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Veteran councillor Oates still hitting some boundaries

Veteran councillor Meg Oates, who will celebrate 30 years on Campbelltown Council next year, was in fine form at Tuesday night’s meeting. Cr Oates tabled not one, not two, but four notices of motion. Not only that; they were all top shelf. The big one was her idea for night markets to boost both the night time economy of Campbelltown but also the availability of services late into the night. As the mayor, George Brticevic, pointed out during discussion of this idea, it is almost impossible to get a decent cup of coffee anywhere in town after 9pm. Cr Oates… Read more »

People power shows intermodal terminal fight not over yet

People power shows intermodal terminal fight not over yet

They have been written off by many people across the south west region who take for granted that a giant intermodal terminal will be built alongside the Georges River between Moorebank Avenue and Cambridge Avenue at Glenfield. But residents bitterly opposed to what they call a white elephant are celebrating a remarkable effort last week. Responding to the latest changes to the proposal, no fewer than 460 objections were emailed through by 180 residents, a huge effort by any measure. “We just bit off another chunk of the white elephant,’’ said the group known as RAID (Residents Against Intermodal Development)… Read more »

Hard to believe, but Campbelltown byelection could get the flick

Hard to believe, but Campbelltown byelection could get the flick

The bad news is that Campbeltown ratepayers will be slugged around $500,000 if the March 18 byelection goes ahead. The good news is that there is still some hope the byelection won’t be held at all and council can put all that money to better use. One of the councillors upset at the cost of the poll to replace the late Fred Borg whispered to me last week that frantic efforts are being made to come up with regulations needed to negate the need for a byelection. It’s still possible,’’ he said. Time is running out of course, with March… Read more »

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