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Camden Council in the news
Camden Anzac Day Service in Doubt
. Camden Advertiser. January 13.
Camden mayor Lara Symkowiak has denied there is a rift between council and the RSL Sub-Branch that would see this year's Anzac Day service cancelled.
Macarthur Chronicle. January 13.
OPINION: Trio at our helm
. Camden Advertiser. October 7.
Camden mayor Lara Symkowiak will serve a fifth consecutive term after being re-elected in a silent ballot
. Macarthur Chronicle. September 28.
Five new councillors will sit on Camden Council after votes were finalised
. Macarthur Chronicle. September 16.
Labor will have three seats on Camden Council for first time in its history
. Macarthur Chronicle. September 12.
Camden Council's election candidates tell you why they deserve your vote
. Macarthur Chronicle, September 6.
Works to improve the Camden town centre's streetscape have been completed
. Macarthur Chronicle. August 19.
Camden Council ballots announced
. Camden Advertiser. August 11.
Thirty eight candidates will contest Camden local government elections on September 10.
Daily Telegraph, August 11.
ALP candidates for Camden Council announced
. Camden Advertiser. August 1.
Residents are angry after Camden Council voted to rezone land at Scenic Hills
. Macarthur Chronicle. July 29.
More homes in the Hills debated
. Camden Advertiser. July 28.
Labor candidates will run for Camden Council
. Camden Advertiser. July 22.
We'll get it done quicker
. Camden Advertiser. July 4.
Camden Council: Who is running again in September?
Camden Advertiser. June 21.
Modern design for old site
. Camden Advertiser. May 18.
Camden Council approve Oxley Street car park upgrade
. Camden Advertiser. May 11.
Camden Council votes to move ahead with Oxley St decked car park; start of work pushed back
. Macarthur Chronicle. May 11.
Penny Fischer introduces indigenous traineeship position to Camden Council
. Camden Advertiser. April 28
Wool pulled over eyes (See Saga unfolds further down)
. Camden Advertiser. April 13.
Camden residents action groups have joined forces with Camden Community Alliance to oppose Oxley Street car park upgrade
. Camden Advertiser. April 11.
Straight to Business
. Daily Telegraph. April 11.
Camden Liberal Councillor Penny Fischer refuses to read Aboriginal acknowledgement of country
. Sydney Morning Herald. April 8.
Next stage of Camden Town Centre works begins
. Camden Advertiser. March 3.
Charlie Lyn suspended from own party (Lib branch stacking)
. Camden Advertiser. February 29.
Citizens vote for Oxley St car park to have brick facade
. Macarthur Chronicle. February 29.
Macarthur and Hume Liberal candidates still unclear
. Camden Advertiser. February 11.
The minister's daughter, the local powerbroker and the furious State MP
. Sydney Morning Herald. January 22, 2016.
Q&A: Mayor Lara Symkowiak looks to 2016
. Camden Advertiser. January 11.
Camden Council releases decked car park options
. Macarthur Chronicle. November 19.
Light up Camden to go ahead despite work on main street
. Camden Advertiser. October 27.
Camden growth demands ward boundary shift.
Camden Advertiser. October 6.
Camden Council investigates after three trees cut down
. Camden Advertiser. October 6.
Camden Council to spend $77,300 on a task force to push economic growth
. Camden Advertiser. September 8.
GALLERY: Camden Community Alliance protesters remain defiant despite setback
. Camden Advertiser. August 13.
Camden Community Alliance call on call on Camden MP Chris Patterson to help them fight Camden Council's changes to the CBD
. Camden Advertiser. August 10.
Community protests against changes to the Camden CBD continue
. Camden Advertiser. July 21, 2015.
Mayor's performance a disappointment
. Letters. Camden Advertiser. July 21.
Decision to close Camden Council raises ire of residents
. Camden Advertiser. July 15, 2015.
Camden Council managers exit at each others heels
. Camden Advertiser. July 14, 2015.
Alliance unhappy plans go ahead
. Chronicle. July 13, 2015.
Alliance to protest beginning of works on Camden CBD changes
. July 9, 2015.
Camden Council announces work due to start on the revitalisation of the town centre
. July 8, 2015.
Sydney's 'last country town' Camden divided by town centre revamp
. Sydney Morning Herald. June 15, 2015.
GALLERY: Mayor Lara Symkowiak stands defiant while hundreds protest changes to Camden CDB
. June 15, 2015.
Camden Historical Society VP asks Council to reconsider plans
. June 8, 2015.
Currans Hill residents slam Camden Council playground location
(Note: Council decided to have further consultation with community). June 6, 2015.
Camden Community Alliance organises community rally to protest Camden Council's CBD changes
. Camden Advertiser. June 1, 2015.
Councillors must listen to people.
Camden Advertiser. June 15, 2015.
Residents turn out for rally to stop Camden Council's changes to CBD
. June 14, 2015.
Traffic signals will help make everyone safer
. (Letters to the editor - note Mayor's ridiculous comparison of entire length of CBD to an intersection that has barely any pedestrian traffic). May 26, 2015.
Camden mayor Lara Symkowiak and former mayor Warren Eggins at odds over Camden development
. Chronicle, May 23.
