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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 »

Russell Matheson

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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Changes to shared zones: taking it to the streets

Greater pedestrian and motorist safety is driving proposed changes to existing Shared Zones in the Campbelltown and Ingleburn central business district (CBD) areas, and Campbelltown City Council is seeking community feedback on the proposals. Residents, business owners, visitors and other interested parties are encouraged to have a say on theRead more »


Therapy centre paintings just what the doctor ordered

Artwork on loan from Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre has brightened the corridors of the Liverpool Hospital Cancer Therapy Centre since the launch last week of an art exhibition Visitors can now enjoy 13 artworks, which have been hung in the Cancer Therapy Centre corridors and Chemotherapy Suite. The project wasRead more »

Eagle View Drive

Hit the road: $17m for Eagle Vale Drive

More than $17 million will be spent to widen Eagle Vale Drive so it can cope with the expected increase in traffic in coming years. “After years of inaction by former Labor governments we are making up for lost time and not just clearing the infrastructure backlog but building forRead more »

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Christmas lunch in the park for disadvantaged

Liverpool Council will join forces with Liverpool Community Kitchen and Hub and Inspire Community Services to host a special Christmas lunch on Friday, December 19 at Light Horse Park. The inspiration to hold a Christmas lunch for the disadvantaged members of our community came from the recent visit to LiverpoolRead more »

Trial success

Local obesity attack wins award, going global

A project pioneered by South Western Sydney Local Health District aimed at preventing obesity in children has taken out the 2014 NSW Health award for Preventative Health. The Healthy Beginnings program involved nurses visiting 667 first-time mothers living in South Western Sydney in the first two years of their children’sRead more »

Strictly Strings

Maestro and his string orchestra at Mater Dei next

The maestro of Macarthur and his L’Estro Armonico String Orchestra will dazzle audiences again when they perform at a concert in Mater Dei school later this month. Polish born George Kowalik is the maestro who will conduct the talented orchestra in another Strictly Strings concert. It follows a first concertRead more »

Liverpool Foundation Day

Liverpool celebrates its birthday

Macquarie Mall was the venue for this year’s foundation of Liverpool celebrations. It combined a citizenship ceremony and the naming of this year’s recipients of Order of Liverpool honours. The formalities included a commemorative cake cutting to celebrate the official day of when Liverpool was founded. Those named in theRead more »

M5 widening

M5 third lane almost all done

Motorists travelling westbound along the M5 South West Motorway will benefit from improved traffic flow as a result of the opening of the third westbound lane now between Beverly Hills and Prestons this week. This is a significant milestone in the $400 million M5 West widening project as it nearsRead more »


Wear orange to show appreciation of SES

Melanie Gibbons is encouraging the community to get involved with the NSW State Emergency Service’s (NSW SES) Wear Orange Wednesday (WOW) Day on Wednesday, November 12. WOW Day is a national day of recognition of the 40,000 SES volunteers across Australia, with the public encouraged to show their appreciation inRead more »


Library uses technology to save our history for posterity

Campbelltown’s history is making its way back to the future with the preservation of hundreds of local oral history interviews, as well as film and video, of significant events from the city in years gone by. Campbelltown City Library has digitised the audio visual interviews with local residents, some ofRead more »

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Skate park for St Helens Park needs your ideas

A skate park for St Helens Park is one step closer to being realised, with community feedback now being sought on the concept plans for the park’s design. Skate park users and other interested community members are invited to share their ideas by completing an online survey or provide feedbackRead more »


MP, teacher join forces to fight domestic violence

The Federal Member for Fowler and White Ribbon Day Ambassador, Chris Hayes and Hinchinbrook local teacher, Paula Keyes, have organised an information forum to discuss domestic violence against women and children in our local community. The confirmed speakers will be as follows: Superintendent Peter Gillam, Liverpool Police Commander; Superintendent JamesRead more »

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