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here’s a new entrant in the battle for Lindsay with Clive Palmer announcing his new political party will contest the seat at the Federal Election. Andrew Wilcox, a small business owner and resident of Penrith for 15 years, said he was moved to stand for the Palmer United Party because he is passionate about Penrith. He was officially endorsed as the Lindsay candidate for the party on Sunday along with over 40 other NSW candidates. “I think here in Penrith people are really tired of the career politicians,” he said. “I work with small businesses, helping them to franchise their brands, and have seen the challenges they face.” Mr Wilcox said that after hearing Mr Palmer speak about the consequences for the entire nation of backdoor politics, he felt the need to stand up for Penrith. “I was a member of the Liberal Party, and I saw the in-fighting and backstabbing. I am not running for my own political gain, I am just standing up for what people want to see – a change in politics.” In the Penrith Council election last year, Mr Wilcox ran on the ticket for Marcus Cornish in North Ward. The Palmer United Party says it will abolish the carbon tax and revise the current refugee policy. Mr Wilcox said that personally, he would like to see homelessness addressed. “From my office near the Penrith Chamber of Commerce, you can see the homeless people being fed in the car park each day,” he said. “We really need to look at housing supply for the homeless, it is an issue that is really important here. My wife and I are foster carers and the thought of our kids ending up homeless is just awful.” He would also like to see greater investment in the Penrith region. “The St Marys and Penrith CBDs need investment, and if the Liberals win this seat, they aren’t going to spend money here because they will think it is a safe seat,” Mr Wilcox said. Mr Palmer said: “We are delighted to be endorsing such outstanding candidates with a wide range of experience to stand as the Palmer United Party candidates.”

TRAFFIC FEAR Parents say their children’s lives are being put at risk at a dangerous intersection near Penrith Christian School. They’ve launched a petition for better conditions at the intersection of The Northern Road and Frogmore Road in Orchard Hills. “It is a horrible thing to say but it’s only a matter of time before we see someone killed,” said one parent, Stacey Stanfort, in a dire warning about the situation.

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ollygum Childcare Centre in South Penrith has been placed into administration, further complicating issues for staff who are still owed wages for a fortnight of work. The dire circumstances at the centre surfaced over a month ago when the Weekender reported that electricity to the facility had been switched off and rubbish had been left outside the centre for weeks uncollected. The centre caters for toddlers to the age of five-years. The Department of Education and Communities was called in to investigate the centre, and issued a Show Cause Notice to CEO of the centre, Mark Myles. In another unwelcome twist for staff, Bentleys Corporate Recovery has been appointed the administrator of the centre, and a creditors meeting was set down for today (Friday, June 14). The Weekender spoke to Michelle Keen, former partner of Mr Myles and guarantor on the business’ fi nances on Tuesday, after she was locked out of the business. “My staff and the children here are my family, Bollygum means so much to me and I cannot believe that I am no longer allowed on the premises,” Ms Keen said. “I have been allowing our bank to overdraft the business account to pay staff wages but that money has been disappearing, and they are still owed a fortnight of wages. “It is just devastating because they all have families to support.” She said the business is fina ncially viable yet Mr Myles has not been paying any of the bills. One of the centre’s workers is currently on maternity leave and was

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Michelle Keen, Jessica Doyle, Tanya Holmes and Cassandra Way from Bollygum Childcare Centre. Photo: Melinda Jane.

due to receive a parental payment from Centrelink 11 weeks ago, however that money has now been frozen whilst the business is in administration. “It is ridiculous, that money belongs to her, but because the money was not transferred before the administrators stepped in, she has still not been paid,” Ms

Keen said. Ms Keen has the support of her staff, who said that ideally they would love to see her take over the business. Cassandra Way, who is also a childcarer at the centre but currently on stress leave, said none of the staff want to leave because they care about the children too much.

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Policing, as Ben told me on Tuesday night, is not a job that ends when you walk out the door for the day. There is always something on your mind; always an issue to fi x, or a problem to solve. And of course, there’s those incidents and crimes that simply never leave you. Up the road, Ray Filewood will leave St Marys on July 2, exactly 40 years to the day since he started in the force. Now I know Superintendent Filewood is a good bloke for one reason: he’s a die-hard Panthers supporter. In fact, our season tickets are just a few seats down from each other over at Centrebet Stadium. It was a deliberate move by me to ensure protection given the things I write about our beloved Panthers from time to time. Whether it be at the footy, or out on a job, the booming smile of Ray Filewood is not one that is easily missed. Both Ben and Ray have afforded myself, my staff and the Weekender as a whole enormous support over the years, and both should be commended for their excellent work in ensuring both of their stations run with professionalism, and with customer service and the safety of local residents at heart. Sure, the time one of Ben’s fi ne offic ers booked me for using a mobile phone while driving was a low point, but I only have myself to blame for that one. Congratulations to both Ben Feszczuk and Ray Filewood on their tremendous careers, and on behalf of Penrith, thank you for your enormous contribution to the police force and the communities of Penrith and St Marys. We tip our hats to you both. And another thing... Can someone press the fast forward button and get us to September 14? If this week is anything to go by, we’re in for a long three months ahead on this election campaign. Whether it was blue ties, bringing the abortion debate into play or that distasteful menu joke, it is no wonder people are so disengaged with politics. Both sides of the fence proved this week what a rabble they really area. Problem is, the media is more than happy to go along for the ride and play the game.

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hen you’re driving along and those blue and red lights flash in your rear vision mirror, the feeling can be one of fear. When you’re in trouble, and you need help, those same flashing lights can provide relief. And if you’re doing the wrong thing, the lights often mean that the game is up. The police in our community do a tremendous job, a job that many of us take for granted and one that comes with enormous risks that most of us will never really understand or fathom. For as long as I’ve worked here at the Weekender, two names have been synonymous with the local police. The fi rst is Ben Feszczuk, the Commander at Penrith LAC. The second is Ray Filewood, who has the same job over at St Marys. Finer gentleman you wouldn’t meet. In a rather strange coincidence, the Penrith and St Marys areas will farewell Superintendent Feszczuk and Superintendent Filewood within weeks of each other later this year. Both are retiring after a life dedicated to the police force. I had the great pleasure of speaking with Superintendent Feszczuk on Tuesday night at a Penrith Chamber of Commerce event. It was no surprise to see him there, as he has always been a regular at such functions – he has always taken his role within the community seriously and he knows that it’s more than about being behind a desk barking orders. Ben assures me that he’s got plenty to keep him busy once he retires in August, including his newly purchased boat, which is sure to see more than just the odd fishing trip. Ben is a no-nonsense policeman, and has been since I met him as a journalist doing the police rounds a little under a decade ago. He is honest, full of integrity and has leadership abilities that all of us can aspire to. He’s been in the top gig at Penrith for 11 years now, though it seems like a lot longer. For me, I’ve never known the local police force without Ben in charge and it’ll be a strange feeling once he walks out the door for the fi nal time in August. Stranger for him, I’m sure.

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ocal business owners, Michael and Brenda King are calling for the Federal Government to increase pressure on third world countries to improve their environmental standards in what they say has been the toughest business period in 28 years. The husband and wife team run South Penrith manufacturing business Emjay Process Systems, and believe the last three years have been the most diffic ult. “We used to have 25 staff but now we are down to nine, we have had to move all our operations into one unit to cut costs,” Mr King said. “The problem is the carbon tax – so much of our business is going overseas because it is cheaper, so now we are one third the size that we used to be.” Mr King said that is was particularly difficult because third world countries such as China and India can produce the same goods but at a cheaper price, because they do not have the same environmental standards. “We are in one of the most heavily regulated industries... and meet world’s best practice, yet overseas they don’t meet these requirements,” he said. When asked whether a newly elected Federal Government should do more to raise the standards of imported products, Mr King said, “absolutely”. Shadow Minister for Innovation, Industry and Science, Sophie Mirabella and federal Liberal candidate for Lindsay,

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Fiona Scott met with the business owners last week to reiterate the Coalition’s plan to repeal the carbon tax if elected. “I have visited hundreds of factories like this one so I can understand what pressures are out there,” Ms Mirabella said. She said that the Coalition’s plan to

reduce greenhouse gas emissions but support local businesses is outlined in their ‘Our Plan’ document. Ms Scott added that with much of Lindsay’s employment tied up in manufacturing, repealing the carbon tax legislation was particularly important for local businesses.

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Londonderry resident Arthur Roffey has been awarded an OAM. Photo: Melinda Jane.

Queen’s Birthday Honours: Our Arthur is a rare find

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t’s an ancient art and Londonderry resident, Arthur Roffey has worked tirelessly to grow lapidary clubs across NSW and Australia. Mr Roffey has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for his service to lapidary and mineralogy; an art he fir st learnt about in 1959. Lapidary clubs teach the fi ne art of cutting stones into beautiful gems, with an annual national competition seeing the best cut stones displayed at a

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Gemboree. Mr Roffey has been President of the Australian Federation of Lapidary Clubs Association since 2008, and said that the clubs are trying to encourage younger people to try the art. “It is not dangerous like many people assume. We do use diamond saws to cut the stones but we are very safe. People also enjoy going on the fossicking tours and holidays we organise through clubs,” he said. Mr Roffey said his best fi nd was sapphires at Glen Innes in NSW, which his daughters wear now as pendants.

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ackie Greenow’s extensive work with people with disabilities and the community in general has been recognised, with the veteran Penrith Councillor awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia this week. Cr Greenow has served as a Councillor for Penrith since 1995 and chaired the Disability Access Committee since 1996. She said that she was overwhelmed when news that she had been awarded the prestigious honour arrived.

“I am so humbled and honoured and excited… it is also a great honour to those people with disabilities who work tirelessly and thanklessly to improve access, which all people will need at some point in their lives,” Cr Greenow said. “That’s why the Access Committee is so important; we have development applications come to us, and the simplest changes mean so much to people with disabilities.” Just some of her achievements include serving as Deputy Mayor, Mayor and being a life member of the Australian Local Government Women’s Association.

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Years of support recognised Queen’s Birthday Honours: Local couple turns negatives into help for others errington Downs couple, Alan and Gabrielle Moran, have both suffered through battles with cancer, but rather than focus on the negatives, they’ve turned their experiences into opportunities to assist and support others. The Morans have each been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for their work with the Nepean/Blue Mountains Prostate Cancer Support Group and NSW Chapter of Prostate Cancer Support Groups. Mr Moran has served as president of the Nepean organisation since 2008 and was secretary of the NSW chapter from 2001-2008. Mrs Moran was vice-president of the Nepean support group from 2003 to 2012, developed a national carer’s program and has been involved in a number of fundraising activities. “I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2000 but delayed having surgery so that I could take part in the 2000 Olympics,” Mr Moran said. “In 2001 we saw a notice in the paper looking for volunteers to start a support group in the Nepean region so we both went along.” Both Mr and Mrs Moran have also contributed to Penrith in other ways. Mr Moran is a life member of the Cambridge Park Lions Club, was president of the Seniors Art and Craft Committee Werrington Community Project, and has worked extensively with the Network of

Relaxing at home: Gabrielle and Alan Moran were honoured with Medals of the Order of Australia on Monday. Photo: Melinda Jane.

Alcohol and other Drug Agencies as the inaugural president for the fi rst five years. Mrs Moran has been the chairperson for the St Marys Area Community Development Project from 2010-2012, a committee member of the Performing Arts Sub-committee at Penrith Performing and Visual Arts since 2008 and is an executive member of the Country Women’s

Association NSW Penrith Branch. It is fitting then that the couple met whilst volunteering too. “My fi rst wife and I were volunteering to establish a community centre at Wilmot,” Mr Moran said. “She passed away in 1978 before the centre was completed, and later, Gabrielle was approached to help out and so that

was how we met.” Mrs Moran was diagnosed with breast cancer last year but says that a silver lining has to be found in everything. “We will keep going as normal... the positive is that my friends have been scared into being checked as they didn’t realise at our age it was possible to get breast cancer,” she said.

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enrith is one step closer to being the home of a $53 million sporting and community centre that will change the sporting landscape in western Sydney forever. On Tuesday, the Federal Government announced it was injecting $12 million into the development of the Western Sydney Community and Sports Centre to be situated on the grounds of Penrith Panthers Leagues Club. When completed in 2016, the Western Sydney Community and Sports Centre will deliver a state-of-the-art community hub that will bring enhanced social and sporting opportunities to the people of western Sydney. Minister for Regional Development, Anthony Albanese, said the community and sport centre will link to the existing Panthers club facilities and deliver a massive boost to all sports in the region. “The project includes the construction of an elite sports centre with a gym, a facility for sports science and medicine study and a sports hall for indoor sports, school sports and other events,” he said. Mr Albanese said that the centre will help foster the next generation of western Sydney sporting stars as well as support the existing elite sportpeople. The new multi-purpose centre will create 595 local jobs during the construction phase and, once operational, will generate another 210 employment opportunities.

Panthers players Clint Newton and Kevin Kingston with Anthony Albanese, David Bradbury and Phil Gould on Tuesday. Photo: Melinda Jane.

“Not only is this proposal investing in our elite athletes but it’s also an investment in the future,” said Federal Member for Lindsay, David Bradbury. “It will ensure Penrith, who has always been a great nursery for great athletes, will continue to perform that role.” Panthers Group CEO, Warren Wilson,

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In total the new Western Sydney Community and Sports Centre will cost $53 million. Along with the $12 million announced from the Federal Government, Panthers have also contributed $29 million to the project. Discussions will commence with the NSW Government for the remaining $12 million.

