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new campaign to get men talking about their health has been launched after shocking facts were revealed by the Cancer Council’s Penrith office. It was revealed last week that men are making lifestyle choices that are putting them at a greater risk of passing away as a result of cancers that affect both men and women. According to the research, around 6,900 more Australian men die of these cancers than women each year and in response, the Cancer Council has launched a new campaign, Sh*t Mates Don’t

Say, to get men talking and acting on how they can help close this health gap with women. “Men in our region are putting their lives in danger by drinking more alcohol, smoking more tobacco and having higher overweight and obesity rates than women,” said Rodney Titovs from the Cancer Council’s Penrith office. “That’s why Cancer Council NSW has launched a new campaign aimed squarely at blokes, asking them to take control of their health and fi x this gap in the male and female health outcomes. “We also know that men are less likely to visit their GP than women and all of this is leading to a terrible situation where sadly, thousands more men are needlessly dying of cancer than women.”

At the age of 32, Cranebrook resident Chris Grech went to the doctor about a knee injury and instead, was diagnosed with testicular cancer. Now, at the age of 41, Chris has been clear for five years but he can’t ignore the fact that too many men don’t get themselves checked out. “Before I got sick, I had not been to the doctor for about three years. There are a lot of pressures in society today and we men tend to hold things off because we have to be strong,” he said. “It is the mentality of guys; we say, ‘I don’t need to see a doctor’, but we should be. There are easy ways to prevent some cancers, especially skin cancer and we should remember that.” Visit www.shitmatesdontsay.com.

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yber safety was the topic of the day when the Coalition’s unofficial election campaign rolled into Cranebrook last Friday, with Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott and Shadow Communications Minister, Malcolm Turnbull visiting St Paul’s Grammar School. In January, Mr Abbott established a working group for online safety to develop policies to combat cyber bullying, headed by former telecommunications executive, Paul Fletcher. Speaking to Year 9 students in the school’s audio-visual lab, Mr Abbott and Mr Turnbull were told how most students use social media every day – for up to four hours every night. One student said that he owns three gaming consoles that each connect to the Internet so he can play online games with people from all over the world. Mr Abbott said that with children using the Internet in so many different ways on so many different platforms, there needs to be steps taken to ensure their safety. “There is a whole world there online. It is something that is second nature to the young people of Australia – particularly to the school children of Australia, it is as natural to them as language is to us,” Mr Abbott said. “And yet for so many parents it is a daunting, even intimidating world which does have some dangers as well as many opportunities. “The trouble with the online world is, once upon a time you left bullying behind at the school gates, now thanks to cyber

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space, bullying can follow you home. The message today is that online bullying must stop.” Mr Turnbull echoed those comments, saying that children needed to know how far and wide cyber bullying can go. “It is amplified to the whole world, the whole school, the whole neighbourhood and the damage is so much worse,” he said. Mr Abbott said that Australia needs a children’s e-safety commissioner and to see more social responsibility from companies.

“The Coalition Online Safety Working group has conducted a very extensive program of consultation,” Mr Fletcher said. “We’ve proposed a cooperative regulatory scheme that will apply to large social media outlets and we want to work with industry so that industry can assist in showing greater corporate responsibility.” The discussion paper was warmly received by St Paul’s Grammar Headmaster, Paul Kidson. “In the current Year 12 who are completing their examinations, when they

commenced in kindergarten, one school generation ago, none of these challenges presented themselves,” he said. “From a perspective of being a Principal, part of the challenge for me is that we are beginning to manage damaged social relationships that take place beyond the jurisdiction of the school, but whose impact are felt every day. “It’s why I’m very supportive of the discussion paper that’s being presented. It gives the community an opportunity to be able to further discuss these very, very salient matters.”

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It is mentioned during her report that Mr Curti had taken LSD or “acid”, had a “few drinks” and been behaving strangely, exemplified in a bizarre 4.30am phone call to one of his sisters. CCTV footage taken in the lead-up to his death showed him cowering in a shop, shirtless, clearly affected by the drugs. He runs out, returns, and tries to jump the counter. Th is is when police get involved, and footage shows Mr Curti attempting to run from them. We know what happens next: a tragedy on our streets. You can probably guess where I’m going with all of this. Everyone is responsible for every decision they make and action they take. There is no suggestion, from what I have read, that Mr Curti was forced to consume LSD. He made that decision, and as cruel and as harsh as it may sound, he sealed his own fate. That in no way provides clear justification for the officers’ actions, and investigations will determine further outcomes in that regard. But I am somewhat confused that whilst the media and public focused on tasers, police force and individual officers, that the issue of drug use barely got a mention, like it’s just acceptable and normal that a young bloke would be suffering from the affects of drugs on the streets of Sydney in the early hours of the morning. Even Mr Curti’s brother-in-law, Mike Reynolds, told ‘60 Minutes’: “Just because someone is on drugs, does that mean you have to go and subdue every single person who takes drugs”. With all due respect Mr Reynolds, yes. The CCTV footage of Mr Curti that night is the fi nest example of how drugs can affect people. The way that night ended just proved that even if drugs don’t directly kill you, they can put you into situations and frames of mind that are exceptionally dangerous. Many lives have been affected by this tragedy. Roberto Curti lost his. His family will never be the same, his friends still grieve, and the police officers live with this for the rest of their lives. Their families, too, would be affected forever. The death of Roberto Curti is a tragedy. But in fi nding answers as to why he died, you must wind the clock back to before the fi rst call was made to police. One wonders if the blame in all of this really lies with an LSD tab that everyone seems to want to ignore.

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n an amazing act of bravery, Cranebrook resident Rachel Dean saved her neighbour’s life after she woke up to the devastating sight of his house on fi re. Last Friday, just after 5am, Ms Dean was getting ready for work when she heard an horrific noise. “I get up about 5am every morning for work and on Friday I had snoozed my alarm until it was about 10 past, when there was this God Almighty, big bang – I thought it was a car accident so I looked out the window and saw just redness and realised that next door was on fi re,” she said. Without hesitation, Ms Dean ran outside to the front of the house and started calling out the name of her neighbour, Roy, an elderly man who she has lived next to for 10 and a half years. “There was a young man on the street who said he had called the fi re brigade, and I knew it was possible Roy was home, so I started calling out his name,” she said. “The fi re was in the carport and near the front door so I ran down the other side of his house and started banging on his laundry door. “Another man helped me smash the door’s window so I could get in. “Roy was still asleep and I was dragging him out still in his knickers and singlet. He didn’t really know what was going on. And we found another man

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I think that is great news! (Don’t light up here, Western Weekender November 16). I often see parents smoking outside the front gates with a toddler in a stroller, poor kid! Also parents like myself who are chronic asthmatic but non smokers, at least we will be able to breathe a bit easier rather than feel like we are choking on it! Dianne Minehan, via Facebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

pervious PM, and admirer of all things Chinese. It took many years for the European nations to establish what has become known as the European Union. Nations had to give up much of their independence to go into the union, and with their common currency (now in disarray) the Europeans are being dictated to by the Brussels Parliament. It is obvious that Comrade Julia, and the leaders of South East Asia are intent on establishing a similar set-up for our region. Shouldn’t the Australian people be consulted BEFORE Comrade Julia signs away Australian independence to an Asian type EU government? Where is the mandate for our leaders to sell us out? The silence of the LNP on this issue is deafening. Obviously they are giving silent assent to the aspirations of Comrade Julia. Is this one more step to World Government? Jay Nauss, via email . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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We donate to the trailer raffle each year and are devastated for Allen and his crew who have been doing this for 30+ years! (Roar deal for Lions, Western Weekender November 16). It’s ridiculous the way they are being treated. I really hope people power can turn this around for them! Amanda Morgan, via Facebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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[Recently] $1 billion was ‘found’ in the State Budget. Please Mr [Stuart] Ayres, tell the parents, students and teachers across the state if this will replace the abhorrent education cuts, or maybe go towards the $3 billion slashed from the public health system? Jo Jacobson, Emu Plains

Comrade Julia is becoming a regular frequent flyer as she jets about the world attending international conferences. She is now off to Cambodia to indulge in gala dinners with South East Asian leaders and to discuss closer ties with the Asian region. The initiative to draw closer to Asia was on the agenda of the

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choolies – it’s supposed to be a celebration, a short break marking the end of 13 years of school. But it’s become a drunkfest. A two week free-for-all, full of underage drinkers and teenagers who don’t know when enough is enough. I worked on the Gold Coast for Nine News for many years and have seen fi rst hand just how bad it really is. Night after night, kids – who up until last week were still wearing school uniforms – are planning their days around drinking and partying until dawn. They usually drink in their hotel rooms before going out. And it wasn’t uncommon to see parents dropping their kids off with a couple of cases of beer amongst the luggage. I’m not saying kids shouldn’t celebrate. And I’m not saying that all kids are badly behaved. But you can’t argue with the pictures we see and the stories we read about in the paper every year. Just this week I saw a photo of an 18-year-old male lying on a hotel ledge 11 storeys above the ground. Apparently he was drunk and climbed out the window looking for some fresh air. How stupid can you get! And it seems things get even more out

of control when Aussie schoolies head overseas to celebrate the end of school. Th is week on ‘A Current Affair’ our cameras recorded what happens in Bali and it wasn’t pretty. Teenagers so drunk they can’t talk, groups of boys and girls who have no idea what they’re drinking or eating and illicit drugs for sale in public view. There’s no doubt Bali is a beautiful place to party but it can also be deadly. On average one Australian dies there every nine days. Hundreds more are seriously injured. They’re scary statistics, especially for parents. But if you know the dangers, at least you can talk to your kids before they go and maybe convince them to play it safe. Teenagers should remember schoolies for the great time and great friends – not because they fell asleep in a stairwell or got into a punch up. What do you think? Email your thoughts to news@westernweekender. com.au or tell us on www.facebook.com/ westernweekender.

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up his concerns and got the support of local councillors, which we don’t believe that they should have got involved in, in the fi rst place.” Councillors attended a site inspection of the property on Monday, November 12, to see the site fi rst-hand before making a determination on the development

proposal. “ZAC Homes is proud to operate out of the Penrith area and has for more than 20 years, and the owners have also grown up in the Penrith district. In the last two years we have given away a quarter of a million dollars to local charities,” Mr Vrsaljko said.

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toddler was slapped and threatened by a man in an incident at Glebe Place, Penrith last weekend. The four-year-old girl was walking with her 10 and 12-year-old cousins as they led their dog along Glebe Place between 7pm and 7.30pm on Saturday. As the children walked, they became separated near the intersection with Springfield Place, with the older children walking a short distance ahead of the girl. Police have been told by the child that a man walked from a home and picked up the four-year-old girl, slapped her face and said he was going to take her. He then let go of the girl and ran on foot in a westerly direction towards a taxi that drove from the area. The girl cried and called out to her cousins who took her home and reported the incident. The girl’s mother and a friend then searched the area but could not locate the man and police were alerted. Officers from Penrith Local Area Command attended and located the home where the man was thought to have been. A canvass of other local homes was unable to identify any other witnesses to the incident. The child’s clothing was also seized for further forensic examination. Police are hoping to identify the man, described as having a dark complexion and blond hair, who was wearing brown clothing. Meanwhile, the incident has again prompted police to encourage parents to discuss the ‘Safe People, Safe Places’ messages with their children. Anyone with information about this incident should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Four beers, four shots, two hours: A 34-year-old man from Glenmore Park has received a suspended term of imprisonment of 10 months, a 10-month good behaviour bond, had his licence disqualified for a period of two years and fi ned $1,000 plus $83 in court fees after driving whilst intoxicated. At 6.30pm on September 17, the man parked his car on High Street, Penrith to attend to some shopping. He soon returned to his car and after switching it on, reversed into a parked car behind him. A member of the public who witnessed the incident ran over and took the man’s keys and contacted police. When police arrived they could smell alcohol on his breath and he was subjected to a breath test. The man returned a positive reading of 0.258, five times the legal limit. The man told police that between 4pm and 6pm that day he had consumed four full-strength beers and four shots of vodka. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brotherly love: A 19-year-old man was given five infringement notices and ordered to pay $800 in fi nes after he pretended to be his brother in order to evade questions from police. The Londonderry man was pulled over for a random breath test on Forrester Road in St Marys on September 20. When police asked him to produce his licence the man said he was not carrying one, but supplied police with a false name – that of his brother – and told police he held a full licence. Police investigations revealed the man’s true identity and that he was actually on a learner licence. He was given five infringement notices; state false name and address to police, not carry licence, not display L-plates, learner driver drive while unaccompanied and drive a vehicle that does not comply to standards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Man fled car crash: A 42-year-old man has been fi ned by Penrith Local Court $150 for fleeing the site of a car accident in Cranebrook earlier this year. At about 12.40pm on March 4, the man was turning at the intersection between Castlereagh Road and Cranebrook Road when he misjudged the speed of an oncoming car and collided with it. The man said he saw the victim continue driving so he decided to leave the scene. He later presented himself to a police station and reported the incident. The man was fi ned for his behaviour and will also pay $83 in court fees.

