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BUSY HOLIDAY Police were kept busy over the holiday period with a number of alcohol-fueled incidents; including two separate glassing assaults requiring police intervention. Another altercation saw a woman injured after a padlock was thrown through the window of a car that she was a passenger in. A teenager also needed medical attention after a bullet he had thrown onto a bonfi re exploded.

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Family robbed of their grandfather’s war medallions CASSANDRA O CONNOR

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t can only be described as a terrible start to the year for Margaret Bedwell after precious family heirlooms were stolen in a break and enter at her South Penrith home on January 2. After a long day at work, Ms Bedwell and her partner returned home from work at around 5pm on Wednesday, January 2, to fi nd that the front door of their house in Dallas Avenue, South Penrith, was open. “We realised that someone had been through the house and when we checked on the safe, hidden in a cupboard in the bedroom, we saw

that the whole safe had been removed and stolen,� she said. Amongst the contents were passports, a sum of cash, but most importantly, the war medals that were earned by Ms Bedwell’s grandfather, Arthur Mallindine when he served in the British Army during World War Two. “My grandfather served in the British eighth army in North Africa and was involved in the invasion of Italy. He was also at Dunkirk (France) and was one of the soldiers evacuated,� she said. The medals are irreplaceable and include a Star of Italy for his services in the Second World War. “We had a lot of money in the safe but the main thing is we just want the medals returned... Even

if they were placed in our mailbox,� Ms Bedwell said. She is particularly saddened because she had been minding the medals in the safe for her brother. “You think a safe is ‘safe’ but I guess not always... my brother and mother are very upset by all of this.� Ms Bedwell even had to cancel her holiday to the Sunshine Coast because of the break and enter. Penrith Police are investigating the robbery and forensic testing on fi ngerprints collected at the scene is being conducted. Any information on the robbery should be reported to Penrith Police on 4721 9444.

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hen Chantel D’Orazio walks through the local shops in her usual work attire she attracts glances and whispers – that’s because not many people have seen a female fi re fighter before. Today, 3.52 per cent of NSW’s fi re fighters are female, but that is a vast improvement from just 1.1 per cent back in 2002. And Fire and Rescue NSW is hoping to encourage even more women to join the emergency service. “I joined last year in June so went through three months of training at the centre in Sydney and have been at Cranebrook Fire Station for the last four months,” she said. “When I told people that I was applying, many of them assumed that I was working in their offices, they couldn’t believe I would actually be a fi re fighter – you don’t see too many female fi re fighters and many people think that you actually cannot be one.” But, women are defi nitely allowed – they just have to pass the same stringent testing that is applied to all applicants. There are several steps in the recruitment process including online testing, medical testing and the Physical Aptitude Test (PAT), which requires all applicants to meet the same standards of physical fitness and ability. “When I passed the physical aptitude test I was so relieved because I was really nervous about it,” Ms D’Orazio said. “We did activities like the beep test, where you run a 20 metre distance and try to beat the beep, which gets faster. And we

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also went through different skills tests like holding the hose, a ladder run, running up stairs in a seven storey building, and running through a maze with a fogged up gas mask on so you can’t see. “About a quarter of the people doing the physical test were women, and there were men who didn’t pass it, so it is defi nitely achievable!” Fire and Rescue NSW do recognise though that the physical test can be the most challenging aspect of the

recruitment process for women, so are helping women prepare for the test. “Fire and Rescue NSW has introduced practice, or familiarisation, sessions for the PAT, and this has improved the number of women making it through the application process,” a Fire and Rescue NSW spokesperson said. “The practice sessions are available to all prospective candidates, but women have found them useful to understand, and prepare for, the level of fitness

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Police Crime Manager, Detective Inspector Grant Healey. “We believe the fi re was not a biased, motivated crime,” he said. If anyone has any information about

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Budget blues “You can’t run this country if you can’t manage its budget.” Prophetic words from Julia Gillard! Labor Governments are addicted to wasteful spending (school halls $13bn, National Broadband $45bn etc); constant budget deficits (15/18 of the last Labor budgets compared to John Howard’s 10/12 surpluses); and ever increasing debt. Wake up younger Australians, or you’ll end up in Greece! John Shailer, via email . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Rotten start to new year Unfortunately this year Christmas morning and New Year’s morning both fell on a Tuesday which is our garbage pick-up day (Bins to go weekly, Western Weekender November 16). On Christmas morning the Green Bin was emptied at 2.15am and the other side of the street at 2.45am. Then the Red Bin was emptied at 5.40am and 5.50am. On New year’s morning the Green Bin was emptied at 3.05am and the other side of the street at 3.45am. Then the Red Bin was emptied at 5.15am and 5.20am. Next year that won’t happen? I know that Councillor Cornish’s intentions were honourable to have the three bins emptied twice over the festive season, so Happy New Year. Peter Townsend, via email . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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hadow Treasurer, Joe Hockey, has ignited debate about Badgerys Creek airport after making controversial statements in the past week about the need for a second airport in Sydney. Mr Hockey was reported in the Daily Telegraph as saying that: “there should be no barrier to Badgerys Creek”. A spokesperson for Mr Hockey said the Shadow Treasurer has long advocated for a second airport in Sydney, recognising that the existing airport at Mascot is close to capacity and its limitations impact on passenger and freight movements. “Mr Hockey notes Badgerys Creek had already been identified by previous governments as the location for Sydney’s second airport,” the spokesperson said. “There is an opportunity for bipartisan support if the Government is to make its decision on a site before the election.” But any support for Badgerys Creek airport would severely hamper the Coalition’s hard work to have Liberal party candidate, Fiona Scott, elected as the Member for Lindsay. Ms Scott said that she does not support an airport at Badgerys Creek. “I welcome the debate about future airport needs but Western Sydney has already suffered from years of under investment in infrastructure by Labor governments at all levels and it does not have the necessary infrastructure to support a second airport,” she said.

Drugs arrest Police have charged an outlaw motorcycle gang member with supplying prohibited drugs. Police from Penrith Local Area Command formed Strike Force Tubbo to investigate the alleged supply of methylamphetamine in the Penrith area by a 35-year-old man. Following extensive investigation, at 1pm on Tuesday the man was arrested in a vehicle on Captain Cook Drive at Wilmot. A search of the vehicle by police revealed that there was 14 grams of methylamphetamine in the car. A search warrant was executed at the man’s Cranebrook home where police found steroids, and cash believed to be the proceeds of crime. The man is a member of the Rebels Outlaw Motorcycle Gang and was charged with four counts of supplying prohibited drugs and goods in custody.

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“Lindsay residents who are forced to sit in the carpark that is the M4 Motorway know that the region cannot cope with the extra traffic created by commercial fl ights,” she said. David Bradbury, MP for Lindsay, who has endlessly stated his opposition to a Badgerys Creek airport, is critical of Mr Hockey’s comments. “Just like the dumping of toxic waste at Kemps Creek, this is another plan by the

Liberal party to dump on the people of western Sydney by stealth,” he said. “The Liberal party has continuously refused to rule out an airport at Badgerys Creek. Now Joe Hockey, one of the most senior members of Tony Abbott’s team, has let the cat out of the bag. Joe Hockey and the Liberal party are now on the public record in support of dumping a second Sydney airport on the people of our community.”

The RMS will be carrying out road maintenance on Park Road, Wallacia, between the Northern Road and Mulgoa Road, starting on January 13. The road work will require partial lane closures on Park Road between 8pm and 5am. Electronic signs and traffic controllers will be on site to direct motorists around the work area. Motorists are advised to drive with caution, obey all signs including reduced speed limits and allow for extra travel time. The works are being funded by the State Government and weather permitting, should be completed within two weeks. See www.livetraffic.com for more information or contact the Transport Management Centre on 132 701.

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DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS The following development applications have been received by Council:

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s Mulgoa Road (No. 1) Pty Ltd DA12/1335 Panthers Penrith Site, 123–135 Mulgoa Road, Penrith National Rugby League Academy – Alterations and additions to 2 existing buildings, 2 training fields, access road and car parking Contact: Belinda Borg on 4732 7505 Closing Date: 31 January 2013 s Property Innovations Group DA12/1347 146 Adelaide Street, St Marys Multi-Unit Housing – 6 x Villas Contact: Hannah Van De Werff on 4732 7714 Closing Date: 31 January 2013 s NSW Land and Housing Corporation DA12/1334 17–19 Hand Avenue & 199–201 Stafford Street, Penrith Seniors Living Housing – Multi-unit housing x 17 apartments Contact: Pukar Pradhan on 4732 7726 Closing Date: 31 January 2013 s Maryland Development Company Pty Ltd DA12/1363 1–2 Discovery Way, Jordan Springs Community Facility – Sporting Oval and Amenities Contact: Aimee Lee on 4732 7429 Closing Date: 31 January 2013 s Statewide Planning Pty Ltd DA12/1361 Lot 50 & 51 DP 1069025 Lot 50 French Street, Werrington Proposed residential flat building x 250 apartments Contact: Schandel Jefferys on 4732 8125 Closing Date: 31 January 2013 In accordance with Section 23G of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979, the development application will be referred to the Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) for the Sydney Metro West Region for determination. s Gen One Group P/L DA12/1383 56 Canberra Street, Oxley Park Multi-unit housing x 5 single-storey villas Contact: Mahbub Alam on 4732 7693 Closing Date: 4 February 2013

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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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Approved Development Applications s Hazouri Investments Pty Ltd DA11/1246 Lot 331 DP 1155215, 1 Glenmore Ridge Drive, Glenmore Park Multi-unit housing x 45 apartments with 64 basement car parking spaces, associated landscaping and strata subdivision

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s Zeliso Pty Ltd DA12/0276 Lot K DP 30611, 130 Parker Street, KINGSWOOD demolition of existing dwelling and construction of multi-unit housing – 5 x 3-bedroom attic-style villas s Kenneth J. Burton & Michelle D. Burton DA12/0706.02 Lot 4 DP 23359, 212 Jamison Road, South Penrith Review of refusal determination – dual occupancy and strata subdivision

INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT Penrith City Council has received a Development Application in respect of the subject property. The consent authority for the development applications is Penrith City Council. s Busways Group Pty Ltd. DA12/1379 Lot 31 DP 1180330 Car Yard Lot 31 Mullins Road, Penrith Infrastructure – Bus Depot, Ancillary Offices and Boundary Adjustment The proposal is an Integrated Development. The application seeks approval from the Roads and Maritime Service – Roads Act 1993 Section 138 and the NSW Office of Water – Water Management Act 2000 Section 89, 90 & 91. The Development Application referred to in this notice and supporting documentation accompanying the subject application may be inspected at the locations listed below at any time during ordinary office hours, in the period from 11 January 2013 to 12 February 2013. Any person may, during the exhibition period, make a submission in writing to Penrith City Council, in relation to the Development Application. Where a submission is made by way of an objection, the grounds of objection are to be specified in the submission. The submission is to include Council’s reference number DA12/1379. For any queries relating to the proposal, please contact Schandel Jefferys on 4732 8125.

NOMINATED INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT Penrith City Council has received a Development Application in respect of the subject property. The consent authority for the Development Application is Penrith City Council. s Mullane Planning Consultants DA12/1380 Various Allotments including ‘Fernhil’ Estate & Curtilage, 1041–1187 Mulgoa Road, Mulgoa ‘Tough Mudder’ Athletic Endurance Event to be held on 13–14 April 2013 The proposal is Integrated Development under Section 91 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. In this regard, the applicant is seeking concurrent approval from the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage under Section 58 of the Heritage Act 1977. The Development Application referred to in this notice and supporting documentation accompanying the subject application may be inspected at the locations listed below at any time during ordinary office hours, in the period from 14 January to 12 February 2013. Any person may, during the exhibition period, make a submission in writing to Penrith City Council in relation to the Development Application. Where a submission is made by way of an objection, the grounds of objection are to be specified in the submission. The submission is to include Council’s reference number DA12/1380. Council is required to make Development Applications and certain associated documents publicly available under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009. There is a presumption in favour of publicly disclosing all submissions relating to this Development Application unless Council determines that it is not in the public interest to do so. For any queries relating to the proposal, please contact Belinda Borg on 4732 7505. Disclosure of Political Donations or Gifts Development Applications are displayed at the Penrith Civic Centre. By law, reportable political donations or gifts must be disclosed by anyone lodging a planning application to Council. Call 4732 7649 or visit www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au Viewing of Development Applications The above development determination/s may be inspected between 8.30am and 4pm Mondays to Fridays (except Public Holidays) at Council’s Civic Centre, 601 High Street, Penrith. Officers of Council’s Development Services Department will be able to assist with your enquiries.

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WIN A MEET & GREET WITH TIMOMATIC! One lucky person and their friend will get the chance to meet-and-greet Timomatic, who will perform live at Australia Day at the Lakes on Saturday, 26 January.

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

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

MEETING DATES Council Meetings 4 February 2013 – 7.30pm (Ordinary meeting)

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To be the lucky winner of this fantastic opportunity simply put in your bid by emailing events@penrithcity.nsw.gov.au and naming three of Timomatic’s hit singles and tell us in 25 words or less why you’d like to meet him. Penrith City Council’s ‘meet-and-greet Timomatic’ competition closes on 19 January 2013. Also on the Australia Day at the Lakes program is Seattle Sound, who will play the best hits from some of biggest bands of the past two decades.

