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Liverpool Council’s $20,000 cash boost for local RFS heroes

Liverpool City Council is donating $20,000 to the local fire service to assist in providing essential services that may be needed during this year’s extreme bushfire season. “We are extremely grateful to the NSW Rural Fire Service for their support during one of the most difficult bushfire seasons we have ever experienced,” said Mayor Wendy… Read more »

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Spring Farm Parkway road to nowhere for five more years

The NSW Labor Opposition has slammed the Berejiklian Government for putting the brakes on building the long awaited Spring Farm Parkway, despite promising to deliver the vital piece of infrastructure “as soon as possible.”   It has now been revealed stage one of the key east-west link to support the Greater Macarthur area won’t be… Read more »

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Local government bushfire co-ordination service set up

The State Government has launched an urgent appeal to councils across NSW to help their counterparts in bushfire affected areas with disaster support and recovery efforts. “NSW is in the grip of one of the worst bushfire seasons in living memory and affected communities urgently need all the help they can get,’’ says Shelley Hancock,… Read more »

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Fireworks get the chop but show will go on at Campbelltown NYE party

The fireworks at Campbelltown’s annual New Year’s Eve event have been cancelled but the show will go on at Campbelltown’s popular New Year’s Eve party. Lindy Deitz, the general manager of Campbelltown City Council, has just announced that the fireworks are off for this year’s event, “in light of the current extreme bushfire conditions and… Read more »

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New entry rules for council pools to boost safety of children

New entry requirements will be rolled out at Campbelltown Council’s leisure centres in the New Year to meet the updated safety guidelines set by the Royal Life Saving Society of Australia (RLSSA). Under the RLSSA Keep Watch at Public Pools safety program, children aged 11 to 14 must now be accompanied by a parent or… Read more »

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Extra tax on electric cars hit for six

A new report from Infrastructure Partnerships Australia that suggests an additional road user charge on electric vehicles should be introduced is economically illiterate and should be rejected out of hand, according to the Electric Vehicle Council (EVC). The CEO of EVC, Behyad Jafari, says the vast potential of EVs to improve the nation’s air quality,… Read more »

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Oldies who own their home give downsizing cold shoulder

Unless their health declines, older Australians who own their homes don’t give downsizing even a second’s thought. New research by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) confirms what we already knew: around 65 per cent of home owners aged 65–74 in 2001 were still living in their original residence in 2016. The AHURI… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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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