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t was a tragic day on the roads last Friday when a multi-vehicle collision claimed the life of a woman and a driver narrowly escaped an horrific accident on the M4 . Police are preparing a report for the Coroner following a fatal three-car crash at Orchard Hills. About 12.15pm, a sedan, four wheel drive and ute collided whilst travelling on the Northern Road near Chain-O-Ponds Road at Orchard Hills. A woman travelling in the sedan was trapped for a short time before emergency services were able to perform CPR. She was taken to Nepean Hospital in a critical condition but sadly died from her injuries. On the same day, a female driver was fortunate to escape serious injury following a car crash on the M4 motorway. About 11.35am, the 42-year-old woman was driving a Silver Audi westwards along the M4 motorway. She lost control of the vehicle, resulting in the vehicle fl ipping through the air, passing over the dividing strip and landing on its roof in the eastbound lanes of the M4 motorway. The driver has a suspected fracture to her right arm, however appears to have avoided any other significant injury. St Marys Crime Manager, Darryl Jobson, said that motorists should be particularly careful on the roads, especially as we head into the festive season. “Leading into the Christmas holiday period, every single motorist needs to take

This horror crash claimed the life of a woman at Orchard Hills last Friday. Inset: The flipped car on the M4. Main photo: Matt Black Productions.

responsibility for the manner in which they drive their vehicle. Drive within your capabilities and to the prevailing road conditions, obeying all traffic signage,” he said. “Be alert, be patient, be safe. If driving long distances, remember to take regular breaks. It is better to arrive 10 minutes late than not at all.” Last Friday, there were also another two fatalities in Sydney’s west, at Lapstone and at North Richmond.

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PUBLIC NOTICES Community Access Bus and Home & Community Care Bus (Wheelchair access) Applications are now being called for the use of the Community access buses in Penrith City from 1 January to 31 March 2013.

Provision of Various Pavement Sawing, Coring and Grinding Services

Applications must be received no later than Friday, 30 November 2012.

Reference 12/13-09

These applications will be assessed at the Bus Access Committee meeting of 4 December 2012 according to the Priority of Access Criteria set by Council. For further information regarding fees and application forms, please call 4732 7837. GST Inclusive Access Bus (20-seater) Wheelchair Bus (14-seater)

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Alcohol Free Zones and Alcohol Prohibited Areas

All submissions should be lodged on the forms provided in accordance with the lodgement instructions contained in the documents no later than 10am on 20 December 2012 (‘the Closing Date’). Tenders received after will not be considered.

4. The area of Moore Street, St Clair, from Melville Road to Macarthur Street.

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5. The area of Macarthur Street, St Clair, from Moore Street to Onslow Street.

The following Development Application has been received by Council:

6. The area of Forrester Road, St Marys, from Glossop Street to St Marys Station.

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Under Section 632A of the Local Government Act, Council has resolved to establish Alcohol Prohibited Areas in the following locations:

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1. Victoria Park, Great Western Highway, St Marys. (This location was previously an Alcohol Prohibited Area from 10pm–8am and has been extended to 24 hours.)

Closing Date: 10 December 2012

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3. Jack Jewry Reserve, Waratah Street, St Marys.

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4. Werrington Creek Park, Werrington. (This location was previously an Alcohol Prohibited Area from 10pm–8am and has been extended to 24 hours.)

Pursuant to Section 101 of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act, the schedule below lists applications recently determined by Penrith City Council.

5. Allsopp Oval, Oxford Street, Cambridge Park. (This location was previously an Alcohol Prohibited Area from 10pm–8am and has been extended to 24 hours.)

Details of these determinations are available for public inspection free of charge during Council’s normal business hours at the Civic Centre, 601 High Street, Penrith.

For further information please contact the Community Safety Coordinator, Penrith City Council on 4732 8062.

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Repair, Supply and Installation of Various Types of Fencing Reference 12/13-07 Penrith City Council is seeking proposals for the reliable and cost-effective performance of Repair, Supply and Installation of various types of fencing within the Penrith Local Government Area. The Contract will be for an initial period of three (3) years, with an option to extend for a further two (2) x one (1) year periods, by mutual agreement and subject to satisfactory performance.

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1. Car Park and footpath that incorporates a bus stop (adjacent to Progress Way) located on Pendock Road, Cranebrook.

2. Park located on Illawong Avenue, North Penrith.

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Under Section 644 of the Local Government Act, Council has resolved to establish Alcohol Free Zones in the following locations:

2. Carson’s Lane Car Park, Carson’s Lane, St Marys, incorporating the section referred to as ‘Bowler’s Place Car Park’.

Pre-Tender Briefing, 10am Tuesday, 4 December 2012. Visit https://tenders.nsw.gov.au/wsroc to register and download tender documents free of charge. Alternately a hard copy is available for a non-refundable fee of $50 (inc GST) by arrangement. For queries please contact Laura Schuil on 4732 7663 or lschuil@penrithcity.nsw.gov.au

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All submissions should be lodged on the forms provided in accordance with the lodgement instructions contained in the documents no later than 10am on 19 December 2012 (‘the Closing Date’). Tenders received after will not be considered.

Public Domain Improvement Works surrounding Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre s J & D Attard Properties Pty Ltd Lot 3 DP 568446, 58 Stafford Street, Kingswood

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Secondary Dwelling Disclosure of Political Donations or Gifts Development Applications are displayed at the Penrith Civic Centre. By law, reportable political donations or gifts must be disclosed by anyone lodging a planning application to Council. Call 4732 7649 or visit www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au Viewing of Development Applications The above development determination/s may be inspected between 8.30am and 4pm Mondays to Fridays (except Public Holidays) at Council’s Civic Centre, 601 High Street, Penrith. Officers of Council’s Development Services Department will be able to assist with your enquiries.

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A RIPPLE RENOVATION AND FUN DAY! A revamped Ripples Leisure Centre has just re-opened after upgrades on its indoor recreation area. The indoor pool area has had vital improvements carried out including tiling and repainting works, resurfacing of the pool concourse and new roofing over the indoor pool, spa, sauna and change room facilities.

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To help celebrate the completion of the upgrade Ripples will also host a free ‘Family Fun Open Day’ on Saturday, 24 November from 9am–4pm.

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They’ll be plenty of family fun activities including a face painter, jumping castle, children’s rides, animal farm, a BBQ sausage sizzle and so much more.

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

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

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

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COUNCIL BRIEFS s0ENRITH2EGIONAL'ALLERYAND4HE,EWERS"EQUESTISGETTINGFESTIVE this year and hosting a Twilight Christmas Market on Sunday, 2 December from 3–7pm. Entry to the market and gallery is free. For more information phone 4735 1100. s5NTIL$ECEMBERCATCH@9EARSOF3T-ARYS2AILANEXCITING social history exhibition created by St Marys and District Historical Society Inc. The exhibition is on at the St Marys Corner Community and Cultural Precinct, Building 2, 29 Swanston Street, St Marys. Open to the public every Wednesday and Saturday from 10am–2pm. Phone 4732 7879 for more information.

PROPOSED ADOPTION OF THE ON-SITE SEWAGE MANAGEMENT AND GREYWATER REUSE POLICY Council has recently reviewed its On-Site Sewage Management and Greywater Reuse Policy to ensure it continues to protect public health and the environment. This policy provides direction for the community, consultants and Council Officers in relation to the assessment and regulation of the estimated 4,300 on-site sewage management systems in our City.

5NDERTHEPROVISIONSOFTHEPrivacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 any submissions about the revised policy that contain personal information, such as information that identifies you, etc, will form part of Council’s document management system.

Q 2 : With summer just around the corner, where is your favourite place in Penrith to visit to cool off? http://twitter.com/penrithcouncil For Council updates: facebook.com/penrithishere facebook.com/penrith.city.council

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Submissions on the revised policy are invited and will be received by Council until 5pm on 10 December 2012. Submissions should be addressed to the General Manager and can be mailed to PO Box 60, Penrith NSW 2751 or emailed to council@penrithcity.nsw.gov.au

The winner of last week’s question: Where is your favourite place in Penrith to relax? Vanessa Campbell @VanessaACamp Picnicing on bank of the Nepean River is relaxing. Water gurgling, under the shade of the trees and amazing view – Serenity. Thanks Vanessa, a great tweet. s7OULDYOULIKETOSEEYOUR@TWEETINPRINT%ACHWEEKWELLASK a question and you tweet your answer to @penrithcouncil – the best response will be our ‘Tweet of the Week’.

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POLICE SNAPSHOT Attack at St Marys: Two men robbed Police are investigating the circumstances of a robbery at St Marys on Sunday. About 2.30am, a 23-year-old man from Oxley Park and a 28-year-old man from Doonside were walking along Station Street, St Marys (towards the railway station) when they were approached by two males of Pacific Islander appearance. The two offenders demanded the victims’ wallets. A short time later, the 28-year-old victim was punched in the mouth and the 23-year-old victim was struck to the back of his head with a glass bottle causing him to fall to the ground. One of the offenders then removed the 23-year-old victim’s wallet. Both offenders then fled the scene. The offenders are both described as about 20 to 25 years of age, Pacific Islander appearance, solid build; one was wearing a black jumper and had tattoos on an arm. Police are urging members of the public who may have seen the incident, or have knowledge in relation to the incident, to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or St Marys Police on 9677 7499. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Truck fire: Police put out call for witnesses Police are investigating the circumstances of a truck fi re in Durham Street, Oxley Park late Saturday evening. About 11.55pm police attended Durham Street, about 500 metres east of Melbourne Street, where a white Mitsubishi tip truck was engulfed by fi re. After the fi re was extinguished by fi re services, police established a crime scene and are conducting further inquiries. Police believe the fi re was deliberately lit. Police are urging members of the public who may have seen any suspicious activity about the time of the fi re, or have knowledge in relation to the incident, to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or St Marys Police on 9677 7499. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Caught in the act: Youths busted at St Marys

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t Marys police are urging tradesmen to reduce the opportunities for thefts after receiving a number of reports of stolen equipment from utes parked in residential

areas. St Marys Crime Manager, Detective Inspector Darryl Jobson said that in the three months to October, thefts from motor vehicles of tradesmen’s tools and equipment has been over-represented in the Local Area Command’s crime statistics. “Our intelligence indicates that tools are the main items stolen from vehicles parked in residential areas during the night time hours,” he said. The main times for these thefts are Thursday and Saturday evenings though the thefts can occur at any time, and the main suburbs affected have been St Clair, St Marys, Kingswood and Colyton. Crime Prevention Officer, Senior Constable Kylie Chang, said that police have implemented a number of strategies to target this crime category, but that preventative measures taken by members of the public will also help to reduce the incidence of thefts. “We recently completed a flyer drop targeting utility vehicles to let drivers know of some of the precautions they can take,” she said. “Where possible cars should be parked behind fences or in carports and valuables should be stored out of sight. It is important to keep records of serial numbers, makes and models of equipment so that if they are pawned at pawn shops or recovered by police we can track them down and return the items.” Police ask that if anyone sees any suspicious activity in the area that they report it immediately to police.

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COUNCIL SNAPSHOT Children, seniors, refugees and people with special needs will benefit from a number of local projects funded by the 2012-2013 Community Assistance Program. Penrith Mayor Mark Davies presented more than $30,000 in funding to 37 local community groups on Tuesday. Th is will fund 37 separate projects across the City including new children’s literary resources for Community Access Care Pair, new sound and music equipment for the Llandilo Maltese Seniors Group, a publication on the Emu Plains cemetery for the Nepean Family History Society and a new sandpit for Penrith Community Aid Childcare Service. “Community groups work hard to provide valuable services to our residents every day, and they often have to do this with limited staff and minimal resources,” Cr Davies said. “The 2012-2013 Community Assistance Program supports local organisations to run a number of cultural, educational, health and recreational projects across the City. Council is proud to be able to support the community in this way and we look forward to seeing the positive impact their projects will have on the City and our residents.” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Th ree University of Western Sydney students have received scholarships from the Penrith City Council Skill Shortage Scholarship Program. Bradley Dekruif is a second year Bachelor of Engineering student from South Penrith and has been awarded the 2012 Engineering and Technology Scholarship. Stacey Struthers, a Bachelor of Education student from Cambridge Park was awarded the 2012 Early Childhood Education Scholarship, and Samuel Vance who is studying a Bachelor of Social Science/ Master of Urban Management and Planning has been given the 2012 Urban Planning Scholarship. They will receive fi nancial assistance with their studies and undertake work experience with Penrith City Council.

Grieving parents given more time to say goodbye

A special ‘cold cot’ at Nepean Hospital is making a positive difference in the midst of family tragedies.

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special refrigerated cot, also known as a ‘cold cot’, in Nepean Hospital is giving parents who have suffered the loss of a baby more to time say goodbye. The cold cot is an initiative of the Nepean Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Parents’ Support (NNICUPS) charity, who fundraised for the $8,000 piece of equipment through a 2009 Glenmore Park hot rod show. NNICUPS Founder, Julie Clarke, said the idea arose after one of the charity’s mothers, Tracey Bencetti, lost her baby daughter in 2008.

“Tracey was very distraught about having to put her baby into the morgue and so, discovered an alternative on the Internet so that other parents in her situation wouldn’t have to endure the same thing,” she said. Ms Bencetti said the cold cot would assist in providing comfort to grieving parents. “It’s very important to have that time… you’ve got a very short period of time to make memories and they’re the only memories you are going to have,” she said. Nepean Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Director, Lyn Downe, said the cold cot had made a huge difference to new parents who have experienced a loss.

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he State Government has confi rmed it does plan to send potentially radioactive waste to Kemps Creek after releasing details of the remediation action plan for the former uranium smelter at Hunters Hill. The remediation action plan went on public display yesterday, with Minister for Finance and Services, Greg Pearce, stating that restricted solid waste found at the site will be transported to the SITA facility at Kemps Creek. “Soil meeting the Environment Protection Authority’s ‘Restricted Solid Waste’ classification will be transported to a SITA-operated facility at Kemps Creek, which is the only appropriate destination for this type of waste in NSW,” he said. “Hazardous waste is not included in this classification – no hazardous material will be sent to Kemps Creek. If any such waste is found on site, it will be separated on site under ANSTO supervision, tested and monitored and taken to a separate appropriately licensed storage facility.” But by defi nition, ‘Restricted Solid Waste’ can still be radioactive, just to a lesser extent than what is defi ned as ‘hazardous’ waste. In 2011 newly elected MP for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies said, “I have always been consistent in my opposition to this radioactive waste being dumped at Kemps Creek” and told the Weekender in response to the State Government’s examination of

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Penrith City Councillor, Prue Car, with residents at Kemps Creek last year.

the Hunters Hill remediation plan that, “we now have an outcome which involves no radioactive waste coming to western Sydney”. Ms Davies did not comment on whether she supports the remediation plan in its current form on public display, nor on her apparent change of stance. “The Liberal and Nationals Government has been open and transparent with the community. The public exhibition is

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further evidence of our determination to ensure the community understands the process and can ask questions,” she said. Penrith City Councillor, Prue Car, slammed the Government, saying it was breaking its promise to local residents. “Th is government broke their promise not to dump this waste in our community and now we need to tell them we won’t have it,” she said. “Th is is toxic waste that the

government’s own report acknowledged needed to be monitored for three centuries.” The remediation action plan for the Hunters Hill smelter went on public display yesterday and submissions will be accepted until February 8, 2013. Residents can make written submissions to Department of Planning and Infrastructure website, www. planning.nsw.gov.au/on-exhibition.

