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Thousands sign petition against M5 toll extension

More than 12,000 people have signed a petition calling on the NSW Government to abandon its plans to extend the toll on the M5 South West for decades to come. The petition was launched in October last year in response to the government announcing its plans to include tolling rights for the M5 South West… Read more »

Easter egg hunt and workshop in the Campbelltown arts centre

Annual Easter egg hunt and workshop on at the arts centre

The popular annual Easter egg hunt and workshop at the Campbelltown Arts Centre is back on again this Saturday, March 24. Organised by The Friends of Campbelltown Arts Centre Inc and running for almost 10 years, this is a very popular Easter activity with up to 100 young children, aged between six and 12, attending… Read more »

Hume MP Angus Taylor on the wider, faster moving Narellan Road.

Narellan Road upgrade: business hails savings in time and money

It’s not quite finished yet, but the widening of Narellan Road is making life easier for both private motorists and business users of this vital link between Camden and Campbelltown. Anyone who has driven on Narellan Road in the past few weeks would have noticed the reduction in traffic congestion. One well known Macarthur business… Read more »

mage caught by the fox control campaign.

Presence of foxes widespread in south west region

Early results of a new study aimed at tracking the movements of foxes throughout South West Sydney will be showcased at a public meeting in Cawdor this Wednesday night. The meeting marks the start of the autumn phase of the Menangle Fox Control campaign coordinated by Greater Sydney Local Land Services in partnership with Barragal… Read more »

Earth Hour

Celebrate Earth Hour at ‘heart and soil’ event

Campbelltown residents are invited to join communities around the globe in celebrating Earth Hour this Saturday, March 24 at Campbelltown Arts Centre’s amphitheatre. Council will host “Heart and Soil’’ from 6pm to 9.30pm, and is inviting residents of all ages and cultural backgrounds to enjoy activities and performances which reflect traditional and contemporary ways of connecting… Read more »

Got It Launch-8

Closing the Gap extended to Aboriginal Got It! program

One of South Western Sydney Local Health District’s key priorities is Closing the Gap on health outcomes and life expectancy for Aboriginal communities. The District is home to one of the largest Aboriginal populations in metropolitan Sydney and there are numerous culturally appropriate programs to improve health outcomes. Director of Aboriginal Health, Nathan Jones, said… Read more »

Have your say by this Friday to help stop cemetery plan at Scenic Hills, says MP Anoulack Chanthivong, pictured here with cemetery opponents Jacqui Kirkby, Father Paul and Carmelite nuns.

Cemetery deadline could be last chance to save Scenic Hills

Submissions for a development application by the Catholic Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust to develop a 136,000-plot cemetery on the Scenic Hills close this Friday, March 23. Member for Macquarie Fields Anoulack Chanthivong says this could be the final chance to save our Scenic Hills. He is urging the community to voice their strong opposition to the… Read more »

Aaron Yabsley and Mitchell Carruthers

Ghosts beaten after batting collapse, but live to fight another day

While Campbelltown Camden cricket club were cruising to victory yesterday morning in their quarter final clash against Sydney at Raby, none of their supporters were getting carried away. The phrase, cricket’s a funny game, was heard quite a few times on the balcony and inside the Ghosts amenities building as openers Aaron Yabsley and Mitchell… Read more »

Anoulack Chanthivong

Council’s massive growth vision ambitious but ‘unrealistic’ says local MP

Campbelltown Council’s vision for massive growth in the region is “ambitious but sadly unrealistic’’, says State Member for Macquarie Fields and former mayor, Anoulack Chanthivong. “Around 2,000 constituents have completed my Stop the Squeeze survey and have emphatically told me that our city is at breaking point,” he said today. “A lack of commuter parking,… Read more »

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