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Fernhill Picnic Races will ring with the sound of rock-and-roll as Australian rock legend, James Reyne takes to the stage. The historic Fernhill Estate will be opened to the public on Saturday, November 9 for the only country race meeting to be held in Sydney this year, the Carlton Mid Picnic Race Day. Featuring six picnic races, including the $25,000 Carlton Mid Fernhill Cup, the day will be full of entertainment for the whole family. Following the final race of the day, guests at the historic Fernhill Estate will be treated to a free concert, with the unique opportunity to hear the former ‘Australian Crawl’ front-man belt out his most famous tunes. Famous for a number of hit singles, including Downhearted, Reckless, Beautiful People, Hammerhead as well as Motor’s Too Fast and Way Out West, to see the artist perform live is an opportunity not to be missed. “The James Reyne performance has been made possible with the support of one of the day’s charity partners, NordoffRobbins Music Therapy Australia,” said a representative from Fernhill. Nordoff-Robbins is a local organisation that provides music therapy services to children and adults living with physical and intellectual disabilities, trauma, mental health problems, depression and medical illnesses, as well as learning, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Tickets are on sale now; for details visit www. fernhillpicnics.com.au.

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Track gets thumbs up from winning jockey Blake Ryan knows a good country track when he sees one and after taking part in a trial run on the Fernhill circuit last week, he’s rated Sydney’s newest racecourse in his top three. The 27-year-old jockey has been working for the last 18-months in partnership with his father, trainer Gerald Ryan who runs a leading stable at Rosehill. Previously Ryan has raced on many regarded picnic tracks including Young, Grenfell, Cowra and Cootamundra but says that Fernhill offers something very unique.

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Radio 2GB is getting right behind the inaugural Fernhill Picnic Meeting. The star host of the number one rated Ray Hadley Morning Show, has come out of race-calling retirement to call the picnic races at Fernhill.

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SYDNEY’S ONLY COUNTRY RACE MEETING • 6-race program called live by 2GB’s Ray Hadley • Free kids’ activities 11am - 4pm • Be ‘fashion spotted’ to win Bon Jovi tickets and Bendon Lingerie vouchers • Treat your tastebuds at Fernhill’s Food Fare • See the races live from Flemington on the big screen • TAB and bookmakers • Carlton Mid Beer Garden • Free shuttle bus service • See Aussie rock legend James Reyne perform in a free concert after the last race

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ROADS NEEDED In the wake of the devastating bush fi res that swept through the Blue Mountains last week, Penrith Councillor Marcus Cornish is calling for better roads infrastructure. He says that many Blue Mountains residents are isolated because there are not appropriate connecting roads to Penrith. He is concerned that lives could be lost without proper evacuation routes.

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clear message in the community that we will not be tolerating an increase in hooligan or hoodlum activity that is usually associated with the hotter months,” said St Marys Local Area Command Inspector, Jason Green. “We are not discouraging people from having parties or from enjoying themselves. We just want them to do so safely.” One of the major concerns of police is the role that social media plays in the planning and organisation of parties in the local area. “Parties, particularly those involving young persons or young adults are often a prime source of violence in our community. These parties often get out of control because of unwanted guests

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Government promised no schools would be worse off, but we find three that are Three local schools will re ceive less funding d espite promi ses th at a n ew education funding model would leave no school worse off...

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hree local schools will have reduced funding when the fir st stage of the State Government’s new Resource Allocation Model is implemented next year. The Resource Allocation Model (RAM) provides two streams of funding for local public schools, the fi rst being a base allocation to fund staffin g and infrastructure; and the second is a loading for schools reflective of their composition of students from Aboriginal or lower socio-economic backgrounds. Base funding for schools will not be implemented until 2017, however, the loadings will come into effect from 2014. “The RAM [distributes] funding to public schools in NSW on a needs basis. Funding provided to schools will directly reflect the characteristics of individual schools and their students,” said Education Minister Adrian Piccoli. “Schools will benefit from the implementation of two new equity formulas. $300 million will be distributed across all public schools on the two new loadings for socio-economic and Aboriginal backgrounds. $100 million of this is additional funding, made possible by the Gonski Agreement.” Whilst the majority of schools in the local area will receive substantial increases in funding through the new loadings, Werrington Public School, Oxley Park Public School and Braddock Public School will receive less funding than was allocated to them in 2013. Werrington PS received $364,120 in 2013, but next year will receive $25,658 less.

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Funding is set to be cut to three local schools, despite State Government promises that no school would be worse off under new funding plans.

Funding allocated to Oxley Park PS totalled $920,717 in 2013 but they will lose $29,760 of that funding. Braddock PS stands to lose the most, having their 2013 funding of $418,532 slashed by $31,322 in 2014. When the NSW Government signed up to the Gonski reforms with the former Labor Federal Government earlier this year, the State Government promised the historic agreement would provide more resources for schools. Penrith MP, Stuart Ayres, issued a statement on April 24 which said, “The

new system ensures that no schools will lose funding”. Mr Ayres said that the RAM ensures fairer funding of schools. “In relation to Braddock Public school, the equity allocation at that school drops by $32,000 however this school still receives more than double the funding of any other primary school in the Penrith electorate,” he said. When questioned on the backfl ip, a spokesperson for the Department of Education and Communities said each school is receiving significant equity

funding in 2014. “Previously, some schools received equity funding from multiple programs. The RAM reflects a fairer and more transparent approach to distributing resources to all schools,” they said. “It funds student needs, not schools on a specific state funding program.” NSW Opposition Leader John Robertson has slammed the funding model as “a broken promise”. “Why is this Government cutting funding to any school in this region,” Mr Robertson said.

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But so we don’t get all sniff y about it, Kleenex tries to reassure us that they’re still “big, strong two-ply tissues you love, just in a smaller box”. Yet according to Choice, the wording is clever: we’re not getting the same big, strong tissues we love – just big strong tissues in general. The tissues themselves have shrunk in size by almost 14 per cent. It’s an outrage! And what about Credit Repair Australia? They charge a non-refundable upfront fee of $990 to consumers who need their credit fi le repaired. You know, when that mobile phone bill you didn’t pay as a teenager comes back to haunt you when you’re trying to buy a new car? Problem is, in most cases, default listings and other information about your credit history can’t be removed from a report unless it is proven to be wrong. Choice says: “Th is company boasts of having dealt with over 150,000 consumers in the last 10 years – and we reckon that most of them would have been better off not paying for this shonky service.” Or better off paying their phone bill in the fi rst place, probably. What about Oats Express? If you look at the front of the Oats Express liquid breakfast pack, you could be forgiven for thinking you’re getting a drink of milk blended with oats, banana and honey. After all, it’s right there in the picture – a glass of milk, rolled oats, sliced banana and a honey dipper. But as Choice delved further into the fi ne print, they found “banana extract” and “natural flavours” – which is presumably where the honey fits in. Personally, I’d say that if you don’t have time to whack some Oats in the microwave and you need a liquid alternative, you need to work on your time management skills. We all tell white lies. Some of us tell bigger ones. Sometimes, what’s right stops us. Sometimes, knowing we can get away with it does not. Challenge yourself – this weekend, tell the truth in every single sector of your life. Simple? You may fi nd it isn’t as easy as it sounds, and it may surprise you how much we fib to get through the day.

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ou know that Jim Carey movie, ‘Liar Liar’? As much as I’m not Jim’s biggest fan, I often think about that fl ick and wonder what the world would be like if we all just said it as it is and told the truth. Would the divorce rate be huge? Would the unemployment rate be so high that Centrelink wouldn’t have the time to think about a new logo let alone spend millions of dollars creating an example of a Kindergarten artwork? Would Michael Clarke and Ricky Ponting actually be friends? Sitting at the traffic lights at the intersection of Mulgoa Road and Jamison Road on Tuesday night, I wondered what would have happened if we had been up front and revealed the real reason we installed traffic lights there was because people don’t know how to use a round-about properly. Ah, but that’s not a good line for the smiling politicians who get to be photographed at the announcement, the sod turning, the completion, the switching on, the anniversary and whatever else they can come up with. Seriously, it takes three times as long to get through there than it used to all because a whole heap of us don’t know simple road rules. I wonder, really, how much life would actually change if we all just told the truth, all of the time. My mother loves to tell the story of when I was a kid and I revealed that I’d been stealing loose change from the tin in the kitchen. Embarrassing, but gee it felt good to get it off my chest. By the way, the more people I tell that story to the more I become the prime suspect here at Weekender headquarters when it comes to the charity chocolate box that always seems to come up short every month. Consumer group Choice came up with some beauties when it comes to stretching the truth this week. The one that caught my eye was Kleenex’s Mansize Tissues. According to Choice, in a total contradiction of the product’s name and purpose, Kleenex Mansize Tissues have shrunk. First, the box is substantially smaller – about half the size of the old box.

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he died shortly after. Police have arrested and charged a 34-year-old man. Whilst statistics on domestic violence deaths include situations where the victim and offender are in a current domestic relationship, former relationships are not recognised. The amendment will recognise the

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Vulnerable children at risk “Reports of serious child abuse and neglect are slipping through the cracks” CASSANDRA O CONNOR

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estern Sydney has one of the highest number of reports of children at risk of signific ant harm, yet the lowest rate in the state for face-to-face assessments of those children. The Department of Family and Community Services is responsible for the provision of community services caseworkers who investigate and assess reports of risk of harm to children, provide assistance to vulnerable families and support and monitor children in out-ofhome care. Currently an inquiry into the number of caseworkers is being held after the NSW Opposition Leader, John Robertson, was critical of Minister Pru Goward’s estimation of on-the-ground caseworker staff. But there is fresh criticism of the Department after it was revealed that a significantly lower proportion of children reported to be at risk of significant harm in the region are being assessed face-to-face compared to other NSW regions. According to the Department of Family and Community Services, western Sydney has the fourth highest number of at-risk reports out of seven areas – 15,874 in 2012/13 – however only 19 per cent of these children are seen face to face, compared to an average of 28 per cent. “Across NSW, reports of serious child abuse and neglect are slipping through the cracks,” Mr Robertson said.

“These vulnerable children are the human face of the O’Farrell Government’s cuts,” he added. He said that at the heart of the problem is staffi ng numbers, with only 238 actual full time equivalent caseworkers employed in the local area in the April to June 2013 quarter. The NSW Government had budgeted for an additional 30 staff during that period, but this week was unable to tell the Weekender if those positions have since been fil led. “These figures confi rm what the O’Farrell Government has been trying to hide for months – that caseworker numbers have fallen in western Sydney leaving a significant shortage for the region despite increasing reports,” Mr Robertson said. “We have already seen senior bureaucrats confi rm caseworker positions have been declining on Minister Goward’s watch, despite her repeatedly stating the exact opposite. Budget savings clearly come before the protection of vulnerable children under the O’Farrell Government.” A Family and Community Services spokesperson defended the shortfalls, saying that vast improvements over the past two years had been made. “There has been significant and continual improvement in Mt Druitt and the Metro West areas generally over the past two years and the district is moving closer to reaching state averages,” the spokesperson said. “The implementation of a number of initiatives in the last 24 months has seen

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the number of face to face assessments increased significantly and the district continues to reduce the number of children entering out-of-home care.”

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here are 70,000 fi re fig hting volunteers in NSW, none of which receive fi nancial assistance for their efforts to protect the lives and livelihoods of others. After witnessing the hardship that many of these selfless community heroes are going through, Cranebrook resident Geoff Hearn decided to take action. He has started a petition through Change.org that in the fi rst four days already had 23,000 signatures asking the State Government to provide funding assistance to volunteer fi re fig hters. “My son is a volunteer and has been for the past three years. He has been trained up at no cost to me by the RFS and works alongside so many volunteers who are giving up so much to help others,” Mr Hearn said. “Lots of these guys are covering the costs of travel to and from the fi res, and giving up wages they rely on to pay their bills. There are so many people out there doing it tough but are willing to put their last $20 in their petrol tank to get out and fight these fires.” Mr Hearn said that many of the volunteer fi re fighters he knows would never ask for help, which is why he is taking up the fight on their behalf. Amongst the thousands of signatures of support are many comments from volunteers and their families. “They are all heroes and defi nitely need to be given money to ensure they are not

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Cranebrook resident Geoff Hearn has started a petition calling for more financial assistance for volunteer fire fighters. Photo: Melinda Jane.

losing money by giving their time, energy and incredible support,” said petition signatory, Jill Woodger. “I’m an RFS member. I have friends in RFS who cannot get employment and spend what little money they get going to and from fi res. Some support would be great,” added Russell.

