News in brief

Traffic data sought

The Roads and Maritime Services has applied to The Hills Council for a 12-month licence to install an air monitoring station in Rainbow Farm Park Reserve in Carlingford, for the collection of baseline data for the future M3-F2 roads link.

Submissions will be accepted until 4pm on Tuesday, December 31, via

Show your support

Australia has more than 2900 uniformed Defence personnel on overseas operations, but there are less than other years, so the community is encouraged to donate to ex-serviceman organisations such as Soldier On, Legacy and the RSL.

These organisations support our troops, particularly those who have been wounded on operations, and family members affected by the death of a loved one.

Those who would prefer to send a message in the traditional way, can send a postcard.

Details: Messages to the Troops Media Section, 39 Personnel, Support Battalion, Building 217, Randwick Barracks, NSW, 2031.

Better equipped

St Gabriel's School in Castle Hill has bought a new Smart Board and soft play equipment with a $10,000 donation from Amway.

"The Smart Board is particularly beneficial for children with a disability, given they are all visual learners and it can be operated using special markers, fingers or from a laptop or iPad," St Gabriel's head of campus Dianne Hooke said.

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