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UWS to help find stress solutions for cops

A landmark research project will help NSW Police Force develop fresh solutions to help officers become more resilient and assist those suffering from stress-related illness. The three-year project will see academics from the Australian Catholic University (ACU) and University of Western Sydney (UWS) survey serving police officers and conduct further study to develop, for the first time, information-based scientific analysis of the NSW Police Force. NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione, Police and Emergency Services Minister, Stuart Ayres, Special Projects Assistant Commissioner Peter Gallagher and Human Resources Commander, Assistant Commissioner Carlene York, were joined by Dr Michael Kennedy from UWS and… Read more »

Liverpool youth services win boost

Youth services in Liverpool have been greatly improved following the opening of Uniting Care Burnside’s Youth Hope Program.   Youth Hope is a service for vulnerable young people aged 9-15 who are at risk of significant harm as a result of neglect, homelessness, domestic violence or drug and alcohol use. The service is being trialled over four years in six locations where there have been a high number of child protection reports for children in this age bracket.   As the Deputy Chair – Committee on Children and Young People, I felt privileged to be invited to speak at such… Read more »

Russell Matheson

Macarthur area’s special role in Battle of Beersheba: Matheson

Macarthur MP Russell Matheson spoke in parliament today, July 17, to raise awareness of the Australian Light Horse regiments who fought in the Battle of Beersheba and Macarthur’s special role as a training ground for these men and their horses. In his speech Mr Matheson spoke about the remarkable and decisive victory changed the history of the Middle East and helped create The Australian Light Horse Legend. “Whilst Gallipoli is one of the ANZACS best known battles in military history, the Battle of Beersheba is described as one of Australia’s greatest military triumphs,” Mr Matheson said. “This battle and the men… Read more »

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CCTV cameras rolled out in shopping precincts

Improved lighting will be installed in the vicinity of CCTV cameras in shopping precincts to ensure they are a fully effective deterrent to crime and anti social behaviour. Campbelltown City Council has begun installation of a number of closed circuit TV (CCTV) street cameras within the Campbelltown and Ingleburn centralRead more »

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Western Sydney Airport: flight paths get safety tick

Airservices Australia has developed indicative flight paths for Western Sydney’s proposed airport that demonstrate safe separation with flights operating from Kingsford Smith Airport. The flight paths also take into account restricted airspace operating around RAAF Base Richmond and the Defence facility at Orchard Hills. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister forRead more »

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Boarding house plan for Ingleburn CBD

An application to build a new boarding house with 36 rooms is cause for concern in the Ingleburn community. Campbelltown Council on November 19 sent letters to owners of adjoining properties, inviting them to comment on the proposal. The deadline for submissions closes at midnight tonight, despite requests from sectionsRead more »


Turning green: environment award for shift to sustainability

Campbelltown City Council sustainability officer Kelly Williamson has taken out the Louise Petchell Memorial category of this year’s Local Government Excellence in Environment awards. The Petchell award is recognition for a council officer’s contribution to environmental improvement and sustainability. Ms Williamson was acknowledged for her work in helping to transformRead more »

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Hundreds of government jobs to be relocated to Liverpool

Hundreds more state government jobs will be relocated to Liverpool in just over 12 months. The 256 Family and Community Services (FACS) jobs will be based in the Scott Street centre from 2017. It is all part of the Baird Government’s Decade of Decentralisation strategy, says the Liberal Member forRead more »

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Green Army tackle river land

Liverpool Mayor Ned Mannoun has congratulated the work of the Green Army team for their hard work to beautify the banks and land around the Georges River – one of the city’s greatest assets. “The Green team’s work ties in with council’s plans to transform the riverside through the BuildingRead more »

WSROC president Tony Hadchiti, a Liverpool councillor

Airport environment study flawed, insists WSROC

The president of the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC) has told the federal government that the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Western Sydney Airport fails to meet the government’s own guidelines for the project. Cr Tony Hadchiti, who is on Liverpool Council, expressed the concernsRead more »


30 bike sheds for Liverpool station

State Member for Holsworthy, Melanie Gibbons has announced a big win for Liverpool cyclists, with a contract awarded for 30 secure bike spaces to be installed at Liverpool Station. Bike sheds providing secure spaces will be installed at more than 40 train stations and transport interchanges around Sydney and surroundingRead more »

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Still no station lift, despite stamp duty riches

Despite more than $40 million generated in stamp duty over the past three years in Macquarie Fields, the Baird Liberal Government has failed to use a single cent of this revenue to deliver a long awaited lift at the local railway station. The State Member for Macquarie Fields, Anoulack Chanthivong,Read more »

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Scammer alert: they’re after your identity

A local MP has issued a scammer alert. The Federal Member for Fowler Chris Hayes says south west Sydney residents should be on the lookout for scammers who call and claim to be from the Department of Human Services or Centrelink. “There are a number of scams doing the roundsRead more »

Freedom of Entry

Freedom of entry: air force cadets march into Camden

Australian Air Force Cadets will take part in a Freedom of Entry march through the heart of Camden this Sunday, December 6. The members of the 303 Squadron who will take part in this traditional ceremony will gather from 11am at the Camden RSL Memorial Gardens at the Bicentennial EquestrianRead more »

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