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Outdoor Cinema Nights

LORD

MAYOR’S

MESSAGE

CR BOB

DWYER

In celebration of the upgrades to Dundas

Park in Dundas Valley, John Wearn Reserve

in Carlingford, and Gallery Gardens in Old

Toongabbie, Council is hosting an outdoor

cinema night at each location, starting this

Thursday. This special event series will run

from 15-17 April, with family-friendly movies to

enjoy under the stars, as well as performances

from local artists and delicious movie snacks

available for purchase. I look forward to seeing

the community coming together and enjoying

the wonderful facilities we have available in this

great City.

Find out about the upgrades at each park and

book your event tickets here: cityofparramatta.

nsw.gov.au/family-fun-day-program

Book your tickets now to Council’s Outdoor Cinema

Night series, running 15-17 April.

$5 parking offer at Bankwest Stadium

If you’re heading to Bankwest Stadium this

month to watch a game, you can park at

Council’s Justice Precinct Car Park (Hunter

Street) or Parramatta Station Car Park

(Wentworth Avenue) for just $5, if you enter and

exit on the same day.

Both car parks are an easy walk from Bankwest

Stadium.

The $5 parking offer is valid for:

• Sunday 11 April, NRL Premiership Round

5 – Parramatta Eels v Dragons, kick-off at

6.15pm

• Friday 16 April, A-League ‒ Wanderers FC v

Brisbane Roar, kick-off at 7.05pm

• Saturday 24 April, Super Rugby Round 10 ‒

Waratahs v Rebels, kick-off at 7.50pm

• Sunday 25 April, NRL Premiership Round 7 ‒

Wests Tigers v Manly, kick-off at 1.45pm

Learn more here: cityofparramatta.co/5parking

Take advantage of the $5 parking offer on Bankwest

Stadium game days.

Better Ageing Fitness Program

Registrations are now open for the final term

of our free Better Ageing fitness classes.

The activities have been designed to suit

participants aged 55 years and over, to help

improve the health and wellbeing of our local

senior community. Thanks to the funding we

received from Sport Australia’s Better Ageing

Grant, all of the activities offered for the

duration of this program are free of charge to

all residents and ratepayers 55 years and over

within the Parramatta Local Government Area

(LGA). This is a great opportunity to try a wide

range of classes and find out what you like

best without being locked into a long-term or

financial commitment. There is something for

every fitness level – from tennis, swimming and

stretching, to dancing, drumming, and more.

Make sure you check out the program and get

involved!

Find the full program and register here:

cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au/betterageing

Carmen Drive Reinvigoration Project

Wins Community Precinct Award

I was excited to learn that the City of

Parramatta won the ‘Community Precinct

Award’ for its Carmen Drive Reinvigoration

Project at the Institute of Public Works

Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) NSW & ACT

Awards on 24 March.

This project involved a long-awaited $930,000

renovation of the neighbourhood activity

centre. The upgrades included a short-term car

park, a new playground, an amenities block, an

improved streetscape, an expanded outdoor

dining area, and the planting of mature trees.

It is great to see a project that has made a big

difference to our community being recognised

on a national stage through this award. Council

is committed to improving the town centres

across our Local Government Area to ensure

our growing communities have the best possible

living experience.

Imagine Granville

We are inviting our local community to have

its say on what the future of Granville will look

like by helping us to develop a masterplan for

a proposed community square. Your vision and

feedback will inform our long-term upgrade and

improvement plan.

By answering a quick survey about Granville

and the town square, you will go into the draw

to win one of five $50 AT Parramatta Gift Cards.

You can also register your interest to participate

in one of our focus groups or post your ideas on

our online Granville Square Think Tank.

We would love to get as much feedback as

possible – we want to ensure that this major

upgrade reflects what our community wants

and needs.

Learn more and have your say about the future

of Granville here: participate.cityofparramatta.

nsw.gov.au/imaginegranville

Have your say on the future of Granville.

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Please note: Since printed copies of many of our local newspapers are no longer available,

all Development Applications (DAs), items on exhibition, and public notices will now be

available via Council’s website: cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au

Council Meetings are held on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 6.30pm. In

line with NSW Government’s easing of COVID-19 restrictions, the public can now attend in

person. To view the live stream visit cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au/councilmeetings

You can also find my Lord Mayor’s Message

online on the City of Parramatta website:

cityofparramatta.co/lord-mayor-message

Lord Mayor, Cr Bob Dwyer | Chief Executive Officer, Brett Newman | To contact the Lord Mayor follow the link at cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au

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LOCAL NEWS

Clean up bill doubles

Controversial Camellia land deal continues to embarrass Government

NICOLA BARTON

The controversial, contaminated

piece of land at Camellia,

purchased by the State Government

for the Parramatta Light Rail

project, will cost $116 million to clean

up – more than double the original estimated

price.

This cost will cover the removal of

asbestos, arsenic and chromium from the

six hectares of land at 4-6 Grand Avenue,

Camellia. The clean-up was originally

priced at $52.7 million.

The revelations follow reports last

year that Transport Minister Andrew

Constance paid property developer Billbergia

$53.5 million for the site in 2016,

despite the company having paid $38.5

million for the land seven months earlier.

Shadow Minister for Finance and Small

Business Daniel Mookhey said the Camellia

land deal is the “worst property deal by

any Australian Government this century”.

“Taxpayers are stuck with a $115 million

clean up bill, while a property developer

walks away with millions in mega-profit,”

he said.

“Minister Constance has achieved a

trifecta of incompetence; he paid way

above market value to buy toxic land for a

project he’s set to abandon.”

The Camellia site, once cleared of

contaminants, will make way for a

stabling and maintenance facility for the

Parramatta Light Rail.

The site was previously used for a variety

of industrial and chemical manufacturing

purposes dating back to the 1930’s.

The remediation works comprised

the installation of a hydraulic barrier

wall around the perimeter of the site to

prevent the spread of contaminants and

a soil capping system to prevent residual

contamination rising to the surface.

The work also included the removal

of contaminated spoil and treatment of

groundwater.

A Transport for NSW spokesperson said

physical construction works at the site

are targeted for completion in the second

quarter of 2021.

“Additional ground improvement works

are being undertaken in order to accommodate

the design of the stabling and

maintenance facility,” the spokesperson

said.

The land on Grand Avenue at Camellia continues to be cleaned up.

“These timelines will not impact the

project, with Parramatta Light Rail

expected to open in 2023.

“The remediation approach chosen will

make the site safe for future use and has

been endorsed by an independent Site

Auditor accredited by the NSW Environment

Protection Authority.”

The land on which the Parramatta Light

Rail Stabling and Maintenance Facility

will be built will be subject to a Long Term

Environmental Management Plan which

is being developed with the NSW Environment

Protection Authority.

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The area of the Parramatta CBD east of

the train station isn’t fun right now. The

drills and jackhammers start early and

finish late. The air is dusty, making it hard

to keep windows open or hang out laundry

unless you enjoy your sheets covered

in soot.

I no longer live in a neighbourhood.

Just one big construction site. The Arthur

Phillip high-rise school opposite my

apartment took years to build. We will

soon be dwarfed by Meriton’s “cloudscraping”

67-storey glass tower on 180

George Street. Plus another by Dyldam

that will terminate the legendary Albion

Hotel right behind us.

Winding its way through it all will be the

Parramatta Light Rail – a project that’s

currently the bane of many people’s existence.

With the streets closed off, cars and pedestrians

are being re-routed through a

never-ending maze of barriers and witches’

hats.

It’s easy to get irate. But whenever I

do, I look at the worker in the fluoro vest

telling me I’m going the wrong way and

something softens.

These people are so young, toiling late

while the rest of us sleep. And I remember

these projects aren’t just changing the

Index

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Will it all be worth it in the end?

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face of our city and making a select few

developers and companies rich.

They’re also giving jobs to men and

women of different cultural backgrounds

and a sense they’re contributing to something

greater.

The original labourers on the Sydney

Harbour Bridge and Snowy Hydro were

rightly proud of their achievement. They

passed on stories to their grandchildren.

Will the teams that finished laying tracks

this week over Parramatta’s historic Lennox

Bridge one day do the same?

For years, I’ve detected a near-consensus

among everyone taxi drivers to community

activists. Sure, light rail is nice but

this project wasn’t really needed in Parramatta.

It’s costing $2.4 billion to replace train

tracks that were already there (the old

Carlingford line). And the hassle and loss

of precious community space isn’t worth

it.

Are there any lessons to be learned from

the Sydney CBD? For years, George Street

felt like hell on earth. The light rail there

was over a year late and $1.5 billion over

budget. And when it finally arrived, the

tram took longer than the bus.

Yet as people filter back after COVID,

the pedestrian zone has come alive.

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Close your eyes and you can almost imagine

you’re on Istanbul’s Istikal Caddesi

or La Rambla in Barcelona.

There’s been tremendous pain for residents

and businesses. The result is not

an optimal transport solution. But it sure

beats cars, buses and trucks thundering

down streets.

Now that Parramatta Light Rail is here

to stay, the challenge is to add value to it,

while integrating it with the surrounding

greenery and streetscape.

So we must get on and build stage two

from Camellia to Olympic Park, connecting

the “forgotten Australians” of Wentworth

Point. We must look at the Carlingford-Epping

extension.

Back in 2015, the State Government envisaged

this project as part of a network

encompassing Castle Hill and Bankstown.

Whatever happened to that vision? Between

now and the next election, I would

hope that all political parties present

plans for radial transport connections

around Parramatta. It’s the only way to

ensure the current light rail stage one is

part of something larger that improves

our way of life.

The only way to ensure all that hard

work – and sacrifice – is worth it.

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Eels and PCYC

kicking goals

NICOLA BARTON

PCYC Parramatta were paid a

very special visit by some of their

favourite footy players on Friday,

signifying a new three-year community

partnership between the youth service

and the Parramatta Eels.

Young people attending the PCYC Fit for

Life program early Friday morning were

shocked to see some familiar superstar

faces, including star forward Junior Paulo,

who will be the partnership ambassador.

Fit For Life is an early intervention

program aimed at engaging young people

who are identified as being at risk of poor

life choices or anti-social behaviour.

The program uses strategies such as

physical fitness, nutrition and social

engagement to increase young people’s

access to support and improve their

overall wellbeing, which in return helps to

prevent youth crime.