COUNCIL BRIEFS s To celebrate the impending publication of Penrith: The Makings of a City Vol. 2, Penrith Library have produced a 2013 calendar featuring many of the wonderful images that will appear in the book. The calendar is only $10. Call the library on 4732 7891 for more details or to reserve your copy. s As part of the ‘Kids in the Corner’ initiative on Monday, 14 January renowned cartoonist Dave Hackett will teach a series of Cartooning Workshops at the St Marys Corner, Swanston Street, St Marys. Classes are for 7–13-year-olds at $10 a child. For bookings or enquiries phone Penrith Library on 4732 7891.

ENERGY $AVING TIP To help keep your home cool during summer and save money here are a few energy saving tips courtesy of the NSW Government Home Power Saving Scheme. s6ENTILATEnDRAWCOOLAIRINONTHESHADEDSIDESOFBUILDINGSANDCREATE natural air ow throughout your home. s3HADEWINDOWSnUSEAWNINGSORPLANTSONTHEOUTSIDE ORBLINDSAND shutters on the inside, to protect windows that get the sun. s)NSULATETHECEILING ANDIFPOSSIBLE WALLSANDmOORS

PUBLIC NOTICE NSW Bike Plan ‘River Cities Program’ Shared-Use Path – Great Western Highway, Kingswood to St Marys The Roads and Maritime Services and Council are funding the design and construction of an off-road shared-use pedestrian and bicycle path along the Great Western Highway, between Bringelly Road, Kingswood and Victoria Park, St Marys, which will be carried out in stages up to the approved funding allocation. The 2.5–3.0m wide off-road shared-use path will be located on the south side of the Great Western Highway. It will be available for use by pedestrians, including people with diverse abilities, cyclists who choose an off-road option, active families, tourists, shoppers and cycling commuters. The shared-use path will be signposted, marked with logos and linemarked. Some tree removal, tree trimming, road works and light pole relocation are part of the project. Driveway crossings will be adjusted to suit the appropriate design levels where necessary, which may include reconstruction of crossings in some instances.

For further information please contact Ruth Byrnes, Council’s Senior TrafďŹ c OfďŹ cer, on 4732 7542.

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The continued funding provided by the NSW State Government for this project is welcomed by Council and it is hoped that a comprehensive cycleway network across the City can be developed over the 10-year program.

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The staged construction works have commenced near the TAFE and University of Western Sydney frontages. Other stages will be carried out progressively. The full length of path between Kingswood and St Marys may be completed over a few years, depending on funding.

TWEET OF THE WEEK:

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Timomatic is a singer, dancer, writer, choreographer and all-round entertainer who is making his mark on the Australian music scene. He released his debut single ‘Set It Off’ after signing with Sony Music Australia in 2011.

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Julia Gillard Time for optimism

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ew Year is a time of celebration and optimism. So as we mark the start of 2013, we have much to be thankful for – we live in the best country in the world. We enjoy the benefits of peace and security. Our economy has proved to be resilient. But even for our fortunate nation, 2013 will bring its share of challenges – like playing our part on the UN Security Council to respond to threats like Iran’s nuclear program, the missile tests of North Korea and seeing our difficult mission in Afghanistan through. Five years on from the global fi nancial crisis, problems in the US and Europe still threaten global growth. Once again, we need to manage our economy carefully to keep creating jobs and ensure that our children enjoy lives of better opportunity than we do today. But, as we face these challenges, we can enter this year with the confidence that comes from having the right policies and capabilities to ensure we succeed in a changing and sometimes worrying world. So let’s start 2013 with a resolution to

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embrace a renewed national spirit of unity and confidence. We have much to do and we will do it best by working together. Let 2013 be the year when together we write the next great chapter in our nation’s history – a chapter about jobs, opportunity, a better education for our children, a better deal for Australians with disability – and that we do so with a renewed Australian spirit.

Would you like to have your say on our guest columnists’ topics? Send your thoughts to the Western Weekender at news@westernweekender. com.au or send us a letter at Unit 2/42-44 Abel Street, Jamisontown, 2750.

Australia Day volunteers needed

During the week, I was on standby with my own local fi re brigade, the Davidson Rural Fire Brigade. Early on Wednesday morning, a crew from the Davidson Rural Fire Brigade was deployed to Nowra to assist with the fi res there and as a consequence, I joined this deployment. I have been a member of the Davidson Brigade since 2000 and was Deputy Captain between 2008 and 2009. During my absence, the Hon. Warren Truss MP will assume responsibility as Acting Leader of the Opposition. I thank Warren for his assistance. Warren visited fi re affected areas of Tasmania on behalf of the federal Coalition. It is important at this time to be cautious and heed the advice of emergency services authorities. I urge all people living in areas facing fi re risk at this time to monitor emergency messages carefully, activate their fi re plans and stay safe. Happy New Year to readers of the Western Weekender.

Business awards now open Local businesses are being encouraged to nominate for the 2013 Telstra Australian Business Awards. The prestigious program celebrates the successes and entrepreneurial spirit of local businesses. For details on how to nominate a business, call the Telstra Australian Business Awards on 1800 262 323.

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Lower Blue Mountains Rotary is looking for volunteers to help out with their exciting Australia Day plans this year, an Oz Day Party at Glenbrook Park. Interested people may contact Geoff Vallance on 4739 2321 or email geoff vallance888@gmail.com for further information on how to get involved.

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lready this year, much of south eastern Australia has been faced with bushfi res or the threat of bushfi res. Th is week, Sydney experienced very difficult fi re weather. Plainly, this will almost certainly be another dangerous summer in Australia, but the great thing about Australians is that we rally together in tough times. I thank the Prime Minister for her visit to the fi re affected areas of Tasmania. I thank the Government for swiftly offering the standard disaster emergency assistance to all the victims of the Tasmanian fi res and I want to encourage you all to make appropriate donations to the Tasmanian Bushfi re Relief Fund.

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POLICE SNAPSHOT Stabbing: Man robbed of phone in parklands About midnight on Friday, January 4, police allege that a 25-yearold man was stabbed in the chest whilst walking though parkland in Kingswood. The man was walking near Algie Street with a friend when they were approached by a man who demanded their property. The man then stabbed the 25-year-old after taking his phone and proceeded to flee from the area. The 25-year-old was taken to Westmead Hospital in a stable condition. Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the robbery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Time to cool down: Damaged pool sparks brawl Police were called to a home in Regentville at around 12.15am on Sunday, January 6, where a 20-year-old man had caused damage to the house and property. During the afternoon of Saturday, January 5, a 24-year-old man entertained seven of his friends at a party in a home in Regentville. At about 8pm the victim and a 20-year-old guest became involved in a brawl after the guest allegedly damaged the backyard swimming pool when he jumped into it. The brawl was separated and the party goers continued to socialise. At about 12.15am on Sunday morning, the remaining guests heard a car revving outside the property and the glass front door was damaged. Two of the men went to the front door where they discovered a tin of tomatoes. The 20-yearold man allegedly rode around the driveway with a knife, threatening the resident. He then tried to force entry into the property but was unsuccessful and proceeded to leave the property as police approached with sirens activated. Police from Penrith LAC went to a home in Glenmore Park and arrested the 20-year-old man. He was granted bail to appear at Penrith Local Court on Monday, January 28. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Rebels caught out: Strike Force seizes drugs, cash About 9.30pm on Thursday, December 20, police attached to Strike Force Raptor stopped a vehicle on Regent Street, Jamisontown, after it was seen leaving the clubhouse of the Penrith chapter of the Rebels outlaw motorcycle gang. Officers seized an amount of cash and about 30 grams of a drug believed to be methylamphetamine. The 22-year-old female driver was charged with supplying drugs and deal with property suspected proceeds of crime. She will face Penrith local court on January 21.

Michael Ryan has been missing from his Penrith home since early December.

Missing Michael Family’s desperate plea to locate father CASSANDRA O CONNOR

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hilst most of us were able to enjoy the company of loved ones over the holiday period, the Ryan family have been desperately trying to locate Michael ‘Mike’ Ryan, 52, who has been missing from his home in Hemmings Street, Penrith since December 9. Mr Ryan is described as being approximately 190 centimetres tall, of a medium build and blond hair. Daughter, Amy Ryan, is appealing to the public for any information on his whereabouts. “He is a very friendly man, easy to talk to. He buys

cigarettes from the Seven-11 on Henry Street in Penrith sometimes and sometimes visits Penrith’s shops,” she said. “If there was something going on he didn’t say anything to anyone, but he does have depression so we really want to fi nd him.” It does not appear that Mr Ryan took extra clothing with him and is likely to be wearing a white polo shirt with black cargo shorts. “It has been a very tough period over Christmas for us, but we have had a lot of support from friends and the community,” she said. The family would really appreciate it if anyone with information on Mr Ryan’s whereabouts contact Penrith police on 4721 9444.

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History buffs can now get their hands on a calendar that has selected images documenting the history of Penrith. The 2013 calendar has been released to celebrate the new volume of Penrith: Makings of a City. The calendar can be purchased for just $10 at the Penrith City Library or from the Nepean Family History Society. Penrith City Council will hold its fi rst Ordinary meeting for the year on February 4. The meeting will start at 7.30pm and is open to the public. For more details on the schedule of council meetings for 2013, visit www.penrithcity.nsw. gov.au. Australia Day is fast approaching and Penrith City Council has been busy lining up their celebrations to be held at Penrith Lakes. To plan your day visit penrithcity.nsw.gov. au/ausday. Two new flagged pedestrian crossings will be installed at local schools, following the Penrith Council Traffic Committee’s endorsement of the plan. A crossing will be installed at Claremont Meadows PS on Sunflower Drive. A second crossing will be constructed at Cambridge Park HS on Herbert Street in Cambridge Park.

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The structure and framework of Penrith City Council’s 2013-14 Operational Plan is currently being developed. A base budget is currently being developed to be presented to Councillors in a workshop sheduled for March 4.

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New smoking laws come into effect this week

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n Monday, new smoking laws were introduced that will see public areas like children’s playgrounds, swimming pool complexes and even public transport areas become smoke free. The new laws are part of the State Government’s NSW Tobacco Strategy, which according to Health Minister Jillian Skinner, is one of the most advanced in the country. “Smoking-related illness accounts for around 5,200 deaths and 44,000 hospitalisations per year in NSW and costs about $8 billion annually,” Mrs Skinner said. “Taking steps to limit people’s exposure to second-hand smoke in outdoor public places is a key step in efforts to minimise tobacco smoking in our society. Smoking is the leading cause of premature death and disability in NSW and we hope to prevent those who have quit smoking from relapsing.” Smoking is now not allowed within 10 metres of children’s play equipment, at swimming pool complexes, in recreational areas like sportsgrounds, at bus stops, taxi ranks or train platforms or within four metres of access points to public buildings. Cancer Council Penrith Community Programs Coordinator Rodney Titovs has welcomed the milestone and praised the NSW Government for “clearing the air”. “We know that people across Greater Western Sydney will be delighted today with the introduction of smoke-free outdoor areas. These new measures will protect children, parents and the whole community from toxic second-hand smoke,” he said. The Act builds on Penrith City Council’s Smokefree policy and will bring consistency across NSW.

Penrith Cancer Council welcomes the new laws.

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Police were kept busy with several alcohol related glassings and altercations KATHERINE TWEED

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s we were all enjoying our Christmas break, local police were kept busy as they endeavoured to serve the community and keep the peace on Penrith’s streets. There were a number of disturbances in the local area including alcohol-related incidents. At about 12.10am on Tuesday, January 1, police attended a scene on Fantail Crescent in Erskine Park where the glassing assault of a 29-year-old man had occurred. The 29-year-old man was walking passed a house on the street with his brother when they were pelted with bottles and chased by a number of people, who were attending a party in a backyard. The 29-year-old man was allegedly struck on the side of his head with a glass bottle and as a result was taken by ambulance to Nepean Hospital where he received nine stitches for lacerations to his head and neck. Around 60 people were forced to leave the party and a 17-year-old boy was arrested at the scene and taken to Penrith Police Station where he was charged with wound with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. In a similar incident, police were called by security at a licenced club in Penrith shortly before 11pm on Sunday, December 23, after a 21-year-old man had been cut from his left ear to his chin when he was

allegedly hit in the face by a man holding a schooner glass. A fight broke out immediately after the incident which led to the arrest of a 23-year-old man from Londonderry, who was charged with reckless wounding and aff ray, and two men, also aged 23, who were charged with one count of aff ray each. Police were also called to an unusual altercation at about 1.30pm on Wednesday, January 2, in a South Penrith shopping centre carpark. A 31-year-old woman was injured whilst leaving the carpark on Evan Street when a padlock was thrown through the passenger’s side window of the vehicle. The padlock struck the female passenger in the face damaging her front teeth and causing lacerations to her nose and mouth. The male driver of the car stopped immediately, however a man approached the car and kicked at the passenger’s side door. The couple contacted police and drove straight to Nepean Hospital where the woman was treated for a fractured cheekbone, damaged teeth and had stitches to her face. Not all of the incidents that police attended during the Christmas holidays were altercations, in one incident, a 13-year-old boy accidentally harmed himself after he had thrown bullets into a bonfi re. At about 9.40pm on Friday, December 28, emergency services responded to reports of an injured teenager in Caloola Avenue, Penrith.

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A bloodied item of clothing at the scene of the glassing at Erskine Park on New Year’s Eve.

