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Council ramps up small business program for 2019

Just as a big year helping local firms comes to an end, Campbelltown Council is already planning new programs for 2019. As part of its 2018 small business program council delivered no fewer than 44 business workshops and events. Council now plans to ramp up is support of local business with the introduction of two new programs next year. One of them is an economic gardening program, which provides an alternative strategy to boosting local economies by focusing on growing from within. The program is centered on the concept of assisting businesses to focus on strategic growth challenges, such as… Read more »

Success comes off the back of family and good staff

Success comes off the back of family and good staff

For the past two decades a lot of people in Campbelltown and Macarthur have been sleeping on beds they bought from Warren and Sue Morrison’s Sleeping Giant store. In the next few years they will also be eating on tables and relaxing on lounges from this successful local business that last night celebrated its 21st birthday. As part of the celebrations Warren and Sue Morrison announced the addition of the James Lane dining and lounge range to their ultra modern looking store on Blaxland Road. Campbelltown mayor George Brticevic helped them cut the ribbon to launch the James Lane range…. Read more »

A taste of Greece has landed in Mt Annan

A taste of Greece has landed in Mt Annan

A taste of Greek summer has found a home in Mt Annan. For the past month or so the lovely aromas of Roula Zafiropoulos’ home cooked Greek food has been enticing local residents to a new fast food outlet in the southern part of Mt Annan shopping centre (where Coles is located). Roula and her husband Sotiris opened Chicken Wizard Mount Annan and made sure they included some delicious Greek classics as part of their offerings. There’s magnificent looking Greek salad, stuffed cabbage rolls and tomatoes and tiropites (cheese pasties) among the Greek offerings at Chicken Wizard Mount Annan. And… Read more »

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Badgerys Creek airport will be ready in 2026.

Slowly but surely WSA jobs set for takeoff

Western Sydney Airport has reached another major milestone, with companies now invited to bid for a major contract to undertake the mammoth task of clearing and levelling the site. At almost double the size of Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport, considerable work is required to transform the undulating 1780-hectare site atRead more »

Campbelltown business chamber has a good representation of women in its executive.

Small business development program focus on female leaders

Campbelltown City Council has released its latest Small Business Development program, which has a particular focus on supporting leadership development for women in the coming year. Council has worked with several training providers to develop a varied program of workshops, development programs and mentoring opportunities for the 2018-19 financial year.Read more »

Sleeping Giant owner Warren Morrison in the temporary premises along Blaxland Road.

Sleeping Giant prepares for move back to new look premises

The Sleeping Giant store on Blaxland Road was relocated in late March to premises about 100 metres away. But so many items had to be transported from the old premises to the new temporary one, owner Warren Morrison says they allowed two weeks for the move. Mr Morrison, who estimatesRead more »

Adriana Care

Taskforce wants to make Camden number one

“This is a strategy for business – it unashamedly encourages the establishment of new businesses in the Camden local government area and intends to facilitate better business outcomes.’’ Speaking is Adriana Care, chairperson of Camden Region Economic Taskforce Limited (CRET). The taskforce has launched its strategic plan to facilitate economicRead more »


Red tape gets the flick to help new businesses up and running

Starting a new business can be quite a challenge, with countless forms to fill out, regulations to consider and agencies to contact. Campbelltown City Council has partnered with Service NSW to simplify the process for locals to set up a cafe, small bar or restaurant, through the Easy to doRead more »


Here’s cheers to lower taxes for craft beer brewers

Craft brewers like Smeaton Grange’s Stockade Brewco – which will soon expand operations into Goulburn – will no longer pay additional tax, allowing them to compete on fairer terms with large beverage companies. Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor said this was great news for craft brewers and distillers whoRead more »

Fisher's Ghost Festival parade last year was held at twilight for the first time as part of a bid to boost the local night time economy.

Consultants will now focus on how to boost our night time economy

Campbelltown Council says it wants to boost the local night time economy as part of its message to the world that “Campbelltown is open for business’’. It has engaged consultants Deloitte to develop a night time economy strategy and action plan for the Campbelltown CBD. Deloitte were also engaged toRead more »

Regional Growth Fund will boost regional economies, says MP Angus Taylor.

Jobs and growth, that’s what this fund’s for, says Taylor

Jobs, jobs, jobs is the aim of the federal government’s $272 million Regional Growth Fund. Local MP and Turnbull Government minister Angus Taylor says the Fund was set up to support major projects that delivered long term economic benefits to regional areas such as Macarthur. He said he was awareRead more »

Joshua Reid, 15, picked up a pre-apprenticeship at an mwlp linking youth information night.

Jobs night for youth a game changer for Joshua, 15

Joshua Reid, 15 years old and disengaged from school, attended the recent mwlp linking youth Jobs for Youth Night with mum Claire. Over 300 guests attended the apprenticeship and traineeship information night held at Wests Leagues Club, where they heard from experts and learnt about the many opportunities available. RepresentativesRead more »

Local MP and federal minister Angus Taylor

Small businesses urged to act to counter threat of cyber crime

Hume small businesses need to wake up to the threat of cyber crime and take steps to protect personal information and operating systems, says local member and federal minister for law enforcement and cyber security Angus Taylor. He says the Federal Government wants businesses to look at websites like Read more »

Western Sydney Airport

Airport company off to market for massive earthworks

Western Sydney Airport is a step closer to becoming reality with WSA Co set to go to market for main earthworks and airside pavements on the airport site. WSA Co, the Federal Government owned company established to deliver the Western Sydney Airport, has released two separate procurement packages to marketRead more »

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