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Commercial leases: Institute rings bell on zombies and phoenixes

Commercial real estate agents have been warned to watch for “zombie” and “phoenix” companies seeking new commercial leases in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis. The Real Institute of NSW says businesses that can only survive with pandemic-related government support are referred to as “zombies” that are unlikely to live beyond their hand-outs or complete… Read more »


Here comes the new Polo from VW

Just a few days after the new Polo was announced, Volkswagen has launched advance sales. The clever compact car has a newly designed front and rear, comfort and assistance systems from higher vehicle classes, a significantly greater range of standard specifications and some digital features. Three different engines will be available to order. The new… Read more »


Eat street the delicious new hub of Ed.Square town centre

Ed.Square – South Western Sydney’s new shopping, entertainment and dining hub – is inviting everyone to check out the eat street and join in plenty of family fun and events in the new town centre. And by collecting their free foodie passport available in participating stores, visitors can choose from an amazing culinary selection of… Read more »


Wollondilly enters period of major transformation

Wollondilly Shire Council is in a major period of growth and transformation, according to the mayor Cr Robert Khan. “In the last 18 months, Wollondilly has faced many challenges including bushfires, drought, floods and Covid-19,’’ he says. “These events have had a significant impact on the community and how we deliver our services. “Throughout these… Read more »


Read all about it: Dorothy hits 14,000 library borrowings

Going to her local library wasn’t the first thing Dorothy Joyce McGillivray did when she arrived in Australia as a 10 pound Pom in 1952. No, the first thing Dorothy did was to unpack her bags in her lodgings at East Hills Hostel. But the second thing was getting acquainted with what became her home for the… Read more »


Two more charged over Eschol Park brawl stabbing

The arrest of two more men late last week brings to five the number of people police have charged over the stabbing of a man during a brawl at a carpark of Eschol Park sports complex earlier this month. On Thursday, police investigating the stabbing arrested a 22-year-old man at a home in Mereil Street,… Read more »


This booming school needs traffic lights urgently

Community concerns regarding road and pedestrian safety around Bardia Public School have been ongoing since the redeveloped school opened in 2019. In a few short years the school’s population has tripled from 300 students to around 900 students. The school’s population is set to grow further, and in coming years there will more than 1000… Read more »


The future of kerbside parking may be digital

A smart kerbside trial providing real time parking information will be trialled in South Western Sydney. The NSW Government is partnering with Liverpool City Council to deliver a new digital smart kerbs pilot to show in real time where street parking is available. Digital and customer service Victor Dominello says the investment in technology will… Read more »


Lego creations of awesome proportions coming to Camden

Lego displays of epic proportions will be featured at the annual Camden Brick Show. The show will include more than 60 tables of custom-built Lego displays and activities, including a live mosaic build and Lego play tables for the young and the young at heart. And it will all be for a good cause as… Read more »


Ambarvale step sisters have designs on creative careers

Two Ambarvale stepsisters have turned to TAFE NSW to help them pursue careers in graphic design, at a time when the industry is booming.  With jobs growth in Australia’s creative sector almost double that of other occupations, Nicole Carino Pangilinan and Chanel Bohol are joining the industry at the right time.  Nicole, 22, completed a Diploma of Graphic Design at TAFE NSW Campbelltown and has since gained employment locally as a junior graphic designer at AMR… Read more »


Emergency assignments part of the repertoire

Liverpool Hospital emergency management unit manager Dwight Robinson and clinical nurse educator Jemima Moral are both skilled in emergency care. They put that experience to good use when they were called in to the health front line during the North Richmond floods. They spent five days working in the flood-affected community as part of the… Read more »


Local public health network chief welcomes budget allocation

Tuesday night’s Federal Budget was “strong on health”, says South Western Sydney Primary Health Network CEO Keith McDonald. He says the Budget includes $1.8 billion invested in primary care across mental health and aged care initiatives, preventative health and the Covid-19 response. Dr McDonald said he welcomed funding which supported general practice to provide holistic… Read more »

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