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24 Hour Fight Against Cancer shows it’s more than just about the money

For the very best charities, it’s not just about the money, but how you use it. For the past two years 24 Hour Fight Against Cancer Macarthur has funded – among other things – the employment of a therapist as part of cancer therapy. Now the State Government has acknowledged the importance of the role and will pay for their services. Warren Morrison, chairman of 24 Hour Fight, hopes the same thing will happen with a physiotherapy program the Macarthur charity is also currently funding. “We speak to the hospitals every six months and the doctors in cancer therapy about… Read more »

Zonta club of Macarthur: 25 years of service to women here and overseas

A $5,000 cheque in her pocket, Rhonda Hutchinson, the president of Zonta Club of Macarthur, walked into Kmart in the Campbelltown Mall and asked to see the manager. “I have this amount of money, and I only want to spend it in your store,’’ Ms Hutchinson told them. “We had got $5,000 in a Clubgrant [from Wests Group Macarthur] and it was earmarked for the Campbelltown refuge for women, one of our projects,’’ she explains. When the manager came out to see her, the Zonta president said: “I have a list of two pages, of different things the women require. “It’s… Read more »

Alkalizer will be brewing up a storm in a teacup at this year’s AnnanRoma food and wine festival. 

New features brewing at 2018 AnnanRoma festival

VIP experiences will be added for the first time to food and wine festival AnnanRoma on Sunday, May 27 at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan. The 2018 AnnanRoma will offer a number of exclusive VIP experiences for adults and a dedicated kids’ zone with stage entertainment, food, and activities for children. Now drawing more than 11,000 people each year, the one day festival offers an authentic taste of the Macarthur region. Featuring some the best food from the region’s restaurants, cuisine from different cultures and wines and beers from vineyards and breweries in Camden, Campbelltown and Wollondilly, the event… Read more »

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    Outer Sydney Orbital corridor at Luddenham and the Western Sydney Airport site at Badgerys Creek.

    M9 fear and loathing: residents send SOS on OSO corridor

    Just three days before submissions to the M9 or Outer Sydney Orbital – OSO – corridor close there is a real sense of gloom and doom for those affected. And there’s no argument that whoever came up with the location of this corridor had no idea of the impact it would have on communities along the way, from Cobbitty toRead more »

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    Hurricane's Grill Narellan.

    Sorry Hurricane’s, that group surcharge has got to go

    When you enter Hurricane’s Grill and Bar Steakhouse restaurant in the new section of Narellan Town Centre you can’t help but be impressed. There’s high ceilings, quality light fittings, very nice, classy furniture. Welcome to the new level of ambience in the dining scene in Macarthur – who needs the inner city now? So it’s in this setting that ourRead more »



    Car crashes into Rosemeadow home

    Investigations are under way after a car crashed into a Rosemeadow house on Saturday evening causing serious structural damage. Emergency services were called to Colevile Place about 5.15pm following reports a car had lost control and crashed into the front of a house. The driver of a modified car, a 39-year-old woman, and her passenger, an 18-year-old man, were uninjured.Read more »

    carpark campaigner Michael Andjelkovic with transport minister Andrew Constance, left, and local Liberal MPs Melanie Gibbons and Chris Patterson.

    Commuter carpark campaigner presents petition to minister

    A survey using information from the registration plates of vehicles parked at Leppington and Edmondson rail stations will be undertaken to find out where commuters are coming from. That’s one of the commitments obtained by commuter carpark campaigner Michael Andjelkovic when he met with NSW transport minister Andrew Constance on Tuesday, May 22. Mr Andjelkovic presented the minister with aRead more »



    Red tape gets the flick to help new businesses up and running

    Starting a new business can be quite a challenge, with countless forms to fill out, regulations to consider and agencies to contact. Campbelltown City Council has partnered with Service NSW to simplify the process for locals to set up a cafe, small bar or restaurant, through the Easy to do Business program, which is being launched today, Thursday, May 24.Read more »


    Here’s cheers to lower taxes for craft beer brewers

    Craft brewers like Smeaton Grange’s Stockade Brewco – which will soon expand operations into Goulburn – will no longer pay additional tax, allowing them to compete on fairer terms with large beverage companies. Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor said this was great news for craft brewers and distillers who will benefit from the Turnbull Government’s continued support for AussieRead more »


    Jeff de Pasquale of A Gym 2U

    A Gym 2U that also puts fun back into fitness

    Personal trainer Jeff de Pasquale says he’s determined to put the fun back into fitness. The man behind the latest entrant to the fitness world – A Gym 2U – says he likes to make every session “a little different, keep it fresh, keep it new and keep it fun’’. “A lot of people think of exercise as being tediousRead more »

    Viki Murray's Like Bees To The Honeypot.

