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HIV testing so easy you can even do it at home

If you’ve never been tested for HIV or haven’t had a test for more than a year, South Western Sydney Local Health District is encouraging people at risk to get one done. Liverpool Sexual Health Centre’s Christopher Carmody said HIV Awareness Week (November 23-30) in the lead up to World AIDS Day yesterday, Sunday, December… Read more »


Park of the future opens at Warragamba

It’s a new park that has attracted national attention for two very good reasons. The first is that Warragamba civic park offers a twenty-first century play space that caters for people of all ages – and abilities. And, secondly, its location, a stone’s throw from Warragamba Dam. It means people who would normally visit the… Read more »


Spotlight’s on next crop of emerging golfers

Ryan Connors started last year’s academy golf program with a handicap of 11 is now down to 1.2. He’s a talented all round athlete who is really enjoying his golf. As the sun sets on another local golf club championship season, the spotlight turns on our emerging talent ahead of their development program. The South… Read more »


How scholarships help small businesses find their feet

Four local small businesses immersed themselves in a business development and growth program over the past three months. It was all part of the second round of Campbelltown City Council’s business scholarships program. The program offers each participating business access to a co-working space for six months, e-learning resources and online collaboration, and advanced business… Read more »


Work of art tribute to our organ donors

Susan Grant dipped her paintbrush, swirled the colours on canvas and created a wonderful memorial for organ and tissue donors. Her artwork, named Finding Hope for Life uses symbols to represent organ and tissue donation. The tree depicts families coming together and branching out even through difference. “The blue veins in the piece are one’s… Read more »


Registrations open for RunWest mark II

Campbelltown runner Izmira Mohd took part in the first  RunWest and she’s set to do it all again in 2020. And no wonder – Izmira was one of more than 7,500 registrations for this giant community event. Izmira did the 4km family fun run with her husband and son earlier this year and will be doing it… Read more »


Social housing boost in Campbelltown – thanks to Vinnies

Vinnies is coming to the rescue of people who can only afford to live in social housing. Up to 100 local people in this situation will now be able to live in a brand new apartment block of 48 units in the heart of Campbelltown that was officially opened today. The purpose built community complex… Read more »


Menangle Park: from farm land to a riverside town

Campbelltown’s newest master planned community, Menangle Park, is set to transform vast tracks of land previously used for farming into a parkland town on the banks of the Nepean River. The Chinese developer behind the new population centre south of Campbelltown, Dahua Group Australia (DGA), has announced that it has finally opened a land sales… Read more »


Slugging us to park at Campbelltown Hospital a new low, says Warren

Campbelltown MP Greg Warren has taken the issue of paid parking at Campbelltown Hospital all the way to the floor of the Parliament of NSW. In the coming months the NSW Liberal Government will, for the first time, slug patients, their loved ones and staff with paid parking at Campbelltown Hospital. Mr Warren has demanded… Read more »


Christmas food and toy appeals under way in Macarthur

Campbelltown Mayor George Brticevic with donations at the HJ Daley Library. Camden and Campbelltown are both running Christmas appeals once again and their aim is to collect as many toys and as much food as possible from local residents. Where they differ is where all the items donated will go. All donations of toys and… Read more »


Council green light for Arcadian Hills park

A brand new park for a brand new estate in Camden is on the way. It follows a decision at last night’s Camden Council’s ordinary meeting to give the green light to the company that will build the park at Arcadian Hills near Cobbitty. Greater West Landscapes Pty Ltd will construct the $537,650 park on… Read more »


Jacaranda Festival a big hit

The second Jacaranda Festival along Camden’s Argyle Street over the weekend was a big hit and sets it up for a third go in 2020. Even Elvis turned up on Friday night when the festival kicked off with the sound of music at various venue, including upstairs@freds and Camden RSL. It was followed up with… Read more »

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