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Macarthur region soccer comps kick off

Macarthur soccer competitions big and small get under way from this weekend with hundreds of senior and junior players set to be kicking round balls in parks and reserves across the region. One local club, Harrington United FC, will have the added benefit of a funding boost from their sponsor. The Shawood by Sekisui House… Read more »


Big projects lead the way in council budget

Campbelltown Council will embark on an $89 million capital works program to build, maintain and enhance the city’s infrastructure over the next 12 months after councillors approved the 2020-2021 budget at this week’s council meeting. The delivery program and operational plan includes a total budget of $272 million and outlines some of council’s key projects…. Read more »


Transport corridors around new airport locked in

The NSW Government has finally confirmed the final corridors which will support the delivery of the proposed Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport project, South West rail link extension and Western Sydney freight line. Preserving vital corridors for three new transport links will pave the way for a significant boost to connectivity in the region,… Read more »


Macarthur BMX set to go international

Macarthur BMX club will be able to host international level events when stage two of the Kirkham Park BMX facility is completed. A $2.79 million grant awarded to Camden Council will go towards the construction of an 8-metre start hill for the international level BMX racetrack, off road sprint area and recreational jump park and… Read more »


Truck drivers injured in Hume Highway crash

A man has been injured after two B-Double trucks collided on the Hume Highway near Narellan Road this morning. About 8.15am emergency services were called to the Hume Highway following reports of an accident near the Jim Affleck bridge. Officers attached to Campbelltown Police Area Command, NSW Ambulance paramedics and Fire and Rescue NSW attended…. Read more »


Young Aussies fearful of the future

Headspace Campbelltown youth advocate Chloe Gray says one of the biggest things she has noticed during Covid-19 is “people really struggling with motivation’’. “Our whole lives have changed and we’re being told that our jobs, our future goals and what we’ve been looking forward to may not even be possible at the end of this,’’… Read more »


Koalas extinct by 2050 – unless we act

NSW Labor have demanded urgent action after an upper house inquiry report revealed koalas could be extinct by 2050. The report made several alarming findings, including: Koala populations in NSW will become extinct before 2050 unless urgent steps are taken to align planning, forestry, land clearing and offsetting policies to ensure that koala habitat is… Read more »


July 1 big day for first home buyers

Eligible first home buyers across the country are eagerly anticipating the opening of the second round of the Federal Government’s First Home Loan Deposit Scheme (FHLDS) tomorrow, July 1. The scheme’s first 10,000 places – released on January 1, 2020 – showed strong demand for the program and as one of 27 participating lenders, Bendigo… Read more »


Local TAFE students top of the pops

Three Macarthur region TAFE NSW students have taken out awards in the 2020 Southern and South West Sydney training awards. They are Campbelltown’s Maxine Colligan who was named apprentice of the year, and Picton’s Samuel Jenks, who took out the school student of the year category. Rhonda Sampson, pictured above, was named Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander… Read more »


Shooting with intent to murder

A 25 year old man has been charged over the shooting of another man more than a year ago near Campbelltown. He was arrested by Campbelltown detectives at a unit on O’Sullivan Rd, Leumeah, as pictured above. He was taken to Campbelltown Police Station and charged with shooting with intent to murder and discharging a… Read more »


School’s World War II memorial project

Rosemeadow Public School will soon have a dedicated space for students to remember the service and sacrifice of Australian soldiers. The school has received $7,500 in funding from the Australian Government’s Saluting their Service commemorative grants program for the project. The outdoor learning space will help students to appreciate and understand the work done by… Read more »


People power wins on unfair caravan toll

A victory from a people power campaign in outer South Western Sydney will benefit everyone who tows a caravan in NSW. State Member for Macquarie Fields, Anoulack Chanthivong, has credited a community led campaign for a rebate scheme that will provide toll relief for drivers on Sydney’s motorways towing a caravan, horse float or boat…. Read more »

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