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Author Archive | Eric Kontos


Oils ain’t oils, but thumbs up for Atlantic golf day

The Atlantic Oils annual golf day at Macquarie Links was a little different this year. Put on every year by the local company to say thank you to its clients and business associates, it includes breakfast, a round of golf, followed by a late lunch. But last Friday it didn’t take long to notice the… Read more »


On track for great coffee – and TAFE barista training

The track Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation chief executive Darryl Wright is standing on is a few metres from his office in Airds. But what’s a dual railway track doing in the middle of Airds, which is nowhere near the Sydney train network. The answer will become obvious when two railway carriages are plonked on top of… Read more »


M9 Orbital property owners in limbo for years

Wollondilly resident Ray Smith was disappointed but not surprised NSW transport minister Andrew Constance has once again confirmed property owners affected by plans for the M9 Outer Sydney Orbital will be in limbo for many years. Mr Smith, whose eight acre rural property is located half way between Douglas Park and Menangle, has been pushing… Read more »

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Santa will literally rock Campbelltown this Christmas

Here I come, Campbelltown boys and girls. Santa Claus is going to literally rock Campbelltown this Christmas. The jolly man in the red suit will lead the way when the Rocking around Campbelltown Christmas Convoy hits the road at 2pm on Saturday, December 5. The convoy will include Santa and his sleigh, carollers singing Christmas… Read more »


What about us: Airds residents call for hazard reduction

Plans for a hazard reduction burn in Kentlyn this weekend have prompted Airds residents to say: what about us? One Airds resident says there hasn’t been any hazard reduction near her Riverside Drive home for more than 20 years. “I live three houses up from the bushland that goes all the way to the army… Read more »


Macarthur, you rock: amazing response to 24 Hour Fight

The pandemic has affected everyone, but it has hit charities a little harder. Lockdowns, restrictions and social distancing have made it almost impossible to carry on as though nothing had changed. The 24 Hour Fight Against Cancer was no exception. While its fundraising happens over many months and several different activities, they are all heavily… Read more »


Young Ghosts fall agonisingly short again

Another wicket falls on Saturday. The Campbelltown Camden Ghosts have once again started the season with two losses from their first two games. After a narrow loss to Northern Districts in round one, the young Ghosts fell short against neighbouring club Fairfield Liverpool. The match was played at Raby Sports Complex over two Saturdays, with… Read more »


Thumbs up for trial of QR codes to track local history

It’s a start, and I’m happy about that, says Councillor Warren Morrison of an initiative using QR codes that could put Campbelltown on the map in the long term. In December last year the Totally Locally Committed [TLC] councillor requested a feasibility study into the use of QR codes on street signs, monuments and plaques…. Read more »


Push to consider paid parking in Campbelltown

We are constantly being told that Campbelltown’s population has been growing strongly in the past few years. Not that any local would need to be told: all they have to do is try to find a parking spot when they go shopping or to conduct some business. It’s much worse in the central business district,… Read more »

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