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Platypusctownfeb2021

Water samples indicate platypus present in Georges River

Scientific testing of water samples from the Georges River catchment indicates that platypus are present in the Campbelltown area. Applying a new technique, environmental DNA (eDNA) testing has been conducted over the past few months as part of the Platypus Pals project. More than 25 volunteers helped to collect samples at 30 sites on the… Read more »

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Man in court over two separate stabbings in Campbelltown

A man has been charged and appeared in court yesterday following an investigation into two separate stabbings in the Campbelltown area in 2019 and 2020. In the first incident, on March 4, 2019, police were notified after a man presented to the Campbelltown Hospital with stab wounds to his hand, chest and ear. He was… Read more »

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Western Sydney Airport landowners just want fair go

Anne Stanley, the federal member for Werriwa, and Liverpool City Councillor, Nathan Hagarty, have again spoken out in support of small landowners in and around Western Sydney Airport. Ms Stanley spoke on the issue in Federal Parliament this week and announcing a petition calling on the NSW Government to provide certainty to landowners. “The petition… Read more »

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Reaching for the sky: Gladys casts eye on hospital progress

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian was in town this morning to see for herself how the $632 million Campbelltown Hospital redevelopment had reached a major construction milestone. The premier, along with health minister Brad Hazzard and local Liberal MPs, toured the 12-storey clinical services building, where construction has reached its highest point. They also met with… Read more »

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When the going gets tough, the tough get going

Rep honours: Ethan Nicholls and Ethan Brooks. No year has tested athletes as much as 2020, the pandemic and restrictions making it challenging to maintain focus on the path to achieving their sporting dreams. South West Sydney Academy of Sport CEO Gerry Knights says that development pathways going into a forced recess curtailed the opportunity… Read more »

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Liverpool Civic Place to activate southern end of CBD

Excavation has started at Liverpool Civic Place, a $1 billion project that is set to transform the face of Liverpool. Liverpool Mayor Wendy Waller and councillors joined representatives from project partner Built in a sod-turning ceremony to mark the start of excavation at the Scott Street site. With demolition at the site commencing last November,… Read more »

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Local hotels offered grants for energy saving projects

Grants of up to $25,000 for energy saving projects are up for grabs for small and medium hotels to help them lower their power bills. Federal member for Hume Angus Taylor, pictured, whose electorate includes a substantial part of the Macarthur region, says hotels, motels and serviced apartment complexes with up to 99 rooms will… Read more »

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Picton bypass needed now: Wollondilly Council

Wollondilly Council has joined forces with local MP Nathaniel Smith to launch a petition calling on the NSW Government to build a Picton bypass as soon as possible. The petition was established following a resolution at the November meeting of council and seeks to address significant issues including the traffic chaos that arises in Picton… Read more »

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Local firms at the forefront of Australian manufacturing revival

Even before the Covid-19 pandemic there were plenty of doom and gloom stories about Australian manufacturing. But there are some great innovations taking place in the manufacturing sector as it once again sets about making things here in our country. And in among the leaders of the pack pack is Holloway Group, a Minto injection… Read more »

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It’s time to Clean Up Australia on March 7

Grab your gloves and get ready to make a difference to your area by registering to take part in the 2021 Clean Up Australia Day. It will take place on Sunday, March 7. Communities across Australia have banded together to clean up their area for up to 30 years as part of the national event…. Read more »

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International Women’s Day to be marked in Macarthur

A gala dinner at Gledswood Homestead will be the highlight of International Women’s Day celebrations in Camden this year. The event on March 11 will also raise funds for Blue Wren House – Camden’s Women’s Shelter. A panel of high profile women will share their stories and answer questions from the audience. One will be… Read more »

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Our frontline health staff line up to get vaccine jab

Frontline health care workers at the greatest risk of potential exposure to Covid-19 rolled up their sleeves to receive the first jabs of the Pfizer vaccine at the Liverpool vaccination hub this morning. The Liverpool vaccination hub is one of the first three set up in to provide the Covid-19 vaccine to the high priority… Read more »

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