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Small funding boost for our RFS brigades

Every little bit counts, especially after the summer we’ve just had. That’s how RFS brigades from Menangle to Exeter must feel after receiving grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 to purchase small equipment items. A total of 21 RFS brigades across the federal electorate of Hume received funding from the Australian Government’s volunteer grants program…. Read more »

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Academy making the right moves in search of silver lining

The absence of structure and organised events within the sporting world has been a significant challenge for participants and administrators across the board. Covid-19 has led our whole society into new territory but, as is, often the case; opportunity is borne in adversity. South West Sydney Academy of Sport (SWSAS) is one sports organisation that… Read more »

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Exercise: humans built for movement, so why just sit there

Stepping outside for some fresh air and exercise is bringing physical and mental health benefits to south western Sydney residents during the Covid-19 pandemic.  South Western Sydney Local Health District exercise physiologist Daisy Ho says Exercise Right Week during May 25 to 31 highlighted the importance of movement in our daily lives, particularly while staying… Read more »

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It’s all downhill from here on housing starts

The Housing Industry Association (HIA) says it has revised its forecasts and now expects housing starts in NSW to be down by 27.5 per cent this financial year and to decline by a further 34.1 per cent in 2020/21. The forecasts are included in the HIA Quarterly Economic and Industry Outlook reports published last week…. Read more »

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Freelander goes into bat for ‘iconic’ arts centre

Campbelltown Arts Centre recently missed out on Australian Council of the arts grants. In a double whammy it has been hit by lockdown orders during the past few months and there has been no support for the arts sector in general. Dr Mike Freelander has gone into bat for the arts centre, saying it’s a… Read more »

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Female prison officer charged over relationship with inmate

A Corrective Services NSW officer has been charged over an alleged inappropriate relationship with an inmate at a correctional facility in Sydney. The Ingleburn woman’s employment has also been suspended. Last week, detectives from the Corrective Services Investigation Unit commenced an investigation following a referral from the correctional facility, over an alleged inappropriate relationship between… Read more »

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How public sector workers can go from ‘iso’ to ‘ISO’ in Ingleburn

The Ingleburn central business district boasts a location second to none. Known locally as Ingleburn Village, it has a train station and bus interchange at its western end and is strategically located between two major regional centres, Liverpool and Campbelltown. Ingleburn is home to range of government services, retail and other businesses. But it also… Read more »

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How to tackle the lockdown rubbish spike

You will not be surprised to learn that while we’ve been stuck at home during the lockdown we have been producing a lot more rubbish than before the pandemic arrived. Camden Council says that over the past two months weekly household waste has increased by 15 percent. Now we are being urged to look at… Read more »

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Work to start on major projects in $89m council spend

Campbelltown Council plans to spend $89 million on infrastructure next financial year, including major projects such as the sport centre of excellence and Billabong Parklands. The total budget forecast for the 2020-2021 financial year is $272 million. As well as the major projects, council says the $89 million capital works program will go towards building… Read more »

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Kick off on construction of bigger home for footy club

Senior and junior footballers from Campbelltown Uniting Church Soccer Club will enjoy new change rooms and facilities when a new $1.2 million amenities building at Lynwood Park is completed. Construction has started on the upgrade project, which will more than double the size of the club’s previous amenities building at Lynwood Park. There will be… Read more »

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Work kicks off on footy club’s bigger home

Footballers from Campbelltown Uniting Church Soccer Club will enjoy new change rooms and facilities when a new $1.2 million amenities building at Lynwood Park is completed. Construction has started on the upgrade project, which will more than double the size of the club’s previous amenities building at Lynwood Park. There will be a club meeting… Read more »

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Campbelltown leads the way as PCYC reopen

Campbelltown is among eight Police Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYC) which have resumed operations following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions. Operation Restart saw Campbelltown PCYC, which is located in Minto Road, Minto open with limited services last week. PCYC operates a total of 64 clubs across the state, with more than 110,000 members and 70,000 youth… Read more »

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