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Author Archive | Eric Kontos


Time we got rid of our $25,000 art award cultural cringe

Having noticed that entries are now open to this year’s Fisher’s Ghost art award, I couldn’t help wondering whether it’s right that it’s open to everybody in Australia. Now in its 57th year, the open prize, the big one, is worth $25,000. Two points here: firstly $25,000 is not peanuts and, secondly, this is ratepayers’… Read more »


Hurley Park labyrinth overlooks Campbelltown heritage

Susanne Jones has lived in Campbelltown all her life. She also has a passion for labyrinths. This morning she joined MP Greg Warren and Cr Meg Oates to mark the completion of work on Campbelltown’s very own labyrinth at Hurley Park. Ms Jones, who lives near the park, came up with the idea for a… Read more »


Message from voters: get on with the job of governing

After two big elections this year it’s clear that the message for elected governments was “get on with the job’’. It’s no coincidence that both here in NSW and in Canberra we re-elected conservative governments. There’s a message in there somewhere for our local councils in South West Sydney which will also face the people… Read more »


Dumaresq Street tower to boost Campbelltown CBD

Plans for a $45 million tower in Dumaresq Street could be the game changer Campbelltown needs to grow its central business district. The 14 storey development was approved with three levels of commercial and 11 residential in December 2018 The developer has met with council and is in the process of finalising plans to convert… Read more »

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