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Andrew Rohan, Thomas Lieb, Barry O’Farrell and Tanya Davies open the facility.

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B Schenker is the second largest global distribution and transportation company in the world and last week opened its fi fth Australian logistics facility in Erskine Park. Also celebrating the company’s 50 years in Australia, Schenker’s Global Chairman, Dr Thomas Lieb joined NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell and Mulgoa MP, Tanya Davies at the official opening of the centre last Thursday. “We are proud to present this state of the art facility to our customers and to western Sydney,” Dr Lieb said. “The Erskine Park facility forms a vital link in our supply chains... it shows our commitment to quality and sustainability.” Dr Lieb said the business is now

looking to possibly establish a warehouse in western Sydney specifically for pharmaceutical products. Mr O’Farrell was delighted to officially open the centre, saying that foreign investment in NSW is sorely needed. “There are simply not enough dollars in this country,” he said. “It is good to see 80 new jobs created... this facility will create new job opportunities for residents in western Sydney and even better, employment close to where they live.” “The opening of Schenker at Erskine Business Park not only delivers more local jobs in western Sydney but strengthens the reputation that western Sydney welcomes ongoing investment,” Ms Davies added. The Schenker facility is as large as the Sydney Cricket Ground and will deliver almost half a million items each year to different parts of the state.

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n 2008 it was heralded “right for Penrith” and “world class” but the developers of the 7.8 hectare site at 164 Station Street have gone back to the drawing board and produced a new concept design that has Penrith City Council very concerned. The former Panasonic site was earmarked by Council to be a high density housing site and a master plan developed nearly four years ago included a 16 storey hotel with room for some 930 dwellings. Since that time however, Council has been in contact with the owners of the site, Parkview, who have told Council the former plan is no longer viable and have instead submitted a new plan to build a Masters home improvement centre, 380 space car park and 570 dwellings. Penrith City Council’s Development Services Manager, Paul Lemm, told Councillors last week that because of the global fi nancial crisis and changed lending practices, the site owners no longer felt the previous development was viable and have gone against Council’s advice in submitting a substantially altered plan to the Department of Planning for approval. “They ultimately came up with a scheme that would reduce residential space and bolster the commercial side of the development,” he said. Controversially, the 2008 plan was approved under the former Part 3A legislation meaning that the Planning

Penrith City Councillor, Ross Fowler, says city centre housing should not be shelved so a hardware store can be built. Photo: Melinda Jane.

Minister had the fi nal say. Though the legislation has since been repealed, the changes have again been fi led under Part 3A provisions, taking away Council’s ability to control what happens at the site. “I don’t see how they can actually do this,” Cr John Thain said. “I think it’s outrageous... this changes the whole proposal of what was planned.” Cr Greg Davies said that he was very concerned that if Council did not help the

developers reach an alternative and more agreeable solution, that the proposal may be taken to the Land and Environment Court where Council would have no control over the outcome. Council has made a submission to the Department of Planning strongly opposing the new plan. Cr Ross Fowler said the development application must be rejected. “It is audacious that city centre housing,

which will be much desired in the future, should be pushed aside for a hardware store and more shops – stretching the CBD ever further,” he said. “Council strongly urges the Minister to refuse this development application. In doing so, the development will be directed to vacant land in the city which is currently zoned and ready to receive it.” Parkview were contacted for comment, but did not respond prior to deadline.

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he State Government will spend $500,000 to improve the safety of the causeway on Stoney Creek Road whilst it looks at options for creating a bypass to connect St Marys with Richmond Road at Berkshire Park. MP for Londonderry, Bart Bassett, said that the causeway on Stoney Creek Road was built decades ago to service the residents of Llandilo, Berkshire Park and Shanes Park but has become significantly overused due to population growth in St

Marys and Ropes Crossing. “Unfortunately, two fatalities have occurred in the past two years, the most recent being earlier this year,” he said. “A young man... was washed away in his vehicle on the causeway. It was a tragic accident, and we knew that we had to rectify this problem.” The upgrade includes improved floodgates that have warning flashing lights automatically triggered by a sensor that detects water over the road. SMS warnings will also be sent to the Councils and Police. Works on the causeway are due to begin in February.

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he Panthers Group will take a major step towards its next chapter in December when two Extraordinary General Meetings are held to help determine the organisation’s future. Members will be asked to support the sale of three of the Group’s clubs. “We have entered into arrangements with the Mounties group for the de-amalgamation and subsequent amalgamation of two of our clubs,

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not maintain a healthy lifestyle. Women are at a higher risk of contracting GDM if they are over 30 years of age, have a family history of type 2 diabetes or are overweight. Although not the worst area affected, there are over 150 women in the Penrith LGA registered with GDM. “Diabetes is Australia’s fastest growing chronic disease, with one person being diagnosed every five minutes. The good news is that managing healthy lifestyles can significantly reduce the risk of developing diabetes complications,” said Nicola Stokes, Australian Diabetes CEO.

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Widely supported by the NSW Police Force and Penrith City Council, a number of local events are being held in recognition of White Ribbon Day. On Tuesday, Penrith City Council hosted a barbeque in the name of the campaign. “More than 100 Council staff together with school and business representatives and community members collectively took the White Ribbon Day Oath, a symbol of a personal commitment to stand up for women and be part of a world wide campaign for positive change,” a spokesperson for Penrith City Council said.

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lighting will be from 7-9pm. There will be carols, face painting, illuminated glow stilt walkers, a balloon magician and glow sticks for sale. Christmas Spectacular Penrith’s Christmas Spectacular is one of the highlights on the Christmas calendar for many local residents. Everyone is welcome to come down to High Street on Sunday, December 2, for the street parade, Santa Run For Fun and festival. There will be free entertainment from 9am to 4pm on the day. The street parade begins at 12.30pm.

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gingerbread home for Christmas. The event will take place at the big tree and the ‘Today’ show will be crossing live to the competition every half hour. The winning house will be displayed at the carols that night and prize money will go towards the United Way Penrith Community Fund Christmas Appeal. Carols at the Paceway On the evening of Sunday, December 16, local residents will flock to the Penrith Paceway for the annual Penrith Christmas Carols. There will be entertainment all night and everyone can join in and sing

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sale as well as the opportunity to listen to artist’s talks in the gallery and enjoy live music. Christmas Movies On Saturday, December 8, SCYNT will be hosting a free outdoor twilight movie night and BYO picnic at Autumnleaf Neighbourhood Centre, St Clair. Santa arrives at 6.30pm and the movie starts at 8pm. There will also be face painting on the night, a sausage sizzle, popcorn, fairy floss and glowsticks for sale. Get along and enjoy a great night out with friends in the lead-up to Christmas.

Ice Skating If you prefer a white Christmas, Westfield Penrith have a temporary indoor ice skating rink at the terrace food court, upper level. Christmas in St Marys St Marys will be welcoming Santa on Saturday, December 8, with free entertainment, jumping castles, reindeers and face painting. The festivities will take place from 10am-2pm in Coachmans Park. Santa is very busy this year, but is a big fan of the St Marys area and wants to see as many kids as possible.

Carols on the Course Emu Plains Sports Club, Leonay Golf Course, welcome everyone to share in their Christmas Carol event on Saturday, December 15. From 5.30pm there will be a jumping castle, face painting, raffles, clowns, candles and glow sticks. There will also be grand fi nale fi reworks following the arrival of Santa. All proceeds will go towards the Cancer Council.

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Australia, including Lemongrove Village, Nepean Community College, North Penrith seniors groups and other local hubs. The kiosks also provide seniors with assistance in engaging with social media as well as using smart-phones, tablets and computer virus prevention. “Th is program positions Australia well in a global sense, with many countries focused on digital inclusion policies to avoid the ‘digital divide’, in this case age,” said NEC Australia’s spokesperson, David Cooke. Broadband for Seniors, launched in 2008, has assisted over 250,000 seniors.

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

PHONE: 0405 593 088 Patches came into care after being found with her siblings in a sealed box on a vacant block of land.

Ralph is a good eater with wet, dry and raw foods and is using the doggy door to toilet himself. He’s good when being washed but be prepared to get wet – Ralph loves to shake!

Patches is a sweet little kitten who can be quiet and shy one minute and then playful and silly the next. She gets on extremely well with her siblings and the other kittens here and doesn’t seem bothered by my dogs at all.

He enjoys being brushed and is very patient when being groomed. Ralph loves his walks and is good on a lead. He is happy to meet with other small dogs but can get nervous around larger dogs.

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Bandit is a beautiful little kitten who is loving, friendly and very playful. She loves wrestling and chasing the kittens she shares with but is more than happy to stop playing for a cuddle with her human carers. Bandit gets on with humans of all ages but is rather fearful of my dogs when they got too close to her.

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arvey World Travel at Emu Plains has received international recognition for its customer service and overall performance in the network of travel franchise shops. Harvey World Travel Emu Plains has been named Travel Agency of the Year in the NSW Metropolitan sections at the Harvey World Travel Business Symposium held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam at the end of October. The awards ceremony was held during an Asian inspired gala dinner for over 400 people at the Intercontinental Asian Saigon. Owners Kim and Gay said the award is a great honour and recognition for their business franchise, which they have worked very hard to develop over the years.

“Th is is an enormous accolade to our success and really tells us that we are doing everything right – it’s very encouraging and makes going the extra mile for our customers all worthwhile,” Kim said. “Harvey World Travel Emu Plains has been sending customers on their dream holidays for more than 27 years. We pride ourselves on being the travel professionals and we love what we do.” Managing Director of Harvey World Travel, David Rivers, said the win reflects the agency’s expertise and passion for travel. “We are extremely proud of the owners, Kim and Gay, and their team on their outstanding performance,” he said. “Th is year’s winner is a wonderful

representative of the Harvey World Travel brand, with an amazing team of consultants who are continually striving to be the best to ensure their high level of repeat and referral business. “The team are always enthusiastic and all wear the Harvey World Travel brand with pride and embrace all HWT Group initiatives. “We are renowned as ‘The Travel Professionals’ and this win sets a very high standard for excellence in customer service.” Harvey World Travel is one of the longest established retail travel agencies in Australia, with the fi rst agency opened in May 1951. It has now grown to over 400 travel agencies throughout Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

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BUSINESS OF THE WEEK MASS success looms: New store already gaining a strong reputation

stores. Stocking the very best of the industry’s leading brands, MASS Nutrition prides itself on the quality of their products. Locally owned and run by some of Australia’s multiple championship bodybuilding and figure athletes, MASS Nutrition promises to be a one-stop-shop for all the very best in expert nutritional and supplementation advice. Owners Mark Grech and Chris Schmid have been training partners for many years now, and have always dreamt of starting a business in the fitness industry. “We both agreed that Penrith needed a supplement store run by people who know everything there is to know about the products they’re selling, plus give people all the nutrition and training advice they need,” Mark Grech said. “Along with our partners Emma and Rinnah, we are confident that anyone can come into our store and be given the best advice possible. Whether you want to lose weight, bulk up or just improve your overall nutrition, we will help you with whatever goals you have!” Being the home to many of the industry’s national champions, MASS Nutrition Penrith also offers the very best in bodybuilding and figure contest preparation. MASS Nutrition will be celebrating their grand opening next Saturday, December 1, with many in-store specials, plus activities and challenges for the whole family to enjoy. Come in and say hello to Mark, Chris, Rinnah and Emma, and become part of the MASS Nutrition family. Come visit MASS Nutrition Penrith at 3/123 Coreen Avenue, Penrith, or give them a call on 8073 3330. They are open seven days from 9am till 5.30pm Monday to Saturday, and 10am till 4pm on Sundays.

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YOUR BUSINESS

Michelle Grice

Richard Markowski

Festive concerns

Michael Todd

Focus on winning

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ith an uncertain Christmas trading period approaching, business owners should be extra vigilant in managing their working capital and monitoring cash flow, to stay healthy, and avoid both the dangers of overtrading in the New Year. Conditions this Christmas are likely to continue to be uncertain, with retail figures remaining weak, a string of major insolvencies, a slight rise in unemployment and the ongoing squeezing of credit and bank overdrafts. Trade payments continue to be well above standard trading terms (almost double) according to Dun and Bradstreet’s trade payments analysis and business insolvencies are still well above pre-GFC levels, in part because of the ATOs reduced tolerance of tax arrears and a general tightening of trade credit from suppliers. Unless you are an ice cream seller at a beach or a removalist fi rm, which traditionally have their busiest trading period over Christmas and into the new year, it is important to start preparing now to cover costs and maintain strong cash flows when business is traditionally quiet. At this time, the nation goes on leave, accounts staffs are harder to contact, and many businesses are on skeleton staff, so anticipating cash shortages is critical. Without adequate planning now, the business may have to deal with serious issues next year, restricting its ability to benefit when trading does start to pick up after the drought.

ecently my four-year-old and I drove past some children playing soccer. He has been a little obsessed with ‘winning’ (particularly against his big brother) and asked me which team was winning. I explained to him that they were just having fun and that “it’s not all about winning”. He replied: “Yes mum, but it’s not all about losing either”. Although my fi rst reaction was to laugh (where does a four-year-old get that from?), my next thought was whether I needed to talk to him some more about attitudes such as ‘doing your best’ and participating for self satisfaction or fitness. But then I realised that he had a good point: why would you participate if your focus is on losing? Even if you know there is a likelihood that you won’t win, there is also no point aiming to lose. Probably what I do need to teach him over time is that there are degrees of winning: a personal best can be a bigger achievement than winning the race. As women in business, it’s a good lesson for us all. Yes, there will be times when we ‘lose’ despite our best efforts. But that doesn’t mean we should aim to lose or focus on losing. Although we should be realistic and know that not everything will be a success, our focus should always be on achieving better results. You’ve heard the saying: “Aim for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars”. Conversely, if you aim low, that’s the best you will achieve. So take the advice of my four-year-old: make sure your focus is on winning.

