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World premiere: She Conjured the Clouds set to rock arts fans

She Conjured the Clouds is a glowing, vibrating, technicolour journey of the senses for all ages and abilities. Blending live performance and installation, this spectacular production by critically acclaimed artist Justene Williams aims to shift the conventions of visual arts and theatre to encourage new audiences to experience these mediums. What’s more, arts lovers and… Read more »


Home ground funding brings Christmas cheer to Camden Tigers

It will soon be a case of turn on the lights at Ron Dine Reserve, the home of Camden Tigers Football Club. The sporting complex, one of the most popular in Camden, will benefit from $101,000 in funding towards the installation of floodlighting to fields three and four. The money will come from the NSW… Read more »


Vital we stay cool on hot summer days

With temperatures predicted to soar once again this summer, local health experts are urging people to keep cool and stay safe in the heat. South Western Sydney Local Health District public health unit acting director Dr Kate Alexander said long periods of extreme heat can have serious impacts on a person’s health. Dr Alexander said… Read more »


Balloons declared enemy of the environment, banned from council events

The humble balloon, a staple of children’s birthday parties, has been declared an enemy of the environment and banned from Campbelltown Council events in the future. The ban is part of a raft of measures included in an updated sustainable events policy, adopted at the last council meeting of the year. Under the new policy,… Read more »

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Christmas cheer for buskers in Camden

Camden Council has given local buskers an extra reason to celebrate this Christmas. The council has just formulated its first ever busking policy, to help ensure a coordinated process is in place for the management of busking activity within the Camden area.  Councillors gave the policy the thumbs up at a meeting earlier this month…. Read more »


Dr Freelander blasts lack of action on vital drug shortages

Doctor Mike Freelander, the federal member for Macarthur, has blasted the Morrison Government for refusing to act over critical drugs shortages. “The EpiPen and the EpiPen Junior (pictured above) are single-use devices that save lives,’’ he says. “I have had countless patients over the years whose lives have been saved by these medications, when suffering… Read more »


We’ve got your back on domestic violence: council staff campaign

Campbelltown Council has adopted an industry leading initiative to support staff experiencing domestic or family violence. Mayor George Brticevic and United Services Union general secretary Graeme Kelly launched the internal council awareness campaign called No Shame in Reaching Out to educate staff on the support that is available to them. Council staff have access to… Read more »


Freight trains finally running between Port Botany and Moorebank intermodal

The Moorebank intermodal proponents have hailed the arrival of the first freight trains carrying containers from Port Botany. The Sydney Intermodal Terminal Alliance (SIMTA) says the first trains carrying containerised freight destined for South West Sydney is the realisation of a vision that goes back 20 years or more. Current operations involve approximately five trains… Read more »


Breathing wall the start of greening our town

Campbelltown commuters will be greeted by cleaner air and a greener urban landscape when a new Breathing Wall is installed at Campbelltown Station. Council has partnered with Junglefy and the University of Technology Sydney to deliver the pilot project at the entrance to the Hurley Street underpass. The Junglefy Breathing Wall is made up of… Read more »

charcoal, coloured pencil and glitter on paper, 54 x 36cm, 2017

The Blake: art prize for exploration of spirituality

Casula Powerhouse arts centre has opened entries to the 66th Blake art and poetry prizes. Artists exploring the wider experience of spirituality, religion and belief are encouraged to submit their works now via the CPAC website, with submissions closing on April 3, 2020. Three prizes will be selected by judges for the best contemporary work… Read more »


Posters with vital message: Lifeline is there for you

Hundreds of posters are going up across the Camden area to help residents connect with Lifeline Macarthur if the need arises during the Christmas season. The posters are being installed in both the male and female toilets in every Camden Council owned community and administration facility. They provide a QR (quick response) code to Lifeline… Read more »

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