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A bit of retail therapy at Fashion Spree could win you fuel for a year

From Bonds to City Chic, from Just Jeans to JustSport, there are plenty of reasons shoppers from all over the South West region make the trek to Fashion Spree in Orange Grove. A brilliantly designed outlet centre of top fashion and accessories, footwear, sports and streetwear, kids clothing and a range of homewares and kitchen items, it has had a growing following since its official opening a little over three years ago. Fashion Spree is home to more than 60 iconic outlet retailers, including Oroton, Seafolly, Lorna Jane, Vans, Converse, Tarocash, Decjuba and Review. And now there is another big… Read more »

If you would like to build your brand give Sue Scobie a call

If you would like to build your brand give Sue Scobie a call

If you are too busy working in the business instead of on the business give Sue Scobie a call. Ms Scobie has just launched Sue Scobie – Building your Brand, a company specialising in helping other small businesses either commence their online journey or improve the one they are on. “These virtually free platforms are an amazing way for an organisation to humanise itself and build the brand, build relationships, not so much sell, sell, sell, but build that awareness of how genuine you are so people will want to do business with you,’’ says Ms Scobie, a long time… Read more »

Sal has been cleaning our carpets for 33 years and still loves it

Sal has been cleaning our carpets for 33 years and still loves it

He’s cleaned the carpets and tiles of Campbelltown homes for 33 years, yet Sal Saad has no hesitation in replying, “I love it’’, when asked how he feels about the business he started in 1986. But let’s make one thing clear: he doesn’t love what he does because he’s making mountains of money from it. “If I was doing it for the money I would have quit long ago,’’ he tells me when we sit down at Eagle Vale to have a chat about Esteem Carpet & Tile Cleaning. “Why do I love it? It’s a bit of everything,’’ says… Read more »

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October is Small Business Month.

Practical and free workshops on how to grow your business

A series of workshops to help people start or grow their business will be held in Campbelltown during October – Small Business Month. The workshops will be both free and practical and organised by Campbelltown City Council in partnership with the NSW Government. The program includes a wide range ofRead more »

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Learn how to make customers love your business

In June there were 29,359 registered businesses in the Campbelltown local government area, providing 49,690 local jobs. And the number of new local businesses is growing, with 4,016 new Australian Business Numbers (ABN) registered in the area in the 2017/18 financial year. In such a growing, competitive market it’s moreRead more »

Campbelltown civic centrre for some business advice.

Plenty of help to start a business or grow one

Business owners or people thinking of starting a business are invited to drop-in and get free expert help and advice from a service run at Campbelltown City Council on the first and third Thursday of the month. With the assistance of the South West Business Enterprise Centre, the drop-in businessRead more »


Liverpool poised to become third biggest CBD in the city

Up to 10,000 new homes and more than 22,000 new jobs will be created as part of plans to revitalise the Liverpool city centre in a collaboration between the NSW Government and Liverpool City Council. Planning and housing minister Anthony Roberts yesterday announced 25 hectares of land within the LiverpoolRead more »

Airport construction jobs should go to locals, say Labor's Greg Warren, right, and skills spokesperson Prue Car.

Call for Western Sydney Airport jobs to go to locals

Campbelltown MP Greg Warren has joined Labor’s skills spokesperson Prue Car in urging the state and federal governments to prioritise local businesses when it comes to the construction of Sydney’s second airport. The next stage of tenders recently opened up for the $5.3 billion project at Badgerys Creek. The latestRead more »

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 »

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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 »

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