Richard Markowski is from Bibby Financial Services Australia Pty Ltd

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ne of the greatest benefits of being a small business is the speed at which it’s possible to get things done. Decisions can be made and implemented on the spot, often by just one

person. Small businesses have flexibility. Owners and managers can respond quickly to changes in market conditions, including the actions of competitors. Good decision making and rapid implementation is where small businesses can really gain an edge over bigger companies. Small business owners aren’t expected to have a large amount of resources but taking a bigger business approach can actually be useful. If your long term goal is to get big, then acting big can go a long way to achieving that. Pitching for work is an area I see small businesses acting small, to their detriment. Often it’s in competition against a larger fi rm, and the small business presents themselves as being less capable. In some cases they haven’t even applied or tendered at all on the misguided assumption that they won’t be in the running. To really grow a business there needs to be calculated risk, and there needs to be willingness to accept challenges as they arise. If you have been thinking and acting big along the way, your business will have plans for coping should a big contract or job be won. But with a ‘were just in a small business’ attitude it’s unlikely those big contracts and clients will come your way.

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Budget Solutions Do You Have The Capacity To Grow Your Business? There are plenty of great businesses in the community; the unfortunate thing is that sometimes even great businesses can run into trouble. It can be tough, especially for small to medium size businesses, to keep on top of all the administration tasks, chasing up accounts and devoting the effort into generating new sales. We see plenty of business people who are capable of doing each of these things but don’t have the capacity to do all of these things. Let’s face, there are only so many hours in the day to get things done. Having the capability means that you have the skills and knowledge to do things, having the capacity means you have the resources available to do those things. Busy business people need a good team of capable people with capacity at their disposal to assist them. At Unbound Business Solutions we provide that support. Whether it’s help by answering your phone to provide information or take orders or bookings, making calls to follow-up outstanding accounts, setting up systems to make your business run more smoothly, or business advice to help with the next stage of growth. We help create the capacity for you to do the things that make your business grow. Call us to find out how we can help increase your business.

Say goodbye to the long coffee break Increased productivity. Its what we all want in the workplace, but what are the easiest ways to get it? Outsourcing? No good for local employment, or customer loyalty. Web based stores? Again, bad for local employment. Doing the job right the first time? We all wish we could do that. Coffee and cigarette breaks? Coffee and cigarette breaks are time down the drain, especially when you have to walk to the local café for your caffeine hit. You can be looking at 15-20 minutes per staff member per trip, not to mention the price of the coffee. I don’t have an easy answer for cigarette breaks, but I do for the coffee. A coffee machine for your office is easier than you think. Mighty Fine Coffee can put a machine in your office at a mighty fine price, saving TIME and money. Imagine being able to offer clients a cappuccino or latte when they come for a meeting, or a short black to keep you buzzing on the late night deadlines? Mighty Fine Coffee can cater for small and large offices, evan home based business. So give us a call, and increase your productivity.

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Time for reflection. The December – January period is a very interesting time for business owners. For Manufacturers and construction it is usually a rush to complete/ make safe projects prior to site shut-down and an opportunity to undertake maintenance or refresh the equipment. For Retail it is a hectic time of having the right stock available to meet customers’ needs and not having too much left over that has to go into the January Sales. Sales staff availability is also a key issue. For the Service and Installation industry, customers expect completion before Christmas. Hopefully over the Christmas New Year period, business owners can take a break from “doing things” and spend time with family as well as thinking about the business in terms of: Is the business providing a healthy income to the family? Am I listening to my customers -watching and learning? Am I talking to the thinkers in my industry? Do I have a clear picture of my personal and business objectives? These are just a few of the reflective questions that should be asked. • Our success is based on: • The people we meet, • The things we learn, • How we implement the knowledge Have a Happy and Safe Christmas and New Year.

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ith the festive season fast approaching, premium butter brand Lurpak has compiled its top tips to take the stress out of Christmas and help you prepare a delicious spread the whole family will enjoy. 1. Stock the kitchen – The best way to ensure stress-free meal preparation is having a well-stocked pantry and all of the necessary ingredients at hand. Plan your menu and make a list of all the ingredients you’ll need. Some key staples to have on hand include butter – slightly salted and unsalted, oils, eggs, sugar, milk and flour. 2. Plan ahead – Give yourself more time to relax with your guests by planning ahead and preparing dishes in advance.

Christmas desserts can be baked and frozen, and make-ahead mains and sides like fennel & tomato gratin with Lurpak Slightly Salted butter can be made a few days in advance and reheated on Christmas day. 3. Bake with the best – Christmas cookies are a wonderful treat over the festive period and make a great gift for the host, family and friends alike. For truly mouth-watering cookies use Lurpak Unsalted Butter; its low moisture content makes it the essential cooking ingredient and will leave you with delicious, moist treats. 4. Get creative – Th ink outside the box this Christmas to create a signature dish the entire family will remember for years to

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With Venus in your seventh house, an important relationship is shifting into a more positive phase, as you begin to let go of old issues that once taunted you. The New Moon on the 14th indicates that a major transformation has taken place and your outlook on life has changed for the better. Mercury retrograde warns you to double check all travel arrangements as delays of all sorts are likely.

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With Venus in your health zone, turn that stubborn streak into determination and you’ll be shedding kilos before you know it. With your confidence riding high, the New Moon on the 14th brings with it a fresh start in your romantic life. Mercury retrograde indicates that you and your partner will realise that you need to save a bit more money before you can splurge on the kind of things you want and on Christmas presents.

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Finding a creative outlet will be crucial, whether it’s a project with the kids or a decorating spree. Venus in your fi fth house indicates that your romantic life will also be heating up. The New Moon on the 14th is an ideal time to get involved with D.I.Y jobs. Mercury retrograde warns you not to overload your schedule, you need to take it easy on yourself or you may wind up straining a muscle.

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It’s time for a spring clean, whether it’s your home or garden, all those redundant items you’ve been keeping for a rainy day will now be thrown out. The New Moon on the 14th is the ideal time to spend time with your children or on fundraising activities. Mercury retrograde warns you to be careful of losing or mislaying things. If you have valuable goods or jewellery then leave them at home and don’t run the risk of having them stolen.

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With Venus in your third house it’s time to turn those bright ideas into action. A new car, mobile phone or computer might hit the agenda, but avoid signing any paperwork without double checking all the details. The New Moon on the 14th is the ideal time to catch up with family and friends. From the 15th onwards Mercury retrograde indicates your home may become something of a battlefield with tensions running high.

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Venus is in your sign so your dynamic personality will come to the fore and your popularity will go into overdrive. An image overhaul may occur and it’s the ideal time to get together with a sporty friend. The New Moon on the 14th provides a positive turning point for your career and fi nances. However, as Mercury is retrograde you need to avoid allowing money to go to waste so be certain to put some aside for a rainy day.

SCORPIO

OCTOBER 24 TO NOVEMBER 22

Happy Birthday Scorpio! Jupiter in Gemini for the next 12 months should see a positive increase in your fiscal position. However, you need to avoid pushing yourself, recent events may have left you with big decisions to make, so it’s important to take some time out. Mercury retrograde is raising your stress levels so focusing on relaxation will be essential. The New Moon on the 14th is the ideal time to give up negative habits.

SAGITTARIUS

NOVEMBER 23 TO DECEMBER 21

Your party zone is bursting at the seams, so stop being so serious and have some fun. The New Moon on the 14th is the ideal time to concentrate on pampering your body and feeding your spirit. A few hours of quiet contemplation will work wonders for you. Mercury retrograde indicates that you are likely to be feeling out of balance, therefore you need to exercise some patience and take your time to step back and review your situation.

CAPRICORN

DECEMBER 22 TO JANUARY 20

Your professional goals are going to take top priority and a female friend or colleague will be extremely helpful in pointing you in the right direction. Mercury retrograde indicates that certain colleagues are going to be difficult, you’ll fi nd it easier to handle them if you remain serene and polite at all times. The New Moon on the 14th indicates that your advice will be greatly appreciated and that a close friend will benefit from your words.

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JANUARY 21 TO FEBRUARY 19

Th is is an excellent time to plan your summer holiday especially if it means going somewhere exotic and unspoilt. The New Moon on the 14th indicates a certain flexibility entering your career structure and you will fi nd it very easy to impress the boss. From the 15th onwards Mercury Retrograde warns you to be careful of foot in mouth disease, as you are likely to say the wrong thing at the wrong time.

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AUGUST 24 TO SEPTEMBER 23

FEBRUARY 20 TO MARCH 20

Venus brings extra cash and funds your way so that you can treat yourself to something nice. The New Moon on the 14th starts a rather busy period where you will be racing around your neighbourhood at top speed. You need to use patience when trying to organise others or you will only create muddles and confusion. The Full Moon on the 29th indicates a crazy few days at work is ahead so be tolerant of others.

Your intuitive powers will be at their peak, if you have decisions about a relationship issue or a career matter then let your instincts guide you. Romance will be on your mind and this is going to be a highly passionate month. The New Moon on the 14th brings a deepening of bonds with your children and partner. Mercury retrograde indicates a need to be careful when handling electrical equipment as there might be an injury.

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Are you always feeling tired? Q. I’m always tired and never seem to have any energy. Could you give me some ideas to give me a boost? A. Low energy is one of the main complaints I hear from my patients. Here are my top 10 tips: 1. Have a blood test to check for anaemia and low thyroid function. Both these conditions will make you feel tired and washed out. 2. Eat more protein – good quality protein such as eggs, fish, lean beef, lamb, pork and chicken give you sustained energy, much more than carbohydrates like bread, rice and pasta. Try and have some protein at breakfast, lunch and dinner and you will feel the difference. 3. Get enough sleep – if you’re not getting enough sleep on a regular basis (eight hours a night), you are building up a sleep debt. In other words your body is getting more and more tired as the days go by. If you suffer from sleep problems or insomnia try using herbs such as chamomile, hops, kava or valerian. 4. Drink two litres of water every day – believe it or not, simply being dehydrated makes you feel tired! 5. Get some exercise – regular exercise is a great way to build energy. Try walking for 40 minutes four times a week and you’ll be amazed how much more energy you have as you

get fitter. 6. Stop stressing and relax more! There’s nothing more exhausting than being stressed. Make time to do the things you love and relax you – reading, gardening, listening to music or yoga. 7. Take supplements – a number of vitamins and minerals can give you a powerful energy boost – especially magnesium, B vitamins and CoQ10. 8. Eat regularly – every three hours. Low blood sugar is a major cause of fatigue. Eat healthy snacks such as a small handful of raw nuts, hommus dip with carrot sticks, or a small tub of low fat yogurt. 9. Have regular habits – we feel best when we have regularity in our lives – go to bed and get up at the same time, eat at the same time etc. 10. Have fun! Having fun with friends and family, enjoying a good laugh and seeing the lighter side of life all boost your energy and make you feel good, so make sure you are spending 30 minutes each day taking pleasure in fun activities.

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

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STAYING HEALTHY

KEEPING FIT by David Stein

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veryone wants a bit of strength, from lifting boxes to opening a jar lid, strength is something it’s good to have lots of. So how can we build it? Take a leaf out of Milo’s book. Not the chocolate flavoured sugar milo – the Milo of greek antiquity. The legend goes that every day, Milo lifted a small calf into his arms and carried the calf a certain distance. As the calf grew into a bull, Milo continued his training. On the fi rst day of the Olympics, Milo walked the length of the track while carrying a full-grown bull. Legend or not even back then they understood the principle of progressive overload: fi nd the weight you can safely lift but still struggle a bit with. Free weight will give your body the most adaptation. For example, who would be stronger overall? Someone laying on a leg press machine pushing 500kg up and down a fi xed sled or imagine Milo standing up with 500kg of squirming, moving calf on his back! Free weight requires you to do all the stabilisation and control a machine takes away. Your big basic moves like squats, deadlifts and clean and press work well. Here are some tips: Keep it simple, train barefoot if you can. The less material there is between your feet and the floor when you lift, the more muscle your body can activate. If your gym requires footwear, thin-soled

sneakers or vibrams are good. Rest three to five minutes between sets of exercise. To lift at your strongest, your body needs to regenerate as much ATP (the fuel source for muscle contractions) as possible. Take the time to feel fully recovered before you attempt any personal record on a lift. The big muscle fibres are the strongest but the slowest to recover, so if you start the next set too quickly they will still be resting. You may as well be doing aerobics. Warm up well but don’t exhaust yourself. Leave the strength for your main lifts. Do a specific warm up. Don’t waste 10 minutes on a rower to warm up for heavy squats. Warm up over two to three progressively heavier sets. Keep your main sets around five repetitions. Just remember whether you’re 18 or 80 the principle is the same, make sure the last rep of whatever you’re doing is the absolute last rep your body can do. You will get strong!

