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Author Archive | Eric Kontos


Council humour made to measure

  Nice to see the member for Camden Chris Patterson the other day as we strolled through Camden’s beautiful Argyle Street. We were on the phone but Chris, always a gentleman, stuck his hand out for a handshake and a smile. He’s a good bloke, Patto, South West Confidential has always had time for him…. Read more »

Liverpool Council is leading the fight against plans for a giant container terminal at Moorebank

Mayoral musical chairs

Campbelltown’s next two mayors will be two councillors who share a first name, Paul. That’s in Paul Lake and Paul Hawker. According to my information, and I promise you my sources are impeccable, Lake, who has already served as mayor previously, will assume the mantle of mayor this September when the one year term of… Read more »

One way is a slow way: Queen Street, Campbelltown

Traffic jams at every turn

In the second installment of our Top Five we look at the south west region’s busiest roads. Narellan Road, between Campbelltown and Narellan, wins hands down. It is a shocker, not just at peak times. It is undergoing widening, and not before time. But even when that’s completed it’s doubtful if any improvement in traffic… Read more »

Man arrested and charged over decade of sexual abuse of child

Police arrested a man at a house in Ruse and charged him following investigations into alleged historical child sexual offences. Detectives from Green Valley Local Area Command have been investigating allegations a girl was sexually assaulted on an ongoing basis while living at premises in the south west region. Police will allege the sexual assaults… Read more »

Read on: Una has been a Home Library Service user for seven years

A library that comes to you

There’s one knock on the door each fortnight that is a welcome call for housebound members of the community, with Campbelltown City Council’s Home Library Service delivering much more than library resources. For those physically unable to visit their local library due to age, illness, injury or disability, the service is a chance to access… Read more »

Needs a circuit breaker: Queen Street, Campbelltown.

Campbelltown pushes for growth

Campbelltown Council says it has continued to work with key business districts to encourage fair and convenient access to restricted parking spaces, and to promote business growth. With an unemployment rate of 7.9, which is one of the highest among councils similar to Campbelltown around the edge of the Sydney metropolitan area, the local council… Read more »

Pets are becoming popular as excuses for sickies

Pound to stay in Campbelltown after council decision

In front of a packed public gallery, last night Campbelltown Council decided to abort plans to use the Sutherland dog pound for locally abandoned pets. It will instead consider upgrading the current Animal Care Facility in Rose Street so it meets accepted levels of care for animals taken there. Councillors Ted Rowell and Bob Thompson… Read more »

Speed street: Gawler Avenue, Minto this morning.

Police to be asked to crack down on residential speedsters

Gawler Avenue in Minto is around 1,000 metres long, yet some people drive their vehicles through it at speeds of up to 140km an hour. Campbelltown Council installed a traffic counter/radar in Gawler Avenue after residents complained that speeding was an issue of concern. Residents told council that a large number of motorists drove their… Read more »

Minister Victor Dominello, right,  Menai MP Melanie Gibbons, second from left at the back, with Girl Guides NSW CEO Peta Gillies, NSW Girl Guides State Commissioner Belinda Allen and leaders of the Girls Guides from Leumeah and Campbelltown outside  Glenfield Girls Guide Hall today.

You can be PM, state minister tells Girl Guides leaders

Unlike despots, you are true leaders, the Minister for Citizenship and Communities, Victor Dominello today told leaders from Girl Guides units in Leumeah and Campbelltown. ”You are true leaders,” the minister said outside the Girl Guides hall in Glenfield Park. ”Unlike despots, who only think of themselves, true leaders, like yourselves, think of others when… Read more »

Baseball bat bandits take off empty handed

Police from Campbelltown are investigating the circumstances surrounding the attempted robbery of a service station overnight. About 9pm last night, August 18, a 22-year-old male employee was behind the security counter of a service station on Lindesay Street. He was approached by a man, believed to be Caucasian in appearance and aged in his late… Read more »

Action from Sunday night's dramatic encounter

Bonnyrigg win premiership with late goal

Bonnyrigg White Eagles have won the IGA NPL NSW Mens 1 premiership in dramatic circumstances on the weekend after a 1-nil injury time win against Sydney Olympic. The victory stole the premiership off the Blacktown Spartans after their horrifying 7-0 loss to Blacktown City earlier in the day. In a contest that will go down… Read more »

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