Category Archives: Outer Western Sydney News

How Penrith is tackling the heat

Posted by Terry Hansen on November 30th, 2018 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments
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After record hot temperatures last year many outer western Sydney residents are planning for another hot summer ahead, but there are things that our local councils are doing to help keep everyone cool. One way that Penrith plans to tackle the region’s heat crisis is by utilising sensors that will be able to monitor heat […]

St Marys Christmas Tree lights up tonight

Posted by Terry Hansen on November 23rd, 2018 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments
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Santa and his elves are currently hard at work putting the final touches on the St Marys Christmas tree, ready for it to be lit up tonight in Coachman’s Park. The lighting of the St Marys Christmas Tree will mark the start of a heap of fun events in the town centre including special Christmas […]

It’s time to decorate your home for Blacktown Christmas Lights Comp

Posted by Terry Hansen on November 16th, 2018 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments
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Get out the fairy lights and put up your best Christmas decorations for the neighbourhood to see and you could be in with a chance to win some great prizes. Blacktown City Council is again hosting the ‘Decorate Your Home Christmas Lights Competition’ and this year they have a total prize pool of $4,500 on […]

Why first home buyers are heading west

Posted by Terry Hansen on November 9th, 2018 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments
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If you’re a first home buyer tired of Sydney’s high property prices then chances are you’re one of the many that has your sights set on the outer western suburbs. News.com.au revealed that seven of the ten most popular Sydney suburbs for first home buyers in the year to October 2018 were located in the […]

Chance to talk to Blacktown councillors

Posted by Terry Hansen on November 2nd, 2018 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments
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If you have an issue you want to discuss with Blacktown Council then you may want to head along to their upcoming pop-up information session at Westfield Mount Druitt. The special event, to give residents the chance to have their say and speak directly with local councillors, will be held from 1pm to 3pm this […]

The major projects set to transform Blacktown City

Posted by Terry Hansen on October 26th, 2018 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments
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Two major infrastructure projects have just been given the tick of approval from the Blacktown City Council, with hopes that they will help transform Blacktown into a “city of talent”. An extensive community consultation process will soon begin for the proposed International Centre of Training Excellence (ICTE) at the Blacktown International Sportspark, and the Warrick […]

Have your say on future of Seven Hills

Posted by Terry Hansen on October 19th, 2018 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments
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Live, work or play in Seven Hills? Or perhaps just have a general interest in the area? The NSW Department of Planning and Environment, working with Blacktown City Council, is looking to hear from the Seven Hills’ community to find out what makes the suburb special and how it can be made even better. Feedback […]

Trick or treat at St Marys’ biggest Halloween event

Posted by Terry Hansen on October 12th, 2018 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments
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Little witches, warlocks and zombies will be making their way to the centre of St Marys on Saturday 27 October from 10am to 2pm to take part in the annual Halloween Trick or Treat Trail. Now in its 8th year, the spooktacular event encourages kids to dress up in their best costumes and enjoy a […]

St Marys has turned pink!

Posted by Terry Hansen on October 5th, 2018 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments
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If you head into St Marys CBD this month you’ll notice it has turned a distinctive shade of pink to help raise awareness for breast cancer. Pink Up St Marys is an initiative from St Marys Town Centre and the McGrath Foundation to raise awareness as well as much needed funds to help provide a […]

Construction on Western Sydney Airport is now underway!

Posted by Terry Hansen on September 28th, 2018 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments
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Construction has officially kicked off at the Western Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison turning the first sod on the ground-breaking project earlier this week. Sydney’s second airport is due to open in 2026, providing a full service airport with a site that is almost twice the size of the Kingsford […]

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