The petition is called “Barry O’Farrell: Set up a support fund for our fi re fig hters who have gone without to fight the fir es” and can be found at www.change.org. Premier, Barry O’Farrell thanked the volunteers for their effor ts. “I pay tribute to all the brave volunteers who put their own safety at risk to protect

the lives and property of others,” he said. “The NSW Government has put in place legal protections to ensure emergency services volunteers are not penalised by their employer for taking leave from their regular job during this bush fi re crisis.” Your thoughts? Tell us via email at news@westernweekender.com.au.

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Surge in home brews DIY beers becoming all the rage for many local residents

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Bushfire Message Many of us have friends and family in Yellow Rock, Winmalee and Springwood, and our thoughts are with those who have lost their homes in the bushfires. As families begin to rebuild their lives, some of Penrith Council’s staff is on loan to Blue Mountains Council for the recovery effor t. During the emergency our Local Emergency Management Offic er coordinated support and we had staff rostered on traffic patrol. Staff will continue to work at Springwood’s State Disaster Recovery Centre for some weeks to come. With staff helping in the mountains, some Council services may be affected. Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time. My thanks to all the Rural Fire Service volunteers and those working at Storage King and Panthers as well as the many community organisations who pitched in during the emergency, including the Salvation Army.

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itting back on a Friday afternoon and sipping a bottle of their own ice-cold home-brewed beer is a pastime that many Australian men wish they had the time for. Brewing beer, cider, wine and variations of the three is a hobby taken up by many retired men who love a beverage or two, have some time on their hands, have a slight ‘perfectionist’ streak and can play the waiting game without getting too frustrated. Cambridge Park resident Jim Tiberi brews over 100 bottles of his own lager each year from a ‘home-brewery’ set up on his back verandah. Retirement has given the local senior enough time to develop his own “tricks of the trade� and he has modified his methods, perfecting his brew to his preferred taste. “I do it a little bit differently to others because I have developed my own system. If you go by the book you have to use this lid and put a breather thing here and all that jazz... I just seal it with glad-wrap and wrap an elastic band around it,� he said. Mr Tiberi gave the Weekender a quick demonstration and an explanation of the process before letting the team taste test his Corona inspired lager. “When people come over I buy beer as well because I don’t want to say ‘here’s the home brew’. I don’t infl ict it on others but I do let them taste my beer and they

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Jim Tiberi sealing the top on a bottle of his own home brew. Photo: Melinda Jane.

say ‘wow, this is commercial quality beer’,� he said. A home brew kit comes at around $60 and can be purchased from a supermarket or a brew shop, like The Country Brewer at Kingswood.

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

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This ‘check-up’ for your sporting club or association provides a range of self-assessment tools that will improve the health of your club or ensure it stays in good shape. This workshop will help you to: s!SSESSTHESTATEOFYOURCLUBCONSTITUTIONANDRULES s5NDERSTANDTHELEGALANDGOVERNANCEOBLIGATIONS of your club s,EARNTHESTEPSTOSOUNDRISKANDlNANCIAL management Details: Penrith Where: Penrith Civic Centre, 601 High Street, Penrith When: Wednesday, 13 November 2013, 6.30pm–10pm Cost:

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INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT Penrith City Council has received a Development !PPLICATIONINRESPECTOFTHESUBJECTPROPERTY4HECONSENT AUTHORITYFORTHE$EVELOPMENT!PPLICATIONISTHE*OINT Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) for the Sydney Metro West Region in accordance with Section 23G of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979. s 3T-ARYS2UGBY,EAGUE#LUB $! ,OT$0 3T-ARYS2UGBY,EAGUE#LUB Boronia Road, North St Marys

After the initial kit purchase, each batch costs Mr Tiberi under $25, less than 25 cents per bottle. “There are different flavours you can have; you can have lager, you can have pilsener, black beer, light beer and more,� Mr Tiberi said.

0ROPOSEDMIXED USEDEVELOPMENTn STOREYlTNESS centre (including cafÊ, pools, and play areas), 2 x 3-storey motel buildings and associated plant, driveway, car parking, advertising signage, drainage and landscaping works The proposal is an Integrated Development. The application seeks approval from the NSW Rural Fire Service – Rural Fires Act 1997 and Roads and Maritime – Roads Act 1993 Section 138. 4HE$EVELOPMENT!PPLICATIONREFERREDTOINTHISNOTICEAND SUPPORTINGDOCUMENTATIONACCOMPANYINGTHESUBJECT application may be inspected at the locations listed BELOWATANYTIMEDURINGORDINARYOFlCEHOURS INTHE period from 4 November 2013 to 18 November 2013. !NYPERSONMAY DURINGTHEEXHIBITIONPERIOD MAKEA submission in writing to Penrith City Council, in relation TOTHE$EVELOPMENT!PPLICATION7HEREASUBMISSIONIS MADEBYWAYOFANOBJECTION THEGROUNDSOFOBJECTION ARETOBESPECIlEDINTHESUBMISSION4HESUBMISSION ISTOINCLUDE#OUNCILSREFERENCENUMBER$! For any queries relating to the proposal, please contact 'AVIN#HERRYON Disclosure of Political Donations or Gifts $EVELOPMENT!PPLICATIONSAREDISPLAYEDATTHE0ENRITH Civic Centre. By law, reportable political donations or gifts must be disclosed by anyone lodging a planning APPLICATIONTO#OUNCIL#ALLORVISIT www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au Viewing of Development Applications 4HEABOVEDEVELOPMENTDETERMINATIONSMAYBEINSPECTED between 8.30am and 4pm Mondays to Fridays (except Public Holidays) at Council’s Civic Centre, 601 High Street, 0ENRITH/FlCERSOF#OUNCILS$EVELOPMENT3ERVICES Department will be able to assist with your enquiries.

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NEWS CONTACT US ADMINISTRATION Penrith Office Civic Centre, 601 High Street. Opening Hours: 8.30am–4pm. Mon–Fri. St Marys Office 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

As the festive season approaches Penrith Council will provide local shoppers with 230 extra temporary car parking spaces in-and-around the Penrith CBD. Council is keen to make life easier for people, business and workers coming to Penrith’s City Centre in the lead up to the shopping-season. This year additional parking will be in place from 11 November and will be extended until mid January to cater for the post-Christmas sales period too. The extra parking is a combination of all day and timed car spaces. Timed parking enables a reasonable turnover of cars to ensure all shoppers get a fair go. Workers will also benefit from additional all day parking spaces close to Penrith CBD. The extra temporary parking areas include: s Woodriff Gardens, behind the Penrith tennis courts, about 130 spaces – all day s Judges Place, Penrith CBD, an extra 55 spaces – all day s Council’s Civic Centre car park, about 45 spaces – timed

COUNCIL BRIEFS s Council’s Planning for an Ageing Community Strategy 2010+ was released in October 2010 after extensive community consultations.

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A community update will be held on Thursday, 7 November to achievements and the strategy’s positive outcomes.

Waste Hotline: Freecall 1800 734 735

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let residents and community partners know of the many

Write to: PO Box 60, Penrith NSW 2751.

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Contact Council on 4732 7838 for further information or to

s The Bunka No Hi – Japanese Cultural Day will take place at St Marys Corner Community and Cultural Precinct on Sunday,

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3 November from 12pm–3pm. The event has been developed in consultation with the local

Remember, bicycle riders must obey the road rules, including

Japanese community to promote Japanese traditions and culture.

stopping at red lights or stop signs, giving way and using hand

This is a free event and everyone is welcome. For more information

signals when changing direction (not stopping). For left and right

call 4732 7476.

turns, special attention should be paid to the rights of way, which

s Guidelines and applications for Youth Week grants are available

include giving way to traffic (including bicycles) already in a lane,

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and pedestrians. Just as bicycle riders have responsibilities when

Council Meetings

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using the road, they also have the right, like other vehicles, to use

11 November 2013 – 7pm (Policy Review Committee) – To discuss the planning proposal for the Penrith Local Environmental Plan

4732 7832. Applications are open until 8 November 2012.

the road and be shown courtesy and care by other road users.

PUBLIC NOTICES

18 November 2013 – 7pm (Policy Review Committee) – Additional meeting

Shared-Use Roads – Bicycle Logos in the St Marys Town Centre

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Council is implementing shared-use roads in the existing 40km per hour High Pedestrian Activity Area in the St Marys Town Centre. Bike logos will be painted in the middle of the lanes to ensure

Proposed Physical Closure of Laneway Penrith City Council is considering a proposal for the physical closure of Mackay Lane, a pedestrian laneway linking Mackay Street and Troy Street, Emu Plains. Closure is proposed through the installation of security gates and fencing to prevent public access to the laneway. Controlled access would be incorporated

the use of bicycles in the town centre, especially for trips less

Way Primary School. Community comments

than 5km. While it is desirable for separate bicycle lanes or paths,

are invited for this proposal. Comments must be submitted in

this is not possible in the town centre.

writing to: Public Domain Amenity & Safety Manager, PO Box 60,

In shared-use roads, bicycle riders can travel in the middle of

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before 4pm Wednesday, 13 November 2013.

The shared-use roads will promote active transport, and reduce vehicle speed and the risk of accidents between bicycle riders

For further information regarding the details of this proposal,

and vehicles. It will mean more room for riders than bicycle-only

please contact the Community Safety Coordinator at Penrith City

lanes, decreasing the risk of “dooring” from parked vehicles.

Council on 4732 8062.

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ith devastating bushfi res just kilometres away from the Nepean Triathlon course days out from the annual event, many officials wondered if this year’s race would even go ahead. Fortunately for two-time Olympian Emma Moffatt, the smoke lifted on Sunday, the race went ahead and she went on to win the female section of Australia’s oldest and richest triathlon in record time. But it wasn’t just Moffatt’s recordbreaking performance on the 41km course that caught people by surprise, it was her generosity off the track that has had a lot of people talking. Following the race the Beijing Olympic bronze medallist donated part of her prize money from winning the triathlon to the NSW Bushfi re Appeal to help families devastated by last week’s tragedy. “The sponsor Gulf Western Oil put up a $2,000 bonus for fi rst across the line whether that be male or female, so I was lucky enough to win that,” Moffatt said. “I thought there was a lot of unfortunate people out there that have been struck by the bushfi res who might appreciate some help. It was a bonus so it was nice to be able to share that with people.” It was the fi rst time in the 29-year-old’s decorated career she had competed at the Sydney International Regatta Centre. “Usually this time of year I’m on my break because the international season fi nishes in September so usually I’m on

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Emma Moffatt with Aaron Royle and Ashleigh Gentle after the event. Inset: Moffatt crossing the finishing line. Photos: John Rohloff.

holidays somewhere,” Moffatt said. Netting $19,000 in prize money, Moffat t said she’ll have to make room in her schedule to defend her title next year.

“I would love to come back,” she said. “It’s different to what we are used to with the boys racing 11 minutes behind the girls and chasing us down but I think

that makes it quite exciting and adds a little twist to the plot.” Moffatt fi nished the race in one hour, 34 minutes and 39 seconds.

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Noosa triathlons being a week apart I’d extend the season a bit longer,” he said. “I thought I would have come home from Europe feeling a bit stale and want to fi nish the season early but it hasn’t been too bad.” Royle said the conditions were “perfect” come Sunday morning. “There was not a breath of wind, clear skies and fortunately the smoke didn’t roll in until everyone fi nished the race. Someone was looking after the Nepean Triathlon that’s for sure,” he said. “I think I’ll have to come back and try and regain the title next year especially if Gulf Western Oil keep supporting the race, it’s one you don’t want to miss.”