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

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PERSONAL FINANCE

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o matter where you are from or how much you like to spend, there is one thing that makes girls tick: shoes. From sky-high heels to rubber thongs, shoes are a weakness for many women and luckily, summer fashion trends this season allow us to show off our favourite pairs. Whether you go straight for the comfortable flats or seek out the toe-crushing stilettos, there is something waiting for you in stores this season. I am no exception to the ‘women love shoes’ stereotype, in fact, it is rare for me to go shopping without a trip to the shoe section. For summer, I have my comfortable heels for long periods of time, my strappy sandals that match perfectly with my favourite dress, my expensive and iconic heels (for when I want to be noticed) and, of course, my thongs for every other occasion. My shoe collection is quite extensive but without these four favourites, I would be lost forever. Summer is a time when shoes are at their best so it is time to get that pedicure and bare your toes in this season’s hottest styles. When shopping for the comfortable heels this season, try to stay away from the bright colours and fancy styles. The best comfort shoe has a mid-sized heel and is of a neutral colour, so that you can wear it with any outfit. My rubber thongs are possibly my favourite pair of shoes because I can wear them anywhere. Get a pair that are comfortable and choose a colour that you won’t get sick of; there are so many colours and styles to choose from so even having a few different pairs can’t hurt. If you are not a thongs kind of person than you can’t go amiss with a great pair of strappy sandals. Sandals with thick bands and bright colours are very popular but make sure you get a pair that you will wear again. When choosing the stand out heels for summer, make sure you check out all the different styles in stores. Strappy heels are back in this season and peep-toe heels sporting accessories, are also popular. Try chrome accessories or even silver studs to reel in the compliments.

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s a small business owner, bank manager and a local, I spend a lot of time researching my local market. I like to keep my fi nger on Penrith’s economic pulse. However once in a while, a significant report will come out that makes me step back and have a look at the bigger picture. The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Financial System Stability Assessment of Australia was one such report. Th is report is produced approximately every five years and through these reports “the IMF keeps track of the economic health of its member countries, alerting them to risks on the horizon and providing policy advice”. For those of you who are curious about how Australia’s fi nancial systems scored on our latest report card, but don’t have the time to read the 47 page report, I’ve included the key fi ndings from the report’s executive summary: 1. Australia’s fi nancial system is sound, resilient and well-managed 2. The global outlook, however, remains uncertain and Australia’s fi nancial sector is not immune to persistent volatility in global markets 3. Against this backdrop a number of risks will need to be closely managed 4. Stress testing by the IMF shows the banking system is likely to withstand severe shocks 5. While the results are satisfactory, the exercise has suggested that there is room for improvement in the authorities’ own stress testing processes 6. A higher capital threshold for important institutions may be desirable to further bolster system stability 7. The fi nancial regulatory and supervisory framework exhibits a high degree of compliance with international standards 8. Impressive steps have been taken to strengthen the fi nancial safety net and crisis management framework

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

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VIEW FROM ABOVE by Rev John Lavender

All you need is love

In 1967 they released ‘All You Need Is Love’; a song with a simple clear message that love is everything. At one level The Beatles were right – ‘love is all you need’, but sadly for music fans, a few years later, unable to resolve differences, The Beatles split up. The Apostle Paul also speaks of love in the Bible’s New Testament book of 1 Corinthians where he sets out words which many may be familiar with: “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

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It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails”. Th is is a challenge to love and keep on loving. Th is is a love modelled and perfected by Jesus. Jesus showed it and lived it every way. The love Jesus showed continues to impact and transform people’s lives. May you know this difference in your life today. Reverend John Lavender can be contacted via www.glenmorepark.anglican.asn.au

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THE PHARMACIST SAYS

by Trent Baker

by Martin Cominotto

Iliotibial Band (ITB) Syndrome

Cholesterol is not always a dirty word

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ver the past 6 months I’ve increased my running significantly, coming from a reasonably injury free background I thought the last thing to bother me would be my legs. However in the lead up to an event a few weeks ago I started to feel a niggle on the outside portion of my right knee. I stretched and managed the problem successfully and went into the event with confidence that I would get through it. I was wrong… During the run the outside aspect of my knee became increasingly more painful to the point of agony. My running went from a familiar stride to the old ‘Cliff y Young shuffle’. I fi nished the event, however now I’m left with a nasty over use injury called Iliotibial Band Syndrome, which is one of the most common over use injuries in runners. The iliotibial band (ITB) is a fibrous band that runs from the pelvis down the outside of the leg and inserts into the tibia, which is your shin bone. Your gluteal muscles and other muscles associated with hip function junction with the ITB and the band helps to coordinate muscle function and stabilise the knee. The symptoms of ITB Syndrome are often so severe that runners think they have a serious knee injury, with pain and swelling on the outside of the knee. What is actually happening is the ITB becomes narrower as it passes the knee and rubs

on the bone causing inflammation. The main causes are an overly tight ITB and overuse in specific situations. When your leg internally rotates it places the ITB in a more susceptible position. Running on a camber or down hill are the most common scenarios. If you would like to follow my case in clinically diagnosing and treating this injury follow this article next week. We will be testing the structure at Western Sydney Sports Medicine Centre (www. wssmc.com.au) this week and report our fi ndings and treatment strategies back to you.

Trent Baker, Podiatrist at Nepean Podiatry Ph: 4732 5188

holesterol is essential for our bodies to function correctly, but a balance of good and bad cholesterol in our body needs to be maintained. Th is can be a little confusing and many people do not realise they need some types of cholesterol to maintain good health. When someone tells me they have high cholesterol, I ask “What is your HDL and LDL cholesterol levels?” They often don’t know. They have been told their total cholesterol number, not the breakup of their cholesterols. HDL is the ‘good’ cholesterol and LDL is the ‘bad’ cholesterol and it’s important to know these two numbers. Th is helps get a clearer idea of your cholesterol levels and how they should be treated. Cholesterol is simply a type of fat that is essential for our body’s processes. Our bodies convert fats in food into cholesterol which travel in the blood to where it is needed. When bad cholesterol levels get too high, these build up in the arteries and block blood flow. Th is can increase the chances of developing high blood pressure, cancer, heart attack, heart disease and stroke. Eating too many foods high in trans fats and saturated fats is what mostly causes high levels of bad cholesterol. Trans fats are normally found in bakery products like pastries, cakes, pies and

biscuits. Saturated fats come mainly from animal products like meat and eggs. ‘Good’ cholesterol comes mostly from eating good fats and is vital in maintaining good heart health. You can reduce your amount of bad cholesterol by eating foods that are high in polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, like fish, nuts and seeds, avocados, grains, olive oil and sunflower oil. These foods and oils raise your good cholesterol and reduce bad cholesterol. I believe avoidance of fats due to low fat diets can be a big cause of high levels of bad cholesterol. By all means your intake of saturated and trans fats should be moderated, but many people confuse all fats as raising bad cholesterol levels. As listed above, there are many foods ‘high in fat’ that actually help lower your bad cholesterol. Interestingly, the ‘Mediterranean’ diet, which is high in fish, nuts, grains and other good fats, is now being hailed as an answer to high cholesterol.

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The Paradise is an exciting new display home now open at the new Mulgoa Rise development. The Paradise is the flagship for Roselea’s new Vogue Range of homes. This exciting new range includes both single and two storey designs ranging in sizes, designs and features. Quality inclusions and finishes are also part of this new range.

House Packages are available on Your Land. Several House & Land Packages available for the Mulgoa Rise Estate: Prices start from $528,356.00. Lot 254 Yerrang Avenue. Eternity 20 Floor Plan with Tulip Façade. Lot 260 Ewan James Drive. Melody 22 Floor Plan with Wattle Façade Lot 212 Bradley Street. Paradise 24 Floor Plan with Ivy Façade. Lot 213 Bradley Street. Paradise 26 Floor Plan with Rose Façade

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Cambridge Park o/o $299,000 Cranebrook $389,950 3

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We have 4 townhouses for sale: 2 with 4 bedrooms and 2 with 3 bedrooms. In the 4 bedroom townhouse the main bedroom is downstairs with walk-in robe and ensuite; upstairs are the other 3 bedrooms, all with built-in-robes. The main bathroom is huge, there is a storage room, a good size lounge room with a split system air conditioner, combined kitchen and dining and the laundry has internal access to the drive through single lock up garage and a very easy-to-maintain backyard. The only difference with the 3 bedroom townhouses is all the bedrooms are upstairs, all 3 have built-in robes and the single lock up garage is not drive through. All 4 townhouses are currently tenanted and are situated in a nice complex close to all amenities, shops and schools. This could be a great investment opportunity or entry into the market for First Home Buyers.

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Endless Opportunities This 5 Acre property has endless opportunities with a home that is designed for large or extended families. Features include • 5 Acres • 6 Bedrooms • Built in robes to all • 2 x bathrooms • 2 x Kitchens • 2 x Formal lounges • 2 x dining rooms • Games room • Split system air • Ceiling fans • Down lights • Fire place • Pergola • 5 Stables • Sheds • Dam • Fully fenced. This fantastic property is ideal for horse enthusiasts or families that enjoy the country life.

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If you’re looking for a lifestyle change then look no further, this impressive family home is for you. This home includes 5 bedrooms, sitting on an acre and three quarters of fully fenced land and established landscaped/manicure gardens. Other features include: Master bedroom has open fire place with walk-in robe, ensuite and corner spa bath, 3 double bedrooms all with built-in robes, 5th bedroom/study with built-in robe, modern kitchen with Caesar Stone bench tops, top of the range stainless steel appliances, formal lounge with open fire place & dining area all separate, family room with open fire place, separate games room and separate media room, ducted air conditioning plus ducted vacuum system, entertaining area overlooking the tranquillity of a large dam. This property is a must see.

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This great size brick home is positioned in a fantastic location with a peaceful lookout surrounded by other quality homes. Offering - 3 bedrooms, built-in robe to main, separate lounge & dining area, renovated bathroom with large corner spa, ducted air conditioning, wood fire place, solar Hart hot water installed, large lockup garage - 5.5m x 9.5m. All this is situated on a 624.1sqm block of land leaving loads of potential of making this property your dream home.

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This beautifully presented townhouse features- 3 bedrooms, built-in robes, lounge & dining, kitchen with dishwasher, internal laundry, split system air conditioning, updated bathroom, pergola and single car garage. This home is in a great location close to schools, shops & public transport facilities

This beautiful 4 bedroom family home is positioned in a large but quiet cul-de-sac in one of Glenmore Park’s most finest locations. Offering- 4 double bedrooms, main with ensuite & walk-in robe, built-in robes to the other 3, multiple living areas, ducted air conditioning, large entertainment area, in-ground salt water pool, double lock-up garage and landscaped gardens. This fantastic home is located in a great location close to schools, shops and transport.

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Fabulous 4 Bedroom Home + 2 Bedroom Self Contained Retreat & Location Located in a quiet cul-de-sac position, with very low maintenance yard, this home comprises of 4 bedrooms all with built in robes and ceiling fans, 2 full size bathrooms, study, and a large family room off kitchen, single lock up garage and also with some added features such as ducted air conditioning, skylights, window shutters, AND another self contained retreat area comprising of 2 bedrooms with built in robes, kitchen, lounge, dining, bathroom, and split system air conditioning. You read it right! There is 2 residence and this home would be ideal for a large family or in-law accommodation. With all this and very close to South lands shops, schools and transport why would you buy anywhere else.

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When Only The Best Will Do This North Cranebrook home is sure to please the fussiest buyer with quality inclusions and craftsmanship. Features include, 4 bedrooms, ensuite, built-in robes, formal lounge, dining, family room, home office, high Ceilings 3 & 3.2 metres, timber kitchen, stainless steel appliances, 900mm oven, gas cook top, island bench, dishwasher, built-in bar, timber floors, split system air conditioning, ceiling fans, down lights, in- ground pool, double garage and in a quiet cul-de-sac location. With too many inclusions to list this home can only be truly appreciated with an inspection!

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Michael Ball 0414 264 668

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Executive Style Living This Prestige luxury home backing onto golf course with your own private access, and immaculately landscaped gardens and grounds wil not disappoint the discerning buyer. From the moment you enter this home through the remote control gates you wil indulge in a meticulously unique class, comprising of 5 magnificent spacious bedrooms, en-suite, 2 with walk-in-robes, 2 with built-in robes, 3 bathrooms, 3 car garage with 1 drive thru, for those who wish to relax may have a choice of your own private upstairs lounge room & or the formal lounge room downstairs, a home theatre that comforts the movie goers, ducted air conditioning, ducted vacuum system, ceiling fans, down lights, alarm, family & meals area, separate dining room, your own gourmet cook wil indulge you with a five-star menu in a Master Chef kitchen with walk-in pantry, stainless steel appliances and Caesar Stone bench tops, adjoining an alfresco outdoor dining area that you can entertain with a grand guest list, gas & electric outlets & gas HWS, and the location is close to the Northern Road exit.

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This beautifully maintained executive home is approximately 1 year young, situated in a new prestige estate area. Comprising of 4 large bedrooms, main with walk-in robe and ensuite and built-in robes to the other 3, there are 2 bathrooms in total with a 3rd toilet & powder room downstairs, there’s also a study, and a magnificent kitchen that would make any chef envy with all stainless steel appliances, a gourmet size 900mm electric oven with gas cook top and Caesar stone bench tops, flowing onto the dining area that opens out to the open plan family room which adjoins a magnificent alfresco entertaining area, and there is also a formal lounge room and another family room upstairs. Lovely fresh tiled modern bathroom. This home has too many extra features to list, but just to mention some, there are lovely down lights, yes and don’t forget the ducted air conditioning, and we haven’t forgotten dad! a double lock up garage with internal access and great side access for the boat or caravan.

