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The Storm were too good for the Wests Tigers at Campbelltown tonight.

Wests Tigers smashed by Storm

The Wests Tigers missed a golden opportunity to move up the NRL ladder tonight, when they found a way to lose a game they should have won. In front of a miserable crowd of just over 6,000 hardy souls on a cold Campbelltown night,  Robbie Farah’s decimated team just couldn’t take a trick against a… Read more »

Eagles flying high for Benny

The East Campbelltown Eagles downed Mounties 34-12  in the NSW rugby league Sydney Shield competition on Sunday. The match was played at Waminda Oval and Eagles players wore specially designed jerseys in memory of Benny Stevens. It was also Old Boys day, so the Eagles had an extra couple of reasons to go for victory…. Read more »

Missing Persons Week 2014 is set to focus on dementia

NSW Police Force has launched the 2014 Missing Persons Week campaign to raise awareness of the issues and impacts surrounding missing persons. In 2014, the National Missing Persons Coordination Centre has partnered with Alzheimer’s Australia for the theme Dementia and Missing Persons… Learn how to prevent these words appearing in the same sentence. Operational Communications… Read more »

Cash boost for Appin and Airds men’s shed projects

Appin Men’s Shed and the Airds Bradbury Men’s Shed have been selected to receive $3,300 and $6000 in funding through the National Shed Development Program. The Sheds were two of 102 organisations selected for funding in round seven of the national program. Federal Member for Macarthur Russell Matheson said the Appin Men’s Shed and Airds Bradbury… Read more »

Volunteer awards

Honours for local volunteers

Volunteers are a special feature of Australian culture and the Macarthur region is no different. Where Macarthur is different is in singling out and honouring  the local volunteers who keep the engines of its community life ticking over. And that is pretty much what the Federal Member for Macarthur, Russell Matheson, said last week in… Read more »

Team work: Local members Bryan Doyle, Jai Rowell, Russell Matheson and Chris Patterson turn the first sod at Narellan Roafd as Mike Baird, Joe Hockey and Tony Abbott watch on.

Money finally starts to pour in for Narellan Road widening

The Commonwealth and NSW Governments have joined forces to pay for the upgrade of the much maligned Narellan Road to six lanes from Camden Valley Way at Narellan to Blaxland Road at Campbelltown. Last week the Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, treasurer Joe Hockey and NSW Premier, Mike Baird, joined four local Liberal members, state and… Read more »

Redevelopment: Work is under way as part of the Airds renewal project.

Koalas get a break in new Airds

It’s not officially a ”koala corridor” but an area where they are known to move through will get bigger protection as the Airds Bradbury renewal project unfolds. According to the State Member for Campbelltown, Bryan Doyle, an UrbanGrowth NSW proposal is a ”win” for the people of Campbelltown. “I spoke with UrbanGrowth NSW and I… Read more »

Gallipoli tour deadline near

The State Member for Campbelltown, Bryan Doyle, is encouraging Campbelltown high schools to apply for the NSW Government’s 2015 Gallipoli School Tour ballot which closes on Wednesday, August 27. “2015 marks the Centenary of the fateful ANZAC campaign. This trip is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for high school students in years 10, 11 and 12 to… Read more »

Mt Annan resident charged

Detectives from State Crime Command’s Fraud and Cybercrime Squad have charged a Mount Annan man in relation to a fraud offence of close $5 million. Strike Force McMaster is a Fraud and Cybercrime Squad investigation into alleged mortgage and equipment finance fraud, whereby a number of dummy companies were set up and fake invoices were… Read more »

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