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t was only a few months ago champion Australian triathlete Aaron Royle was bedridden for 10 days in a Spanish hospital battling pneumonia. But on Sunday, the 23-year-old from Wollongong bounced back to claim the $15,000 top prize at the Nepean Triathlon in record time. Royle is now in the record books as the fastest triathlete to ever complete the 41km course in 1:26:35, smashing last year’s course record by London Olympian Courtney Atkinson by 1:09 minutes. Speaking with the Weekender, Royle said

he wasn’t sure how he would perform in the race as the format and rules were different to what he was used to. “Nepean is a flatter course because you race around the Regatta but the format is a lot different, which completely changes the race,” he said. “Because I hadn’t done this type of race before I wasn’t sure how I would go, so that made it a little more exciting as well.” With the European triathlon season running from May to September, the Newcastle-born athlete wasn’t even sure if he was going to compete in the Nepean as he should be taking a well-earned break. “Normally this is our off-season but I thought this year with the Nepean and

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devastating fi re has severely damaged a block of units in Haynes Street, Penrith, displacing many local residents whilst reconstruction work takes place. About 5am on Saturday, October 26, residents were woken by large explosions caused by a fi re that had started in the basement car park of the complex. Peter Carkagis, who has lived in the unit block for the last three years, said that his escape from the fir e was very fortunate. “My wife gets up very early in the morning to go to work and woke me up because she could smell smoke,” he said. “I went to the kitchen to see if everything was alright and there was no fi re, so then I went into the bathroom, where there was smoke fi lling the room. I could feel the heat on the top of my head and thought there must have been a fi re in the roof, so I yelled to my wife, ‘get dressed quickly and get out of here quicker’. “We ran outside and down the front stairs and there were flames reaching our unit from the garage. We quickly ran across to the other side of the road.” The blaze caused damage to many of the apartments in the block. Residents reported that due to the layout of the building, the flames were coming through the vents in the units and flames and smoke wrapped around the edges of the building. Penrith City Councillor Marcus Cornish, who owns a unit in the complex, said he was concerned about the many people who live in the block. “People cannot live there whilst the building is being repaired and the rental market in Penrith is very tight so I am worried about the impact this will have on the residents,” he said. Police have confi rmed they are investigating the

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Shooting at Kingswood: No evidence found Police are appealing for the assistance of the local community following reports of a Kingswood shooting last weekend. At about 2.30pm on Sunday, October 27, a 23-year-old man attended a house on Jamison Road and whilst he was waiting outside the house, two men pulled up in a car and assaulted him. Police have been told that one of the men produced a fi rearm and fir ed a shot in an unknown direction before both men fled to the vehicle. No physical evidence has been recovered. If you have any information contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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incident as an alleged arson attack. Th ree youths were seen running from the car park towards Thurston Street. Police are trying to identify two males between the ages of 12 and 14, one who was wearing a cap, t-shirt and trackpants; the other a light coloured t-shirt and hoodie. A female also between 12 and 14-years, with long dark hair and shorts was seen leaving the area.

A man has been charged by police following a confrontation in Cranebrook on Monday. At about 7pm on Monday, October 28, police allege that a 35-year-old Werrington Downs man arrived at a residence in Collitt Crescent, Cranebrook, in possession of a fi rearm. The man walked onto the front veranda of the home, where two men, a woman and two young children were inside, and smashed the window with the weapon. The man was chased by the men who were inside the home and an altercation broke out. One of the men was allegedly hit in the head with the weapon before the offender escaped. Meanwhile, police had created a perimeter and began to search the area for the offender. A Police Transport Command car in the area at the time spotted, chased and arrested the offender in a reserve at the end of Hyton Place, Cranebrook. A ‘BB’ gun resembling a 9mm pistol was recovered in a nearby backyard. The man was charged with ‘common assault’, ‘possess unauthorised pistol’, ‘destroy or damage property’ and ‘enter building/land with fi rearm or imitation fi rearm’. The man was refused bail and appeared in Penrith Local Court on Tuesday.

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n the wake of the devastating bushfir es that swept through the Blue Mountains last week, Penrith Councillor Marcus Cornish is calling for better roads infrastructure. He says that many Blue Mountains residents are isolated because there are not appropriate connecting roads to Penrith. “We were very fortunate in the Blue Mountains fi res that no-one was seriously injured despite several roads being cut off from the rest of the community,” Cr Cornish said. “Many residents in Yellow Rock and further up the mountains could not escape when the bush fi res hit and had to shelter in their homes, but it would make sense if there were a couple of evacuation routes or roads put in so that this sort of situation doesn’t arise again.” He said there were a number of routes that could be looked at. “For the residents in Yellow Rock, there are a number of roads such as Yellow Rock Road or Illingworth Road that could be investigated as roads to join up with Old Castlereagh Road,” Cr Cornish said. “Emu Plains Road at Mt Riverview could also be connected to Emu Heights – there are already fi re trails in the area. “The problem is that because fi res like these don’t happen very often people forget, but we don’t want people being isolated the next time bush fi res threaten the area.”

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Thanks to local vets We would like to pass on our gratitude for the excellent work of the staff at Nepean Animal Hospital. Dr Tony Karolis and his team have far exceeded our expectations in the ongoing care of our Bull Terrier, Anais. Late one night about two weeks ago we had to take Anais into the Animal Hospital as she was being sick and heaving up her food and water. We didn’t know what was wrong with her and suspected she may have been poisoned. She was treated for this and returned home but the next morning she was still very ill. She was taken back in and they had to put her on a drip as she was very dehydrated due to not being able to keep anything down. The vets at the Animal Hospital located a piece of bone that was stuck in her throat. She underwent surgery to remove the bone. The surgery took a number of hours and the bone was successfully removed thanks to the skill and expertise of the vets. Anais had a large cut down her side and remained in their care for a few days being fed through a tube while heavily medicated. She was returned into our care however over the weekend her condition deteriorated. She was taken back to the Animal Hospital once again. Unfortunately Anais had contracted an infection as a result of the bone that was stuck in her throat, possibly due to the size of it and it had caused pressure on her lungs. Fluid had built up around her lungs

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and she was struggling to breathe. The fluid was drained and she was placed onto strong pain relief. The vets indicated that she would have to go back into surgery again or the inevitable would happen. It took three veterinary surgeons several hours to remove dead tissue from her lungs and drain the fluid from her chest. After enduring two major surgeries in eight days, Anais has pulled through and is on her way to making a full recovery. The kind staff at the Animal Hospital keep us updated each day on how she is going and allow us to visit her there each day. We are incredibly grateful for the team of vets and nurses who dedicated their time and effort on getting Anais better. The service they provide is second to none and I highly recommend them to anyone with sick or ill pets. Aaron and Crystal, via email . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Courage under fire Great story – wonderful idea to get a fir st hand encounter of these terrible fir es (From The Editor’s Desk, Western Weekender October 25). What a great individual Graham is, as well as all the men and women who volunteer their time to fight fires. Nicole Bawcombe, via Facebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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regarding the Penrith Courthouse (Dear Weekender, Western Weekender October 18). Having a modern, well-functioning Courthouse is of key importance to a regional city such as Penrith. It is essential that we support our local legal practices, those employed by them and those employed by the court itself. Keeping these small businesses operational is great for our local economy and ensures easy access to those in the community who require legal assistance. Without an upgrade the community could suffer a reduction in local legal services and move businesses and jobs out of our city. If we want to grow our Regional City and attract the District Court back to Penrith, it is imperative that the court stay modern and up to date. Th is is the fi rst major upgrade which Penrith Courthouse has received in decades and I make no apology for being a strong voice for Penrith when it comes to investing in our city. Stuart Ayres, State Member for Penrith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Community spirit on show The recent fi res in the Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury and neighbouring regions have left many people without homes but not without hope courtesy of the magnificent deeds of our communities. The collective efforts of the State Emergency Services and Rural Fire Service teams minimised the loss of property and ensured there was no loss of

human life, with their can do attitude reflective of the community spirit we wear proudly as a badge of honour. My parliamentary colleagues Louise Markus and Senator Marise Payne were front and centre when it mattered most and together with her Blue Mountains State colleague Roza Sage made sure the people of the Mountains had a shoulder to lean on. The efforts of Don Feltis and the team at Panthers who accommodated over 760 fi re fighters from right across Australia to assist our local RFS was outstanding. Despite the long hours and tough conditions, the Firies were in high spirits when I visited them last week with many commenting Panthers had become a home away from home. I also commend those local businesses who have made and continue to make an important contribution. Storage King Penrith and Penrith Storm Chasing are just two organisations which collected donations of furniture and everyday necessities to supply to families as they arrived at evacuation and temporary accommodation centres. Local real estate agent, Jim Aitken and Partners will be working with the NRMA to source suitable rental properties to support families who tragically lost their homes. I congratulate everyone who has lent a hand and consider myself very fortunate to be proud to be a part of such a hardworking and compassionate community. Fiona Scott, Federal Member for Lindsay

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The Back, Sack and Cracker team will ride from Sydney to Wollongong.

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hree South Penrith locals will be pumping their pedals all the way to Wollongong in an effort to raise money for people living with multiple sclerosis (MS). The annual Sydney to the Gong Bike Ride sees hundreds of cyclists participate in the 90 kilometre event, with local team, ‘Back, Sack and Cracker’ taking part for the eighth year in a row. “We are all in our 50’s and have been riding for quite a while together. We ride

every Sunday morning up to Springwood and once a year do the Sydney to the Gong ride,� said member Barry Flanagan. “Ian Shaw, who is part of the core of our team, will be doing his 21st ride to Wollongong this year. “It is a fantastic day though because everyone participating is in great spirits!� Mr Flanagan and his team over the years have raised thousands of dollars and this year are again asking for people to give generously. For more information, register your own team or make a donation, visit www. msgongride.org.au.

Off the road: A 46-year-old man appeared before Penrith Local Court this week, pleading guilty to driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle whilst holding a disqualified licence. The Linden man was disqualified from driving in August this year, when he was convicted of a high-range drink driving offence, which took place in January. Less than a month after his disqualification, on September 17, the man was pulled over and charged by police for driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle. Taking into account the fact that the man had plead guilty at the fi rst available option, he was fi ned the sum of $800 and disqualified from driving for an additional two years, which will begin from the end date of his fi rst disqualification, in April 2014. For driving the vehicle whilst it was unregistered and uninsured, he was fi ned $100. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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If you are passionate about planning an amazing event for next year’s Youth Week (April 5 to 14, 2014), apply before November 8, 2013 for funding to make it a success. Guidelines and applications for Youth Week grants are available via www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au/our-community/ grants. For more details call Council’s Youth Development Officer on 4732 7832. More than 100 students involved in Wearing the Crown workshops throughout 2012 and 2013 celebrated their creative achievements at an interactive installation at North St Marys on Wednesday. Wearing the Crown is a Council-led creative community engagement project with young people in North St Marys and Werrington. Council staff and artists from arts and cultural organisation ICE worked with Year 5 and 6 children from St Marys North and Werrington Public Schools, as well as young people from Werrington Youth Centre and Chifley College. They were asked what was good about their neighbourhood, what was special about it and what could make it better. Their own original hip hop, photography and digital comic strips made on tablets answered these questions. Penrith City Council has received an application to carry out extensive remediation works at 106-146 Smith Road, Castlereagh. The seven hectare site currently has no buildings or structures, but has been identified as contaminated with asbestos containing materials. Approximately 1.4 hectares of the site contains fragments of fibre cement sheet containing asbestos. Furthermore, there are some soils on the site that have elevated arsenic and zinc concentrations. An underground tank is also proposed to be removed. Residents can now have their say on the plan.

