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Author Archive | Eric Kontos

former Liberal MP for Campbelltown Bryan Doyle declared that was it for him when he lost to Greg Warren in 2015.

Taking on Labor juggernaut hard to stomach for Libs

The Libs may have a candidate in Wollondilly for the state election next March but they have their work cut out finding ones in Camden and Campbelltown. Over in Camden, sitting MP Chris Patterson’s announcement he would not be seeking re-election has sparked some pretty interesting speculation. Nostradamus himself would be impressed by the suggestions… Read more »

A photo montage of the proposed $28.1 million development in Cordeaux Street, Campbelltown, next to historic St Peters Anglican church.

High rise towers first big test of Reimagining Campbelltown

Plans for two high rise residential buildings next to historic St Peter’s Anglican Church will provide the first test of the Reimagining Campbelltown policy. The $28.1 million revised proposal is bigger than the original plans consisting of a 10 storey residential apartment tower with 105 units, basement car parking, two retail and commercial units and… Read more »

the Hermitage restaurant.

Dining in style: long way to go but signs are good

During dinner at the Hermitage earlier this week, someone in the group asked: is there another restaurant in Campbelltown as good as this place? For some reason they all looked at me as though I was the expert restaurant reviewer. Perhaps it was more the gusto with which I was eating my food, but I… Read more »

A second audit into Moorebank Intermodal Company has recommended changes to some of its practices.

No value for money: audit into Moorebank Intermodal Company

Moorebank Intermodal Company (MIC) has been told to change its ways after an audit by the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) found it had not received value for money in its procurement of advisers and consultants over a six year period between 2012 and 2018. The audit also found MIC’s management of probity risks associated… Read more »

umpire John Evans will officiate in his 400th Sydney grade match this Saturday at Raby.

Howzat! Cricket umpire to raise finger for 400 matches

Local cricket umpire John Evans will reach a special milestone this weekend – weather permitting. Evans has been appointed to officiate in his 400th Sydney Cricket Association match on Saturday in a third grade clash between Campbelltown-Camden Ghosts and Northern District at Raby 2 oval. Only 11 umpires in the 105 year history of Sydney… Read more »


Patients not happy with long wait to see their doctor

“I swear by Apollo the Healer, by Asclepius, by Hygieia, by Panacea, and by all the gods and goddesses, making them my witnesses, that I will carry out, according to my ability and judgment, this oath and this indenture.” This pledge from the Hippocratic Oath – written nearly 2,500 years ago – forms part of… Read more »


Always look to the bright side of life, footy fans

On the bright side, the Opera House horse race brouhaha gave the footy fans a leaf to cover their withdrawl symptoms over the weekend. And that’s all that needs to be said about this crazy episode that can only happen in Sydney. But it was interesting in that it came the same week bulldozers were… Read more »

Mayor George Brticevic, right, and his deputy Darcy Lound on the night night they were elected last month.

Campbelltown Alliance push set to flop

The plot thickens at Campbelltown Council over the controversial plan to establish Campbelltown Alliance – an advisory group that would have included people from outside the area. As the South West Voice has previously reported, the ink hadn’t dried on the vote approving the plan when three Labor councillors gave notice they would seek to… Read more »

Sydneysider's general manager Kaitlyn and MP Angus Taylor in front of a Melbourne cafe laneways inspired wall inside the new restaurant in Camden.

Sydneysider’s brings Melbourne dining excellence to Camden

It has an interesting name but Sydneysider’s is set to give Camden’s dining scene a bit of a shake. It also promises to deliver some of Melbourne’s world famous hospitality magic when it opens its doors on October 26. Sydneysider’s general manager Kaitlyn Daley, now of Cobbitty but originally from Melbourne, explained the story behind… Read more »

Drifting III, the art work by Celeste Wrona

The Block calls again for rising Ruse artist Celeste

In just four years Celeste Wrona’s art works have featured on The Block twice, Channel 7’s House Rules, major magazine publications, newspapers, blogs, galleries, art shows and retail stores. The Campbelltown contemporary artist was also recently the recipient of an award for excellence for her series of works, Bougainvillea Dreaming, which formed part of group… Read more »

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