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Celebrate well, celebrate safely, mates

The festive season is traditionally a time when young Australians get together for some down time – marking the end of a busy year and relaxing before they start the next. It’s also a time to celebrate Christmas and the New Year with family and friends, which means plenty of eating, drinking and socialising For… Read more »

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Christmas campaign for families that did it tough all year

Wests Group Macarthur have once joined forces with Big Yellow Umbrella to bring a little cheer this Christmas to local families which have faced a lot of challenges this year. The 2019 Giving Tree Appeal, which will run throughout November, encourages Wests members and their guests to donate new and unwrapped Christmas gifts for children… Read more »

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Dr Freelander urges action now on aged care

Older Australians cannot wait for action on aged care and the Morrison Liberal Government must act now to fix our country’s broken aged care system, says the Federal Member for Macarthur, Dr Mike Freelander. The Labor MP has launched a community campaign in Macarthur urgently calling on the Morrison Liberal Government to act now on… Read more »

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Shorrocks team will have you back on your feet in no time

You’re crossing the street in a leisurely fashion but you take off when a car suddenly appears. Unfortunately one of your calf muscles snaps, which is a serious injury because now you’re basically on one leg. Don’t worry, the experts at Shorrocks Human Movement & Rehabilitation Services will have you back on your feet in… Read more »

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Image of dark and stormy night in Harrington Park takes the prize

Photography is just a hobby for Harrington Park resident and university student Ian Hollis. He admits taking this picture, which was named the winner of the landscapes category in this year’s Macarthur nature photography competition, required nerves of steel and the determination of a professional photographer. “I captured the winning image during an intense lighting… Read more »

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Car park closure leaves commuters in the lurch

This commuter car park on the eastern side of Campbelltown station is full to overflowing on weekdays. But this morning it was empty. Without warning or consultation, local commuters were unable to access hundreds of parking spaces and Campbelltown MP Greg Warren says transport and roads minister Andrew Constance owes local commuters an apology. Mr… Read more »

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Crossing intersection ‘Russian Roulette’ for primary school kids

Students at Bardia Public School are playing Russian Roulette every time they cross a nearby intersection. Traffic lights are scheduled to be installed at the intersection of Arthur Allen Drive and new MacDonald Road in 2026, but the local member of parliament says they are needed now. Member for Macquarie Fields Anoulack Chanthivong has called… Read more »

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Telehealth facilities in our hospitals mean better patient care

Here’s another initiative that confirms that our hospitals and doctors are embracing the digital world in order to provide better health care to patients. State of the art telehealth facilities have opened in Campbelltown, Liverpool and Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospitals, improving patient care through better collaboration. South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) chief executive Amanda Larkin… Read more »

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Membership numbers confirm something big cooking at Macarthur FC

It took less than 48 hours for 1,500 people across South West Sydney to become foundation members of Macarthur FC. Memberships became available for the very first time on Friday, November 1, and by Saturday evening the club reported that they had reached the 1,500 milestone. Two days earlier, on Thursday, October 31, the Macarthur… Read more »

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Work starts on our sports centre of excellence

The first sod was turned on the Campbelltown Centre of Sport and Health Excellence this week, marking the official start of construction on the project.  The $25.18 million facility will be a regional hub for elite sports teams and athletes, and will also provide development pathways for grassroots sporting clubs and players. It will also… Read more »

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Dahua move has local MP worried about overdevelopment

Campbelltown MP Greg Warren (pictured above) is worried a decision to boost the number of dwellings in a Menangle Park development could set a precedent for other developers. Chinese developer Dahua Group has sought to increase the number of dwellings in its Menangle Park development to about 4,000, which is almost 1,000 more according to… Read more »

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Bradcorp to appeal Wilton New Town decision

The legal war over Wilton New Town is set to continue with South West Sydney and Macarthur developer Bradcorp confirming it plans to appeal the latest decision in the Supreme Court of NSW. Bradcorp also says its commitment to the vision of a great development at North Wilton will not be affected by the court… Read more »

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