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Campbelltown Billabong gets green light

An $18.75 million state-of-the-art water recreation space is set to revitalise the heart of Campbelltown and become a landmark facility for Sydney after formally winning government backing. Today Commonwealth Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population, Alan Tudge and NSW Minister for Western Sydney, Stuart Ayres announced that the Billabong Parklands was successful for $15… Read more »


Desalination plant means higher water bills for us

Campbelltown residents can expect to pay more for water because of the state government’s mismanagement of water shortages, says MP Greg Warren. There are strong indications the dramatic decline in Sydney’s dam levels will result in the Kurnell Desalination plant being switched on as early as this weekend. Subsequent household water bills are estimated to… Read more »


Myrtle Cottage, Disability Macarthur to join forces

Stronger together: Disability Macarthur ceo Annamaria Wood and Myrtle Cottage manager Elizabeth Delcasse discussing their recent Sunflower Cottage premises collaboration, which will now be used for programs by both organizations. Myrtle Cottage and Disability Macarthur are joining forces to provide even better services. Both standout organisations in their own right, they have already taken the… Read more »

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Young golfer shows the way

Golf continued its upward swing at the South West Sydney Academy of Sport when the best of our region’s local junior golfers ventured to Goulburn to compete in the Brett Ogle Junior Masters Tournament. A capacity field of 128 of the State’s best junior golfers came together to take on the par 71 championship course  and… Read more »


Labor pledges arts boost

Last November MP Greg Warren wrote to NSW arts minister Don Harwin on behalf of the Campbelltown Arts Centre, calling for more funds for the cultural hub of the Macarthur region.  Mr Warren told the minister the centre is in need of more funding to push ahead with expansion plans, increase participation outside the centre… Read more »


Feel good movie on the cards

Campbelltown’s more senior film buffs can enjoy a free Valentine’s Day screening of popular Australian movie The Sapphires during this year’s Seniors Festival. The award-winning 2012 film, set in the 1960s, about an Aboriginal all-girl group is being shown for free at the Campbelltown Arts Centre during the two week program. This year’s Senior’s Festival… Read more »


Aust Day ambassadors share determination to beat odds

When it comes to Australia Day ambassadors, sport heroes seem to be favourites for Macarthur and 2019 is no exception. Paralympic athlete, global adventurer and accessibility advocate Nicholas Gleeson will share his inspiring story with the community this Saturday as Campbelltown City’s Australia Day Ambassador. And over at Camden, former marathon swimmer Susie Maroney will… Read more »


Remove barriers to boost agri tourism: Judy Hannan

Small changes to planning regulations could provide Wollondilly with a tourism boost, says Judy Hannan. The former mayor, who stepped down from the post just before Christmas to concentrate on her campaign as an independent candidate for the March 23 state election, is promising to push for such changes if elected. “I personally would like… Read more »


Stabbed during fight: four 19 year old men face court

Four 19 year old men are headed to court following the stabbing of another man during a fight in a pub on Saturday night in Leppington. The incident occurred around 7.30pm when a 23-year-old man who was with a group of friends left the licensed premises on Camden Valley Way. He was walking through the… Read more »


Australia Day focus of youth safety campaign

The What about tomorrow? Celebrate Safe. campaign will now turn its focus to the Australia Day long weekend festivities. The campaign, which is delivered in partnership with Campbelltown Catholic Club, targets young adults aged 18 and 25 years, providing them with the resources and information they need to keep themselves and their mates safe while… Read more »


MP calls on government to release Glenfield plans now

The Member for Macquarie Fields, Anoulack Chanthivong, has condemned the state government for delays and secrecy surrounding yet to be released plans that could unleash a tidal wave of extra houses and flats in Glenfield. Fair go: Anoulack Chanthivong with Shadow Minister for Planning Tania Mihailuk (right), Labor candidate for Holsworthy Charishma Kaliyanda and Gryffyn… Read more »


Respite’s over: new date set for feral rabbit campaign

Greater Sydney Local Land Services will roll out a feral rabbit reduction program throughout Macarthur from February 21. The virus will be released in the Lakesland, Bargo, Wedderburn and Campbelltown areas. Originally scheduled for release last October, the program was postponed due to ongoing wet conditions and the high number of young rabbits in the… Read more »

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