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Cr Bob Thompson

Simple: To start reducing the number of reports just add five more

Almost three years ago, on June 3, 2014, veteran councillor Bob Thompson requested that a report be prepared that looked into the feasibility of including an artist’s walk in Queen Street. Cr Thompson, who managed to just hold on to his seat on council at last September’s elections, will need to be a little more patient before he gets to see such a report. But his request of a report is not an isolated incident on Campbelltown Council and, no doubt, every other council in NSW. When the Campbelltown councillors gathered for their May 23 meeting last Tuesday, the business… Read more »

National Palliative Care Week

How PEACH makes quality palliative care possible

The award winning PEACH palliative care program enables people with a life limiting illness to live well right to the end and has gained plenty of positive attention for South Western Sydney Local Health District. SWSLHD palliative care manager Janeane Harlum said the highly tailored program supports this year’s theme for National Palliative Care Week by enabling more people to fulfil their wish of dying at home with access to patient centred care. “The PEACH Program includes personal care during the day, a visit from an evening registered nurse and video support with a night nurse as they reach the… Read more »

Saturn’s Rings house on Mt Universe

Campbelltown arts centre to host another ground breaking exhibition

The next major exhibition at Campbelltown Arts Centre puts up a giant mirror that offers a reflection of what this neck of the woods is all about. Coming hot on the heels of the ground breaking Another Day in Paradise by executed Bali Nine leader Myuran Sukumaran, the new exhibition confirms  that the  Campbelltown Arts Centre is rapidly becoming a pioneer in arts innovation. The latest exhibition, looking at me through you, which will be launched this Friday, May 26, is a forensic examination of the things that matter in Campbelltown. But because the issues explored by the 12 Australian… Read more »

    The Kontos Report

    Fearless comment, a peek behind the news, some fun and satire with Top 5, topped off with the week’s most interesting image - or two.


    A bag containing leftover fast food from a well known chain dropped into the middle of Peter Meadows Road, Kentlyn today.

    Let’s do right thing and forget the dropkicks

    The picture of who we are is one of stark contrasts. Extraordinary good deeds by many of us, while a very small percentage of dropkicks – let’s call a spade a spade – treat our beautiful place like their own personal garbage can. It’s like looking at a mirror broken vertically into two down the middle. I am not sureRead more »

    South West Confidential

    Cr Margaret Chivers

    Where did we put that time capsule, Ms Chivers

    Campbelltown councillor Margaret Chivers told a lovely story last week of how she had gone back to a local school where she was a teacher back in the day. Councillor Chivers was representing the Mayor when she visited Campbellfield Public School as part of their 2017 reading project for students. As part of her visit, the councillor said she wasRead more »

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    drones to track koala movements in Campbelltown.

    Sometimes better to just do it, instead of asking for report

    Cynical people would argue that when a government of any level opts for a “report’’ option it often means it’s just filing issues under the old “too hard basket’’. But it’s never that simple. If you read the story on moves to cull some of the reports requested by councillors over the past few years you will know that plentyRead more »

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    Course will help young people learn how to manage money

    Setting goals, managing money and home styling on a budget will be covered in a series of interactive workshops for people aged 14-25 years at Narellan Library from this Saturday, May 27. How to Adult- Life Skills 101 will take young people through the financial challenges of being independent. “The expenses associated with the cost of living can be overwhelmingRead more »



    Man, 60, assaulted, robbed in Koshigaya Park last night

    Police have charged two men and are trying to locate another two following a robbery in a Campbelltown park last night. Shortly before 8pm (Friday, May 26), a 60-year-old man walked through Koshigaya Park at the corner of Hurley Street and Camden Road, when he was approached by a group of men. The older man was allegedly assaulted by theRead more »


    Lorna Hollinger of Australian Tapping Institute has been named as a finalist in the 2017 Women with Altitude awards

    Women with Altitude: who’s climbed high enough to win an award

    Lorna Hollinger of Australian Tapping Institute has been named as a finalist in the 2017 Women with Altitude Awards in the category of Climb Every Mountain. This award recognises businesses that are already climbing mountains despite still being relatively new. Lorna is the founder of the Australian Tapping Institute, a personal development training facility focussed on advancing Emotional Freedom TechniquesRead more »

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    The road ahead for motor accidents compensation in NSW

