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More Macarthur FC home games could be in jeopardy

The fallout continues from last night’s sensational revelation Macarthur FC were forced to relocate their opening A-League game against Wellington Phoenix because of the sub standard playing surface at Campbelltown Stadium. The Bulls, while disappointed with Campbelltown Council for failing to inform them of the situation in time to relocateRead more »


Emotional night as veteran councillors say final goodbyes

Can someone please check my pulse, asked an emotional Campbelltown councillor Bob Thompson at last night’s council meeting. His reaction to receiving a hug from council general manager Lindy Deitz summed up the final meeting of this very, very long term. The previous election was in September 2016, but thanksRead more »


Campbelltown firefighter started out picking mangoes at 15

Campbelltown firefighter Peter Jensen took a while to find a career he could call his own. His family is from Horn Island in the Torres Strait and Mapoon in far north Queensland, and he grew up on Jirrbal country in the Atherton Tablelands, where he began picking mangoes and tobaccoRead more »


Wild dogs, foxes targeted in Spring campaign for Macarthur

Biosecurity experts have again joined forces with landholders in the Macarthur region to launch a pest animal control campaign throughout Spring. Led by Greater Sydney Local Land Services, the program is set to target wild dogs and foxes threatening livestock, wildlife, and domestic pets in the area. Project lead, seniorRead more »


The road to resilience and recovery after losing a child

Ken Barnard is a father of four who is surviving a parent’s worst fear of losing a child. After a knock on their door in July 2014, Ken and his wife, Lynn, learnt that their youngest son Aaron had died by suicide. Ken, now 70 years-old, says: “Our world collapsed.’’Read more »


Better deal on the way for aerotropolis landowners

The NSW Government looks set to implement at least some of the recommendations of a report from the Independent Community Commissioner for the Western Sydney Aerotropolis. There are 40 recommendations from the Commissioner on how the government could better support local landowners.  Key recommendations supported by the government include: Establishing the Independent CommunityRead more »


Why new stormwater drainage systems are a health hazard

Stormwater drainage systems South Western Sydney councils are being forced to build in new residential areas should be reconsidered, says Peter Harle. The Liverpool councillor says he has been opposed to these stormwater systems for more than 10 years because they are hideously expensive to maintain and a health hazardRead more »

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