The 13-year-old boy had thrown a number of bullets into a backyard bonfi re and one of the bullets had exploded and hit the teenager in the stomach. The boy was taken to Westmead Hospital by ambulance for treatment and luckily was not seriously injured. “The bullet can explode and become a potentially deadly missile,” said Penrith

Local Area Command Duty Officer, Inspector Harry Goedings. “Th is young man was very lucky. Had the bullet hit him in the head, we could be dealing with a fatality.” Penrith Police continue to investigate these incidents and anyone with information is asked to contact Penrith Police on 4721 9444.

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olice believe that a string of armed robberies that occurred over a number of months in the local area are connected and are appealing to the public for assistance. Strike Force Delander, comprising of officers from the Metropolitan Robbery Unit, is conducting inquires into three armed raids, including one in Emu Plains and another in Werrington. At about 6.30am on Friday, May 26, 2012, two men described as Maori or Pacific Islander in appearance entered a registered club on Dunheved Road, Werrington and threatened staff with a knife and baseball bat. The men fled the scene in a red Holden Commodore, later found burnt out, after stealing a sum of cash. In the second local incident, at about 5am on Sunday, October 7, 2012, two Maori or Pacific Islander men entered a newsagency on the Great Western Highway, Emu Plains, with a machete and threatened a pregnant woman before making off with cash and a large quantity of cigarettes. A third incident in Woodbine is also thought to be connected to the cases.

“Police believe a ‘crew’ of young males from the Mt Druitt area are responsible for these offences,” said Detective Sergeant Paul Smith from the Metropolitan Robbery Unit. “Police believe they are connected due to the similar level of violence and weapons used during the robberies and the similar description of the offenders.” A number of young males from this ‘crew’ were arrested in relation to a similar armed robbery at Riverstone in October last year. Police are concerned by the level of violence and as a result are seeking assistance from members of the public to help identify other members of this ‘crew’ who have yet to be arrested or charged in relation to any of these matters. “It is concerning that people are resorting to such violent measures and this is why police are appealing for any assistance whatsoever from the public to ensure that these persons are arrested and taken off the streets before any further offences are committed,” Detective Sergeant Smith said. If you have any information, know the men or their whereabouts, contact the Metropolitan Robbery Unit or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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t Marys Police Crime Manager, Darryl Jobson, has taken over the prestigious role of Commander of the Blue Mountains Local Area Command. Superintendent Jobson was recently appointed to the top job after over 10 years in management positions, and replaces retiring Blue Mountains Commander, Anthony McWhirter. Starting out as a General Duties officer in Mount Druitt and Riverstone in 1988,

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Drink driver caused M4 accident: A 29-year-old St Clair man was found guilty of drink driving causing an accident. At 8pm on Friday, August 31 the man was driving a blue Holden Rodeo along the M4 in a westerly direction changing lanes a number of times to avoid other vehicles. He then collided with a white utility he was attempting to avoid. He then lost control of his vehicle colliding with a barrier on the median strip before crossing the freeway and colliding with the kerb. A short time later police attended the scene where the driver could not be located. While at the scene the female owner of the vehicle attended and identified the driver to police. Not long after the vehicle owner and driver attended St Marys Police Station where the driver recorded a breath test reading of 0.176. The man was found guilty and received a 22-month suspended sentence, was placed on a good behaviour bond and was disqualified from driving for five years.

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enrith was left scorching this week as a heat wave hit NSW. On the worst day, Tuesday, Penrith was the fi rst suburb in Sydney to reach temperatures above 40 degrees, forcing local residents to resort to desperate measures to try and keep cool. “The last time there was a day [as warm as Tuesday] in Penrith was on January 23, 2010 where temperatures reached 42.9 degrees. At this stage in Penrith we have had five consequtive days reaching temperatures above 34 degrees which is the largest warm spell since 2011,” said a spokesperson from the Bureau of Meteorology. There are plenty of safety wanrings to be heeded with the hot weather expected to continue in coming weeks and paramedics have been kept busy with numerous calls for assistance. “While everyone should be aware of the hot weather, there is one golden rule which should never be broken: never ever leave babies, children, the elderly or animals alone in a car even if the airconditioner is on,” said Deputy State Emergency Operations Controller, Acting Deputy Commissioner Mick Fuller. “It doesn’t take long for the temperature inside the car to soar, and for the effects of the heat to take hold,” he said. Like many local residents, South Penrith mum, Vanessa Stasinowsky, spent days before the predicted heat wave preparing her home and family for the high temperatures. “When you have an 18-month-old, you have to make sure that you are doing what you can to keep them cool, making sure that they are drinking enough water but still keeping them occupied,” she said.

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ith temperatures set to soar once again above 40 degrees in the coming weeks in Penrith, residents are forced to come up with different ways of keeping themselves, their children and their pets cool in the scorching heat. Jessica Washington spoke to some of the locals who were willing to leave the comfort of their air conditioners at home and face Penrith’s notorious heat on High Street on this week... Hayley Dalgdeish, Jayden Dalgdeish, 2, and Summer Dalgdeish, 4: “We’ll just be staying indoors and we might even go swimming. I am absolutely dreading the heat wave! I’ll also be making sure that the kids have lots of water because they can get a bit cranky in the heat.” Nadija Petrinic, 62, and Anton Petrinic, 64: Nadija - “I will just be staying inside with the air-conditioner on all day!” Anton - “We’ll be stuck inside all day. Normally I spend time in my shed but it isn’t air conditioned so I will just have to stay indoors... which means I will argue with my wife!” Fe Marquez, 42: “Last Saturday it was so hot. Living in a unit is very difficult during summer, especially during the day. I have just come back from the Philippines where it is also very humid. We will just have the air conditioner on all

Lachlan Stasinowsky keeps cool with his mum’s hat.

“We have been organising times to go to the pool but it is hard to do it all the time because these things cost money.” The rising cost of living has hit many local families hard and with high temperatures leading to increased use of the air conditioner and more outings to the pool, families are being forced to spend more. “Our main concern is the electrical prices. We are trying to keep the house cool but using the air conditioning is very expensive so we are trying to fi nd other ways,” Mrs Stasinowsky said.

day.” Jan Cram, 77: “When you open the back door, you just think ‘no!’. But it is summer... last Sunday was terrible. I don’t want any more of that weather! I have special blinds at my house which stop the heat from coming in so I will be doing my shopping early at 7am and then staying inside for the rest of the day.”

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t Paul’s Grammar School International Baccalaureate (IB) student, Kelly Li, waited in anticipation for her fi nal exam results, only little did she know that she would come out on top of the world. Ms Li returned to St Paul’s last week with her classmates, where she received the news that she came out with a rare perfect IB score of 45 out of a maximum possible 45 marks, equating to the top possible Australian Tertiary Admissions

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Challenge Senior Jazz section and performing in successful shopping centre and entertainment shows across the state. Catering for all ages and abilities, PAWS are proud to have many of Sydney’s most prominent teachers and choreographers as part of their staff base. 2013 promises to be another year of opportunity for members of the PAWS family with a fortnight of professional shopping centre shows lined up. If you would like more information on PAWS , please visit www.pawsstudios. com or call (02) 4721 3750 .

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RETIRING TO VOLUNTEER?

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here are countless examples of Penrith’s senior citizens going above and beyond to volunteer their time for others, but a recently published report suggests that local seniors are not alone in striving to serve the community. The retirement planning study, Planning to be Productive: The Detailed Retirement Planning Strategies of Australian Pre-Retirees, examined the fi nancial, health and leisure plans of 3,230 people over 50 who are approaching retirement. The report found that more than half of Australia’s senior citizens intend to spend their post-employment years engaged in volunteer work. “Whether it’s volunteering, caring responsibilities or engaging with community

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organisations, it’s good to see older Australians remaining productive in retirement,’’ said National Seniors chief executive, Michael O’Neill . “We often hear of older people facing social isolation once they have left the workforce. It’s important that retirees remain relatively active and mentally engaged even after leaving employment,” he said. 52 per cent of the senior citizens who responded to the study plan to spend more time engaging in volunteer work once they retire. The report suggested that it is more likely for women, as opposed to men, to plan to engage in volunteer work or charitable activities, educational programs and community activities in retirement.

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Senior citizens can volunteer in many different ways within the community including helping out in the Penrith Community Kitchen, providing musical instrument tuition to local kids, lending a hand to a charitable organisation and there are also countless opportunities to volunteer in local schools. The report also found a number of other activities, including travelling in Australia, travelling overseas, joining social organisations and undertaking a new hobby, are popular options for senior citizens to take part in once they retire. Th is is the second report in the National Seniors and Insurance series which sets out to examine the plans that pre-retirees have in place for their retirement.

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electric blankets, with no electricity required. Our new superstore carries furniture for all areas of y our ho me i ncluding d ining, T V units, computer desks, storage and occasional furniture. W e ha ve a g rowing ran ge o f giftware. Beds ‘R’ Us Pe nrith p rovide a nu mber of payment op tions t o b est s uit your n eeds, including interest free terms and layby. Beds ‘R’ Us Pe nrith i s locally owned a nd family operated. Call u s o n 4 733 3 330 o r v isit ou r n ew superstore at 89 Batt Street, Penrith.

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ith summer turning out to be particularly hot this year, health experts are urging people to take care whilst out in the heat. The Ambulance Service of NSW has warned that those who are elderly, chronically unwell or very young are at a greater risk during the heat and advise that it is important not to under estimate the heat or over estimate your ability. “Make no mistake, everyone in the community should understand heat can kill – sunburn, dehydration and heat exposure can lead to heat stroke. That’s

why people need to plan today for tomorrow, remembering three key messages,” said Ambulance Service of NSW Acting Chief Superintendent, Ian Johns. Those three messages are: – Review your activities and plan today for tomorrow: re-schedule activities, particularly in the hottest part of the day and to know personal limitations. – Water is the drink of choice: drinking too much alcohol, tea or coffee may increase dehydration. – Keep in contact: make sure those around you are coping with the heat.

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f your New Year’s resolution is to become more computer savvy in 2013, then the Penrith Valley Seniors Computing Club may have the solution for you. “We want to encourage seniors to learn about technology and bring them into the 21st century,” said club secretary, Lorraine Brown. The computing club has been active for almost 10 years and always welcomes new members, even those with no knowledge of how to use computers. “The courses start from a beginners level. We teach new members the basics from turning on the computer to using Word and even how to make cards and letterheads,” Ms Brown said. New members also learn essential information that will allow them to surf the web with ease, including the easiest way to use a mouse, the correct way to sit in a computer chair and how to set up an email address. More experienced members even have the opportunity to attend movie making classes. In its 10th year of operation, the club is better equipped than ever, with 10 computers connected to high-speed broadband internet as well as two colour printers. While the aim of the club is to equip seniors with new skills and allow them to learn about modern technology, there are many other reasons to consider becoming a member. “There is defi nitely a social benefit because all of the men and women come together, have a good laugh and are able to learn in a friendly and relaxed environment,” Ms Brown said. Ms Brown noted that in addition to an opportunity to socialise, members also gain a distinct sense of confidence in their

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own abilities. “Many older people are concerned that they don’t have the mental capacity to

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learn how to use computers and think that it is beyond them. So these classes are a big confidence builder – just because we

are over 50, doesn’t mean we can’t learn new things,” she said. For more information contact 4736 5541.

Time to have a skin check? Anyone can develop skin cancer, but Australians over 55 are most at risk of getting it. Six out of 10 people who have melanoma, the most serious kind of skin cancer, are over 55 years of age. The good news is that 95 per cent of skin cancers can be treated successfully if caught early. The Cancer Council has a webpage that contains photographs and descriptions of the types of spots that require immediate medical attention. By becoming familiar with your skin, and knowing what is normal, you will increase your chances of spotting any changes since the last time you looked. If you do notice anything suspicious, see your doctor immediately. For more information on skin melanomas and cancer, visit www.cancercouncil.com. au or call their helpline on 13 11 20.

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Red Cross is helping older people remain connected with their community with a free daily phone call, to check on their safety and wellbeing. The service enables older people to have the confidence to live in their own home knowing help is not far away in an emergency. It also provides a sense of security for family and friends who may not be able to visit their loved ones regularly. Th is community program is run through a network of volunteers who make a daily morning phone call to socially isolated, medically dependent and older people living alone. If the phone call is not answered Red Cross initiates an emergency procedure and arranges assistance if required. Volunteers are needed to make these phone calls. To receive this service or to volunteer or help deliver phone calls visit www.redcross. org.au for more information.

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Venue Staff Wanted Penrith Centrebet Stadium “Are you Ready, Ready?” We are currently seeking dynamic, experienced & reliable venue professionals to join the “Team behind the Team”. You will thrive on the adrenalin of an action packed work environment. “This is Panthers Turf” & you will represent Panthers with your welcoming personality & provide a level of customer service that sets our team above all others. We are looking for Food & Beverage Attendants, Merchandise Sales Assistants, Kitchen Staff, Cleaners & Corporate Hospitality Wait Staff to assist throughout the season. Do you have fast paced cash register experience, your RSA cert & excellent communication skills? You will need to be available Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun & Mon for the entire 2013 NRL Rugby League Season.

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Katherine Tweed: Makeup suited for summer

YOUNG MUMS WELCOMED

David Stein: Junk products just don’t work

.New store for pregnant and. .breastfeeding mums has plenty of. .experienced staff on hand.

