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Author Archive | Eric Kontos


Annual salary bill for councillors, GM and senior staff $2.3 million

The salary bill last financial year for Campbelltown’s 15 councillors, the general manager and senior staff was $2.3 million. The figure is included in the 2019-20 Financial Statements, which will be tabled at the next council meeting on Tuesday, October 13. Both salaries for staff, fees for councillors and the mayor and other benefits such… Read more »


Outrage over mutilation of kangaroos in Macarthur region

The Animal Justice Party has lashed out over the mutilation of three kangaroos in separate incidents across the Macarthur region in the past few days. The most recent case was a young female Eastern Grey kangaroo dumped on the side of the road at Couridjah on September 30 (pictured above). The corpse of the kangaroo… Read more »


Thumbs up for Menangle Country Club breakfast menu

About a dozen or so lucky people sat down for breakfast at Menangle Country Club this morning. Lucky because they were the first to explore the breakfast menu at Macarthur’s newest destination. Menangle Country Club will offer a full breakfast service from this long weekend, starting on Saturday. And judging from the reaction by this… Read more »


Productivity Bootcamp is coming to Campbelltown

In 2015, Paul Breen, an experienced construction manager and former owner of a successful civil construction company, launched the first Productivity Bootcamp program. He did so after experiencing first hand the effect of the skills shortage in the industry. Breen, pictured, began by experimenting with different crews and employing young people with no experience. He… Read more »


John McLaughlin: family, footy and Labor true believer

During his lifetime John McLaughlin was a true believer in three things. First came the family, and he and Jan, his wife of 54 years, built one of the best. They were all there yesterday morning at St John’s Evangelist Catholic Church, Campbelltown for the final farewell for their father, grand father and great grandfather…. Read more »


It’s a party atmosphere at the 2020 Group 6 decider

While 34 brave young men put their bodies on the line for 80 minutes in yesterday’s Group 6 grand final, there was another competition taking place in the stands of Campbelltown Sports Stadium. It was the battle of the fans to see who was the loudest and proudest. The two camps were seated opposite each… Read more »

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