The Eels will focus on the health and

wellbeing space, through physical activity,

nutrition and mental health support,

delivered in conjunction with the existing

Fit for Life program and the soon to be

launched GRIT Mental Health Program.

Eels CEO Jim Sarantinos said the club

was thrilled to be embarking on the partnership

and look forward to being able

to inspire the young people of western

Sydney.

“With three PCYC Clubs across the

Eels catchment based in Parramatta,

Blacktown and Fairfield-Cabramatta, this

partnership gives us a great opportunity

to connect with the western Sydney

community and deliver positive social

change,” he said.

The announcement of the partnership

comes off the back of a great start to the

NRL season for the Eels, which sees them

in fifth place after five rounds.

PCYC NSW CEO Dominic Teakle said it

is appropriate that an iconic NSW charity

is linked with an iconic NRL team, like the

Parramatta Eels.

“There are many areas where our

community programs overlap with the

great work being done by the Parramatta

Eels,” he said.

“We look forward to maximising the

shared opportunities in the areas of youth

development and wellbeing.

“We have many Eels fans at our clubs and

amongst our members at the three thriving

clubs in the Eels’ heartland – PCYC

LOCAL NEWS

Parramatta Eels players visit PCYC Parramatta last week. Photo: Melissa Stevens.

Parramatta, PCYC Blacktown and PCYC

Fairfield-Cabramatta.

“Our grassroots connections to the local

community are a solid base for this partnership

to grow and deliver even greater

programs and opportunities for young

people.”

PCYC was the Eels’ dedicated Community/Charity

Partner for the Eels v Dragons

game last Sunday.

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CUMBERLAND

CITY COUNCIL

A Message from

Mayor Steve Christou

Council celebrates Ramadan

Follow our social media

channels for video updates

on Council services.

Cumberland City Council Sydney

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If you have any issues you’d like

me to help you with, please

contact me

0419 651 187

steve.christou@cumberland.nsw.gov.au

DAs available online

Anyone lodging a planning application

is required to upload their application

electronically through the Planning Portal

that is managed by the NSW Government.

As a result of these changes, applications

can no longer be submitted to Council

over the counter or by email.

Further information on how to lodge

applications on the portal is available on

www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au

For submissions on current

development applications visit

www.cumberland.nsw.gov.au/

development-applicationscurrently-advertised

or visit

www.cumberland.nsw.gov.au/

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to check the status

of specific developments.

The holy month of Ramadan begins next

week and I extend my best wishes to the

Muslim community.

It’s a time to reflect on the wisdom and

guidance that for many people comes

with faith.

It’s a time to honour each day of Ramadan as a

day of patient endurance through fasting, and

each night as a night of gratitude

through prayers.

It is also an opportunity for families and friends

to come together and extend their generosity

to the less fortunate.

Australia is home to nearly half a million

Muslims, with the Australian Muslim

community being diverse and drawn from

several ethnic backgrounds.

Here in Cumberland City, Islam is one of the

largest religious groups. We’ll be celebrating

Ramadan with fun competitions for our local

schools and residents, and we’ll also be

hosting an open-air dining experience in the

Auburn Central forecourt from 7-9 May in light

of the Ramadan spirit.

For more information, visit

www.cumberland.nsw.gov.au/celebrate-ramadan

As you begin fasting next week, I wish you a

Ramadan Mubarak. May this holy month be a

time of contemplation and celebration.

Locals encouraged to Dine and Discover in Cumberland

The Dine and Discover NSW scheme is a fantastic

initiative and I encourage everyone to use their $25

vouchers to support local businesses.

Cumberland City is a thriving hub for local dining

and eateries, entertainment and arts.

Cumberland City gears up for NSW Seniors Festival 2021

We have many valued seniors who work

tirelessly, helping our community to thrive, and

making our region a better place to live.

That’s why Council is celebrating this year’s

Seniors Festival with events including bus trip

excursions and a golf day planned from 13 - 24

April 2021 across Cumberland City.

More than 15% of the Cumberland population

is over the age of 60 and that’s set to grow over

the next decade.

Seniors make an enormous contribution to our

community, so Cumberland City Council is

pleased to offer a wide range of programs that

enable their continued activity and participation

in community life.

We have a unique array of food options

available and there is no shortage of great local

restaurants and cafes to eat out at.

Under the program, each NSW resident aged 18

and over is eligible up to $100, divided into two

$25 dinning vouchers to be used at restaurants and

cafes plus two $25 vouchers for entertainment and

recreation venues, including live music and arts venues.

I also encourage all eligible small businesses to

register for the State Government scheme to

ensure you benefit from the stimulus boost.

Residents can apply online for their vouchers

through the latest version of the Service NSW

app and website, with a non-digital solution

also coming for customers who don’t have a

smartphone or compatible device.

I encourage you to get involved and visit

www.cumberland.nsw.gov.au/nsw-seniorsfestival-2021

for more information about our

Seniors Festival in Cumberland City.

Mayor Steve Christou at a recent seniors luncheon.

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Sydney Olympic Park: Man

charged after footy game assault

A man has fronted court after assaulting

a man and damaging property when

attending a football game at Stadium

Australia last week.

About 4.30pm on Monday, April 5,

police and security responded to a fight

between two men, not known to each

other, in the stands.

As police were speaking to a 25-year-old

man, it’s alleged he verbally abused officers

before he was arrested and escorted

from the stadium.

He was issued infringement notices

for offensive behaviour and issued a

12-month banning notice.

Shortly after, the man exited the

stadium via Edwin Flack Drive and

allegedly damaged a boom gate before

running away.

Following a short foot pursuit, police

stopped the man.

OC spray was deployed after he allegedly

raised a traffic pole above the head

of a male senior constable.

He was re-arrested and taken to

Auburn Police Station where he was

charged with ‘resist officer in execution

of duty’, ‘assault officer in execution of

duty’, ‘destroy or damage property’, and

two counts of ‘common assault’.

The Winston Hills man was refused

bail and appeared at Burwood Local

Court on Tuesday, April 6.

Auburn: Man in serious condition

after stabbing

A man has been charged with

attempted murder after a stabbing in

Auburn last week.

About 1.30am on Monday, April 5,

emergency services were called to Happ

Street, Auburn, following reports a man

had been seriously injured.

Officers attached to Auburn Police Area

Command attended and found a 44-yearold

man inside a car with wounds to his

stomach. NSW Ambulance paramedics

treated the injured man at the scene,

before he was taken to Westmead Hospital

in a serious condition.

Youth mental health charity

‘Batyr’ is partnering with Western

Sydney University (WSU) to

bring together experts in youth engagement

with some of the brightest minds

in youth research.

WSU’s Young and Resilient Research

Centre at its Parramatta Campus will

engage in a new project, alongside Batyr,

aiming to learn from the voices of young

people, whilst improving the way in

which youth can access mental health

support.

According to Batyr, only four per cent of

wellbeing apps are designed specifically

for young people.

Batyr in response to its research

launched ‘OurHerd’, in collaboration

with 500 young people and 71 mental

health professionals, which is an app for

young people aged 16-24-years-old.

POLICE SNAPSHOT

Compiled by Nicola Barton

Officers established a crime scene and

commenced an investigation into the

circumstances surrounding the incident.

About 2.50pm officers arrested a

54-year-old man at a premises in Alice

Street, Auburn.

He was taken to Auburn Police Station

where he was charged with ‘cause

wounding/grievous bodily harm to

person with intent to murder’.

The Auburn man was refused bail and

appeared at Burwood Local Court.

Toongabbie: Woman spits in face

of police officer

A woman has been charged after allegedly

spitting on a police officer during an

unrelated arrest in Toongabbie earlier

this month.

In February this year, detectives

attached to Cumberland Police Area

Command commenced an investigation

into an alleged assault and robbery of a

36-year-old man at Toongabbie Railway

Station on Sunday, February 14.

Following extensive inquiries by police,

officers attended a home on Fiona Way,

Toongabbie, about 5.50pm on Thursday,

April 1.

Police arrested a 19-year-old man and a

16-year-old boy at the home.

During the arrest, a 41-year-old woman

allegedly became aggressive and spat in

the face of a female constable.

The woman was arrested and taken to

Blacktown Police Station, along with the

teenagers.

She was charged with ‘assault officer in

execution of duty’.

The man was charged with ‘reckless

grievous bodily harm – in company’ and

‘affray’.

They were both refused bail and

appeared at Parramatta Bail Court.

The boy was charged with multiple

offences including ‘reckless grievous

bodily harm in company’, ‘robbery in

company’ and ‘affray’.

He was refused bail and appeared at a

children’s court.

The constable did not require medical

treatment.

LOCAL NEWS

Focus on mental health

NICOLA BARTON

The platform allows users to view,

create and share safe, relatable and

engaging stories about navigating tough

times, and every story is moderated.

WSU researchers will be conducting

an outcome evaluation of the OurHerd

platform at its current stage of development,

and determine its effectiveness as

a platform in tackling health issues.

“The partnership with WSU marks a

new and exciting phase of the project,

and is another step in ensuring the app

will make a positive difference in the

lives of young people when it is officially

launched to the masses later this year,”

Batyr Head of Data and Insights, Josh

Wiseman said.

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LOCAL NEWS

Boardwalk now open

Win for pedestrians and cyclists as $18 million project is completed

NICOLA BARTON

The City of Parramatta has cut the

ribbon on its brand new 20km

escarpment boardwalk that lines

the Parramatta River.

Both cyclists and pedestrians will now

be able to enjoy the much-anticipated

$18 million project, which was officially

opened by Lord Mayor Bob Dwyer and

Parramatta MP Geoff Lee last week.

Despite the river breaking its banks just

weeks ago as major flooding was experienced

across the state, the boardwalk was

able to open as scheduled.

The impressive river-level path is said to

fill a critical missing link in the Parramatta

Valley Cycleway, connecting Parramatta

Park to the Melrose Park precinct and

Sydney Olympic Park.

Two new sets of stairs connecting the

path to Stewart and Macarthur Streets

have also been installed.

“The new escarpment boardwalk is

going to be a game-changer for the nearly

two million people who use our riverside

paths through the Parramatta CBD every

year,” Cr Dwyer said.

Parramatta’s new boardwalk is officially open along the Parramatta River.