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

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LEP & PENRITH HEALTH AND EDUCATION PRECINCT The Penrith Health and Education Precinct moves one step closer to reality, with land around the hospital in Kingswood to be zoned for a mix of uses including medical related facilities in the draft Planning Proposal for Stage 2 of the Penrith Local Environmental Plan (LEP), currently on exhibition. The new zoning will transform the area into one of Australia’s premier destinations for health, education and medical research. This precinct would create thousands of local jobs by attracting life-science, medical and research companies, transforming Penrith into a world leader in health and education enterprises. Have your say on this and other aspects of the LEP by Friday, 5 July. The LEP can be viewed online at penrithcity. nsw.gov.au or at Council’s offices. If you have any questions, please ring the City Planning Team on 4732 8196. Photo: An artist’s impression of the proposed multi-million dollar Health and Education Precinct.

COUNCIL BRIEFS s Congratulations to 10-year-old Cambridge Park Public School student Chloe McSpadden. The bright Year 5 student will be Penrith’s Junior Mayor for 2013–2014. Her entry was selected as the best from entries from schools across Penrith. One of Chloe’s duties as Junior Mayor will be to ‘preside’ over a mock Council Meeting alongside Penrith Mayor, Mark Davies on 5 August with 14 other junior councillors. Chloe stated in her submission that if she could be Mayor for the day, “the Mayor of Penrith has a very important job with a lot of responsibilities in making Penrith a better place to live.” s Council has completed construction of a new shared path along Jamison Road, between York Road and Mulgoa Road. The new $140,000 path forms an important link between the shared path already constructed along Mulgoa Road and the shared path circuit around Jamison Park.

FACEBOOK POST OF THE WEEK: Congratulations to Austin Saqui who this week won after answering last week’s question. ‘In Penrith, we love our river. The ‘Our River’ project will develop a plan to help make the right decisions for the future for the public land on both sides of the Nepean River, between and around the Victoria and M4 bridges. Does the river have a special place in your heart? Tell us.’ ‘As long as it’s not over developed this could be a great thing for the local community. It is already a great place to visit and a beautification program as well as facility upgrade (boat ramp, cycleway) etc…. has great potential!’ To see your winning entry in print right here give the best answer to the following question for this week: Question: What sort of events or festivals would you like to see in Penrith? Find us online: twitter.com/penrithcouncil penrithcity.nsw.gov.au

DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS

Details of these determinations are available for public inspection

MEETING DATES Council Meetings

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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

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Community forum held The Shadow Minister for Families, Housing and Human Services, Kevin Andrews, Senator Marise Payne and Liberal candidate for Lindsay, Fiona Scott, hosted a community forum in St Marys on Tuesday, to discuss federal policies and provide feedback into the Coalition’s policy development.

Big turnout for Chamber

Plea to speak up

More than 50 local business people turned out at the Penrith office of SEE Foundation on Tuesday night for a networking night hosted by the Penrith Valley Chamber of Commerce. Those in attendance learned about what the important local organisation does for disabled people.

People prefer to put up with incontinence rather than suffer the embarrassment of seeking help for the treatable condition, according to a national health body. Research from the Continence Foundation of Australia highlights that 70 per cent of the 4.8 million Australian adults living with bladder and bowel control problems do not discuss the issue, even with their GP, despite the fact most cases can be cured or better managed. Continence Foundation of Australia Chief Executive, Barry Cahill said community stigma and personal embarrassment remain the biggest barriers towards recovery and better management. “Unfortunately, there is a stigma associated with incontinence and people are too embarrassed to seek help,” Mr Cahill said. “But the number of people affected is too big to ignore. The fi rst step towards recovery or better management is raising the issue with a health professional.”

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Every school in NSW will have a set of flashing lights by December 2015, the State Government has announced. Premier Barry O’Farrell said the upcoming State Budget will increase funding for the program from $19.5 million to $32.5 million – it means an additional 1,500 schools will get lights by 2015 that otherwise would have missed out. “Th is is a landmark decision which will further enhance road safety and the safety of children around schools,” Mr O’Farrell said. “Our children are our most vulnerable and inexperienced road users – the NSW Government is committed to doing whatever we can to protect them. “Flashing lights are one of the most effective tools we have to slow down motorists near schools – I’m delighted we’re able to extend this successful program to every school.” Treasurer Mike Baird said the NSW Government will continue to prioritise funding to deliver better services and infrastructure across the State.

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Parents campaign for improved road conditions near Penrith Christian School

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combination of heavy traffic , a dangerous intersection and impatient drivers is a disaster waiting to happen, according to parents and staff of Penrith Christian School. The intersection between The Northern and Frogmore Roads at Orchard Hills is the main intersection used by Penrith Christian School parents, students, school buses and teachers every day. A high rate of accidents and near-misses involving cars and even students as they walk to school this year, have prompted parents and staff to campaign for something to be done. According to St Marys Local Area Command, there have been four accidents this year between February 12 and May 3. “It is worrying that kids are in danger on their way to school, not only walking but in the car with their parents and even parents on their way to pick their kids up. They are basically playing Russian Roulette here at this intersection,� said Principal, Bruce Nevill. Michelle Grice, a parent of a student at the school, witnessed the most recent accident at the intersection and in her mind it was one too many. “It is an extremely dangerous intersection and I know that many parents and residents feel the same. I would like to see traffic lights installed, which would greatly improve safety for both motorists and pedestrians,� she said.

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The Penrith Christian School community are concerned about traffic conditions on The Northern Road. Photo: Melinda Jane.

Ms Grice, along with other parents, have began an online petition aimed at improving the traffic management at the intersection.

“It is a horrible thing to say but it’s only a matter of time before we see someone killed,� said another parent, Stacey Stanfort.

Visit www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/ improve-traffic -management-on-the-cnrfrogmore-rd-the-northern-rd-orchardhills to sign the petition.

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he after hours GP clinic has been relocated to a new, purpose-built facility at Nepean Hospital adjacent to the Emergency Department. The new premises were funded by Nepean-Blue Mountains Medicare Local, and were inspected by Federal Member for Lindsay, David Bradbury, last Friday. Mr Bradbury said the new location next to emergency means that people seeking help after hours will be able to see a GP fi rst, rather than queuing for emergency

treatment and creating an unnecessary backlog. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The new clinic is providing an effic ient service for patients with less severe issues, as well as reducing the pressure on the emergency department so that it can concentrate on serious cases,â&#x20AC;? he said. Nepean-Blue Mountains Medicare Local, which manages this high quality medical facility, is thrilled with the new clinic and location and is urging locals to utilise it when needed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are thrilled to be opening in a new location that makes it even easier for patients to access,â&#x20AC;? said Dr Shiva Prakash, Chair of the Nepean Medicare Local.

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Loyal to PM, but Bradbury may still call on Rudd

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indsay MP David Bradbury says he’ll continue to fight hard between now and the election but was not entertaining talk of a possible leadership challenge by Kevin Rudd to Prime Minister Julia Gillard in the coming days. Mr Rudd was expected to campaign in western Sydney yesterday and today and Mr Bradbury wouldn’t say whether or not Lindsay was in the diary for a visit from the former Prime Minister. When asked if he’d invite Mr Rudd to visit the local area, Mr Bradbury said: “I think it’s important that we all pull our weight, we should all be rolling our sleeves up and be doing what it is that’s required and that is to get out there and make the case as to why we as a government should be re-elected.” He went on to talk about government investment in a range of programs. When asked again if he would call on Mr Rudd to help him during the campaign, Mr Bradbury said: “Frankly that’s a silly question. I am going to be drawing upon Ministers such as Minister (Anthony) Albanese and other key figures within the Party to come and help me do what we need to do and that is to make the case in electorates like this.” Mr Bradbury said “a steady flow of senior Labor figures” would come into the electorate between now and the election, scheduled for September 14. “There might be some people out there who have written us off in this seat, but I am not one of them,” he said. There is intense speculation that Mr Rudd is preparing for one fi nal tilt at the Labor leadership, but Ms Gillard is remaining stoic, declaring on Tuesday that she was the best person to lead the party to the election in September. During a previous visit by Ms Gillard to Lindsay,

Speeding: Driver caught on Erskine Park Road At 6.40pm last Friday, a 40-year-old man was allegedly caught by police driving at 119km/h in a 70km/h area on Erskine Park Road at Erskine Park. He was stopped and issued with an infringement notice for exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h and his licence was suspended. On the same night, a 17-year-old P-plater was allegedly detected by police travelling at 134km/h in a 70km/h area on The Northern Road, Glenmore Park. He was issued with an infringement notice for exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h and a licence suspension notice was issued. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Children approached: Concern over incident

Police are appealing for information after several children reported they were approached by a couple in a 4WD at Glenmore Park on the evening of Monday, June 3. The incident happened shortly before 7.30pm while a team of children were running around a field in Morrison Street. Several of the children, aged 10 and 11, reported to their football coach that a man sitting in the back seat of a white 4WD had offered them a lift. They told the coach a woman with blond hair was driving the vehicle. Anyone with information is urged to contact police. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Kingswood assault: Four attackers on the run

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Mr Bradbury spoke of getting a tattoo to show his loyalty to her as leader – but he confi rmed on Tuesday that he hasn’t been “inked” just yet. “There’s been a bit of speculation about this – I said at the time that it would be contingent on my wife giving me permission to get that – you can understand why she didn’t give me permission, but of course my position hasn’t changed,” he said.

A Kingswood man has been assaulted after he refused to give his attackers the access code to his iPhone. The incident happened at Kingswood Railway Station at about 8pm on Tuesday, June 4. The 20-year-old victim was approached by four males, who demanded he hand over his phone. The Kingswood male gave the four males his iPhone but refused to divulge the access code when that demand was made. The Kingswood male was then assaulted and the four males fled the scene and were last seen on foot in an easterly direction along the Great Western Highway at Kingswood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Earthquake: Citation for overseas work NSW Police officers have been presented with a special citation acknowledging their service in Christchurch as part of the earthquake disaster recovery operation two years ago. Two officers from Penrith LAC and three from St Marys LAC assisted in the recovery operation.

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Top facility The proposed Penrith Health and Education Precinct is set to become one of Australia’s top health, education and medical research centres. It was identified as a potential specialist employment precinct in the NSW Government’s recently released Draft Metropolitan Strategy for Sydney. Th is would bring many benefits for our community and local economy, including creating thousands of local jobs. The Precinct is one step closer to reality, with land around the hospital in Kingswood zoned for a mix of uses in the draft Planning Proposal for Stage 2 of the Penrith Local Environmental Plan (LEP). Among other updates to our City’s zoning and planning controls, the LEP also zones some land at the UWS Werrington Campus for a Business Park, allowing for health, education, medical research and related industry as well as developments like function centres and accommodation. The LEP is currently on exhibition, visit www.penrithcity. nsw.gov.au with submissions due by July 5.

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his month we really will see that sport is one of the great things Australians share as a people. Some of the biggest matches in all of Australian sport will be played right here in Sydney’s suburbs. I always know it is State of Origin time when the Treasurer turns up at Parliament House in his Maroon jumper or scarf – and proud NSW locals like David Bradbury and Anthony Albanese respond by showing off their NSW Blue. The funny thing is, they usually end up watching the game together, sharing a pizza in the office or a beer in one of Canberra’s few pubs – the love of the game and a bit of mateship overcomes even the most tribal sporting rivalries. Sport in Australia is like that. It brings us together, not just creating excitement in the moment, but building friendships and community ties that last a lifetime. Th is winter it isn’t just the league fans who are fi red up either. Tragics for union, cricket and soccer are all getting their moment to shine. Big time sport matters a lot but it starts in the backyard at home, on local sports grounds and in schools. Watching sport brings us together, and playing sport makes us happier and healthier. Making sure all our kids can take part is really important for an active future – to do that takes so much effort from parents, teachers and volunteers. All of this is helped by my Government’s recent announcement of $12 million for the Western Sydney Community and Sports Centre, based at Panthers.

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he Coalition welcomes the Government’s belated decision last week to accept the Coalition’s proposal to establish a joint parliamentary committee to oversee the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). For more than a year, the Coalition has been arguing that there was the need for a mechanism to provide parliamentary oversight and to lock in cross-party support over the three parliaments that it will take to fully implement the NDIS. While the Government and the Greens have on three occasions voted in the Parliament to oppose the Coalition’s proposal for a joint committee, we welcome the Prime Minister’s change of heart. However, if the Government had agreed earlier to establish the Committee, the Coalition would have had the opportunity to partner the Government in the design of the scheme. As a consequence, while the Coalition strongly supports the NDIS and the broad architecture as outlined by the Productivity Commission, the detailed design of the scheme, legislative drafting and launch site implementation have been the responsibility of the Government. While the Committee’s terms of reference and the timeframe it will cover are more limited than the Coalition envisaged, it is important to get the committee established. The Coalition, if elected, would seek to broaden the scope of the Committee. The NDIS is an idea whose time has come.

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Gender debate reaches its ugliest low

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ulia Gillard is wrong to play the gender card, and the latest play of that card was exceedingly desperate. Ms Gillard intimated that the election of Tony Abbott would make abortion “the political play thing of men who think they know better”. Even to an adoring crowd at a “Women for Gillard” event, her most strident supporters would have cringed. Surely. Let’s not forget, single women have been taken off parenting payments and put on the low paid Newstart allowance on Gillard’s watch. The Prime Minister was happy to pose for a selfie with the king of misogyny Kyle Sandilands, who happened to be a guest at Kirribilli House. She’s also made a more recent decision to support a factional faceless man, David Feeney, for a safe Labor seat, endorsing him over two brilliant women even after calling for more women to enter politics. Julia Gillard often plays the gender card for pure political advantage, but this week, all on their own, the Liberal Party proved that their attitude to women is sexist. Under no circumstances is it OK to mock the Prime Minister’s private parts. It’s not funny. It’s appalling. It’s undignified. It’s sickening.

