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Corrimal man charged over alleged fraud offences relating to Covid relief payments

A CORRIMAL man has been charged by police over alleged fraud offences relating to COVID-19 relief payments last year. Investigations began in October 2021 into claims made to Service NSW for COVID-19 Business Relief Grants and Test and Isolate payments. Police will allege payments were made in 11 different names, totalling more than $44,700. Following … Continue reading

Woman charged after alleged graffiti vandalism at Towradgi COVID clinic

A WOMAN who allegedly sprayed graffiti on a Towradgi COVID testing clinic and assaulted police during her early morning arrest will face Wollongong Court today. Wollongong Police said a woman entered the COVID testing clinic on Moray Road, Towradgi about 1.20am today (Friday, February 11, 2022), and allegedly sprayed black graffiti on a white medical … Continue reading

Helensburgh, Thirroul and Corrimal libraries to reopen on Monday as Covid-19 restrictions continue to ease

LIBRARIES at Helensburgh, Thirroul and Corrimal will reopen from Monday as part of Wollongong City Council’s relaxing of Covid-19 restrictions. From Monday November 1, fully-vaccinated community members will be allowed back into libraries to browse and borrow. This change follows the reopening of Council’s customer service centre for face-to-face conversations this week. Wollongong City Council … Continue reading

Authorities warn of influx of visitors to northern beaches with Covid restrictions eased

RESIDENTS should expect an influx of day trippers to northern beaches with the easing of restrictions on the double vaccinated. While Monday October 11 marked the change to selected COVID-19 restrictions for the double vaccinated, Wollongong City Council is asking residents to remain cautious. Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery has welcomed the reduction in infection … Continue reading

Supervised pools at Helensburgh, Thirroul and Corrimal to open this long-weekend

SUPERVISED outdoor pools at Helensburgh, Thirroul and Corrimal will reopen on Saturday, October 2, 2021. Lifeguards will be on duty at all of Wollongong City Council’s eight outdoor pools, including the Continental at Wollongong. Council’s nine ocean rock pools are not supervised by lifeguards and remain open. Poolgoers will need to book ahead through Council’s website, … Continue reading

Better lighting for public schools at Otford, Scarborough and Stanwell Park

STUDENTS and teachers will see improvements at a number of northern suburbs’ public schools under the NSW Government’s LED Lighting Upgrade Program. The $157.8 million initiative was launched last year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and is targeted at replacing old inefficient lights in state public schools with smart LED lights.  Where possible, the … Continue reading

Opening date expected to be set for Helensburgh, Thirroul and Corrimal public pools next week

AN opening date for public swimming pools at Helensburgh, Thirroul and Corrimal is expected to be set by Wollongong City Council next week. Council says it expects to be able to provide a date for when the gates on lifeguard supervised pools will open for summer mid next week. Council is working through the detail … Continue reading

MP hopeful of increase in vaccination rate as first Moderna roll-out gets underway at Bellambi

THE rollout of the Moderna vaccine across Illawarra pharmacies has been welcome by Shadow Health Minister and Keira MP, Ryan Park, who says he is hopeful that it will dramatically increase the vaccination rate across the community. Earlier this week Mr Park visited Bellambi Pharmacy where the first doses of vaccines went into the arms … Continue reading

Summer means times have changed to take your dog to the beach

SUMMER is coming and that means the times you can take your dog to the orange zoned, on-leash, timed access beaches has now changed. Residents planning to visit our orange zone beaches must do so before 9am and after 6pm – and their dogs must stay on a leash. Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said … Continue reading

Flags to go up on northern beaches for a swim season with a difference

THE red and yellow beach flags will be raised tomorrow to mark the start of the 2021/2022 beach season. However, it’ll be a beach season that’s focussed on speed rather than socialising. Over the past few months Wollongong City Council has been working with Surf Life Saving Illawarra on a plan for the beaches over … Continue reading

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