“Since the pandemic hit, more pedestrians

and cyclists than ever are accessing

the Parramatta Valley Cycleway, so the

opening of this vital link could not have

come at a better time. The broadwalk

and two new sets of stairs will halve the

current travel distance, remove steep

inclines and avoid a number of road crossings;

providing much safer access for all

users, including students at Macarthur

Girls High School.”

The project was co-funded by the Council

and State Government through the

Cycling Infrastructure Fund and Transport

for NSW’s Active Transport Program.

Dr Lee said the Council and State

Government have built the best continuous

pedestrian and cycleway in Sydney.

“Residents will now have the opportunity

to walk or ride to work from Parramatta

CBD to Melrose Park without going on the

road,” he said.

“This will transform the way people

move around our City and suburbs and

enable everyone to explore and enjoy our

beautiful area safely.”

The broadwalk is part of a multi-million

dollar upgrade to the Parramatta Quay.

This includes the redevelopment of

Charles Street Square, the area adjacent

to the wharf, which will have an improved

riverfront walk, new garden terrace and an

amphitheatre with views over the quay, all

set to be delivered in 2022.

“We want to turn the picturesque

Parramatta riverfront into a true destination,”

Cr Dwyer said.

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Rising child care costs are

hurting working families

Australian families pay some of the highest child care

costs in the world. And the cost of child care keeps

going up.

Since the Liberal Government was elected in 2013, child care

fees have gone up by 35%. According to the Government’s own

estimates, fees will increase on average 4.1% each year for the

next four years.

Over the same period, wage growth has slowed to a crawl, and

wages are only expected to rise 1% this year.

This means child care is increasingly unaffordable for working

families in Parramatta – one local mum told me recently that her

child care fees were higher than her mortgage repayments!

In many cases, parents who want to work full time are forced to

work part time because the cost of child care would see them

actually lose money for working extra days.

This isn’t just hurting local families – it’s hurting the economy.

Research from the Grattan Institute and KPMG has highlighted

the ways our child care system dampens productivity, and the

Government’s own Budget papers point to the drag on the

economy caused by lower workforce participation rates and a

declining population.

But there’s a silver lining in all of this. If we fix our broken child

care system, we can boost our economic recovery so everyone

benefits – whether they use child care or not.

Labor has a plan to make child care more affordable by

scrapping the annual cap on the child care subsidy, which often

sees parents – usually mothers – lose money if they take on

extra days at work.

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We also plan to lift the maximum child care subsidy

rate to 90% and increase child care subsidy rates for

every family with a combined household income less

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Under a Labor Government, 97% of families with

children in child care will be better off. Research from KPMG and

the Grattan Institute estimates that similar reforms could generate

GDP growth of between $4 billion and $11 billion every year.

Parramatta parents should be free to choose between staying

home and quality child care – not penalised by higher child care

fees when they take on extra hours or days at work.

Nationally, more than 100,000 families are locked out of our

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Locals urged to be safe

Dangerous roads revealed as State Government seeks feedback on safety

NICOLA BARTON

The Parramatta region has some

of the most dangerous roads in

Sydney, according to insurance

companies – so what can we do to make

them safer?

In a bid to drive down the state’s road

death toll, the NSW Government is asking

for community feedback on a new fiveyear

Road Safety Action Plan, as part of

its commitment to driving the death toll

down towards zero.

Almost 1,100 people were killed on

Australia’s roads last year, a figure only

slightly less than the previous year, despite

COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns.

According to AAMI Insurance’s 2020

Crash Index, Pennant Hills Road at

Carlingford is among the top three most

dangerous roads in Sydney, with the M4

Motorway at Parramatta coming in at

sixth.

Nearby hot spots that featured in the top

10 also included Victoria Road in West

Ryde and Pennant Hills Road, Pennant

Hills.

Minister for Transport and Roads

Andrew Constance said the State Government

is committed to working towards

zero road trauma by 2056.

“We are asking the community to build

on the great work already undertaken

under the current Road Safety Action

Plan, which includes the $822 million

investment in the Safer Roads Program

and the Mobile Speed Camera Program,”

he said.

“We are continuing to increase our

investment in life saving infrastructure

like wide centre lines, flexible barriers and

rumble strips, but we want to hear from

you about how we can make your local

roads safer.”

The objectives to improve safety as

part of the Road Safety Action Plan 2026

include reducing drink and drug driving,

increasing speed compliance, creating

safer urban roads and reducing other

unsafe road behaviours such as driver

fatigue.

A Suncorp spokeswoman, on behalf of

AAMI Insurance, reminded locals to stay

vigilant on the roads.

“With traffic returning to pre-COVID-19

levels, it is important for all Parramatta

drivers to be alert and vigilant to their

Pennant Hills Road at Carlingford is notorious for accidents. Photo: Melissa Stevens.

surroundings,” the spokesperson said.

“All it takes is a moment of not having

your eyes on the road, for you to miss one

speed sign or for you to divert your attention

to something other than the task at

hand, for things to go wrong.”

Consultation on the 2026 Road Safety

Action Plan is open now and will close on

April 29. To get involved, visit towardszero.

nsw.gov.au.

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LOCAL NEWS

Hub for tomorrow’s jobs

Future of historic site still clouded as plans for Startup Hub are approved

NICOLA BARTON

Plans for a Western Sydney Startup

Hub to operate out of the historic

Parramatta North Heritage Core

have been approved, but the question

remains as to what this will mean for the

site long-term.

The Startup Hub, set to activate the

historic precinct will allow for three heritage

buildings, which form part of the circa

1876 Hospital Spinal Range Building and

circa 1892 Kitchen Block, to be sensitively

restored and adapted to support jobs of the

future.

The unique space will be home to

western Sydney’s emerging entrepreneurs,

delivering 1,500sqm of affordable

co-working space, as well as a cafe and a

shared event room.

Expressions of Interests from startup and

technology companies looking to operate

the hub closed earlier this year, with the

successful applicant to be announced in

the coming month.

Parra News understands the remaining

shortlisted applicants are a Parramatta

for-profit co-working space provider and

An artist’s impression of the new Western Sydney Startup Hub.

three Sydney-based providers of whom

already operate out of the city Startup Hub

above Wynyard Station.

With a government tender and large rent

subsidies up for grabs, it’s an attractive

deal for applicants.

It’s no secret that descendants, history

buffs and some passionate community

groups wanted the space to be turned into

a museum to honour its rich history.

In 2018, the State Government developed

a ‘Place Vision’, where locals identified

their desire to accommodate a range of

uses at the site, particularly for creative,

cultural and community uses. The startup

is to be delivered as part of a sustainable

business management plan, ensuring the

viability of the Heritage Core long-term

and reserving the ability for community

use in the future.

A State Government spokesperson said

they remain committed to retaining

the Parramatta North Heritage Core in

public ownership but would not confirm

a timeline for when it planned for ‘stage 2’

cultural and creative tenancies.

“The Government is currently investigating

the delivery of other cultural, creative

and open space uses at the site, including

museum and social enterprise uses, that

will provide the public with insight into

the rich and layered history of the Heritage

Core,” the spokesperson said.

However, critics suggest the prospect of

this stage 2 and further, the prospect of a

museum, could be decades away.

The buildings will remain under the

ownership and responsibility of the State

Government and Property and Development

NSW will lead ongoing management

across the site.

Building works are slated for completion

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NICOLA BARTON

A

piece of Parramatta’s colonial

past is being brought back to life

in a new historical fiction novel

titled, The Vineyard.

Author Angela Sanderson tells the story

of the colony’s once grandest home,

located on the Parramatta River and

demolished to make way for a car park in

Rydalmere in the early 1960’s.

Parramatta is the site of the first land

grant in Australia, made in 1789 by Governor

Phillip to the former convict, James

Ruse but little is known about the second

land grant he made to Philip Schaeffer,

who was the colony’s first free settler.

The well-researched book depicts the

arrival of Mr Shaeffer, a retired German

soldier, and his daughter Elisabeth in

1790, after surviving a voyage on the illfated

convict ship, HMS Guardian.

Governor Phillip gave them 140 acres on

the Parramatta River and four convicts to

establish the colony’s first privately owned

small mixed farm and vineyard.

Angela weaves her story around the

succession of colonial families who lived

at The Vineyard after Mr Schaeffer sold his

land to Captain Henry Waterhouse. Other

owners included William Cox, Gregory

Blaxland and Hannibal Macarthur.

In the second part of the book, Ms

Sanderson imagines what life would

have been life for the Benedictine nuns

who opened the first private girls school

after the Reverend John Bede Polding

purchased the estate in 1849 and renamed

it ‘Subiaco’.

The book, as a timely reminder of the

significance of Parramatta’s colonial past,

was recently launched at a Parramatta

and District History Society meeting.

President of the society, Jeff Allen,

commended the author for bringing

together the entire history of The Vineyard

and Subiaco and presenting it as an entertaining

story supported by early artwork,

etchings and photos of the home.

“Although the fictionalised account has

some created characters and incidents, it

is largely true to the history of the site and

the evolving events in the colony,” he said.

“All in all it is a pleasing addition to the

growing list of books involving the story of

Parramatta and hopefully will encourage

people who have only a passing interest in

history to learn more about our intriguing

heritage.”

LOCAL NEWS

Parramatta and District Historical Society Vice President, Ken Smith, Margaret Smith,

author Angela Sanderson and President, Jeff Allen.

The Vineyard has an incredible history.

Ms Sanderson, a retired school teacher,

first heard about The Vineyard and

its incredible past in the 1980’s when

she started to research the story, now

published by independent publisher, On

The Stone Books.

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Giving migrants a sense of community

and belonging is at the

core of the Community Migrant

Resource Centre (CMRC) in Parramatta

and a recent initiative, aimed at supporting

young children, echoes just that.

Recently the CMRC held a ‘School

Empower Bag’ session at Merrylands

Community Centre, in partnership with

Christian Community Aid, Mobile Minders,

Good360 and Parramatta Mission’s

Wiyanga refuge house.

The bags were distributed to 25 Culturally

and linguistically diverse (CALD)

children and their parents who are from

The bags being handed out.

countries ranging from Iraq, Palestine,

Syria, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Philippines

and Ethiopia.

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been hit especially hard with the challenges

of COVID-19 and said the bags

would provide children with the essentials

for when they start school.

“The parents were so grateful,

hugging us and the children of course

thought it was Christmas!” she said.

The CMRC’s CALD Early Intervention

and Perinatal Program currently hosts

playgroup events that bring together

migrant/refugee families and their children.