So, how is it that someone thought it was OK to hold a Liberal Party fundraiser and print a scatological menu offering ‘Julia Gillard Kentucky Fried Quail – small breasts, huge thighs and a big red box’? It’s offensive to all women. It’s offensive to the Office of Prime Minister and it makes me sad about the state of politics in this country. It happened at a fundraiser for Mal Brough, a seasoned politician in the Howard government and a wannabe Abbott soldier. He should know better, and obviously has very poor judgement. Not the kind of character we need in political life. Tony Abbott, to his credit condemned it, saying, “I think that we should all be bigger and better than that”. But Mr Abbott was wrong to maintain his support for Mr Brough’s preselection and he was wrong to compare it to a joke made about him and his chief of staff. “Whether it’s a tacky, scatological menu out the front of a Liberal Party event; whether it’s squalid jokes told at union conference dinners with ministers present – whatever it is I think we should be better than that,” he said. No, Mr Abbott. Th is time it wasn’t a joke from an uncouth comedian. Someone

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thought about this insult and went through with printing it and putting it on display in a nice restaurant for a $1,000-a-head fundraiser. What is it about this Queensland seat. The current member is Peter Slipper who also charmingly referred to a particular female organ as looking like “muscles removed from their shells”. “Salty c***s in Brine,” he said. The quail joke is one of the worst things I’ve seen in politics for a while. As a woman I am offended and unfortunately I don’t believe Mr Abbott has gone far

enough. He had an opportunity to draw a line in the sand and as leader of the Liberal Party he should have apologised without qualific ation. After writing about some of the rare and more beautiful moments in parliament last week, this week we have truly seen the ugly underbelly.

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WestConnex debate

What Mr Ayres wants you to support in his version of West Connex, is to pay a toll for a road you have already paid for, over and over (Ayres urges support for Coalition plan, Western Weekender June 7). At the same time Stuart Ayres wants you to ignore a toll free version with money from the Federal Government with a route direct to the city. If his version goes ahead just remember every time you go through the toll gate Ayres’ hand will be in your pocket. John Th ain, via email . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Waste issue

I agree with Mr Bradbury that blackmail is not to be accommodated and he is right to ignore the threat (I won’t be threatened, Western Weekender June 7). However, Mr Bradbury has distorted the facts as to the true situation. Firstly ANSTO did approve the dumping of Lucas Heights waste at Kemps Creek, AND DUMPING OF HUNTERS HILL WASTE at Kemps Creek, as both sites’ waste contain low levels of radiation. The hot spots Mr Bradbury speaks of will not be shipped to Kemps Creek but will be shipped to a purpose built facility at Lidcombe. My understanding is that the State Government has agreed to ship the soil to any suitable location Mr Bradbury nominates, however he has chosen not to nominate such a site. It is commendable

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Mr Bradbury has shown interest in local matters, but I would be much more impressed if he were to solve our border protection dilemma which he highlighted in his much publicised seafaring jaunt on a coastal patrol boat with Julia Gillard. Rick Putra, Glenmore Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

What’s the agenda?

Whilst I will be writing to members of the Councils throughout New South Wales in my capacity as a Councillor in Penrith, I would also advise people directly of the dangers implicit in a ‘Yes’ vote in the forthcoming referendum to (supposedly) ‘recognise’ Local Government in our Constitution. It sounds good and in a truly independent and free Australia, it might be a good idea. But I fear that in the present circumstances, it is an attempt to manipulate power by controlling the budgets and policies of councils from a central point and for a specialised social and economic engineering point of view. I can see that the supposed upgrade of local government is actually the policy of those with a purpose. I refer to Agenda 21, a non-binding and voluntarily implemented action plan of the United Nations with an alleged connection to sustainable development. It just seems everyone wants to implement it. It is a product of the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992. It is an action

agenda for the UN, other multilateral organisations, and individual governments around the world that can be executed at local, national, and global levels. The “21” in Agenda 21 refers to the 21st century. It has been affir med and modified at subsequent UN conferences. I fear that sustainable development really means everything and anything from free trade to open borders to the shutdown of businesses and farms and their transfer elsewhere (overseas) with the loss of Australian industries, jobs and so forth. I will be voting no in the referendum and you should too. Maurice Girotto, Penrith City Councillor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Coalition no better

Would you rather someone like Fiona Scott who says nothing? (Laura Jayes, Western Weekender June 7). Or Abbott who hasn’t released a policy and just walks away from questions? Laura Jayes, do you have the guts to question why an asylum seeker was labelled a terrorist by Abbott? Grubby article. Garth O’Dowd, via Facebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Save our history

Our local history needs to be preserved (Our local history under threat, Western Weekender June 7). The gravestones at McCarthy cemetery tell us what life was like and I’m afraid it will all slip away for

development. These areas are special and should be respectfully incorporated as growth and development is inevitable. Careful, well thought planning is a must. Essie Griffin, via Facebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Praise for Gillard

Abbott and Hockey believe we have to have a surplus. They say Treasury are cooking the books, but they didn’t think the same thing when they were in government. Abbott is so used to saying “NO” to everything; he doesn’t even care about educating the children of Australia. He would rather tell all the Premiers of each state not to sign up to the Gonski reform because of self-interest. Th is is the fi rst time a system has been put forward which gives certainty for funding for the rich, the poor, disabled, Indigenous, and remote students all over Australia. Tony Abbott believes the current system is not broken, but all the facts show we are falling behind. If we can’t invest in our children, we should all give up for the future of this nation. I don’t agree with Barry O’Farrell very often, but I must say he has shown a lot of common sense signing up to the Gonski reform for the sake of the children in NSW. I must congratulate Julia Gillard on how professional she has been under extreme pressure, it shows women can handle the top job. Miles Anderson, Emu Plains

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COUNCIL SNAPSHOT Ripples Leisure Centre will provide members with ongoing savings after partnering with 34 local businesses to create a ‘Rewards Card’. Ripples Leisure Centre recently joined with Penrith City Council Children’s Services to increase the card’s reach into the Penrith area. All types of businesses have joined the growing list including a dentist, nutritionist, restaurant and jeweller. To be eligible for a ‘Rewards Card’ you must either have a Ripples three, six or 12 month gym membership, be a hydrotherapy member, Learn to Swim or squad parent, or be enrolled in one of 27 Penrith City Council Children’s Services centres. All ‘Rewards Card’ businesses will offer a minimum 10 per cent discount to Children’s Services families and Ripples members. Families present their rewards card to receive the discount at all participating businesses. All businesses are displayed on the official Penrith Council Ripples Leisure Centre and Children’s Services Facebook and website pages as well as in a brochure which explains the program in detail. For more information call Ripples on 9833 3000 or Penrith City Council Children’s Services on 4732 7849.

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here have been increases in robberies and fraud in the Penrith Local Government Area according to the latest offic ial police statistics. A report by the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research shows that Penrith LGA, covered by Penrith and St Marys police, has seen a 93 per cent increase in robberies with weapons like knives and crowbars, and a 20 per cent increase in fraud in the 24 months to March. However, Penrith Commander, Ben Feszczuk said the numbers are not alarming when closely inspected due to their overall low incidence. “Our statistics on a monthly basis are very small. Our control chart average for robbery stands at fiv e incidents per month and has been constant since May 2010,” he said. Although armed robberies increased from six to 21 between the year to March 2012 and year to March 2013, the overall robbery figures have barely changed (57 to 59 incidents). Interestingly there is a trend for more robberies to be conducted with weapons such as knives, scissors and other sharp objects. “There appears to be an upward trend in incidents where knives, swords, scissors or screwdrivers were used, going from five incidents in the fi rst [year] to 14 in the second with a 280 per cent increase,” he said. “These crimes tend to be opportunistic and committed at night usually in the street. Thr ough intelligence, we are well aware of the ‘hotspot’ locations for these crimes and proactively deploy police to those locations interacting with potential offenders/victims.” The increase in fraud has been noted statewide. “The significant uptrend in fraud for NSW is partly

Penrith LAC Commander, Ben Feszczuk.

linked to service station drive-offs but some of the growth in fraud is coming from other businesses such as supermarkets, electronics stores... and department stores,” said Director of the Bureau, Don Weatherburn. In the Penrith Command, failure to pay for fuel is the most common offence, and local police have been pushing for a “pay before you pump” system.

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handheld phone behind the wheel and references some of the common excuses used to justify such dangerous and illegal behaviour.” While two thirds of the driving population agree that using their mobile phone while driving is dangerous, statistics show that many do it regardless. “Our research into this emerging issue has shown that 49 per cent of motorists make calls using a handheld phone while driving,” Mr Gay said. “A further 55 per cent indicated that they take calls while driving. “More than a third of those surveyed in the 20-29 age group indicated that they texted while driving. That’s a frightening statistic, because it’s such a dangerous activity.” The ‘Get Your Hand Off It’ campaign is aimed at all genders and all age groups, but a video placed on YouTube is aimed at the primary target market of 17-33 years. “We placed a video on YouTube last week that playfully reminds motorists to ‘Get Your Hand Off It’,” Mr Gay said. “We’ve wanted to do a social media campaign for some time, and this campaign, with its subject matter and young target market was an ideal fit. “We needed to work with someone who understands YouTube and were impressed by the way Derek Anderson engages with young people through his off-beat videos. “Derek collaborated with the team that developed the ‘Bondi Hipsters’ and ‘Beached As’ to help us communicate these safety messages in a fun and engaging way that still makes clear the

Drivers are being urged to stop using their mobile phone while driving. Photo: Melinda Jane.

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years and all have been successful in their own right,” said GenYQ General Manager, Michael Todd. “The Tattersals has been extremely accommodating; and being right in the centre of the CBD means people can come straight after work without too much hassle.” Daniel Latty from PRD Nationwide Penrith spoke at the last meeting about the property market and the recent success of the local real estate agency. GenYQ is held on the fi rst Thursday of each month. For more information, visit www.genyq.com.au.

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At The Courts Compiled by Nathan Taylor

Drink driver didn’t have ‘‘P’ plates on display: A man has appeared in Penrith Local Court charged with drink driving whilst on a Provisional License. The offender was pulled over for a random breath test whilst travelling through St Marys on May 16 at 9.40pm. The offender stated to police he consumed a beer 15 minutes prior to getting pulled over, he also admitted to drinking eight full strength beers that day in the lead-up to the incident. The offender blew a reading of 0.0888 and was arrested. To make matters worse, the offender wasn’t displaying ‘P’ plates on his vehicle at the time of getting pulled over. The offender was found guilty and received a $640 fi ne and had his licence suspended for six months for driving over the legal alcohol limit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Magpies cause a problem: A 20-year-old man has appeared in Penrith Local Court for two counts of common assault. The offender, a law student at the University of Western Sydney Parramatta Campus, got into an altercation with another student, who the offender claimed was fi lming him with a mobile phone camera. The victim claimed he was fi lming his friend who was being swooped by magpies, not the offender. The offender then proceeded to approach the victim in an aggressive manner and demanded the phone to delete the video. The victim then deleted the video in front of the offender. The offender then pushed the victim into a garden. Once the victim got back up he then kicked and punched him. Another friend intervened to break up the fight but was also pushed. Both victims told the offender they didn’t want any trouble and just wanted to go to the library. A week later the offender apologised to the two victims and his apology was accepted. The offender was put on a 12-month good behaviour bond and no conviction was recorded. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Man cops fine and disqualification: A 22-year-old Cranebrook man has had his licence disqualified. The man was pulled over by police for speeding along the New England Highway at Timbumburi on December 15 at 3.40pm. The ‘P’ plater was asked by police if he had consumed any alcohol and he said he had 15-20 drinks the previous evening. The breath test returned a positive reading of 0.018. Along with the speeding and drink driving offences he also got into trouble for not displaying ‘P’ plates. He received a $240 fi ne and his licence was disqualified for three months.

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ydney Catchment Authority is investigating an accidental release of water from Warragamba Dam last week, that had the potential to endanger Nepean River users downstream. On Tuesday, June 4 at approximately 5pm, Sydney Catchment Authority detected an unscheduled release of water into the Nepean River. “The dam’s gates started to open automatically,” a statement from the Authority said. “The gates were manually closed soon after and will remain in manual operation until the cause is confi rmed and rectified. The amount of water released was around two to three days of water supply and caused river levels downstream to temporarily rise overnight.” According to the Bureau of Meteorology, the Nepean River was at a stable depth of 1.13 metres until the water level began to rise at about 5.30pm, reaching a peak of 1.85 metres at 7.42pm. Nepean Rowing Club Captain, Neil Holmes, said that the club was promptly warned of the accidental spill at 5.30pm by Sydney Catchment Authority. “I received a call around 5.30pm to inform me there had been a spill,” he told the Weekender. “I passed the message on to the kayak club and Penrith Rowing Club and we made sure that those on the river who were contactable were evacuated. “There were some kayakers that could not be reached and so the police were quickly involved to reach those people

and get them off the river in a safe and timely manner.” Mr Holmes said the club has a very good relationship with the Catchment Authority and always receives updates and reminders of when a spill will take place. “In this case we had a good system and enough warning in an emergency situation so that no-one was in danger," he said. But the NSW Opposition is calling for a full inquiry into the accident. NSW Shadow Minister for Water, Walt Secord said there has to be an independent review into the incident to determine whether it was “human error or a technical fault”. “Put simply, tens of millions of litres of water were released per minute into the Nepean River,” he said. “Th is was a major error and it is a serious public safety issue. We were very fortunate that it is winter.” The State Government has commenced investigations. “The Sydney Catchment Authority is currently investigating unplanned release of water from Warragamba Dam,” said Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson. “I instructed the Sydney Catchment Authority to engage external consultants to seek independent advice as part of this investigation.” Have you got a news story you would like to share? We’d love to hear it. Email news@westernweekender.com.au or give us a call on 4722 2998. You can stay up to date with breaking news in Penrith at www.westernweekender.com.au or www.facebook.com/westernweekender.

