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Young community leader puts his hand up for Campbelltown Council

Josh Cotter, the founder of local community organisation Rise Above, has revealed he will be running for Campbelltown Council at the December 4 local government elections. Cotter will be leading the ticket for the Community First Party. Current councillor Paul Lake, who established Community First, is retiring after almost 20 years on council. Cotter ran… Read more »

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Soccer needs more goals, basketball fewer slam dunks

Imagine you’re master of the universe for a day, but your power only covers sport. You have free rein to make changes to any sport you like. But of course, you need to need to remember that with great power comes great responsibility, so go easy there. For instance, you could not just cancel a… Read more »

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Rezoning of Cobbitty cattle farming land fails to get the nod

A failed bid to rezone more than 300 acres of cattle farming land near Cobbitty for housing has highlighted the need to determine where Sydney’s urban sprawl will stop. Camden Council has unanimously rejected the proposal from the O’Grady family to create around 800 residential lots. During debate before the vote at last week’s meeting,… Read more »

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Ingleburn Rotary fed stranded students – and gave them hope

When the pandemic hit last year, some international students at Western Sydney University were fortunate enough to be able to return home to their families. However, many others were stranded in their accommodation in the student villages of the Campbelltown and Bankstown campuses of the university. All of a sudden, these young men and women… Read more »

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Pandemic no match for our generous hearts

The pandemic may have impacted the way we live, work and play, but not our generous hearts. Locals from Liverpool to Picton are safely supporting our small businesses such as cafes and restaurants like never before. But in the past 18 months or so there’s also been generous support for our community not for profit… Read more »

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Kellicar Road height rezoning gets nod from council

The Kellicar Road precinct has received the green light for giant towers of up to 80 metres, but it may now also have to consider providing some affordable housing as part of the residential mix. Councillor Ben Moroney received backing at last night’s Campbelltown Council meeting for a report to look at options for affordable… Read more »

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