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The festival parade this year is going old school

Bringing back old school: festival parade goes twilight

Don your best disco shoes, lace up your roller skates, turn up the boom box and get involved in the first ever Festival of Fisher’s Ghost twilight street parade. “Bringing back old school’’ will be theme of this year’s parade on Saturday, November 4 and which will start at the new time of 6.30pm. In… Read more »

The next generation Commodore

Finishing touches for next generation Commodore

After months of local testing, Holden’s engineering team is now putting the finishing touches to the next-generation Commodore. The aim is to give it the distinctive ride and handling attributes expected of the Commodore nameplate. Following Holden’s most recent local test trip through the Victorian Alps, during which the engineering team surpassed the cumulative 100,000… Read more »

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Teenager in court over attempted armed robbery

A teenager has been refused bail to appear in court later today after being charged with several offences including an attempted armed robbery at Macquarie Fields yesterday. Police say the teenager will appear at a Children’s Court. It is alleged that around 9am on Thursday (September 21), patrolling police officers from Macquarie Fields Local Area… Read more »

Parkside, stage three of the $1 billion New Breeze development

Parkside: 700 new lots in New Breeze stage three

It contains more than 700 lots, it’s called Parkside and it’s now officially available. It’s stage three of South West Sydney’s giant, $1 billion New Breeze master planned community in Bardia. Parkside land and house and land releases will be surrounded by three new expansive parks and playground facilities spanning more than 15 acres. It… Read more »

Mayor George Brticevic, council general manager Lindy Deitz with Meg Oates and MP Greg Warren

Meg Oates: parliamentary tribute for 30 years on council

Meg Oates will just shrug off the inevitable tributes that come her way in the next few weeks as she celebrates 30 years on Campbelltown City Council. Cr Oates has always been about getting on with the job since her election as a councillor for the first time on September 26, 1987. The pats on… Read more »

Seen any wild deer around?

Deer survey: share sightings or experiences to guide control program

Biosecurity experts are calling for community input into a new wild deer management program set to be rolled out in Macarthur. Led by Greater Sydney Local Land Services in partnership with Wollondilly Shire and Camden Councils, the Macarthur Wild Deer Management Program will be targeted at reducing the increasing negative impacts of deer in the… Read more »

The Faith exhibition commemorates Aboriginal rights activist Faith Bandler.

New exhibitions explore Australian identity, heritage, belief and community

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre will unveil five new exhibitions with a spectacular launch day on Saturday, October 7. Running until November, the exhibitions will explore Australian identity, heritage, belief and community. Exhibitions include Have you seen MY Emily?, an examination of Australia’s complex relationship with Aboriginal art and artists; Al Jaale’ah: locally global, which explores… Read more »

Camden

Camden faces up to the challenges of massive growth

The Camden area is undergoing massive change as its population booms. MIA IORFINO asked local residents, business people as well as Camden Council about the challenges of such a rapid rate of growth. For almost its entire existence Camden was a quiet country town where most people knew each other and the main street was… Read more »

Campbelltown MP Greg Warren and Wollongong MP Paul Scully (left) talk with University of Wollongong student, Jack Taylor regarding the 887 bus service.

Pressure on government to deliver promise of better uni bus service

Local students who live in Campbelltown have yet again raised their concerns regarding overcrowding and the lack of hourly services on the 887 service. There is currently a three hour gap between services from 12:45pm to 3:45pm, with the final service of the day ending three hours later at 6:45pm. Labor MPs Greg Warren (Campbelltown)… Read more »

Walk like an Egyptian at the library these school holidays.

School holiday activities galore, so start planning early

Campbelltown Council’s spring school holiday program is once again packed with new activities and old favourites, offering local children lots of opportunities to learn and have fun during the school holiday break. For example, are you mad about mummies? Crazy for cartouche? Passionate about pyramids? Walk Like an Egyptian, an afternoon of Egyptian-inspired games, craft… Read more »

Sign of the times:

Signs to the rescue: please don’t feed the ducks

You’ve seen or heard about the zoo signs which warn visitors not to feed the monkeys or other animals in their enclosures. There’s even similar signs on the fences of semi rural properties where horses are kept either by the woners or for agistment. It’s all for a good reason of course and now it’s… Read more »

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