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enrith is officially home to Australia’s best coffee after local Melissa Hall was crowned national barista champion. The 21-year-old won the grand fi nal of the 2013 Foodco Barista Championships, held in Sydney on Wednesday, June 5. The event was open to baristas from Foodco brands Muffi n Break, Jamaica Blue and Dreamy Donuts and attracted hundreds of entrants from across Australia and New Zealand. Competition was fierce as each barista had just 15 minutes to make 12 cups of coffee for the judges, brewing up espressos, cappuccinos and a signature drink of their own creation. Ms Hall, who has worked at Muffin Break Penrith for six years, impressed the judges with her signature beverage

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in his home country of the Philippines. He is joined by female lead vocalist and percussion player Marites Ladringan, drummer Joven Villanueva, keyboarder and vocalist Jujie Agudo, guitarist Roland Gonzales and keyboarder, vocalist and rapper Gerard Nethercott. Expect to hear anything, from moving ballads such as ‘Someone Like You’ by Adele through to ‘Billie Jean’ by Michael Jackson. New Horizon Band will play at St Marys Leagues Club on Saturday, June 8 at 9pm. Entry is free. For more information, call 9677 7777 or visit www.saintsrl.com.au.

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The For Eternity Bridal Expo will be held at the Panthers Exhibition Marquee on June 22 and 23. $15 for adult tickets, $13 for concessions. Visit www.foreternity.net.au.

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The 3rd Annual Sydney Classic Antique & Classic Truck Show will be held at the Museum of Fire in Penr ith on Sunday, June 16.

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St Mar ys Sout h Public School is hold ing thei r fi rst ever school fete on Aug ust 31. Anyone interested in havi ng a stall shou ld call 0430 481 771.

A pottery exhibition will be held in the Glenbrook Com mun ity Hall on Satu rday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16. 9am-5pm each day. Free entr y.

An Op Shop operates at St Phil ips Chu rch in Kingswood with inex pensive, good qual ity items. Open Wed 9-2, Thurs 9-3, Fri 9-3 and Sat 9-noon.

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re you interested in researching your family history? Perhaps you’ve seen the television show, ‘Who Do You Th ink You Are?’ and that has sparked a curiosity in learning about your roots? If so, the Nepean Family History Society, located in Emu Plains, should be your fi rst port of call. The society has been established since 1982 and been its present location for the last 20 years, in a building that was built in 1877. Christine Unett, president of the society, said the society boasts an impressive amount resources for the general public to peruse. “We have a lot of resources to draw upon, we have shipping records, biographical records,

cemetery records across NSW and other states, government gazettes and convict records, to name a few,” Ms Unett said. The society also has a subscription to the fi ndmypast website and will soon have a subscription to ancestry.com. The records are also not just confi ned to the local area, with records available from interstate and even overseas sources. Members of the public are encouraged to come in and browse “off the street”, with daily research costing $5 and yearly memberships $25. Ms Unett said those who are interested in looking into their history should have a clear idea what they want to find . “Have an idea of a period of time you are

interested in, the area in which they came... that is when we can most help you fi nd what you are looking for,” Ms Unett said. Ms Unett said that genealogy is a very rewarding pursuit, and greatly encourages anyone who has considered the thought of looking into their family history to dive right in. “Join a society, and a society in the area in which your family comes from, it’s very worthwhile,” Ms Unett said. The Nepean Family History Society is located at The Old School Residence on the Great Western Highway in Emu Plains. You can visit their website at www. nepeanfhs.org.au, or call 4735 3798 for more information. Go on, take a look into your past!

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So what is the risk of being infected with influenza each year? Th is figure is variable and depends on many factors such as: • if you are in contact with young children, • if you’re older or already unwell, • if you use public transport, • if you live in an establishment such as a nursing home or boarding school, • your vaccination status, and • the (constantly-changing) virus itself. These days a number of pharmacies are offering flu vaccination services which give people a convenient solution if they can’t make an appointment with their GP. Unfortunately, the performance of influenza vaccines in achieving comprehensive protection is far from perfect but, the good news is, the safety profi le of today’s vaccines is generally very good – with very few serious adverse reactions. And if you think you’re too late – you’re not. The peak time for influenza in Australia is usually in August. Speak to your local health professional about the best options for you. * according to the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

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Don’t forget about the dog! RSPCA service assists seniors with their pet’s needs in times of crisis

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wning and loving a pet is one of the most rewarding relationships a person can have, yet in times of crisis managing their needs and giving them the care and love they deserve can be a real concern. To alleviate this, the Pets of Older Persons (POOPs) program, an RSPCA initiative, assists socially isolated elderly people by offering assistance with their pets when medical or other issues arise. The POOPs program aims to keep pets and their elderly owners happy, healthy and together in their own homes for as long as possible. POOPs is based in Sydney but assists people throughout NSW, including the Penrith region, through RSPCA shelters and branches. The services POOPs offers includes temporary foster accommodation or emergency boarding of the pet should the owner require medical treatment, assistance with veterinary treatment at the RSPCA Sydney Veterinary Hospital, assistance with pet grooming, and home visits to assist the elderly with basic pet care. POOPs is designed for people 65 or older, and where possible, clients pay the veterinary, grooming and boarding fees at the time of service. POOPs clients receive a discount on all services and payment plans can be arranged if required. More details: Phone 9782 4408.

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A clinical research study to compare two approved medications for osteoporosis is now underway. You may qualify for this study if you: Are aged 55 years and older, Have a low bone density, and Have been on an osteoporosis treatment such as Fosamax® or Actonel® for the past 2 years Other study requirements will need to be met. Women who qualify for the study will receive study-related medical care at no cost for one year.

For more information or to see if you qualify for this study, please phone the Study Coordinator at the Nepean Hospital on ph 4734 1772

South Penrith residents of 40 years, Paul and June Lang, will this weekend celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Both Polish-born, 79-year-old Paul and 72-year-old June met in England in 1963, they were engaged two weeks later and married four weeks after that. They lived in the town that Robin Hood made famous, Nottingham, in

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FOCUS ON MEN S HEALTH

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Men s Health Week: New. approach, new clinic.

Horoscopes: What’s in store for you?

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his week, from June 10 to 16, marks National Men’s Health Week, with local organisations getting on board to spread important messages about men’s health. Men’s health is a broad topic, so this year, Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD) is encouraging all men to take control of their health through the launch of a new Sexual Health Clinic on Tuesday. The male-only staffed ‘Men Out West’ Clinic, to be located on the Nepean Hospital campus, will initially provide sexual health services tailored to men who have sex with men and, in the near future, will provide sexual health services for men from all walks of life including services for Aboriginal men and men from

culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. “For many health professionals, it has been a struggle to reach men through various health promotion and education projects,” said Michael Orchard, NBMLHD Senior HIV/AIDS and Sexual Health Promotion Offic er. “Often difficulties have been experienced in trying to reach men, as there has been little recognition that working with men requires different approaches. “Often health information available does not target men so many health services are not seen by men as male friendly, and NBMLHD is making a concerted effort to change this through the establishment of ‘Men Out West’.” Mr Orchard said if you’re a male who wants to

take control of your health, or a female who wants to get their male partner more involved in his health, there are also plenty of readily available resources that can be accessed privately and from the comfort of home. “Online resources such as Lifeline, Heart Foundation Australia, Diabetes Australia, Cancer Council NSW, Active and Healthy and Beyond Blue are fantastic resources for all men,” he said. “Websites such as these can act as the catalyst for men to seek face-to-face health interventions through their regular GP.” The ‘Men Out West’ Clinic is located in the Nepean Sexual Health and HIV Clinic in the Court Building, Nepean Hospital campus. For information, phone 4734 2507.

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HOROSCOPES

Penrith Valley Cancer Support Op Shop

ARIES

MARCH 21 TO APRIL 20

Expect the unexpected in your home and family life. If you were hoping to have a nice peaceful time at home alone, forget it. Friends, and relatives will be dropping in for tea, coffee, chats and sympathy all month long. It may not be what you had planned but you will enjoy it all the same. People you haven’t heard from or seen in ages will suddenly be on the phone or you will run into them.

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TAURUS

APRIL 21 TO MAY 21

Unexpected answers to some quite troublesome questions that have been on your mind shall come from out of the blue. Your mental powers are going to be in top form, so let your instincts and intelligence shine. You are particularly persuasive too, so it shouldn’t be difficult to win even the most stubborn and entrenched person over to your cause. If you’re studying or sitting for exams you’ll excel at your work!

Opening hours: Mon to Fri 10am - 4pm, and Sat 10am - 2pm VOLUNTEERS We are looking for new Op Shop volunteers from the Penrith area. Training and support will be provided. DONATIONS We are appealing for donations of re-saleable goods and furniture from the local area to stock the new shop.

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CANCER

Children or young people in your social circle will bring a great deal of pleasure, either because they make some kind of achievement or simply because you enjoy doing things together. There is also likely to be the news of an unexpected pregnancy in your social circle, which shall bring a lot of excitement with it. If you’re looking for love and have all but given up you’re about to be pleasantly surprised!

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There is great news in connection with your work and, in particular, with payment for anything to do with work. You may receive an excellent offer and this could include a binding document of some kind. Make sure that you read this thoroughly and that you understand it before signing. There will be a sudden urge for some retail therapy, and you’ll be guaranteed of buying some bargains.

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LEO

JULY 23 TO AUGUST 23

A serious conversation with someone special in your life will renew an understanding between you. Th is, in turn, will be expressed as affection, as shared worries will bring you closer together! There should be a sudden and unexpected windfall for you or some other family member. What seems certain is that, if such a windfall does occur you will spend it on household goods or to benefit loved ones.

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LIBRA

SEPTEMBER 24 TO OCTOBER 23

Bosses and other colleagues are going to be impressed with how you handle difficult situations at work. If you’re out of work and are looking for a new job then the right one is about to land into your lap. Your judgement of certain situations is spot on and recognition is about to come your way. Th is is also the ideal time to deal with any annoying health problems as the answers will be easily found!

SCORPIO

OCTOBER 24 TO NOVEMBER 22

If you have to deal with awkward, demanding children or even with adults who insist on acting like children, you will be able to defuse the most troubling situation with ease and tact. The fact that you are able to empathise with their point of view while still maintaining your own position of moral authority will be very important. It’s a great time for a trip away or to buy some tickets to a special musical or event!

SAGITTARIUS

NOVEMBER 23 TO DECEMBER 21

If you have been involved in some major renovations in and around your home, you will be glad to know that they are headed in the right direction. If you have been contemplating having something done but haven’t got started on it yet, this is the time in which to get things under way. There is great news for those of you trying to organise a major public event as things are about to all fall into place.

CAPRICORN

DECEMBER 22 TO JANUARY 20

You’re reminiscent of a battering ram, when there’s an obstacle before you, you won’t rest until you have broken it down. The stars show you to be something of a workaholic, and we must admit your capacity for hard graft is impressive, but be certain not to wear yourself out. Th is is also going to be a rather busy time for you as there will loads of paperwork to deal with and several short journeys ahead.

AQUARIUS

JANUARY 21 TO FEBRUARY 19

A discussion with your loved ones will open your eyes to possibilities you didn’t think existed. In monetary terms this will be a good thing, enabling you to sort out the fi nances so that large domestic projects can be completed. Th is is an excellent time to get your hands on any kind of equipment that will make your life easier, either at home or at work. Also your health and energy are about to improve.

PISCES

FEBRUARY 20 TO MARCH 20

Unexpected answers to problems that have bothered you for some time either regarding your children or a creative endeavour that you’re trying to pull together shall fall into your lap just in time. Your talents should shine, so have some belief in yourself and in what you can offer the world at large. Romance seems to be in the air for you and therefore, you’ll unexpectedly meet someone who sets your heart a flu tter.

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by Elisha Stein

Improving social connections

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ocial connections and positive relationships are strongly linked to our mental health and wellbeing. Th roughout our lives our relationships with others change, but they remain important. Being around people gives us the opportunity to share our experiences and to learn about the experience of others. Good relationships with family and friends help us to have fun and enjoy life. Other people can help us out with practical tasks and support us to reach our goals. We can grow at any stage of life we just need to be open to new experiences. Building our knowledge and skill at a task we really enjoy can boost self-esteem, give us opportunities for social interaction, and improve our overall wellbeing. When setting new challenges or taking on new activities choose things that are meaningful for you and fit with your interests and values. Be flexible. Try and think about your new goals in terms of things you want to add to your life, instead of in terms of things you are trying to avoid. Sites such as mentalhealth.asn.au can be helpful and give helpful tips. Some ways to connect: • O ffer to help – volunteer for an organisation you believe in or just help your mate move house. • Combine doing something for your physical health with a social activity

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STAYING HEALTHY

KEEPING FIT by David Stein

Trainers know how you’re feeling

to improve your mental health. Go for a walk with a friend or join a walking group. • Make spending quality time with people close to you a priority and keep up to date with what is happening in their lives. Try to be a good listener and let others share their stories without interrupting. Some ways to grow: • Ask someone you know to teach you something they do well or are enthusiastic about and that you’ve been interested in for a long time. • Write a list of what you value most and a list of what you spend time on. Do they match up? What could you do to spend more time on what is important to you? • Break a big task into smaller chunks. What’s the very fi rst step you need to take? Write down a plan of where, when and how you’ll do this and how you’ll deal with any obstacles. Don’t forget a fi nish date.