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ife as a breastfeeding mother can be difficult especially when there are not many outlets in the community that offer you support. However, there is a new place in Penrith extending a hand to breastfeeding mums; the team at Mamaway are here to help. Mamaway is a maternity and breastfeeding garment company with a difference - the company actively supports breastfeeding. “Our company has supported breastfeeding for more than 10 years,” said Mamaway marketing manager, Evelyn Huang. “I feel lots of mums out there, particularly young mums, need support and help. They really need help and somewhere that they can come for information and support without

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feeling like they may be judged.” Aside from supporting breastfeeding in the local community by providing “cute and funky” clothing for mums, Mamaway offer free services and run free breastfeeding workshops. “I have to say that I was very surprised to know there are lots of young mums and single mums around the Penrith area comparing with other regions,” Ms Huang said. “I feel that those young mums do not know how to or do not want to get help when they start breastfeeding their babies,” she said. To support their customers, Mamaway employs women who are nursing mothers, who know what it is like to breastfeed, so that they can support local mums. “At Mamaway, we are a group of nursing

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mums in store to support more local mums. If we can get more local mums to know us they can come to get support they need during pregnancy and beyond,” she said. These employees are supported by the company just as much as they support their customers. “90 per cent of our staff are nursing mothers, including myself. We are allowed to bring our little ones into work with us,” she said. “At our Penrith store at the moment we have three mothers working there and one of them is still breastfeeding.” From its beginning as an online store in Taiwan around 10 years ago, Mamaway has expanded across the globe and the retail store in Westfield Penrith is their sixth store in Australia.

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electric blankets, with no electricity required. Our new superstore carries furniture for all areas of y our ho me i ncluding d ining, T V units, computer desks, storage and occasional furniture. W e ha ve a g rowing ran ge o f giftware. Beds ‘R’ Us Pe nrith p rovide a nu mber of payment op tions t o b est s uit your n eeds, including interest free terms and layby. Beds ‘R’ Us Pe nrith i s locally owned a nd family operated. Call u s o n 4 733 3 330 o r v isit ou r n ew superstore at 89 Batt Street, Penrith.

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Major Planetary Changes in 2013 Saturn in Scorpio and Jupiter in Gemini and Cancer

ARIES

MARCH 21 TO APRIL 20

Jupiter is retrograde in your third house in January, placing the focus on money issues. However between February 1 to June 27 you will come up with some great new ideas to bring in extra cash. The hard work you’ve put into your career will really pay off in April. In May/June be wary of being too controlling in relationships. From August the focus shifts to your home life and one of your parents may need some extra care.

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TAURUS

APRIL 21 TO MAY 21

Having Saturn in your seventh house is challenging to deal with as it means all your relationships are the source of endless lessons. Jupiter is in your second house until June 27, bringing a need to focus on economic security. In April/May the stars are blasting you into action so expect a major overhaul on the health front. With sensual Venus steaming things up, you had also better be prepared for some action.

GEMINI

APRIL 21 TO MAY 21

In 2013, duty and responsibility call and boring routine is your friend. Slow and steady really is your best bet, and whilst this outlook applies to every area of your life, it will ring particularly true with your work and health routine. Jupiter is retrograde in your sign in January lowering your enthusiasm. However, between February 1 to June 27 there will be a lifting of your spirits and a gaining of confidence all around.

CANCER

JUNE 22 TO JULY 22

LEO

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JULY 23 TO AUGUST 23

Saturn is in your fourth house and the demands of your family will weigh heavily on you. Trying to get on with relatives or flatmates will be challenging. You may also fi nd that your home or property requires some urgent repairs. Mars is in your partnership sector in January and extra understanding and tolerance will be required with your lover. Your ability to generate money until June will depend upon how charming you are.

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In 2013 sultry Pluto continues to transform your love life and unless mistakes and misunderstandings are put behind you, separations are likely. Jupiter is retrograde in your 12th house in January making it a rather expensive month. From February 1 to June 27 your nurturing side kicks into action and it’s the ideal time to become involved in fundraising. In May networking will help you to move forward career wise.

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With Neptune in your seventh house everything your lover says and does will seem absolutely wonderful. Unfortunately you aren’t looking at the situation for what it is – reality will creep in again all too soon. Between February to June older people and those in positions of authority will do much to help further your career. As Saturn is in your third house it is the ideal time to study, as you will be highly focused and disciplined.

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LIBRA

SEPTEMBER 24 TO OCTOBER 23

The Sun highlights your work sector during February/ March and you are likely to receive a great deal of useful help from others at work. In April/May, Saturn in your second house sees a fi nancial worry coming to a head and you will have to take decisive action to sort it out once and for all. In July/August, Jupiter in Cancer sees you going through an image overhaul as it will be necessary for you to dress the part of a successful person.

SCORPIO

OCTOBER 24 TO NOVEMBER 22

Saturn in Scorpio is going to see you growing in prestige and power and it will be necessary for you to be highly responsible in all you do. There will be a lot of demands and duties on your shoulders and if you focus on the positive, all this can be the making of you. In February, April and July, Uranus creates unexpected breakthroughs on the career front. You’ll be forced to make your mark on the professional world.

SAGITTARIUS

NOVEMBER 23 TO DECEMBER 21

Mercury turns retrograde in February and you need to be prepared for confusions and complications on the home front. Old family feuds may reignite and if you are planning to do some renovations then expect things to be challenging. April/ May sees a highly productive and rewarding time at work. Jupiter moves into your eighth house in July helping to take your relationship to the next level. Your passion will be highly visible.

CAPRICORN

DECEMBER 22 TO JANUARY 20

Happy Birthday Capricorn! Gutsy Saturn challenges you to let go of the past and to cooperate with others, if you can manage to do this 2013 will see you scaling the heights of success. In February/March, Neptune shines in your friendship house and you’ll be a popular and much sought after person. Obstacles that have irritated you for some time will now be swept away. Up until July the focus is on your work and health.

AQUARIUS

JANUARY 21 TO FEBRUARY 19

With Mars in your second house in February you will be in a highly efficient and practical frame of mind which ushers in an extremely promising time both fi nancially and career wise. Exuberant Jupiter is shining the spotlight onto fun and romance until July and there is likely to be the news of a birth or a pregnancy. In August/September you need to keep your temper when dealing with your loved ones or partner.

PISCES

FEBRUARY 20 TO MARCH 20

Saturn in your fi fth house increases your responsibility with children and younger people, which is likely to test your patience. With Mars in your sign in February/ March you will be surrounding yourself with inspiring people who can help your new plans and projects come to life, but be careful of being a little too pushy for your own good. April sees a welcome boost to your fi nancial affairs and to your sense of self-worth.

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KEEPING FIT by David Stein

Reaching your health goals

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very new year we make resolutions to ‘be healthy’ by promising ourselves to exercise regularly, eat well, and give up smoking and other bad habits. Following such basic rules can cut heart disease risk by 80 percent, diabetes risk by 90 percent and cancer risk by 50 percent, according to the Harvard Nurses’ Health Study. But most of us fail to keep these resolutions. Here is some current research to support each goal to give you a reason to achieve them! 1. Wear a pedometer: New research suggests that routinely wearing a pedometer encourages people to walk about an extra mile each day, lose weight, and lower their blood pressure. Aim for at least 30 minutes of brisk walking and a total of 10,000 steps per day. 2. Don’t forget strength training, involving both the upper and lower body: Too many people neglect resistance exercise, particularly women for whom it’s crucial for preventing muscle and bone loss with age. Lift weights for at least 20 minutes, two to three times per week. 3. Eat at least two fish meals per week: The evidence is strong that the oils in darker types of fish, such as salmon, tuna, mackerel and herring, are beneficial for the heart and brain and may even lower risk of cancer. 4. Drink water: No matter where you are, water should always be the fi rst thing you

reach for when you’re thirsty. Water truly is essential. 5. Sleep eight hours a night: A number of recent studies have confi rmed that you really do need at least eight hours a night. Among the many benefits, adequate sleep makes you feel better, decreases risk for cardiovascular disease and boosts memory. 6. Keep sugar and caffeine, the “legal evils”, to a minimum: It’s hard to believe, but decreasing sugar actually increases people’s energy by minimising the highs and lows that sweet foods trigger. Different people react differently to caffeine, but most of us are probably overstimulated already adding a stimulant just adds to things like road rage. 7. Consider acupuncture and massage as valid therapies for chronic problems, such as back pain and neuropathy: Seeing a good massage therapist for neck strain may work better than taking extra strength panadeine or nurofen regularly. 8. Don’t focus on dieting: Focus on eating. If you’re hungry, you’re more likely to over eat, especially in the evening. Instead of sacrificing all day and gorging later, it’s better to eat enough during the day to avoid uncontrolled eating at night. 9. Don’t drink too many calories: It’s easy to drink calories without noticing but that soft drink or latte might have nearly as many calories as a burger. If you have one as an occasional treat, consider it a meal!

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o how is your New Year’s resolution coming along? Hopefully it’s still going. If not then it probably wasn’t important enough to you anyway. Remember from last column I said the reason why you are going to do something is much more important than how you do it. Once you have the ‘why your goal means so much to you’ it’s much easier to fi nd out how and also stay motivated. Don’t try the same old routines that have failed you before. Spend the time to do your research and learn the best way to get what you want. Lack of results is very de-motivating. And don’t fall for the latest gimmick product, pill or shake that is being advertised. I saw a “diet” product sweetened with fructose. Google ‘MRI fructose and eating’ and you will see Yale University did a study showing the way fructose is metabolised in the body can trick the brain that it’s not full yet and make you want to keep eating! And fructose raises triglycerides (the single most predictive lipid marker of heart disease and a marker for insulin resistance) at a greater rate than glucose, which is reason to avoid it. But they’re selling it in weightloss products. By the way common sugar is half fructose. I think one of the biggest obstacles to achieving your goals these days is not a

Elisha is a registered nurse and midwife who has years of experience working in emergency departments, general wards and maternity wards

lack of resources or products it’s a lack of education as to what actually works. It’s good to see one of the big trends in fitness I saw predicted this year is body weight exercise. People are over every new wonder product that comes along promising quick dramatic results. We are realising that they only work for a couple weeks, if at all! Because they are the problem, not us! Junk products will kill a New Year’s resolution as sure as lack of willpower. Keep it simple, educate yourself, stick with the tried and tested equipment! When it comes to your goals, whether you think you can achieve them or think you can’t, you’re right.

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

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appy New Year everyone, I hope you’ve had a wonderful start to 2013. I love the New Year. It’s a time when we make our resolutions and look to the year ahead with hope and determination. One of the most common resolution topics is fi nances. So what’s your 2013 fi nancial resolution? Is it to: • Save for a holiday • Upgrade your car • Get a house deposit • Do renovations • Pay off that credit card • Build up your nest egg and plan for retirement • Grow your business • Bankroll a new venture, or • Maybe a combination of the above? At BOQ Penrith we’ve helped customers with all these resolutions and more. Just remember the biggest killer of resolutions is procrastination. So don’t just sit round wishing and hoping, decide now to take some action. I know fi nances can be confusing and overwhelming. Sometimes you can feel stuck or unsure about where to start. So why not come in and have a chat with one of the friendly BOQ Penrith team members. We pride ourselves on giving our customers the tools and support they need to achieve their fi nancial goals. Make 2013 the year you turn that “I wish I had” into “I’m so glad I did”.

Anthony Walker, Owner-Manager Bank of Queensland Anthony.walker@boq.com.au

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Do you know your builder? questions and obtaining the right evidence. For example: • Do you have a licence? If your builder is undertaking work in excess of $1,000 they need to have a licence registered with the NSW Department of Fair Trading and it needs to be valid and relevant to the work they are undertaking. The Department can do a licence check. • Do you have insurance? If the works undertaken are in excess of

$20,000 your builder must have home warranty insurance. Furthermore, they will need to have the necessary insurances in the event that something goes wrong, such as public liability insurance or contract works insurance. • What is your experience? Ask the builder what work they have previously completed and don’t be afraid to ask for references. Be proactive in knowing your builder to fi nd the right person for the job.

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THE PHARMACIST SAYS

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A case of the ‘New Year Guilts’

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e all know already that once this is all over we will feel very uncomfortable about all the additions we have made to the waistline over the weeks of celebration and festivities. Some of us too much food, some of us too much drinking and most of us not enough exercise as the year takes its toll and we are embraced by the lounge offers. The food coma combined with the cricket, music and the sound of kids playing with their new toys, sends us off into dreamland, where exercise is the last thing on our minds. New year brings the resolutions, tight shorts and swollen feet. The urge to get out off the lounge and hit the road or the gym is overwhelming and pushes us into a new exercise regime to cut back the festive bulge we have acquired. Th is is where we need to rope ourselves in and take stock of our options. I see so many people in January and February with conditions such as plantar fasciitis and shin splints, which are two over-use injuries usually brought on by a rapid increase in high impact activity. Going from laying around, getting a little heavier, straight to running even a few kilometres can shock the muscles into injury. The key is to slowly increase activity. If you can introduce low impact, high output exercise such as cycling or swimming that is a great start. If you are intent on hitting

the road then start with walking and build up slowly over a couple of weeks to jogging or even run/walking where you run a few hundred metres and then walk in intervals. If you do pull up with an injury though, book ahead with your podiatrist as we get very busy in the new year.

