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2017-01-12 19.22.48

Nine Campbelltown Council initiatives make final cut for 2018 awards

The 2018 Local Government Excellence Awards are several weeks away, but Campbelltown City Council already has plenty to celebrate, with nine projects among this year’s finalists. The successful projects were: Creative Communities category: The Transformative Power of Art: Campbelltown Arts Centre explored the transformative power of by art presenting Another Day In Paradise (pictured), the… Read more »

tahmoorhomeinvasion

Recognise this man? Tahmoor home invasion person of interest

Police investigating a home invasion at Tahmoor from earlier this year have released a computerised image of a man who may be able to assist with inquiries. About 9pm on Thursday, January 4, a man and woman, both aged 22, were at their home on Hunter Street, when two unknown men forced their way into… Read more »

The students line up to receive their graduation certificates.

Skills Exchange course opens doors to construction jobs

Ten young Claymore and Airds residents hugged each other after graduating from a training course that will provide them with job opportunities in the construction industry. The 10 graduates – Aaron Rako, Tasileta Poutasi, Andrew Poutasi, Desmond Poutasi, Cigdem Ali, Emily Adams, Huldah Chan Check, Paul Cooke, Thomas Borland and Uresh Mendis – were on… Read more »

Western Sydney Airport

Feds hand over Badgerys airport site lease to WSA Co

The Australian Government has officially signed over the Western Sydney Airport site to WSA Co Limited (WSA Co), the company established to build the airport. Yesterday’s announcement marks significant progress towards the Government’s commitment of delivering Western Sydney Airport by 2026. More importantly, the official handover also paves the way for earthworks to begin transforming the… Read more »

Dot Lechner

How volunteers make our hospital ‘warm and inviting place’

Just a month after Campbelltown Hospital opened in October 1977, Dot Lechner signed up to become a volunteer. One of only three volunteers at that time, she has seen both the hospital and the number of volunteers grow over the years. And more growth is set to come with the plans progressing for a $632… Read more »

Alkalizer will be brewing up a storm in a teacup at this year’s AnnanRoma food and wine festival. 

New features brewing at 2018 AnnanRoma festival

VIP experiences will be added for the first time to food and wine festival AnnanRoma on Sunday, May 27 at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan. The 2018 AnnanRoma will offer a number of exclusive VIP experiences for adults and a dedicated kids’ zone with stage entertainment, food, and activities for children. Now drawing more… Read more »

Memorandum of Understanding

Wests Tigers formalise partnership with Group 6 rugby league

Wests Tigers have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to formalise their support of country rugby league. The partnership between Wests Tigers and Group 6 Rugby League and the Macarthur region means an efficient and productive representative development pathway, while providing a clear visual link to the club for all involved. The MoU agreement will see… Read more »

Commodore Dynamic

New laws to improve vehicle safety and cut red tape

A new law is on the way which will help maintain and improve vehicle safety while expanding consumer choice and reducing red tape across Australia. The proposed legislation, the Road Vehicle Standards Bills, will be debated in the House of Representatives in coming weeks, says Paul Fletcher, infrastructure and cities minister. It follows a report… Read more »

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New state strategy slammed for ignoring needs of Campbelltown koalas

Campbelltown MP Greg Warren says the recently released koala strategy showed the NSW Government was ignoring the urgent need to protect Campbelltown’s koala population ahead of significant housing development. He said the strategy failed to provide any protection for Campbelltown’s koala population. The 21 page strategy replaces the previous 124 page koala recovery plan that… Read more »

MP Anoulack Chanthivong at the Macquarie Fields men's shed, which received funding under the community building partnership program

What will you do with your community building money?

The Men’s Shed in Macquarie Fields used money from the 2017 Community Building Partnership Program to purchase new machinery, erect an awning and construct a new footpath. What will your community group do if you successfully apply for funding? State Member for Macquarie Fields Anoulack Chanthivong has announced that applications are now open for the… Read more »

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If you want to perform at Fisher’s Gig do the heats first

Calling Macarthur’s young musicians – expressions of interest are open for the annual Fisher’s Gig heats competition. Yes, it’s already that time of the year again and Campbelltown City Council is seeking expressions of interest from bands and solo performers to take part in the heats, to be held on Saturday, July 28. The audience… Read more »

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