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spoke to a person the other day who said she wants to come and see me, as soon as she gets a bit fitter. Thi s isn’t uncommon. If you’re sick do you wait until you’re better before you go to the doctor? What about quickly change your oil before you take the car in for a service? We don’t want the mechanic seeing how dirty our old oil is! Starting your training journey is daunting. It’s very hard for an overweight, unfit person to walk into a gym or see a trainer the fi rst time. I don’t just mean hard to get up the steps but the willpower to stick to the decision and go right outside their comfort zone. It makes people feel very vulnerable. The trainer might be quite fit and healthy themselves, so people think trainers must be looking at their new client judging them. It’s funny but somewhere it’s assumed everybody knows how to keep fit and anyone who doesn’t is just lazy. We all own a body so must know how to look after it. Th is isn’t true. I train people to become trainers and I know how much is involved in making someone good at it. To assume everybody should just know how to do it is ridiculous. I can say from experience, having completed my trade straight after I left school, a carpenter learns a lot before he earns his papers,

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

but then they can take an old house and turn it into something much better. A trainer is in the trade of getting people fit. The ‘product’ they make is fit, healthy people. Any trainer worth more than $1.50 an hour knows how people feel when coming in the fi rst time. The y are professionals, assessing where a new client is and where they want to be and then designing a way to get them there. They’re not thinking “you’re fat and I’m not”. They have chosen to follow a career path that revolves around helping others improve their results too. It is a service industry. Skill level as a trainer is judged by what they can do for a client. It’s entirely normal to feel a little trepidation starting out, but give it a while and see if that doesn’t turn into excitement as you start feeling and seeing all the great results from your effor ts.

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by Katherine Tweed

Pregnancy fashion

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ashion is often about hiding our lumps and bumps, wearing what we can to make us look slimmer and healthier however, there is an exception. Maternity wear has always been about wearing long, unflattering (but comfortable) ‘muu-muus’ but things are changing. Women are flaunting their baby bumps in the hottest, on-trend maternity wear out; it seems as though designers are putting more of an emphasis on trendy maternity wear. Perhaps they have realised that pregnant women still like to look great in the latest fashions but I think that a lot of the attention on maternity wear has come from a number of famous pregnant women. Take the Duchess of Cambridge for instance; Kate Middleton is a prime example of a beautiful style icon flaunting her pregnancy. Kate always looks on-trend and beautifully classy in her long coats and fitted dresses. The key to the classy look is to buy maternity wear that fits, that isn’t too tight and is modest. A winter coat over a mid-length dress, worn with stockings and some carefully chosen accessories will give you the perfect classy, on-trend look this winter. Reality TV star and socialite Kim Kardashian is another celebrity who is showing that being pregnant is anything but a limitation when it comes to fashion. Kim has taken a much different approach to Kate (understandable considering their roles in society) but she is just as much on trend. Kim has been cutting a little bit of slack when it comes to some of her outfits (think that curtain-like dress that she wore to the 2013 Met Gala) but she always wears it with pride. Many of her outfits are as current as they come and would be worn by anyone, pregnant or not. Like Kim, don’t lose your personal style just because your body has changed – you will fi nd that many of the stores that you already shop at will have a maternity range. There are also great boutique maternity shops with fashionable ranges.

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ow many times have you seen a clever online business, walked past a boutique shop or dined at a local sweet spot and thought about how you’ve always dreamed of wanting to own a business like that if it weren’t for a lack of finances? Don’t let the money hurdle stop your dream before you even begin. Your product or service is the solution to satisfy someone else’s need or want. Therefore, take a logical and strategic approach to your planning, ensuring you’ve done the research exploring market opportunities and segments and position yourself to be equipped to have the conversations with people who can help make your dream become a reality. When talking with fi nancers, investors or potential partners, ensure you have a clearly outlined business plan prepared. Have a business plan that: • clearly defi nes your product, target market and unique selling points • explains why your business is viable and what research you have to evidence this • includes production and promotional costs • outlines how many products or services you aim to produce in a year • includes an overall start up figure that gives a breakdown of costs. One of the most commonly overlooked sources of funding options is the Australian Government who offer grants to budding entrepreneurs who want to get a kick start in business or get an advantage over their competitors. For more information see www.australianbusinessgrants. com.au. Alternatively, take your heart which holds your dream, along with your business plan and bubbling enthusiasm into your local fi nancial institution and ask them how they can support your dream.

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Twisted lung almost floors Mollie

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ollie is the cutest little dog and I have been lucky enough to be her vet since she was a little puppy (from when she fir st came to Coreen Avenue Veterinary Clinic after having an adventure on a balcony and ending up with two broken legs... but that is another story!). Not long ago her owner, Mary, noticed her coughing for a few days and picking at her food. She knew something serious was wrong with her. Mollie was always a happy dog, with lots of kisses for everyone. The day Mary brought her into the clinic was a different story. Mollie looked up at me with very sad eyes. When I gave her a thorough physical exam I noticed that her lungs weren’t sounding quite right, with no sound coming from the left side of her chest. I placed the pulse oximeter (which measures the amount of oxygen in her blood) on Mollie and the levels were dangerously low. When this occurs in animals we are able to place them on supplemental oxygen, much the same as in human hospitals. What could be causing this I wondered? Radiographs were the next step. The radiographs showed a build-up of fluid in the left side of the chest. The flu id was drained and a follow-up x-ray showed that the left lung had a problem. Mollie needed an MRI exam to fi nd out exactly what was wrong with her chest. Mollie was sent to have an MRI and this revealed that

Winter pain relief with rubs and creams

her lung had become twisted. Mollie required emergency surgery to have her lung removed. Mollie came through this like a trooper and following a long course of medications she is back to giving us all kisses. Send your pet related questions to news@westernweekender.com.au.

Nicole McMillan is one of the practice owners of Coreen Avenue Veterinary Clinic and the Western Sydney Cat Hospital

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ith the weather starting to cool down, arthritis joint problems seem to get worse and other aches and pains also appear. The cold temperatures are thought to stiffen joints, along with the fact that many people just move around less during winter. Less movement means you lose flexibility and mobility in your joints and limbs. Rubs, creams and ointments have been used for many years to help loosen stiff body parts, provide pain relief and also bring down swelling and inflammation. They seem to get some great results and provide relief. There are three main types of creams. Heat rubs are the traditional treatment option and include products like Deep Heat, Dencorub and Metsal cream. These creams contain methyl salicylate, which is similar to aspirin and is what gives these creams their distinctive smell. These creams work to warm the area, increasing mobility and blood flow. The extra circulation helps to promote healing if there is an injury to the area. The creams are also anti-inflammatory so they help relieve swelling and pain. If you are taking blood thinning medication you should talk to your pharmacist before using these creams. Natural creams and rubs typically

use menthol, eucalyptus and other natural ingredients. These are safe to use and are effective at treating pain and increasing movement. These products include PainAway, Elmore Oil, A Little Bit Of Relief, Blackmores Flexagil and Rowo Herbal Sports Gel. PainAway is probably the most popular of these natural creams and we have received rave reviews on the Rowo Herbal Sports Gel. Finally anti-inflammation creams such as Voltaren, Feldene and Nurofen Gel have no smell or heating effect. They work to reduce pain and also swelling. Again, if you are taking blood thinning medications, you must talk to your pharmacist before using these creams. Many people believe that creams are very safe and use them to excess. But, anything that is rubbed into the skin is absorbed into the body, so use only the recommended amount and apply to the site of pain only. Other good ideas for helping winter pains and arthritis is massage and gentle exercise. These increase blood flow which is good for healing and bringing down swelling. If you are on medication, it is very important to check what you are using is safe. Th is includes products that can be purchased in supermarkets. Use of the wrong cream can affect the tests your doctor performs.

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

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There is a r oad back fr om illness and there is a road that leads to true health and true wellness. If you truly are serious about improving your own, or your family’s health, you owe it to yourself and them to see us. Book in for our “Return To Wellness” program and start to enjoy life. No matter who gets in at the next election, no matter what happens in the world in the future, if you do not do something about your health things can only get worse for you. Sick people lose jobs and can’t pay mortgages. Call us today and book your appointment. Call 4721 3198 you will be glad you did, guaranteed.

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NATURAL THERAPIES by John Miller-Crispe

Tips to remain cancer free

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ecent high profi le news about Angelina Jolie’s decision to have a radical mastectomy because she found that she had a gene that indicated that she had a higher chance of getting breast cancer, has sparked much comment and some fear. Such choices are of course, an individual thing and should remain so. However, there needs to be some caution injected into the discussion. Research shows that even though there is a heightened chance of getting breast cancer when this gene is present, it has also shown that there is a far greater chance of contracting breast cancer from environmental causes. No matter whether there is a genetic issue or not, a person’s best chance of remaining cancer free is to make sure that lifestyle and diet are conducive to a healthy body. What can you do to give yourself the best chance of avoiding cancer? There are a number of simple things that can be done. Naturally at the top of the list has to be avoiding smoking any form of substance, tobacco or other substances. Try to avoid any contact with smoking as second hand smoke is just as bad if not worse than doing it yourself. Women should reduce or abstain from alcohol as alcohol consumption has been linked to increases in the risk of breast

cancer (the one million women study). And yes men can also get breast cancer. Though it is far less prevalent in men, it is not exclusively a women’s problem. Eat a diet high in organic foods and especially vegetables and again more weighted to the green leafy type. Broccoli sprouts are a good source of the right nutrients, especially for women. Taking a supplement of organic greens can also be valuable. Reduce intake of red meat and avoid pork altogether. Do not eat smoked or cured meats and avoid all sugar and artificial sweeteners. Only use natural cleaners and hair treatments and cosmetics. If you are not sure about any of these things check in with your Naturopath and Nutritionist. They can give you qualified dietary advice that will help. These are just some of the things you can and should do to reduce your likelihood of contracting this frightening disease. Naturally it is wise to regularly get checked by your GP to ensure that you are on the right track. It is not necessary to have radical surgery before the event but best to keep checking. Catching things such as breast cancer early gives you the best chance of survival. Prevention is always the best course. If you would like more information contact us.

Doubting yourself and your decisions

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ave you ever suddenly woken at 3am in the morning, in a cold sweat, not sure you have done the right thing, doubting yourself. The new job. The new investment property you’ve sunk so much money in. The decision to sell your home. Not sure about that new course of study or enrolling the kids in a different school. It can be very unsettling to fi nd yourself doubting these big decisions. But what about doubting God? Questions of his existence. Questions about his care and interest in us. One of the things so encouraging about the Bible is that it tackles questions of doubt head on! In the New Testament book of Matthew, we meet a man named John. John had sided with Jesus, but by standing up for Jesus he had found himself in prison. Now John begins to doubt his original decision to trust Jesus. From prison he is able to send some friends to ask Jesus, “Are you the one who was to come, or should we expect someone else?” In response, Jesus sends this answer. “Go back and report to John what you hear and see: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor. Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on

account of me.” Jesus’ answer is simple but significant. John’s questions of doubt were helped by Jesus’ response to look at the facts. Don’t let feelings of doubt overwhelm you. Remember what Jesus has done. Th is helped John keep his confidence in Jesus and it will be helpful for you today.

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e spoke to interior design expert, Sharon Bunfield, about some of the current trends across the Allam residential communities. Sharon has worked in the building industry for 20 years, with 17 years experience in interior design. She has been working as an interior designer with Allam Property Group for the past 11 years. For Sharon, colour is one of the most crucial elements buyers need to consider when making their purchase. “We are constantly updating the internal and external colours to keep up with current trends. At the moment, some of the most popular colour options include warm greys, stone and taupes - all colours that can easily have vibrant highlight colours added so our customers can add their own personal touches to the homes,” she said. Keeping it simple is the way to go, according to Sharon, who says neutrals are a great foundation for any new home. “We work towards making our internal colour selections modern and neutral so our customers can then bring in their own personal touches. Th is helps them when it comes to fitting existing furnishings into their new home, and choosing additional colours for rooms down the track,” Sharon says. The team gets regular feedback from customers and they work hard at trying to incorporate the items that buyers are seeking - particularly those that will ensure value for money. “We are always listening to what our

customers want and constantly trying to incorporate these suggestions in our selections. We’re fi nding that freestanding ovens, glass mosaic features in bathrooms, large format tiles and timber flooring are some of the most popular trends that buyers are seeking at our estates. We introduced the timber flooring only recently and it has been such a success that we are now doing an even number of timber and tiled homes.” Staying up to date with current design trends is also important to Sharon and the rest of the team at Allam and they work closely with their suppliers to provide upgrades in most homes. Here are some of the top changes they’ve incorporated recently. • Increased standard caeserstone colour range to include 3 new colours: linen, latte and cashmere. • Use of upgraded textured laminates to kitchen cupboards and vanities - a step up in terms of quality and adding another textured element to the kitchens. • Glass mosaics and large formatted tiles added to bathrooms to provide a more modern look, with tiles being updated constantly as new designs are released onto the market. • Option of laminated timber flooring added for variety. • Upgraded bricks incorporated into range to give estates variety and compliment the modern facades. • Keeping homes contemporary and easy for buyers to maintain is an

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North Richmond Huge 9.09 Hectares (22.46 Acres) This picturesque and undulating 22.46 acres features a very large and very full dam and is fenced. The North Richmond shopping village is only 2.4 kms from this block and the Richmond Market Place is only 6.2 kms away. This is the perfect block to build your dream home. If you love horses then this is the location for you. Opportunities for land holdings of this size are increasingly rare.