Trent Baker, Podiatrist at Nepean Podiatry Ph: 4732 5188

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his week an article in a major Sydney newspaper highlighted the need for iodine in a student’s diet. It was suggested that iodine deficiency in Australian school children may be a cause for lower test results when compared to standards in other countries. A New Zealand study in 2009 found that supplementing school-aged children with iodine improved test results and brain function. However, surveys suggest that almost half of all Australian children may be iodine deficient, therefore hindering their learning abilities. Iodine is a micronutrient that is important for healthy brain development. Without enough iodine, a child’s learning and concentration may be affected. Pregnant and breastfeeding women also need to ensure they are getting enough iodine so that the brain development of a foetus or newborn is supported. In Australia soil is naturally low in iodine, meaning that there is less iodine in the foods we eat such as vegetables and animal products. As a nation we also tend to use sea salt in cooking, rather than iodised salt, which also contributes to our diets being low in iodine. Since 2009, all bread made in Australia must use iodised salt,

however to get enough iodine from bread alone means we would have to eat five times more than the average intake! Other good sources of iodine include seafood, dairy products and using iodised salt in cooking. Another way to ensure your child is getting enough iodine is to give them an iodine supplement. Many multivitamins for children will have iodine as an ingredient as will most multivitamins and supplements for pregnant or breastfeeding women. If in doubt speak with your pharmacist. Interestingly a study of school children showed that even those who regularly ate food cooked with iodised salt benefited from an iodine supplement. Th is suggests that children with only a mild iodine deficiency could improve their brain function and learning capabilities through an iodine supplement. For more information on choosing an iodine supplement speak with your doctor or pharmacist.

Martin Cominotto, Pharmacist for Martin’s Chemist. Ph: 9673 1010 NSW Pharmacist and Aust. Pharmacy of the Year 2012. www.martinschemist.com.au

VIEW FROM ABOVE by Rev John Lavender

The new year begins

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Testament. There is a key point in Joshua’s as the people have just come through an amazing time of upheaval and are about to face an uncertain future. What will this future look like? How will their lives work out? Disaster? Tragedy? More upheaval? Or will it be full of blessing as they put their trust in God? As the people look ahead, Joshua calls them to remember everything God has already done. He reminds them of God’s amazing forgiveness, love, patience, and

kindness. In a powerful call to rally the people to faithfully serve God, Joshua challenges them with these words, “Choose this day whom you will serve”. Then to encourage them Joshua powerfully declares his intentions, “As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord”. Here is a New Year’s resolution for 2013 and beyond that will not go flat. Serving the Lord – there is nothing more rewarding, fulfi lling or sustaining – serving our great God who loves us!

Reverend John Lavender can be contacted via www.glenmorepark.anglican.asn.au

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hy is a New Year’s resolution like a glass of champagne? Because they both go flat about an hour after midnight! A few weeks into 2013 and how are you going with your resolutions? Fallen a little flat? Is there a resolution that will not go flat? Something in life you can stick at? And not just for a month or two, or even a year, but your whole life? Joshua, a great leader of God’s people, is a major character in the Bible’s Old

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Ever wanted to own a property that is unique and has a little piece of history? Then look no more. Positioned in one of the most sought after streets, this circa 1907 home awaits you. Having been completely restored and with a very tasteful extension done (whilst keeping in style with the original home), this home features four fantastic size bedrooms, (one current used as a library), large open planned living areas, a parents retreat off the master bed with a lovely balcony, (has views of the mountains), two bathrooms and ducted air conditioning. There’s also a beautiful kitchen, detached garage, separate in law accommodation and a covered entertaining area. With so much more on offer, an inspection is defi nitely a must. So call us today and avoid missing out on such a rare opportunity!!

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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.

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Th is lovely 3 bedroom home will suit a fi rst home buyer or investor. It’s tucked away in a whisper quiet location only 800 meters from Nepean Hospital. Great size lounge room with split system air cond & gas connection for heating. The kitchen includes a gas cooktop & has plenty of cupboards, the dining area leads out to the undercover entertaining/alfresco area. The main bedroom has the comforts of a split system air cond. & ensuite access to the bathroom. The home is located in a private estate with the bus stop only meters away. Call Helen now to book your inspection 0414 362 955.

Th is exceptionally large home is built to entertain. Features include a huge deck area that overlooks your inground pool with landscaped gardens. Cathedral ceilings make this home stand out from all the others. Also featured is a huge formal living area, formal dining, modern kitchen, 3 renovated bathrooms, a family room plus a handy study area. The master bedroom is huge and leads onto a balcony that faces North. You must inspect this home, after all its unique!

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Peacefully positioned on a generous parcel of approximately 689sqm in a quiet cul-de-sac, this free flowing haven presents two levels of versatile living and an abundance of bright, airy and spacious formal living and dining rooms, ample casual dining and living areas and expansive rumpus, well-proportioned kitchen equipped with quality appliances, master bedroom with walk-in and ensuite, updated main bathroom, ducted air conditioning, low maintenance gardens and single garage. All ideally located close to amenities

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Positioned in a very sought after pocket of South Penrith, this fabulous package awaits. It features four good size bedrooms, large bathroom (with spa), lounge, dining and family living, new polished floors and air conditioning. Add the dual side access, double garage, inground pool and 790m2 block, this home is a must see!!

Perfectly positioned to take in the impressive views of The Blue Mountains is this four bedroom home. Offering multiple entertaining areas flowing off two of the living spaces. Whether relaxing inside surrounded by the immaculate interior, or relaxing by the pool taking in those mountain views, or cooking up a storm in the beautiful kitchen, you will be at ease from the moment you enter. With all the extras such as airconditioning, internal access from the double car garage, built-ins to all bedrooms and so much more.

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

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Attention Developers! Don’t miss the opportunity to secure this well positioned site that offers numerous development opportunities (subject to council approval). The approximately 1,569 sqm block currently accommodates a large 3 bedroom brick residence with two living areas, split system air conditioning and a sparkling in ground pool. There is ample side access that leads to the triple garage on this flat rectangular block (25m x 61m approximately). Call today so you don’t miss out.

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Emu Plains 91 Great Western Hwy Emu Plains NSW 2750

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This security complex should tick all the boxes for those looking to enter the Penrith market at an affordable price. With plenty of inclusions that include two large bedrooms, split system air conditioning, elevated balcony, basement parking and situated in close proximity to the Penrith CBD and railway. Currently returning $330.00 per week.

Glenmore Park

Cranebrook

4733 6999

4730 1122

30 Mulgoa Road Regentville NSW 2745

Shop 9 Borrowdale Way Cranebrook NSW 2749

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GLENMORE PARK

$552,000

GLENMORE PARK

$339,000

BRAND NEW - READY TO MOVE INTO!

NO STRATA FEES - DUPLEX

Featuring four bedrooms, a media room, an open plan living area that flows out to the resort style undercover alfresco, spacious ensuite off the master bedroom and double garaging with automatic door and internal access. All this plus bonus’ such as high ceilings, air-conditioning, 900mm stainless steel oven, Caesar Stone bench tops, timber stacker sliding doors, alarm and landscaping complete this magnificent new home. To see why these homes are selling like hot cakes, book your inspection today!

Situated in a tree lined street in Glenmore Park is this Torrens title duplex. Currently tenanted to an excellent tenant paying $380 per week on a week to week lease and happy to stay on. The property features three bedrooms, built-in’s, ensuite to the main bedroom and a third toilet downstairs, there is a spacious kitchen, a large covered entertaining area and some yard for the kids or pets to play. With bonuses like split system air and ceiling fans, and internal access from the single garage.

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MAKE YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE!

SURPRISE - TWO FOR ONE!

Oozing style and absolute quality this 52sq (approximately) full brick family home is an outstanding package. Less than 10 years of age, enjoy a landscaped one acre parcel in one of Silverdale’s best streets. Features abound with five bedrooms, study, three bathrooms, living areas, pool and entertaining facilities along with a paddock. All the luxury inclusions as you would expect are here with ducted air, a three to four car garage, side access, spa baths and stone bench tops! Agent Declares Interest.

Look at this - two homes - one 1,080sq metre (approximate) block. The main dwelling is a Beechwood Barossa design consisting of four bedrooms, the main with ensuite, built in robes, open formal lounge and dining room, games/theatre room and a large outdoor undercover entertaining and barbeque area. Other features are split and wall air, a drive through double garage plus there is room to store the trailer or boat. The separate second home has two large bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen and living with split air.

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Located within a half hour (approximately) of Penrith and Liverpool’s CBD’s is this parcel of land. Totalling approximately 6.65 hectares (over 16 acres) and surrounded by some of the districts finest homes, this parcel of paradise must be seen to be fully appreciated. With the majority of the land cleared and well maintained, there is a dam, it is fully fenced so it would be ideal for horses, there is access to town water and even the possibility in the future to sub-divide (stca), this land could secure your family’s future.

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COMMANDING VIEWS OF GREEN FIELDS The home offers commanding views of the in ground pool, tennis court and surrounding 10 acre plus parcel of land. Floor plan that combines five bedrooms with generous servings of formal and informal living spaces. The master suite comes complete with a parent’s retreat; there are renovated ensuites in five bedrooms and the comfort of ducted air conditioning throughout. The stunning renovated kitchen is the home’s centre piece and enjoys a walk in pantry and integrated Ipod dock.

Glenmore Park

Emu Plains

4733 6999

4735 8888

30 Mulgoa Road Regentville NSW 2745

91 Great Western Hwy Emu Plains NSW 2750

Blaxland

$265,000

LAND TO BUILD Imagine the opportunity of finding land in the new ‘reserve’ subdivision in Glenmore Ridge - Glenmore Park when you were told ‘ALL SOLD!’ Well look no further than this (approximately) 400 sqm all but level block with a 12.5 metre frontage, and with all the usual services. Within the area there are future plans for schools and a shopping complex, and you are within a short stroll to the playing fields and Mulgoa Reserve walking tracks. Move quickly to arrange an onsite inspection to discuss your needs.

Springwood

Emu Plains

Penrith

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

4735 2121

4722 5000

134D Great Western Hwy Blaxland NSW 2774

Glenbrook

GLENMORE PARK

5 Wascoe Street Glenbrook NSW 2773

Cranebrook Shop 9 Borrowdale Way Cranebrook NSW 2749

7 Great Western Highway Valley Heights NSW 2777

Lennox Centre Emu Plains NSW 2750

429 High Street Penrith NSW 2750

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What a neat and tidy three bedroom home with fitted built-in robes to all. There is a L shaped dining and lounge area, and a single garage with internal access which has been converted into a fourth bedroom. With a new undercover entertaining area just installed, and a great yard for the kids to kick the ball around this is a fantastic home. There is split system air conditioning, separate toilet, and walking distance from Corpus Christi School this is great for the first home buyer or investor.

This three bedroom home with built-in robes to all has the size, location and views to match! Boasting upstairs living with mountain views from it comes with an enormous games room, second toilet downstairs, plus double garage with drive through access. There is split system air conditioning in the lounge area and a wall unit in the bedroom. There is obvious room for a second living area downstairs or a possible fourth bedroom and study. Centrally located close to school, shops and public transport you wouldn’t want to miss this opportunity!

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LARGE CONTEMPORARY FAMILY HOME

MY CASTLE AWAITS

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

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

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SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE EDEN BRAE MEMPHIS

SIMPLY LOCATION AND VALUE

This wonderfully designed home is only 18 months old and comes with all the trimmings. It is the Memphis 28 Eden Brae home with a very large main bedroom, walk-in robe and ensuite. The other three bedrooms are also large with double built-in robes. This home has a separate formal lounge, separate formal dining, and magnificent kitchen, plus second dining, family area, and rumpus room. The home has ducted air conditioning with loads of other features. There is a double garage, and being located in a quiet area of North Cranebrook with mountain views this is one not to be missed.

Located 10 minutes from Penrith CBD is this home boasting four bedrooms with built-in robes to three, plus walk-in robe and ensuite to the main. Including three bathrooms, two living areas, plus a neat television room and study. Coming with ducted air conditioning, alarm, and lots of little extras this is a rare opportunity. Outside there is a carport for six cars, and then there is an 11x7 metre shed at the rear for workshop and larger vehicles. There is an inground pool with accessories, plus a large undercover entertaining area for special occasions.

Emu Plains

Blaxland

4730 1122

4735 2121

4739 8800 4739 1111 4751 8888 4735 8888 4733 6999 www.jimaitken.com.au

Shop 9 Borrowdale Way Cranebrook NSW 2749

Lennox Centre Emu Plains NSW 2750

134D Great Western Hwy Blaxland NSW 2774

Glenbrook 5 Wascoe Street Glenbrook NSW 2773

Springwood

Emu Plains

Cranebrook

7 Great Western Highway Valley Heights NSW 2777

91 Great Western Hwy Emu Plains NSW 2750

Glenmore Park Penrith 30 Mulgoa Road Regentville NSW 2745

429 High Street Penrith NSW 2750

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APPROVED FOR HOME BUSINESS

GOLFERS DELIGHT

Start off the new-year on a positive note by securing this great opportunity. Positioned moments from motorway this home offers all the ingredients for an owner occupier or astute investor. The kitchen and bathroom have been renovated; it offers a fresh feel throughout and also boasts a great size entertaining/utility room. The block is just over 650sqm in size and there is also a lock up garage. Currently returning $400.00 per week. Call now to book an inspection

Sitting highset in a wonderful location in Leonay, this four bedroom home is sure to please. Featuring open plan living, air-conditioning, update kitchen & bathroom. The double garage has had a portion converted to an extra room & bathroom ideal for a home office or a guest room. Call today!

