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Author Archive | Eric Kontos


Anne Parnham: it’s time to fix poor image of Campbelltown

Anne Parnham gets as mad as hell when she hears someone bagging Campbelltown. “I take it personally,’’ Ms Parnham tells me when we sit down to talk about her campaign to get elected to Campbelltown Council. The former chamber of commerce president is leading a team of independents for the December 4 elections. “It gets… Read more »


Jarvisfield stoush looks set to land in the courts

The stand-off between the Antill family and Wollondilly Council over historic homestead Jarvisfield is almost certain to be resolved in the courts. “I think that will be the only option,’’ says Marie Reeves (nee Antill), who has tried for 25 years to have Jarvisfield (pictured) returned to its original owners, so they can restore it… Read more »


Narellan business chamber elects new president

This is an incredibly exciting time for the region, says Steve Moore, the newly elected president of Narellan business chamber. “Sustained record residential and business growth prior to lockdowns, and the imminent aerotropolis construction, positions the Narellan region for extensive short term investment that all members can capitalise on,’’ Mr Moore said after taking over… Read more »


It’s Peachy: Wests Tigers recruit utility star

There’s no question that Tyrone Peachey is a good signing for Wests Tigers. According to the club bosses, bringing Peachy to Wests Tigers is an example of its “disciplined and intentional recruitment’’ approach. Personally, and many fans would agree, the “Peach’’ is a very skilful rugby league player who can cover several positions in the… Read more »


How accountable and transparent has your council been?

It is now certain the council elections will go ahead on December 4. The current term is now into its sixth year, which is rather unfortunate, especially for those areas with a poorly performing council. And there’s one or two in our midst, especially when it comes to matters of transparency and accountability. We’ll have… Read more »


Wollondilly Community First determined to make an election impact

Newly formed public advocacy group Wollondilly Community First is determined to make an impact at the December 4 council elections. It has just endorsed a team of independents led by Dave Clayton for East Ward. Mr Clayton, a Bargo community identity, says his team will offer voters a combination of experience and expertise in community… Read more »


Golf and haircut can wait, but not track shoes

Yes, yes, get a haircut, old boy. Well, yes, and I don’t know about you, but going to the barber or the hairdresser is not the biggest priority around here. Sure, the hair needs cutting, but there are more important things in life. Such as the track shoes which have served me so well for… Read more »


Liverpool poised to celebrate 150 years of local government

Richard Sadleir was a naval officer and school master who was elected the first Mayor of Liverpool 149 years ago. Now a councillor who is seeking election to the same office wants Liverpool to celebrate the 150th anniversary of becoming a municipality. Cr Nathan Hagarty, pictured, is chuffed after receiving unanimous support from his fellow… Read more »


Landowners get better deal on Aerotropolis open space

Fewer properties will need to be acquired for the Western Sydney Airport aerotropolis following the state government decision to reduce the amount of land earmarked for open space by 42 percent and an environment and recreation zoning by a third. The about face has been given the thumbs up by some, while others have expressed… Read more »

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