MP spruiking Camden Anzac Day sponsorship opportunities

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A local politician is spruiking Camden RSL sub-branch’s 2024 Anzac Day sponsorship deals to local businesses.

The email from Camden Labor MP Sally Quinnell that landed this week in our inbox, and no doubt many others, was headed: Sponsorship Opportunities.

The message from Ms Quinnell goes on to say:

“Good afternoon local businesses, I am writing to you in the hope you may be able to help our local R.S.L. Sub-Branch.

“As you probably know, one of the major events in the Camden Calendar is the ANZAC Day Commemorative Service which relies on sponsors.

“I understand many people are doing it tough at the moment, but your support of such an incredible event is not only appreciated, but it will also allow you to reach in excess of 20,000 people.

“If you are not currently in a position to sponsor, but you are aware of an organisation that would be – please feel free to forward this information to them.

“I have attached the sponsorship options which are available for your perusal.’’

The sub-branch flyer, pictured above, says: “Please help us remember those brave men and women by supporting Camden Anzac Day events.’’

It then lists the various level of sponsorship available for both the dawn and the main service, which are held every year on April 25 at the Camden Bicentennial Equestrian Park (located opposite the RSL club).

The big sponsorship costs $2500 and for that the business gets two VIP seats at both services, reserved seating and breakfast at the RSL club, advertising on big screens and at the club TV screens during the day and other forms of advertising.

Gold class will set you back $1500, silver $750 and bronze $500.


Many years ago, Tony Perich, then a humble dairy farmer, formed the Narellan chamber of commerce.

And to this day he attends most monthly meetings, enjoying the guest speakers and chatting to other members.

The South West Voice sat next to him at last week’s meeting and we confess that the last thing we were talking about was that these days Tony Perich is a billionaire.

He told us his favourite holiday mode is getting in the car with the family and touring around NSW, staying in motels along the way.

Many others who made millions from South Western Sydney couldn’t wait to move to the Eastern Suburbs, but Perich still calls Macarthur home and that’s a good thing to see.


It’s all happening at the Campbelltown Meals on Wheels, who are about to add line dancing and bingo to their other activity groups they offer, including a community garden at their Ruse headquarters.

“We have knitting and matters, great mates men’s group, senior exercise and card making,’’ they told the Voice last week.


Can’t wait to see how the first singing of the national anthem will go at the next meeting of Campbelltown Council, after the Mayor, George Greiss, won the vote last week.

Readers may be interested to know that when the plan was put on public exhibition, five submissions were received from local residents.

For the record, three of those submissions were in favour and two against the proposal.


Camden Council has just received a development application for a mixed high rise residential and retail complex at Gledswood Hills valued at $147 million.

If approved, it will be located between Huntington Street and Providence Drive, and fronting the Hermitage Way, the main thoroughfare of Gledswood Hills.

The proposal is for a five storey mixed use development across nine buildings comprising retail and commercial uses, supermarket, cinema, gymnasium, child care centre for 80 children, entertainment, food and drink premises and specialty retail.

It proposes shop top housing for 358 residential apartments, two level basement car parking for 929 vehicles, loading dock, private access road, public domain works, landscaping and associated site works.


In almost 150 years, there have been just three different mayoral robes at Campbelltown Council.

But now there will be a fourth, although what it will look like is a closely guarded secret.

Mayors rarely put the robes on, with the current holder of the office, George Greiss, donning the red suit at the 2023 Australia Day citizenship ceremony.

In the meantime, the three mayoral robes are displayed in the foyer of the council building in Queen Street, as pictured above

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