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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 »

Operation Roam

Where is Warwick McEwen?

It was the headline that drew me to read more on Monday when I opened a NSW police media unit press release about Operation Roam. Crime Stoppers Most Wanted was the headline, and for some reason – maybe it’s my journalist’s morbid curiousity – my mind immediately raced back to three years ago when notorious… Read more »

Liverpool is putting out the welcome mat for new businesses.

Liverpool’s strategy for growth

Liverpool Council is stepping up its drive for growth and more local jobs. Its economic development strategy September update points to renewed efforts to attract commercial and industrial developments by marketing Liverpool as the “business destination’’ of south west Sydney. But it won’t forget those businesses which already operate. Part two of its strategy calls… Read more »

oxford road ingleburn

Berejiklian gig bigger than Ben Hur

WHAT started out as a coup for the little chamber of commerce that could has now become bigger than Ben Hur. Ingleburn chamber of commerce secured the transport minister, Gladys Berejiklian, for their November meeting, where she could give a talk on all the transport changes in the south west. But now the November function… Read more »

Bryan Doyle

How sweet it is, says our MP Bryan Doyle

WITH what looked like half of Campbelltown around him and after scoffing a Darrell Lea chocolate dipped marshmallow for the South West Voice camera, Bryan Doyle declared: “I love what I do.’’ Just moments after cutting the ribbon to formally open the new Darrell Lea factory in Brooks Road, Ingleburn on Saturday, the State Member… Read more »


Even after 31 years, Ann loves to sew

“I love to sew.’’ It’s a simple as that for Ann Bailey when you ask her why she is still hard at it, making her beautiful dolls and setting up a stall every month at the popular Cobbitty markets after 31 years. Yes, that’s right, 31 years after starting out with just the bear dolls,… Read more »

Deputy mayor Peter Ristevski

Let’s make Liverpool great

AFTER  just two years as a councillor, Peter Ristevksi is excited about the future for Liverpool and the south west region. Councillor Ristevski, 41, a Chipping Norton resident, was elected for the north ward at the 2012 local government elections when he stood as a Liberal Party candidate. He was one of a number of… Read more »

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