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UWS to help find stress solutions for cops

A landmark research project will help NSW Police Force develop fresh solutions to help officers become more resilient and assist those suffering from stress-related illness. The three-year project will see academics from the Australian Catholic University (ACU) and University of Western Sydney (UWS) survey serving police officers and conduct further study to develop, for the first time, information-based scientific analysis of the NSW Police Force. NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione, Police and Emergency Services Minister, Stuart Ayres, Special Projects Assistant Commissioner Peter Gallagher and Human Resources Commander, Assistant Commissioner Carlene York, were joined by Dr Michael Kennedy from UWS and… Read more »

Liverpool youth services win boost

Youth services in Liverpool have been greatly improved following the opening of Uniting Care Burnside’s Youth Hope Program.   Youth Hope is a service for vulnerable young people aged 9-15 who are at risk of significant harm as a result of neglect, homelessness, domestic violence or drug and alcohol use. The service is being trialled over four years in six locations where there have been a high number of child protection reports for children in this age bracket.   As the Deputy Chair – Committee on Children and Young People, I felt privileged to be invited to speak at such… Read more »

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Macarthur area’s special role in Battle of Beersheba: Matheson

Macarthur MP Russell Matheson spoke in parliament today, July 17, to raise awareness of the Australian Light Horse regiments who fought in the Battle of Beersheba and Macarthur’s special role as a training ground for these men and their horses. In his speech Mr Matheson spoke about the remarkable and decisive victory changed the history of the Middle East and helped create The Australian Light Horse Legend. “Whilst Gallipoli is one of the ANZACS best known battles in military history, the Battle of Beersheba is described as one of Australia’s greatest military triumphs,” Mr Matheson said. “This battle and the men… Read more »

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Angus Taylor helping the Girl Guides at last year’s National Tree Day community planting event at Camden’s Rotary Cowpasture Reserve.

Get on the program to help plant 20 million trees by 2020

Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor is encouraging local communities to continue playing a big part in the Government’s mission to plant 20 million trees by 2020. Mr Taylor said a third round of funding under the 20 Million Trees Program was now available for grants of between $20,000 andRead more »

Cr George Brticevic and Rotary Club of Ingleburn President Bill Salter

Barbecue shelter is Ingleburn Rotary’s gift to community

Campbelltown City Council has partnered Rotary Club of Ingleburn to install a new barbecue and picnic shelter at Milton Park. The new facilities in the Macquarie Fields park were built to mark the club’s 40 years of service to the community. Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr George Brticevic, who officially openedRead more »

MP Greg Warren with the shadow treasurer Ryan Park at Campbelltown East Public School.

Where’s Campbelltown’s education funding in the budget?

Premier Gladys Berejiklian and the NSW Government have copped more flak over yesterday’s state budget, this time on education. “Campbelltown is one of the fastest growing regions in the state, and yet the government couldn’t find a single dollar to upgrade our schools,’’ says local MP Greg Warren. “The governmentRead more »

smart bench in Mawson Park

Smart park bench: enjoy great outdoors and be connected to internet

As part of a commitment to transform Campbelltown into a smart, connected city, council is trialling a smart bench product in Mawson Park. Initially proposed by Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr George Brticevic, the trial aims to test the feasibility of the new technology, which has proven popular across Europe, andRead more »

volunteers install a nest box for microbats at the Camden Airport site.

Survey: bush care volunteers unsung heroes of local environment

A survey by Greater Sydney Local Land Services has found land care and bush care volunteers in the South West Sydney region contributed more than 8,730 hours of environmental service in a single year. Greater Sydney regional land care facilitator Vanessa Keyzer says their contribution equated to almost $306,000 worthRead more »

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Tell council what community facilities your neighbourhood needs

Campbelltown City Council is reviewing its current provision of community facilities to make sure they are able to meet the existing and emerging needs and interests of the growing local community. RPS and Cred Consulting have been engaged to deliver a Community Facilities Strategy that will guide the future provisionRead more »


Strike Force Hare: firearms, drugs seized in Bargo raids

A large stash of prohibited firearms, weapons, and drugs have been seized following an investigation into the supply of drugs in the Wollondilly Shire. In February 2017, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Firearms Squad established Strike Force Hare into the supply of prohibited drugs in Wollondilly. Following extensive investigations,Read more »

prime mover caught doing 144 kmh on the Hume Highway

Prime mover hauling three excavators caught doing 144 kmh on Hume Hwy

A heavy vehicle travelling on the Hume Highway, Pheasants Nest has been detected doing 144km/h by Traffic and Highway Patrol officers conducting speed enforcement. About 9.30am yesterday (Thursday, June 15) officers detected the regulated heavy vehicle allegedly travelling at 144km/h in the designated 110km/h zone. The Victorian-registered prime mover, whichRead more »

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