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Michael Maguire: Wests Tigers need to have bigger presence in Macarthur

Wests Tigers coach Michael Maguire says he’s a big a big believer in the need for the club to have a bigger presence in Campbelltown and Macarthur. Speaking exclusively to the South West Voice in Macarthur this morning during training at Campbelltown Sports Stadium ahead of tomorrow’s crucial match against Newcastle Knights, Maguire said the club hierarchy was constantly talking about ways to increase that presence out here. “We talk about that all the time, actually, we talk about how we can get more of a presence out here,’’ Maguire said. “Obviously this being my first year and getting an… Read more »

New Campbelltown logo part of bigger picture, says mayor at rebranding launch

When a company or a government goes down the path of rebranding, the first question that arises is: how much is it going to cost the business or the ratepayers. The second is: what will be the benefit of changing a logo. Local radio personality Josh Webster told this morning’s launch of Campbelltown City Council’s rebranding campaign and new logo reveal that’s exactly what he thought when he first heard about the exercise. “Oh, I wonder how much this is going to cost,’’ he told those attending the launch. “But having been part of the workshops and looking at the… Read more »

Rory Southwell: BMX ace beats serious injury to win athlete of year award

Winners of major sporting awards have a great back story and some are better than others. Rory Southwell, the 2019 South West Sydney Academy of Sport athlete of the year, is right up there as one of the best. The 15 year old BMX champion from Harrington Park who accepted the honour at the academy’s awards dinner on Friday night should not even be racing, let alone winning competitions and prestigious athlete of the year awards. In 2017, a hip injury robbed him of the chance to take part in the BMX world championships in the USA and kept him… Read more »

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    Why abortion bill should be passed without any amendments

    Moralistic arguments ought to be set aside and the NSW abortion bill should be passed without amendment, argues DR MIKE FREELANDER, the federal member for Macarthur: Until now I have restrained myself from commenting on the so-called “Abortion Bill” in the NSW Parliament as this is a state issue, has had bipartisan support, and is simply a Bill about decriminalisingRead more »

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    PC reigns supreme: why Ryan v Latham got canned

    Not that we needed any further evidence we are living in the golden age of political correctness – PC – but the withdrawl of John Ryan from the “men’s brekkie’’ chat with Mark Latham is right up there. It was to be held in the St John’s Anglican Church hall in Camden on October 19, and as Ryan, a formerRead more »

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    Mayor stands up for Campbelltown Winterland

    Who’s got the biggest Winterland experience, Camden or Campbelltown? If you ask the Campbelltown Mayor, George Brticevic, there’s just no comparison. “It’s like comparing a grape, Camden’s, and a watermelon, ours,’’ the mayor said in response to a question from Cr Paul Lake at last week’s council meeting. The veteran councillor and former mayor wanted to know why Campbelltown wasRead more »



    Bush fire danger period to start from September 1

    This summer’s bush fire danger period will commence early this year for the Liverpool, Campbelltown and Camden local government areas due to the continued dry conditions and grass curing in the area.  The bush fire danger period will come into force from Sunday, September 1. NSW RFS Inspector Nicholas Medianik is urging residents to plan, prepare and maintain their propertiesRead more »



    Victress Connection is for women with mindset for success

    It was thumbs up from everyone when the Victress Connection, a new group for women in business in the Macarthur region, held its first function last week. More than 100 of Macarthur’s leading businesswomen attended the Victress Connection inaugural breakfast at Rydges Campbelltown. Among them was Katie Palmer, chief financial officer of Nepean Mining and Transport, who said afterwards: “Wow,Read more »



    Nerd-Con to inject pop culture into Fisher’s Ghost festival this year

    Campbelltown’s youngest councillor, Ben Gilholme, is a self confessed nerd and pop culture enthusiast. Last year he successfully got council backing for a Pokémon Go event to be part of Fisher’s Ghost festival. This year he pushed for an even bigger pop culture presence in the festival and his request was granted when council met last week. “I think thisRead more »


    Pacific village house highlight of new art exhibition at Campbelltown

    An exhibition of works by Australian and New Zealand female artists with indigenous Fijian heritage will open in August at Campbelltown Arts Centre. A highlight will be the installation of a village meeting house to offer a welcoming space where Pasifika communities can gather, learn and share knowledge. Marama Dina is an exhibition borne of research and engagement, with ongoingRead more »



    NBN speeds report shows providers are lifting their game

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) recently released its 6th report on real-world NBN speeds. The results were not too bad between all the major providers, who now deliver between 80.4 percent and 86.7 percent of maximum plan speeds during the peak usage hours of 7pm – 11pm. The sample is now large enough to provide peak hour speedRead more »


    Smart move: council backs Generation STEM

    It is widely accepted science, technology, engineering and mathematics – STEM for short – will be the key to success for young people in the next few years. Recognising this, Campbelltown Council will back Generation STEM, an innovative new program launched last week. Campbelltown has committed to supporting this new State Government initiative from the start and will partner withRead more »



    Home delivery as construction at Ed.Square goes up a gear

    Construction at Ed.Square is set to go up a gear in the next few weeks as work starts on homes. Frasers Property Australia, the developer behind Ed.Square, recently appointed local company Growthbuilt to deliver the first 184 homes at the community taking shape adjacent to Edmondson Park train station.  Warwick Dowler the development director at Frasers ays Ed.Square is aRead more »


    Buyers snap up Menangle Park housing lots

    Home buyers have given Menangle Park the seal of approval. More than 120 lots of land of Dahua Group Australia’s new master planned community development have been snapped up so far. Dahua says it had only planned to release 32 lots in stage one, however after potential buyers exhausted the early online registrations and the first round of deposits wereRead more »



    Aspirational special editions from Lexus hit the road

    Aspirational: Lexus NX Crafted (left) and RX Crafted (right) Lexus has compiled two distinct packages of highly aspirational premium features to create special edition variants of its strong-selling luxury NX and 5-seat RX SUVs. The special-edition NX Crafted and RX Crafted are fitted with eye-catching exterior and interior enhancements that build on the luxury grade of the relevant models. TheRead more »


    Volvo’s all electric car set to land Down Under next year

    Volvo’s Polestar 2 electric sedan could be available in Australia as early as next year. It is anticipated the price point could be around the $63,500 mark, pitching it close to the anticipated price of the cheapest examples of Tesla’s Model 3. “Polestar 2 is our first fully electric car and first volume model. Everything about it has been designedRead more »



    Camden Cats wrap up minor premiership with master class in windy conditions

    The Camden Cats have secured the division 3 men’s minor premiership with a comfortable 52 point win against Macquarie University. Overcoming a sluggish start in the blustery conditions last Saturday at University Oval, the Cats found their mojo in the second quarter to kick their way to a 20 point lead at the main break, with Bailey Kennedy and BeauRead more »

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