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Melissa Woodward and son Blake in 2016

Nappy drive: charity campaign with healthy bottom line

For the past two years Melissa Woodward, a remedial massage therapist and women’s health coach who runs Evolution Health Services from Lindesay Street, Campbelltown, has been part of an unusual charity event – a nappy drive. For two weeks in May, Evolution Health Services becomes a collection point for unused, disposable nappies which are then… Read more »

Socceroo great Brett Emerton

Macarthur’s Socceroo great Brett Emerton joins A-League push

Campbelltown born and bred Socceroo great Brett Emerton has thrown his support behind the United for Macarthur A-League bid. Emerton, who played 95 times for the national team, says he is proud to accept the invitation to be an ambassador for the local campaign to bring top tier football to the region. One of several Macarthur… Read more »

Moana will be screened at Willowdale's community entertainment night on Saturday, April 28.

Meet your neighbours at free community entertainment night

A night of free family fun, including outdoor movie screening and children’s entertainment, will be on offer at Willowdale in Denham Court on Saturday, 28 April. The event, which will be held at Willowdale Park Amphitheatre on Jamboree Avenue, will start at 4pm with a range of children’s entertainment including free popcorn and garden games… Read more »

A patient experience feedback survey is helping our local hospitals provide the best possible service to patients.

Patient experience feedback key to best possible service in local hospitals

An innovative patient survey is being introduced at South Western Sydney Local Health District to provide real time feedback on patient experience. The My Experience Matters survey uses tablets to give patients and their carers the opportunity to provide real time feedback about their experience. Amanda Larkin, the District’s chief executive, said the survey was… Read more »

Campbelltown Court has reached capacity says the Law Society of NSW.

Grim warning it will get worse for clogged up Macarthur courts

The courts in Macarthur are full to overflowing and unless something is done it will get much worse as the population grows in the next 20 years, has warned the president of the NSW Law Society Doug Humphreys. “The justice facilities in Macarthur are overloaded and this is causing unmanageable delays and costs for residents,’’… Read more »

Regional Growth Fund will boost regional economies, says MP Angus Taylor.

Jobs and growth, that’s what this fund’s for, says Taylor

Jobs, jobs, jobs is the aim of the federal government’s $272 million Regional Growth Fund. Local MP and Turnbull Government minister Angus Taylor says the Fund was set up to support major projects that delivered long term economic benefits to regional areas such as Macarthur. He said he was aware several local councils were planning… Read more »

plans to upgrade facilities at Kirkham Park, Camden.

Kirkham Park set to become giant sports hub

Kirkham Park looks set to become one of Macarthur’s biggest sporting hubs. A BMX track and jump park facilities, synthetic cricket pitch, three sports fields and a rugby league grandstand with amenities and change room are just some of the new facilities that will be built there according to the Kirkham Park Masterplan. The work… Read more »

A Macarthur A-League team would play its home games at Campbelltown Sports Stadium.

Plenty of reasons a Macarthur A-League team would be good for region

Locals are being encouraged to rally behind a Campbelltown City Council-led bid for an A-League team, United for Macarthur, to play out of Campbelltown Sports Stadium from the start of the 2019 season. Football Federation Australia has called for Expressions of Interest for two new teams in the competition  – and council is calling on… Read more »

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