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Images from our own backyard – literally

Residents with a passion for photography and the Macarthur region’s stunning natural landscape and many plants and animals can now enter their photos in the Macarthur nature photography competition. Entries are open now for the competition in the categories of flora, fauna, waterways and landscapes of Macarthur. A new category has also been added this… Read more »


Camden’s inclusive play space named 2020 park of the year

Curry Reserve at Elderslie was recently crowned Park of the Year at the 2020 Parks & Leisure Australia Awards of Excellence but Camden Council are not surprised at all by the honour. The water play space, which opened in September last year, is an inclusive facility with accessible activities, wet play wheelchairs and the Macarthur… Read more »


Domestic violence call at Gregory Hills ends with arrest

A man was due to appear in court today after he allegedly assaulted two police officers at Gregory Hills on Sunday night. The incident occurred when officers from Camden Police Area Command attended a home on Rosella Circuit following reports of a domestic incident. Police spoke with the occupants, a 51-year-old woman and a 13-year-old… Read more »


Campbelltown Council leads the way for local manufacturing

Thanks to Covid-19, local manufacturing is back in vogue. State and federal governments have got involved with initiatives that boost local manufacturing, especially personal protective equipment (PPE) such as surgical masks. Now Campbelltown Council has entered the field with a plan to bring all local manufacturers together. It wants Campbelltown manufacturing businesses, large and small,… Read more »


Oakdale Workers Club now part of the Macarthur FC family

The new club board at this morning’s announcement. Also in the picture is MP Nat Smith, centre back. Macarthur FC Bulls have become the first A-League club with its own social club. It follows an announcement this morning that the Bulls and Oakdale Workers have linked up to ensure the long term success of the… Read more »


Scrap M5 toll calls as petition lands in parliament

NSW Labor today lodged a petition in NSW Parliament calling on the Government to scrap the unfair new toll on the M5 East, which motorists can ill-afford during the ongoing recession. The petition collected more than 10,000 signatures, forcing a debate on the issue in Parliament. Since July, motorists have been slapped with a toll of $6.95… Read more »


Football clubs applaud council decision to waive ground fees

Football NSW has applauded the decision by Camden Council to waive ground hire costs and urged other councils to support football clubs. Camden Council, led by Mayor Cr Theresa Fedeli, decided to waive ground hire costs for sporting clubs and associations with seasonal bookings at council managed sports grounds and facilities for the winter 2020… Read more »


International praise for Recovery College transition

South Western Sydney Recovery College may have only just entered its second year of providing education programs to support mental health recovery, but the organisation’s successful transition to online learning in response to the Covid-19 pandemic has received international praise. Recovery College is funded by South Western Sydney Primary Health Network in partnership with One… Read more »


Pair in court and statue of Caesar the dog recovered

A man and a woman will appear in court later this month after being charged with the theft of an expensive statue of a dog. The theft of the statue happened about 2.10am on Thursday, December 22, at Edmondson Park Railway Station. The statue of the dog, known as Caesar, is celebrated as one of… Read more »


Council hails new community facility

Catherine Park residents have a new meeting spot right on their doorstep following the completion of the Catherine Park community facility. The $2.4 million project for the growing suburb included the construction of a combined sports field amenities building and community hall. The building allows for the community hall and sports field amenities to operate… Read more »


‘We consider ourselves really lucky to be Australians’

Campbelltown resident Shella Calubaquib, who moved to Australia in 2012 from the Philippines, says she was delighted to receive her citizenship this year. She was one of more than 200 local residents who received their Australia citizenship online because of the pandemic restrictions. “Australia is a really beautiful place, there’s plenty of privileges here, especially… Read more »


Images released from Smeaton Grange wrecking yard fireball

Do you recognise either of these men pictured left and right? Camden Police are appealing for public assistance following the suspicious fire that destroyed a number of cars in Smeaton Grange. About 3.45am on August 22, emergency services were called to a wrecking yard at Camden Valley Way after reports several vehicles were on fire…. Read more »

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