRESS FREE PLUMBING

TREE SERVICES

LOCAL24HRS PLUMBER 7 DAYS PER WEEK

Stress Free Plumbing, Stress Free Prices

TOP CHEAP TREE SERVICE

QUOTE UP FRONT

LOCAL PLUMBER Ph: 0406 715 116

ROOFING

SECURITY ALARMS & CAMERA SECURITY ALARMS & CAMERA

985WWT7919

SOUTHERN CROSS

• Pre Sale Property Maintenance • Roof ng • Repairs • Guttering • Roof Inspections • Handy Man Services • Pressure Cleaning... And any other job you can think of •Free Quotes

Free Drain Camera Free Plumbing Inspection Leak Detection, Hot Water, Gas Seniors/Pensioners Discounts

MARTIN 0420 975 050LIC 29201C

24hr Emergency

www.everlastplumbing.com.au

save $39

1300 665 495

Conditions apply.

www.skans.com.au

9625 6999 www.tek2u.com.au

We also service: Electrical - Antennas - Telephone

SMOKE DETECTORS

FREE WHIRLYBIRD AND LEAFGUARD with every restoration & guttering package sold

ALL SUBURBS SERVICED Fully Trade Licensed - Est. 2001

Pensioner Discounts. We also service: Electrical - Security Alarms - Telephone

TELEPHONE CABLING

QUOTE UP FRONT

4729 3441 or 0432 823 021

Stress Free Plumbing, Operates 7 Days a week

ALL SUBURBS SERVICED Ph:

9625 6999

www.tek2u.com.au

SECURITY SCREENS

Pensioner Discounts. We also service: Electrical - Security Alarms - Telephone

TILER

HTC Stone

ROOFING

• Walls + Floor Tiling • Bathroom renovation • all types of tiling: marble, ceramic, porcelain, stone

www.bellanroofing.com.au

Sam 0450 067 317

• Roof Restoration • Downpipes • Whirlybirds • Extensions • Gutter Cleaning

samo.44@hotmail.com

4731 3564 • 0422 856 855 Lic. 212840c

ROOFING www.scroof.com.au admin@scroof.com.au

Supplier of Security Doors Flyscreens & Windows Grilles

Geoff 0415 253 252 Sec Lic no. 409002239

Lic. 240711C

4722 9677 1047WWD2290

ADVERTISE HERE

TOW BARS & BULL BARS

BULL BAR & TOW BAR SPECIALISTS

• ROOF RACKS • BIKE RACKS • SIDE STEPS • 4WD EQUIPMENT • CARGO BARRIERS

WESTERN TOW BARS & BULL BARS

896WWT369

• Roof Repairs • Guttering • Leaf Screen • Skylights • Roof Leaks

LIC T28145

24 HOUR - 7 DAYS SERVICE

Fully Trade Licensed - Est. 2001

“Locally owned & operated”

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TELEPHONE CABLING

1043WWD3791

Ph: 0424 786 868 68 alll sm too mall No job too big or,

1046WWD3293

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• General G Cleanups • Deceased estate • Bricks & concrete • Renovations • Green waste

Lic. No: 181864C

The Western Weekender

Mick’s Rubbish Removals

*No call out fee includes weekends & public holidays

9625 6999

www.tek2u.com.au

RUBBISH REMOVAL

• Plumbing • Drainage • Gasfitting

ALL SUBURBS SERVICED Fully Trade Licensed - Est. 2001 Ph:

9625 6999

www.tek2u.com.au

Pensioner Discounts. We also service: Electrical - Security Alarms - Telephone

Quality Windows Made to Measure CALL US TODAY FOR A FREE MEASURE & QUOTE

 (02) 9623 5611 www.betaview.com.au

LIC T28145

24 HOUR - 7 DAYS SERVICE

Ph:

Stress Free Plumbing, Stress Free Prices

LIC T28145

24 HOUR - 7 DAYS SERVICE

SMOKE DETECTORS

SKANS ROOFING & FLOORING

Taps & Toilets Repaired

LIC T28145

10 Year Warranty - Pension Discounts

Ph:

TV WALL MOUNTING

WINDOWS

24 HOUR - 7 DAYS SERVICE

monark@optusnet.com.au

Blocked Drains from $49

Lic. No: 181864C

Everlast Plumbing

Stress Free Plumbing, Operates 7 Days a week

588 773

T V WALL MOUNTING

4729 3441 or 0432 823 021

1037WWD2245

Same Day Service

Call Alan 0415

*No call out fee includes weekends & public holidays

0406 715 116

$0 SERVICE CALL

FREE Quote, Fully Insured 7 DAYS EMERGENCY SERVICE

• Plumbing • Drainage • Gasfitting

• 100% Labour Guarantee • Up Front Pricing Conditions apply

TREE REMOVAL, RUBBISH REMOVAL, STUMP GRINDING, ALL TYPE OF GARDENING SERVICE

1037WWD7018

$0 Call Out Blocked Drains from $49 Taps, Toilets repaired save $39 Hot Water, Gas + LPG Leak detection, pipe location Free Plumbing Inspection Free Drain Camera with every jet blasting • Pensioner Discounts