Research continues to highlight the

benefits of play for children’s development,

especially in their first five years.

During COVID-19 they continued the

playgroup with online sessions, to ensure

parents weren’t isolated throughout the

pandemic.

Ms Monteiro said, to CALD families, it is

much more than just a playgroup.

“These parents are isolated, they really

look forward to coming to the group and

are so grateful for the support,” she said.

“It takes a while to settle in a country,

LOCAL NEWS

Granville MP Julia Finn with CMRC’s Aisha Amjad and Melissa Monteiro.

understand the laws, understand child

protection, so it’s also about educating

them about how things operate in

Australia.”

The Australian Early Development

Census shows that the benefits of playgroups

are seen across all domains of child

development: physical, social, emotional,

language, cognitive and communication.

However, children from CALD backgrounds

remain significantly underrepresented

in early childhood services due to

language barriers, parental worries about

cultural appropriateness of services, the

complexity of the system and limited

support available in their home language.

The School Empower Bag event was

held during National Playgroup Week,

highlighting the important role it plays

in social and development support for

families and young children.

Ms Monteiro thanked her team, volunteers

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BAULKHAM HILLS

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CAMELLIA

Camellia Fusion Café, 21 Grand Ave, Camellia

CARLINGFORD

Carlingford Court, 220 Carlingford Rd, Carlingford

Carlingford Fruit World, 220 Carlingford Rd, Carlingford

Carlingford Library, Lloyds Ave, Carlingford

Carlingford Village, 372 Pennant Hills Rd, Carlingford

CONSTITUTION HILL

Constitution Hill Branch Library, 20 Hollis St, Constitution Hill

DUNDAS

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DUNDAS VALLEY

Dundas Valley Library, 21 Sturt St, Dundas Valley

EASTWOOD

Eastwood Shopping Centre, 152-160 Rowe St, Eastwood

ERMINGTON

Ermington Woolworths, 30 Betty Cuthbert Ave, Ermington

Steven Street Corner Store, 10 Stevens St, Ermington

GRANVILLE

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GREYSTANES

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Greystanes Shopping Centre, 655 Merrylands Rd, Greystanes

GUILDFORD

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Supa IGA Guildford, 291 Guildford Rd, Guildford

GUILDFORD WEST

Guildford Leagues Club, 25-55 Tamplin Rd, Guildford West

HARRIS PARK

Harris Park Community Centre, 11 Albion St, Harris Park

Harris Park Food Store, 50 Marion St, Harris Park

HOMEBUSH WEST

Sydney Markets, Level 3 Sydney Markets Plaza, 250-318 Parramatta Rd

LIDCOMBE

Lidcombe Library, 3 Bridge St, Lidcombe

Lynda Voltz, MP’s office, Mezzanine Level Lidcombe Centre,

92 Parramatta Rd, Lidcombe

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Coolibah Hotel, 15-25 Sherwood Rd, Merrylands

Merrylands Library, Corner of Miller St & Newman St, Merrylands

Merrylands RSL, 8/12 Miller St, Merrylands

Merrylands Service Centre, 16 Memorial Ave, Merrylands

Sergio’s Cake Shop, Stockland Mall, Merrylands

MERRYLANDS WEST

R & R Supa IGA, 7/530 Merrylands Rd, Merrylands West

NORTH PARRAMATTA

North Parramatta Supermarket, 9 Iron St, North Parramatta

Spar North Parramatta, Cr Albert & Buller St, North Parramatta

NORTH ROCKS

BP truckstop, 369 North Rocks Rd, North Rocks

North Rocks Shopping Centre, 328–336 North Rocks Rd, North Rocks

NORTHMEAD

NBC Sports Club, 166 Windsor Rd, Northmead

Northmead Shopping Village, 37 Windsor Rd, Northmead

OATLANDS

IGA Oatlands, 41A Belmore St E, Oatlands

OLD TOONGABBIE

IGA Old Toongabbie, 56 Fitzwilliam Rd, Old Toongabbie

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Event Cinemas, Westfield Shopping Centre, 159-175 Church St, Parramatta

Hoops Coffee Shop, Bankwest Stadium, 1-13 O’Connell St, Parramatta

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Peter Wynn Store, 197 Church St, Parramatta

Westfield Concierge Desk Level 2, 4 and 5, 159-175 Church St, Parramatta

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PENDLE HILL

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REGENTS PARK

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SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK

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MEMORIES

ERIN CHRISTIE

After 60 years in the industry,

Lonnie Lee is still going

strong, bringing joy to his audiences

by sharing his music

all around Australia.

Speaking Parra News this week, Lonnie

said the crowd at his upcoming show at the

Penrith Paceway will be blown away by the

level of entertainment.

“Usually in my show I do pretty much

between 40-50 songs, it’s a powerhouse, it

really rocks,” he said with a laugh.

“A lot of the people sitting in my audience

were young teenagers when I had my records,

and here they are 60-odd years later

… still listening to the same songs.”

Lonnie began his career in the 1950s

with quite low expectations given the music

scene in Australia at the time. In 1957,

he formed a small rockabilly band, which

performed at parties and events every

night of the week while he worked a day

job at a bank.

“I was only 16, but I was exhausted,” he

said.

“I loved it, but I didn’t have any thoughts

of becoming a star, there was no chance for

anyone in those days to become a star. Radio

didn’t play any Australian records, in

fact, there were hardly any.”

Although Australian artist Johnny

O’Keefe did eventually record one record,

there was hardly a trail blazed for the likes

of Lonnie to follow.

“It was just a matter of hoping that next

week, or the week after, there’d be another

show for me to sing at,” he said.

Artists like Lonnie and those of his time

took inspiration from people like Bill Haley

and His Comets, and eventually Elvis.

Eventually, Lonnie would go on to record

six albums and countless singles, while

also contributing to the industry through

songwriting.

A love for this kind of music, and a love

for performing, has driven Lonnie to keep

his career alive today.

“I’m blessed to be able to provide some

enjoyment for other people,” Lonnie said.

Lonnie regularly plays at Penrith Paceway

for the Ross Hutchison Foundation,

and he also has a gig lined up at Camden

Bowling Club in May.

“I love the western suburbs of Sydney

because to me, they’re the real salt of

the earth people – just the workers

and the regular folk,” he said.

“The western suburbs were always

known as the home of rock

and roll.”

In his spare time, he is continuing

to work on his memoirs, which he

hopes to release in 2022.

Lonnie Lee will play the Penrith

Paceway on Saturday, April 17. Tickets

are $25. Call 0422 664 448 to book

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There may be some overly familiar

ingredients in the new low-budget action

flick ‘Nobody’, but this quick, fastpaced

movie certainly doesn’t suffer.

From the moment we discover that

Hutch Mansell (Bob Odenkirk) isn’t

quite the mundane family man we

were presented with in the opening

scenes, ‘Nobody’ delivers a sharp, fun

experience that constantly resists the

temptation to go over the top.

It is when Hutch confronts a gang of

troublemakers on a bus that we know

what we’re in for with ‘Nobody’ – a

flick that doesn’t take itself too seriously,

finding plenty of laughs in its

constant action scenes where Russian

mobsters are disposed of in quick

fashion.

‘Nobody’ is reminiscent of the classic

TV spy comedy ‘Get Smart’ – sure,

it’s a far more modern and sophisticated

take than the classic Control v

KAOS battles of the Don Adams sitcom,

but there’s just something about

its mix of action and comedy that

brings memories flooding back.

Odenkirk is the real drawcard here –

he’s sensational in the lead role.

‘Nobody’ loses some points for its

lack of character development (we

never really feel a close connection

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away in an all-new Big Brother house.

A celebrity version of ‘Big Brother’ last

aired on 10 way back in 2002. It featured

Kyle Sandilands, Anthony Mundine, Red

Symons and Imogen Bailey.

We got a taste of this earlier this year,

but now ‘Travel Guides’ is back and this

time the gang are returning to international

destinations. Filmed before the

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South Australia and the Kimberley

in far north-western Australia. Returning

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series, which will air later this year. ‘Making

It Australia’ will see Australia’s most

talented ‘makers’ showcase sewing to

woodworking, papercrafts to pottery, and

carving to crocheting.

‘Dancing with the Stars: All Stars’

premiered on Channel Seven last weekend.

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champions and four wildcard entrants,

will feature in an intense two-week competition.

The celebrities will be divided

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the studio audience, with eliminations in

every episode.

‘Big Bang’ prequel ‘Young Sheldon’

has been renewed for a whopping three

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narrated by Jim Parsons, will run until at

least 2024. ‘Young Sheldon’ currently airs

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weekly Bellator events live, as well as

host an impressive collection of over 400

hours of the best fights, highlights and

specials.

The ‘Friends’ reunion special is finally

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ABC Late News [s] 11:15 The Vaccine [s]

TV Guide: April 13-19

Your guide to the week’s television viewing

12:00 Movie: “Harry And Meghan: A Royal

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2:00 House Of Wellness [s] 3:00 The Chase

UK [s] 4:00 Seven News At 4 [s] 5:00 The

Chase Australia [s] 6:00 Seven News [s]

7:00 Better Homes And Gardens [s] 8:30

Movie: “Pretty Woman” (M l) (’90 Stars: Julia

Roberts 11:10 TBA 1:30 Home Shopping

1:00 Movie: “Ricki And The Flash” (PG) (’15)

Stars: Meryl Streep 3:00 Tipping Point [s]

4:00 NINE’s Afternoon News [s] 5:00

Millionaire Hot Seat [s] 6:00 NINE News [s]

7:00 A Current Affair (PG) [s] 7:30 NRL:

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[s] 9:50 NRL: Golden Point [s] 10:35 Movie:

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[s] 4:00 Good Chef Bad Chef [s] 4:30 The

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Project (PG) [s] 7:30 The Living Room [s]

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5:30 Escape To The

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Australia (PG)

5:30 Storage Wars

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Pawn Stars (PG) 7:30 AFL:

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Collingwood *Live*

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8:45 Movie: “Rush

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6:30 Karena And

Kasey’s Foreign

Flavours 7:00 NITV

News: Nula 7:30 Movie:

“Jetsons: The Movie” (G) (’90)

Stars: George O’Hanlon

3:00 Diagnosis Murder

(PG) 5:00 JAG (PG)

