Help remove graffiti
MEMBER for Penrith Stuart Ayres is encouraging residents to register to take part in what's shaping up to be a record-breaking Graffiti Removal Day on Sunday, October 20.
Keith Fulker, event organiser Rotary, said: "This year we are to be joined by Scouts Australia, Girl Guides NSW and Australian Men's Shed Association (NSW branch) but we still need more people to get involved."
The state government has introduced new laws into parliament designed to encourage police to charge graffiti offenders.
The reforms aim to have the sanctions and remedies available under the Graffiti Control Act, including graffiti clean-up orders, used in more cases.
Mayor Ross Fowler is urging residents and businesses to report graffiti by calling Penrith City Council's free hotline 1800 022 182.
People can volunteer by completing a registration form at www.graffitiremovalday.org.au or by registering on the day at one of the clean-up sites.
It's a seller's market
KINGSWOOD property prices are rising sharply, along with increasing demand for homes in the suburb.
Investors are also taking notice, according to real estate firm PRDnationwide.
"Enquiry levels have reached record numbers as investors, first-home buyers and home buyers in general seek property in close proximity to Nepean Hospital and the University of Western Sydney," PRD's Penrith office principal Darren Latty said.
The median price of units in Kingswood, including villas and townhouses, has increased by 3.7 per cent over the last 12 months, he said.