2750 Penrith

Sitting on the edge of the Cumberland Plain, the city of Penrith, has a unique blend of river, lakes, parkland and history. It is bounded on its Western edge by the Nepean River with over 2000 hectares of lakes and wildlife havens to its north. Historically it was used as a gateway to the Blue Mountains with early settlers exploring from 1789. 50km west of Sydney, it is today, the home to nearly 200,000 people where there is a strong sense of family and community pride. Weekends see parents on the sidelines of sporting fields cheering with enthusiasm…

Pictures and words by Belinda Desmond. Instagram here @makingechoes