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Local cricket the winner in T20 World Cup Legacy Fund

Cricket clubs in Macarthur have been successful in securing grants in Round 2 of the NSW ICC T20 World Cup 2020 Cricket Legacy Fund.  Round 2 saw more than $2 million available for new facilities and programs to support the growth of cricket participation with Camden District Cricket Association receiving $2,500 for the Camden District… Read more »


Funding boost for tenants’ advocacy services

The region’s most vulnerable tenants and homeowners will receive greater support thanks to a boost to NSW Government funding for programs which offer vital education, advice and advocacy services.  Member for Camden Peter Sidgreaves says Macarthur Legal Centre’s South West Sydney Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service (SWSTAAS) will continue to provide these vital services over… Read more »


Book mammogram with a friend: it could save your lives

BreastScreen NSW is encouraging women to get together with a friend to book a mammogram in the lead up to Breast Cancer Awareness Month, to boost screening rates and save lives. More than one in eight women in NSW will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, but almost half of women aged 50-74… Read more »


Local football associations happy to be in Macarthur FC Bulls pen

Macarthur FC Bulls haven’t kicked a ball in anger yet, but they are kicking plenty of goals off the field. The Bulls, who will join the A-League premiership from season 2020-21 in 12 months, have cemented their grassroots foundations with a formal agreement with three South West Sydney football associations. The Macarthur Football Association, Southern… Read more »


Why a Service NSW centre in Edmondson Park should be top priority

There are plenty of reasons why it should be a top priority to open a Service NSW centre in Edmondson Park. To start with, Edmondson Park, which straddles the Liverpool and Campbelltown local government areas, is one of Sydney’s fastest growing communities. Around 6,000 new homes are earmarked for the suburb, with more than 1,000… Read more »


Microgrids may power the future

Regional communities will benefit from more secure, affordable and reliable power under a $50 million program to support feasibility studies into microgrids. The first round of the Regional and Remote Communities Reliability Fund is now open to applications from across Australia. Up to $20 million of grants will be awarded through this first round. The… Read more »


Off duty police officer charged with drink driving

An off duty police officer was charged with a drink-driving and his licence suspended after he returned a positive result at a roadside breath test in Narellan. His vehicle was stopped by officers from Campbelltown Traffic and Highway Patrol on Richardson Road just after 11pm last Friday. He was arrested and taken to Eagle Vale… Read more »


A little recognition time for Werriwa volunteers

More than 40 South West Sydney volunteers have been recognised for their tireless contribution to the community. Federal Member for Werriwa, Anne Stanley, presented them with plaques and certificates at a ceremony earlier this month. “Australians are known around the world for being such a warm, community minded people,” Ms Stanley said. “We are recognised… Read more »


On the way: world class BMX facility at Camden

It’s full steam ahead for construction on the new world class BMX facility at Kirkham Park, Elderslie. The $1.6 million first stage of the project will include the construction of a five metre start hill, floodlighting, access ramps, timing and scoring system, main racetrack and landscaping.   When complete in February 2020 – weather permitting –… Read more »


More than $13m in community facilities for The Hermitage

More than $13 million in capital works and community facilities is in store for residents of The Hermitage at Gledswood Hills. It follows a Camden Council green light for a revised Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) from the developer, Sekisui House. Major aspects of the VPA include new parks, road transport, cycleway and pedestrian network infrastructure… Read more »


Academy netballers set bar a little higher for next crop

The bar has been set a little higher for the next intake of young netballers at South West Sydney Academy of Sport. The impressive individual and team performances at the 2019 Academy Challenge in Orange last week also meant a successful season finish for the current crop of SWSAS netballers. Erin Bloor was named MVP… Read more »

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