The family friendly layout combines formal and informal living spaces with three bedrooms and a study/office. The master suite enjoys a green, leafy outlook and is complimented by an ensuite. Social gatherings will be a breeze whether it is poolside, under the entertaining area or in the comfort of the ducted air conditioning.

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$849,950

FABULOUS RIVER VIEWS Arguably the best water views in River Road with perfect FengShui with the mountains in the backdrop of this two level mansion. The lower level contains a huge triple garage with ample workshop space and is accompanied by a spacious open area that could be utilised as a gym, home office that being used as a fourth bedroom complete with a bathroom and kitchenette. The second floor comprises three bedrooms, a formal lounge and dining room, access to the elevated balconies and picturesque views of the Nepean River. The 750+ sqm block also accommodates an in ground pool and established gardens. Additional features include ducted air conditioning, ducted vacuum and positioned in a prime location.

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APPROX 400M TO THE RIVER

THREE BEDROOMS – STUDY – HUGE GARAGE

The floor plan comprises three bedrooms with an ensuite to the main, built in robes, a downstairs toilet, ducted air conditioning, ducted vacuum and internal access to the garage. The entertaining area will accommodate a variety of social gatherings and compliments the modern theme throughout.

Offering three bedrooms with a study, an open plan lounge and dining area, modern kitchen, split system air conditioning, built in robes, tandem garage a and covered entertaining area. A great opportunity, Call now to book an inspection!

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EMU PLAINS

OFFERS OVER $359,950

EMU HEIGHTS

OFFERS OVER $599,950

LEONAY

OFFER OVER $519,950

YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE

WITH IN GROUND POOL & GREAT YARD

Wonderful high ceilings and ornate cornice work compliment the timber floors that lead to three bedrooms and a study. Ducted air conditioning controls comfort throughout, there is a separate lounge and dining room and a spacious kitchen. Additional features include a fully fenced yard, carport, garden sheds and grassed area.

Large two storey house set on approximately 820sqm. It has an impressive foyer, spacious living areas and a huge dining room with French doors. There is a large timber kitchen and a downstairs bathroom. Upstairs there are four bedrooms, there is an ensuite and a main bathroom. Timber windows frame picturesque views of the rear garden.

Positioned on the high side of the road is a property that will surely please those looking to enter the Leonay market. All three bedrooms have built in robes, the kitchen and bathroom have been updated and there is the comfort of ducted air conditioning throughout. The family room leads out to the stunning in ground pool and spacious entertaining area. The single garage will look after your car accommodation needs and all this is located in a wonderful position. An inspection is a must so call now!

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COMMANDING STREET PRESENCE On a block just shy of 900sqm, this family residence boasts great proportions complimented by a handy location opposite a park and golf course. Elevated from the street you will love the modern façade, huge covered veranda and access to the double garage. The floor plan enjoys four bedrooms with an ensuite and WIR to the main bedroom, a modern bathroom and a massive updated kitchen with ample cupboard space and stainless steel appliances. Depending on your family’s needs the layout can accommodate two living areas along with a private study/retreat/fifth bedroom and enjoying the comfort of ducted air conditioning throughout. Outdoors you will love the huge ground pool, covered entertaining area and grassed yard.

OFFERS OVER $519,950

The floor plan currently enjoys three bedrooms with a study, there is an ensuite and parents retreat, an open style lounge/dining area and a renovated kitchen. There are three modern bathrooms, ducted air conditioning and approx. 12mx5m games room.

The lavish property combines generous servings of living space with three bedrooms + study, an ensuite with all enjoying the year round comfort of ducted air conditioning. The external grounds provide a peaceful place to unwind after the day’s activities that also accommodates the swim/therapeutic spa.

Blaxland

4735 2121

4733 6999

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

134D Great Western Hwy Blaxland NSW 2774

5 Wascoe Street Glenbrook NSW 2773

$629,950

WALK TO THE RIVER

Glenmore Park 30 Mulgoa Road Regentville NSW 2745

EMU PLAINS

TRY THIS ON FOR SIZE!

Emu Plains Lennox Centre Emu Plains NSW 2750

Glenbrook

EMU PLAINS

Cranebrook Shop 9 Borrowdale Way Cranebrook NSW 2749

Springwood 7 Great Western Highway Valley Heights NSW 2777

Penrith

429 High Street Penrith NSW 2750

Emu Plains 91 Great Western Hwy Emu Plains NSW 2750

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ORCHARD HILLS Size + Location = Sensational Value

• 6 bedrooms - 5 with built-ins • master bedroom with ensuite + walk-in robe • formal entry + formal lounge & dining + informal dining • huge rumpus room + internal laundry + powder room • tasmanian oak timber kitchen + dishwasher + breakfast bar • upstairs attic room/theatre room + r/c ducted air conditioning • double garage + internal access + ample storage • detached double garage & workshop + undercover carport • in-ground swimming pool + shade sail + large frontage

CLAREMONT MEADOWS Massive

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

Spread over a generous 4048 m2 (approx) allotment of land in one of Orchard Hills best streets, this generous family residence is one the entire family will love. Featuring 6 bedrooms, ample living areas with a very flexible floor plan to accommodate even the largest families. If you are looking for size, location and value then look no further. Call today to book your exclusive inspection.

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Winning Location + New Renovation

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4048m2

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

CAMBRIDGE PARK Truly Something Special

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

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Emu Plains:

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• 3 great sized bedrooms all with built - ins • master bedroom with gorgeous ensuite • reverse cycle ducted air conditioning • single garage with internal access • quality kitchen with ample storage & stainless steel appliances • great location close to local parks, public transport, schools & shops.

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295m2

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• 3 or 4 bedrooms, all with built-in wardrobes • well presented eat in kitchen which includes dishwasher • renovated bathroom complete with spa bath • for your comfort there are 2 split system reverse cycle air conditioners • lovely undercover entertaining area over looking the salt water in-ground pool • original weatherboard home with a mixture of carpet & slate flooring • beautiful street appeal with easy care cottage style gardens • for your convenience there is a double carport plus a single garage Here is a fantastic opportunity to secure this well maintained classic cottage style home. Positioned within a short distance to school & transport and only minutes drive to Penrith’s CBD. For the active, take a walk or bike ride around the lakes, which is a haven for outdoor activities. Call today to book your exclusive inspection.

INSPECT: Saturday 11.00-11.40am - 26 Herbert Street

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GLENMORE PARK Low Maintenance Living

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APPROX

601m2

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

• 3 bedrooms - master with built-in • formal lounge + air conditioning • compact kitchen area + combined dining • single garage + internal access • sizeable rear courtyard + landscape front/rear This single level duplex caters to the leisure-driven lifestyle of casual entertainment with comfortable light filled interiors and private outdoor areas, peacefully nestled in a well established, quiet location of Glenmore Park. Call today to book your inspection.

This 7 years young stunning duplex, built by the very impressive UDL Developments P/L is being offered for the first time. Be it a first home buyer, investor or simply looking to downsize you should rush to inspect this feature packed property. With an emphasis on lifestyle & entertaining, this is a must see. By appointment only.

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INSPECT: Saturday 1.00-1.40pm - 2/31 Bluebell Close

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SOUTH PENRITH

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• 4 great size bedrooms - 3 with built-ins • master bedroom with ensuite + fitted built-ins • formal entry + large combined formal lounge & dining • gorgeous renovated kitchen + granite bench tops & splash backs + chef style gourmet oven + dishwasher + breakfast bar (removable) • generous size family/dining off kitchen + r/c ducted air conditioning • fabulous undercover entertainment area + ceiling fan + gable roof • double drive thru garage + workshop + remote door • in ground pool + side access + beautifully landscaped gardens + private setting

It All Adds Up

3 great size bedrooms - 2 with built-ins large formal lounge & dining family room + polished timber floors + split system a/c updated kitchen + breakfast bar single garage (detached) + undercover entertainment area side access + stencilcrete driveway and paths in-ground pool + garden shed + large yard sensational location + opposite parklands + close to all amenities

Quietly placed in a tightly-held tree lined street, this fabulous home has been updated for your enjoyment. Featuring 3 bedrooms, 2 living areas and spacious yard with in ground pool. With close proximity to parklands, schools, transport and major shopping complex, makes this property an ideal investment. Call today to book your exclusive inspection.

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Stunning

This fantastic 4 bedroom family home has been renovated to perfection. Featuring spacious bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, double garage plus workshop and in ground pool. Positioned in an extremely sought after location, with close proximity to Nepean River, panthers, shopping centres transport, this property ticks all the boxes. Call today to book your exclusive inspection.

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offers over $509,000 floor plan online 4722 2626 4735 6600

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What a fantastic opportunity to purchase 2 large family homes on 14810m2 (approx) of arable land. These two large homes are in fabulous condition with a leafy and peaceful outlook that all the family will enjoy and love. This property has so much potential, for the market gardener, possible adjustments and so much more. Call today to book your exclusive inspection.

This previously extended family home has been further enhanced to provide relaxed living in spacious comfort. This home is freshly redecorated throughout and ready for a new family to enjoy. Call today to book your exclusive inspection. By appointment only.

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offers over $999,000 floor plan online 4722 2626 4735 6600

4 large bedrooms - 3 with built-ins formal entry + huge formal lounge & dining updated kitchen + informal dining gorgeous renovated bathroom + 2nd toilet (in laundry) massive family/rumpus room + ceiling fans + air conditioning single garage + drive thru access + remote door + carport undercover entertainment area + rear yard access double garage + utility room + kitchenette + 3rd toilet beautiful landscaped gardens + central location

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dwelling 1: • 4 bedrooms - 2 with built-ins • ensuite + study + utility room + storage room • large rumpus room + meals & lounge • large timber decking • huge carport + inground pool • sizeable store toom + undercover shedding dwelling 2: • 4 bedrooms - 3 with built-ins • study + internal laundry • large lounge room + ceiling fans • full length veranda + steel frame home

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* Strata Levies $390.00 per qtr * Approx. 200 metres to the local shops * Currently tenanted until February 2013 * Current rent $290 per week

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Werrington County 4 Dampier Avenue Premium Investment Opportunity or First Home Buyer *Investment opportunity (currently returning $330 PW) *Big lounge/ dinning with built-in bar area *Split system air cond. *Modern kitchen & bathroom *Large backyard

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* Located in quite cul-de-sac * Built-in robe to main * Modern kitchen * Modern bathroom with free standing bath * Rumpus/ family room * Double length carport and single garage

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This 566.9m2 block is located in popular Lemongrove. No need to demolish an old home – saving $15,000 to $20,0000. This block is ideally suited to a long single storey home with a drive through garage. The block already has a DA approval for a single storey home. The choice is yours, your design or the existing design. Best priced block in central Penrith!!

Sale $325,000 View By Appointment David Turner 0414 306 040 4732 3333 raywhitepenrith.com

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St Marys 12/94 Saddington Street Huge Townhouse

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* Large main with ensuite & walk-in robe * Built-ins to all other bedrooms * Split system air cond. & 3rd toilet * Upstairs study area * Extra large covered paved entertaining area * Double garage with internal access

Sale $334,950 View Saturday 10.00-10.30am David Turner 0414 306 040 4732 3333 raywhitepenrith.com

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Penrith 211/37 Mulgoa Road

Cranebrook

* Spacious 2 bedroom unit * Built-ins to both bedrooms * Modern gourmet kitchen * Roomy bathroom with support * Generous living area with quality carpet throughout

* Gourmet chef’s kitchen * Stainless steel appliances * Dishwasher & air cond. * Lock up garage + courtyard area * Use of the estates community facilities * Currently tenanted paying $320 pw

Sale $235,000 View Saturday 1.00-1.30pm David Turner 0414 306 040 4732 3333 raywhitepenrith.com

Sale Offers Over $299,000 View By Appointment David Turner 0414 306 040 4732 3333 raywhitepenrith.com

Ray White Penrith

Ray White Penrith

to the families who contributed to our giving tree. “48 Presents” Louise Gallagher, Wendy, Warrick & Dawn, the Camilleri family Amelia & Annabel, Mary Roberts, Kyra Pearce , Jude Pathuis, Eli Pathuis and the Ray White team Helen, Emma, Barbara, Tara, Mitchell, Steve, Sian, Lisa & David *** HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL ** 1085WWD455


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Lic 162246C

www.BG.net.AU

Free Quotes

AIR CONDITIONING

Call

For ALL your Bathroom Renovations Needs Small or Large

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHT

Feeling too hot this summer!

