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equestrian star Ginger Kennett during competition.

Young equestrian up for athlete of the year award despite health scare

Around this time last year Ginger Kennett was a young equestrian star on the rise. She had made the Australian team for the junior world vaulting championships in Ermelo, Netherlands in 2015 and the future looked bright. A serious health challenge took her focus away from the sport she loves and as a result she missed almost half the competitions on offer in 2017. When she was finally well enough to literally get back on her horse, Ginger successfully returned to vaulting competition. The brave 15 year old from Picton performed so remarkably well in the remaining four events of… Read more »

RAID Inc chairman John Anderson.

Court judgement welcome but ultimate aim is to stop intermodal terminal

Despite a big legal victory in the Land and Environment Court, anti intermodal crusader John Anderson says the fight must go on. The chairman of Residents Against Intermodal Development (RAID) Inc says the court imposed conditions on noise, air quality and biodiversity are welcome but don’t go far enough. Mr Anderson, a Wattle Grove resident who has been part of the campaign against the Moorebank intermodal for almost 10 years, says the court decision was a “step on the right track’’. “Our ultimate aim is still to stop the project in its tracks,’’ he tells the Voice over the phone… Read more »

Anoulack Chanthivong

Council’s massive growth vision ambitious but ‘unrealistic’ says local MP

Campbelltown Council’s vision for massive growth in the region is “ambitious but sadly unrealistic’’, says State Member for Macquarie Fields and former mayor, Anoulack Chanthivong. “Around 2,000 constituents have completed my Stop the Squeeze survey and have emphatically told me that our city is at breaking point,” he said today. “A lack of commuter parking, overcrowded schools and hospitals, inadequate transport services, disappearing green spaces and worsening congestion are all severely diminishing their quality of life. “If our area can’t cope with a current population of 167,000, how do we cope with 275,000 people without funded commitments to improve vital… Read more »

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    Thomas Jefferson

    If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen

    A lot of journalist have today been quoting Thomas Jefferson while covering a story about the latest politician to bag the media. The ACT chief minister, a position not known to have been occupied by some of the nation’s brightest minds, was recorded as saying he “hated journalists’’ and he thought Canberra’s local newspaper was a “joke’’. Andrew Barr isRead more »

    South West Confidential

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    Party’s back, comrades, but Bill Posters will be prosecuted

    Comrades, the party’s back. Well, we’re not sure if it’s the Communist Party or just its posters which have started appearing around Campbelltown. The one pictured here was on the wall of the Hurley Street underpass opposite Campbelltown railway station. Apart from kick starting the old “Bill Posters will be prosecuted’’ and “reds under the beds’’ puns, there’s also theRead more »

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    rail options for Western Sydney airport.

    Badgerys Creek airport great but rail the real game changer

    For many years an international airport a Badgerys Creek was seen by supporters as a magic bullet for jobs in Western Sydney. Critics, who were in the overwhelming majority up until fairly recently, saw an airport as the brutal catalyst for more air and noise pollution. Ironically, now that such an airport is fast becoming a reality, it seems bothRead more »



    Thousands sign petition against M5 toll extension

    More than 12,000 people have signed a petition calling on the NSW Government to abandon its plans to extend the toll on the M5 South West for decades to come. The petition was launched in October last year in response to the government announcing its plans to include tolling rights for the M5 South West in the sale of theRead more »

    Dr Freelander presents a $4,685 to Ghosts cricket club

    National flags will be flying high at home of Macarthur cricket

    The Campbelltown Camden Ghosts cricket club will now be able to fly the national flags at their home ground, Raby Sports Complex. The club will use a $4,685 grant to erect flag poles. And the man who helped secure the funds, the federal member for Macarthur, Dr Mike Freelander, presented the cheque to the club last weekend. The funding isRead more »


    Local MP and federal minister Angus Taylor

    Small businesses urged to act to counter threat of cyber crime

    Hume small businesses need to wake up to the threat of cyber crime and take steps to protect personal information and operating systems, says local member and federal minister for law enforcement and cyber security Angus Taylor. He says the Federal Government wants businesses to look at websites like  to learn how to minimise risks. In a statement issuedRead more »

    Western Sydney Airport

    Airport company off to market for massive earthworks

    Western Sydney Airport is a step closer to becoming reality with WSA Co set to go to market for main earthworks and airside pavements on the airport site. WSA Co, the Federal Government owned company established to deliver the Western Sydney Airport, has released two separate procurement packages to market for a Delivery Partner and a Project Manager (Definition). TheseRead more »


    Country Club Gledswood Hills.

