Road works

PENRITH Council staff will do the following road works in North St Marys over the next two weeks, weather permitting:

Mallee Street between Maple and Jackaranda roads.

Wattle Avenue between Banksia and Ash streets.

Oleander Road between Elm Street and Wattle Avenue.

Llandilo Road in Berkshire Park between Fourth and Richmond roads.

Pedestrian refuges will be built in Banks Drive, St Clair, and Hobart Street, St Marys, as part of the Blackspot and Urgent Traffic Facilities Program.

There will be night road works at Roper Road, Colyton, between Hewitt Street and Carlisle Avenue as part of the Road Reconstruction Program.

The building of East Lane public toilets in St Marys will start soon too.

A big-little win

MULGOA MP Tanya Davies has congratulated Colyton St Clair Little Athletics member Ryan Thomson on his Australian All Schools Athletics Championships gold medal.

Ryan was part of the NSW team that travelled to Townsville for the championships.

He won gold in the under-14 boys three-kilometre walk by eight seconds in humid conditions.

"I was just aiming for a medal and tried to get into a good position early," Ryan said. Ryan, who goes to Emmaus Catholic College, took up the sport three years ago and is coached by Olympian Cheryl Webb.

This story IN BRIEF first appeared on St Marys-Mt Druitt Star.