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North Richmond 99 Slopes Road LAND Sale $1,200,000 View By Appointment David Turner 0414 306 040 4732 3333 raywhitepenrith.com

Picturesque 5.88 Acres • Features large workshop/machinery shed • Fenced paddocks • 2.3 ks from North Richmond shops • 4 bedrooms plus study • 2 kitchens & 2 laundries • Ideal for separate living (1 up, 1 down) • Huge wrap around veranda with entertaining area

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Glenbrook 18 Wright Street Two Huge Scenic Decks This property sits on a huge 2639m2 block, which backs onto a picturesque valley. Also featured are two brand new decks. One off the top floor and the other off the ground level. These new decks comply with the new bush fire standards and have been council approved. This two level property features 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 2 living areas. It also features a stunning kitchen and a huge main living room with polished timber floors with bi-fold doors that open onto the top deck. There is a third deck off to the left hand side of the property. This is a great home!

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Huge 5 Bedroom Home This large Clarendon home has it all and sits on a generous 611m2 block. Features include 5 double sized bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4 living areas and a spectacular inground pool with water feature and spa jets. One of the living areas is ideally suited to a superb home theatre that suits a big screen. Also featured in this perfect family home: *Gas and Solar Heated Pool *Gas Heating Bayonets in Living *Multi Zone Alarm System *Ducted Air Conditioning *Alfresco Area *Ducted Vacuum System *Double Remote Garage *Separate Split System Air This is an awesome opportunity to own an outstanding home at a way below replacement cost.

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A Very Spacious Home On a 880m2 Block • 880 sqm block + inground pool • Double bedrooms + an ensuite • Huge lounge room & spacious kitchen • Potential for granny flat (stca) • Internal access from double garage • Located close to schools & shops & buses

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CAMBRIDGE PARK Spacious Townhouse

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• 5 good size bedrooms with built in robes • beautifully renovated ensuite and family bathroom • home office or study room • large formal lounge and separate dining rooms • brilliant kitchen with quality appliances • second living room with access to the rear yard • solar heated swimming pool • air conditioning and gas heating • lovely outlook from all aspects of the home

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2 great size bedrooms open plan | combined lounge & dining internal laundry + large east facing balcony lock-up garage + internal access + small complex • prime location + close proximity to Penrith CBD Enjoy a relaxed lifestyle close to Penrith panthers, paceway, panthers stadium and Penrith CBD. Located in a small complex this neat 2 bedroom apartment, features good size rooms, open plan design, lock-up garage and large east facing balcony. If you are looking to invest, downsize or become a first home buyer then you can’t go past this location. Call today to book your inspection.

A blend of classic appeal and modern comfort, this period feature home is full of character which combines a flexible floor plan with a sun flooded garden in an ultra-convenient location. Call today to book your exclusive inspection. Strictly by appointment only.

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4 large bedrooms - all with built-ins + study master bedroom with gorgeous updated ensuite guest bedroom + walk-in robe + 2 way bathroom formal entry + polished timber floors + alarm formal lounge room + gas fire place + ornate cornices magnificent custom renovated kitchen + stone bench tops + industrial oven upstairs family room + r/c ducted air conditioning double garage + remote doors + huge side access + front security gate re-furbished in-ground pool + spa + outside bathroom + wine cellar double garage | work shop | gym (detached) + rear grassed area + bbq area

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A flawless fusion of original details and innovative design has transformed this magnificent residence into a stunning private retreat. It showcases fluid in | outdoor spaces that are bathed in natural sunlight. Located in the prestigious Nepean Avenue, Penrith situated on a large 999 m2 approx block, this is one property NOT to be missed. Call today for your exclusive viewing.

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Positioned on the high side of a quiet street is this large 5 bedroom family residence. Offering recently renovated kitchen, family bathroom and ensuite, large separate living areas and a beautiful solar heated swimming pool. A lovely outlook, loads of natural sunlight and large picture windows gives this property a real appeal. A short stroll to the local school and the bus makes this property ideal for the family.

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• 3 great size bedrooms all with built-ins • master bedroom with ensuite • formal entry + combined formal lounge & dining rooms • large kitchen + gas cooking + split system air conditioning + tiled in main traffic areas • single garage + internal access + 3rd toilet downstairs + front veranda • large rear yard + close proximity to transport & schools

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MULGOA

• 5 double bedrooms all with built in robes • master with ensuite and WIR | Dressing room • large separate living areas • gorgeous timber kitchen with quality appliances • solid hardwood timber flooring and high set ceilings throughout • ducted air conditioning and alarm system • lovely rear verandah with beautiful bush backdrop • double lock up garage with loads of storage space • great level rear yard and a low maintenance block

Main Residence (470m2 | 51sq UMR approx) • master-built 5 bedroom home; multiple living areas • large proportions throughout - great for large families • all mod. con’s including ducted air & combustion fire • verandas and living rooms with beautiful aspect | views Renovated Cottage (140m2 | 15sq UMR approx) • fully renovated large family cottage • flexible floor plan with multiple living areas • 3 bedrooms, plus study plus 2nd living • two bathrooms including ensuite • full length u/c entertaining | veranda

Beautiful Family Home

Magnificent Mulgoa Property - Two Great Homes

Positioned at the end of a popular cul-de-sac surrounded by quality homes is this master built family home. Offering 5 double bedrooms, expansive separate living areas, gorgeous timber kitchen, hardwood flooring and ducted air conditioning throughout. High set ceilings, quality fixtures and fittings, large double garage, loads of storage and 2 rear veranda’s capturing the bush view will surely impress. The location offers an easy walk to the village shopping centre, train station, schools and easy access to the M4 motorway. A delight to inspect

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Situated on a superb 2.27 hectare (5.6 Acres) (approx.) parcel of land with picturesque n/w aspect over green rolling pastures and bushland. The permanent waterhole at the bottom of the property provides the perfect picnic or even camping ground. Two high quality homes perfect for extended families or even those looking at a variety of business uses (STCA). There is so much more to this magnificent property, call listing agent Justin Cohen to get the complete picture and arrange your exclusive inspection.

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3 good size bedrooms + 2 with built-ins formal entry + large formal lounge + ample storage spacious kitchen area + informal dining wood fire place + gas connected + air conditioning double carport + side access + central location

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Looking for a large modern family home with generous proportions in the desirable South Penrith Area? 13 years old and in impeccable condition this Mirvac home has been built to last. Outstanding build quality sets the stage for this impressive family home with various living areas to enjoy as well as an upstairs landing, you won’t tread on each other’s toes. The outdoor areas will delight and triple drive through garage with high lean-to | carport and side access is great for tradesmen and those with hobbies. All this literally moments from the right side of the M4 to free you from peak hour congestion, your kids will love having both mum and dad home for dinner. Call for your exclusive inspection today.

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four double bedrooms plus office | study master suite with WIR and ensuite generous & multiple living areas inc. rumpus triple garage + double carport + side access delightful in-ground tiled pool and gardens ducted air conditioning and security system

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Situated only minutes from Lennox shopping centre, local schools, transport and nestled on a large 652m2 approx block of land. Featuring great size rooms, functional floor plan and large side access, with huge potential to update in the future, this property is ideal for the first home buyer and or investor alike. Call today to book your exclusive inspection.

South Penrith’s Masterpiece

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654m2

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WALLACIA $569,000

GLENMORE PARK

SECLUDED PERFECTION!

UNBEATABLE VALUE - BETTER BE QUICK!

Wonderfully positioned down a private gated driveway and backing million dollar properties this immaculate family home is a must to view. Featuring four large bedrooms all with built-in’s, en suite to main, large covered entertaining deck, two separate living areas, double garage with internal access, near new flooring throughout, a stunning near new kitchen and all the creature comforts such as air-conditioning and a combustion fireplace. Occupying a 833m2 block (approximately) there is room for everyone and even space for the boat or caravan. If you are looking for a home that oozes warmth, style and privacy than this should be at the top of your list!

With easy access to the Northern Road and only moments to the local primary school, this home will offer a great base for the growing family. Floating floors lead to a great open plan design that comprises four bedrooms with an en suite to the main. Split system air conditioning controls comfort throughout the home all year round, there are built in wardrobes, a covered area for entertaining and a double garage. This currently represents the best buying opportunity in Glenmore Park, so don’t delay in booking your inspection.

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LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION!

Nestled in a beautiful tree lined cul-de-sac featuring a kid friendly park you will find this six bedroom family home situated on 837sqm (approximately). The benefits don’t stop at the tranquil setting, all bedrooms have built ins, ensuite to the spacious master bedroom, renovated three way main bathroom, “master chef” sized kitchen with quality European stainless steel appliances leading seamlessly to the beautiful outdoor entertaining area, open plan living and dining spaces with separate media room, office with external access, ducted air conditioning and solar panel system. Short stroll to schools, shops and transport so if room to move is what you need you are sure to be delighted.

Situated in one of Glenmore Park’s most prestigious streets is this two story delight with the lot. With three separate living areas, four large bedrooms with built in’s, a double garage, functional kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a “gold class” media room this home is the best value with its address. With all the extras such as ducted air-conditioning, ducted vacuum, alarm, 1.5KW solar panel system, spa bath in main bathroom, sparkling swimming pool with exercise swim jet which enjoys a northerly aspect, brand new pergola and spacious master bed with walk-in robe and en suite all within walking distance to cafes and beautiful parks this home is priced to SELL!

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WALLACIA

OFFERS OVER $1,100,000

EXECUTIVE HOME – 1300+SQM BLOCK

SECLUDED HIDEAWAY

Positioned on over 1300 sqm of land in this recently sub divided estate is a grand residence that will make you the envy of your friends! Stretching across two levels it encompasses all the features you would expect in this exclusive price range. Ducted air conditioning controls comfort throughout the four bedroom floor plan that also includes a study and rumpus room. Along with this is a choice of informal and formal living spaces, a stunning kitchen with island bench and sliding double doors that leads to the alfresco area. The centerpiece of the yard is the magnificent in ground pool that comes complete with water feature.

Resting on approximately 11 arable acres is this private double brick residence that will offer you and your family the space it deserves. At the end of the driveway is the main home that comprises four bedrooms, two modern bathrooms, open plan kitchen and living areas with cedar vaulted ceilings and ceiling fans and the comfort of split system air conditioning in the main bedroom. The elevated position with covered verandah enjoys stunning views of the in ground pool, the picturesque bush land and surrounding greenery. The second dwelling is a fully self contained two bedroom cottage currently set up as an office but is ideal for the extended family. There are also three sheds including car accommodation, large dam and 100,000 Litre water tank all positioned in this quiet location.

Glenmore Park

Emu Plains

Blaxland

Glenbrook

Cranebrook

Springwood

Emu Plains

Penrith

30 Mulgoa Road Regentville NSW 2745

91 Great Western Hwy Emu Plains NSW 2750

134D Great Western Hwy Blaxland NSW 2774

5 Wascoe Street Glenbrook NSW 2773

Shop 9 Borrowdale Way Cranebrook NSW 2749

7 Great Western Highway Valley Heights NSW 2777

Lennox Centre Emu Plains NSW 2750

429 High Street Penrith NSW 2750

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VERY NICE INDEED!

This home boasts three bedrooms with built-in robes to all, renovated kitchen with new appliances, plus renovated bathroom with floor to ceiling tiles. There is a large separate lounge area and large internal laundry plus an undercover entertaining area. Don’t forget the separate single garage which is extra-long and remote control. The home is located close to schools, shops, parks and public transport. This is a great opportunity for the first home buyer or investor so call now for a private inspection.

Located in a quiet street, this value packed home awaits. It many features include three good size bedrooms, separate lounge room, tiled living areas, dining room, a fantastic renovated kitchen and the complete comfort of ducted air conditioning. There’s the added benefit of a family room, a renovated bathroom, side access and covered entertaining area. Add to this the large backyard and the convenience of being close to schools, shops and local transport and this home is definitely one no to be missed. So call us today and book your private viewing!!

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CRANEBROOK

OFFERS OVER $269,950

NO STRATA FEES

• HIGHEST POSSIBLE PRICE • SHORTEST POSSIBLE TIME • LEAST INCONVENIENCE TO YOU!!

CASTLEREAGH

Boasting three bedrooms all with built-in robes, large living and dining with a neat and tidy kitchen and bathroom. Outside includes a single garage with a low maintenance yard. Give your local Cranebrook agent a call to book your private inspection.

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CRANEBROOK

OFFERS OVER $649,950

The block is just over an acre in size and offers a frontage of approximately 44m. The block has been registered and is ready for you to join forces with your architect to bring your dream to life. Call now to gain further information or book an appointment to experience the block first hand.

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Resting on just over 3.5 acres of land is a great opportunity to secure two homes in a peaceful environment. Both homes are in a condition suitable to reside in or rent out. Along with this there is an in ground pool, large storage shed, under cover car accommodation and ample room for the kids and pets to roam.

