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2015-07-28 11.58.17

Our hills safe now, but for how long?

For all the talk of massive new developments, the Macarthur region’s biggest town remains just that: a big, country town. Looking down on it from the gates of St Gregory’s college, there’s more empty rolling hills – that’s Scenic Hills to you developers – than brick and mortar or steelRead more »

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Tony and Tina – locals with big dreams

Twenty five years ago a young couple called Tony and Tina opened a hair salon in Queen Street, Campbelltown. Their ultimate dream was to have a beautiful salon that would not look out of place in Double Bay. This week, looking for somewhere to get my hair cut, I wasRead more »

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A councillor and a journalist walk into a bar…

Sprung: Ok, fess up, what’s going on here between this councillor and the TV journalist? We snapped veteran Campbelltown councillor Fred Borg with one of the town’s famous exports, Kentlyn’s Julieanne Horsman at the Centrale Café &Bar in the Skygardens Arcade, which is adjacent to Queen Street. Ms Horsman isRead more »

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Hear ye of little faith in politicians

It’s almost as rare as hen’s teeth to see two politicians from the opposite side of the fence come together for anything, let alone a photo opportunity while receiving a framed Certificate of Appreciation from the council. But that was the case when Campbelltown Council held a reception for formerRead more »

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Flushed out: our councils’ dunny strategy

The public dunny of the future is here now, and soon they will be appearing like mushrooms across Campbelltown and Liverpool – Camden will catch up eventually. Campbelltown is spending some of its new found rates wealth – an extra $60-70 million in the next 10 years, thank you veryRead more »

2015-05-26 18.01.31

Taking art to the laneways of the city

The laneways in the Liverpool central business are becoming alfresco art exhibition spaces in a move by Liverpool Council that can only be given a big tick. The Street Art program, which will cost around $60,000, is based on the City of Sydney Streetware program model which aims to beautifyRead more »

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Election ballot spots decided

There is a strong presence of No Land Tax candidates in south west Sydney electorates for the March 28 NSW state election. Following the closing of nominations at noon last Thursday, returning officers in each electorate did the traditional ballot draw soon after. Other than the No Land Tax involvement,Read more »

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