Unit 2, 65 Regentville Road, Penrith

4731 4680

FITTED WHILE YOU WAIT OR MOBILE FITTING AVAILABLE

AUCTIONS

McGraths Hill General & Poultry Auctions EACH SATURDAY

Lot 3 Mulgrave Rd (next to Windsor High School) Ph 4587 8525 or 0414 856 497 www.mcgrathshillauctions.com

1046WWT3290

• • • • • • •

1037WWD2245

Trades & Services

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* OFFICES * SHOPS * SCHOOLS * GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS & FACILITY MANAGEMENT Phone: 4721 7500

Lic No 122820C

POSITIONS VACANT

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHT - THE TOUCH UP GUYS

TRAINING COURSES

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Matthew Halse Shannon Finemore spending valuable time at the crease. Despite being winless so far this season, morale within the team remains high. The fi rst grade squad is making some changes to their training regime to try and replicate more closely a match-like intensity. The resolve is good and the players understand that only they can turn around this slow start to the season. Th is weekend we head to Coogee Oval for a two day game against RandwickPetersham who feature former test batsmen Simon Katich in their line-up. Injury has necessitated some change to our line up with Jarrah Ferris Smith replacing myself due to a torn calf muscle. Tim Cummins has the honour of captaining the side.

Century after being 5 for 210 overnight, fi nally declaring at 8 for 268. Grant Maguire with 5 for 37 was outstanding with the ball. Opening batsman Matthew Newton played a superb innings of 97, with a great display of batting. At stumps Penrith were 7 for 237. Defensive and negative tactics by the Sydney captain on both days ruined the match. 4th Grade: In a very tight match Penrith scored 147. In reply Sydney was 7 for 151. Cameron Weir 2 for 24, Peter Gott 2 for 35 and Lachlan Coad 2 for 40 all tried hard. However, Penrith lost despite a great team effort with the ball and good fielding. 5th Grade: Sydney resumed at 0 for 10 chasing Penrith’s total of 244. Sydney collapsed and was all out for 62. Peter Gregerson bowled outstanding with 5 for 13. Damien Sparkes with 2 for 9 and captain Ryan Smith with 2 for 13 both bowled well.

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Springwood has taken out the prestigious Keith Fay Shield and as a result will host the Semi-fi nals and Final of next year’s event. After accounting for Wallacia two rinks to one in the preliminary round, they went on to defeat Pitt Town three rinks to nil in the quarter-fi nal. In the semi-fi nal on Sunday they accounted for Kingswood two rinks to one before taking out the fi nal with a similar score against Blacktown Workers. The favourites for the event, Glenbrook Panthers, who had won the Number One Pennant this year, were defeated by Kingswood in the preliminary round in a shock result. Kingswood then defeated Riverstone in the quarter-fi nal before going down to the eventual winners in the semifi nal. The closest game of the event was between Austral and Penrith in the fi rst

round with Austral winning both the Singles and Fours by one shot and losing the pairs by 26 shots. The new Women’s Minor Singles Champion at Wallacia is Lorraine Hogg who defeated Michelle Costa in a nail biting fi nal 31-30. The standard of bowls was exceptional and just when you thought that one of them had it won, the other would come back with an amazing shot to level the scores. It was 30-all coming into what was the last end with Michelle holding shot when Lorraine played a fi nal pressure bowl to trail the jack and pick up the winning shot. Certainly a great exhibition of lawn bowls. Trivia question for the week: Which Penrith Bowler won 20 of his 22 fights in the boxing ring in his prime? Last week’s answer: Greg Felton.

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Last Thursday night local radio station Vintage FM and all their guests had a very pleasant night in the comfort of our Sky lounge. After earlier storm conditions the weather turned to a nice and mild evening. Full Deck of Aces at the long price of $20.20 was successful in the fi rst race, holding off the challenge of the Dubbo trained favourite Karloo Mac, and giving Blake Fitzpatrick the fi rst of a driving double. In the second race Shay De Rayne with Trevor Munday on board was able to break through and win after being close on several previous occasions. The third race was a heat of the PJ Hall Memorial and the winner Leading Lavros at odds of $4.30 made it two wins in a row with Newcastle reinsman Josh Osborn at the helm. The fourth race was also a heat of the PJ Hall and the winner The Night Pearl ($7.10) also had a northern driver, Peter

Simcoe from Maitland. The fi nal will be run on November 15 with competitors also from Bathurst and Canberra. Outsider Rojam Cullen ($21.70) took out the fi fth and main race, Vintage 87.6 Pace. Driver Michael Towers was able to get away with some very easy lead times and made it a sprint home over the last bit. Consistent Always In My Pocket ($1.50) won the sixth race when driver Gavin Fitzpatrick circled the field mid race and held on easily in the run home. The seventh completed the double for Blake Fitzpatrick when he came from last at the bell with Hold The Aces ($3.80) beating the favourite, Shezeyecandy. Gavin Fitzpatrick kept the Fitzpatrick flag flying and completed his driving double when he scored with Equity Kicker ($1.70). Bien Hoa, who was our black book hope, got within a nose of him so we will keep Bien Hoa in our future winners list.

