Category Archives: Outer Western Sydney News

Have your say on the Western Sydney Aerotropolis

Posted by Terry Hansen on September 14th, 2018 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments
airplane

The initial planning documents for the Western Sydney Aerotropolis have been released and the local community is being invited to have their say. The documents include rezoning of 11,200-hectares of land around the Western Sydney Airport, to take advantage of the new economic opportunities it will bring to the region. There are plans for nine […]

New university could transform Blacktown

Posted by Terry Hansen on September 7th, 2018 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments
blacktown uni

Blacktown City’s plans for a university are one step closer to being realised with the council calling for expressions of interest from universities to establish a campus in the Blacktown CBD. A new university will help cater to Western Sydney’s rapidly growing population and is part of council’s plans to transform Blacktown into an education, […]

Calling green thumbs for Blacktown garden competition

Posted by Terry Hansen on September 3rd, 2018 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments
spring gardens

Spring has arrived which means its time for everyone to tidy up their gardens for the annual Blacktown City Garden Competition. Residents have until 5.30pm this Friday, 7 September to get their entries in, with the Blacktown City Council encouraging all green thumbs to enter their gardens. Judges will pick out the best gardens in […]

Celebrate the arrival of spring in St Marys

Posted by Terry Hansen on August 24th, 2018 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments
spring flowers

Locals and visitors alike will be heading to the St Marys CBD on the first day of spring for a blooming good time at the St Marys Spring Festival. Since its inception 43 years ago, the St Marys Spring Festival has blossomed. What was originally a celebration of the first birthday of the Old Post […]

Do you understand comparison rates?

Posted by Terry Hansen on August 20th, 2018 in Outer Western Sydney News, Property Tips | No Comments
property prices

Interest rates may be sitting at historically low levels, but a number of homeowners and investors are still confused about how to get the best deal. Many mortgage holders focus on getting the lowest rate possible, however charges and fees also need to be taken into account when deciding on the best deal. This is […]

Discover the history of St Marys

Posted by Terry Hansen on August 17th, 2018 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments
ST MARYS HISTORICAL SOCIETY

If you loved checking out Windows on Queen and want to find out more about St Marys’ history, you’ll want to head along to Back to St Marys at the St Marys & District Historical Society on Sunday 9 September, 2018. This special event will give visitors the chance to enjoy many historical photos of […]

Works begins at Sydney Science Park

Posted by Terry Hansen on August 10th, 2018 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments
syd science park

The first step towards the Western Sydney Aerotropolis is now underway with the turning of the first sod at the Sydney Science Park. Once the development of the 280‐hectare Luddenham site is complete it’s expected to deliver more than 12,000 knowledge-based jobs, educate more than 10,000 students and provide homes for more than 10,000 residents. The […]

Blacktown set for six new suburbs

Posted by Terry Hansen on August 3rd, 2018 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments
architecture

Residents of some of Blacktown’s suburbs may soon have a new address. The Geographical Names Board has notified that it proposes to amend the suburb boundaries of Marsden Park, Schofields, Riverstone, Rouse Hill, Vineyard, Quakers Hill and Shanes Park to make way for the creation of six new suburbs. The new suburbs are to be […]

Should you sell or hold when property prices fall?

Posted by Terry Hansen on August 1st, 2018 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments
keys

Australian property prices have fallen 0.8 per cent in the past year according to data from CoreLogic, and many are wondering whether that trend is set to continue. Westpac’s monthly consumer sentiment report seems to show that most Australians don’t expect that trend to change and expect home prices to remain flat or to go […]

Check out Windows on Queen

Posted by Terry Hansen on July 27th, 2018 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments
QSRT-2018

The highly anticipated Windows on Queen exhibition is now on display in the heart of St Marys. The exhibition tells the story of 12 historic sites along St Marys’ main street through artistic posters in shop windows. Keen historians and those who want to learn more about St Marys have until September 5, 2018 to […]

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