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Wests Tigers: time for fair dinkum, long term plan

It would be so easy to take a cheap shot at the coach and the players after the Wests Tigers copped a humiliating 38-0 flogging at the hands of the 2021 NRL wooden spooners, Canterbury Bulldogs. Just as it would be easy to point out the club has failed to reach the finals a record… Read more »

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Why historic Jarvisfield is centre of epic stand-off in Picton

Almost 160 years after it was built, historic homestead Jarvisfield is at the centre of an epic stand-off between Wollondilly Council and descendants of the Antill family. On the one side is Marie Reeves, a direct descendant of John Macquarie Antill, who built the heritage listed house between 1863 and 1864. Mrs Reeves has been… Read more »

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Greg Warren says name of the game is serving the people

Greg Warren is philosophical about changes to his electorate of Campbelltown as part of a state wide redistribution. Northern parts of his electorate, including Eagle Vale, will be part of a new seat called Leppington when the next state election is held in March 2023. Mr Warren, who has been the member for Campbelltown since… Read more »

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Good news for residents: Orbital route to bypass Appin

The residents of Appin and surrounds will be breathing a sigh of relief after learning that the state government has chosen the blue option for stage two of the Outer Sydney Orbital. It follows a strong community campaign against an option which would have meant this giant motorway too close for comfort for the Appin… Read more »

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Vaccination show time at Campbelltown Catholic Club venue

Before the pandemic, The Cube, pictured above, was a huge entertainment hub, hosting everything from musical performances and charity dinners to sporting launches. But from Monday this Campbelltown Catholic Club venue will be transformed into Campbelltown’s second major vaccination centre< serving the southern part of the local government area. The Catholic Club have joined forces… Read more »

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Rezoning of aerotropolis land hurt owners two ways: commissioner

Community meetings with the commissioner, above, and, top, a computer generated image of the aerotropolis precincts. Roberta Ryan, the Independent Community Commissioner on the Aerotropolis, says rezoning of land is the biggest worry for owners. “Since the announcement in May of my appointment by the minister for planning and public spaces Rob Stokes, I have… Read more »

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Roar: Camden Tigers form partnership with Indigenous football program

Top: Keifer Dotti, the current national Indigenous captain, in New Zealand last year. The oldest soccer club in Macarthur, Camden Tigers FC, have pulled off a ground breaking football first, forming a partnership with Indigenous Football Program (IFP). The IFP Director, Phil Dotti, has applauded the Tigers for their foresight in establishing a pathway for… Read more »

Do it all again: community candidates slam Electoral Commission

Do it all again: community candidates slam Electoral Commission

Community groups which had done all the legwork for the postponed September 4 council elections will be reeling today because they will have to go back to the drawing board and do it all again. The elections will now be held on December 4 and the Electoral Commission has just announced that the nomination process… Read more »

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