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Refugees welcomed into our communities

Wherever they have settled in outer South Western Sydney, refugees have received a warm welcome. From Camden to Liverpool, local communities have opened their arms to them over the years. Almost one million refugees have arrived in our country since 1947. Mount Annan resident and Camden Council Cohesive Communities Advisory Group member, Sana Al-Ahmar, said… Read more »

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Safe koala crossings way to go

Just imagine two or three of these crossings along Appin Road, says local veteran environmental activist Pat Durman. She says it would mean the local koala population and all the other native animals living on both sides of the road would have a safe crossing. “And with really workable corridors across Mount Gilead with links… Read more »

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Fifty reasons to stay under speed limit

Camden Council is giving motorists 50 good reasons to stick to 50 kilometres per hour on local streets – and the biggest one is road safety.  In the Camden area, on average, 26 people are injured in speed related crashes on local streets ever year.  Mayor of Camden, Cr Theresa Fedeli, says there is a… Read more »

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Building contract for Leppington station commuter car park

Work to deliver a new car park with up to 1,000 additional car parking spaces at Leppington Station will start in the next few weeks with the contract awarded to the A W Edwards company. Geotechnical work and further site investigations will commence in the coming weeks, before major construction begins on the multi storey… Read more »

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Claymore woman in court over armed threats

A Claymore woman was due to appear in court today after allegedly pointing a gun at nearby residents on two occasions last night. Police will allege in court that about 9pm a 54-year-old woman armed with a firearm went to a home on Abrahams Way, Claymore and knocked on the door. Two male occupants opened… Read more »

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Why volunteers always rise to the occasion

Thirty-one tireless community volunteers across outer South Western Sydney have been honoured in this year’s Werriwa Volunteer Awards. Among them are people like Neola Funes from headspace Campbelltown, Raymond Pullen from Ingleburn Tennis Club, Margaret Bennett from Meals on Wheels Liverpool, Janette Marshall from Salvation Army Macquarie Fields and Donna Palmer from Curran Public School… Read more »

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New council trucks carrying more than just waste

Two new Camden Council trucks won’t just be carrying waste when they hit the road. They have been wrapped with messages aimed at spreading the word about men’s health. Council partnered with the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and Beyond Blue to produce the designs and messages on the sides of the trucks, which were… Read more »

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Sport centre of excellence final designs unveiled

More than five years after it was mooted, the final designs have finally been lodged for the $25.1 million Campbelltown Sport and Health Centre of Excellence. When it is completed – no schedule has been provided at this stage – it will include indoor recovery pool and sports courts, gym and program areas, elite training… Read more »

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Free hospital parking to end July 1

Staff at Campbelltown Hospital could be faced with the prospect of taking home less pay next month, compared to what they did a year ago.  An email sent to hospital staff recently warned that paid parking – for the first time – would begin at the hospital. While no definitive date was provided, several people… Read more »

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Play space with the lot on the way

Campbelltown residents who live west of the railway line will soon be able to take their kids to a play space with the lot. There will be a combination play unit, climbing net, accessible swing, combination swing set and an accessible carousel and trampoline when work is completed this September at Eagle Farm Reserve, Eagle… Read more »

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Picton GPO to become business hub

The drought affected Picton area is set to receive a boost of $224,364 for new local infrastructure. The funding is part of the federal government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF). It will be used towards the repair and upgrade of the Picton GPO to create an inclusive hub for business owners, start-ups and employees. Federal… Read more »

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Return to new normal rolls on

The reopening of local facilities rolls on with the Campbelltown pound – also known as the Animal Care Facility or ACF – set to open to the public from next Tuesday, June 9. Also reopening on the same date will be the Campbelltown civic centre customer service area on the ground floor of council’s Queen… Read more »

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