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Author Archive | Eric Kontos

Aaron Yabsley and Mitchell Carruthers

Ghosts beaten after batting collapse, but live to fight another day

While Campbelltown Camden cricket club were cruising to victory yesterday morning in their quarter final clash against Sydney at Raby, none of their supporters were getting carried away. The phrase, cricket’s a funny game, was heard quite a few times on the balcony and inside the Ghosts amenities building as openers Aaron Yabsley and Mitchell… Read more »

Anoulack Chanthivong

Council’s massive growth vision ambitious but ‘unrealistic’ says local MP

Campbelltown Council’s vision for massive growth in the region is “ambitious but sadly unrealistic’’, says State Member for Macquarie Fields and former mayor, Anoulack Chanthivong. “Around 2,000 constituents have completed my Stop the Squeeze survey and have emphatically told me that our city is at breaking point,” he said today. “A lack of commuter parking,… Read more »


Connectivity key to survival for koalas along Appin Road

Planning has started to widen Appin Road into a six lane highway to handle the anticipated increase in traffic from the massive new housing developments in South Campbelltown. But other than fencing along the eastern side, local koalas have been left out in the cold by the state government. Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) have… Read more »


Six arrested, charged as ice Task Force swoops across Macarthur

Six people have been charged and four search warrants executed at homes in Campbelltown and Camden following investigations under Strike Force Coman. Strike Force Coman was established by officers attached to Camden Police Area Command in December 2017, to investigate the supply of the drug commonly known as ice. Officers executed four search warrants at… Read more »

Bardia Barracks

Plan to preserve Bardia Barracks heritage for future generations

Built in 1940, Bardia Barracks was Australia’s first purpose-built training camp for the thousands of troops who served their country during World War II. Soldiers who went on to serve in the Korean and Vietnam wars and members of the National Service and Army Reserve also trained at Ingleburn Army camp up until the 1990s…. Read more »

Members of the SWSAS netball squad

Another sponsorship goal for Academy netball stars

Netball in South West Sydney Academy of Sport (SWSAS) has received a big sponsorship boost. Walker Corporation is the latest company to get behind the Academy’s netball program. Head coach of netball, Van Nguyen, says that having Walker Corporation on board as a sponsor will enable athletes and coaching staff team to focus on their… Read more »


Camden to host pest animals strategy forum

Landowners in the Macarthur region are being called on to have their say on pest animal management at a consultation session in Camden next week. The session will give participants insight into current pest animal programs in the local area. It will also be an opportunity to provide feedback on the draft Greater Sydney regional… Read more »

Jim Marsden receives award from mayor George Brticevic

Lisa Wilkinson, Jim Marsden honoured for backing Campbelltown

Two well known advocates for Campbelltown were yesterday presented with awards recognising their efforts to promote the place they grew up in. Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr George Brticevic, presented the awards to solicitor Jim Marsden and TV presenter Lisa Wilkinson during the launch of Re-Imagining Campbelltown in the NSW Parliament. Re-Imagining Campbelltown is a draft… Read more »

Artist’s impression of Campbelltown CBD in the future

Reimagining Campbelltown: bold vision to be launched in parliament house today

Campbelltown City Council says today will mark the start of a new era as it will unveil its “bold vision’’ in the NSW Parliament House in front of Sydney’s leaders in government, business, tourism, health, education and sport. Campbelltown will announce that it aims to create “Australia’s Greenest City” as it kick-starts a new employment… Read more »

Second year graduate midwife, Hannah Murray

Graduate nurses choosing to work locally for good reason

Hannah Murray is one of more than 270 new nurses and midwives who have just started their careers at South Western Sydney Local Health District. A second year graduate midwife, Ms Murray, said she had found working in the District to be very professionally fulfilling. “I came to Campbelltown as a student midwife with the… Read more »

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