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CRANEBROOK

HOME FOR THE GROWING FAMILY

IT HAS THAT LOOK OF SUCCESS!

This home has four bedrooms with the main having a walk-in robe and the second bathroom fully renovated. There are two separate living areas, renovated kitchen with granite bench tops, plus stainless steel appliances and natural gas cooking. With loads of extras like split system air conditioning, single garage with remote control roller door, this is a must see. On a great sized block and having an inground pool with solar heating, this home is just what the doctor has ordered.

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This home includes five bedrooms with a possible sixth, three builtin wardrobes and walk-in robe to main plus two bathrooms. There are two living rooms, renovated kitchen, good size dining, two split system air conditioners and internal laundry. Outside consists of a decked undercover area, shed, above ground pool and two driveways.

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LARGE FAMILY HOME

PRESTIGE ACREAGE PARADISE

If you’re looking for a large family home in a popular North Cranebrook location then look no further. Consisting of four large bedrooms all with built-in robes, ensuite to main, two large living rooms at separate ends of the home, ducted air conditioning, plus another neat and tidy bathroom, modern kitchen and family room. Outside boasts a large undercover entertaining area, beautiful spa, shed, side access into one garage and also a double garage under the main roof.

This home is located in rural setting at the end of a cul-de-sac and is private and quiet. Boasting six bedrooms with built-in robes and en-suite plus walk-in robe to main, office, walk-in pantry and storage facility, powder room, theatre room and double garage. There is a large undercover entertaining area, sparkling pool with entertainment and bathroom facilities plus tennis court and large shedding perfect. The extras on this property are overwhelming with ducted air conditioning, alarm and much more.

Cranebrook

Emu Plains

Blaxland

Glenbrook

Springwood

Emu Plains

Glenmore Park Penrith

Shop 9 Borrowdale Way Cranebrook NSW 2749

Lennox Centre Emu Plains NSW 2750

134D Great Western Hwy Blaxland NSW 2774

5 Wascoe Street Glenbrook NSW 2773

7 Great Western Highway Valley Heights NSW 2777

91 Great Western Hwy Emu Plains NSW 2750

30 Mulgoa Road Regentville NSW 2745

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OFFERS OVER $699,000

OH! WOW! A CORNER BLOCK!

A STATEMENT FOR YOUR OWN SUCCESS

Set on an approximately 639m2 block with side access and a huge gate powered by solar power, is this well presented three bedroom home all with built ins. You will find a huge lounge room, modern kitchen and dining room combined all freshly painted and tiled throughout. Outside is a bigger than double steel framed garage suitable to hold all the boys toys. Situated in close proximity to IGA Supermarket, other specialty shops and also the M4 motorway, this home has a lot to offer for the astute buyer. So call today for your private inspection.

Resting on over 700sqm of land and nestled amongst other quality homes is a residence that will make you the envy of your friends. The architecturally designed floor plan has been superbly crafted and will offer a contemporary lifestyle that few can enjoy. Porcelain tiles lead to four bedrooms (TWO with ensuites) all are spacious and complimented by built in robes. The outstanding kitchen with island bench and walk in pantry is the centrepiece of the home and overlooks the casual living space. Ducted air conditioning controls comfort, piped music services the home and alfresco area and security is maximised with the alarm and CCTV system. With too many features to list an inspection is a must experience this one off opportunity.

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PENRITH $259,950

THE PERFECT ENTRY

BETTER RETURNS THAN A BOOMERANG

Located close to Nepean hospital, this lovely home awaits. It features very good size bedrooms, solid timber flooring, the wiring and plumbing has all been updated, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a fantastic size lounge room, separate dining room and the kitchen is a good size and has been renovated along with the bathroom. Add to this the convenient courtyard and the abundance of parking this home really does represent great value. So call us today and book your viewing!

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

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ORCHARD HILLS

$1,090,000

TWO BALCONIES AND A DOUBLE GARAGE!

FIVE ACRES ON THE EDGE OF THE PENRITH CBD

Perfectly located in one of Evan Streets best complexes is this modern two bedroom unit. With security access, a modern kitchen and bathroom, two lovely balconies, an enormous double garage, air conditioning and excellent storage, this unit is an absolute standout at this price! Within an easy walk to the Penrithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vibrant high street, the Nepean Hospital, schools and shops.Strata approimately $431 per quarter.

This five acre parcel of land is the closest acreage of its size for sale to the CBD of Penrith. Currently on the land sits a three bedroom original red brick home which could be tenanted whilst you explore the number of possibilities. The property is one of the very few acreage properties in Orchard Hills connected to sewer. With a generous zoning of RU4 and with Orchard Hills being earmarked by the State Government as a potential growth corridor this is the best land bank opportunity on the market today! (Agent Declares Interest).

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Emu Plains

Blaxland

Glenbrook

Springwood

Emu Plains

Glenmore Park

Cranebrook

429 High Street Penrith NSW 2750

Lennox Centre Emu Plains NSW 2750

134D Great Western Hwy Blaxland NSW 2774

5 Wascoe Street Glenbrook NSW 2773

7 Great Western Highway Valley Heights NSW 2777

91 Great Western Hwy Emu Plains NSW 2750

30 Mulgoa Road Regentville NSW 2745

Shop 9 Borrowdale Way Cranebrook NSW 2749

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EMU PLAINS

$399,950

YOUR HAVEN IN THE HEIGHTS

3 BEDROOMS – SENIORS LIVING

Moments from the bus stop in a highly sought location is this great opportunity to enter the Emu Heights market. Whether you’re looking to nest or invest this three bedroom residence deserves your immediate attention. The kitchen and bathroom have been tastefully updated, split system air conditioning controls comfort all is complimented by immaculate presentation. There is a single garage along with off street parking for two cars. The rear yard easily accommodates the huge shed/workshop for storage with enough room left for the kids and pets. An inspection is a must to secure this one! Call now to book a time – you won’t be disappointed.

Finally an over 55’s property with a three bedroom floor plan! Enjoying a peaceful position minutes from the Lennox Shopping Centre and transport is an opportunity to reside with like-minded neighbours. Ducted air conditioning controls comfort throughout, stone bench tops and stainless steel appliances compliments the spacious kitchen. Additional features include built in wardrobes, remote garage with internal access and a separate lounge and dining area. Call now or watch for open home times.

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EMU PLAINS

FAMILY HOME – GOLF COURSE BACK DROP

MOMENTS FROM THE RIVER

Beyond the modern façade is a family friendly layout that 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. The kitchen is the home’s centrepiece and boasts an island bench and a wonderful freestanding oven. Social gatherings will be a breeze whether it is poolside, under the entertaining area or in the comfort of the ducted air conditioning. With very little opportunity to reside in these locations this deserves your immediate attention.

Located in the ever sought after Golden Triangle of Emu Plains is a home offering so much more than can be seen from the street. Enter the property to find four bedrooms with built in wardrobes, ensuite to main, two living areas including a rumpus room off the neat and tidy kitchen, plus the bonus of split system air conditioning. Outside there is side access with a tandem carport, a single detached lock up garage and low maintenance yard. Add your own taste to this property and capitalise on this sought after location.

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EMU PLAINS

$479,950

TIME TO TAKE IT EASY

THE SIZE WILL SURPRISE

Do you want to free yourself from the time consuming task of cleaning a home that is far too big for your current needs? If this sounds like you call to inspect this great opportunity. Complete with ducted air conditioning, wonderfully high ceilings and modern inclusions throughout - you’ll just love coming home. Other Features include; built in robes, remote single garage with internal access and a small courtyard. With a bus stop out the front and the security of electric gates you will need to be quick.

Wonderfully positioned in a quiet cul de sac within walking distance to the Lennox Shopping Centre, train station and schools, this large five bedroom home offers a package you won’t be disappointed with. Featuring built-ins to four bedrooms, two modern bathrooms, timber kitchen and three living areas throughout the home. Be comfortable all year round with two split system air conditioners. With the extra bonus of a separate single garage with drive through access to the extra double garage ideal for the extra toys. With a huge backyard to complete the package, this is an opportunity not to be missed.

Emu Plains

Glenmore Park

Blaxland

Glenbrook

Cranebrook

Springwood

Penrith

Emu Plains

Lennox Centre Emu Plains NSW 2750

30 Mulgoa Road Regentville NSW 2745

134D Great Western Hwy Blaxland NSW 2774

5 Wascoe Street Glenbrook NSW 2773

Shop 9 Borrowdale Way Cranebrook NSW 2749

7 Great Western Highway Valley Heights NSW 2777

429 High Street Penrith NSW 2750

91 Great Western Hwy Emu Plains NSW 2750

4735 2121

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Dreams Come True Been looking for a luxurious, modern and spacious home that’s in one of Western Sydney’s sought after destinations? Then look no further that this magnificent, contemporary designer home by Bellriver Homes, this marvel is located in Claremont Parkview Estate which has been praised on its modern yet classic style. Th is Home is sure to impress with walk in robe and en-suite to the master bedroom plus built ins to the other bedrooms. Features include an open plan kitchen with 900mm European stainless steel appliances, Ceasarstone Benchtops, Air-conditioning and an alfresco dining area that will bring the resort style relaxation right to your back yard. DISPLAY HOME OPEN, get in quick and call Parker and Partners Real Estate 4722 6933.

Claremont Meadows

$569,000

Contact Parker and Parkers Real Estate on 4722 6933 • www.parkerpartners.com.au

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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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OPEN HOME Saturday 15th 11.00-11.30am, 86 Sheringham Road

Large Home Opposite Reserve

Commanding Position!

Th is larger than average 3 bedroom home with a big double garage with drive though has it all. Features include ensuite access to bathroom from bedroom 1 which also has a generous walk-in robe. Plus a formal living room, kitchen dining & big family area. BBQ’s are easy with a huge brick paved entertaining area. The property also features side access, suitable for a boat or a trailer. Be very quick!

Set high on a corner block this fantastic family home offers all of today’s comforts and is positioned with easy access to Mulgoa Rd & M4 motorway. Features include: 4 bedrooms, ensuite, walk-in robe, built- in robes, study, formal lounge, dining, meals area, family room, floating timber & tiled floors, 3 way main bathroom, ceiling fans, pergola, inground pool, internal access double garage & landscaped gardens. All within walking distance to schools, shops and transport this fantastic family home is sure to impress! Contact Michael Ball on 0414 264 668.

Cranebrook

Glenmore Park

$359,000

Contact Helen Fitzpatrick at Ray White Penrith on 0414 362 955 or 4732 3333 • www.raywhitepenrith.com

Offers Over $595,000

Contact Michael Ball at Michael Ball Realty Penrith on 0414 264 668 or 4732 2888 • www.mbrrealty.com.au

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348 High Street, Penrith

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Offers Over $825,000

4732 5055

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In an elevated location this relatively flat block is one for your short list. With only one adjoining neighbour and fully serviced your dream home is only a call away. Registered and ready to build.

Damian Sexton 0438 212 810

$339,000

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Property OPEN HOME Saturday 15th 2.00-2.40pm, 7 Bayldon Place

OPEN HOME Saturday 15th 1.00-1.40pm, 10/160 Canberra Street

Psst! Wanna Hear A Secret? That’s Right!! Main bedroom downstairs with ensuite and built in wardrobe, two bedrooms upstairs both with ceiling fans and built in wardrobes. Main bathroom, plenty of storage throughout the townhouse, a single garage with internal access and a designated car spot. With a decent sized backyard and a good undercover entertaining area for those get togethers with friends, it’s all there. Plus for those hot and cold weather conditions a split system air conditioner to round out those creature comforts. Situated in close proximity to St Marys Station and also shops and transport. For an investor it could possible achieve $360 per week. So call today for your private inspection.

St Marys Offers Over $319,950

Big Home - Big On Charm And Character

Have you been on the watch for a home with that genuine cottage character, but with the size and layout to suit your growing family? Well, look no further - and arrange an inspection of this charming home positioned in a quiet cul de sac in Glenmore Park. Set on (approx.) 730 sq metre block, and with a home design size of (approx.) 39 squares. From the moment you enter through the Cedar timber door entrance, admire the 9 foot high ceilings, quality Australian Baltic timber flooring, the stylish use of Cedar French doors throughout all living areas, lead lighting, and the large open quality timber kitchen, your excitement is now taking over. Offering a one off design consisting of five large bedrooms all with built ins and the main offering ensuite and walk in robe. The main bathroom has a claw foot bath, and like the rest of the home is large. There are four large living areas, wide verandahs, large storage and use of the roof area, in ground pool, unique BBQ and undercover entertaining with an outside toilet, split air-conditioning, ceiling fans and double garage. The list goes on so call now and enjoy.

