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Designs unveiled for $790m hospital redevelopment

The $790 million redevelopment of Liverpool Hospital is one step closer with the unveiling of the designs for the world class medical, research and education precinct.  Health Minister Brad Hazzard thanked the hospital staff and community who contributed to the extensive consultation that has helped shape the project.  “This is a major milestone in delivering… Read more »

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Perfect home for newest reverse vending machine

Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living at Mount Annan now boasts a reverse vending machine – and about time, too. The not for profit charity organisation is focused on supporting the community via sustainable education. Sustainable practices for schools, homes, urban precincts, and businesses are provided at the centre. The centre also displays and demonstrates alternative… Read more »

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Grants to help clubs be ready when local sport returns

The Southern Cross Gliding Club will install a glider training simulator at their clubhouse. Bringelly Netball Club will provide umpire and coaching courses. Oran Park Cricket Club will put on a level two coaching clinic, offer first aid courses and a club governance strategy workshop, plus subsidised uniforms for their players. Camden Junior AFL Football… Read more »

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Council to build Aboriginal Yarning Circle in local park

An Aboriginal cultural space called Yarning Circle will be built at Koshigaya Park as part of the Campbelltown 2020 program. Yarning Circles come in different designs and sizes, so Campbelltown Council is inviting residents to contribute to the design process. Residents have until June 30 to have their say. A Yarning Circle is a cultural… Read more »

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Libraries, sport fields to reopen June 1

A raft of community facilities are set to reopen to the public across Campbelltown and Camden from next Monday, June 1. Libraries, the Campbelltown Arts Centre and sport fields are among facilities to become available to the public. There will be restrictions in place on the advice of health authorities. “We’re carefully reopening facilities with… Read more »

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Green light for mega school at Austral

An Austral school has received planning approval for a massive upgrade that will transform it from a 300 student primary school into a mega educational centre of more than 2,000 students from kindergarten through to Year 12. The redevelopment of St Anthony of Padua Catholic College, located in Eleventh Avenue, will result in expanded educational… Read more »

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Print is dead, long live local digital news

The closure of printed local newspapers is the end of an era but doesn’t have to be the end of local news coverage, writes GREG WARREN, the state member for Campbelltown. News Local mastheads have been a staple throughout Western Sydney communities for many decades and they have been passionate and valuable advocates for those… Read more »

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Labor slams vote on financial lifeline for Liverpool business

Small businesses in Liverpool will have to wait up to six weeks to receive desperately needed stimulus funding after Liberal and independent councillors voted down plans for quicker access. Labor councillors say this will be another blow to local businesses with their backs to the wall because of the economic damage caused by the coronavirus… Read more »

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Reconciliation is everyone’s business

National Reconciliation Week is an opportunity for all Australians to reflect on our troubled history and how far we’ve progressed down the path of resolving the differences between settler communities and First Nations peoples, says the federal member for Werriwa Anne Stanley. “There have been signs of progress in the past two decades, but it has… Read more »

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Green light for indoor Olympic pool

The Olympic pool at the Sydney Aquatic Centre at Homebush used for the 2000 Sydney Games. Camden will now get its own indoor 50m pool at Oran Park. Young residents dreaming of winning gold medals in swimming won’t have far to go for training when Camden’s first Olympic sized indoor swimming pool opens in 2024…. Read more »

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BreastScreen van hits the road to Picton

The BreastScreen van has hit the road and is heading to Wollondilly Shire – and it will be Covid-19 safe, too. It will be at Picton during June 1-19 at Davidson Lane car park, off Menangle Street, near St Mark’s Anglican Church. BreastScreen NSW clinical director of South Western Sydney Local Health District, Dr Patsy… Read more »

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Community sport needs return to play plan

The NSW Labor Opposition has called on the Berejiklian Government to finally release their return to play plan for community sport and recreation facilities in Western Sydney. Such action would give organisations certainty for the months ahead. However despite calls from state sporting organisations for clear guidelines and the release of return to play plans… Read more »

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