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Touch of art and culture in a main street that needs TLC

Kerrie Abello thinks the magic of art and culture could be one of the keys to the revival of Campbelltown’s main street. The local visual artist, who has just opened a community art gallery in one of the funky arcades Queen Street is famous for, says an arts and culture precinct is needed now and… Read more »


Renewed calls for urgent boost to local courts

The wheels of justice move slowly, but here in Campbelltown they risk grinding to a halt. The problem is simple: with a population boom under way more and more people require court services, which just can’t keep up with the demand. The result is frustration for all concerned. And then there’s the services not offered… Read more »


Tickets finally on sale for Matildas Olympic Games qualifiers at Campbelltown

Let’s go: Macarthur’s own Allana Kennedy goes through her paces during Matildas training earlier today. Football Federation Australia (FFA) have today confirmed the new dates for Olympic football tournament qualifiers involving the Matildas at Campbelltown Sports Stadium (CSS). It means tickets are now available to the public (see below for links) The change in scheduling… Read more »


Warren puts councils on notice: be transparent, accountable

Almost a year after he was appointed shadow minister for local government, Campbelltown MP Greg Warren has put councils on notice that things would change under his watch. The next state election is still three years away, but with ratepayers heading to the polls in September, Mr Warren says this could be a time of… Read more »


Wickets tumble as Ghosts get batting wobbles

The Camden Campbelltown Ghosts will need a mighty effort in the field when play resumes this Saturday at Raby against Sydney University. After being sent in by the visitors, who won the toss, the home side is in a world of trouble as its season starts to get the wobbles. In another mediocre batting display,… Read more »


Menangle Country Club: so good, so close

Get ready to add Menangle Country Club to your list of hospitality destinations for those special family lunches or dinners. Last night a formal opening was held of the multi-million development alongside historic Menangle House or as most people in Macarthur would know it, the Horse and Jockey Inn. The opening drew a number of… Read more »


Ghosts title hopes dented, but Isaaka stands tall

Campbelltown Camden Ghosts suffered the rare indignity of an outright defeat against competition leaders Randwick Petersham on the Australia Day weekend. With just four rounds remaining in the 2019-20 Sydney Premier Cricket season, the heavy loss almost certainly spells the end of the club’s hopes of breaking their 34 year silverware drought. The Ghosts would… Read more »


Victress Connection founder named citizen of the year

The theme of this year’s Australia Day honours has been the humility shown by most of the recipients, and the 2020 Campbelltown citizen of the year Emma Macfarlane is no exception. “I’m humbled by this honour,’’ Ms Macfarlane said after the mayor of Campbelltown, George Brticevic, announced her as the winner of this year’s award,… Read more »

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