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Community service award for Lomandra School principal

Campbelltown MP Greg Warren has presented long-time Lomandra School principal Mark Smith, with a NSW Community Service Award. The award recognises individuals who have made a tremendous contribution to their community. Mr Smith has been at the helm of the school for students with significant and challenging behaviours since 2009. He started his teaching career… Read more »


Anoulack scolds state government over spin cycle on research facility

Anoulack Chanthivong has chided the state government for reannouncing the Advanced Manufacturing Research Facility (AMRF) instead of getting on and building it. The member for Macquarie Fields, who is also on the Labor opposition frontbench as their industry and trade spokesperson, says it’s time for “more than press releases’’.Earlier this week the state government with… Read more »


Man, 54, dies after his car crashes with truck on Picton Road

A 54 year old man has died following a crash at Wilton last night. He was the driver of a car which collided with a truck on the eastbound lane of Picton Road, about three kilometres west of Macarthur Street. Police say the car, a Toyota Yaris, left the roadway and crashed into a tree…. Read more »


Now we know how resilient Campbelltown is when the pressure’s on

Campbelltown has become one of the first councils in Sydney to develop a resilience hazard assessment document. The aim is to be able to better measure the resilience of the city and respond to continued growth. Councillors endorsed the Toward A Thriving City: Our Resilience Hazard Assessment at the last council meeting. The assessment identifies… Read more »


New Campbelltown Hospital construction officially completed

Premier Perrottet and his entourage inside the new hospital facility this morning. Construction of the new 12 storey clinical services building at Campbelltown Hospital, the centrepiece of the $632 million Stage 2 redevelopment, is now officially complete. Complete to the point it received a visit this morning from the NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet and the… Read more »


Metropolitan harness racing gets $1.5m prizemoney boost

It’s the pinnacle of harness racing in this country and Club Menangle is making it even more lucrative with substantial increases in metropolitan prizemoney from July 1. The most significant increase will see the minimum metropolitan prizemoney jump from $13,000 to $20,000. The finals of the hugely successful Country Series will increase from $20,000 to… Read more »


Leading edge of local manufacturing revolution will be in our backyard

Work is under way on a $260 million shared-use research facility on the doorstep of the new Western Sydney International Airport. The full-scale Advanced Manufacturing Research Facility (AMRF) will be the focal point of the new Bradfield City Centre, the giant urban and employment area next to the airport. Premier Dominic Perrottet, who visited the… Read more »


Country music festival ropes in Adam Brand as headline act

Aussie super star Adam Brand, who will be headline act at Camden’s first country music festival, is no stranger to this historic part of the Macarthur region. “I’ve been to Camden a few times before and I’ve actually performed there once,’’ he says. “I’m hoping to see some pretty slick dancing on the night!’’ Brand… Read more »


Community Hero award for our Meals on Wheels team

For 50 years Campbelltown Meals on Wheels has enabled the aged and people with disabilities live independent lives. It has done that by delivering nutritious meals which enables them to remain in their own homes. The meals are delivered by a dedicated and trained team of volunteers, Monday to Friday between 9am-11am. But they do… Read more »


Singhs social motorcycle club to hit the road for koalas

Koalas may be an endangered species, but they seem to have a lot of friends in lots of different places. Including the Singhs Social Motorcycle Club Australia, who will hit the road this Sunday to do their bit to save the iconic native animals. The club are teaming up with Save Sydney’s Koalas to highlight… Read more »


Relocation of Airds, Claymore residents to make way for new housing

Everyone in Campbelltown knows that the two huge housing commission estates at Airds and Claymore are undergoing substantial redevelopment. It is similar to what happened at the Minto housing commission area. Housing Commission homes were bulldozed and replaced with a mix of private and government houses, in what most people considered to be a very… Read more »

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