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Smart move: council backs Generation STEM

Smart move: council backs Generation STEM

It is widely accepted science, technology, engineering and mathematics – STEM for short – will be the key to success for young people in the next few years. Recognising this, Campbelltown Council will back Generation STEM, an innovative new program launched last week. Campbelltown has committed to supporting this new State Government initiative from the start and will partner with the CSIRO in a three-year agreement to deliver Generation STEM to local high schools. Eight Campbelltown schools have already signed up to participate in the first year: Ingleburn, Macquarie Fields, Robert Townson, Sarah Redfern, Thomas Reddall high schools and Macarthur… Read more »

High speed internet for the health care system tackles hepatitis C

High speed internet for the health care system tackles hepatitis C

A unique health program operating in South West Sydney is providing patients with rapid access to specialist advice to fast-track their treatment. Many refer to Project ECHO as “high speed internet for the healthcare system”, because specialists are providing input to help cure and treat patients with hepatitis C at rapid speed. Instead of waiting to see a specialist, a patient’s primary health care provider contacts the expert for advice and takes that knowledge back to treat them. Liverpool Hospital Gastroenterology and Hepatology Department head Miriam Levy said a weekly video conference between health professionals was de-centralising knowledge and empowering… Read more »

Quad bikes with GPS tracking to inspect town’s 510km of footpaths

Quad bikes with GPS tracking to inspect town’s 510km of footpaths

Ride on: Mayor George Brticevic (right) and Pavement Management Services (PMS) manager of open space surveying Tom Daniewski inspect a quad bike being driven by PMS field technician Bryan Kingwell. Campbelltown City Council is adding smart technology to further improve the speed, accuracy and efficiency of the footpath inspections across the city. Quad bikes with cameras and GPS tracking will be used to capture the information needed to assess the condition of the 510 kilometres of footpaths in the Local Government Area. The new method will halve the total inspection cost and reduce the length of time of the annual… Read more »

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Launch pad smart business centre for Oran Park

New technology based businesses will soon have the support of Western Sydney University at hand with the establishment of a launch pad smart business centre in Oran Park. Camden Council recently agreed to sign a strategic alliance agreement with Western Sydney University to establish the launch pad for an initialRead more »

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Liverpool lands smart cities and suburbs project

A new project designed to help reduce congestion in our suburbs has been launched in South West Sydney. Data collected from pedestrian smartphones and cutting-edge traffic-counting technology will be used to track patterns of movement in a bid to better plan cities and build infrastructure where it is most needed.Read more »

Macarthur community groups are being encouraged to go solar and save on their power bills.

Get funding for solar power and save, community groups told

Community groups in Macarthur are being invited to apply for funding under the Australian Government’s Solar Communities Program. Liberal Senator for Western Sydney Marise Payne says  funding is available for the installation of rooftop solar photovoltaic, solar hot water and solar-connected battery systems. “Community groups which get involved will notRead more »

New research offers hope for people with impaired vision caused by cataracts.

WSU research offers hope to people with impaired vision

A team of researchers from Western Sydney University are on track to significantly improve the lives of children and adults with cataracts thanks to their development of a world-first process able to generate light-focusing lenses from stem cells. This discovery – recently published in Development and led by Dr MichaelRead more »

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Telematics trial could help save lives on our roads

Up to 1,000 drivers under the age of 25 will be given the chance to participate in an innovative NSW Government trial with in-car technology aimed at reducing road casualties across the state. Finance, services and property minister Victor Dominello and roads, maritime and freight minister Melinda Pavey yesterday announcedRead more »

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Digital workshops just what the internet doctor ordered

Not sure how to attach a photo to an email? Facebook privacy is causing you some concern? Need to know how to add a contact to your mobile phone? Special Campbelltown City Library Services workshops may be just what you need. Tech-in-20 provides one-on-one assistance, answering questions and addressing problemsRead more »

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My Metropolis app chance to shape city of the future

Our city’s generation next is being given the chance to use their creativity to help shape the city’s future through a new app launched by the Greater Sydney Commission in partnership with the NSW Office of the Advocate for Children and Young People (ACYP). The free app, My Metropolis, is anRead more »

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