BUILDERS

0402 725 140

“Advanced Air Engineering has the solution for you”

Sales, Service & Installation of ducted & split Air Conditioning Systems

Building Renovations

Call Russell For a Free Quote Your Local Professional Carpet Cleaner

Phone 9863-2838 or call Mike 0414 397 978 “Your comfort is our business”

Liam Nangle - Builder - Lic No. R71515

0404 886 600 4735 3368

Lic # EC21515 AU03485

AIR CONDITIONING

• Domesc & Commercial Carpet Steam Cleaning • Rugs, Mats & Stairways • Dining & Office Chairs • Carpet & Fabric Protec on

HUGE DISCOUNTS ON SPLIT SYSTEMS

SERVICE AND INSTALL

NOD AIR Call Nigel 8916 7402 Lic 230510c AU 26947

AWNINGS & CARPORTS

BATHROOMS

PATIOMAN

TONY THE TILER P/L

0413 314 029

ANTENNAS

Bathroom Renovations & Shower Repairs

Special – 20% OFF Specialists in home entertainment systems

FREE QUOTES CALL NOW

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

Govt Endorsed Installers Digital antenna installations Home Theatre systems Data Points & phone points Free Quotes We will beat any written quote info@pcantennas.com.au Reg:- BN98596923

Specialising in Carports, Awnings, Glass Rooms, Rumpus Rooms, Screened Rooms Call Peter Dunn 4735 5055 or 0416 035 645 www.patioman.com.au

get an Awning

Lic No. 121977C

FREE QUOTES

S.P.S. Builders Lic No. 50165C HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Shaun Smith trading as

ARCHITECTS

OFFICE 4576 1616 MOBILE 0410 437 558

DEAL DIRECT WITH THE BUILDER - 20 Years Experience

0403 888 028

Multi-skilled specializing in: • bricklaying • window & door openings • waterproofing • tiling • repairs & maintenance • concreting • air-con openings • renovations • over 30 yrs experience • fully insured • free quotes Dave Smith - Builder - Lic R82790

email your ad to rebecca.dwyer @mediaview.com.au

Design, Supply & Install Advise, Experience & Quality Licenced Tradesmen 7 Year Written Warranty FREE written QUOTES

Est. 1974

CALL NOW FOR A FREE QUOTE 0416765565

License:248439C ABN:44649383956

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

CARPET LAYING

30 years exp.

0418 402 790

Builder - Lic No. 75305c

CALL 4722 2998

*Decks & Pergolas *Colourbond Carports/Awnings *Glass & Screen Enclosures *Framing & Cladding *Timber Flooring *Aluminium/Timber Screening *Carport & Awning DIY Kits *Staircases & Handrails *General Carpentry & More

db Professional Building Services Pty Ltd

Call David

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0419 730 795

Lic. 208275c

BATHROOMS

• • • • •

CARPENTERS & JOINERS

FREE QUOTES

0410 508 363

BATHROOM RENOVATIONS Precision Ceramics

when mentioning this Ad 1 room, seat or rug from only $20! • Auto Upholstery • Over 15 yrs Experience • Ontime reliable service

Looking to do small jobs

ALL CLASS CONSTRUCTIONS

Supplying all your Asphalt Applications

Stain Removal Specialists RECEIVE a 5% DISCOUNT

BUILDERS

• SCREENED & GLASS ENCLOSURES • CARPORTS • AWNINGS • SUNROOMS

4774 2227 0419 422 493

Ph

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A total Home Renovation - Ring now and save... Call 02 4732 6595 MOBILE: 0403 011 058

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M&L Carpet Laying • Carpet & Vinyl • Supplied & Installed • Repairs & Restreches • Free Quote

Call Merv 0418 249 738 or 9625 7740

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• Machine/hand laid asphalt • Stormwater & Drainage • Roads & Driveways • Civil design & excavation • Carparks, sports courts, • Concrete & Timber edging speed humps, dish drains • Top Soil, turfing service • Coloured Asphalt • Bitumen stone & decorative sealing www.australianasphaltcontracting.com

Special Price for DIY Kits Full Colorbond Steel 5.6x3.1 $1350 Penrith City Awnings is also offering Visualised Carpentry

Quality, Experience & Reliability Licensed Builder Fully Insured 40 Years Experience Licensed Asbestos Removalists

Call Peter 0428 271 118

RICHARD MUELLER BRICKLAYER

ASPHALT CONTRACTING PTY LTD

4773 8700

WEATHER WARNING...

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• Quality Bathroom Renovations at budget prices • Rotted timber repaired • Reliable, local experienced renovators • Portable Bathroom available FREE QUOTES www.whalebathrooms.com.au ph: mob: 0407 417 553

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CARPET CLEANING & REPAIRS

0418 259 006

Whale Bathrooms

Lic No. 829 19C

CALL US NOW

1300 781 119 0419 990 004

1047WWT3307

0432 418 105

Service from $80 Available Weekends

Renovations, Extensions, Alterations and General Maintenance

est 1999

or

Lic 83907c

4731 1111

• Leather Lounge Cleaning & Treatment • Moving House / End of Lease • Auto Detailing • Friendly, Reliable Service • Evening & Weekend Appointments Available

Please see our website www.jetcarpetcleaning.com.au for our current specials

We supply, service & install all split & ducted systems Ph:

47 318 200

Trades & Services

BATHROOM FALLING APART?

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ELECTRICAL PROBLEM?

Lic 162246C

www.BG.net.AU

Over 30 years in Penrith

CONCRETING

For ALL your Electrical Needs

Call

47 318 200

Same day urgent repairs Mon-Fri

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHT

GARDENING & MAINTENANCE

Penrith Valley Garden Care All garden and lawn services provided including: * Mowing and edging * Bindi and weed eradication * Lawn fertilisation * Watering system installation * General cleanup

Call Steve on 4735 3142 or

Greg McSpadden Concrete Services Specialising in; • Driveways • Entertainment Areas • Patios

$

NO JOB TOO BIG OR SMALL!

Call Greg on 0408 868 860 or 0433 345 088

SOUTH PENRITH CONCRETING

ELECTRICAL

GARBAGE REMOVAL

John Newham

0401 646 640 4736 7370

ELECTRICAL

ELECTRICIAN • Pools • Garages • Extensions

FREE QUOTES

Eftpos & Credit Cards Available

Mobile 0414 833 356 Phone/Fax 9833 3563

9670 5885

0425 310 022

Penrith’s Own!

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

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

BOOK YOUR SKIP TODAY!

9748 3022

www.abcseamless.com.au

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

1300 785 845

0408 022 374

EXCAVATIONS & EARTHMOVING

Fax: 9670 2656

Lic no. 162002C

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Electrical & Level 2 Service Provider * Lights and Power * Hot Water Repairs * Safety Switches

GYPROCK & PLASTERING

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

Phone: 0419 018 866

WDS INTERIORS

PTY LTD

FLOORING

SAME DAY URGENT REPAIRS

4731 8200 Colin Hucker 0418 181 248 Licensed Electrical Contractor

SKANS ROOFING & FLOORING

1300 665 495 www.skans.com.au EC25857

ALL DOMESTIC ELECTRICAL WORK Free Quotes, Thank You

• Floating Laminate, bamboo or hardwood flooring supply and install in a range of colours. • FREE in-house flooring design service. • Free, no obligation measure and quote service on your site OR from your plans. • Competitive pricing.

A.B.N: 92 099 831 955

DOMESTIC and COMMERCIAL PETER 0417 687 607 Contractor Lic: EC35420

Danny MOB. 0423 611 880

GARDENING & MAINTENANCE

A.C.N: 099 831 955 Specialising in: - Domestic Garage Doors - Remote Controls - Repairs and Service

Lawrie Sandona

Mobile: (0414) 822 723

0409 157 336 Will

0419 273 065 lic no. 161234C

Coochie HydroGreen Your Lawn Care Specialists for all types of lawns

GARAGE DOORS doors Ezy Glide Garage Pty. Ltd.

Electrical - Phone - Data - CCTV - Alarm

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email: allcustom@iinet.com.au www.allcustomelectrical.com.au Lic.# 162246C

GYPROCKING

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

Mobile: 0403 773 364

 Box Cutter  Metal Roofing  Rainwater Tanks

Reliable Services & Competitive Prices

Concrete/Bricks/Dirt Heavy Load? No Problem

Licence No. 95571C ABN 70 510 279 284

parts & Guaranteed hip ns a workm

$

Lic 416722C

• Fans • Power points • Safety switches • TV Brackets

2, 3, 4, 6, 8 & 9m Bins Trading 7 Days Prompt Reliable Service

PROMPT, RELIABLE SERVICE

Local licensed electrician for 20 years Neat work and fair prices

 Continuous Aluminium  Colorbond Zincalume  Leaf Guard Specials

Skip Bins

No job to big or small. For a free quote call

N.P. Nelson

ABC SEAMLESS GUTTER DISCOUNTERS

All Types of Gutters Installed

• Driveways • Garage Slabs • Patios/Pathways Stencil, Coloured, Plain and Spray On

Lic# 145910C

0416 116 602

GUTTERING

• Pool Surrounds • Stencil Specialists • Call for a quote!

A Better Service

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

Licence No. 173676c

Trades & Services

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

Love that Green!

1800 245 955

www.coochie.com.au

PENRITH’S No.1

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

HANDYMAN SERVICES

McCoy’s Property Maintenance *Licenced and insured *Painting *Carpentry *Plastering *Tiling *Roof Repairs Lic No:

GEOFF  0431

824 003


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Lic 162246C

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HANDYMAN SERVICES

Over 30 years in Penrith

Call

For ALL your Plumbing Needs

PAINTERS & DECORATORS

Lic 253236c

WORKMANSHIP GUARANTEED

SOUTHERN CROSS

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

MAINTENANCE

ALL ASPECTS OF BUILDING REPAIRS:

M&J Painting & Decorating

• Big Or Small Jobs

• Decorative Finishes

• Interior And Exterior

• Competitive Prices

• Fully Insured • All Work Done

• Reliable Service

1300 665 495 Lic No. 44995C

A/H - 4733 2525

JULIO 0402 629 895

HIGH PRESSURE WATER CLEANING

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

PLUMBING

’s LAWN MOWING & hGARDEN c u KMowing in STMAINTENANCE CLAIR &

LOCAL PLUMBER Ph: 0406 715 116

Surrounding Suburbs

• • • • •

Lawn Mowing & Edge Trimming Garden Maintenance & Cleaning Pruning, Hedging & Trimming Weed Control & Spraying Mulching, Pebbles & Landscape Services

Contact Rob:

PEST CONTROL

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

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

Mick’s Rubbish Removals •G General Cleanups • Deceased estate • Bricks & concrete • Renovations • Green waste

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

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

0438 834 139

$0 SERVICE CALL

Same Day Service 24hr Emergency

Blocked Drains from $49

www.everlastplumbing.com.au

www.skans.com.au

FREE WHIRLYBIRD AND LEAFGUARD with every restoration & guttering package sold

RUBBISH REMOVAL

LAWNMOWING

1037WWD2245

1049WWT4966

Licenced: 30817C

29201C

SKANS ROOFING & FLOORING

Jason - 0417 221 822 • Mark - 0417 223 288

ULTIMATE HANDYMAN ALL REPAIR GUARANTEED

MARTIN 0420 975 050

Personally

Glenmore Park

0400 200 744 Carpentry/Joinery All types of House Repair Fencing & Decking Awning & Pergolas Dry Wall

FREE QUOTES

monark@optusnet.com.au LIC

• Fast Clean Service

* Plastering * General jobs * Carpentry * Bathroom * Rubbish removal Kitchen repairs * Roofing * Tiling * Plumbing * Painting * Doors and Door Locks

    

Same day urgent repairs Mon-Fri

ROOFING

PROPERTY

DOMESTIC AND COMMERCIAL

47 318 200

Trades & Services

PLUMBING PROBLEM?

SECURITY SCREENS

Taps & Toilets Repaired save $39

Conditions apply.

FULLY GUARANTEED WORK

Call Karen on 4733 6753 Before

After

For a free quote call Pete on

0419 823 215 or 4727 0057

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

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

Phone: 0425 291 206 Monarch Cleaning

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LOCAL24HRS PLUMBER 7 DAYS PER WEEK • • • • • • •

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

• 100% Labour Guarantee • Up Front Pricing Conditions apply

1037WWD2245

0406 715 116 Everlast Plumbing

NEPEAN MAINTENANCE PLUMBING

Lic No. 4715C

    

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

Geoff 0415 253 252 Sec Lic no. 409002239

Stress Free Plumbing, Stress Free Prices

TILING

• Plumbing • Drainage • Gasfitting

*No call out fee includes weekends & public holidays

QUOTE UP FRONT

4729 3441 or 0432 823 021

Stress Free Plumbing, Operates 7 Days a week

ROOFING ROOFING www.scroof.com.au admin@scroof.com.au “Locally owned & operated” Lic. 240711C

4722 9677

Lic. No: 181864C

HALO BUDGET CLEANING SERVICES

Supplier of Security Doors Flyscreens & Windows Grilles

All Types of Tiling Professional & Reliable - 30 years exp Call Mark Weate 0419 920 876

TOW BARS & BULL BARS BULL BAR & TOW BAR SPECIALISTS

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

WESTERN TOW BARS & BULL BARS

Unit 2, 65 Regentville Road, Penrith

4731 4680

FITTED WHILE YOU WAIT OR MOBILE FITTING AVAILABLE

CALL GREG NOW ON: 0400 873 805

PENRITH’S No.1

email: rebecca.dwyer @mediaview.com.au

GROW YOUR BUSINESS

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HOME & COMMERCIAL CLEANING SERVICES

PLUMBING

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Lic 162246C

www.BG.net.AU

TREE SERVICES

Free Quotes

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(conditions apply)

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WKTSI

WINDOWS

FOR RENT

Quality Windows Made to Measure

HOME RENTAL Renovated rentals in Kingswood, close to amenities, good street.