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school of just 81 children has taken out the top prize in the Southlands Shopping Centre Your Rewards campaign. Orchard Hills Public School won $5,000 and an appearance by local Olympian Jessica Fox after parents, teachers and friends of the school accumulated the most reward dollars by simply shopping at Southlands. Amazingly, this is the third straight year Orchard Hills Public School has won fi rst prize. “Orchard Hills is an amazing community and for a school with only 81 students to win this is a tribute to the community and says a lot about the school,” relieving Principal, Fran Campbell said.

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the richest diamond mine in the world. In October the fi rst group of Australian and New Zealand jewellers visited the new “Diamond Capital of the World” Gaborone, the capital of Botswana. Shaun and Glennys Nolan, who started the business back in 1983, travelled to South Africa and across the border into Botswana. The group were given a complete tour of the complex and were allowed to handle and examine some beautiful, very large diamond crystals. Come into the store to see a selection of some of the beautiful diamonds purchased on their recent trip.

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E Face painting will be part of the fun at the Pet Fun Days in Penrith this weekend.

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enrith’s passionate pet lovers are invited to enjoy a weekend of fun at the expense of Petbarn Penrith Coreen. The Coreen Avenue store will be hosting two Pet Fun Days on Saturday, November 2 and Sunday, November 3, which will be full of activities for the whole family to enjoy. “Pet Fun Days are the perfect excuse for us to share our passion for pets with Penrith Valley locals,” said Patrick Bartush, Store Manager of Petbarn Penrith Coreen. “We’ll be hosting some great activities

to keep the family entertained and welcome pet owners to bring their leashed pets into our store to join in the festivities.” There will be a sausage sizzle, colouring competition, face painting and a number of guessing competitions as well as other activities. In addition, the store will have “massive sales” and free giveaways throughout the day, so it’s a must for the whole pet-loving family. Visit Petbarn Penrith Coreen, 1/117 Coreen Ave Penrith over the weekend or call 4731 6044 for more information.

mma Hogan is confident that with time, the support of the community and research funding, thousands of people like herself can be cured from type one diabetes. After her diagnosis four years ago at age seven, the Glenmore Park girl has been advocating for funding and awareness on behalf of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), hoping to do her bit in the search to fi nd a cure. Emma has been busily raising funds to donate to the organisation in the lead-up to the ‘Walk to Cure Diabetes’, which she will be taking part in on Sunday, November 10. “I am looking forward to the walk because I am making lots of money so that we can fi nd a cure for type one diabetes,” she said. “It is important that we raise money because lots of kids and adults suffer from type one diabetes. They need to take needles all the time and if we had a cure, it would raise their quality of life.” From 10.30am on Sunday, November 10, Emma will be walking with hundreds of others at Paramatta Park in Australia’s biggest event for those who share the hope for a better life for people with type one diabetes. The walk raises awareness of the disease whilst raising money to fund JDRF’s researchers. Emma is raising funds through her donation page, which you can search for through the Walk to Cure Diabetes web page, walk.jdrf.org.au, and through her

Emma with Jasper and Jayden Moran.

own fundraising efforts at school. Emma was supported by her school, Surveyors Creek Public School last week when a mufti day was held to raise money for the student’s cause. The mufti day raised around $600 and had a special visitor, the JRDF’s mascot, Jasper the Jelly Baby. “After this I know now that people care about me and that everyone supports me in a way. It is really good,” she said.

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The Western Sydney Wanderers return home to Pirtek Stadium tonight to take on Adelaide United from 7.30pm. A few tickets are still available for the big clash. The Wanderers are one of the most popular sporting teams in western Sydney and attending a match is something quite unbelievable. You will love the atmosphere off the pitch as well as the soccer action on the field. Friday, November 1 7.30pm Pirtek Stadium, Parramatta

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The Department of Psychiatry at Nepean Hospital is hosting a bi-monthly group for sufferers of OCD. The first meeting will be held at Nepean Hospital on Tuesday, www.joshpyke.com.au November 19 at 6pm.

The Golden Retriever Club of NSW will be holding a fundraising sausage sizzle at Petbarn Penrith (Coreen Avenue) on November 2 and 3. There will be a raffle and plenty of www.joshpyke.com.au golden retrievers, of course!

Experience the power and excitement of Dvorak’s major work on the heritage listed Hele Pipe Organ with the superb Warrimoo Chorale at St Finbar’s on November 8 www.joshpyke.com.au from 7.30pm.

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The annual Paper Crafts Festival is being held across this weekend at Panthers. See top quality exhibition stalls and take part in workshops and watch demonstrations. Entry is www.joshpyke.com.au $10, kids under 12 free.

The Mayor will light the Penrith CBD Christmas Tree on Friday, November 8 at 8.15pm. It’ll be at the Community Park on the western end of High Street in Penrith. There will be a www.joshpyke.com.au great community concert, too.

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Al-Anon groups provide support and understanding for families affected by alcoholism. Meeting at Community Connection, 114-116 Henry Street, Penrith. Meetings are www.joshpyke.com.au Mondays at noon.

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ustomer service is how AutoWest Paint Supplies has grown to be a supplier you can trust. After 20 years in the business, AutoWest has gone out of their way to please their customers, and that’s why they keep coming back. AutoWest has established a loyal customer-base due to quality products and services at competitive prices, along with an experienced technical team who are on hand for customer enquiries or advice. AutoWest supply paint and products to some of Australia’s largest companies and government departments, but they can also cater for the backyard repairer and DIY market for advice on materials and products. AutoWest has been in Penrith for 20 years and, like a fi ne wine, have only gotten better with age. “It’s not just the Penrith community who have been very supportive of us over two decades but our biggest customers come from all over Sydney, Bathurst and in particular from Mittagong,” owner James Gatt said. “We built the business on good customer service and that’s why people always come back. “The beauty of AutoWest is we have ex-panel beaters and spray painters who work for us and know their trade very well.” AutoWest Paint Supplies is located at 9/61 Regentville Road, Penrith. The y are open Monday to Friday from 8am5pm and Saturday from 8am-2pm. For more information call 4721 3301 or visit their website at www.autowest. com.au.

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o celebrate AutoWest Paint Supplies’ 20 years in business, they will be holding a spectacular Open Day complete with DIY demonstrations and huge discounts next Saturday, November 9 from 9am to 1pm. The free event will be held at AutoWest’s popular Penrith location at Unit 9/61 Regentville Road, and is set to feature stands from all the leading trade brands. For the DIY enthusiasts, the Open Day will also be home to a number of Live DIY demonstrations including demos on dent repairs, buffi ng, scratch repair, brake caliper painting and a whole lot more. “The AutoWest Open Day isn’t for experts in the field, instead it’s targeted towards regular at-home DIY people who love to do their own repair or maintenance work,” owner James Gatt said. “The Open Day will also feature a delicious sausage sizzle, prized show cars on display as well as plenty of in-store discounts.” Some of the major one day only discounts on offer include 50 per cent off KC Tools as well as a further 15 per cent off already trade prices storewide. For more info on the AutoWest Open Day call 4721 3301 or visit www.autowest.com.au.

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training courses to enhance their knowledge to keep up to date with the latest technology in the auto industry. DMS has all the latest diagnostic and tuning equipment to enhance the service and repairs they offer their customers. The team at DMS have over 50 years of combined experience in the LP Gas Industry, specialising in LP Gas installations and repairs – they are known as the “Gas Guys” for good reason. No gas installation is too big or too small with the team more than qualified

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Bijai Kumar

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his week PBA held its annual general meeting where two new Directors were appointed to the Board. Greg Thomas, General Manager of Linfox Health Logistics, replaces Greg Chapman as the director representing the transport and logistics sector after Greg Chapman announced his retirement. Greg Thomas is responsible for delivering supply chain solutions for the pharmaceutical, healthcare, food, personal care and print sectors. He is also responsible for strategic development of businesses in key Linfox markets including many Asian countries. Greg was responsible for the recent development and construction of a $54 million healthcare facility at Erskine Park. Th is development forms part of an ongoing strategy to grow Linfox’s business within the healthcare industry, a key focus for the Penrith Health and Education precinct. Local businessman George Rabie has also joined the Board as director representing small business. George replaces Lea Hicks who also retired to devote more time to their expanding business. George is the owner of Little and Rabie Betta Electrical Penrith and has been in the retailing business for over 40 years. He has served on a number of boards such as Retravision NSW Board and has been closely associated with the Penrith Chamber both as a member and as executive for some 20 years. George comes with an intimate understanding of the challenges faced by the small business community. Bijai Kumar is the CEO of the Penrith Business Alliance

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Standing out

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ne of the hardest aspects of running a business is to stand out from the crowd. Do you follow the trends of your industry in order to be recognised by your target market? Or do you work that bit harder to forge a new path and create a different and memorable business? Here are some tips if you want to be one of the exceptional ones: • Surround yourself with success. People who ‘bring you down’ are not good for you in general, but are particularly toxic to your business success. Make wise choices that will positively affect your motivation and inspiration. • Be obsessed about your service or product. If you don’t love it, how do you expect your customers to rave about it? • Stretch yourself. Always be prepared to do things you logically think you are not ready for. Push yourself to learn and move outside your comfort zone. • Hire great talent and train them well. As amazing as you are, you are not the best at everything! So invest in your staff and do your utmost to retain the best people. • It’s okay to make mistakes. Dwell on your mistakes only for as long as you need to draw out the learning experiences. Adjust what you need to, don’t repeat the mistake and move on. • Continuous personal growth is key to long-term business success. If you don’t grow, your business won’t either.

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f you read this column often, you can probably tell that I have been researching what successful people do and in particular their traits. You can know all the tips and tricks in the world to apply in your business, but there also needs to be some qualities that you possess within to be successful. I think it’s great advice to pass on because it can help you value your particular habits or traits that you live by. So I have compiled some traits of successful people, some light-hearted and some more serious: • They work hard: The assumption that people with money don’t work hard is so far from the truth. • Live outside of their comfort zones: Don’t be afraid to fail, live and learn. • Never content: Challenge ideas, there is always room for improvement. • Be Yourself: Speaks for itself, don’t be fake. • Repeat past successes: If it ain’t broke, don’t fi x it. Within reason of course, adapting to new tricks and technology is important too. • Spend with rewards in mind: Not all rich people started with lots of cash. Any means that will extend the value of a dollar spent is taken into consideration. • Accept quitting: Successful people aren’t afraid to stop what isn’t working. Be honest with yourself. • Say ‘no’ more often than ‘yes’: Don’t hesitate to say ‘no’ to things that will inhibit your path to success. • Invest early and often: Compound your empire.

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by Tim Reid

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id you know more than 40 per cent of people pass away without a useable Will? If you pass away ‘intestate’ (without a valid Will), the distribution of your assets is decided by law – which varies according to the state you live in. Having a valid Will means your assets will be allocated in accordance with your wishes and is likely to be more tax effective for your family. The National Will Registry provides access to professional advice to help you work through all the issues associated with making a Will, as well as lodging your Will. The cost for a single person to make a Will, with The Will Registry, is $11 annually. Th is is a small price to pay for peace-of-mind that your family will not have to search for your wishes through the grieving process. With the Will Registry, your loved ones have the ability to locate your Will instantly, anytime and anywhere, after your passing. When subscribed to the Will Registry, you are entitled to unlimited edits to your documents’ location or details. Wills should be updated when life circumstances change, (eg; divorce, death of a relative or beneficiary, moving house etc). The benefits of using the Will Registry include:

• Safe and secure place to store legal fees such as trust deeds, leases etc • Secure and confident ial • Unlimited online ability to edit your details • Cost effective – less than $20 for a year of unlimited access to your records • Certainty as to distribution of your estate • National Database can be accessed worldwide Most people spend all their working lives to create assets, but give little thought to the distribution of those assets when they pass away. It makes sense that all legal documents indicating distribution of assets are located in one easy to fi nd place so that family members are not burdened with sourcing all relevant details. To fi nd out more about the Will Registry head to your computer and visit www.thewillregistry.com.au.

Tim Reid, Lend Lease Regional Sales Manager, NSW. Lend Lease is the largest operator, owner and developer of senior living communities in Australia & New Zealand

Rick Rutherford’s Country is ready for the Christmas season.

