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Jingle bells, jingle bells, where’s our fair share, Gladys

For the fifth consecutive year, local MP Anoulack Chanthivong has penned a letter to Santa calling for his community’s fair share.  The State Member for Macquarie Fields said the letter voiced the community’s frustration at the Liberal Government’s failure to deliver for his electorate and was a plea for action, not empty promises.  “Each year,… Read more »


Numbers reflect time our volunteers put in

The numbers tell the story of Campbelltown’s legion of volunteers. At the annual Gift of Time awards ceremony this week no fewer than 56 local organisations and their 1,354 volunteers were acknowledged by Campbelltown Council. Nominated by members of the community, they received their certificates from the mayor, George Brticevic. Continuing with the numbers theme,… Read more »


Wests in $5,000 boost for youth drug, alcohol program

The Youth Solutions Drug and Alcohol Information and Resilience Skills [DAIR] program does just what its name implies: teach participants the skills they need to reduce drug and alcohol related harm. As well as providing drug and alcohol education and safety strategies, the project focuses on mental health and resilience aimed at developing positive coping… Read more »


Driver charged with intentionally crashing his vehicle

A 70 year old man has been charged with allegedly crashing his vehicle intentionally last week. He and two other people in the vehicle at the time were seriously injured. The alleged incident occurred around 11am last Thursday. Emergency services were called after reports a Toyota Hilux had crashed into a wall on Campbelltown Road,… Read more »


Artificial intelligence in diabetes breakthrough at Campbelltown Hospital

In a “win-win’’ breakthrough, medical experts at Campbelltown Hospital are using artificial intelligence (AI) to identify health problems in patients with diabetes quicker than ever before. For patients it means fewer visits to the hospital to find out if they have diabetes or eye problems. The endocrinology and ophthalmology teams at the hospital have joined… Read more »


Here come the designers for Campbelltown Billabong

Artist’s impression of the Campbelltown Billabong. Campbelltown Council, which has just appointed consultants Place Design Group and Liquid Blu Architects to develop the design plans for the Campbelltown Billabong Parklands, says it will be “delivered by June 2022’’. The $18.75 million project has been funded through the Western Sydney City Deal Liveability Fund. Council says… Read more »


Sisters united under one roof in time for Christmas

Sisters united: Mira and Rada in Rada’s home. The two kilometre walk to each other’s place has been getting harder and harder for sisters Mira and Rada. But now they are ecstatic because they are about to spend their first Christmas under the same roof. The Balkan refugees, who are both widowed, will live in… Read more »


Shopkeepers fill trolley with Christmas gifts for kids

A trolley full of gifts from Macarthur Square retailers means a few more children will have an extra special Christmas this year. The gifts were contributed towards the annual Christmas toy drive of Campbelltown MP Greg Warren.  A grateful Mr Warren said he was humbled by the number of people throughout the community who contributed… Read more »


Teenagers can make a splash for free in January

 For teenagers, cooling off in January will be as easy as a splash in the local pool. It’s all thanks to the popular initiative, Cool Off in Camden, which gives residents aged from 12 to 18 years free entry to Camden War Memorial Pool (below) and Mount Annan Leisure Centre pool for the entire month… Read more »


Endless smoke haze: hospital presentations up 25%

NSW Health is reminding people to once again be vigilant about their health, with smoke from many fires continuing to blanket the Sydney metropolitan area.  The South Western Sydney Local Health District public health unit director, Dr Naru Paul, said the fire emergency engulfing many parts of the State means the smoke that has affected… Read more »


Overcrowding and service delays loom as peak hour train loads hit 148%

Peak hour trains on the T8 line are among the most overcrowded in Sydney, with passenger loads hitting 180 per cent of capacity in the morning.  Statistics from Transport for NSW’s Transport Performance and Analytics section show the T8 Line city-bound has an average load factor of 148 per cent between 8am and 9am.    The… Read more »


New laws offer more protection when buying off the plan

After conducting a review of the law governing off the plan contracts, the State Government has now introduced legislation that prescribes greater disclosure obligations for developers and stronger protections for buyers. Off-the-plan purchases have become hugely more popular over the past decade with sales increasing by 10.6 percent, up from 2,646 in 2008-2009 to 17,218 in… Read more »

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