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Bulls charge forward with $21m centre of excellence plans

Macarthur FC Bulls are moving forward with their plans to build their own centre of excellence. The club have just lodged a development application (DA) with Camden Council for the $21 million project. According to the plans, which are yet to be considered by Camden Council, the Bulls centre of excellence will be built on… Read more »

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New mayor sets sail for Team Campbelltown approach

The new mayor of Campbelltown, George Greiss, says he wants to take us on a journey where everyone has a say. In his first interview, Cr Greiss [pronounced Grace] has told the South West Voice in Macarthur listening to everyone’s views and ideas will be key to his mayoral term. Something along the lines of… Read more »

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New era in Campbelltown as Liberal Party wins top job

A new era is under way at Campbelltown Council, which has just elected a Liberal Party mayor. George Greiss, who has been on council since 2008, narrowly defeated Labor’s George Brticevic 8-7 when the 15 councillors met remotely tonight to elect a new mayor in the wake of the December 4 local government elections. The… Read more »

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Liberal councillor Therese Fedeli wins Camden mayoral vote

Camden Council has tonight re-elected mayor Therese Fedeli until September 2024.  The Liberal councillor, who was mayor for much of the previous term and is pictured above, easily defeated veteran councillor Eva Campbell for the top job. Cr Campbell voted for herself and received one other vote, from new councillor Peter Mclean. There was no… Read more »

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Solar 30 30 30 target for cheaper power, lower emissions

Local MP Angus Taylor, the minister for industry, energy and emissions reduction, says the federal government is advancing its commitment to ultra low cost solar as a priority technology to help deliver lower emissions, lower energy costs and more jobs. Up to $40 million is being made available through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)… Read more »

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Landowners alert and alarmed over 20 percent ‘tax’ proposal

Landowners across outer South Western Sydney are trying to come to grips with a state government proposal which means they will pay a 20 percent tax on the sale price of their property. Under the local contributions reforms, which could become law as early as July 1 this year, landowners who benefit from rezoning will… Read more »

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Macarthur’s top businesses get behind Dharawal Cup

Some of the Macarthur region’s most popular businesses are getting behind the inaugural Dharawal Cup. Well known local names such as Sleeping Giant and James Lane Campbelltown, Duffy Law Group, Club Menangle, Narellan Motor Inn and Fastlane Karting have jumped on board as sponsors for the historic January 22 festival of football. The aim of… Read more »

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The mystery of Campbelltown’s little ‘vineyards’

We will probably never know why wine growing in the Campbelltown area never quite took off. Thanks to John Macarthur and his family, the first grapes planted in the colony way back when were along the banks of the Nepean River near Camden town. Until recently, the Camden area boasted several active vineyards. Active in… Read more »

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