7:00 Bondi Rescue

(PG) 7:30 NCIS (M) 8:30 Law

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Frasier (PG) 6:00

Friends (PG) 6:30

Neighbours (PG) 7:00 Friends

(PG) 8:00 The Big Bang

Theory (PG) 9:30 The Conners

6:00 House Hunters

International 7:00

House Hunters USA

7:30 Hidden Potential 8:30

Lake Life 9:30 Lakefront

Bargain Hunt 10:00 TBA

6:00 Spirit Riding Free

(PG) 6:30 Operation

Ouch! 7:00 Dance

Academy: The Movie (PG)

8:35 Good Game Spawn Point

8:55 Fruits Basket

6:00 ABC Evening

News 7:00 ABC

National News 7:45

The Vaccine 8:00 Planet

America 9:00 ABC Nightly

News 9:30 Close Of Business

6:25 Peter Rabbit 7:00

Catie’s Amazing

Machines 7:30 Spicks

And Specks (PG) 8:00 Doctor

Who (PG) 8:45 Snowtown

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6:30 Come Dine With

Me UK 7:30 River

Cottage Australia 8:30

Rick Stein’s Spain 9:40

Mystery Diners 10:30 The

Cook And The Chef

7:05 Jeopardy! (PG)

7:30 NITV News

Update 7:35 8 Out Of

10 Cats Does Countdown (PG)

8:30 Dynamo: Magician

Impossible (PG)

5:30 Movie: “Paddington

2” (G) (’17) Stars: Hugh

Grant 7:30 Movie: “How

To Train Your Dragon: The

Hidden World” (PG) (’19) Stars:

Jay Baruchel

6:30 Antiques Roadshow

7:30 David

Attenborough Seven

Worlds, One Planet (PG) 8:40

Movie: “My Big Fat Greek

Wedding 2” (PG) (’16)

1:20 Old People’s Home For 4 Year Olds [s]

2:25 Miriam’s Big American Adventure (PG)

[s] 3:25 Dream Gardens [s] 4:00 Ask The

Doctor (PG) [s] 4:30 Landline [s] 5:00

Football: A-League: Western United v

Central Coast Mariners *Live* [s] 7:00 ABC

News [s] 7:30 The Durrells (PG) [s] 8:20

Finding Alice (M l) [s] 9:10 Harrow (M v) [s]

12:00 Seven’s Horse Racing [s] 5:00 Seven

News At 5 [s] 5:30 Border Security -

Australia’s Front Line (PG) [s] 6:00 Seven

News [s] 7:00 Movie: “Maleficent” (PG) (’14)

Stars: Angelina Jolie 9:00 Movie: “Alita:

Battle Angel” (M v,l) (’19) Stars: Rosa

Salazar 11:35 Surveillance Oz Dashcam

(PG) [s] 12:05 Repco Supercars Highlights

11:30 Movie: “The Terminal” (PG) (’04)

Stars: Tom Hanks 4:00 The Pet Rescuers

(PG) [s] 4:30 The Garden Gurus [s] 5:00

NINE News: First At Five [s] 5:30 Getaway

(PG) [s] 6:00 NINE News Saturday [s] 7:00

A Current Affair (PG) [s] 7:30 Space

Invaders (PG) [s] 8:30 Movie: “Hunter Killer”

(MA15+) (’18) Stars: Gerard Butler

1:00 My Market Kitchen [s] 1:30 Everyday

Gourmet [s] 2:00 TBA 3:00 What’s Up Down

Under [s] 3:30 TBA 4:30 Farm To Fork [s]

5:00 10 News First [s] 6:00 Advancing

Australia [s] 6:30 TBA 7:00 The Dog House

(PG) [s] 8:00 Ambulance UK (M) [s] 10:20

999: What’s Your Emergency? (M) [s] 11:25

TBA 12:30 Home Shopping

4:35 My Second Restaurant In India (PG)

5:35 Hunting Nazi Treasure: Hitler’s

Obsession (M) 6:30 SBS World News 7:35

World’s Most Scenic Railway Journeys (M)

8:30 Britain’s Most Historic Towns 9:25

Movie: “Love & Other Drugs” (MA15+) (’10)

Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal 11:25 Movie: “Babel”

(MA15+) (’06) Stars: Brad Pitt (In Multiple)

5:30 The Great

Outdoors 6:30 The

Yorkshire Vet (PG) 8:30

Escape To The Country 11:30

The Great Outdoors (PG)

12:30 The Fine Art Auction

4:30 AFL: Round 5:

Sydney v GWS *Live*

7:20 AFL: Round 5:

Brisbane v Essendon *Live*

11:45 Australia’s Hardest

Prisons (M)

7:00 Movie:

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(’15) Stars: Britt

Robertson 9:35 Movie: “Can

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(’18) Stars: Melissa McCarthy

6:25 Going Places With

Ernie Dingo (PG) 6:55

Yokayi Footy 7:30 NITV

News Update 7:40 Through

The Wormhole (PG) 8:30

Student Athletes (M)

4:00 I Fish 4:30 Mighty

Machines 5:00 Escape

Fishing With ET (PG)

5:30 Scorpion (M v) 7:30 NCIS

(M v) 8:30 NCIS: New Orleans

(M v) 10:20 TBA

12:00 WIN’s All

Australian News 1:00

TBA 2:00 TBA 3:00

Friends (PG) 6:00 The Big

Bang Theory (PG) 10:30 Man

With A Plan (PG)

6:30 Lawn & Order

7:00 TBA 7:30 Making

It Home With Kortney

And Dave 8:30 House Hunters

USA 9:30 House Hunters

International

6:00 Space Nova 6:30

Top Jobs For Dogs

7:00 Horrible Histories

7:30 Shaun The Sheep 8:00

Thunderbirds Are Go 8:35

Wishfart!

6:00 ABC Evening

News 6:30 Australian

Story 7:00 ABC

National News 7:30 Kurt

Fearnley’s One Plus One 8:00

ABC News Tonight

6:30 Shaun The Sheep

7:00 Catie’s Amazing

Machines 7:30 Spicks

And Specks (PG) 8:00 QI: Just

The Job (PG) 8:30 Melbourne

Comedy Festival (M s)

6:30 Heston’s

Fantastical Food 7:30

Pacific Island Food

Revolution 8:30 Ainsley Eats

The Streets 9:30 Hairy Bikers’

Asian Adventure

7:30 Impossible

Engineering (PG) 8:30

The X-Files (M h,v)

11:00 Dateline 11:30 Insight

12:30 Movie: “Seven Psychopaths”

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5:30 Movie: “Goosebumps”

(PG) (’15) Stars:

Jack Black 7:30 Movie:

“The Hobbit The Desolation Of

Smaug” (PG) (’13) Stars: Peter

Jackson

5:15 Movie: “Johnny

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Joan Crawford 7:30

Rugby Union: Preview 8:00

Rugby Union: Western Force v

NSW Waratahs *Live*

12:00 ABC News [s] 12:30 Landline [s] 1:30

Gardening Australia [s] 2:35 Australia

Remastered (PG) [s] 3:30 Restoration

Australia [s] 4:30 Back Roads [s] 5:00 Anh’s

Brush With Fame (PG) [s] 5:30 Antiques

Roadshow [s] 6:30 Compass (PG) [s] 7:00

ABC News Sunday [s] 7:40 Spicks And

Specks [s] 8:30 Wakefield (M l,d) [s]

12:00 House Of Wellness (PG) [s] 1:00 TBA

2:30 TBA 4:00 Better Homes And Gardens

[s] 5:00 Seven News At 5 [s] 5:30 Sydney

Weekender (PG) [s] 6:00 Seven News [s]

7:00 Dancing With The Stars: All Stars (PG)

[s] 8:30 Crime Investigation Australia (M v)

[s] 9:50 Declassified - The Royal Scandals

(PG) [s] 12:00 Repco Supercars Highlights

2:00 The Xtreme CollXtion (PG) [s] 2:30

Driving Test (PG) [s] 3:00 NRL: North

Queensland Cowboys v Canterbury Bulldogs

*Live* From Queensland Country Bank

Stadium [s] 6:00 NINE News Sunday [s]

7:00 Married At First Sight (M) [s] 8:30 60

Minutes (PG) [s] 9:30 NINE News Late [s]

10:00 Australian Crime Stories (M) [s]

1:00 The Offroad Adventure Show [s] 2:00

All 4 Adventure (PG) [s] 3:00 Road Less

Travelled [s] 3:30 Everyday Gourmet [s]

4:00 Farm To Fork [s] 4:30 Taste Of

Australia [s] 5:00 10 News First [s] 6:00 WIN

News [s] 6:30 The Sunday Project (PG) [s]

7:30 Malika: The Lion Queen (Part 1) (PG)

[s] 8:30 The Graham Norton Show (M) [s]

4:00 Greetings From Planet Smurf (In

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More Vibrant 5:05 Small Business Secrets

5:35 Hunting Nazi Treasure: Nazi Gold (PG)

6:30 SBS World News 7:30 Scotland: 1000

Years Of History (PG) 9:10 Sydney’s Super

Tunnel: What Lies Beneath (PG) 10:10

Pluto: Back From The Dead

4:00 Escape To The

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Investigations (M l) 11:30

Mighty Cruise Ships (PG)

6:30 Movie: “I Am

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Pettyfer 8:40 Movie: “John

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Stars: Keanu Reeves

6:15 Movie: “Veronica

Mars” (PG) (’14) Stars:

Jason Dohring 8:30

First Dates Australia (M) 10:40

Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares

USA (M l)

6:00 NITV News: Nula

6:30 Art + Soul 7:30

NITV News Update

7:40 Going Places With Ernie

Dingo (PG) 8:40 Totem And

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4:30 What’s Up Down

Under 5:00 I Fish 5:30

Bondi Rescue (PG)

6:00 JAG (PG) 7:00 Bondi

Rescue (PG) 7:30 NCIS (M v)

9:30 MotoGP: Grand Prix

1:00 The Unicorn (PG)

3:00 Friends (PG) 6:00

The Big Bang Theory

(PG) 8:30 Friends (PG) 10:00

2 Broke Girls (M s) 11:30 Mom

(M) 12:00 Home Shopping

6:30 House Hunters

International 7:30

Restored By The Fords

8:30 Unsellable Houses 9:30

My Lottery Dream Home 10:30

Flip Or Flop

6:30 Top Jobs For

Dogs 7:00 Horrible

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The Sheep 8:00 Thunderbirds

Are Go 8:35 Wishfart! 8:55

Moka’s Fabulous Adventures!

