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A little recognition time for Werriwa volunteers

More than 40 South West Sydney volunteers have been recognised for their tireless contribution to the community. Federal Member for Werriwa, Anne Stanley, presented them with plaques and certificates at a ceremony earlier this month. “Australians are known around the world for being such a warm, community minded people,” Ms Stanley said. “We are recognised… Read more »


On the way: world class BMX facility at Camden

It’s full steam ahead for construction on the new world class BMX facility at Kirkham Park, Elderslie. The $1.6 million first stage of the project will include the construction of a five metre start hill, floodlighting, access ramps, timing and scoring system, main racetrack and landscaping.   When complete in February 2020 – weather permitting –… Read more »


More than $13m in community facilities for The Hermitage

More than $13 million in capital works and community facilities is in store for residents of The Hermitage at Gledswood Hills. It follows a Camden Council green light for a revised Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) from the developer, Sekisui House. Major aspects of the VPA include new parks, road transport, cycleway and pedestrian network infrastructure… Read more »


Academy netballers set bar a little higher for next crop

The bar has been set a little higher for the next intake of young netballers at South West Sydney Academy of Sport. The impressive individual and team performances at the 2019 Academy Challenge in Orange last week also meant a successful season finish for the current crop of SWSAS netballers. Erin Bloor was named MVP… Read more »


Stopping wild dogs, foxes in their tracks team effort

For the past four years, Peter and Deb Byrne have taken part in the Macarthur wild dog and fox control campaign to protect their pets, livestock and property at The Oaks. Coordinated twice a year by Greater Sydney Local Land Services, the program has grown in size to include about 40 major landholders across Orangeville,… Read more »


Major funding boost to transform key Raby Road intersections

The busy intersections of Spitfire Drive and Eagle Vale Drive on Raby Road will be upgraded after the Morrison Government gave the green light to yet another major congestion busting project in the Macarthur region. Funded under round three of the $200 million Local Road Package, the project includes signalised intersections, widening of the road,… Read more »


Mental health unit without fulltime psychologist for more than two years

Campbelltown Hospital’s adolescent mental health care unit had been without a full-time clinical psychologist for more than two years. The revelation came during State Budget estimates, which were told that between October 2, 2016 and June 10, 2019 the unit, known as Birunji, went without a fulltime clinical psychologist. The NSW Labor opposition say they… Read more »


Stadium naming rights: council call for expressions of interest

Businesses have the chance to take their place in history as the first ever naming rights sponsor for Campbelltown Sports Stadium. Campbelltown City Council has announced that expressions of interest are being sought for an exclusive naming rights sponsor from 2020. The stadium is set to welcome new A-League club, Macarthur FC Bulls, who will… Read more »


Blitz on building sites to protect health of our rivers

Scores of building sites will be inspected next week as part of a blitz to protect local waterways from run-off. The campaign targets erosion and sediment control on building and construction sites and highlights the impact of sediment laden runoff on our waterways. The October 15 blitz aims to build on the improvements achieved in… Read more »


This man is wanted over alleged sexual acts on public transport

Police are re-appealing for information from the community to locate the man pictured who is wanted over offences committed on public transport. Raymond Cornwall, aged 64, is wanted over alleged sexual acts committed on public transport. Mr Cornwall was last seen at Central Railway Station just after 1pm yesterday. He is described as being of… Read more »


East Campbelltown Eagles young guns have a year to remember

Winning seems to come naturally for these rugby league young guns, the East Campbelltown Eagles under nine division one side. The team, which includes one girl, will forever remember 2019 as the year they swept all before them. In June they emerged triumphant in the Paea Cup at Minto, followed it up with the Under… Read more »

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