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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 »


Stopping wild dogs, foxes in their tracks team effort

For the past four years, Peter and Deb Byrne have taken part in the Macarthur wild dog and fox control campaign to protect their pets, livestock and property at The Oaks. Coordinated twice a year by Greater Sydney Local Land Services, the program has grown in size to include about 40 major landholders across Orangeville,… Read more »


Major funding boost to transform key Raby Road intersections

The busy intersections of Spitfire Drive and Eagle Vale Drive on Raby Road will be upgraded after the Morrison Government gave the green light to yet another major congestion busting project in the Macarthur region. Funded under round three of the $200 million Local Road Package, the project includes signalised intersections, widening of the road,… Read more »


Mental health unit without fulltime psychologist for more than two years

Campbelltown Hospital’s adolescent mental health care unit had been without a full-time clinical psychologist for more than two years. The revelation came during State Budget estimates, which were told that between October 2, 2016 and June 10, 2019 the unit, known as Birunji, went without a fulltime clinical psychologist. The NSW Labor opposition say they… Read more »

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