6:00 ABC Evening

News 6:30 Kurt

Fearnley’s One Plus

One 7:00 ABC News Sunday

7:40 Drum Beat 8:00 Insiders

9:00 ABC Nightly News

7:00 Catie’s Amazing

Machines 7:30 Spicks

And Specks (PG) 8:00

Compass (PG) 8:30 Louis

Theroux: Return To The Most

Hated Family (M l)

6:00 Vanishing Foods

6:30 Sourced 7:00

Cook Like An Italian

With Silvia Colloca 7:30 Mary

Berry’s Foolproof Cooking 8:00

Michela’s Tuscan Kitchen

7:05 Cycling: Amstel

Gold Women’s Race

*Live* 8:05 Travel

Man’s Greatest Trips (PG)

10:00 Cycling: Amstel Gold

Men’s Race *Live*

5:15 Movie: “Bee Movie”

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Seinfeld 7:00 Movie:

“The Lego Movie” (PG) (’14)

Stars: Chris Pratt 9:00 Movie:

“Pixels” (PG) (’15)

5:00 Movie: “From Here

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Stars: Burt Lancaster

7:30 Death In Paradise (M v)

8:40 Chicago PD (MA15+)

9:40 Chicago Fire (MA15+)

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6:00 The Drum [s] 7:00 ABC News [s] 7:30

7.30 (PG) [s] 8:00 Australian Story (PG) [s]

8:30 Four Corners (PG) [s] 9:15 Media

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12:00 Movie: “The Wrong Crush” (M d,v)

(’17) 2:00 Criminal Confessions (PG) [s]

3:00 The Chase UK [s] 4:00 Seven News At

4 [s] 5:00 The Chase Australia [s] 6:00

Seven News [s] 7:00 Home And Away (PG)

[s] 7:30 Dancing With The Stars (PG) [s]

9:00 Mrs. Brown’s Boys (M) [s] 9:45 Billy

Connolly: It’s Been A Pleasure (M) [s]

3:00 Tipping Point [s] 4:00 NINE’s Afternoon

News [s] 5:00 Millionaire Hot Seat [s] 6:00

NINE News [s] 7:00 A Current Affair (PG) [s]

7:30 Married At First Sight (M) [s] 9:00 Law

& Order: Organised Crime (M) [s] 10:00

100% Footy (M) [s] 11:00 NINE News Late

[s] 11:30 Program To Be Advised 12:15

Tipping Point [s] 1:10 A Current Affair (PG)

1:00 TBA 2:00 Entertainment Tonight [s]

2:30 Everyday Gourmet [s] 3:00 Judge Judy

(PG) [s] 3:30 My Market Kitchen [s] 4:00

Good Chef Bad Chef [s] 4:30 The Bold And

The Beautiful (PG) [s] 5:00 10 News First [s]

6:00 WIN News [s] 6:30 The Project (PG) [s]

7:30 Malika: The Lion Queen (Part 2) (PG)

[s] 8:30 Hughesy, We Have A Problem (M)

2:20 Apocalypse: The Second World War

(PG) (In English/ French/ German) 3:20

Ewan And Colin McGregor: RAF At 100

(PG) 5:05 Jeopardy! (PG) 5:30 Letters And

Numbers 6:00 Mastermind Australia 6:30

SBS World News 7:35 Secrets Of The

Tower Of London (PG) 8:30 Secret Scotland

(PG) 9:25 24 Hours In Emergency (M)

4:00 Better Homes And

Gardens 5:30 Escape

To The Country 6:30

Bargain Hunt 7:30 Doc Martin

(PG) 8:30 Judge John Deed

(M) 10:30 Autopsy USA (M)

7:00 Pawn Stars (PG)

7:30 Aussie Lobster

Men (PG) 8:30 Movie:

“Terminator 2: Judgment Day”

(M v,l) (’91) Stars: Arnold

Schwarzenegger

6:00 Futurama (PG)

6:30 The Simpsons

(PG) 7:30 Modern

Family (PG) 8:30 Ink Master

(M) 10:30 Ramsay’s Hotel Hell

(M) 11:30 Hell’s Kitchen USA

7:00 Our Stories 7:20

NITV News Update

7:30 Welcome To

Country (PG) 7:40 Through

The Wormhole (PG) 8:30

Living Black

:00 JAG (PG) 7:00

Bondi Rescue (PG)

7:30 NCIS (M v) 10:20

Formula 1: Emilia Romagna

Grand Prix Highlights 11:20

TBA 12:15 Home Shopping

4:00 Becker (PG) 5:00

Frasier (PG) 6:00

Friends (PG) 6:30

Neighbours (PG) 7:00 Friends

(PG) 8:00 The Big Bang

Theory (PG) 9:30 Seinfeld (M)

6:00 House Hunters

International 7:00

House Hunters USA

8:30 Fixer Upper (PG) 9:30

Bargain Mansions 10:30 Stay

Or Sell

6:30 Operation Ouch!

7:00 Deadly Pole To

Pole 7:30 Shaun The

Sheep 8:00 Thunderbirds Are

Go 8:35 Wishfart! 8:55 Moka’s

Fabulous Adventures!

6:00 ABC Evening

News 7:00 ABC

National News 8:00

ABC News Tonight 8:45 The

Business 9:00 ABC Nightly

News 9:30 7.30

5:55 Ben And Holly’s

Little Kingdom 6:25

Peter Rabbit 7:00

Catie’s Amazing Machines

7:30 Spicks And Specks (PG)

8:00 Doctor Who (PG)

6:30 Come Dine With

Me UK 7:00 The Cook

Up With Adam Liaw

7:30 Anthony Bourdain: Parts

Unknown 8:30 Taste The

Nation With Padma Lakshmi

7:05 Jeopardy! (PG)

7:30 NITV News

Update 7:35 8 Out Of

10 Cats Does Countdown (M)

8:30 Taskmaster (M) 10:15

Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia (M)

6:00 Malcolm In The

Middle (M) 7:00 The

Nanny (PG) 7:30 RBT

(PG) 8:30 Movie: “The

Expendables 2” (MA15+) (’12)

Stars: Sylvester Stallone

6:30 Antiques Roadshow

7:30 London Kills

(M v,s,d) 8:40 The Bill

(M) 10:40 Murdered By

Morning (M) 11:40 Alfred

Hitchcock Presents (PG)

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Saturday 17 April

Sunday 18 April

12:00 ABC News [s] 1:00 Back Roads (PG)

[s] 1:30 That Pacific Sports Show [s] 2:00

Doctor Foster (M l,s) [s] 3:00 ABC News [s]

4:00 Think Tank (PG) [s] 5:00 The Repair

Shop [s] 6:00 The Drum [s] 7:00 ABC News

[s] 7:30 Gardening Australia [s] 8:30 Vera

(M v) [s] 10:00 Keeping Faith (PG) [s] 11:00

ABC Late News [s] 11:15 The Vaccine [s]

5:30 Escape To The

Country 6:30 Bargain

Hunt 7:30 Border Patrol

(PG) 8:30 Escape To The

Country 9:30 Selling Houses

Australia (PG)

12:00 Movie: “Harry And Meghan: A Royal

Romance” (PG) (’18) Stars: Sasha Rojen

2:00 House Of Wellness [s] 3:00 The Chase

UK [s] 4:00 Seven News At 4 [s] 5:00 The

Chase Australia [s] 6:00 Seven News [s]

7:00 Better Homes And Gardens [s] 8:30

Movie: “Pretty Woman” (M l) (’90 Stars: Julia

Roberts 11:10 TBA 1:30 Home Shopping

5:30 Storage Wars

(PG) 6:00 American

Pickers (PG) 7:00

Pawn Stars (PG) 7:30 AFL:

Round 5: West Coast v

Collingwood *Live*

6:30 Movie: “The Next

Karate Kid” (PG) (’94)

8:45 Movie: “Rush

Hour” (M v) (’98) 10:50 Movie:

“Escape From The Planet Of

The Apes” (PG) (’71)

1:00 Movie: “Ricki And The Flash” (PG) (’15)

Stars: Meryl Streep 3:00 Tipping Point [s]

4:00 NINE’s Afternoon News [s] 5:00

Millionaire Hot Seat [s] 6:00 NINE News [s]

7:00 A Current Affair (PG) [s] 7:30 NRL:

Melbourne Storm v Sydney Roosters *Live*

[s] 9:50 NRL: Golden Point [s] 10:35 Movie:

“Fighting” (M v,l) (’09)

6:30 Karena And

Kasey’s Foreign

Flavours 7:00 NITV

News: Nula 7:30 Movie:

“Jetsons: The Movie” (G) (’90)

Stars: George O’Hanlon

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3:00 Judge Judy (PG) [s] 3:30 Farm To Fork

[s] 4:00 Good Chef Bad Chef [s] 4:30 The

Bold And The Beautiful (PG) [s] 5:00 10

News First [s] 6:00 WIN News [s] 6:30 The

Project (PG) [s] 7:30 The Living Room [s]

8:30 The Graham Norton Show (M l,s) [s]

9:30 TBA 10:30 Just For Laughs (M) [s]

11:00 WIN’s All Australian News [s]

3:00 Diagnosis Murder

(PG) 5:00 JAG (PG)

7:00 Bondi Rescue

(PG) 7:30 NCIS (M) 8:30 Law

& Order: SVU (M v) 10:30 CSI:

Crime Scene Investigation (M)

4:00 Becker (PG) 5:00

Frasier (PG) 6:00

Friends (PG) 6:30

Neighbours (PG) 7:00 Friends

(PG) 8:00 The Big Bang

Theory (PG) 9:30 The Conners

3:00 NITV News: Nula 3:35 Great Irish

Railway Journeys (PG) 4:10 Michael

Portillo’s Abandoned Britain (PG) 5:05

Jeopardy! (PG) 5:30 Letters And Numbers

6:00 Mastermind Australia 6:30 SBS World

News 7:35 Hunting Egypt’s Lost Treasures

(M) 8:30 London: 2,000 Years Of History

(PG) 9:20 Patriot Brains (M)

6:00 House Hunters

International 7:00

House Hunters USA

7:30 Hidden Potential 8:30

Lake Life 9:30 Lakefront

Bargain Hunt 10:00 TBA

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6:00 Spirit Riding Free

(PG) 6:30 Operation

Ouch! 7:00 Dance

Academy: The Movie (PG)