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This 1 bedroom unit is undoubtedly situated in the finest location in Penrith. Opposite Penrith bowling club and Nepean Centro this unit is ideal for a first home buyer or investor. • Large balcony Features include, • Single garage • 1 Bedroom • Security complex • Lounge/dining With a long term tenant willing to stay this would make a fantastic addition to your rental portfolio. Michael Ball 0414 264 668

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4 Bedroom Home on a large 710m2 Block of Land Nestled away in one of Werrington Downs best locations, we have this fantastic 4 bedroom home with generous sized bedrooms, ensuite to main, ample living space, polished timber floor boards, air conditioning, solid timber kitchen, gas cooking appliances, huge 3 car carport and there is so much more. This home would suit a first home buyer or investors looking for a large block of land, in a great & popular location close to schools, shops and public transport facilities. Contact Matthew Gobbo now to view this property .

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“CAN I BUY A NEW HOME WITH A BIG BACKYARD TOO?” AT JORDAN SPRINGS YOU CAN. Arthur Ilias, Project Director, Lend Lease

If you have questions about buying a new home with a big backyard, now is the time to visit Jordan Springs. With new deeper lots up to 600m2 available, you can buy land and build your dream home, enjoying room for the kids to run around, a pool, or simply just more space to entertain friends and family. Our team of experts are on hand to make everything easier for you, from a local mortgage broker to help get the best for your budget, to advice on how to sell your current home.

Visit jordansprings.com.au or phone 1800 086 656 to make a time to chat with one of our experts today.

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$540,000*

$589,000*

$608,011*

Builder: Kurmond Homes Lot size: 532.8m2 » Separate rumpus and living rooms » Expansive master bedroom with ensuite » Kitchen with family and meals area

Builder: Planwell Homes Lot size: 605.8m2 » Spacious kitchen with Caesarstone benchtops » Alarm, driveway, front and rear lawns » Fully ducted air conditioning and oyster light fittings

Builder: Wincrest Homes Lot size: 544m2 » Huge open plan kitchen, meals and family room » Separate private dining room » Fifth bedroom or study

Lot 2081, Milperra Street

Lot 3030, Northridge Road

Lot 3257, Server Avenue

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| * Prices are correct as at November 2012. Home and Land Packages are subject to builder terms and conditions and subject to change without notice. Artist illustrations depicting exterior facades are meant as a guide only. Some exclusions may apply. For full terms and conditions refer to the Jordan Springs Sales and Information Centre. 1080WWD

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Orchard Hills 15 Verdelho Way 5

The Vines Acreage Estate

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

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

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* 4 bedroom home 579 sqm block * Huge living room * Combustion fire & wall air conditioning * Modern timber kitchen & large deck area * Great side access for boat or caravan

Sale $349,000 View Saturday 2.00-2.30pm Helen Fitzpatrick 0414 362 955 4732 3333 raywhitepenrith.com

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Werrington Downs 17 Greenbank Drive

South Penrith 3 Korimal Crescent

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

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

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

Sale $399,000 View Saturday 11.00-11.30am Helen Fitzpatrick 0414 362 955 4732 3333 raywhitepenrith.com

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Cambridge Gardens 20 Huntingdon Parade

Oxley Park 1/65 Melbourne Street

Cambridge Gardens 18 Newham Drive

Emu Heights 56 Palomino Road

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

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

* 648 sqm Corner block * Renovator’s dream * 3 bedrooms + teenage retreat * Original kitchen & bathroom * Carport behind double gates

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

Sale $349,500 View Saturday 10.00-10.30am Mitchell Sheens 0412 652 477 4732 3333 raywhitepenrith.com

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

Sale $329,950 View Saturday 10.00-10.30am Helen Fitzpatrick 0414 362 955 4732 3333 raywhitepenrith.com

Sale Offers Over $490,000 View Satruday 12.00-12.30pm Steve Jackson 0414 719 875 4732 3333 raywhitepenrith.com

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Land Sales: David Jones 0408 133 702 Memberships: Grant Martin 0427 263 336 Clubhouse/Sales: 478 Luddenham Road Luddenham

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With the release in stage 8 of 22 lots, its not too late to reserve your Twin Creeks homesite and look forward to enjoying a remarkable lifestyle in an uncommonly beautiful setting.

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Take advantage of the lifestyle and community living Twin Creeks has to offer; Award winning Country Club and Restaurant, Graham Marsh Golf Course, exclusive residents pool & spa, tennis courts, playground & BBQ’s.

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1080WWD22121

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KINGSWOOD

OFFERS OVER $299,950

A STUNNING FAMILY ENTERTAINER!

FULL OF OLD FASHIONED FLAVOUR

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

Offering all the charm of yester year is this two bedroom cottage that is ready for rejuvenation. Positioned close to Kingswood’s medical precinct the home enjoys over 600sqm of 2c zoning. Completely original throughout an enthusiastic buyer will enjoy the restoration process while others may see greater value in the land for future development. Either way homes at this price point do not last long. Call now to view this great opportunity.

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THROW AWAY THE BUNK BEDS!

CBD SITE WITH 2C ZONING

BRAND NEW – OFF THE PLAN

CBD POSITION PERFECT

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

This well positioned site that offers further development opportunities (subject to council approval). The approximately 1,423 sqm block currently accommodates a brick and tile residence that comprises three bedrooms with a study. There is a double carport and established gardens. Call today!

Each three bedroom residence will include air conditioning, alarm, stone bench tops in the kitchen, downstairs toilet and remote garage door. A list of inclusions and floor plans can be obtained on line or from one of our eight offices. Anticipated rental return to exceed $400.00pw.

With an anticipated rental income of $1470 per month (approximately) and low strata fees this spacious home deserves your immediate attention. This three bedroom townhouse with built in wardrobes, a generous kitchen, split system air conditioning, internal laundry and a low maintenance court yard. Call Today!

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$399,000

WERRINGTON COUNTY

OFFERS OVER $499,950

MORE FOR YOUR MONEY!

THE COMPLETE PACKAGE

After many years at this property the owner has made the big decision it is time to move on. Perfectly suited for the family who wants more size for their money and wants a home they can renovate to maximise their lifestyle. With four bedrooms (three of which are very generous in size) two bathrooms, three living areas including an l-shaped lounge dining, family room off the kitchen and a rear sunroom overlooking the large backyard. With air-conditioning, a very large original kitchen featuring a dishwasher and loads of potential throughout to make improvements this home should be high on your priority list to inspect!

Peacefully positioned on a generous parcel of approximately 689sqm in a quiet cul-de-sac, this free flowing haven presents two levels of versatile living and an abundance of bright and spacious formal living and dining rooms, ample casual dining and living areas and expansive rumpus, well-proportioned kitchen equipped with quality appliances, master bedroom with walk-in and modern ensuite, beautifully updated main bathroom, single garage and a separate space for bikes, boat or trailer.

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OFFERS OVER $379,950

WERRINGTON DOWNS

$395,000

PENRITH

OFFERS OVER $399,950

ORCHARD HILLS

OFFERS OVER $1,300,000

VERY ATTRACTIVE INDEED!

LOTS ON OFFER

CBD LOCATION!

GRAND RESIDENCE CLOSE TO TOWN

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

Located in a nice quiet street, this very good sized family home awaits your inspection. It features five good size bedrooms, two modern bathrooms, an updated kitchen, separate lounge, dining and meals areas and the comfort of air conditioning. Add the large backyard, double carport and shed.

Located right in the heart of Penrith’s CBD. Approximately 7 years old it features four good size bedrooms, ensuite, large lounge room, open planned kitchen, dining and family areas, air conditioning, and built in wardrobes. With the added benefits of an entertaining area and the very close proximity to Nepean hospital.

The home comprises four bedrooms with an ensuite to the main, generous servings of formal and informal living spaces with the comfort of ducted air conditioning throughout. Along with this there is a sparkling in ground pool and car accommodation for up to four cars.

Penrith

429 High Street Penrith NSW 2750

Emu Plains Lennox Centre Emu Plains NSW 2750

4722 5000 4735 2121

Blaxland

134D Great Western Hwy Blaxland NSW 2774

Glenbrook 5 Wascoe Street Glenbrook NSW 2773

Springwood 7 Great Western Highway Valley Heights NSW 2777

Emu Plains 91 Great Western Hwy Emu Plains NSW 2750

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Glenmore Park

Cranebrook

4733 6999

4730 1122

30 Mulgoa Road Regentville NSW 2745

Shop 9 Borrowdale Way Cranebrook NSW 2749

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$552,000

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ALMOST SOLD OUT!

Located in a whisper quiet street opposite the nature reserve is where you will find this four bedroom home featuring built ins to all, ensuite to main, PLUS two extra baths, PLUS upstairs living area in addition to good sized living areas downstairs, PLUS ducted air-conditioning, PLUS a sparkling inground pool. PLUS……the list goes on! Don’t let this opportunity slip by. Call for an inspection today.

Featuring four bedrooms, a media room, an open plan living area that flows out to the resort style undercover alfresco, ensuite off the master bedroom and double garaging with automatic door and internal access. All this plus bonus’ such as high ceilings, air-conditioning, 900mm stainless steel oven, Caesar Stone bench tops, alarm and front and rear landscaping complete this magnificent new home.

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$439,000

GLENMORE PARK

$265,000

CLASSIC REGENTVILLE!

YOUR DREAM COMES TO REALITY

This quintessential home has everything you would expect from a home in this blue chip location! Featuring three bedrooms, high ceilings, two living areas, renovated bathroom, a covered entertaining area that over-looks the enormous back yard (block approximately 695m2) and there is a covered secure car port for two cars PLUS a tandem garage. The property is currently tenanted to a long term tenant paying $400 per week.

Look no further than this (approximately) 400 sqm block with a 12.5 metre frontage, and with all the usual services. We have available just one option from Hotondo Homes - the “Glenbrook 182” for your understanding of what is possible. The land and home package is priced from $499,900 to suit this block. Within the area there are future plans for schools and a shopping complex.

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PERFECT SUMMER VENUE

SIZE, QUALITY AND LOCATION!

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

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

Glenmore Park

Emu Plains

4733 6999

4735 8888

30 Mulgoa Road Regentville NSW 2745

91 Great Western Hwy Emu Plains NSW 2750

Blaxland

Springwood

Emu Plains

Penrith

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4735 2121

4722 5000

134D Great Western Hwy Blaxland NSW 2774

Glenbrook 5 Wascoe Street Glenbrook NSW 2773

Cranebrook Shop 9 Borrowdale Way Cranebrook NSW 2749

7 Great Western Highway Valley Heights NSW 2777

Lennox Centre Emu Plains NSW 2750

429 High Street Penrith NSW 2750

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CRANEBROOK

$865,000

LARGE CONTEMPORARY FAMILY HOME

TRANQUILITY SETTING IN CRANEBROOK

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

This brick veneer home is set on a pinch under 5000sqm metres (approximately) of easy maintenance gardens and lawns. This home boasts four bedrooms, three of which have built-in robes. The main has walk-in robe and ensuite. The home has a formal lounge and dining area, study, plus open plan family room and a six by eight metre rumpus room. There is a double garage under the main roof and to the rear of the property via side access there is a workshop and office which is 10.5 by six metres. The property comes with loads of features including water tanks, pumps, alarm and internal combustion stove.

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COUNTRY LIVING WITH CITY CONVENIENCE Nestled in a private position is this country escape positioned on the outskirts of Penrith. The approximate eleven year “Rosewood” property on nearly five acres is accompanied by an attached two bedroom self-contained dwelling. The main residence comprises four bedrooms with a study, two living areas, an ensuite and the ducted air conditioning. A tennis court, in ground pool and horse facilities will look after your spare time and are surrounded by established gardens. The huge shed is fitted out for a possible home office/studio with attic space and combines with the carport and workshop space.

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$765,000

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

OFFERS OVER

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

Blaxland

4730 1122

4735 2121

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

134D Great Western Hwy Blaxland NSW 2774

5 Wascoe Street Glenbrook NSW 2773

Springwood

Emu Plains

Emu Plains Lennox Centre Emu Plains NSW 2750

$429,950

SIMPLY IRRESISTABLE

Cranebrook Shop 9 Borrowdale Way Cranebrook NSW 2749

Glenbrook

CRANEBROOK

7 Great Western Highway Valley Heights NSW 2777

91 Great Western Hwy Emu Plains NSW 2750

Glenmore Park Penrith 30 Mulgoa Road Regentville NSW 2745

429 High Street Penrith NSW 2750

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OPEN HOUSE Sat 24th 12.00 to 12.40pm 92 Koloona Drive

EMU PLAINS

OFFERS OVER $379,950

AFFORDABLE OPPORTUNITY Owner occupiers and investors will love this great opportunity to enter the Emu Plains’ market. Positioned on over 620sqm of land, the three bedroom brick and tile residence offers timber floors, a modern bathroom, air conditioning and a secure sunroom that’s currently utilised as a second living area. The yard accommodates a huge detached double garage that can be entered through side access. Priced to please this is sure to go fast. Call now to book an inspection.

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LEONAY

$469,950

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

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OFFERS OVER $729,950

OFFERS OVER $399,950

THREE BEDROOMS – STUDY – HUGE GARAGE

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

All bedrooms come complete with built in robes, the timber floors are a visual delight and there is the advantage of an internal laundry. The rear yard comfortably accommodates the tandem garage that is accompanied by a storage shed, covered entertaining area and carport.

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EMU HEIGHTS

EXCITING LIFESTYLE – GOLFERS DELIGHT

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

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$495,000

EMU PLAINS

$629,950

FAMILY FRIENDLY

WALK TO THE RIVER

Featuring four bedrooms, built in wardrobes, open plan kitchen and casual meals area plus a good size lounge and dining area. This much loved home also features a renovated bathroom and ensuite, split system air conditioning and tandem garage.

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

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TOO BIG TO IGNORE Along with the triple garage the home boasts four bedrooms with a study, spacious formal and informal living spaces and the comfort of ducted air conditioning. The main bedroom comes complete with an ensuite, there is internal access to the garage (single drive through) an alarm system.

