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Residents given power to protect their homes from bushfires

Residents in bushfire prone areas of Campbelltown can now legally do more to to protect their homes and families from bushfires following the introduction of new laws in NSW. Welcoming the changes, the State Member for Campbelltown, Bryan Doyle said: “These new 10/50 vegetation clearing entitlement laws will help homeowners and the NSW Rural Fire… Read more »

Police appeal over park assault

Police are appealing for public assistance to help identify a man following an assault in Liverpool earlier this year. About 1.15am on Saturday, May 2014, a 33-year-old man and 26-year-old woman attended Woodward Park on Hoxton Park Road. The pair was approached by a group of four unknown males wearing dark clothing.  It’s alleged one of… Read more »

Joel Caine

Liverpool mayoral ball hosts to add celebrity appeal

Footy Show star Joel Caine and Miss Universe contestant Melinda Kemp will host the 2014 inaugural Liverpool Mayoral Charity Ball. Mayor Ned Mannoun said Joel and Melinda would ensure that the night was a huge success. “I’m delighted that these two prominent personalities will be working with us on the night,” Mayor Mannoun said. “Joel… Read more »

Pat Richards

Pat Richards key man for Wests

The song in grandma’s time said ‘‘you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone’’ and I have to admit that’s how I feel about Braith Anasta now. For most of the season a posse of Wests Tigers observers have been calling for Anasta’s head, because they felt he wasn’t contributing to the team, and… Read more »


Book Week in Liverpool all about fun and learning

In line with year’s national theme of Connect to Reading, Liverpool will celebrate Book Week 2014 during August 16-22 with local libraries offering fun and educational activities aimed at linking school-aged children with books. “Liverpool libraries, in partnership with Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, have a great range of fun and enriching activities planned for families to celebrate… Read more »

Online click now makes planning in NSW a breeze

The State Member for Campbelltown, Mr Bryan Doyle, has welcomed news that consumers can now take advantage of the new online planning tools, which will make the NSW planning system faster and simpler. “The E-Planning Tool is designed to save families and businesses, time and money by making the planning system more accessible,” he said today. The… Read more »

Russell Matheson

John Therry High wins prize

Macarthur MP Russell Matheson has congratulated John Therry Catholic High School on being the NSW Secondary School winner of this year’s Anzac Day Schools’ Awards. The Australian Government Anzac Day Schools’ Awards acknowledges secondary and primary schools that have shown an exceptional commitment to Australia’s wartime history through learning and commemorative activities. Mr Matheson said… Read more »

Learner driver is charged

Police investigating a fatal pedestrian collision in the Macarthur Region yesterday, July 27, have charged a man with being an unaccompanied learner driver. About 7.30pm  emergency services were called to Wilton Road, Appin, following reports a pedestrian had been struck by a car. On arrival officers from Campbelltown Local Area Command found a 40-year-old Rockdale… Read more »


Eagles tribute to Ben Stevens

The East Campbelltown Eagles will this Sunday, August 3 pay tribute to former player and popular local, the late Ben Stevens, pictured. The Eagles will play Mounties for the Benny Stevens Cup and raise money for local youth mental health foundation, Headspace. East Campbelltown secretary Tammy Draper said:  “Benny was a real competitor on the… Read more »

Coco Cubano

Our favourite coffee shops

  WE kick off our weekly series of Top Five by naming our top five coffee shops in the south west. ONE: Ristretto & Co, Northumberland Street, Liverpool – Surry Hills comes to the south west. Frank and his team have created a splendid little coffee joint that serves the best coffee for miles around…. Read more »

Investigation into multiple vehicle collision at Fairfield West

Police are investigating a multiple vehicle collision which occured on the Cumberland Highway in Fairfield West last night, July 26. About 5.15pm emergency services were called to the intersection of Cumberland Highway and Hamilton Road. Officers from Fairfield Local Area Command attended, and found a tow truck and five vehicles had collided with significant damage…. Read more »

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