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Grade cricket

Cricket Ghosts aiming high this season

The Campbelltown Camden Ghosts have tonight launched their 2014-15 season with a pledge to make the semi finals. Both the club president Mick Shanahan and coach Neil D’Costa urged the players in all grades to give it their all this season, the 30th year the Ghosts have been in existence. “It is time we played… Read more »


Council acts on stadium naming rights, reservoir restoration

Campbelltown Council’s monthly meeting last Tuesday was not all finger pointing and navel gazing: some decisions were actually made by the time Mayor Paul Lake closed the meeting not long before midnight. Veteran councillor Meg Oates implored council to act quickly to get funding to restore two historical silt trap sandstone spillways which formed part… Read more »


The big boom has arrived

IF YOU want to appreciate the magnitude of the changes taking place in our neck of the woods, take a drive down south along the old Hume Highway or Camden Valley Way, as it is called now. It’s a real eye opener. If you haven’t driven there for a while, I commend it to those… Read more »


Why south west is great

This week’s Top Five takes a look at what we like best about in the great south west of Sydney. It doesn’t really do the place justice to name just five things we like about it, and we’re happy to confess we like many, many more. But rules are rules and we stick to them,… Read more »


Liverpool finally becomes a university town

Liverpool is finally able to call itself a university town. The South West Voice can exclusively reveal that the next University of Western Sydney campus will be located in Liverpool. Our understanding is that the mooted Liverpool campus will house the faculty of architecture, a course currently not being offered by UWS. Negotiations are presently… Read more »

council elections

Mayor Paul Lake to work hard for Campbelltown

The new mayor of Campbelltown, Paul Lake, has no doubt about the challenges facing the town. Councillor Lake, who was elected mayor at an extraordinary council meeting which got under way at 7pm tonight, said the area faced many challenges. “This is a privilege, to lead Campbelltown in this role, and I have been lucky… Read more »


Time to hit ‘Australia Tax’ for six

A digital revolution that is sweeping Australia is now occurring in our local area: the fondly remembered video store is closing up shop. The once bustling Video-Ezy chain is transforming into automated kiosks and sadly empty stores. Ever increasingly, Australians are venturing into the online realm for their movies, TV shows, music and books. With… Read more »

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