    Get ready for frosé Fridays and wine down Sundays at Gledswood Hills

    Get ready for Crafternoons, Frosé Fridays and Wine Down Sundays when Country Club Gledswood Hills becomes Macarthur’s newest hospitality destination. Construction has already started on a range of sophisticated new facilities, including outdoor terrace, family area, kids games room, café, dining and outdoor bar. The work is scheduled to be completed by next Spring. Located at 91 The Hermitage Way,Read more »

    Easter egg hunt and workshop in the Campbelltown arts centre

    Annual Easter egg hunt and workshop on at the arts centre

    The popular annual Easter egg hunt and workshop at the Campbelltown Arts Centre is back on again this Saturday, March 24. Organised by The Friends of Campbelltown Arts Centre Inc and running for almost 10 years, this is a very popular Easter activity with up to 100 young children, aged between six and 12, attending every year. The cost isRead more »


    Neuro Zti , a new cochlear implant.

    Peter says let’s hear it for new cochlear implant

    Peter Gohl had struggled with hearing loss for many years as a result of numerous surgeries related to problems in his middle ear. In 2017 the septuagenarian’s hearing loss had progressed to the point where a hearing aid would no longer be beneficial, particularly in his right ear. By the end of last year Peter Gohl became the first AustralianRead more »


    Digital workshops just what the internet doctor ordered

    Not sure how to attach a photo to an email? Facebook privacy is causing you some concern? Need to know how to add a contact to your mobile phone? Special Campbelltown City Library Services workshops may be just what you need. Tech-in-20 provides one-on-one assistance, answering questions and addressing problems in 20 minute sessions, and covering a range of technologyRead more »


    Ed.Square at Edmondson Park

    Ed.Square: demand sky high for urban village at Edmondson Park

    More than 4,000 expressions of interest have been received from people eager to secure a home in Ed.Square, the new community at Edmondson Park designed as a well-connected, edgy, urban neighbourhood that’s set to be a game changer for South West Sydney. Residents of the new Frasers Property Australia community will have access to a diverse mix of amenities andRead more »

    Earlier Easter could boost market activity

    Earlier Easter could boost first quarter market activity

    Santa may still be packing his sleigh and tinsel away, but the earlier arrival than usual of the Easter Bunny could boost local property market activity in the first quarter of 2018. Vince Labbozzetta, director of Raine & Horne Liverpool, says Good Friday falls on March 30 compared to April 14 last year. The earlier timing, combined with a possibleRead more »



    In Commodore we trust: Holden offers seven year warranty

    Holden is showing just how confident it is when it comes to its two newest recruits – the high-tech all-new Commodore and all-new mid-size SUV, Equinox – introducing seven-year/unlimited kilometres warranty, coupled with seven years roadside assist. “The all-new Commodore is the evolution of an icon and the feedback we’ve had from customers and media that have driven it hasRead more »


    Hold on to your seatbelts, next-gen Commodore is almost here

    Don’t you just hate it when car companies bring out a new car and charge through the nose for it? Well, that’s not the case with the next-generation Commodore, despite its stunning looks, huge list of high-tech features and great driving dynamics. Next-generation Commodore pricing begins at just $35,990 (driveaway) for the entry level LT 2.0-litre turbo, which is $3,935Read more »


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    Older, wiser Benji will Marshall the troops against the Broncos

    Benji Marshall has been named captain for the Wests Tigers when they host Brisbane Broncos at Campbelltown Sports Stadium this Friday night. The round three NRL match will be one of the biggest at Campbelltown in recent years. Wests Tigers are undefeated, while the Broncos are always a big drawcard, so a big crowd will be expected to pack CampbelltownRead more »

    Aaron Yabsley and Mitchell Carruthers

    Ghosts beaten after batting collapse, but live to fight another day

    While Campbelltown Camden cricket club were cruising to victory yesterday morning in their quarter final clash against Sydney at Raby, none of their supporters were getting carried away. The phrase, cricket’s a funny game, was heard quite a few times on the balcony and inside the Ghosts amenities building as openers Aaron Yabsley and Mitchell Carruthers dismantled the Sydney attack.Read more »

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