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What’s in a (street) name? Part 4

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 The streets in Catherine Park Estate have been named after previous landowners of the area and eminent Australians (Companions of the Order of Australia). As residents continue to move into the St James precinct, we would like to share some of the namesakes behind the addresses.

 

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Major infrastructure projects to benefit South West Sydney residents

Airport Blog

The new Western Sydney Airport, set to open in 2026, is a transformational infrastructure project that will generate an economic boom for South West Sydney, which is great news for homebuyers looking to call the region home.

As one of the largest infrastructure projects in Australia, the airport, coupled with supporting infrastructure development including roads, public transport, business hubs and housing estates, will herald new prosperity for Sydney’s South West and its residents.

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Local crimson leaves to love

Autumn Shot April

Autumn is such a visually spectacular time in Macarthur. The exceptional crimson displays have been slowly mounting for the past few weeks and are almost in full force. They frame the beautiful natural landscapes all across the region and set a calm tone for this time of year.

Some of the best vantage points to see the autumn foliage in the local area are below.

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Foliage in focus: Cimmzam

Cimmzamm Tree

The Fraxinus Pennsylvanica 'Cimmzam' showcases the best of all seasons, with a deep green summer display followed by rich autumnal colours in the cooler months. Its autumn leaves are longer lasting than many others, when out of the wind, meaning its beauty is prolonged.  

Once established this deciduous species is tolerant of extreme heat and cold, making it a durable choice to line the streets of Catherine Park Estate. Originating in North America, it grows to about 13 metres x 8 metres at full maturity, providing great shade and thriving in full sun.

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Picking perfect produce straight from the source

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This season is the perfect time to enjoy a bounty of fresh fruit and vegetables. Picking your own produce provides the family with a grassroots experience and makes the reward ever so sweeter when it’s the fruits of your own labour. Fruit picking is not only a fun and leisurely activity, but also reduces food miles and ensures you know exactly where your food is coming from. Below are some of the best places to sample and pick seasonal fruits and products.

STRAWBERRIES Berrylicious Strawberries

Head to Berrylicious Strawberries on one of their special ‘pick your own strawberries’ days to return home with buckets of freshly picked strawberries. Bookings essential. Address: 200 West Parade, Thirlmere Open: All year round

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