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Water bubblers may get their revenge on plastic bottles

It seems almost surreal to see that water bubblers are making a comeback in public places. Anyone under 30 may not remember them but when some of us were growing up water bubblers were pretty much everywhere. If you went to the local park or reserve you quenched your thirst at the ubiquitous water bubbler…. Read more »

Rachael K Photography

Rachael’s passion for photography as focused as ever

When she was younger, Rachael Parker thought doing photography for a living may crush her passion for taking pictures. But seven years after starting her own business, Rachael K Photography, the young St Andrews mum happily concedes that the opposite has happened. “I really love what I do, whether it’s newborn babies, christenings or weddings,’’… Read more »

Senior Constable Jonathon Wright

Macarthur community rallies around injured police officers

Greg Warren has a simple message for people who use mobile phones while driving. Just don’t do it, says the Campbelltown MP. He was speaking this morning from Seta’s Café in Dumaresq Street, Campbelltown, which is fundraising for one of the two police officers injured last Friday night. Senior Constables Jonathon Wright and Matthew Foley were… Read more »

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Da Vinci award for an emerging local artist

A Campbelltown artist has won a prestigious international award. Teigan Blackshaw was awarded the International Prize Leonardo Da Vinci – The Universal Artist for her debut series, Invisible Pain. The biannual Da Vinci award is given in Florence, Italy by art critic Dott. Salvatore Russo. Blackshaw’s Invisible Pain works were exhibited for one week at… Read more »

Women in Macarthur function on March 8

Successful women in Macarthur join forces to celebrate and inspire

The Macarthur region, from Campbelltown through to Camden and Wollondilly, is home to a growing number of successful women. They are in senior management positions such as general managers of councils or political leaders, including mayors of councils. But by far most of the successful local women are running their own small and not so… Read more »

Campbelltown councillors last nigh lost their power to determine development applications.

Our elected representatives lose power with grace and good humour

Democracy died a little at last night’s Campbelltown Council meeting. IHAP or Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel, the new body that will now take over the power of consent over development applications, was given the green light. But our elected representatives gave the thumbs up to their own demise with such grace and good humour… Read more »

Campbelltown Council chamber

IHAP rules: councillors lose development application powers

The days of councillors determining development applications are over because now IHAP rules. The business paper for tomorrow night’s Campbelltown Council meeting details the establishment of an Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel (IHAP) for Campbelltown City Council. IHAP, which will cost ratepayers close to $100,000 to run, will determine the fate of development applications valued… Read more »

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