Camden council approves Leppington Church's illegally built fence
. May 19, 2015.
Council should respect community's wishes
. Camden Advertiser. May 5.
Stop and listen before doing the big change
. (A large selection of letters to the editor) April 22, 2015.
Camden Council unveils its vision for a more vibrant CBD
. Camden Advertiser. April 21.
Works in Camden CBD will happen despite community objections, mayor Lara Symkowiak
. Camden Advertiser. April 14, 2015
Majority of councillors rule out moratorium on controversial changes to Camden CBD
. Camden Advertiser. April 14, 2015.
Community feels ignored on town centre plan
. April 14, 2015.
Town centre upgrade a recipe for chaos (Letters in response to Chris Patterson claims of CCA being a Labor plot
. April 7, 2015.
Alliance rakes in support for Camden Council's plans to stop
. Chronicle. April 6, 2015.
Community Alliance was hijacked by Labor
. (Extraordinary letter to the editor by Camden State Liberal MP Chris Patterson) March 31, 2015.
Hundreds back Community Alliance's call for urgent stop to Camden CBD works
. March 31, 2015.
Alliance calls for halt to Camden Council plan
. March 27, 2015. Resident comments.
Community calls on Camden Council to put a stop to its CBD works
. March 26, 2015.
Opposition to Camden Council's town centre improvement plan grows
. March 24, 2015.
Residents seek a moratorium of Camden Council's main street revamp plans
. March 17, 2015.
Residents disappointed after call for longer hours at Camden Pool defeated
. Camden Advertiser. March 9.
Camden Tiger's soccer club frustrated at Camden Council's lack of support over the maintenance of its home ground
. Camden Advertiser. February 24.
Napier resigns in protest from Camden Council committee
. January 26, 2015.
Camden Council's fast track funding surprise for Argyle Street
. Camden Advertiser. January 13.
Business body slams Camden Council's Argyle Street plan
. January 13, 2015.
Council accused of not doing enough to help Family Day Care
. Camden Advertiser. December 16, 2014.
Amid dissent, councillors give green light to Camden Town Centre change
. December 9, 2012.
Liberals had some big name backers, leaked references reveal
(Story reveals Cr Symkowiak was after a position in the senate). December 1, 2014.
Councillors speech 'discourteous' to Gillard
. Letters to the Editor. October 7, 2014.
Camden residents have raised concerns about the potential loss of some jacaranda trees on Argyle St
. September 27, 2014.
Camden mayor welcomes small business program
. Camden Advertiser. September 19, 2014.
Camden town centre's future reviewed
. August 26, 2014.
Camden Council will address concerns brought up in the Town Centre Strategy consultation period
. August 4, 2014.
Camden Council is asking you what you think about its vision
. Chronicle. July 14. Resident, business, chamber and historian comments.
Bickering time for Camden Councillors
. Camden Advertiser. July 1, 2014.
Call for review of Camden Council's tree removal policy
. February 25, 2014.
Backyard blue: ICAC called over councillors fence
. Sydney Morning Herald. August 18, 2013.
Sack council, say residents
. May 28, 2013.
New man in top job
. May 27, 2013 (Note final para).
Resignation 'black day'
. Blacktown Sun. March 26, 2013.
Camden Council appoints new GM
. Camden Advertiser. March 22, 2013.
MACROC president snubs Crean
. March 12, 2013.
Liberals agree to release report on costs
. February 8, 2013.
Call for Council to be sacked
. Camden Advertiser. January 22, 2013.
General Manager Greg Wright's dismissal comes at a cost
. December 18, 2012.
Dumping unites GM Greg Wright supporters in disgust
. December 12, 2012.
We want answers
. December 11, 2012.
"Dismiss the Council"
December 11, 2012.
Fischer at helm of MACROC
. December 11, 2012.
Story update: Liberal councillors confirm GM sacking
. December 6, 2012.
Community leaders back Wright
. December 4, 2012.
December 4, 2012.
Update: Camden Council General Manager sacked
. November 28, 2012.
Candidates outline their priorities
. August 21, 2012.
Links to useful documents
CAMDEN TOWN CENTRE PLAN
. (Camden Council website)
Camden Council cuts ties with Camden Chamber of Commerce
. Camden Advertiser. September 23.
Mayoral minute, September 19: Camden Council is small business friendly
. September 19, 2014.
Camden Chamber of Commerce responds to town centre plans (detailed)
. September 17, 2014.
Results of the Camden Chamber of Commerce Community Forum
. August 28, 2014.
Camden Chamber of Commerce sets up community forum
. August 22, 2014.
Camden Council Business Paper showing plans for Business Alliance
(from page 45). August 12, 2014.
Camden Chamber of Commerce seeks people panel
. July 14, 2014
Camden Chamber of Commerce questions council transparency
. July 8, 2014.
Budget Delivers (Letters to the Editor)
- Unprompted attack on independent councillors. Camden Advertiser. May 20.
New mayor will lobby for us
. Camden Advertiser. October 16.
Libs assert, 'we are our own people'
. Camden Advertiser. September 11.
North Ward: Group B Liberal.
Camden Advertiser. September 4.
Candidates outline their priorities
. Camden Advertiser. August 21.
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