Festive wonderland: Rick kicks off Christmas season

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ith Christmas around the corner, leading Blue Mountains gallery Rick Rutherford’s Country is preparing to launch this year’s annual Christmas collections. In the making since January the official collections launch, set to take place on Saturday, November 2, is highly anticipated by the community. “Over the years we have gained a wonderful reputation for offering one of the most unique Christmas ranges anywhere. Each of the 10 rooms of our Lawson heritage gallery is decked

to the nines, as the entire building is transformed into a veritable Christmas wonderland,” said owner, Rick Rutherford. Given the almost endless choice, the outstanding prices and unique selection, it’s not surprising that the gallery is the most sought after shopping destination at this time of the year. Rick Rutherford’s Country is located in ‘Badger House’, 3 Badgery Crescent, Lawson. For more details, call 4759 3434. The Leura store can be found at Shop 9, The Strand Arcade, 178 The Mall. Call 4784 3799 for details.

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Katie Tweed: Look and feel good in summer

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he promise is simple: “You’ll be comfortable the minute you walk in”. The opening of Sydney’s fir st LA-Z-BOY Furniture gallery is set to bring a famous face to Penrith this weekend. Australian actress, Gold Logie nominee Bridie Carter is the brand ambassador for LA-Z-BOY Furniture and will be in the new Penrith gallery, being opened at Recline Furniture, Penrith Homemaker Centre this weekend. Ms Carter will be on site from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, November 2, meeting with local residents and keen shoppers. Ms Carter has been engaged as part of the marketing campaign launching the new look LA-Z-BOY brand and is featured fronting a

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number of television commercials and print advertisements. “Come meet Bridie in person, and hear what she has to say about LA-Z-BOY and why she has chosen to help promote it,” said a representative from Recline Furniture. The brand’s image is most often associated with recliner chairs featuring a lever on the side and although this is an image the brand is proud of, there have been a number of changes making this image not entirely accurate. While comfort and quality are the hallmarks of this brand, LA-Z-BOY Furniture now prides itself on its diverse and ever expanding product range. As of this weekend, the local community will now have access to a wide range of LA-Z-BOY

Furniture, including contemporary styled sofas, lounge suites, ottomans, luxury power recliners and chic Nordic Furniture designs from Denmark. Bridie Carter is a recognised face on Australian television, having appeared in the hit show ‘McLeod’s Daughters’ as well as ‘Wild Boys’ for the Seven Network and ‘Rescue: Special Ops’ for the Nine Network. She is also a regular on the Australian theatre circuit. In 2007, she won the seventh season of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ with her dance partner, Craig Monley. Visit Recline Furniture this weekend or www. la-z-boy.com.au for more information. - Katherine Tweed

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ARIES

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If you’re waiting for a loan to be approved then lady luck is on your side. Up until November 9th is an excellent time to pool your resources and talents with a group of other people for either work, investment or business reasons. The beneficial problem solving influence of Jupiter will help to bring success to any problematic situations you may encounter. Insurance claims and legal issues will also turn in your favour.

TAURUS

APRIL 21 TO MAY 21

Th is is the ideal time to sort out relationship diffic ulties as certain misunderstandings can now be resolved, as the New Moon moves into your partnership house. From now on lines of communications that have been blocked or distorted will open up. You will be able to think more decisively and express your feelings more openly so why not accompany your words with flowers or a gift?

GEMINI

APRIL 21 TO MAY 21

Th is is an excellent time to get your hands on any kind of equipment that will make you more efficient at your job or something that makes housework and the garden easier to manage. Th is is the ideal time to take something to bits to fi nd out why it is not working properly. You may even decide to take yourself or a loved one to a doctor, dentist or medical specialist to discuss any worrying symptoms.

CANCER

JUNE 22 TO JULY 22

Romance is in the air and you will attract some welcome attention. You’re in party mode and will gain a great deal of pleasure through entertainment, music, art, dancing, theatre or your favourite TV soapies. There may be the news of either a birth or a pregnancy, even if you only have a fur family it also will be expanding so expect to become a grandparent, an uncle or aunt or godparent.

LEO

JULY 23 TO AUGUST 23

The home and family become your main interest over the next two weeks as The New Moon trines Jupiter in the domestic area of your chart. Family feuds will be resolved and you’ll fi nd an increasing contentment in your own surroundings. Defin ite changes are ahead with your family and you’ll benefit through a move of home or renovations. Old friends you haven’t seen for a while will be in touch.

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LIBRA

SEPTEMBER 24 TO OCTOBER 23

The entry of the New Moon into your fi nancial sector is bound to be good news for your bank balance, and the next two weeks will see a rapid increase in your wealth. It is the perfect time to put your accounts into order and to sort out your record keeping. It’s time to lay plans to ensure maximum profit out of your investments; sensible decisions made now will pay off in a big way later on when that rainy day arrives.

SCORPIO

OCTOBER 24 TO NOVEMBER 22

Th is is a landmark period of time, as the New Moon and Jupiter both influence your sign in a positive way. You’ll delightfully discover the return of your old energy and optimism. Therefore, if you need to sort out your fi nances, put your love life in order or deal with pressing family issues this is the time to do it. It’s also an excellent time to make a powerful fresh start in your life.

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NOVEMBER 23 TO DECEMBER 21

Your party days are over and you’re going to want some peace and quiet. To achieve this however it may be necessary to take the phone off the hook and put a ‘do not disturb’ sign on your door. At work you need to learn to delegate and not to make a rod for your own back by trying to accomplish everything all at once. Remember there is only one of you, so take steps to look after your energy.

CAPRICORN

DECEMBER 22 TO JANUARY 20

You are in a wonderful position to make some new friends at the moment. Your fear of rejection can make you a little bit cautious but at the moment you need to be very open minded. Other people see you as rather serious and sometimes a little bit scary, so make sure you smile and look people in the eye. Between now and November 17th is an excellent time to deepen business or personal associations.

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JANUARY 21 TO FEBRUARY 19

Your blatant ambitions and talents are being drawn out by the planets, so stop being overly pessimistic and cautious and be prepared to live a little. You know what you really want in life so go for it. Colleagues, clients, and bosses are going to be impressed by you when they discover just how insightful you can be at times, therefore expect a lot of praise and positive attention to come your way.

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KEEPING FIT

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here has been quite a buzz about the ‘Catalyst’ show on the ABC last week. The show put forward the argument that if you have been taking medication to lower cholesterol then you may be doing a whole lot more harm than good. It’s called ‘heart of the matter’ which is available on iview. If it is correct it is basically saying that many medical professionals have been prescribing Statin medication under the incorrect assumption that cholesterol is bad for you. But even more disturbingly it also suggests that this incorrect assumption is actually being perpetuated, even promoted by companies that are making hundreds of billions of dollars from the mistake! Understandably it has people talking and upset – to think that there are decisions being made in a board room somewhere that has profit being chosen over people’s lives is very unsettling on many levels. Companies with that sort of money actually influence medical ‘fact’. Universities teach from studies that are conducted by these same companies. Many institutions also receive massive funding and support from them. So the show raises questions on how naive we are being, in assuming that what our doctors are learning and considering as ‘best practice’ is completely independent from pharmaceutical company influence. There is an interview with a very uncomfortable chairman of the heart foundation asking why they recommend their guidelines on low fat and cholesterol. His answers actually leave you more confused and very unconvinced. As I have said before, your health always comes down to you. You are responsible for it. Even the smartest health professional in the world is still just human. Learn to trust your body. Socrates said it thousands of years ago: “If you are not your own doctor, you are a fool”.

his week local business owner Jeff Phillips has written in a column for us for a new point of view... I’m an avid reader of this column and I couldn’t agree more with David’s advice! Physical activity needs to be enjoyable. The fitness industry has a tendency to over complicate things! Is it really necessary to balance one legged on a bosu ball swinging a kettlebell, whilst wearing a power breathing mask to complete your workout of the day whilst posting it all on Facebook? No! How about just fi nd an open area with some mates and go kick a ball? Dave recently mentioned martial arts as an option and again I couldn’t agree more. I have spent the past 30+ years doing just that. Like anything in life, people need to be educated to make informed choices about what they are doing. Martial arts can be split into three broad categories, self defence, sport and art. All three are very different. Real Self Defence is all about managing violent confrontations. No rules, straight to the point, replicating real world violence. Th ink Krav Maga, Combatives and Senshido. Art is all the traditional, cultural and spiritual ancient movements such as katas, controlling force and breaking boards etc. Kung Fu, Karate, Tai Chi are examples Sport is a physical contest with distinct rules. Examples include MMA, Muay Thai, BJJ, Tae Kwon Do, Boxing and Judo. You need to decide what your objective is and choose accordingly. All of them will develop your fitness in some capacity, some more than others. Stay safe! Jeff Phillips: www.kravwest.com.au.

Elisha is a registered nurse and midwife who has years of experience working in the health industry

o you suffer from Heartburn, Reflux, Colitis, Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn’s Disease? Did you know that these conditions can be cured and that the usual treatments actually cause the condition to continue and even get worse? The usual treatment for GORD or Gastro Oesophageal Reflux Disease while seemingly helps to reduce the symptoms, actually causes serious damage to the gall bladder/pancreas region resulting in much worse damage later on in life. Symptoms are not diseases. Ant-acids and proton pump inhibitors are both not the answer and not completely necessary as they are not treating the cause. The symptoms are not the disease they are the result of a process and your body’s only way of telling you something is wrong and needs fix ing. Unfortunately we “fi x” the problem by shooting the messenger, not by seeking out the source and fi xing that. Reflux is not caused by too much acid, it is caused by insufficient acid when food is in the stomach and therefore food ferments causing gas which has to be eliminated thus causing heartburn and reflux. Lowering the acid in the stomach merely increases the fermentation and, while it stops the food and acid being burped up it ends up damaging the exit area from the stomach resulting in gall bladder, pancreas and small intestine problems a bit later on – not one of the brightest solutions you will admit! It is the same with inflammatory bowel diseases. These are never treated at the cause and the anti-inflammatory drugs do more damage than good and the ultimate answer as far as the specialists go is to remove the bowel – brilliant solution? No. All these conditions can and should be treated by natural means and diet.

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light headedness is also a common symptom while an aching in your jaw that spreads from your chest is a lesser known warning sign. If you do feel any of these symptoms, fi rst thing to do is stop what you are doing and rest. If they are severe, get worse quickly or last longer than 10 minutes then call Triple Zero (000) and ask for an ambulance.

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n a serious lack of fashion inspiration this week, I began trawling through all avenues to fi nd something that I could slip into and smile. I dug up old fashion magazines, fl icked through books laying around and people-watched until I couldn’t stand to see another midriff or ill-fitting pair of shorts. Fed up and feeling just as uninspired as when I began, I hopped onto the net (the one thing which I had hoped to avoid) and typed “fashion” into the search bar. A whole new world revealed itself to me at that moment; the world of fashion blogging. I have never been a stranger to the Internet, in fact I am constantly using it for work, to catch up with friends and to keep up with the happenings of the world but I have never ventured into the world of blogs. I know too many people (my mum and my sister are the fi rst that come to mind) who are addicted to blogs of all kinds so I have purposely kept my distance... Until now. In a fit of despair, I clicked a link, followed by another link, and another, until before I knew it three hours had passed and I was feeling like I could conquer the world. I may have looked through hundreds of blogs, I honestly couldn’t tell you but what I can say is that there is something special about looking at pictures and reading the thoughts of a seemingly ordinary person, like yourself, and feeling inspired. Of the many that I searched through, my favourites were the ones with lots of pictures, a little bit of humour, links to where you could fi nd similar or the same items featured in the post and the odd deviation from generic fashion ‘news’. I won’t tell you my favourites and I won’t point you in a particular direction only because I think the beauty of the blog-world is discovering it for yourself. Happy trawling!