    Four new exhibitions to be launched on June 16

    Campbelltown Arts Centre will launch four new exhibitions on Saturday, June 16. One of them focuses on local artist David Hawkes. Looking In: A Survey of David Hawkes – 1989 to Now is an intimate view into the life and eminent career of David Hawkes spanning the past three decades. This survey exhibition features a selection of works from integralRead more »


    Oran Park town centre

    Launch pad smart business centre for Oran Park

    New technology based businesses will soon have the support of Western Sydney University at hand with the establishment of a launch pad smart business centre in Oran Park. Camden Council recently agreed to sign a strategic alliance agreement with Western Sydney University to establish the launch pad for an initial term of 12 months in the Oran Park smart workRead more »

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    Liverpool lands smart cities and suburbs project

    A new project designed to help reduce congestion in our suburbs has been launched in South West Sydney. Data collected from pedestrian smartphones and cutting-edge traffic-counting technology will be used to track patterns of movement in a bid to better plan cities and build infrastructure where it is most needed. Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities Paul Fletcher saidRead more »



    Grand opening of Harrington Grove final neighbourhood centre

    The grand opening of Harrington Grove’s third and final neighbourhood centre will take place this Saturday, May 26. Michelia Club represents the ultimate in class and quality that has become synonymous with Harrington Grove. It contains a full-sized tennis court, swimming pool, barbecue facilities, children’s playground, picnic areas, gazebo, communal seating areas and a gymnasium. Complemented by the Harrington GroveRead more »

    display homes at Willowdale.

    Kids meet superheroes while mum and dad check out display homes

    Local families will have the chance to meet some legendary superheroes at Stockland’s Willowdale display village in Denham Court between 10am-1pm this Sunday, May 6. Visitors will have a ball bumping into Batman, Wonder Woman and Captain America inside the brand new homes on show at the display village on Willowdale Drive. The open day event will also feature aRead more »


    Commodore Dynamic

    New laws to improve vehicle safety and cut red tape

    A new law is on the way which will help maintain and improve vehicle safety while expanding consumer choice and reducing red tape across Australia. The proposed legislation, the Road Vehicle Standards Bills, will be debated in the House of Representatives in coming weeks, says Paul Fletcher, infrastructure and cities minister. It follows a report by the Senate Rural andRead more »

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    Funding ensures drive towards safer cars and roads continues

    The Federal Government has marked National Road Safety Week by announcing the continuation of funding for the critical work of independent vehicle safety consumer organisation ANCAP for another five years. “The work of the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) is vital to improving the safety of vehicles on Australian roads and it is crucial we provide assistance at aRead more »


    Chris Standing running in the last try for the Eagles in the big 42-16 win over Guildford a Waminda Oval on Sunday.

    Eagles set sights on another title after dominant display

    East Campbelltown have sent another signal they will be a force in this year’s Sydney Shield rugby league competition by disposing of Guildford at Waminda Oval on Sunday. The Eagles share the competition lead on the ladder with Wenty and S Marys, all three on 14 points. Just two minutes after the start, Campbelltown’s Jarryd Eggleton crashed over for theRead more »

    Last year's grand finalists, Thirlmere Roosters

    Roosters sitting pretty on top of the ladder

    Thirlmere Roosters are leading the competition after defeating the Mittagong Lions on the weekend. After seven rounds the Roosters are first on the ladder with 12 points, while Picton Magpies, The Oaks Tigers and Narellan Jets have 10 points each. Camden Rams make up the top five with nine points. Last year’s premiers Campbelltown City Kangaroos sit at the bottomRead more »

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