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Flying high: budding pilot Morrison’s photo scoop of new airport

Warren Morrison wears at least three hats. One is as a councillor in Campbelltown and another as a businessman running Sleeping Giant. The third is as the chairman of the 24 Hour Fight Against Cancer Macarthur charity.

Soon there may be a fourth hat, as a pilot, because he’s currently learning to fly.

During a recent flight, Morrison produced some remarkable pictures of the Badgerys Creek airport site.

One of the images, above, clearly shows the impressive progress of the work on the Western Sydney international airport, with a runway clearly taking shape.

We can’t be 100 percent certain, but the man with many hats may have just scooped the rest of the Sydney media.

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A smaller project that has been already completed, a flood free bridge to the entrance to Wedderburn will get the official treatment next Monday when Campbelltown Mayor George Brticevic will be joined by Senator for Western Sydney Marise Payne and residents to unveil the traditional plaque at the site.

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Walking up Queen Street recently, South West Voice bumped into young Labor councillor Ben Gilholme.

We had just interviewed the mayor, and lamented that the iphone may be a journalist’s best friend these days, but if a call comes through during the recording of an interview, it automatically stops the recording, so you have to start all over again.

Try putting it on aeroplane mode, suggested Cr Gilholme.

We haven’t had a chance to try it, but we are grateful for his kind suggestion.

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One of our spies was in Parramatta recently and while walking to his destination he spotted the Macarthur FC Bulls coach Ante Milicic, pictured below..

With the Western Sydney Wanderers calling it home, Parramatta is enemy territory for our A-League club, which will join the competition for the first time next season.

Macarthur FC in the meantime will be holding a gala lunch in Campbelltown next Thursday, October 31, to make several important announcements.

They will include the name of their indigenous academy and the outstanding response the club has received from the local business community one year before a soccer ball is kicked in anger by the Bulls.

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Jim Kremmer, the former Campbelltown mayor who now lives in Tasmania, lost his phone at Central station during a recent visit and judging by this post on his social media page he wasn’t a happy chappy:

“Have you ever lost something on a NSW railway station or train? When you phone Lost Property a recorded voice tells you to go to their website to notify them of your loss,’’ he posted.

“On the site you fill in and lodge a form, and leave your phone/email details.

“They don’t answer the phone and, on their website, you can’t add information, only notify a loss.

“The only way to follow up is to go to Pitt St Sydney or visit your local railway station.

“Tough luck if you’re from Interstate.

“Last Thursday I lost my phone on the Central Station Concourse and, as I have no way of knowing for sure, I must assume that it has not been handed in.

“Good one Gladys, thanks from Tasmania.’’

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Sonya Moulang from Bar Centrale, a café in the heart of Queen Street, says she’s surprised that in the three and a half years she’s been running the business she’s seen just two homeless people who sleep rough nearby.

“The council cleaners actually saw them and told me, so I cooked a bacon and egg roll and took it to them with coffee,’’ she told the Voice recently.

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Sam Sangster, the CEO of the Western City and Aerotropolis Authority will be the guest speaker on Thursday, November 14 at a Camden Council and Camden Region Economic Taskforce breakfast. Mr Sangster, started work as the inaugural chief of the authority last December.

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Nominations for the 2019 Campbelltown Gift of Time awards will close Friday, November 15, so time is running out if you want to include somebody you think deserves a pat on the back for their community spirit.

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Local resident Nea Makowski is one of the few people who doesn’t just talk about how beautiful the pristine bushland around Campbelltown is.

Ms Makowski goes on walking expeditions and then shares her photos of our bushland with the rest of the world via social media online.

Her most recent included brilliant shots of the Georges River and a riot of spring flowers on the banks, above, plus a surprise – a koala up on what looked like a dead wattle tree.

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