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ust like humans, our pets may suffer from skin allergies that often manifest as itchiness, redness and hot skin. Allergies are an extreme reaction by the body’s immune system to certain triggers called allergens. In dogs and cats these allergens are usually dust mites, plant pollens, grasses, moulds and fleas. Spring and summer are particularly bad seasons for skin problems in pets. The warm weather and humidity causes the emergence of a large flea population and blossoming plants release more pollen into the air. When animals suffer from allergies they will chew their feet, rub their faces, gnaw at or obsessively lick their skin. These actions worsen inflammation and cause broken skin which leads to infection. If your pet shows any of these signs, they may be suffering from allergies. There are many different medications available to help control your pet’s symptoms. Fleas will worsen allergies, and are often the primary culprit. People commonly react and treat fleas in summer when they are visible on the pet. As fleas can breed all year round (even in winter), it is especially important to maintain year round flea control to prevent a flea outbreak during the warmer months. A small percentage of dogs and cats also suffer from food allergies. Unlike seasonal allergies, food allergies are generally present all year round and are not affected by season. Even pets that have been fed the same diet throughout their entire life may develop a food allergy. If you feel your pet may be suffering from a skin problem, please contact Coreen Avenue Veterinary Clinic on 4731 3055 so we can tailor a program to make your pet more comfortable.

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VIEW FROM ABOVE by Rev John Lavender

Teach us to pray For many like Doctor Stone, prayer is the last hope when all else fails. Yet, the Bible and the experience of Christians throughout the centuries shows how prayer is a crucial, normal part of a growing relationship with God. In the Bible, Jesus’ disciples ask him, “Teach us to pray”. Jesus gives them a great model for prayer, a prayer which many today know as the ‘Lord’s Prayer’. Jesus

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Being only 2.5 years old this home comes with the whole package. There are four bedrooms, three with built-in robes, and the main with walk-in robe and ensuite. The home is complemented by a formal lounge room, open plan kitchen and dining, plus a separate rumpus area. There is a modern kitchen with natural gas cooking and ducted air conditioning throughout, internal laundry, and a double garage with internal access and off street parking.

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PRESTIGE ACREAGE PARADISE

Boasting six bedrooms with built-in robes and en-suite plus walk-in robe to main, office, walk-in pantry and storage facility, powder room, theatre room and double garage under main roof and all recently renovated. There is a large undercover entertaining area, sparkling pool with entertainment and bathroom facilities included, plus tennis court and large shedding perfect for trucks, caravans or boats. The extras on this property are overwhelming with ducted air conditioning, alarm and much more.

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STUNNING ACRES – CONVENIENT LOCALITY Located approximately 20 minutes drives from Penrith are two opportunities to secure vacant. One block is just shy of five acres in size with the second block just over five acres. The general landscape appears reasonably level and will offer you and your family peaceful views with a care free lifestyle.

CRANEBROOK

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JUST PERFECT! The home is complemented with four bedrooms, two living areas with formal dining, and formal lounge. The home is in immaculate condition and with minimal gardening maintenance. The home also boasts double garage and undercover area, ducted air and loads of other features.

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JUST OVER AN ACRE OF PRIME LAND

Superbly positioned in the ever popular North section of Cranebrook is this vacant parcel of land that is ready for you to let your imagination run wild. The block is just over an acre in size and offers a frontage of approximately 44m. The block has been registered and is ready for you to join forces with your architect to bring your dream to life. Call now to gain further information or book an appointment to experience the block first hand.

CRANEBROOK

OFFERS OVER $549,950

A SHOWPIECE OF SUCCESS!

This brand new home is set in one of North Cranebrook’s most popular spots and includes four generous size bedrooms all with built-in robes and main bedroom with walk-in robe and ensuite. There is a beautiful kitchen with stainless steel appliances, immaculate second bathroom, ducted air conditioning and open plan living areas. Outside boasts side access, double garage with remote control door, great size yard and entertaining area.

Cranebrook

Emu Plains

Blaxland

Glenbrook

Springwood

Emu Plains

Glenmore Park Penrith

Shop 9 Borrowdale Way Cranebrook NSW 2749

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134D Great Western Hwy Blaxland NSW 2774

5 Wascoe Street Glenbrook NSW 2773

7 Great Western Highway Valley Heights NSW 2777

91 Great Western Hwy Emu Plains NSW 2750

30 Mulgoa Road Regentville NSW 2745

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CAMBRIDGE GARDENS

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DEVELOPMENT & INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY

Located in a very prominent position, on a generous corner block, close to local shops and schools sits this large brick building currently being used as a hall. Situated on a 652m2 block (approximately) with dual access from Grange Crescent and Trinity Drive, the building also boasts the all year round comfort of ducted air conditioning and toilet facilities. With potential to further develop for dual occupancy, community, business or medical facilities (subject to council approval), you will enjoy exploring the endless opportunities this property has to offer. Your imagination is the limit. Call today to book your own private inspection, as this rare investment opportunity will not last long.

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OFFERS OVER $349,950

WORTH THE WAIT

This home is presented in impeccable condition, and set in a quiet street this is a must see. The home is complemented with three bedrooms all with mirrored built-in robes, polished floor boards with neat tidy living and kitchen/dining area. There is a wonderful undercover veranda and on a deck the home is set back and enjoys immense privacy. The home is complemented with carport, garden shed and loads of extras including ducted air conditioning, alarm and more. Being close to shops and public transport this is a must see for the starter and investor so call now for your own private viewing.

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CLAREMONT MEADOWS

OFFERS OVER $599,950

ABSOLUTE PERFECTION

This single level family home is impeccably finished with only top quality inclusions and offers four bedrooms with the main featuring an ensuite and walk in wardrobe. Separate study, gourmet kitchen with Caesar stone bench tops and two spacious living areas. Double lock up garage with internal access with additional side access for your boat, trailer or caravan and a fully fenced backyard. The quality of this home is unmistakable with numerous extras including the following; ducted reverse cycle air conditioning, alarm system with audio visual security intercom, roller blinds all positioned on a 594m2 level block in a growing family area. Don’t miss out - call today to arrange your private inspection.

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Close to everything, this huge two bedroom unit is the perfect pad for investment returning $265 per week or for the first home buyer. Featuring large lounge and dining areas, modern bathroom with separate bath, large kitchen, private balcony, the all year round comfort of air conditioning, lock up garage, and internal laundry. This complex also provides an inground swimming pool for those hot summer days. You better be quick as this property will not last long.

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Resting on just over 4,000 sqm of land and nestled in the exclusive “Vines Estate”. When you enter the beautiful home, you will enjoy four car garages with internal access and two remote control doors. Loads of storage, ducted air-conditioning and vacuum, laundry chute and alarm. There are four large bedrooms - all with huge built-in wardrobes, main bedroom has walk-in robe, ensuite and opens onto its own large balcony, three bathrooms, main with spa bath and huge rumpus room upstairs. With formal and informal lounge and dining, games room with pitched ceiling and stained glass window. Surrounded by expansive grounds with landscaped gardens and manicured lawns, covered entertaining area and sparkling solar heated inground pool.

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Located moments from the Penrith CBD is this great one bedroom unit that will suit the busy executive or investor. Open plan in design and positioned in a security complex it offers all the must haves that you would expect from a modern unit. Basement parking, split system air conditioning, built in robe and an elevated balcony are just some of the features on offer. Call now to arrange an appointment. Currently tenanted until 2014.

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Positioned beyond security doors and located on entry level is a great opportunity to secure a modern unit that offers easy access to the heart of Penrith. The unit comprises two bedrooms with built in robes, there is an ensuite to the main and an open plan lounge/meals area. Split system air conditioning controls comfort, there is an internal laundry, a covered terrace and the bonus of a backyard! Basement parking also available. Call now for more information.

KINGSWOOD

OFFERS OVER $199,950

ATTENTION INVESTORS

Offering easy access to Nepean Hospital and train station is a walk up start for the investor looking to increase their portfolio. * Two bedrooms * Lounge/meals * Updated kitchen * Strata levies $380.00 per qtr * Internal laundry * Balcony * 1st Floor position * Single lock up car space * Currently returning $260.00 per week.

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Emu Plains

Blaxland

Glenbrook

Springwood

Emu Plains

Glenmore Park

Cranebrook

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Lennox Centre Emu Plains NSW 2750

134D Great Western Hwy Blaxland NSW 2774

5 Wascoe Street Glenbrook NSW 2773

7 Great Western Highway Valley Heights NSW 2777

91 Great Western Hwy Emu Plains NSW 2750

30 Mulgoa Road Regentville NSW 2745

Shop 9 Borrowdale Way Cranebrook NSW 2749

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AS GOOD AS NEW

Why build when you could be the owner of this spacious residence that is moments from schools and shopping centre. Well-appointed, superbly presented and complete with a sparkling pool you will need to act fast to secure this one. * Four Bedrooms + Study * Large master suite with ensuite * Built in robes and two walk in robes * Generous servings of formal and informal living space * Ducted air conditioning * Double garage * Third bathroom * Pool with timber decking * Covered entertaining area * Easy care grassed yard * Spacious kitchen with ample cupboard space * Enviable locality.

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LEONAY

$449,950

RENOVATE OR DETONATE !!!

This property is perfectly positioned to take advantage of all that Leonay has to offer including the golf course, Nepean river and has easy access to the M4 Motorway. Leonay was once the vineyard of Leo Buring and the suburb is named after Leo and his wife Nay. The vineyard has been replaced with designer homes climbing the hill at the foot of the Blue Mountains Escarpment. * 980m2 Block * 4 bedroom home suitable to renovation or demolition * Ideal for the home handyman * Knockdown and rebuild or renovate in this highly sort after area. Weather you choose to renovate the existing property or start from a blank canvas, you can’t go wrong with this highly sort after position. Homes in Leonay are selling quickly so call today to organise an inspection.

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U-N-S-T-A-C-K THE FAMILY

Located in a whisper quiet cul de sac is a great opportunity to secure a property that will give you the space you deserve. Stretching across two levels this spacious home offers five bedrooms with built in robes and an ensuite to the master bedroom. Lounge with the kids downstairs in the huge living room or enjoy the privacy of your own retreat upstairs. In the long list of inclusions that this great family home has to offer is a spacious kitchen and separate dining, timber flooring, split system air conditioning and ample storage space. Entertaining this summer will be a breeze under the huge outdoor entertaining area and there is plenty of space for the cars in the single garage and tandem carport. Hurry to book an inspection now as homes this size and in this great location are rare as hens’ teeth.

EMU PLAINS

OFFERS OVER $549,950

OFTEN SOUGHT – SELDOM FOUND

Moments from the Nepean River and local convenience store is a rare opportunity to secure a luxurious residence that will support a lifestyle that will make you the envy of your friends. Spacious in design and superbly finished. * Three bedrooms * Ensuite to master suite * Built in wardrobes * Third Toilet * Single garage + internal access * Open plan lounge/dining area * Ducted air conditioning * Internal Laundry * Superb covered entertaining area.

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Glenmore Park

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Glenbrook

Cranebrook

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Penrith

Emu Plains

Lennox Centre Emu Plains NSW 2750

30 Mulgoa Road Regentville NSW 2745

134D Great Western Hwy Blaxland NSW 2774

5 Wascoe Street Glenbrook NSW 2773

Shop 9 Borrowdale Way Cranebrook NSW 2749

7 Great Western Highway Valley Heights NSW 2777

429 High Street Penrith NSW 2750

91 Great Western Hwy Emu Plains NSW 2750

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WARRIMOO An Ideal Opportunity

• 3 good size bedrooms • updated bathroom and kitchen • good size L shape lounge and dining rooms • separate family room • large carport and above ground pool • close to train station and popular schools

PENRITH Exceptional

Positioned on the access road is this neat and tidy 3 bedroom home, offering separate living areas, tidy kitchen and bathroom, above ground pool, a great size rear yard that’s fully fenced, plenty of off street parking and a lovely bushy backdrop. An ideal opportunity to enter the real estate market.

