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Local school ready to deal with a Covid-19 infection

Macarthur Anglican School are working hard to stay Covid-19 free. But if the worst happens, the Cobbitty based school is ready to spring into action to ensure the risk is kept at a low level for their 930 students, teachers and staff. “At the beginning of the pandemic, we put plans in place to deal… Read more »


How art and nature will enhance healing in Campbelltown Hospital

Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown Hospital and Health Infrastructure NSW are collaborating on an ambitious Arts Health Project that will place community, culture and creativity at the heart of the second stage redevelopment of Campbelltown Hospital. This unique collaboration sees artists invited into the capital program to bring new ideas that will inform the detailed designs… Read more »


Labor’s plan to deal with aged care challenge

More must be done to prepare and support aged care facilities across the nation to be ready for current and future outbreaks of Covid-19.   Federal Member for Macarthur, Dr Mike Freelander, and the Labor Party have again written to the Morrison Government calling for more action to address these concerns and failures within the system…. Read more »


Labor puts more heat on State Govt over M5 toll

Campbelltown MP Greg Warren, who is also the opposition spokesman on Western Sydney, has backed calls to give local motorists a break with the introduction of a toll free grace period on the M5 East Motorway. The state government recently introduced the new toll on the old M5 East Motorway in an effort to reduce… Read more »


18 local schools join Koalatown campaign

Eighteen local schools have signed on to partner Campbelltown City Council on the Koalatown program. Campbelltown East Public School was the first to be officially declared a Koalatown school during a tree planting day held last week. Students planted hundreds of trees on school grounds next to Smiths Creek Reserve, a regular koala movement corridor…. Read more »


Major Camden Council sites registered as Covid Safe

Camden Council says it has shown its commitment to the health and safety of the community and its staff by officially registering major facilities as Covid Safe. The Oran Park administration building, Camden civic centre, Oran Park, Camden (pictured) and Narellan libraries, the Alan Baker art gallery and Mount Annan leisure centre were the council… Read more »


How hospital redevelopment is empowering Indigenous youth

Five local Indigenous high school students are taking the first steps in their future careers as part of the team building the $632 million stage two Campbelltown Hospital redevelopment. The Year 10 students from five Campbelltown high schools are receiving world class training through the Diz Footprints empowerment program, established to support the education and… Read more »


Campaign against M5 toll wins cross party support

A notice of motion calling for relief from road tolls has won support across party lines at Liverpool Council. Labor councillor Nathan Hagarty’s motion calls on the State Government to consider a range of measures to alleviate the financial burden of the new tolls on the M8 and M5 East, including a cashback scheme, a… Read more »


Heat is on as top four starts to take shape

A clear top four is starting to emerge in both the men’s and women’s competitions of the 2020 Ottimo House M-League. Oran Park, Gunners, Tigers and Narellan have broken away from the rest of the pack after six rounds of the men’s competition. In the women’s competition it’s a similar story, with Camden Tigers, Ingleburn,… Read more »


State govt failing its own disability standards on public transport

If the state government observed its own policy for the provision of accessible facilities on public transport infrastructure, Macquarie Fields station would have a lift by now. The policy has a fancy name, Disability Standard for Public Transport, but it hasn’t helped Macquarie Fields make the cut so far. This policy is supposed to ensure… Read more »


Settling in is all sewn up

A TAFE sewing course is helping Campbelltown resident Thiekra Abdullah adjust to life in Australia. The 53-year-old, who fled to Australia from Iraq, is half-way through the eight week course at Focus Connect Campbelltown.  “The sewing classes have helped so much in giving me a circle of friends in the community who are in a similar position to… Read more »


Wests calling with a $20,000 boost for Lifeline Macarthur

During March, April and May, Lifeline Macarthur received more than 250,000 calls for help. There had already been an increase in calls this year, but the Covid-19 pandemic spiked up the number of people seeking help from Lifeline. Following the start of the pandemic, 47 percent of callers to Lifeline Macarthur’s 13 11 14 call… Read more »

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