Council nets $150,000 for main street party

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All the fun and colour of WanderOnQ will come to the main street later this year.

Campbelltown City Council has successfully applied for a grant for $150,000 from the NSW Government’s Open Streets program.

This funding will go towards a big WanderOnQ event on October 12 along Queen Street, Campbelltown, pictured at right.

The free event will help bring locals and visitors together for budget busting, family-friendly fun.

The event is one of 130 regional and metro events funded by the Open Streets program which aims to activate local streets and public spaces, boost vibrancy and visitor numbers to local communities and businesses.

Events include winter festivals, Christmas festivals, food markets, live music, street parades and arts events.

Funding amounts range from $7,000 to $150,000 and have been awarded to 51 regional councils and 22 metropolitan councils.

All 130 events will take place between now and January 2025.

“It’s great to see Campbelltown City Council get this funding to deliver another fantastic event,” says Member for Campbelltown Greg Warren.

“I welcome the funding and initiatives from the NSW Government to boost affordable and local community events.”


Children aged between 5 to 16 years can now submit their creative artwork or short story in the annual Threatened Species art and writing competition.

The competition celebrates the diverse animal and plant species of the Macarthur region and is open to entrants from the Campbelltown, Camden and Wollondilly LGAs.

“This competition is a great opportunity for children to learn about the variety of plants and animals that we have in Campbelltown and the wider region,” Mayor George Greiss said.

“With many talented kids across the Macarthur region, I am looking forward to seeing this year’s competition entries, which are always of fantastic quality,” Dr Greiss said.

Artworks and creative writing pieces must feature a local endangered plant or animal.

Teachers can also now access a resource kit to assist in the delivery of syllabus content or book their class into a workshop with Council’s Environmental Education Officer.

Entries close Monday 5 August. Details on council’s website.

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