EMU PLAINS

OFFERS OVER $549,950

WELCOME THE WARMER WEATHER

The renovated kitchen is the centrepiece of this four bedroom home. Enjoying ducted air conditioning throughout this home will surely suit your growing family’s needs. There are built in robes, two living areas, a renovated ensuite and spacious main bathroom. The huge covered entertaining area overlooks the in ground pool. Call today to book an inspection.

OFFERS OVER $759,950

BEST HOUSE - BEST STREET The massive master suite comes complete with a renovated ensuite, walk in robe and direct access to one of the two elevated balconies. Throw open the balcony doors and embrace the amazing views or retreat indoors and enjoy the opulent interior. Spanning across two levels this executive residence blends comfortable living with a smooth contemporary finish. The master chef will appreciate the stunning kitchen that is the centerpiece of the top floor and is surrounded by generous servings of formal and informal living spaces. The lower level contains the remaining bedrooms, optional office and brand new bathroom. .

Emu Plains

Glenmore Park

Blaxland

4735 2121

4733 6999

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

Lennox Centre Emu Plains NSW 2750

30 Mulgoa Road Regentville NSW 2745

134D Great Western Hwy Blaxland NSW 2774

Glenbrook

LEONAY

5 Wascoe Street Glenbrook NSW 2773

Cranebrook Shop 9 Borrowdale Way Cranebrook NSW 2749

Springwood 7 Great Western Highway Valley Heights NSW 2777

Penrith

429 High Street Penrith NSW 2750

Emu Plains 91 Great Western Hwy Emu Plains NSW 2750

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Lot 3355 Minyip St By Edgewater Homes

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$450,000

$419,950

$440,000

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

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Open-plan living, family & dining area Alfresco area off living area Stainless steel appliances Landscaping to front and rear yards Fencing to side & rear Ready to buy off the plan now!

Lot 2262 Lawler St By Zac Homes

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Lot 2243 Tussock St By Eden Brae Homes

Home & Land

Fixed Price

$449,500

$419,950

$467,500

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

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Lot 3435 Stawell Ave By Jandson Homes

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

Lot 3374 Huntington St 4

2.5

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By Eden Brae Homes

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Lot 1155 Brannigan St By Eden Brae Homes

Home & Land

Fixed Price

$435,340

$419,500

$649,900

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

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Open plan living with alfresco area Stainless steel appliances Stainless steel dishwasher Landscaping & fencing Bonus split system air conditioning Ready to buy off the plan now

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Large block 5% deposit & nothing more until completion Main bedroom with ensuite & walk-in robe Spacious open plan living Landscaping & fencing Bonus split system air conditioning

Fixed Price

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Undercover alfresco area perfect for entertaining Stainless steel appliances Main bedroom with ensuite & walk-in robe Feature timber stacker sliding doors Timber look flooring Completion due June 2013

Fixed Price

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Lot 126 Allom St

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Lot 72 Gilroy St

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Stunning ex-display home on large block High quality finishes and inclusions Spacious home with rumpus room upstairs Ducted air conditioning Fully fenced and landscaped Perfectly located in beautiful Brookwood village 1080WWD1602

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Lot 3385 Taradale Dr By Eden Brae Homes

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Lot 71 Gilroy St By ANCON

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Lot 1/3084 Highett St By White Design & Construction

Fixed Price

Fixed Price

Offers above

$419,500

$450,000

$399,950

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

Lot 120 Raffen St By Fowler Homes

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

Lot 2261 Lawler St By Zac Homes

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Lot 3291 Finsbury Cct By Edgewater Homes

Home and Land

Fixed Price

$449,500

$415,950

$418,000

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

By Fowler Homes

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

Lot 3373 Huntington St 4

2

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By Eden Brae Homes

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Lot 3413 Harding Cl By Eden Brae Homes

$454,000

$419,500

$454,500

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

1080WWD1602

Nobody Knows Ropes Crossing like...

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

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

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

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Lot 5 Townsend Cres

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2.5

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

Home & Land from

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Commanding Views Of Green Fields Bounded by wonderfully high ceilings is this distinctive residence that will impress you at every turn. Positioned on the upper section of the block it offers commanding views of the in ground pool, tennis court and surrounding 10 acre plus parcel of land. Once inside you’ll be astonished by the sheer size throughout the spacious floor plan that combines five bedrooms with generous servings of formal and informal living spaces. The master suite comes complete with a parent’s retreat; there are renovated ensuites in five bedrooms and the comfort of ducted air conditioning throughout. The stunning renovated kitchen is the home’s centre piece and enjoys a walk in pantry and integrated Ipod dock. The four car garaging will look after your cars, boats or trailers and guests will love pulling up under the Porte Co. All is surrounded by manicured gardens and located moments from the Mulgoa Village. Call now to book a private viewing - you won’t be disappointed.

Mulgoa

OPEN HOME Saturday 24th 12.00-12.40pm, 28 Warwick Street

The Very Best Of Penrith Positioned in Warwick Street, arguably one of Penrith’s most sought after locations, this amazing circa 1907 home just demands attention. Having been completely restored and with a very tasteful extension done (whilst keeping in style with the original home), this home features four fantastic size bedrooms, (one current used as a library), large open planned living areas, upstairs balcony, (with lovely views of the mountains), two bathrooms and ducted air conditioning. There’s also a beautiful kitchen, detached garage, a studio (with third bathroom and kitchenette) and a covered entertaining area. With so much more on offer, an inspection is defi nitely a must. So call us today and avoid missing out on such a rare opportunity!!

Penrith

Offers Over $2,000,000

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

Offers over $699,950

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

OPEN HOMES BLAXLAND Sat 10.00-10.40am Sat 12.00-12.40pm Sat 12.00-12.40pm Sat 12.00-12.40pm Sat 12.00-12.40pm Sat 12.00-12.40pm Sat 2.00-2.40pm

105 Great Western Highway 14/56 Old Bathurst Road 13/56 Old Bathurst Road 1/32 Old Bathurst Road 2/32 Old Bathurst Road 3/32 Old Bathurst Road 6 Robertswood Avenue

EMU PLAINS Jim Aitken Glenbrook Jim Aitken Glenbrook Jim Aitken Glenbrook Jim Aitken Glenbrook Jim Aitken Glenbrook Jim Aitken Glenbrook Jim Aitken Glenbrook

Ray White Penrith Ray White Penrith

CAMBRIDGE PARK Sat 10.00-10.30am Sat 10.00-10.30am Sat 10.00-10.30am

1/27 Barlow Street 2/27 Barlow Street 12/27 Barlow Street

Sat 11.00-11.30am Sat 12.00-12.30pm Sat 12.00-12.40pm Sat 1.00-1.30pm Sat 1.00-1.40pm Sun 12.00-12.40pm

4 Farrells Lane 146B Vincent Road 117 Hindmarsh Street 95-97 Cranebrook Road 24 Hillside Circuit 6 Ravine Close

Michael Ball Realty Michael Ball Realty Michael Ball Realty

CRANEBROOK Michael Ball Realty Michael Ball Realty Jim Aitken Cranebrook Michael Ball Realty Jim Aitken Cranebrook Jim Aitken Cranebrook

Sat 2.00-2.40pm

45 Gazania Road

Sat 11.00-11.40am

8 Turella Street

Friday, November 23, 2012

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61 Cumbernauld Crescent

GLENMORE PARK Sat 11.00-11.40am Sat 1.00-1.40pm Sat 2.00-2.30pm Sat 2.00-2.40pm

56 Palomino Road 33 Mirrabooka Court

4 Dyson Place 6 Blue View Terrace 9 Wisteria Close 10 Panicum Place

Jim Aitken Glenmore Park Jim Aitken Glenmore Park Michael Ball Realty Jim Aitken Glenmore Park

HAZELBROOK Sat 10.00-10.40am

65 Hall Parade

24 Lilac Place

Sat 12.00-12.40pm

62 Stafford Street

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

21 Bunyan Road 35 Currawong Crescent 28 Beauty Point Crescent

ROSS FOWLER & CO Chartered Accountants

Sat 2.00-2.30pm

1/65 Melbourne Street

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

12/155-157 Derby Street 28 Warwick Street 63 Ladbury Avenue

Sat 11.00-11.30am Sat 12.00-12.30pm Sat 2.00-2.30pm

3 Korimal Crescent 9 Claremont Place, 34 Birmingham Road

Sat 1.00-1.40pm

27 Springwood Avenue

Ray White Penrith

OXLEY PARK Ray White Penrith

PENRITH Michael Ball Realty Jim Aitken Penrith Jim Aitken Penrith

SOUTH PENRITH Ray White Penrith Michael Ball Realty Ray White Penrith

SPRINGWOOD Jim Aitken Springwood

WERRINGTON COUNTY Jim Aitken Penrith

Jim Aitken Penrith

LEONAY Ray White Penrith Jim Aitken Emu Plains

15 Verdelho Way

Jim Aitken Springwood

JAMISONTOWN Sat 11.00-11.40am

Sat 12.00-12.30pm

Jim Aitken Glenbrook

Michael Ball Realty

EMU HEIGHTS Sat 12.00-12.30pm Sat 1.00-1.40pm

Jim Aitken Springwood

KINGSWOOD

DHARRUK Sat 3.00-3.30pm

Jim Aitken Emu Plains Jim Aitken Emu Plains Jim Aitken Emu Plains Jim Aitken Emu Plains Jim Aitken Emu Plains Jim Aitken Emu Plains Jim Aitken Emu Plains

GLENBROOK

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20 Huntingdon Parade 18 Newham Drive

ORCHARD HILLS

21 Watsonia Street 4 Fitzroy Street 16 Short Street 92 Koloona Drive 10/42-44 Forbes Street 15 Walkers Crescent 1/14 Jamieson Street

FAULCONBRIDGE

CAMBRIDGE GARDENS Sat 10.00-10.30am Sat 10.00-10.30am

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

Jim Aitken Emu Plains Jim Aitken Emu Plains Jim Aitken Emu Plains

Sat 10.00-10.40am

5 Leslie Court

Jim Aitken Penrith

WERRINGTON DOWNS Sat 11.00-11.30am

17 Greenbank Drive

Ray White Penrith

WINMALEE Sat 11.00-11.40am 14 Killara Crescent Sun 11.00-11.40am 14 Killara Crescent

11 Tindale St Penrith

4722 3066

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We supply, service & install all split & ducted systems

0432 418 105

SERVICE AND INSTALL

Fully Trade Licensed - Est. 2001

ANTENNAS

Ph:

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Specialists in home entertainment systems

AWNINGS & CARPORTS

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BUILDERS

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M&L Carpet Laying

Call Merv 0418 249 738 or 9625 7740

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CARPET LAYING

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BATHROOMS

PATIOMAN

1037WWD2237

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1300 781 119 0419 990 004

9625 6999

MetWest Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

1047WWT6215

0413 314 029

0418 402 790

CARPET CLEANING est 1999

NOD AIR Call Nigel 8916 7402

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

Call David

ALL SUBURBS SERVICED

1045WWT3282

Service from $80 Available Weekends Lic 230510c AU 26947

30 years exp.

24 HOUR - 7 DAYS SERVICE

956WWT5554

or

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

LIC T28145

1044WWD3762

4731 1111

Lic. 208275c

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AIR CONDITIONING

BUILDERS 1045WWD3263

AIR-CONDITIONING

For ALL your Bathroom Renovations Needs Small or Large

1042WWT3771

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47 318 200

1043WWD3798

www.BG.net.AU

1044WWT3269

Lic 162246C

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Trades & Services

BATHROOM FALLING APART?

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ELECTRICAL PROBLEM?

Lic 162246C

www.BG.net.AU

CONCRETING

Over 30 years in Penrith

Same day urgent repairs Mon-Fri

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

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

Concrete/Bricks/Dirt Heavy Load? No Problem

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• Commercial • Industrial • Domestic

1300 785 845

0425 352 399 9670 2776

The professional and clean way to concrete

Bins From 2m3 to 12m3  Deliveries 6½ Days

or

ELECTRICAL

FENCING & GATES

Colin Hucker 0418 181 248

C&C Wrought Iron Specialists in Custom Fabrication

Licensed Electrical Contractor

EC25857

ALL DOMESTIC ELECTRICAL WORK

1028WWT5092

FREE QUOTES

Phone: 0419 018 866

PROMPT, RELIABLE SERVICE

parts & Guaranteed hip ns a workm Lic no. 162002C

Mobile: 0403 773 364

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

Electrical & Level 2 Service Provider

SAME DAY URGENT REPAIRS

4731 8200

GARAGE DOORS

All Purpose Glass and Glazing

Mobile 0414 833 356 Phone/Fax 9833 3563 Licence No. 95571C ABN 70 510 279 284

Ezy Glide

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

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

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

Unit 4, 11-15 Eddie Road, Minchinbury

Mobile: (0414) 822 723

Showroom ~ 9832 1566 www.allpurposeglass.com.au

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

GARDENING & MAINTENANCE

Coochie HydroGreen

P/L

Your Lawn Care Specialists for all types of lawns

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

Love that Green!

