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There goes the Scenic Hills: green light for cemetery at Varroville

The Independent Planning Commission’s approval yesterday of a 136,000-plot cemetery at Varroville has been slammed as the “final nail in the coffin for the Scenic Hills’’. Member for Macquarie Fields Anoulack Chanthivong, who has campaigned against the cemetery since before his election in 2015, says the Berejiklian Government’s breach of the Heritage Act paved the… Read more »


Wheels on fire: our Jess eyes Olympic Games glory

It’s been a euphoric first half of 2019 for South West Sydney Academy of Sport (SWSAS) athlete, wheelchair basketballer Jess Cronje. Cronje who was the Academy’s Athlete of The Year in 2016 has been competing on multiple fronts in recent times. She recently starred for NSW in the Kevin Coombs Cup as the Blues went… Read more »


Zonta dinner: from breast cushions to cancer nurses in Sri Lanka

Ann Selle developed the prototype of the breast cushion and set it up as a Zonta project through all districts of Australia. On Wednesday, July 24, Ms Selle will be the guest speaker at the Zonta Club of Macarthur Inc dinner. The cushions are provided to women and men undergoing treatment in hospital for breast… Read more »


Read all about it: cash boost for our libraries

Local library services will receive a welcome funding boost of almost $90,000 to meet the growing needs of the community. The extra money comes as part of a record $36.5 million investment in NSW public libraries in 2019-2020 after Campbelltown joined with other councils across the state to advocate for increased investment in local library… Read more »


Council urged to scrap Ingleburn flood levy that will benefit developers

A local MP has called on Campbelltown City Council to rule out imposing a levy on Ingleburn residents to undertake flood drainage works that he says will ultimately benefit developers. Member for Macquarie Fields Anoulack Chanthivong says the proposed levy was floated twice in reports to councillors in August 2018 and April 2019 as a… Read more »


Another community award for Uncle Ivan: all deserved, says MP

One of the duties of MPs across NSW is presenting community service awards to residents who make outstanding contributions to their local area. Campbelltown MP Greg Warren was particularly pleased to present a NSW Community Service Award to local Aboriginal elder Uncle Ivan Wellington yesterday because he had seen him first hand working for the… Read more »


Brave Camden youngsters go down after last quarter hiccup

The Camden Cats under 19 division one side has pushed cross town rivals the St George Dragons all the way in a 30 point loss at Olds Park. Playing in wet conditions, the Cats took it right up to their more fancied opponents in the first half taking a slender two point lead into half… Read more »


Homelessness spike matches huge growth in new housing across Macarthur

Brand new housing is sprouting like mushrooms from Edmondson Park in the north to Menangle in the south, Oran Park in the west to Airds and Minto in the east. Now census data has uncovered that alongside that massive housing growth in the Macarthur region is also a big increase in homelessness. According to the… Read more »


University scholarship winner promises to repay community

Iesha Gavaghan, one of this year’s recipients of a University of Western Sydney scholarship, took to the microphone at last night’s council meeting to thank Campbelltown Council for helping her achieve her ambition to become a doctor. “I want you to know how grateful I am and that I will work hard to repay this… Read more »


Pump it up: new skate track plan for Leumeah

BMX enthusiasts and skateboarders are invited to have their say on the design of a new asphalt pump track to be built in Leumeah. Council’s open space design team will hold a community workshop at Leumeah skate park this Saturday (July 13) to find out from residents what they would like to see incorporated into… Read more »

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