8:35 Good Game Spawn Point

8:55 Fruits Basket

6:00 ABC Evening

News 7:00 ABC

National News 7:45

The Vaccine 8:00 Planet

America 9:00 ABC Nightly

News 9:30 Close Of Business

6:25 Peter Rabbit 7:00

Catie’s Amazing

Machines 7:30 Spicks

And Specks (PG) 8:00 Doctor

Who (PG) 8:45 Snowtown

(MA15+)

6:30 Come Dine With

Me UK 7:30 River

Cottage Australia 8:30

Rick Stein’s Spain 9:40

Mystery Diners 10:30 The

Cook And The Chef

7:05 Jeopardy! (PG)

7:30 NITV News

Update 7:35 8 Out Of

10 Cats Does Countdown (PG)

8:30 Dynamo: Magician

Impossible (PG)

5:30 Movie: “Paddington

2” (G) (’17) Stars: Hugh

Grant 7:30 Movie: “How

To Train Your Dragon: The

Hidden World” (PG) (’19) Stars:

Jay Baruchel

6:30 Antiques Roadshow

7:30 David

Attenborough Seven

Worlds, One Planet (PG) 8:40

Movie: “My Big Fat Greek

Wedding 2” (PG) (’16)

1:20 Old People’s Home For 4 Year Olds [s]

2:25 Miriam’s Big American Adventure (PG)

[s] 3:25 Dream Gardens [s] 4:00 Ask The

Doctor (PG) [s] 4:30 Landline [s] 5:00

Football: A-League: Western United v

Central Coast Mariners *Live* [s] 7:00 ABC

News [s] 7:30 The Durrells (PG) [s] 8:20

Finding Alice (M l) [s] 9:10 Harrow (M v) [s]

12:00 Seven’s Horse Racing [s] 5:00 Seven

News At 5 [s] 5:30 Border Security -

Australia’s Front Line (PG) [s] 6:00 Seven

News [s] 7:00 Movie: “Maleficent” (PG) (’14)

Stars: Angelina Jolie 9:00 Movie: “Alita:

Battle Angel” (M v,l) (’19) Stars: Rosa

Salazar 11:35 Surveillance Oz Dashcam

(PG) [s] 12:05 Repco Supercars Highlights

11:30 Movie: “The Terminal” (PG) (’04)

Stars: Tom Hanks 4:00 The Pet Rescuers

(PG) [s] 4:30 The Garden Gurus [s] 5:00

NINE News: First At Five [s] 5:30 Getaway

(PG) [s] 6:00 NINE News Saturday [s] 7:00

A Current Affair (PG) [s] 7:30 Space

Invaders (PG) [s] 8:30 Movie: “Hunter Killer”

(MA15+) (’18) Stars: Gerard Butler

1:00 My Market Kitchen [s] 1:30 Everyday

Gourmet [s] 2:00 TBA 3:00 What’s Up Down

Under [s] 3:30 TBA 4:30 Farm To Fork [s]

5:00 10 News First [s] 6:00 Advancing

Australia [s] 6:30 TBA 7:00 The Dog House

(PG) [s] 8:00 Ambulance UK (M) [s] 10:20

999: What’s Your Emergency? (M) [s] 11:25

TBA 12:30 Home Shopping

4:35 My Second Restaurant In India (PG)

5:35 Hunting Nazi Treasure: Hitler’s

Obsession (M) 6:30 SBS World News 7:35

World’s Most Scenic Railway Journeys (M)

8:30 Britain’s Most Historic Towns 9:25

Movie: “Love & Other Drugs” (MA15+) (’10)

Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal 11:25 Movie: “Babel”

(MA15+) (’06) Stars: Brad Pitt (In Multiple)

5:30 The Great

Outdoors 6:30 The

Yorkshire Vet (PG) 8:30

Escape To The Country 11:30

The Great Outdoors (PG)

12:30 The Fine Art Auction

4:30 AFL: Round 5:

Sydney v GWS *Live*

7:20 AFL: Round 5:

Brisbane v Essendon *Live*

11:45 Australia’s Hardest

Prisons (M)

7:00 Movie:

“Tomorrowland” (PG)

(’15) Stars: Britt

Robertson 9:35 Movie: “Can

You Ever Forgive Me?” (M l,s)

(’18) Stars: Melissa McCarthy

6:25 Going Places With

Ernie Dingo (PG) 6:55

Yokayi Footy 7:30 NITV

News Update 7:40 Through

The Wormhole (PG) 8:30

Student Athletes (M)

4:00 I Fish 4:30 Mighty

Machines 5:00 Escape

Fishing With ET (PG)

5:30 Scorpion (M v) 7:30 NCIS

(M v) 8:30 NCIS: New Orleans

(M v) 10:20 TBA

12:00 WIN’s All

Australian News 1:00

TBA 2:00 TBA 3:00

Friends (PG) 6:00 The Big

Bang Theory (PG) 10:30 Man

With A Plan (PG)

6:30 Lawn & Order

7:00 TBA 7:30 Making

It Home With Kortney

And Dave 8:30 House Hunters

USA 9:30 House Hunters

International

6:00 Space Nova 6:30

Top Jobs For Dogs

7:00 Horrible Histories

7:30 Shaun The Sheep 8:00

Thunderbirds Are Go 8:35

Wishfart!

6:00 ABC Evening

News 6:30 Australian

Story 7:00 ABC

National News 7:30 Kurt

Fearnley’s One Plus One 8:00

ABC News Tonight

6:30 Shaun The Sheep

7:00 Catie’s Amazing

Machines 7:30 Spicks

And Specks (PG) 8:00 QI: Just

The Job (PG) 8:30 Melbourne

Comedy Festival (M s)

6:30 Heston’s

Fantastical Food 7:30

Pacific Island Food

Revolution 8:30 Ainsley Eats

The Streets 9:30 Hairy Bikers’

Asian Adventure

7:30 Impossible

Engineering (PG) 8:30

The X-Files (M h,v)

11:00 Dateline 11:30 Insight

12:30 Movie: “Seven Psychopaths”

(MA15+) (’12)

5:30 Movie: “Goosebumps”

(PG) (’15) Stars:

Jack Black 7:30 Movie:

“The Hobbit The Desolation Of

Smaug” (PG) (’13) Stars: Peter

Jackson

5:15 Movie: “Johnny

Guitar” (PG) (’58) Stars:

Joan Crawford 7:30

Rugby Union: Preview 8:00

Rugby Union: Western Force v

NSW Waratahs *Live*

12:00 ABC News [s] 12:30 Landline [s] 1:30

Gardening Australia [s] 2:35 Australia

Remastered (PG) [s] 3:30 Restoration

Australia [s] 4:30 Back Roads [s] 5:00 Anh’s

Brush With Fame (PG) [s] 5:30 Antiques

Roadshow [s] 6:30 Compass (PG) [s] 7:00

ABC News Sunday [s] 7:40 Spicks And

Specks [s] 8:30 Wakefield (M l,d) [s]

12:00 House Of Wellness (PG) [s] 1:00 TBA

2:30 TBA 4:00 Better Homes And Gardens

[s] 5:00 Seven News At 5 [s] 5:30 Sydney

Weekender (PG) [s] 6:00 Seven News [s]

7:00 Dancing With The Stars: All Stars (PG)

[s] 8:30 Crime Investigation Australia (M v)

[s] 9:50 Declassified - The Royal Scandals

(PG) [s] 12:00 Repco Supercars Highlights

2:00 The Xtreme CollXtion (PG) [s] 2:30

Driving Test (PG) [s] 3:00 NRL: North

Queensland Cowboys v Canterbury Bulldogs

*Live* From Queensland Country Bank

Stadium [s] 6:00 NINE News Sunday [s]

7:00 Married At First Sight (M) [s] 8:30 60

Minutes (PG) [s] 9:30 NINE News Late [s]

10:00 Australian Crime Stories (M) [s]

1:00 The Offroad Adventure Show [s] 2:00

All 4 Adventure (PG) [s] 3:00 Road Less

Travelled [s] 3:30 Everyday Gourmet [s]

4:00 Farm To Fork [s] 4:30 Taste Of

Australia [s] 5:00 10 News First [s] 6:00 WIN

News [s] 6:30 The Sunday Project (PG) [s]

7:30 Malika: The Lion Queen (Part 1) (PG)

[s] 8:30 The Graham Norton Show (M) [s]

4:00 Greetings From Planet Smurf (In

French) 5:00 Inclusion Makes The World

More Vibrant 5:05 Small Business Secrets

5:35 Hunting Nazi Treasure: Nazi Gold (PG)

6:30 SBS World News 7:30 Scotland: 1000

Years Of History (PG) 9:10 Sydney’s Super

Tunnel: What Lies Beneath (PG) 10:10

Pluto: Back From The Dead

4:00 Escape To The

Country 7:00 Border

Security - Australia’s

Front Line (PG) 8:30 Air Crash

Investigations (M l) 11:30

Mighty Cruise Ships (PG)

6:30 Movie: “I Am

Number Four” (M v)

(’11) Stars: Alex

Pettyfer 8:40 Movie: “John

Wick: Chapter 2” (MA15+) (’17)

Stars: Keanu Reeves

6:15 Movie: “Veronica

Mars” (PG) (’14) Stars:

Jason Dohring 8:30

First Dates Australia (M) 10:40

Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares

USA (M l)

6:00 NITV News: Nula

6:30 Art + Soul 7:30

NITV News Update

7:40 Going Places With Ernie

Dingo (PG) 8:40 Totem And

Ore 10:25 Twelve Canoes (M)

4:30 What’s Up Down

Under 5:00 I Fish 5:30

Bondi Rescue (PG)

6:00 JAG (PG) 7:00 Bondi

Rescue (PG) 7:30 NCIS (M v)

9:30 MotoGP: Grand Prix

1:00 The Unicorn (PG)

3:00 Friends (PG) 6:00

The Big Bang Theory

(PG) 8:30 Friends (PG) 10:00

2 Broke Girls (M s) 11:30 Mom

(M) 12:00 Home Shopping

6:30 House Hunters

International 7:30

Restored By The Fords

8:30 Unsellable Houses 9:30

My Lottery Dream Home 10:30

Flip Or Flop

6:30 Top Jobs For

Dogs 7:00 Horrible

Histories 7:30 Shaun

The Sheep 8:00 Thunderbirds

Are Go 8:35 Wishfart! 8:55

Moka’s Fabulous Adventures!

