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Accessible facilities: world becoming better place for people with disabilities

Curry Reserve has become home to the Macarthur region’s area’s first fully accessible and accredited public toilet and adult change facility. The new change facility, which received its Changing Places Australia accreditation on January 29, is wheelchair accessible and includes a tracking adult hoist system, full sized adjustable change table, new toilet and shower and… Read more »


Socceroos fitness guru joins Macarthur FC as high performance boss

Macarthur FC have secured the signature of one of Australian football’s most experienced coaches. Anthony Crea, who joins the club as head of high performance, is not only a legendary Socceroo fitness guru, but a local to boot. The opportunity at Macarthur allows the 45-year-old to park his globetrotting past and work closer to home…. Read more »


Aerial circus display to bring Ingleburn Alive in 2020

A spectacular aerial and acrobatic circus display will round off Ingleburn’s biggest annual street party next month. Following last year’s big turnout, the 2020 Ingleburn Alive festival – on Saturday, March 7 – is expected to be even more popular. Carnival rides, a huge variety of stage entertainment, live music, market stalls and a kid’s… Read more »


Makeover for Camden palliative care unit

The palliative care unit at Camden Hospital is about to become an even better place for patients, families and carers. There will be new furniture for the outdoor garden space and the quiet room at the 10 bed unit will get a makeover. South Western Sydney Local Heath District chief executive Amanda Larkin says the… Read more »


Fight for Service NSW centre moves to the bear pit

Mr Warren in the bear pit, also known as NSW Legislative Assembly. Local MP Greg Warren has taken his fight for a Service NSW centre in Campbelltown to the floor of NSW Parliament,  sometimes known as the “bear pit’’. Mr Warren, who is also the opposition’s spokesman for Western Sydney, launched a petition late last… Read more »


Electric cars would be a winner for all, says council

A 203 per cent jump in Australian electric vehicles sales for 2019 is welcome, but underscores just how transformational EVs could be with just a little more support from government, says the Electric Vehicle Council. Newly released figures show 6,718 EVs were sold in Australia last year, up from 2,216 in 2018, says the council,… Read more »


Why doctors start their careers at our innovative hospitals

South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) is welcoming the next generation of front-line medical staff with more than 100 interns starting their careers across its hospitals. World class training opportunities and cutting edge research and technology in Sydney’s fastest growing region have attracted medical graduates from throughout the local community and NSW. Two of… Read more »


Safety survey puts local school kids front and centre

A survey was launched today that puts the safety of local school kids front and centre. The School Safety Survey was launched at Bardia Public School by Macquarie Fields MP Anoulack Chanthivong and his Labor colleague, Jo Haylen, who is the opposition spokesperson on Active Transport. The survey is open to parents, carers, teachers and… Read more »


Aboriginal memorial statue in botanic garden vandalised

Police are appealing for assistance from the community after an Aboriginal memorial in the Australian Botanical Garden, Mount Annan was vandalised. Officers from Camden Police Area Command were called to botanical garden yesterday to investigate extensive damage to a sandstone statue located within the Aboriginal Stolen Generation Memorial, pictured above. Police say that initial inquiries… Read more »


Magdalene Catholic College to go full throttle for Macarthur

Five students from Magdalene Catholic College Narellan will go full throttle when they take to the race track next month for the national finals of the F1 in Schools competition. The Year 12 team, who called themselves Edge Performance, hope to lead their school – and the Macarthur region – to glory at the fast… Read more »


Benji to share Wests Tigers captaincy duties with Mbye

Wests Tigers legend Benji Marshall has been appointed club captain for this season. He will however share the captaincy duties with Moses Mbye. Wests Tigers head coach Michael Maguire says both players have the attributes required to lead the club on and off the field. “I’m very pleased to have Moses and Benji as captains… Read more »


Recent arrival, started a business: missing out on government support?

There is no point having government money to help people if they don’t know how to access it, says Anne Stanley. The federal member for Werriwa, who was re-elected to a second term last May, is talking to members of the local multicultural community to find out if they are aware of the support available… Read more »

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