For fast friendly service call

Electrical - Phone - Data - CCTV - Alarm DOMESTIC and COMMERCIAL PETER 0417 687 607 Contractor Lic: EC35420

ELECTRICAL

1011WWT5212

LIC T28145

ALL SUBURBS SERVICED Fully Trade Licensed - Est. 2001

9625 6999

www.tek2u.com.au

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

SKANS ROOFING & FLOORING

1300 665 495

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

Penrith Valley Garden Care

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

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

Call Steve on 4735 3142 or

ARCHITECTURAL GLAZING SPECIALISTS

☎ 4731 6098

Unit 3, 65 Regentville Rd, Penrith

GUTTERING

$

0416 116 602

938WWD4157

GARBAGE REMOVALS

FLOORING

www.skans.com.au

Pivotech Shower Screens in a full range of colours

All garden and lawn services provided including:

24 HOUR - 7 DAYS SERVICE

Ph:

PENRITH S.K. GLASS

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

9833 9006

QUALITY SHOWER SCREENS DIRECT FROM FACTORY

1800 245 955

ABC SEAMLESS GUTTER DISCOUNTERS

$

All Types of Gutters Installed

 Continuous Aluminium  Colorbond Zincalume  Leaf Guard Specials

Skip Bins

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Reliable Services & Competitive Prices

9748 3022

www.abcseamless.com.au

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

9670 5885

959WWT5779

ADVERTISE HERE CALL 4722 2998

GLASS

0425 310 022

email: rebecca.dwyer @mediaview.com.au

Licence No. 173676c

* Lights and Power * Hot Water Repairs * Safety Switches

Ph: 4722 2096

1039WWT3751

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

1047WWT312

ELECTRICAL

MOB. 0423 611 880

Lic. No. 123083C www.candcwroughtiron.com.au

John Newham

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

 Automatic & Manual Gates  Specialists in Trackless Sliding Gates  Designer Steel Security Doors  Privacy & Louvre Fencing  Tubular Security, Pool & Garden Fences  Aluminium & Steel Fabrication

993WWT225

0411 704 302 0438 704 302

Call Shane

896WWT440

1044WWT3779

If you don’t receive a call back or same day quote, we will happily provide a $100 gift voucher for the Penrith Garden Centre!

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

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47 318 200 GARBAGE REMOVALS

Over 25 Years combined Local Experience

Licence No. 189585C ABN: 49559903646

Free Quotes, Thank You

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BUSINESS HIGHLIGHT - CAMEL’S BINS

DIGGERS AND EXCAVATORS

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Trades & Services

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Over 30 years in Penrith

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GUTTERING

BUSINESS FOR SALE - GREEN THUMB

NU LOOK

TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR FUTURE & RUN YOUR OWN LAWN & GARDEN BUSINESS

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

0408 022 374 Fax: 9670 2656

47 318 200

Same day urgent repairs Mon-Fri

PAINTING & DECORATORS

LAWN MOVING & GARDEN CARE BUSINESS FOR SALE Includes equipment and existing regular domestic and commercial contracts

Ph: Shane 0479 128 123

Lic 416722C

Call Barry on

Call

Brush Strokes Painting & Decorating NSW FOR ALL YOUR DECORATING NEEDS

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

Glenmore Park

AH 4733 8375

WDS INTERIORS

JULIO 0402 629 895

Will

0419 273 065 lic no. 161234C

HIGH PRESSURE CLEANING

DIRTY DRIVEWAY 1026WWT3072

0409 157 336

Licenced: 30817C

ALL REPAIR GUARANTEED

PTY LTD

Danny

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

1049WWT4966

    

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

HANDYMAN

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

Lawnmowing Hanging Doors Painting Gurneying

you name i do i it t

☎ CALL CRAIG

INTERCOMS - AUDIO

AUDIO & VIDEO INTERCOMS

For a free quote call Pete on

0419 823 215 or 4727 0057

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

GEOFF  0431

824 003

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

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

Phone: 0425 291 206

email: rebecca.dwyer @mediaview.com.au

Monarch Cleaning

ADVERTISE HERE

• Interior And Exterior

LIC T28145

• Decorative Finishes

24 HOUR - 7 DAYS SERVICE

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

9625 6999

www.tek2u.com.au

AUDIO & VIDEO INTERCOMS

M&J

• Competitive Prices • Reliable Service

Painting & Decorating Glenmore Park

Lic No. 44995C

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

PEST CONTROL

LIC T28145

24 HOUR - 7 DAYS SERVICE

ALL SUBURBS SERVICED Fully Trade Licensed - Est. 2001

9625 6999

www.tek2u.com.au

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

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

NETWORK CABLING

NETWORK CABLING

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

FULLY GUARANTEED WORK

Call Karen on 4733 6753

PLUMBING

LIC T28145

24 HOUR - 7 DAYS SERVICE

ALL SUBURBS SERVICED

NEPEAN MAINTENANCE PLUMBING

Fully Trade Licensed - Est. 2001 Ph:

Lic No. 4715C

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AMF BowlingCafé Manager & Assistant Café Manager AMF Bowling is looking to recruit a “Hands-On” Café Manager for our brand new Penrith Centre. As the successful candidate, you will be responsible for the overall performance, development and management of the food and beverage division. You have the natural ability to lead and manage staff, with the desire to increase corporate revenue. Management experience in café operations, stock control and budgeting is required. Weekend and evening availability is a must, along with a flexible approach to working hours. RSA and Food Safety Certificate are required. Join the AMF Team and work where the good times roll! If you would like to be considered for this fantastic opportunity, please head to our jobs website www.amfbowling.com.au/Jobs

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Grade Cricket 1st Grade: Winning the toss against Randwick-Petersham at Coogee Oval, captain Tim Cummins decided to bowl fi rst. His decision was the right one with Randwick-Petersham dismissed for 49. Josh Lalor returning after injury had the outstanding figures of 6 for 6. In his fi rst spell Josh had 0 for 4. On returning for his second spell he had the amazing figures of 6 for 2. The other bowlers also bowled very well – Jarrod 1 for 9, Pat Jackson 1 for 5 and Max McNamara 2 for 23. In reply Penrith declared at 4 for 240. Veteran Luke Morrissey at the close of the inning was 105 not out. Youngster Brent Williams in his fi rst season of fi rst grade cricket scored 72 and Shannon Finemore scored 27. 2nd Grade: At Howell Oval, RandwickPetersham were dismissed for 193. Matthew Collins 3 for 29, Taran Finemore 3 for 40 and Kurt Niess 3 for 48, kept the pressure on the Randwick-Petersham batsman. Penrith in reply at stumps were 1 for 136. Josh Betros in a very aggressive innings was dismissed

Panthers visit None of them are aspiring politicians but the Penrith Panthers squad still got plenty out of their visit to NSW Parliament last week. The Panthers joined Penrith MP Stuart Ayres and other politicians in a panel discussion on leadership and community engagement. “We covered a lot of issues with the players,” Mr Ayres said. “Including issues like being a community leader, engaging with the media and discussed some fundamental approaches to leadership that players can use both on and off the field.”

Century in the last over of the day for 86 including 7 sixes. Josh was well-supported by Sargi Pradhan who was 47 not out at stumps. The feature of the partnership was the brilliant running between wickets. 3rd Grade: Penrith batted fi rst at Petersham Oval and were dismissed for 202. Danny Dent with 44 and captain Paul Goldsmith with 30 not out were the top scorers. Randwick-Petersham were 1 for 7 at stumps. 4th Grade: Play was abandoned because of a very wet wicket table. 5th Grade: At Kensington, RandwickPetersham were dismissed for 71. Gabe Woodland 3 for 14, Brett Langer 3 for 21 and Peter Gregerson continued his good form taking 3 for 21. At stumps Penrith were 5 for 71. Gabe Woodland with 25 was the topscorer. Penrith are well-positioned in the four matches and are confident of winning all four matches which would be the best result in any round this season for the Penrith club.

Tennis deal The Western Weekender is proud to announce that it has become a sponsor of the Nepean District Tennis Association. “Tennis is a popular sport in Penrith and we are excited to partner with the local association,” said Weekender Managing Editor, Troy Dodds. “To have our brand associated with such a long-running organisation and sporting body is great and we love seeing the Weekender sign up on the courts!” The Association hosts its big TieBreak Shootout this weekend.

Big year keeps rolling on: More honours for our Jess

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t was a golden night of glitz and glamour for the state’s sporting stars as Leonay’s London Olympic heroine Jessica Fox continued her fairytale 2012 by winning a pair of gongs at the annual New South Wales Institute of Sport Awards last week. Fox picked up the Out & About Marketing and Media Junior Athlete of the Year and the University of Sydney Academic Excellence awards on the night. The Olympic silver medallist thanked the NSWIS for allowing her to achieve her sporting success while providing her with the flexibility to also achieve her academic ambitions. “It is always hard to balance school and sport and to be recognised in this way is very exciting,” Fox said. “Next year I’ll focus on university a bit more and still keep up with the paddling as there are five world cups and a lot of travelling.” NSWIS CEO Charles Turner said Fox had thoroughly deserved her accolades after what had been a truly remarkable year. “What Jessica and her coaching staff and support crew have achieved this year is nothing short of sensational and the reward for many years of hard work and sacrifice,” Mr Turner said. At last weekend’s Western Sydney Academy of Sport awards night, Fox revealed she had already began light training in preparation for the 2016 Olympics in Rio De Janeiro. The Penrith community, proud of her Silver at this year’s Games, is hoping she might be able to go one better in 2016.

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Well indeed it was a huge night of harness racing at the Paceway last Thursday night. Th ree outstanding feature races were conducted during the evening: The K&S Black Carnival of Cups Presidents Cup, the Lexus PJ Hall Memorial and the Harness Breeders NSW Pink Diamond. These exciting events were topped off by the appearance in person of well known Country Vocalist, Shannon Noll, who entertained the big crowd with a series of his best known popular songs. The Carnival of Cups Presidents Cup brought together some of the best pacers in NSW but also in the acceptances was one of the best four horses in Australia. Th is was Washakie and as such he stood out from the rest of the field and started a short priced favourite at $1.40. Driver John McCarthy soon had him in front and he went on to establish his 49th race victory. The excellent crowd in attendance were quick to applaud his performance. The PJ Hall Memorial field comprised of horses who had qualified from heats held in

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No Glory for Perth: Now Wanderers hope for Victory NATHAN TAYLOR

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espite having just 10 men for the majority of the match, the Western Sydney Wanderers have notched up win number three of the season by defeating Perth Glory 1-0 in Western Australia. The Wanderers were reduced to just 10 players in the closing stages of the fi rst half after Youssouf Hersi was sent from the field for retaliating to a vicious attack. The game’s only goal came in the 16th minute through Wanderers centre and

Lorraine Pozza Newcastle, Bathurst, Canberra and Penrith. The ultimate winner was local horse Dee De Vito who had qualified at Penrith. To get the prize driver Michael Muscat had to come from the rear of the field going three wide all the way and get home at the juicy odds of $9.20. The Harness Breeders NSW Pink Diamond was the fi rst major event of the season for three-year-old fi llies and it was a fiercely contested fi nish. ImTondelayo at odds of $3.80 and trained by John Tapp sustained a long run to just scramble home from former top two-yearold Laaganoosh. Th is Pink Diamond race will be held annually and sponsored by Harness Breeders NSW. Other winners on the night were Captain Brook in race one, Courage Tells in race two, The Wifes Calling in race three, TallahassieBromac in race seven, Extremely Good in race eight and Goin So Fast in race nine. Overall it was a night to remember and appreciated by all.

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Blacktown City has won the John McBride Shield for 2012 and as such will stage the event next year. They defeated Glenbrook Panthers 18-12 in the fi nal. Penrith favourite Carl Healey has combined once again with Cameron Curtis to take out the 2012 NSW Champion of Club Champions Pairs titled played at Austral. Th is follows on from winning both the State Triples and Fours last month. After defeating North Epping 25-11 in the preliminary round, they then defeated Cowra 20-16 in the quarter fi nal which set up a semi-fi nal showdown with current World Champion Aron Sherriff. In a great exhibition of lawn bowls, Sherriff led 16-15 after 19 ends. Carl and Cameron picked up one shot on the 20th

Italian import Iacopo La Rocca. Coach Tony Popovic praised his young side and said the win was defi nitely one the club would savour. “I’m extremely proud of the boys, it was a phenomenal performance,” he said. “Today our defence was sound, I think everyone does a lot of work on overloads (in defence) but today was defi nitely a challenge for our guys under a lot of pressure.” Th is Saturday night the local side will be aiming for two-in-a-row when they return home to face the in-form Melbourne Victory.

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benefit the Association for years to come. “The tournament shows that an organisation such as Nepean District can run major tennis tournaments,” he said. “If we can get this off the ground properly then we could be candidates for future Davis Cup ties and for future interstate and international matches.” One of the many competitors taking part in the tournament is rising star and

17-year-old local, Jay Andrijic. The South Penrith resident, who has been playing the sport since the age of nine, said he’s looking forward to the challenge the unique format will bring. “You can get on the court and last for a minute or it could just keep going and going... anything can happen and you’ve just got to be on your game from the start,” he said.

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AROUND THE GROUNDS Penrith Basketball has announced it will enter a team in the Championship Women division as well as the Youth Women division in the 2013 senior Waratah League program. Th is move creates a pathway for the talent in their junior and youth programs as well as providing an opportunity for some of their more experienced players from their senior ranks. The Greater Western Baseball Association has confi rmed that a Level 0 umpires course will be held on Monday, November 26. Make sure you contact club secretary Jo Riley at secretary@ penrithbaseball.com.au to book a place. Local soccer club Emu Plains FC will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Thursday, November 29 at the O’Donoghue’s Irish Pub from 7pm. The Penrith City Gridiron Club are on the hunt for some new male recruits between 14 and 17-years-old. Visit www. facebook.com/PenrithCityOutlaws for further details. Penrith Valley Canoeing (PVC) will be holding a training session for all PVC members at the Nepean River on Thursday, November 29 at 6.30pm. The session will cater to all skill levels, and members are advised to meet at the Nepean Rowing Club.

The Western Sydney Wanderers National Youth League side drew 2-2 in their rain-soaked game against the Brisbane Roar last weekend. The Wanderers goals went by the way of Kwabena Appiah-Kubi and Labinot Haliti. The Wanderers currently sit in seventh spot on the NYL table. It was much better news for the Wanderers’ W-League side after they beat the Roar 2–1. Catherine Cannuli bagged both goals for Western Sydney in a remarkable performance. The Wanderers currently sit in fourth spot on the W-League table.

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