6:00 ABC Evening

News 6:30 Kurt

Fearnley’s One Plus

One 7:00 ABC News Sunday

7:40 Drum Beat 8:00 Insiders

9:00 ABC Nightly News

7:00 Catie’s Amazing

Machines 7:30 Spicks

And Specks (PG) 8:00

Compass (PG) 8:30 Louis

Theroux: Return To The Most

Hated Family (M l)

6:00 Vanishing Foods

6:30 Sourced 7:00

Cook Like An Italian

With Silvia Colloca 7:30 Mary

Berry’s Foolproof Cooking 8:00

Michela’s Tuscan Kitchen

7:05 Cycling: Amstel

Gold Women’s Race

*Live* 8:05 Travel

Man’s Greatest Trips (PG)

10:00 Cycling: Amstel Gold

Men’s Race *Live*

5:15 Movie: “Bee Movie”

(G) (’07) Stars: Jerry

Seinfeld 7:00 Movie:

“The Lego Movie” (PG) (’14)

Stars: Chris Pratt 9:00 Movie:

“Pixels” (PG) (’15)

5:00 Movie: “From Here

To Eternity” (PG) (’53)

Stars: Burt Lancaster

7:30 Death In Paradise (M v)

8:40 Chicago PD (MA15+)

9:40 Chicago Fire (MA15+)

12:00 ABC News [s] 1:00 The Durrells (PG)

[s] 2:00 Loch Ness (M l,v) [s] 3:00 ABC

News [s] 4:00 Think Tank (PG) [s] 5:00 The

Repair Shop [s] 5:30 Hard Quiz (PG) [s]

6:00 The Drum [s] 7:00 ABC News [s] 7:30

7.30 (PG) [s] 8:00 Australian Story (PG) [s]

8:30 Four Corners (PG) [s] 9:15 Media

Watch (PG) [s] 9:35 Invisible Wars (PG) [s]

12:00 Movie: “The Wrong Crush” (M d,v)

(’17) 2:00 Criminal Confessions (PG) [s]

3:00 The Chase UK [s] 4:00 Seven News At

4 [s] 5:00 The Chase Australia [s] 6:00

Seven News [s] 7:00 Home And Away (PG)

[s] 7:30 Dancing With The Stars (PG) [s]

9:00 Mrs. Brown’s Boys (M) [s] 9:45 Billy

Connolly: It’s Been A Pleasure (M) [s]

3:00 Tipping Point [s] 4:00 NINE’s Afternoon

News [s] 5:00 Millionaire Hot Seat [s] 6:00

NINE News [s] 7:00 A Current Affair (PG) [s]

7:30 Married At First Sight (M) [s] 9:00 Law

& Order: Organised Crime (M) [s] 10:00

100% Footy (M) [s] 11:00 NINE News Late

[s] 11:30 Program To Be Advised 12:15

Tipping Point [s] 1:10 A Current Affair (PG)

1:00 TBA 2:00 Entertainment Tonight [s]

2:30 Everyday Gourmet [s] 3:00 Judge Judy

(PG) [s] 3:30 My Market Kitchen [s] 4:00

Good Chef Bad Chef [s] 4:30 The Bold And

The Beautiful (PG) [s] 5:00 10 News First [s]

6:00 WIN News [s] 6:30 The Project (PG) [s]

7:30 Malika: The Lion Queen (Part 2) (PG)

[s] 8:30 Hughesy, We Have A Problem (M)

2:20 Apocalypse: The Second World War

(PG) (In English/ French/ German) 3:20

Ewan And Colin McGregor: RAF At 100

(PG) 5:05 Jeopardy! (PG) 5:30 Letters And

Numbers 6:00 Mastermind Australia 6:30

SBS World News 7:35 Secrets Of The

Tower Of London (PG) 8:30 Secret Scotland

(PG) 9:25 24 Hours In Emergency (M)

4:00 Better Homes And

Gardens 5:30 Escape

To The Country 6:30

Bargain Hunt 7:30 Doc Martin

(PG) 8:30 Judge John Deed

(M) 10:30 Autopsy USA (M)

7:00 Pawn Stars (PG)

7:30 Aussie Lobster

Men (PG) 8:30 Movie:

“Terminator 2: Judgment Day”

(M v,l) (’91) Stars: Arnold

Schwarzenegger

6:00 Futurama (PG)

6:30 The Simpsons

(PG) 7:30 Modern

Family (PG) 8:30 Ink Master

(M) 10:30 Ramsay’s Hotel Hell

(M) 11:30 Hell’s Kitchen USA

7:00 Our Stories 7:20

NITV News Update

7:30 Welcome To

Country (PG) 7:40 Through

The Wormhole (PG) 8:30

Living Black

:00 JAG (PG) 7:00

Bondi Rescue (PG)

7:30 NCIS (M v) 10:20

Formula 1: Emilia Romagna

Grand Prix Highlights 11:20

TBA 12:15 Home Shopping

4:00 Becker (PG) 5:00

Frasier (PG) 6:00

Friends (PG) 6:30

Neighbours (PG) 7:00 Friends

(PG) 8:00 The Big Bang

Theory (PG) 9:30 Seinfeld (M)

6:00 House Hunters

International 7:00

House Hunters USA

8:30 Fixer Upper (PG) 9:30

Bargain Mansions 10:30 Stay

Or Sell

6:30 Operation Ouch!

7:00 Deadly Pole To

Pole 7:30 Shaun The

Sheep 8:00 Thunderbirds Are

Go 8:35 Wishfart! 8:55 Moka’s

Fabulous Adventures!

6:00 ABC Evening

News 7:00 ABC

National News 8:00

ABC News Tonight 8:45 The

Business 9:00 ABC Nightly

News 9:30 7.30

5:55 Ben And Holly’s

Little Kingdom 6:25

Peter Rabbit 7:00

Catie’s Amazing Machines

7:30 Spicks And Specks (PG)

8:00 Doctor Who (PG)

6:30 Come Dine With

Me UK 7:00 The Cook

Up With Adam Liaw

7:30 Anthony Bourdain: Parts

Unknown 8:30 Taste The

Nation With Padma Lakshmi

7:05 Jeopardy! (PG)

7:30 NITV News

Update 7:35 8 Out Of

10 Cats Does Countdown (M)

8:30 Taskmaster (M) 10:15

Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia (M)

6:00 Malcolm In The

Middle (M) 7:00 The

Nanny (PG) 7:30 RBT

(PG) 8:30 Movie: “The

Expendables 2” (MA15+) (’12)

Stars: Sylvester Stallone

6:30 Antiques Roadshow

7:30 London Kills

(M v,s,d) 8:40 The Bill

(M) 10:40 Murdered By

Morning (M) 11:40 Alfred

Hitchcock Presents (PG)

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Crossword

ACROSS

1. Intended victim

4. More grating

8. Picked up the tab

11. House

13. Anticipate

15. Love

17. Caress

18. Nutmeg or paprika

20. Snooze

21. Unfasten

24. Overthrow, coup ...

(1’4)

27. Circuit

28. Charmer, ... fatale

30. Evil spirit

31. Produces coins

33. Stage whispers

34. Aplenty

35. Russian leader

36. Duty

39. Espied

42. Thyme & sage

44. Swiss mountains

45. 1988 Olympics venue

46. Current (1,1/1,1)

48. Affray

49. Actress, ...

Witherspoon

50. Beware the ... of

March

52. Goliath’s foe

54. S African currency

55. Peanut (sauce)

56. Rids of lice

57. Straggly

60. Purple flower

62. Devours (4,2)

65. Sweetest

67. Garden barrier

69. Bread retailer

70. Majestic

72. Begin to sprout

73. Court attendant

75. Fourth Greek letter

77. Expression of

indifference

79. Most socially popular

group (1,4)

81. Triumphant cry

82. Plain writing

84. Shout for joy

85. Stone builder

86. Affected (of attitude)

87. Don finery (5,2)

88. Non-government aid

agencies (1,1,2)

Last week’s solution

DOWN

1. Baseball hat brim

2. Run off to marry

3. Yourself

4. Warmth

5. Indian money units

6. Frankfurter snack

(3,3)

7. White-water vessel

8. Time signal sound

9. At an angle

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instruments

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boyfriend

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our special trivia quiz this week.

1. Who kicked the field goal

for Penrith in the Grand

Final?

2. How many tries did

Matthew Wood score for

Canberra in the game?

3. Who won the official Man of

the Match award?

4. Who refereed the Grand

Final in 1991?

5. Who did Penrith beat in the

Major Semi Final to qualify

for the Grand Final?

6. Which Penrith player was

sin-binned for 10 minutes in

the Grand Final?

ANSWERS

1. Greg Alexander

2. Two

3. Bradley Clyde

4. Bill Harrigan

5. Norths

6. Mark Geyer

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SPORT

Tuesday, April 13 2021

How you can win

a new apartment

NATHAN TAYLOR

How many toy building bricks does

it take to build a major high-rise

residential development? That is

the $550,000 question of this year’s NRL

season, especially if you’re a Parramatta Eels

supporter.

Aland, leading Sydney property developer

and major jersey sponsor of the Eels, is giving

away a chance to win a stunning brand-new

apartment to the one person who guesses the

closest number of toy bricks contained in a

replica of its Paramount on Parkes residential

development in Parramatta.

“The upcoming Parramatta development is

brilliantly located in the geographic heart of

Sydney and at a perfect price point for both

investors and first home buyers,” Aland Sales

Director, Mark Bernberg said.

“The competition is a unique opportunity

for one lucky person to own their own dream

home in the booming Parramatta precinct.”

The replica, which was built by 2019 ‘LEGO

Masters’ winner Cade Franklin, will be on

display at all remaining Eels home games this

season.

The winner of the guessing competition will

then be invited to attend Aland’s Paramount

on Parkes display centre on September 11 to

select one key from a barrel of 250. If they select

the correct key, they will win a one-bedroom

apartment worth $550,000.

The competition is already underway, with

the model tower located inside Bankwest

Stadium at Gate B.

It will be on display for the remainder of the

season and supporters will be able to enter at

all Eels home games in 2021.

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build the model and the person with the closest

guess goes in for a chance to win. Other prizes

on offer include a Harvey Norman Electrical

package, signed and framed jerseys, and

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