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Author Archive | Eric Kontos

2015-02-06 11.11.25

Resilience and optimism keep the main street dream alive

It’s remarkable how much interest there is in Campbelltown’s main street and its future. Anything at all that mentions Queen Street hits a chord with a lot of people. It always lights up the comments section of the Voice in Macarthur as well as our social media sites. Some of them are from current business… Read more »

The Vardy Estate silos can be seen from the Hume Highway.

Another senior manager resigns from council

Another senior manager has joined the revolving door at Campbelltown City Council. Lisa Miscamble, the director of City Lifestyles tendered her resignation this morning. She joins director of City Delivery Wayne Rylands who resigned and Mick Sewell, the director of City Governance, who announced he is retiring. Rylands has already left, but veteran Sewell will… Read more »

Chris Lawrence returns from injury to take on St George Illawarra at Leichhardt Oval this Saturday night.

Wests Tigers: keep winning and they make finals

The equation for the Wests Tigers is quite straightforward: win the last three games and play finals football for the first time since 2011. Standing in the way will be St George Illawarra this Saturday, Manly the following Thursday at Campbelltown Sports Ground and South Sydney seven days later at ANZ Stadium. That will take… Read more »

apartment building under construction on the corner of Queen and Broughton Streets.

If it’s good for Campbelltown it passes the test

The thing to remember when it comes to plans for high rise towers in Campbelltown is that they won’t materialise for a long time after they’ve got the green light. Despite some suggestions to the contrary, the wrecking balls won’t be in full swing tomorrow, next year or even in three years. If the massive… Read more »

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Proposed RSL apartment buildings to tower over Queen Street

A proposal for three giant towers of 23, 20 and 17 storeys which could revive Campbelltown’s main street is set to get the green light from Campbelltown Council. Councillors will decide the fate of the multi million dollar proposal by Campbelltown RSL at a meeting tomorrow night. Essentially the councillors will be voting to amend… Read more »

Cr Paul Lake, a strong supporter for a local paediatric intensive care unit, at Campbellown Hospital's children's ward.

Local children’s ICU is a no-brainer, says Cr Lake

By 2036 there will be almost 60,000 children in Campbelltown aged 14 and under. Councillor Paul Lake believes those numbers alone justify the establishment of a paediatric Intensive Care Unit (ICU) as part of Campbelltown Hospital’s $640 million expansion. While currently around 100 local children under 14 need to be transferred to a paediatric ICU… Read more »

Senior Constable Blom

Face of local policing named officer of the year

Senior Constable David Blom has been the public face of Macquarie Fields Local Area Command for several years. Now he is also the 2018 Macarthur Rotary Clubs Police Officer of the Year. He received the prestigious award at a presentation dinner held earlier this week in Wests Leagues Club Leumeah. The nomination for Constable Blom… Read more »

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