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Werriwa MP goes into bat for local tradies

Trades jobs in South West Sydney are at risk with a massive drop in home building activity projected to hit the housing industry due to the impact of Covid-19. Anne Stanley, the Federal Member for Werriwa, says housing construction has been spared from lockdown measures but current projects are winding up, and new work is… Read more »

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Mission accomplished as community centre turns 50

Fifty years ago today, on May 1, 1970, Her Royal Highness Princess Anne opened Mission Australia’s Green Valley Community Centre. At the age of 19 and on her first solo royal engagement, Princess Anne opened the service, alongside future Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, who attended as the local Federal Member for Werriwa. Charles and Margaret… Read more »

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Respiratory clinics to open doors on Monday

From Monday all four Commonwealth funded GP led respiratory clinics being established across South Western Sydney to combat the Covid-19 pandemic will be operating. The clinics at Fairfield, Campbelltown, Picton and Mittagong are among up to 100 clinics being established across the country under the Australian Government’s $2.4 billion national health plan. In March, the… Read more »

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Leppington commuter car park plans get green light

Work to deliver a new commuter car park with up to 1,000 additional spaces at Leppington Station is on track to start mid-year after plans for the project were approved.   Member for Camden Peter Sidgreaves said the upgrade is part of the NSW Government’s commuter car park program, which is an initiative to provide commuters… Read more »

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Helping hand for small farms doing it tough

Greater Sydney Local Land Services (GSLLS) has launched a series of online resources to support small farmers during self-isolation.  The Big Shift for Small Farms podcast and From the Ground Up – marketing fundamentals video series include a broad range of expert advice and information for growers and producers running a variety of business from… Read more »

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In court: woman who spat at fast food girl, coughed at constable

A 51-year-old woman allegedly spat at an employee of an Eagle Vale fast food outlet and then coughed in the face of a police officer after claiming she had tested positive for coronavirus. About 8.20pm, officers from Campbelltown City Police Area Command were called to a fast food restaurant at the Eagle Vale shopping centre,… Read more »

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Former NATO interpreter honing counselling skills to meet new challenge

Before studying at TAFE NSW as a mature age student, Jasmina Djezic worked as a Bosnian interpreter for NATO. Going to TAFE helped the Campbelltown resident relaunch her career in the community services sector. Now Ms Djezic is on her way to a Bachelor of Social Work degree because she wants to be in the frontline of counselling support services. Demand… Read more »

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Camden residents to get $100 rebate on their rates

Camden Council has announced a $100 rates rebate as part of its $16.8 million support package for residents and local businesses. The rates rebate alone will cost council $4 million. Mayor of Camden, Cr Theresa Fedeli, said the $100 rate rebate is a significant part of the package. “This will mean a massive 93 per… Read more »

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How one Macarthur school adapted to the Covid-19 reality

As early as January, Dr David Nockles, the headmaster of Macarthur Anglican School, started planning for a potential lockdown period when Covid-19 began to surface. Mr Nockles said he first became aware of potential disruption due to Covid-19 in January when the school’s international students began returning from overseas.  “While we didn’t predict the scale… Read more »

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Councils rescue package ‘too little, too late’

The NSW Labor Opposition has branded the Berejiklian Government’s local government stimulus package as being too late for some NSW councils. Labor has also raised serious concerns that $250 million, the vast majority of funding in the package, is to be allocated as loans to councils, instead of direct funding for shovel ready projects. “What… Read more »

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Read all about it: library books delivered for free

The latest Covid-19 initiatives by local councils include home solar and battery information webinars at Camden and book delivery service from Campbelltown libraries. Elderly people and home schooling parents can now access books and other resources from their local library through Campbelltown Council’s new delivery and click and collect services. People aged over 70 years… Read more »

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Appin service station robbed on Saturday night

Police are appealing for public assistance to identify two men who robbed a service station at Appin on Saturday night. A console operator of the service station on Appin Road was threatened by two men who had their faces covered. They left the scene with cash and officers from Campbelltown Police Area Command were alerted…. Read more »

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