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The future of kerbside parking may be digital

A smart kerbside trial providing real time parking information will be trialled in South Western Sydney. The NSW Government is partnering with Liverpool City Council to deliver a new digital smart kerbs pilot to show in real time where street parking is available. Digital and customer service Victor Dominello says the investment in technology will pave the way to better allocate kerb space and free up parking in suburban business districts. “In busy city suburbs like Liverpool, kerb side parking is valuable real estate,’’ he said. “We need to ensure we use it to its optimal level. We also need… Read more »

Showcase will zoom in on local health care innovation

Local research stars and international speakers will be in the spotlight when Health Beyond Research & Innovation Showcase returns later this month. The showcase was postponed in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic but it is being staged as a series of online Zoom seminars each month until November this year. Community members can watch the monthly presentations via Zoom. South Western Sydney Local Health District is again partnering with Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research to host this popular showcase. Chief executive Amanda Larkin says the first seminar on May 19 will have a nursing focus to honour international… Read more »

Plan for community groups to reduce power bills and their emissions

Plan for community groups to reduce power bills and their emissions

Community groups across Australia will be supported by a new Morrison Government program to lower energy costs, support local jobs and help reduce global emissions. Through the Powering Communities Program, thousands of community organisations will be able to apply for a grant to help lower their power bills. The $10.2 million program will fund up to 12 projects worth a total of $67,700 in each federal electorate. Grants of between $5,000 and $12,000 will be available to eligible community organisations, with no co-contribution required. The grant will assist groups to lower their energy bills by installing solar panels or a… Read more »

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Telehealth facilities in our hospitals mean better patient care

Here’s another initiative that confirms that our hospitals and doctors are embracing the digital world in order to provide better health care to patients. State of the art telehealth facilities have opened in Campbelltown, Liverpool and Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospitals, improving patient care through better collaboration. South Western Sydney Local Health DistrictRead more »


Microgrids may power the future

Regional communities will benefit from more secure, affordable and reliable power under a $50 million program to support feasibility studies into microgrids. The first round of the Regional and Remote Communities Reliability Fund is now open to applications from across Australia. Up to $20 million of grants will be awardedRead more »


Here’s your chance to become a tech savvy senior

Seniors wanting to brush up on their tech knowledge or learn new skills can sign up to the Tech Savvy Seniors sessions throughout October. The popular program is back at Glenquarie Library from Wednesday, October 2 and begins with an introduction to computers. It will run each Wednesday and includesRead more »


If it’s too good to be true it’s probably a scam

The NSW Police Force is urging the community to remain vigilant when downloading software online after becoming aware of an increasing number of remote access scams. Remote access scams allow third party access to an individual’s private computer through the use of legitimate software. Police are aware that current remoteRead more »


Smart move: council backs Generation STEM

It is widely accepted science, technology, engineering and mathematics – STEM for short – will be the key to success for young people in the next few years. Recognising this, Campbelltown Council will back Generation STEM, an innovative new program launched last week. Campbelltown has committed to supporting this newRead more »


Fresh look, new features of pet registry website

The NSW Government is launching a new and improved Pet Registry website to provide an enhanced customer experience for people registering cats and dogs. Public users of the registry will soon notice the website has a fresh look, enhanced navigation and a range of great new features. The upgraded websiteRead more »

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