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Author Archive | Eric Kontos

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 »

sew

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 »

Community spirit: Members of Liverpool Action Group during Clean UP Australia days in 2013 and this year.

Mayor backs community group library space freebie

The mayor of Liverpool, Ned Mannoun, has defended Liverpool Action Group’s free use of space in the library for their monthly meetings. Councillor Mannoun said LAG “does a wonderful job’’ for the community, cleaning up large public spaces every year during Clean Up Australia days and on other occasions “We should be thanking them for… Read more »

soldiers

Are you related to these World War I Diggers?

They were young men who went to war in a faraway land on the other side of the planet almost 100 years ago. Some were not even 18 and many did not come back home. And for quite a few of them home was Liverpool or Campbelltown. Officially they are M.I.A.s – Missing in Action,… Read more »

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