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Author Archive | Eric Kontos


Work to start on $50m Appin Road project

Work will start later this month on $50 million worth of improvements to a 5.2 kilometre section of Appin Road. As part of the work, travel lanes in both directions will be widened between Brian Road, Appin and the entry to new housing development known as Gilead. The project will also: · widen and seal… Read more »


Campbelltown Stadium part of NRL push for boutique suburban hubs

The NRL push for the multi million redevelopment of suburban venues includes Campbelltown Sports Stadium. The State Government is set to abandon plans for the $800 million upgrade of ANZ Stadium at Homebush, and the NRL wants the money spent on Campbelltown, Penrith, Kogarah and Brookvale. If the push is successful the NRL will end… Read more »


Wests Tigers coach happy with second half effort

After a brilliant second half defensive effort in the 28-16 victory against the Sharks last weekend, Wests Tigers head to Queensland full of confidence for the round four clash against the Titans. The game will be played at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday, with kick off at 6.30pm. Wests Tigers coach Michael Maguire, who admitted he… Read more »


How much worse can things get in 2020?

Many moons ago the editorial team in a local newspaper dubbed a work experience kid “Sixty Questions’’. The reason being that the kid, who was a lovely young fellow by the way, just kept asking questions of all of us, day after day for a week. I was reminded of this when someone asked for… Read more »


Airport rail link: Macarthur misses out again

The Prime Minister this morning announced extra funding for a metro rail link between the new airport at Badgerys Creek and St Marys. Mr Morrison said the extra $3.5 billion would mean the metro would be up and running by the time the airport opened in 2026. But there was no mention of a metro… Read more »


Stadium NRL hub, but what went wrong with the pitch?

Questions are being asked about the state of the pitch at Campbelltown Sports Stadium, which was badly scuffed up by the players during the NRL match between Penrith and Newcastle yesterday afternoon. Readers of the South West Voice, including one former mayor of Campbelltown, alerted our newsroom to what appeared to be a substandard grass… Read more »


Time to say goodbye to printed news

It was pure coincidence that a day before the announcement that a string of local newspapers would close we received the picture above. The picture ran under a headline that said: What’s everyone reading? It was created by Daniel Currinckx, who is the sports program coordinator at the South West Sydney Academy of Sport and… Read more »


How Dilly Drought Drive has saved livelihoods – and lives

Sharon Robertson becomes emotional and can’t speak for a few moments after telling me what Dilly Drought Drive’s real achievement was over the past two and a half years. “The wives of farmers say to us: you’ve saved our husbands’ life,’’ says the woman who established the campaign to help local farmers doing it tough… Read more »


Anger over intermodal stage 3 plans

Intermodal activist John Anderson has called on the state government to extend the exhibition period for stage three of the project. Submissions close in just six days on May 27 and Mr Anderson says that’s just not good enough for local residents who have not had a reasonable opportunity to become aware of the exhibition…. Read more »


Slammed: road upgrade that will hurt business

Three big hitters of the South West Sydney region are going into bat for a group of shop owners who believe a planned road upgrade could send them broke. Support for their stance has come from federal MP Anne Stanley, Liverpool MP Paul Lynch and Cr Nathan Hagarty. So far Transport NSW has turned a… Read more »

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