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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 »

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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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Man charged after alleged metal bar attack

Police have charged a man after he alleged threatened officers with a metal bar in Ambarvale last night (December 17). About 7.30pm, officers from Campbelltown Local Area Command were patrolling Camilla Way, Ambarvale, when they saw a man that was wanted on an outstanding warrant. Police approached the 28-year-old manRead more »


Four local schools get nod for Links to Learning program

Four Campbelltown schools have been included in the $8.9 million NSW Government Links to Learning program. The programs receiving funding are: Airds High School in partnership with Heaps Decent Ltd; Campbelltown Performing Arts High School in partnership with MTC Australia; Ingleburn High School in partnership with UnitingCare Burnside; Lomandra SchoolRead more »


Keep Claymore Clean project gets a cash boost

Claymore Youth Advisory Committee and Save the Children Australia have received $46,833 in funding for their Keep Claymore Clean project. Member for Campbelltown Bryan Doyle and Minister for Citizenship and Communities Victor Dominello announced the grant. “This grant will enable Save the Children Australia and the Claymore Youth Advisory CommitteeRead more »


Library fines get the flick

From January 1, Campbelltown City Council’s Library Service will no longer charge overdue fines for any items borrowed after that date. The move follows recent trends in public libraries throughout Australia where overdue fines are being abolished as a means of encouraging library patrons to return overdue library items. ThisRead more »


Recycling gets a $2.6 million boost

Waste management company SITA Australia has received a grant of almost $2.6 million to help keep more of our organic garden waste out of landfill. MP for Menai Melanie Gibbons says this will be done via construction of critical new recycling infrastructure at Lucas Heights and supported by the EnvironmentRead more »


Volunteering: the gift that keeps on giving

Ordinary people doing extraordinary things for our community is how the Mayor of Campbelltown has described volunteers from across our city, who were recognised for their valuable contributions to the community at this year’s Gift of Time ceremony. The ceremony recognised 47 groups, consisting of more than 1700 volunteers, whoRead more »

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Mayor Lake hails regional city status for Campbelltown

Campbelltown City Council has been included as a regional city centre by the State Government’s new metropolitan planning strategy – A Plan for Growing Sydney. Mayor of Campbelltown, Councillor Paul Lake, hailed the decision as a victory for Campbelltown and said veteran council general manager Paul Tosi deserved the credit.Read more »

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Nominate one of our great women for an award

MP Bryan Doyle is encouraging the Campbelltown community to nominate an outstanding woman for the 2015 NSW Women of the Year Awards before nominations close in a week. Mr Doyle said, “We all know an inspiring woman who deserves to be recognized for her achievements and contributions and it isRead more »


Tips on how to avoid trip to emergency department

Doctors are urging south west residents to play it safe these summer holidays to help prevent trips to the Emergency Department of their hospital during what can be its busiest period of the year. Last summer Liverpool Hospital’s Emergency Department saw an average of 197 patients a day in DecemberRead more »


Campbelltown hits council amalgamation for six

Campbelltown City Council used its last meeting of 2014 to declare that it has no interest at all in amalgamating with any other councils, including Liverpool. The council also sent out another message that it is fiercely opposed to any development in the Scenic Hills, including a cemetery in Varroville.Read more »

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Birthing centre makes hospital feel like home

A new birthing centre boasting three newly built and one newly refurbished birthing suites has been opened at Campbelltown Hospital, as part of the its $134 million redevelopment. The birthing centre is located in the Birthing Unit, along with the hospital’s existing delivery suites, bringing the total number of bedsRead more »

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