Ph: 0424 373 240 or 0450 757 720

AUCTIONS

GARAGE SALES

McGraths Hill General & Poultry Auctions Lot 3 Mulgrave Rd (next to Windsor High School) Ph 4587 8525 or 0414 856 497 www.mcgrathshillauctions.com

1046WWT3290

EACH SATURDAY

AUTOMOTIVE

GARAGE SALE 46 Farmview Drive, Cranebrook

Furniture, Whitegoods, Homewares, Books

Extensive range of sex toys something for everyone including bondage and fetish gear, male & female sex enhancers, games, novelties, lotions & potions, lingerie for him & her, and adult DVDs. We offer a friendly shopping experience with great customer service. Our price is also very competitive. So come pay us a visit. Trading Hours: Mon & Tues 12pm-9pm | Wed & Thurs 12pm-10pm Fri & Sat 12pm- 11pm | Sun 12pm-7pm

☎ 9833 0966

113B Station Street St Marys (opposite the train station)

ADULT SERVICES

TRAINING COURSES

Classy Lady @

MEDICAL RECEPTION COURSE

393 High st, Penrith Happy Time Specials Full Service $60 only Bookings please call

4732 2220

Entrance via E Edwards Place Carpark rear of High St www.classylady.com.au

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS! Westmead Hospital now with Pracsoft! Med Terminology, Reception, Medicare, Computing and more! Saturdays. Exc Job Prospects Govt Asst Appvd. Call 1800 011 123 BOOK ONLINE www.wesleyhealth.com.au

Sat 12th & Sun 13th Strictly from 8am - 2pm

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POSITIONS VACANT

HR/HC & MC Drivers

We are seeking experienced HR, HC & MC Drivers for work within the Western Suburbs. These roles are casual performance based. You must have a clear driving record, with a current RTA print out. Experience in Multidrops/Bulk Deliveries & Waste Industry experience is advantageous. DG & BFM is also highly sort after. Please call Debby on 02 9615 5300, alternatively email your resume to parramatta@randstad.com.au

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2 bedroom $300 p/wk 3 bedroom $350 p/wk

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ADULT SHOP

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Tree lopping, felling & removal, emergency work & make-safes, landscaping services. Excavator, Bobcat & Tipper. Fully Licensed & Insured.

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47 318 200

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For ALL your Bathroom Renovations Needs Small or Large

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ALL BIKES WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE

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Book now for bucks parties, group functions, birthdays & private events. Outcalls & Escorts are also available, ring NOW

We are back!

Western Sydney’s Newest 5 Star Establishment Meet our new line up of stunning, seductive & playful ladies in our new 5 star suites.

Escorts Available • All major credit cards accepted We now have reduced service prices

Will Pick Up

9602 8999 0408 441 075

Phone:

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ADVERTISE HERE

ALL NEW XXX PARTY GIRLS PENRITH Available for Escorts | Small Group Bookings

Ph: 0499 280 003 The Meeting Place For Men

Bi, Bi curious & Gay men, A Clean & Safe Place To Be

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Check out our Ladies on-line

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(02) 4731 2692 ~ 0466 887 413 OPEN till late – Parking and Entrance at rear Wainwright Lane

220 Great Western Hwy, Kingswood NSW 2747 (across from the Train Station)


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Complete Mechanical Repairs to Petrol, Diesel & LPG Vehicles

FULL MACHINE WORKSHOP - Head Servicing

1085WWD395

1085WWD399

- Crankshaft and cam grinding - Alloy welding - Spare Parts - Specialising in gas engine conversions

ENGINE RECONDITIONING

SERVICE AND REPAIRS to: Cars and Light Trucks up to 4 tonne

PETROL, GAS & DIESEL ENGINES for all makes & models

• Disc Machining on and off-car • Off car injector cleaning • Tyres • Headlight polishing • Air conditioning regasing

Ph: 4732 3444

Unit 1/52 Christie St, St Marys 0414373184

www.terencesgarage.com

9833 3108

17 Copeland Street, Kingswood

Automotive

TERRY’S GARAGE

Dean and Kylie Fitzpatrick. Photo: Melinda jane.

1300 733 165

15 Production Place, Jamisontown www.airbrush.com.au

NOW OPEN THURS NIGHTS till 7pm

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Having worked in the travel industry in Penrith for more than 14 years, Dean’s wife Kylie also knows how to make a business work, and is very focused on promoting exceptional customer service and satisfaction. As a huge benefit to past and new clients, Dean and Kylie have reemployed the existing workshop staff, who combined have close to 30 years worth of experience at Wholesale Suspension. Along with their existing staff, new mechanics have joined the team to allow their business to expand its services to include registration checks and general mechanical repairs. City Suspension & Auto Care is located at 129 Coreen Avenue, Penrith. For more information call 4721 2112.

Steering Specialist

FOR THE TRADE & NOW DIRECT TO THE PUBLIC

• • • •

New & reconditioned Specialising in Power steering Power Steering racks conversions Pumps • Steering boxes pair irrs Lines and all Mechanical Repairs

POWER PO OWE O WER STEERING WE STEERIN N SHOP 4/52 Christie St, ST MARYS www.benspowersteeringshop.com.au

0416 750 809

9623 6668

1085WWD396

SUSPENSION

DIY Touch Up Paints

Mixed to suit your car Pressure Pack or Brush Any colour can be matched

classic or late model cars and 4WD’s

From

4731 1266

$ .50

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• Automotive t ti & IIndustrial Coatings • Tools & Spray Equipment • Panel Beating Supplies Unit 9/61 Regentville Rd Penrith ph: 4721 3301 www.autowest.com.au

DO WE O REG KS C CHE

All West C.V. Joint

FRONT END REBUILDS IN OR OUT OF VEHICLES

SERVICE CENTRE

25 YEARS FORD FACTORY TRAINING

Family Cars from $2600 0 Less Govt Rebate $1000 4x4’s from $3500

Less Govt Rebate $1000

$1600 = $2500 =

...from Wheel Alignment to maintenance to full rebuild, whether leaving standard height, lowering or higher to suit your requirements.

Ask about CUSTOM MADE SHOCKS, COILOVERS & SPORTS KITS!

1085WWD403

BLUE & PINK SLIPS

Available

BRAKE & CLUTCH SPECIALISTS • All Makes & Models • Light Trucks & Commercials • LPG Installation • Auto Electrical • Air Conditioning • Regos & Service

FULL AUTO ELECTRICAL AVAILABLE

Unit 2/25 Phillip Street, Kingswood

☎ 4722 6602

from

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$

165 S

MINOR SERVICE

FREE

Steering & Suspension Check

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1085WWD476

*Government rebate applies to private owned vehicles, conditions apply

Air Conditioning Se WE ALSO DO REPAIR

Small cars & light li ht trucks t k ask k our price

SERVICE & REPAIRS FOR ANY VEHICLE

440

2 YEAR GUARANTEE

129 Coreen Avenue

PENRITH

4721 2112

• Change Engine Oil & Filter • Check all Brakes, Tyres & Wheels • Adjust Tyre Pressure • Check Cooling System • Ceck Steering & Suspension • Check all Lights & Horn • Change Wiper Insert • Check and top-up all Levels

from

$

99

Unit 13 121 Coreen Ave, PENRITH

We do rsions Gas Conve s $’ $$ E V SA ON FUEL Vehicle Maintenance, Repairs & Rego Inspections OPEN SATURDAY Till 12 noon

1085WWD401

govt.rebate*

INSTALL A LPG SYSTEM TO YOUR CAR, 4X4 OR LIGHT TRUCK

$

4731 2083

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EXCLUSIVE RANGE OF ACCESSORIES, MECHANICAL REPAIRS & SERVICING HUGE SUPER STORE NOW OPEN 60-62 REGENTVILLE RD, PENRITH

1085WWD398

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2013 Flesh Air Calendar OUT NOW

he team at City Suspension & Auto Care may be ushering in a new era but they are still as devoted as ever in delivering outstanding customer service and pricing to all their customers. Formerly Wholesale Suspension, the longtime Penrith business has recently been taken over by an experienced local couple in Dean and Kylie Fitzpatrick. Dean has been involved in the automotive industry in the Penrith area for more than 15 years, and was previously employed for several of those years at Wholesale Suspension. Dean also managed his father’s family-owned business Production Automotive, previously Rob Fitzpatrick Steering & Tuning Centre.

1085WWD400

get started Airbrush Kits to ORKSHOPS. W Learn to Airbrush Available Gift Certificates

City Suspension: Same great service under a new name!

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total of 1,700 athletes from 30 different countries will descend on Sydney next week for the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival, in which Penrith plays a major part. Our great city has emerged as one of the big winners of the Festival as it will be home to five exciting sports – canoe/kayak sprint, canoe/kayak slalom, rowing, triathlon and golf. Each sport will utilise existing purposebuilt world-class sporting venues including the Sydney International Regatta Centre and Penrith Whitewater Stadium for the water-based activities, with golf to be played at Luddenham’s Twin Creeks Golf Club. Spectators who wish to catch the canoe/ kayak sprint can visit the Sydney International Regatta Centre from Wednesday, January 16 to Friday, January 18. If the thrill of the canoe/kayak slalom is more your thing then catch all the action at the Penrith Whitewater Stadium on January 18 and January 19. Rowing fans can see some of the world’s best up and comers at the Regatta Centre on January 19 and January 20. The male and female triathletes will burn up the course at the Regatta Centre from 8am on Friday, January 18. Golf fans can watch their future stars compete on the beautiful greens of the Twin Creeks Golf Club at Luddenham from Thursday, January 17 to Sunday January 20. All events are free for spectators to attend. See ayof2013.olympics.com.au.

Brent Williams has already raised $5,000 towards the McGrath Foundation with some in-form batting this season.

Runs chase continues Brent Williams is at the crease to support breast cancer NATHAN TAYLOR

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8-year-old Penrith cricketer Brent Williams is well on track to reaching his run target of 800 runs this season. Now at the halfway mark of the local Sydney cricket season, the runs are crucial as he’s scoring not just for his club but for charity too. In October of last year Williams laid down the challenge to Penrith businesses to match his run score for the season with donations, $1 for each run scored and all

the proceeds would be donated to the McGrath Foundation supporting breast cancer. Williams currently sits at 439 runs with 10 rounds remaining in the season. “I would have liked to have been at 500 runs at this point in the season but we’ve got a two-day game against Sydney Uni this weekend so hopefully I can get it to 500 then and start it fresh next week,” Williams said. The young batsman said he was thrilled with the amount of local support he was receiving from businesses and the general public.

“My goal amount I wanted to raise was $5,000 and I’ve already passed that,” Williams said. “I have about 12 sponsors at the moment but I’ve also had a lot of people give me $500 here and there which has been great.” Williams added that his personal mission to score runs for charity plays on his mind when he’s at the crease. “When you play a bad shot you think, ‘right I’m not out here just for me or the team, I’m out here to score runs to raise a few dollars for the McGrath Foundation as well’,” he said.

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he Western Sydney Wanderers are already enjoying a breakout season and it seems their future is set to continue along that path with the re-signing of a number of key players for next season. The Wanderers have secured the services of local product and captain Michael Beauchamp, goalkeeper Ante Covic, midfielder Mateo Poljak, defender Adam D’Apuzzo, midfielder Shannon Cole and fullback Jerome Polenz. 31-year-old Beauchamp, who played his junior football in Sydney’s west, said it is great to be staying at the Wanderers. “What is happening here at the Wanderers is something special and it is terrific to be a part of it for next season,” he said. “It is a credit to the club, coaching staff and the boys to get the results we have achieved and to get out and represent the west of Sydney like we have.” 26-year-old D’Apuzzo said he is “over the moon” to continue his involvement with the fourth-placed side and believed he was part of something big. “There is fantastic morale among the team and to be part of a group of players that are such good personalities and humble at the same time is amazing,” he said. “Everything is heading in the right direction and I am learning a lot from a very experienced coaching staff. To see the support we are getting from what feels like

Mid-fielder Shannon Cole is one of the many resignings that will continue the good form of the Western Sydney Wanderers. Photo: Melinda Jane.

the entire west of Sydney has been an amazing experience so far and I just want to be a part of it.” 28-year-old Cole said he is excited with the direction the club is heading in and praised Wanderers fans for their efforts on cheering on the ‘red and black’ every home game. “I think you would struggle to fi nd

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Continued from back page Jennings’ current deal with Panthers is heavily back-ended and reportedly worth up to $650,000 a season. But both Panthers and the Roosters are keeping their cards close to their chests. The Roosters have said that they won’t be making an official move until Jennings is released from his contract with Panthers. A spokesperson for Penrith told the Weekender that: “Michael is contracted to the Panthers for 2013 and we don’t have any reason to believe otherwise”.

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enrith fans might already have cheered on Michael Jennings for the last time, with intense speculation this week that the NSW Origin Centre could be joining the Sydney Roosters before the start of the 2013 season. A tweet from Panthers General Manager, Phil Gould, expressing his discontent at some of the Panthers playing group sparked the controversy. “Very hard for any struggling team to rise out of the cellar when key players perform poorly and won’t accept responsibility for results,” he tweeted on January 4 at 9pm. Numerous reports have since followed that the Roosters have expressed interest in Jennings, especially as B J Leilua was recently released from contract and an ACL tear in pre-season training has ruled out Tautau Moga for at least six months – meaning the Sydney team is in need of a specialist left-side centre. Tension between Jennings and the Panthers management has long been documented.

Is Jennings heading to the east? Speculation is that he might be there before the season starts.

Back in May of 2012, Coach Ivan Cleary dropped a bombshell by relegating Jennings to the NSW Cup side. Th ree days after the shock news and in the midst of the crisis,

Gould declared that: “We’ve got some heavily back-ended deals and that impinges on our recruitment potential now and in the future”. Continues on page 63

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