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Up Market Living

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Created to provide a superb family sanctuary, this designer street to waterfront residence makes a statement in luxury living in a prized located offering exceptional space and style. Offering an abundance of A1 quality inclusions that you would find in award winning homes, call today to book your exclusive inspection.

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3 large bedrooms all with built-ins master bedroom with renovated ensuite + walkin robe formal entry + high set ceilings + ornate cornices + 2 split system r|c air conditioners formal lounge with fire place + informal dining + family room gorgeous renovated kitchen + stone bench tops + brand new stainless steel appliances + dishwasher + breakfast bar internal laundry + fully renovated main bathroom + downlights throughout + wireless alarm freshly painted throughout + new carpets + new durable timber flooring 2 allocated parking lots + external storage + private front courtyard + extremely low maintenance living

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Located in a quiet cul-de-sac location, within minutes to Lennox shopping centre, transport and M4 Motorway. Situated in a small complex of only 3, these off the plan single level villas are ideal for low maintenance living. Due for completion in early 2014, we recommend that you get in early to secure your future today.

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• lot 1 – 632.3 m2 approx • lot 2 – 727.2 m2 approx • glorious views to city skyline + water & sewage connected • lot 1 has council approved plans for gorgeous contemporary home • fabulous peaceful & quiet location

226m2

• 3 good size bedrooms all with built-ins • combined family + dining floor plan • spacious kitchen + stone benchtops + stainless steel appliances + dishwasher • internal laundry + internal access + rear access + remote door • 2 villas with single lock up garage + single carport & 1 villa with double lock up garage • r|c ducted air conditioning + floating timber floors (main living areas) + carpet to bedrooms • private courtyards + low maintenance lifestyle + quiet location + due for completion early 2014

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Enjoy perfect privacy and seclusion, this blank canvass offers truly a unique opportunity, occupying a total of 1,359.5m2 approx of sublime land, surrounded by native bushland with views you will love. To find out more information call Dukes Estate Agents today. LOT 1 LOT 2

Tucked away and a stroll from Nepean Hospital, Penrith station and shops, this beautiful property has been fabulously renovated to create a tasteful customised and low maintenance retreat on the fringe of the CBD. Featuring a full renovation inside and out, this property has so much to offer, with two new bathrooms, renovated kitchen and numerous living areas, this home is one not to be missed. Call today to book your exclusive inspection.

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• 4 double bedrooms all with built-ins or walk-in robes & ensuites • gorgeous ultra-contemporary kitchen (Polyurethane doors + stone bench tops) Miele appliances + dishwasher + walk-in pantry • large open plan family & meals area (down stairs) + ample storage • upstairs living area with undercover entertainment area (glass balustrade) + kitchenette • massive wine cellar + r|c ducted air conditioning + ducted vacuum + alarm system • spacious double garage + internal access + remote panel lift door • fully landscaped gardens + river access + storage water tanks (grey water)

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727.2m2

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Emu Plains: 4735 6600

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GLENMORE PARK

CAMBRIDGE PARK

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Defined by its flexible floor plan, light filled interiors and stunning rear aspect, this spacious single level home boast, multiple living areas, large block and immaculate presentation throughout. With side access, detached colourbond (fully lined with kitchenette and toilet) garage which could be used for numerous activities, above ground pool, views to Blue Mountains and so much more.

This is an outstanding opportunity to secure an exceptionally, well presented home that offers versatility, location and space. Featuring, updated bathroom and kitchen, separate study, very generous living areas, ample undercover parking and storage that all motor buffs will love. With a fabulous location and backing onto parklands what more could you ask for.

Exceptional

This Place Has Everything

3 great size bedrooms + separate study formal lounge room + huge family room renovated kitchen + dishwasher + ample storage updated bathroom + 2 toilet + polished timber floor boards split system a|c + wood fire place + spacious undercover veranda undercover | secure parking + garage + large storage shed + water tank + solar panels • backing onto parklands + side access + close proximity to schools, transport & shops

3 bedrooms - 2 with built-ins + utility | study room master bedroom with fully renovated ensuite + bay window formal lounge & dining rooms + separate family room galley style kitchen + dishwasher + breakfast bar + gas cooktop large internal laundry + split system a|c + separate toilet + gas heating + alarm single garage + internal access + drive thru access + fully landscaped gardens front | rear • large concrete entertainment area + side access + above ground pool • detached colour bond garage | workshop | office + fully lined + kitchenette + office + toilet

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4 good size bedrooms, ensuite and WIR to master large open plan living areas brilliant kitchen with stainless steel appliances beautifully renovated bathrooms separate gymnasium | sauna spa room ducted air conditioning, polished floors and quality blinds throughout gorgeous in-ground pool and landscaped gardens accommodation for 2 cars close to transport and popular schools

Situated behind a solid brick fence offering complete privacy is this large family home. Good size bedrooms, completely renovated bathrooms, brilliant open plan kitchen and living spaces bringing the outside in makes this residence perfect for those who like to entertain or simply have a large family. Multiple living rooms, open plan loft area, gymnasium offers an alternate floor plan with loads of possibilities. An in-ground pool, low maintenance gardens and loads of storage are just a few features of this home.

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This wonderful family home is of impeccable quality & ready for a new family. Three bedrooms upstairs (main with walk-in robe, balcony & ensuite) with the fourth downstairs, also can be a second living area. The living areas downstairs are warmed in the winter by a wood-fired combustion fire; in the summer split system air-conditioning cools the home. The outdoor entertaining area is perfect for evening meals, weekend entertaining & a safe haven for the kids to play. This property is close to local shops, schools & public transport.

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MULGOA RISE – 84 Bradley St, Mulgoa Rise ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 4733 2600 NEW DISPLAY HOME NOW OPEN AT MULGOA RISE HOMEWORLD KELLYVILLE - 18 Hartigan Ave 9629 4799 or 9629 4772 or 9629 4788 or 8824 7620 THORNTON – 2 Portabello Crescent, Thornton (off Government Rd) 4964 1800 HOMEWORLD SOUTH – 15 Halifax Way, Gledswood Hills 9606 2600 or 9606 2599

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SOUTH PENRITH

$479,990

PERFECTION, PRESENTATION, POSITION

OPEN HOUSE Saturday 2nd November, 11:00am-11:45am, 14 Gloria Place

This fantastic home has it all. With immaculate presentation throughout, you are sure to be impressed. Featuring 3 Large bedr ooms with built ins to all, large open plan living with large moder n kitchen, dining, lounge r oom and massive family rumpus r oom, a fully fenced yar d, semi enclosed garage, colour bond work shop & fantastic entertaining area leading to in ground pool. All set on approx 638 sqm in a cul-de-sac location. Your inspection is highly recommended. For further details please contact Parker & Partners

GLENMORE PARK

$559,000

CUSTOM DESIGNED HOME SET HIGH ON THE HILL

JAMISONTOWN

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LONDONDERRY

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This fantastic 4 bedr oom home set high on the hill in sought after Mulgoa Rise has been designed to the highest standards. Featuring 4 large bedrooms, with walk in robe and ensuite to main. Separate formal lounge room/ media room and open plan living and family r oom a master designed polyur ethane kitchen with 40mm Caesar stone bench tops and Caesar splash back and 900 stainless steel appliances. The long list of quality inclusions include Ducted Air conditioning , High ceilings, stepped cornices, freestanding luxury bathtub, Cesar stone benched vanity’ s , executive r endered façade , large tiled portico, electric Garage door , plus much more … Your inspection is highly r ecommended for further details contact Joe Parker on 0412024773

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This fantastic unit has been built to a high standar d with quality fixtures, fittings and appliances through out. This complex will not disappoint. The home features open plan design ,two bedrooms with ensuite to main, built in robes to all bedrooms, large kitchen with Caesar stone bench tops, stainless appliances, quality carpets and blinds, fantastic balcony , , security basement car parking and storage r oom. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity act now call PARKER & PARTNERS on (02) 47226933

Fantastic vacant land in the heart of Londonderry . If you have been looking for vacant land in a sought after area this is it, located in the Heart of Londonderry Village and directly opposite local shops , in close proximity to local parks and schools yet only minutes from Richmond or Penrith . Properties such as this are hard to find if you are looking at large lots don’t miss out . contact Parker & Partners Real estate on 47226933

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With interest rates sitting at historical lows, and lenders proving they are hungry for business, now may be a great time to consider your property options. Of course buying property, particularly if it’s your first, can be a daunting prospect but, provided you set achievable goals, do your due diligence and seek professional advice, home ownership can be a rather fulfilling and enjoyable experience.

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Your Very Own Oasis! If you’re looking for a place to call home with room to host those large parties, house the work trucks or play a game of football, with over 1 acre of land, pool & an executive style home you cannot look past this. Features include: • 4 generous bedrooms with built-ins robes • Awesome media room with built in fireplace • Home office / Study or 5th bedroom • Reverse cycle ducted air conditioning • Ensuite to the master bedroom • Beautiful 12x8 undercover entertaining • Gorgeous kitchen with massive walk in area pantry • Sparkling in-ground pool • Large built-in cool room • 12x8 lock-up garage • Renovated main bathroom • Security electric double gates to the front • Huge formal lounge plus a separate dining area Tucked away in a secluded spot on a 5255sqm block of land, this large home & block still offers room for you to separate 1000sqm of the land to build that second accommodation. Expect to be impressed, by calling Tracey Hotchkiss today on 0414 272 945 to book your private inspection.

Cambridge Park

Enquiry Range $860,000-$950,000

Contact Tracey Hotchkiss at Michael Ball Realty Penrith on 0414 272 945 or 4732 2888 • www.mbrrealty.com.au

Save a substantial deposit: Most banks will lend up to 95% of a property’s value, but you should also be prepared for the additional costs associated with property ownership such as stamp duty and legal fees, etc. Your mortgage broker will be able to help you determine how much you will need to save depending on your circumstances. Find out if you are eligible for government grants or concessions: In New South Wales a $15,000 First Home Owner Grant is available for eligible first home buyers who buy or build new properties valued up to $650,000. Consider Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI): As a borrower, if you do not have a deposit of at least 20%, you can be forced to pay LMI. This insures your lender, protecting them against any loss incurred if you default on your loan. While LMI does not protect you as the borrower, it can potentially help you purchase property sooner if you have a smaller deposit. However, it is important to weigh up your options carefully and consider whether or not it is right to pay LMI and jump in now, or hold off, watch the property market and save a larger deposit. Let your mortgage broker do the legwork: Choosing the right home loan is an extremely important part of the home buying process. At no cost to you, a broker can walk you through the mortgage minefield and help you find the right home loan for your needs – often saving you a great deal of time and money. Get ahead with pre-approval: Before hitting the pavement in search of your new home, consider getting pre-approval. This will give you a good idea of your borrowing capacity and save you from looking at properties that aren’t in your price range. Contact your local mortgage broker to obtain home loan pre-approval. Contact Rob Lees and the team at Mortgage Choice in Blaxland and Penrith for help with any property investment and home loan questions you may have.

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Th is fantastic home has it all. With immaculate presentation throughout, you are sure to be impressed. Featuring 3 Large bedrooms with built ins to all, large open plan living with large modern kitchen, dining, lounge room and massive family rumpus room, a fully fenced yard, semi enclosed garage, colour bond work shop & fantastic entertaining area leading to in ground pool. All set on approx 638 sqm in a cul-de-sac location. Your inspection is highly recommended. For further details please contact Parker & Partners.

