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Signalised crossing dumped for pedestrian refuge at Picton High

Wollondilly Council has slammed the state government for dumping plans for a signalised crossing at Picton High School. A pedestrian refuge is being proposed instead, but the council says that’s not good enough to ensure the safety of students and parents. Wollondilly Council is now calling on the NSW Government to honour the agreement to… Read more »

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Hunt for three assailants after shooting of man

Police are investigating after a man was shot in the hand near Campbelltown yesterday, Sunday, September 26. Just before 4.15pm emergency services were called to a home on Snow Gum Street at Macquarie Fields, following reports of shots fired.Police say they were told three men arrived at the front of the home and became involved… Read more »

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Top marks: Zonta awards for six terrific Year 12 students

The Zonta Club of Macarthur annual awards recognise the achievements of local students. And despite a challenging year with lockdowns and learning from home, the achievements of six young Macarthur women have been singled out in the 2021 awards. Briannan Eggert, a Year 12 student at Elderslie High School has taken out the Zonta Young… Read more »

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Livo cracker: New Year’s Eve fireworks to light up sky

NYE: Light Up the Sky is set to return for a second performance on December 31, 2021.    Last New Year’s Eve Liverpool became the first and only council to provide residents with a Covid-friendly fireworks display – the second largest celebration in NSW, following the Sydney Harbour fireworks.    With the return of NYE: Light Up… Read more »

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Life’s a breeze: outdoor facility with the lot is open

Aerial view of the Maxwell Creek Oval precinct. Developer Dahua Group Australia has completed the company’s final and highly prized community facility – the $10 million Maxwell Creek Oval precinct in New Breeze, Bardia. Maxwell Creek Oval’s precinct, spanning approximately 40,000 square metres is part of a green network and 19 hectares of open spaces… Read more »

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Camden to welcome ‘freedom’ with injection of creativity

We’re counting down to the day the pandemic restrictions end once and for all. When “freedom’’ comes, creativity, life and colour will be injected into Camden town centre. Camden Council is drawing up plans to make sure there’s excitement in the air. It includes work that has been under way for the next #camdenlive kerbside… Read more »

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Wollondilly mayor says Shire needs infrastructure spending

One local mayor has become the first South Western Sydney community leader to put their hand up for a slice of the $5 billion state government Westinvest fund. Wollondilly Mayor Robert Khan has called for some of the money to be invested in fast tracking infrastructure to support local jobs and economic recovery for his… Read more »

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Local tourism on track for massive boost

Heritage trains will return to Colo Vale for the first time in more than 30 years as part of a $14.6 million investment in the Loop Line, an historic rail corridor stretching from outer South Western Sydney to the Southern Highlands. ​The NSW Government funded project will give local tourism a massive boost as well… Read more »

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The Stockyards: Camden’s new star attraction is on the way

The Stockyards is a development proposal that is destined to take Camden’s appeal as a tourist destination up to another level. Taking inspiration from iconic developments such as The Grounds in Alexandria and Hive Byron Bay, The Stockyards of Camden has been designed with the intention of creating a unique destination centre that also pays… Read more »

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Appeal for information on fire that took this teenager’s life

Arson Unit detectives are renewing an appeal for information after a teenage boy died in a house fire at Macquarie Fields earlier this year. Just after 1.30am on Wednesday, June 30, emergency services were called to Montana Way, Macquarie Fields, after smoke was seen coming from a two-storey brick home. Multiple crews from Fire and… Read more »

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Time to get back to supporting your local shops

The easing of restrictions is an opportunity to get out and shop local, says a Liverpool councillor. Nathan Hagarty says residents of the former council “areas of concern’’ can now shop within their entire local government area in addition to their 5km boundary. That is why he is encouraging Liverpool residents to use these new… Read more »

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Camden staying strong by spreading even more love

Camden will be spreading the love even more now the We’re Stronger Together campaign has been launched. Residents will see a range of positive messages installed on light pole banners in Camden and Oran Park as well as bus shelters and floor stickers in parks and playgrounds across the Camden area as part of the… Read more »

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