Category Archives: Outer Western Sydney News

The Western Sydney projects set to reignite the state’s economy

Posted by Terry Hansen on May 22nd, 2020 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments

Six construction projects in Western Sydney will be fast-tracked in a bid to create thousands of jobs and boost investment in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest projects to be given the green light include a new recycling facility in Penrith, and a major upgrade to a brick production facility in Horsley Park. […]

You can help shape Penrith’s future

Posted by Terry Hansen on May 18th, 2020 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments

Penrith Council is asking the community to have a say on proposed changes to its local planning instruments, which when complete will become vital tools to guide development across the city. The Local Environmental Plan and Development Control Plan, along with a new Development Contribution Plan for non-residential development, are currently open for public exhibition. These […]

Confidence growing in Sydney auction sales

Posted by Terry Hansen on May 15th, 2020 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments
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Onsite auctions were back in force in NSW last weekend with the highest auction clearance rate seen since coronavirus restrictions were introduced in March. According to figures from CoreLogic, the final auction clearance rate for the week ending 10 May was 59.9 per cent across Australia’s capital cities, up from 47.5 per cent the previous […]

5 ways to keep your favourite local businesses thriving

Posted by Terry Hansen on May 13th, 2020 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments

Australia has been given a roadmap out of coronavirus restrictions, which will hopefully allow us to have our favourite businesses up and running again by the end of July. As we all know, businesses have been doing it tough since restrictions were introduced, with many having to close their doors or operate at a reduced […]

Marriott International to move into Blacktown

Posted by Terry Hansen on May 1st, 2020 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments

The hotel and tourism sector might be more quiet than usual right now, but there are signs of optimism looking ahead with Marriott International announcing plans to open a Four Points by Sheraton in the Blacktown CBD. This will be the first time the major hotel chain has moved its operations beyond Sydney’s CBD, showing […]

Lest we forget – Commemorating ANZAC Day at home

Posted by Terry Hansen on April 24th, 2020 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments

Every Anzac Day we pay our tributes to those who have served and sacrificed for our country, and this year will be no different. While coronavirus restrictions mean that we won’t be able to commemorate Anzac Day in 2020 by attending traditional services or marches, we can still show our respects by participating in a […]

Sky’s the limit for proposed St Marys development

Posted by Terry Hansen on April 17th, 2020 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments

An exciting new project could soon be getting underway in St Marys, with plans revealed for a new 20-story residential and retail tower to be built at the Station Plaza Shopping Centre. The site, opposite the St Marys train station, has recently been given the tick of approval from council to raise its maximum building […]

Ideas for an Easter at home

Posted by Terry Hansen on April 9th, 2020 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments
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Easter is going to look pretty different for a lot of families this year, but that  doesn’t mean that it can’t be celebrated and enjoyed.     While it’s true that we’ve been advised to forgo the road trips and large family  get togethers that would normally take place at this time of year, there are still a  lot of activities we can do at home to make the most of the long weekend.    Here are some ideas:     Catch up virtually    Being physically distant from family and friends doesn’t mean that you need to  be socially distant. Use the Easter weekend as a chance to connect with loved  ones near and far, whether it’s through an online video call, or something as  simple as a phone call or text message.     Everybody has a lot to chat about right now and you might even find that now is  a great time to reconnect with people you might have lost touch with.     Camp in the backyard     A camping trip is a popular Easter tradition for many families in Australia, but  while heading to public campgrounds is definitely ruled out, you can still pitch a  tent in your backyard (or maybe even in your living room).     Get out the sleeping bags and warm up a nice mug of cocoa and enjoy spending  some quality time with your family while gazing out at the stars.     Rearrange furniture    Use your extra time to experiment with the furniture placement around your  home. Trying out different layouts is an easy way to mix up the look and feel of  your living spaces without having to do any renovating, and it may also help you  find more functional solutions than what you are currently living with.     You might end up going back to your original layout later, but by playing around  with furniture positions you might get a new outlook on your home and how  each space can work for you.     Get started on a DIY project    Kids love to get into craft projects over Easter, and adults can join in on the fun  too by starting a new home project.     The possibilities for home DIY are endless but any easy place to start is with a  small painting project.      You could paint your front door a vibrant new colour, refresh a bedroom or  maybe even paint some vases or pot plants to reinvigorate them.      Treat yourself to something home-baked    There’s a good chance that a lot of us will be indulging in some Easter eggs over  the weekend, but home-baked treats will be popular too.   […]

A safe way for Penrith neighbours to connect

Posted by Terry Hansen on April 8th, 2020 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments

In times like these it’s important we look out for our neighbours and the more vulnerable in our communities, so the Penrith Council is providing a way for residents to connect using its Good Neighbour program. The program originally offered community members support in organising neighbourhood events such as street parties and BBQS, however in […]

Ways you can support your local community

Posted by Terry Hansen on March 25th, 2020 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments

The entire world is going through an extremely challenging time, and there is a lot of fear and uncertainty about how the coming weeks will unfold.   One silver lining however is that many of us are seeing this as a time to band together and support those around us in whichever way we can […]


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