Glenmore Park Offers Over $670,000 Contact Jim Aitken + Partners Glenmore Park on 4733 6999 • www.jimaitken.com.au

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

OPEN HOMES BLAXLAND Sat 10.00-10.40am Sat 10.00-10.40am Sat 11.00-11.30am Sat 12.00-12.40pm

13/56 Old Bathurst Road 1/32 Old Bathurst Road 2/32 Old Bathurst Road 56 Maraket Avenue

JAMISONTOWN Jim Aitken Glenbrook Jim Aitken Glenbrook Michael Ball Realty Jim Aitken Glenbrook

Sat 10.00-10.30am

29 Heaton Avenue

Michael Ball Realty

CRANEBROOK Sat 11.00-11.30am Sat 11.00-11.40am Sat 12.00-12.40pm Sat 1.00-1.40pm

86 Sherringham Road 7 Beethoven Place 2/40 Goldmark Crescent 5 Knot Street

Ray White Penrith Jim Aitken Cranebrook Jim Aitken Cranebrook Jim Aitken Cranebrook

EMU HEIGHTS

Sat 11.00-11.40am

1 Sunland Crescent

Sat 10.00-10.45am

99 Slopes Road

Sat 1.00-1.40pm

8/4 John Tipping Grove

Sat 1.00-1.30pm

84 York Road

36 Riverside Road

Sat 11.00-11.40am Sat 11.00-11.40am Sat 11.00-11.40am Sat 12.00-12.40pm Sat 1.00-1.40pm Sat 2.00-2.40pm

3/12 Jamieson Street 4/36 Gough Street 29 Annett Street 257 Great Western Highway 36 Brougham Street 21 McAuley Crescent

Sat 1.00-1.40pm

18 Clarinda Avenue

NORTH RICHMOND

27 Springfield Crescent

Sat 12.00-12.30pm

33 Solander Drive

Sat 1.00-1.40pm

10/160 Canberra Street

Jim Aitken Springwood

Sat 11.00-11.40am

1580 Greendale Road

Ray White Penrith Jim Aitken Glenbrook

Sat 12.00-12.40pm

3 Innes Place

Michael Ball Realty Dukes Estate Agents Jim Aitken Glenmore Park Ray White Penrith Jim Aitken Glenmore Park

Sat 12.00-12.30pm

5 Hely Court

Jim Aitken Penrith

WALLACIA

GLENMORE PARK

ROSS FOWLER & CO Chartered Accountants

Jim Aitken Glenmore Park

WERRINGTON Jim Aitken Penrith

WERRINGTON COUNTY Ray White Penrith

YELLOW ROCK Sat 11.00-11.40am Sun 11.00-11.40am

66 Cooroy Crescent 66 Cooroy Crescent

Jim Aitken Springwood Jim Aitken Springwood

11 Tindale St Penrith

4722 3066

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GLENBROOK 18 Wright Street 3A King Street

Ray White Penrith

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Dukes Estate Agents

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Sat 2.00-2.40pm Jim Aitken Emu Plains Jim Aitken Emu Plains Jim Aitken Emu Plains Jim Aitken Emu Plains Jim Aitken Emu Plains Dukes Estate Agents

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PENRITH

Jim Aitken Emu Plains

EMU PLAINS

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CLAREMONT MEADOWS Sat 1.00-1.30pm

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4722 9677

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Michelle Ribeiro four behinds and fi nishing with 18 possessions. He was well supported by Rhys Palmer, who kicked three of his own goals and fi nished with 19 possessions. Callum Ward was his usual possession getter, fi nishing the match with 30 possessions and kicking one goal. The defence of Tim Mohr on Tom Hawkins, was outstanding, keeping the star full forward to only two goals, one behind for the match and gathered 14 possessions himself. Round 12 will see GWS face the team they had their fi rst ever win against in the AFL, Port Adelaide. The Giants will again play at Skoda Stadium and hopefully in front of a bigger crowd after last week’s performance. Th is week could see the return of Phil Davis from injury.

If I didn’t see it with my own eyes, I may not have believed it, the Giants beating Geelong by over 30 points in the fi rst quarter of the game on Saturday. Who would have thought, the team who has lost by almost 100 points in most games this year, could come out and take it to one the best teams in the AFL competition. It was a great spectacle for the crowd of 7,800 at Skoda Stadium, and they would have taken a lot of positives from the game. It is still the fitness that is letting GWS down, kicking only one goal out of the last 12 kicked in the match and fi nishing with an unreflective 59 point loss. It was defi nitely one of, if not the best performances by the AFL newbies. Once again Jeremy Cameron caused people to question the need to recruit ‘Buddy’ Franklin, kicking four goals,

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Mick Gilfoyle winning way, taking out the Combined High Schools Singles Championship at Warilla last week. The Over 65 Singles resulted in a win to John Burke (Glenbrook) over Mick Everingham (Austral). The John Hewett Shield was played at Penrith last weekend and the winners were Peter Clarke, Glenn Chandler and Cliff Fay (did he thank the bar staff? ) , with Ross Antrim, Jock Brown and Steve Swan the runners up. Tim Whalen, his dad along with Peter Macqueen took out third place. Good luck to all the NDBA sides taking place in the Zone 5 Pennant Playoffs this weekend.

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nspirational Penrith Emus captain Sia’a Taveuveu has played rugby in all corners of the globe but nothing compares to the humble surrounds of Nepean Rugby Park. Taveuveu returned to the Emus this season after a four-year stint playing overseas. He was originally signed on by head coach Sateki Tu’ipulotu to coach the club’s third grade side but soon found himself throwing on the gold and black once again to lead the Emus’ Shute Shield squad into a new era. The scrum-half said he’s working hard with coach Tu’ipulotu to turn the embattled club around. “My mission is to continue leading and getting the players to become friends because if you’re friends out there on the field, you’ll play for each other,” he said. “I know for a fact that over the last two years there was no bondage within the team. I’ve come back and brought that on board. “The team are starting to play like brothers and are playing for each other – it’s a never say die attitude here at the Emus.” The Emus are yet to win a game after nine rounds this season but are playing with plenty of passion and belief despite the inexperience of the squad. “It’s a whole new team this year... it’s the building stage at the moment but we’re getting better and better,” Taveuveu said. “There’s plenty of belief in the team but

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it comes down to lack of experience. We’re now believing we can win and the morale is a lot higher compared to the start of the season.”

In an interesting twist, Taveuveu once played alongside his current coach during his fi rst tenure at the club back in the early 2000’s.

Taveuveu praised Tu’ipulotu’s dedication and commitment in making the club feel as one both on and off the field.

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what they were trying to achieve. Essential to this was tapping into the diverse cultural and socio-economic make-up of the club and its community “We’re running certificate two and three IT courses through Richmond TAFE which builds that club togetherness we’re trying to achieve,” Hook explains “We’ve also got job assistance, resume support, application and interview skills, food banks for those people who might be in difficult circumstances and we’re working on budgeting and personal finances too “Those are some of the social elements of what we’re doing which is very much about community development and supporting our people. It’s not just about rugby and I think the cultural support will be there for the long term and it’s relevant to the development of our juniors as well.” On the field, the club has access to physios and medical staff through an agreement with

a local gym and is attempting to increase the media profile of rugby through a partnership with the Western Weekender newspaper Starting “behind square one” in 2013 after a raft of players left in the offseason, the Emus have had to rebuild a first grade side and are still seeking improvement. While Hook admits people will look at on field results to judge success, he stresses the long term element of what they’re trying to achieve “We weren’t able to lock away the win against West Harbour last weekend, but our reserve grade won fairly convincingly,” he says “The true measurement won’t be for another year or two when we see the progression through the ranks of some of those junior players.” Note: Waratahs Captain Dave Dennis was a Penrith Junior.

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and Penrith has largely had to go it alone in creating junior “pathways” with an eye to increased recruitment and retention of young players “The club has aligned itself with junior development and is working very closely with the 36 junior teams – seven Age teams will represent the Penrith District Junior Rugby Union at the Junior State Championships on the long weekend – and we’re also developing school clinics to draw from the strong schoolboys’ competition as well,” says Hook “We don’t have the finances to go out and contract all those young players, so we have to provide an attractive alternative for them to play rugby in Western Sydney where their roots are.” Unable to afford marquee players or provide state of the art training facilities on their “shoestring” budget, the coaches and directors had to look closely at what they could offer and

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Athletes must have a “Plan B” What happens when sporting dreams don’t become reality or are cut short? NATHAN TAYLOR

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eing a professional athlete is a rare and fortunate opportunity for some but what happens when an athlete’s dream never becomes a reality or is cut short due to poor form or a career-ending injury? Penrith local and former rugby league player, Ben Jack, is determined to encourage as many sportspeople as possible to have a Plan B off the field. “My whole life was devoted to becoming a professional athlete and then when it didn’t happen, I had to turn to other avenues,” Jack said. “I try and push to have that Plan B because there’s a lot of people who push just to become a professional athlete, and when it doesn’t go as planned, they have nothing as a back-up.” The 23-year-old currently works as a Game Development Officer for the National Rugby League, growing the game through recruitment, retention, participation and fan engagement. He is also currently studying a Masters Degree in Sports Coaching at ACPE (Australian College of Physical Education). Jack said he was influenced in his teenage years by his mother and teachers at Jamison High School to have a second or third option if his footy career never turned out as planned. “My mum’s a teacher so she was always saying that you’ve got to have Plan B as well as an education behind you because if it doesn’t work out what have you got to fall

Penrith’s Ben Jack is encouraging young sportspeople to have a back-up plan in case their dreams don’t come true. Photo: Melinda Jane.

back on,” he said. Th roughout his teenage years, Jack spent five seasons as a ball boy for the Penrith Panthers and knows of a lot of

former rugby league players that never had back-up plans. “A rugby league career can last 10 years if you’re lucky,” Jack said.

“Two per cent of Holden Cup players make fi rst grade, what are the rest going to do? You may not use that Plan B but have it there just in case.”

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AROUND THE GROUNDS OzTag: The Men’s Over-35’s NSW Team featuring 13 Penrith OzTag players was defeated by Queensland at the annual OzTag State of Origin held in Wollongong last weekend. “We lost the series 2-1, the Game 3 decider was played to the end but luck wasn’t on our side,” Glenmore Park local player Tim Bailey said. Bailey’s 11-year-old daughter Brooke (pictured with her father below) was far more successful against the Queenslanders, defeating them in two games. “Overall I was very proud to be able to play for NSW at the same time with my daughter,” Bailey added. NSW won the overall tournament in both the juniors and seniors.

year’s championships to come third. Well done ladies. AFL: Dukes Oval in Emu Plains will receive much-needed upgrades courtesy of the NSW State Government’s Community Building Partnerships Program. State Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres met with Jason Whare, President and Sean Hogan, Vice President of Emu Plains Junior AFL Club this week to congratulate them on their successful grant application. If you would like your sporting results, club event or anything sports related mentioned in ‘Around the Grounds’ next week please email nathan.taylor@ mediaview.com.au or call 4722 2998.

Power Boat Racing: Cranebrook local, Greg Banks, has become the Australian Unlimited Outboard Champion after winning the Dargle Power Boat Racing event. Well done Greg! Netball: Penrith District Netball Association came home with positive results at last weekend’s State Netball Championships. Congratulations to Penrith Under-17’s team for finishing 15th. Penrith’s 35’s team played with plenty of passion especially in round one against Penrith’s 40’s team. The 35’s fi nished the championships in fourth. The 40’s made up two spots from last

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Squash comeback: Hopes that sport will rise again ALEX NICHOLSON

quash. Th is once-beloved sport is in a sad state of decline in the Penrith area. So says Dennis Spicer, manager of Werrington Squash and Fitness Centre. With no junior players coming through the ranks, invisibility in terms of sporting coverage, and poor Federal Government funding in comparison to other sports, the fear is that squash may gradually disappear from the western Sydney sporting landscape. According to Mr Spicer, whereas the sport is growing “in leaps and bounds” in America, there are less than half the squash centres in New South Wales than there were 20 years ago, with his centre now the only one in the Penrith region. “Leonay, Kingswood, St Marys, St Clair, there used to be eight centres in the Penrith district, now I’m the only one. The closest ones to me are Windsor or Rooty Hill, everything else is gone,” Mr Spicer said. However there is hope for “squashies”, with squash one of the sports under consideration for inclusion in the 2020 Olympic Games. If it is included, it is thought that it will lead to a revival of interest. Besides the recreational element to the game, Mr Spicer strongly advocates squash as a “brutal” form of exercise that is guaranteed to elevate the heart rate, burn calories and improve fitness. “With obesity, sport is the answer. The whole argument with squash is, you can come in and have fun, you’re with a mate,

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and you’re getting exercise at the same time. At the gym it’s repetitive, when you’re playing this game, every point is different,” he said. In the meantime, for those interested in having a hit, look no further than Werrington Squash and Fitness Centre, located on Dunheved Road in Werrington.

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eams playing Penrith are going to be in a lot more pain for many more years to come after the famous “Bash Brothers”, Nigel Plum and Adam Docker, were re-signed by the club. Both Plum and Docker have been in outstanding form for the Panthers this season and were rewarded with new two-year deals for their hard work and big strong hits. 30-year-old Plum began his career at the Sydney Roosters in 2005 before joining the Panthers via the Canberra Raiders in 2010. Plum is considered one the hardest hitters in the game and has performed brilliantly this season fi lling in at starting prop for the injured Sam McKendry. There was strong speculation surrounding the future of Plum at the Panthers, with the popular player receiving numerous offers from rival clubs, as revealed in Extra Time today. “It’s great to be staying at Penrith,” Plum said on Wednesday, just days after suggestions he was to sign elsewhere.

Nigel Plum in action for the Panthers. Inset: Adam Docker (left). Photos: Melinda Jane.

“The team is working really well together now, we’ve had some good wins this year, and hopefully we can keep improving and fi nish the season off strong. “Penrith is my home. The local community and the fans have always been really good to me, and I want to thank them for being so supportive.”

22-year-old Docker joined the club in 2011 as part of Penrith’s NSW Cup squad, Windsor Wolves, and since then has excelled on and off the field to cement his spot in fi rst grade. “Penrith was the fi rst club to give me the opportunity to play fi rst grade, and I’ve really enjoyed my time here so far,” Docker said on Wednesday.

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