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Plan launched for almost 2000 new homes at Menangle village

Close to 4000 new low and medium density homes will be built in Menangle Park, located inside the Campbelltown local government area, over the next decade or so. Construction is under way on the first two stages of the development, pictured. Around just five or six kilometres away is the sleepy Menangle village, which is… Read more »

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Job done, large vaccination centres about to close their doors

With demand now in decline, the NSW Health Covid-19 vaccination program is winding down. The large vaccination clinics we all got to know so well in the past 18 months, including the South Western Sydney vaccination centre at Macquarie Fields, will be gradually closed. The Macquarie Fields centre will close on Sunday, May 29. This… Read more »

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Local voters more volatile than ever and could decide election

As the last week of the campaign gets under way, a new analysis of Western and South Western Sydney voting behaviours reveals the two metropolitan regions could hold the key to the result of Saturday’s federal election. Based at Western Sydney University, the regional thinktank, Centre for Western Sydney, has assessed federal election voting patterns… Read more »

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Western Sydney University opens doors to prospective students

Thinking of going to university but would like to know more? Western Sydney University is inviting of prospective students to check out – much of it from the comfort of their own homes – what it has to offer. Explore Western, between May 16 and 26, is a series of information sessions and activities designed… Read more »

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Community building program has $400,000 up for grabs

The 2022 community building partnership program has $400,000 up for grabs. And all community groups, not-for-profits and sporting groups – even schools – in Campbelltown have to do to get a slice of that pot of taxpayers’ money is apply for a grant. They can apply for a special project they are planning for anywhere… Read more »

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Macarthur orchid survey comes up trumps, despite obstacles

Macarthur Australasian Native Orchid Society’s local native orchid survey faced a number of obstacles, but overall it can be declared a success on a number of levels. The year long survey, funded with a local community investment program grant from AGL, saw MANOS work with the councils of Liverpool, Campbelltown, Camden and Wollondilly, community conservation… Read more »

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True Blue state charging ahead with electric vehicle network

NSW is on the road to building the country’s largest electric vehicle charging network. As part of the plan, the state government is currently offering $20 million in grants to establish up to 3,500 electric vehicle chargers in regional areas of NSW. The co-funded grants, ranging from $2000 to $40,000 per site for EV chargers… Read more »

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Camden Brick Show has a treat or two in store for Lego fans

Local Lego lovers are set for a treat with new, large builds and a special visit organised for the third annual Camden Brick Show later this month. The Brick Show will be hosted by Playwell Events, with more than 70 tables of custom-built Lego models on display including themes ranging from Star Wars, Architecture and… Read more »

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Time to fight back against foxes, but keep it simple

South Western Sydney residents are invited to hear how they can join the fight against pest animals in their area with two free online events later this month. A joint initiative between NSW Department of Primary Industries and Greater Sydney Local Land Services, the two webinars will feature a range of expert speakers and local… Read more »

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Child development unit at Campbelltown Hospital: Labor

An Albanese Government would invest $4 million to establish a child development unit at Campbelltown Hospital. Linda Burney, Labor’s shadow minister for families and social services, made the commitment announcement at Manooka Valley community preschool in Currans Hill. Ms Burney was accompanied by the local federal member for Macarthur, Dr Mike Freelander. “This is a… Read more »

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Tick of approval for $6m to further upgrade Silverdale Road

Wollondilly Council has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of another $6.1 million in additional funding for upgrades and safety improvements to Silverdale Road at Warragamba and Silverdale. The funding from the Federal Government’s round four local roads package, will go towards further improvements on a 6.7 km section of Silverdale Road (pictured) between Taylors Road… Read more »

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