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Claremont Meadows 5 Poppy Close Huge Backyard • 641m2 block • Double gate side access • 2 living areas • Very modern kitchen • Split system air, plus ceiling fans • Awesome alfresco area

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• Block size approximately 625m2 • Zoned 2(b) Residential Low Density • Approximately 1.3kms to Nepean River • Approximately 350m to Lennox Centro • Easy access to M4 Motorway

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LAND WITH MOUNTAIN VIEWS Penrith Walk to Kmart easy care villa • 2 double size bedrooms • High 10 feet ceilings • Modern kitchen & private courtyard • Covered walk from garage • Air-conditioning split system • Current rental $320 per week

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Glenmore Park Mulgoa Rise • Build your dream home • 450 sqm block • Elevated block at Mulgoa Rise • Awesome location in new development • Views to the Blue Mountains • Approx. 3kms to M4 freeway

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Kingswood 9 Angophora Avenue Orchard Hills Estate • 2 living rooms & 2 bathrooms • Huge undercover entertaining area • 633 sqm block, close to M4, schools & shops • Fantastic location with views to the mountains • Awesome house with good size bedrooms

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• A spacious home on a 689 sqm block • 3 big bedrooms, separate lounge room • Ducted air cond., separate dining area • Enclosed sunroom, big open kitchen • Single garage + detached 1 ½ garage

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Glenmore Park 8 Coco Drive Sought After Location • 434 sqm block, casual dining area • Gas cooking and heating • Built-in robes, combined lounge/dining • Drive through garage • Close to schools, shops & sporting fields

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The Paradise is an exciting new display home now open at the new Mulgoa Rise estate. The Paradise is the flagship for Roselea’s new Vogue Range of homes which includes exciting new designs for both single and two storey homes ranging in sizes, designs and features. Quality inclusions and finishes are also part of this new range. House and Land Packages available at the new Mulgoa Rise estate or House Packages on your land.

The Paradise display home: 86 Bradley Street, Mulgoa Rise

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OPEN HOME Saturday 2nd 12.00-12.40pm, 1 Grange Crescent

OPEN HOME Saturday 2nd 11.00-11.40am, 13 Kalua Place

Development & Investment

Location And Value!

Located in a very prominent position, on a generous corner block, close to local shops and schools sits this large brick building currently being used as a hall. Situated on a 652m2 block (approximately) with dual access from Grange Crescent and Trinity Drive, the building also boasts the all year round comfort of ducted air conditioning and toilet facilities. With potential to further develop for dual occupancy, community, business or medical facilities (subject to council approval), you will enjoy exploring the endless opportunities this property has to offer. Your imagination is the limit. Call today to book your own private inspection, as this rare investment opportunity will not last long.

Nestled in a very quiet cul-de-sac, this good size family home awaits. Its many features include four good size bedrooms, built in wardrobes plus an ensuite to the master, combined formal lounge and dining rooms, generous size kitchen and a separate family room. You will be comfortable all year round with the air-conditioning, make use of the undercover entertaining area and cool off in the swimming pool. With this and much more on offer, an inspection is highly suggested. So call us today and avoid missing this opportunity.

Cambridge Gardens

Glenmore Park

$349,950

Contact Jim Aitken + Partners Penrith on 4722 5000 • www.jimaitken.com.au

Offers Over $449,950

Contact Jim Aitken + Partners Glenmore Park on 4733 6999 • www.jimaitken.com.au

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13 Kalua Place 25 Friarbird Crescent 58 Womra Crescent 8 Coco Drive

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Harness Racing The Ross Hutchison Foundation and many of its sponsors were guests at the Penrith Paceway last Thursday night. It was very pleasing to see so many interested people supporting Ross Hutchison in his charity endeavours. Race one went to Western Union (odds of $4.90) who has been consistently up in the placegetters over the last few meetings. Driver Jim Douglas had him perfectly placed in the run and he fi nished strongly to defeat runner up Jerseylicious. The Stingray ($2.20) aided by a great drive from Josh Willick made race two all his own. Josh in a lightning move took The Stingray from last to the lead very early, thus catching the opposition napping and then going on to a nice win. Presidential Holme ($7.30) began well from the outside barrier in the third and after a short tussle was able to lead and win thus giving Jim Douglas a double for the night. Race four saw Junior Johnson ($1.50) having his second run from a long spell

Tennis in Penrith Coaching for Term 4 is back in full flow, and Nepean has spaces available for anyone aged three to 90-years in our coaching program. Any new person who is interested in tennis classes can book in for a free trial lesson. To book your free trial, or enquire about any of our coaching programs call 4721 2880 or check our website www.ndta.com.au. Tennis Australia has kicked off promoting the upcoming Australian Open by launching the AO BLITZ! By registering yourself for the AO Blitz, you give yourself, and Penrith the

Clarke even managed to test out his injured back by playing a game of handball with local kids using the MC RBB. With the Australian leg of the Ashes Test Series with England beginning later this month, Clarke said he’s hopeful of getting back onto the pitch fit and healthy, sooner rather than later. “My body is going pretty well at this stage,” he said. “It’s exciting England have arrived [in the country] and we’ll be as prepared as we can be. We’re looking forward to the series.”

Lorraine Pozza go straight to the lead and give driver Blake Fitzpatrick the easiest of wins. It really was a one horse affair with no serious challengers making any headway on him. The Cowboy ($7.90), having his fir st run from a long spell, upset the favourite Ruinate in race five. Driver Nick Zbiljic had to pull out all stops to just get home from Ruinate who had to come from a long way back. Hi Rollin Joker ($7.50) was given the run of the race by Gavin Fitzpatrick in the one out one back spot in race six and was able to win from Chevalhardcash who worked hard outside the leader for the entire journey. Race Seven was the lucky last and the favourite Respected ($1.70), sent punters home happy and give Josh Willick a winning double. From barrier two Josh had little trouble in leading the race and although runner up Rock Post Scissors made a move turning for home he was never really in doubt.

Chris Woodland opportunity to win some fantastic prizes such as a KIA Sportage, $10,000 cash, or tickets to the 2014 Australian Open. Registering for the AO BLITZ is simple – go to www.aoblitz.com.au and register now! Tuesday social tennis is back! Social is for adults and kids of all ages and standards to come together and enjoy tennis in it’s greatest form – for the fun of it! Tuesday social is on at Woodriff Gardens Tennis Centre from 5pm onwards. Bring the family down for a bit of exercise, tennis and a whole lot of fun.


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AROUND THE GROUNDS Baseball: The Penrith Panthers have split the results with the Ryde Hawks in Round 6 of the State Baseball League. Last Wednesday the Panthers were thumped by the Hawks 16-3 but did manage to win big themselves on Saturday beating Ryde 11-5. The Panthers now sit in fourth position and will play the fi rst-placed Baulkham Hills in Round 7. Rugby League: Congratulations to the following local junior rugby league players who have been selected to represent the NSW Indigenous Under 16’s side to play Queensland on February 8 in Newcastle: Jesse Abbott from St Clair Comets, Conner Elwood from Glenmore Park, Jason Edwards from Glenmore Park, Jake Gillett from St Clair Comets, Craig Orcher from Glenmore Park and Vondel Williams-Liolevava from St Clair Comets. New South Wales are the current trophy holders after their 32-12 win over Queensland in Brisbane this year as part of the NRL All Stars program. Rugby: The Penrith Emus Sevens team have come fi fth in the Sydney Premier Sevens men’s competition. The Emus made the fi nals convincingly a fortnight ago after wining all three of their qualifying matches. However, they weren’t able repeat their good lead-up work when it mattered most.

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Slalom: Jessica Fox is in line to cap another amazing year after earning three nominations for next month’s annual New South Wales Institute of Sport Awards. Fox is joined by younger sister Noemie as well as fellow slalom canoeist Will Forsythe and AWD rower Erik Horrie as locally produced athletes to gain nominations. The awards night is to be held at the Australian Turf Club, Randwick on Thursday, November 21. Good luck to all the nominees! If you would like your sporting results, club event or anything sports related mentioned in ‘Around the Grounds’ next week please email nathan.taylor@ mediaview.com.au or call 4722 2998.

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o mark the Sydney Roosters’ thrilling win over the Manly Sea Eagles on October 6, fans and collectors can now purchase their 2013 NRL Premiers Souvenir Stamp Sheet from participating Australia Post retail outlets. Australia Post Philatelic Manager, Michael Zsolt said the NRL Grand Final always offers a display of great sporting skill and athleticism, which has millions of passionate fans throughout Australia on the edge of their seats. “Th is year’s game was no exception and this Souvenir Stamp Sheet offers rugby

league fans a highly collectable memento of this year’s Grand Final,” he said. The Souvenir Stamp Sheet includes five 60 cent Southern Cross stamps and is available for $15.95 at participating Australia Post retail outlets, via mail order on 1800 331 794 or online at auspost.com.au/stamps. The Weekender has two Stamp Sheets to give away. For your chance to win one, tell us the fi nal score in the 2013 Grand Final. Email your answer along with your name and best contact details to competitions@westernweekender. com.au. Entries close November 6.

Mick Gilfoyle Fenech and Wayne Rixon by the shortest of margins 22-21. Wayne was holding shot and game after a great shot to move the jack. Spook with his last bowl played and it looked for all money going into the ditch. However his bowl struck Wayne’s and took shot and title. Very unforgiving game, bowls! In the fi nal of the Mixed Pairs it was tight and tough going to start off with but eventually Cathy Kivilcim and Bill McNeilly pulled away to a very comfortable win over Jo Johansson and Rob Scerri 22-11 The Zone 5 BA has been rocked by the sudden death of Match Chairman John Long (Campbelltown). There is not enough room in this column to sing his praises; we had our differences over the many years, but let me tell you everything he did, he did for the betterment of bowls not only in Zone 5 but within the State. To wife Joan the district passes on its deepest sympathy. Vale Longy.

Auckland Nines Penrith has been pooled with Melbourne, Souths and St GeorgeIllawarra for the rugby league Auckland Nines, which will take place in February next year. Consumer electronics giant Dick Smith has jumped on board to sponsor the tournament, which features nine minute halves and nine players on the field from each team. The NRL’s 16 clubs have all guaranteed at least one top five player from each club’s salary cap will take part in the tournament, ensuring the event will feature some of the game’s biggest stars.

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Penrith Panthers forward Sika Manu scored two tries for Tonga in their Rugby League World Cup loss to Scotland on Wednesday morning. Manu was named Man of the Match in the 26-24 defeat. Meanwhile, Panthers-bound flyer Kevin Naiqama was named Man of the Match in Fiji’s big 32-14 win over Ireland on Tuesday. And making it a trio of such honours, Penrith centre Dean Whare was named Man of the Match for New Zealand in their 42-24 thrashing of Samoa. Australia opened their campaign with a 28-20 win over England.

Cricket: Penrith are in for a big run chase when play resumes this Saturday against Mosman in Round 3 of the Sydney Grade Competition. Penrith did it tough against Mosman, bowling the home side out for 270. Matthew Halse 4/56 and Pat Jackson 4/39 were the pick of the bowlers. Play continues this Saturday at 10.30am at Allan Border Oval.

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The Emus lost their fi rst fi nals game against Sydney Uni 29-14, which was then followed by a loss to Northern Suburbs 55-7. In the playoff for fi fth position, Penrith won in a thriller over Southern Districts 33-24.

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The 2013 4 Rivers Competition (Zones 5, 7 8 and ACT) was played last weekend and fi rst place was Zone 8 (4 points +56), second place was Zone 5 (4 points +27), third place went to ACT (4 points +22) and fourth place was Zone 7 (0 points -115). The ACT Centenary Medal, Player of the Series went to Zone 5 Player Dave Walters. At St Marys RSL in the Ladies Consistency Debbie Murray defeated Debby Brien 153-117. The game was halted the fi rst week due to the gale force winds they were playing in. Then the following week, up came the wind again. However they managed to fi nish in very trying conditions. In the Ladies Minor Singles Final Leah Tempest defeated Noelene Papworth in what was a close game the score being 25-21. The Men’s Handicap Pairs Final featured what was a classic fi nish to a great game. Eddy Rijk and Spook Davis teamed up to defeat Joe

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3.30am and an average trek would last 12 hours. There was only one evacuation due to dehydration and foot infections and everyone proudly walked together from start to fin ish. “That was the most impressive thing, the players I took were terrific and walked alongside the kids,” he said.

“I think everyone had a mental battle but the players did themselves proud.” Mr Waugh thanked the following corporate executives for sponsoring the students on the trek: Martin Cominotto from Martin’s Chemist, Craig Thompson from Hertz Penrith and Brad Draper from Newport Recruitment.

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