    The motor accidents compensation scheme in NSW has been under the spotlight in recent years. The scheme, which provides compensation for persons injured on NSW roads, has been primed for change for many years. Personal injury specialist TESS DANJOUX* explains what it will mean once the State Government implements the changes to motor accidents compensation laws in NSW. Following monthsRead more »


    SplashDance, the ABC Kids TV performers will be entertaining in Camden

    SplashDance set to headline the entertainment at Camden Play Day

    SplashDance, the ABC Kids TV performers will be entertaining in Camden this Sunday. ABC Kids TV group SplashDance will headline the activities and events at Camden Play Day this Sunday, May 21. The free family focused event hosted by Council will be held as part of National Families Week which this year is themed, Stronger Families, Stronger Communities. “Families areRead more »


    Young residents sought to be Camden ambassadors in Kashiwa, Japan

    Young adults living in the Camden area are invited to apply to be a Youth Ambassador in Japan as part of a cultural exchange program. Usually reserved for high school students, the Camden International Friendship Association (CIFA) this year is offering the experience of visiting Kashiwa, Japan to young adults aged 18-25 years. “This is a wonderful opportunity for confident,Read more »


    Tech Savvy Seniors program will offer sessions in Cantonese

    Program helps seniors stay connected in our digital world

    Technology skills are essential for anyone who wants to keep in touch with family and friends across the country and around the world. Covering basic computer skills, email and the internet, Campbelltown City Council’s free Tech Savvy Seniors program offers small group training at local libraries over four weeks, with friendly and easy-to-follow two-hour sessions helping seniors to embrace technologyRead more »

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    Solar power growing fast in our sun drenched continent

    We don’t need statistics or surveys to tell us that we Australians love solar power. Wherever you go in the south west Sydney region solar panels on roofs of houses seem to be multiplying like mushrooms. Especially in new housing estates, but owners of older homes are getting in on the act as well. And with power prices heading everRead more »



    House and land packages in a new Macarthur estate

    Macarthur United Real Estate are marketing house and land packages at Pioneer Rise Estate, which is located within the newly developed suburb of Gregory Hills. The estate is well positioned with Camden Valley Way, the M5 Motorway, trains and buses close by. Narellan Town Centre, now complete with fine dining and cinema is also a short distance away by carRead more »

    David Baird

    What next when your property becomes subject to compulsory acquisition

    If you own property or have an interest in property that may be affected by compulsory acquisition by the government, DAVID BAIRD* from Marsdens Law Group offers some advice: Marsdens Law Group has recently represented property owners who have received notice that their property will be acquired for the purpose of major infrastructure including the upgrade to the Northern RoadRead more »


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    Lexus sales growth reverses trend on new vehicles

    Lexus has posted substantial year-on-year sales growth for its luxury passenger cars, reversing the trend of Australia’s national new vehicle market. Sales for the brand’s cars surged 27.6 per cent last month compared with a year earlier, led by the premium CT 200h which produced its best April in six years. April deliveries of the hybrid model were almost doubleRead more »

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    Now in Macarthur, Lexus is breaking sales records in 2017

    Luxury carmaker Lexus has posted record sales for the fourth time in the past 12 months after experiencing unprecedented demand in March. Lexus dealers supplied 931 of the brand’s premium passenger cars and SUVs last month, obliterating a March record that had stood for 10 years. The March result represented an increase of 26.7 per cent compared with the sameRead more »


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    Razorbacks go down to Group 7 Warriors in rep clashes

    The newly formed Illawarra-South Coast Warriors hosted the South West Razorbacks as part of the annual CRL Country Championships fixtures on Saturday afternoon and Macarthur Sport Radio’s MIKE SHEAN covered the day. The Warriors squad is a combination of the Illawarra District and Group 7 Rugby League competitions, while the Razorbacks is a Group 6 squad. Venue for the dayRead more »

    South West Sydney Academy of Sport netballer Amy Sligar

    Academy’s rising stars of netball launch push for higher honours

    As the representative netball season gets under way, the rising stars of the South West Sydney Academy of Sport (SWSAS) are launching their own push for state and national honours. SWSAS has a long history of rep selection success in netball and it’s expected that nothing much will change in 2017. Some of the rising SWSAS netballers making waves thisRead more »

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