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Sisters united under one roof in time for Christmas

Sisters united: Mira and Rada in Rada’s home. The two kilometre walk to each other’s place has been getting harder and harder for sisters Mira and Rada. But now they are ecstatic because they are about to spend their first Christmas under the same roof. The Balkan refugees, who are both widowed, will live in… Read more »


Shopkeepers fill trolley with Christmas gifts for kids

A trolley full of gifts from Macarthur Square retailers means a few more children will have an extra special Christmas this year. The gifts were contributed towards the annual Christmas toy drive of Campbelltown MP Greg Warren.  A grateful Mr Warren said he was humbled by the number of people throughout the community who contributed… Read more »


Teenagers can make a splash for free in January

 For teenagers, cooling off in January will be as easy as a splash in the local pool. It’s all thanks to the popular initiative, Cool Off in Camden, which gives residents aged from 12 to 18 years free entry to Camden War Memorial Pool (below) and Mount Annan Leisure Centre pool for the entire month… Read more »


Endless smoke haze: hospital presentations up 25%

NSW Health is reminding people to once again be vigilant about their health, with smoke from many fires continuing to blanket the Sydney metropolitan area.  The South Western Sydney Local Health District public health unit director, Dr Naru Paul, said the fire emergency engulfing many parts of the State means the smoke that has affected… Read more »


Overcrowding and service delays loom as peak hour train loads hit 148%

Peak hour trains on the T8 line are among the most overcrowded in Sydney, with passenger loads hitting 180 per cent of capacity in the morning.  Statistics from Transport for NSW’s Transport Performance and Analytics section show the T8 Line city-bound has an average load factor of 148 per cent between 8am and 9am.    The… Read more »


New laws offer more protection when buying off the plan

After conducting a review of the law governing off the plan contracts, the State Government has now introduced legislation that prescribes greater disclosure obligations for developers and stronger protections for buyers. Off-the-plan purchases have become hugely more popular over the past decade with sales increasing by 10.6 percent, up from 2,646 in 2008-2009 to 17,218 in… Read more »


Did you see single vehicle crash on Campbelltown Road yesterday?

Police are appealing for witnesses to a single vehicle crash in the Macarthur area which left three people with serious injuries. The incident occurred when a Toyota Hilux crashed into a wall on Campbelltown Road, Campbelltown, near Queen Street just before noon yesterday. Police were told the Hilux was travelling southbound on Campbelltown Road in… Read more »


Pat on the back for Camden’s tireless volunteers

If you go by the numbers – and history – Camden is rich in volunteers. And as everyone knows, when it comes to volunteers, the more the merrier. Their work is priceless – there’s no way we could pay for what they do – and is what makes a Macarthur town like Camden tick. But… Read more »


Mayor welcomes promise to build safe crossings for koalas on Appin Road

Mayor of Campbelltown, George Brticevic has thrown his support behind the commitment of Lendlease to protect the local koala population. He has also backed calls for more action to ensure the safe passage of koalas across Appin Road. Lendlease has announced it would build fauna crossings over and under Appin Road to ensure the safe… Read more »


Leumeah man, 50, charged with attempted murder

A man will face court today on an attempted murder charge following a stabbing during an altercation between neighbours in Leumeah overnight. The incident took place around 8.45pm when two male residents of a unit complex on Middleton Road became involved in a violent altercation in a communal area of the building. During the incident,… Read more »


Camden Monopoly raises $60,000 for domestic violence services

When Camden Council was offered the opportunity to put its name on board game Monopoly it jumped at the chance. Council agreed to have 2,000 Camden Monopoly games made on the basis that it would raise a lot of money for Camden-Wollondilly Domestic Violence Committee and Lifeline Macarthur – $120,000 to be exact. And that’s… Read more »


New call to curb dumped shopping trolley menace

Time to act: Labor MP Greg Warren and Campbelltown deputy mayor Darcy Lound with dumped trolleys along the Moore Oxley Bypass. Abandoned shopping trolleys are a blight on the living environment and at times cause serious inconvenience. Dumped at the gutter end of a parking space in shopping centre carparks means other people can’t park… Read more »

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