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Nepean Little Athletics Centre embraces pink theme for fundraising day

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lair Oval in St Marys was bathed in pink on Sunday for the Nepean Little Athletics Centre’s 2012 Pinkletics Fundraising Day. The special day, which is supported by the McGrath Foundation, saw the entire Oval and its competitors get a ‘pinktastic’ makeover. President of Nepean Little Athletics Centre, Jeff Baxter, said the day was a great way to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. “Everyone got into the spirit of the event and had a great day whilst competing in a competition format,” he said. The Pinkletics fundraiser was also run in conjunction with Nepean Athletics’ annual gala day known as the Warren Mossman Memorial Shield, which goes to the highest points scorer in the U13 – U15 age group. “Our annual gala day has been named after Warren since the 1989 – 1990 little A’s season,” Mr Baxter said. “Warren was a tireless committee member who held many positions in the centre over the years. It was due to his passing from his own battle with cancer that it was decided by the committee to put his name to the gala day trophy.” The event attracted over 300 entrants from tiny tots (U4 –U5) up to U19’s, with 23 centres represented on the day. Th is year two winners took home the Warren Mossman Memorial Shield after they were tied for points at the end of the

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Pinktastic day of competition

Pink was very much the theme of the Pinkletics Fundraising Day at St Marys last weekend. Inset: Adrienne Baxter and Katie Johnstone.

carnival. Adrienne Baxter (U14), the daughter of Nepean Athletics’ president Jeff Baxter, fi nished the day on 46 points, as did Katie Johnstone (U15) from Prospect Little

Athletics. The two shared the coveted trophy. “As the president of Nepean I hoped for one of our members to win the shield, to have my daughter achieve that for the

centre was very special indeed,” Mr Baxter said. “In all it was a very successful day and we raised some much-needed funds for the McGrath Foundation.”

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Extra time miracle: Penrith down Parra in Vawdon Cup

Local cricketer Cameron Weir has just returned from the United Arab Emirates.

Tour a hit for Weir: Cameron captains Aussie Schoolboys

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he United Arab Emirates is well known for things like oil, extreme heat and camels but one thing it’s endeavouring to make a name for itself in is cricket. 16-year-old local cricketer, Cameron Weir, has just returned home from a stint in the rising cricketing nation where he had the honour of captaining the under16’s Australian Schoolboys side. Weir performed out of sight during the 20/20-style tournament by guiding his

side to eight wins from nine matches, scoring two centuries and being named player of the series. “I was quite surprised by how well I played actually,” Weir said. The Year 10 St Dominic’s student said while he thoroughly enjoyed his experience in the Arabic nation, he did suffer from a severe case of culture shock and extreme heat. “We played in temperatures from the late 30’s to early the 40’s,” he said. Weir currently plays 3rd Grade for the Penrith Cricket Club and hopes to soon climb the ranks in the sport.

Penrith’s Men’s Premier touch football side celebrate an extra time win over Parramatta.

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he cross-town rivalry between Penrith and Parramatta will continue for seasons to come after the Penrith Panthers Men’s Premier touch football side weathered a late second half comeback to defeat their arch rivals to claim the NSW Vawdon Cup 8–7 in extra time. The local side led for the majority of the game until one Panther player was sent from the field. With the Parramatta side holding a

one player advantage they were given the opportunity to storm home, getting themselves level with just minutes remaining. In extra time, which sees players from each team drop off as time elapses, some incredible defence saw the Panthers miraculously hold out the Eels before local Penrith junior, Ben Moylan, dived over in the corner sparking wild celebrations in the Panthers camp. “To lead this team on and off the field the way he does at such a young age is truly inspirational,” coach David Collins said of Moylan.

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AROUND THE GROUNDS Young Penrith baseballer, Mitchell Skinner, has been selected in the U14’s NSW side. Michael and his fellow NSW team mates will compete at the 2013 National Youth Championships to be held in Canberra in January 2013. We wish them well. OzTag Under 20’s Men’s and Mixed team trials will be held at the Kingsway Fields today (Friday, November 16) from 7pm. Trials will also be held for Men’s and Mixed Opens tonight from 8pm. Five Penrith players have been picked in the NSW Breakers U15’s cricket side. Danielle Armstrong, Ashley Day, Amy Edgar, Mikayla Hinkley and Tilly Power were among 13 female players selected for the representative side from around the state. The 2012/13 Cricket Australia U15 Female National Championships will be played in western Sydney from November 28 to December 4, 2012. Penrith Basketball has announced the appointment of Daniel Fischer as the Head Coach of the Youth Men’s League for the 2013 season. “Daniel is a highly respected and talented coach and Penrith is glad to have him back to the Association,” the club said on their website. A new five-week Night Doubles Competition is set to launch at the

Nepean District Tennis Association this Monday, November 19. Entries including pairs or individuals requiring a partner need to be submitted by 8pm on Friday, November 16 (tonight). All players must be Association members or join the Association. For more information on the competition contact Neil Renaud on 4571 2472 or email nepeancomps@ gmail.com.

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