Algal bloom closes Thirroul Beach

THIRROUL Beach has re-opened following the presence of an algal bloom today (Thursday November 29). The bloom had appeared off the Illawarra coastline this morning.

Wollongong City Council beach services co-ordinator Jason Foye said the bloom had stretched along Thirroul Beach, including in the designated swim area between the red and yellow flags. Thirroul pool is also open.

“This bloom does irritate the skin and that’s why we decided to close the beach. I’d recommend people avoid contact with the algae but if it does get on their skin to wash themselves thoroughly,’’ he said.

Wollongong City Council’s lifeguards will continue to monitor all beaches.

About Mick Roberts

A journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of Australian pubs and associated industries for over 30 years. He is working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick managed several community newspapers. He has been editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), the Sydney city newspaper, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.


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