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Author Archive | Eric Kontos


MP’s eulogy to Paul Hawker framed, presented to his widow

Just after former Campbelltown mayor Paul Hawker passed away earlier this year, local MP Greg Warren stood up in state parliament and delivered a beautiful eulogy. It is worth noting that this was a Labor politician in generous praise of a Liberal mayor. But with a few exceptions, that’s how we do things in Campbelltown…. Read more »


Guru about to get on his bike for epic trip around Australia

The man behind Guru Driving School, Mandar Tamhankar, will hit the road himself on August 21 for an epic trip around Australia. And as he tells the South West Voice in Macarthur this morning at his Glenfield office, for this journey he is combining his life long connection to road transport with a desire to… Read more »


Eagles perched top of the ladder after demolition job on Collegians

East Campbelltown Eagles have shot to the top of the Macarthur Conference premiership ladder after another superlative performance yesterday. The Eagles comfortably disposed of Campbelltown Collegians at Bradbury 58-4 to pocket the two premiership points. A massive points for and against differential has them top of the ladder even though they have the same number… Read more »


Fight against rubbish dumpers needs state funding: council

Campbelltown Council wants to ramp up its fight against rubbish dumping, but says it needs financial help from the State Government. A report to council for tomorrow night’s meeting says an illegal dumping program financed by the state for four years government was making headway. However, funding for this program ended in April, and council… Read more »


St Andrews residents would love a park with bells and whistles

In its State of Play Strategy 2016-2036, Campbelltown Council identified Midlothian Reserve, St Andrews as a suitable location for a new district park. The strategy recommended the creation of a district park at Midlothian Reserve in three to five years. But as local MP Anoulack Chanthivong points out, it has been six years since then… Read more »


Campbelltown mayor says festival parade may return in the future

Campbelltown mayor George Greiss says he understands why people are upset the parade won’t be a part of this year’s Fisher’s Ghost festival. “Like many other Campbelltown residents I enjoyed the parade and I was looking forward to watching it with my son one day,’’ he told the South West Voice in Macarthur this morning…. Read more »


Fear and loathing for Billabong may take a while to subside

The fear and loathing of the Campbelltown Billabong Parklands project has been extraordinary. In 40 years of covering the news in the area, I cannot recall another council initiative that has received so much opposition. And it’s not just opposition; there is actually a lot of anger out there in Campbelltown ratepayer land about spending… Read more »

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