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Businesses urged to register for vouchers to boost local economy

LOCAL businesses are encouraged to register for the NSW Government’s Dine and Discover NSW initiative. The initiative will see NSW residents eligible for vouchers to spend at dining businesses, and on activities offered by arts and tourism businesses. Local businesses must register with Services NSW to participate in the program and meet specific eligibility criteria … Continue reading

New permanent fencing to be installed on Brickyard Point, Austinmer

WORK will begin next month to replace a temporary fencing and improve community safety at Austinmer’s Brickyard Point. Wollongong City Council on Monday endorsed a tender for over $270,000 for the installation of a safety fence along the cliff line at Brickyard Point. The works to install the stainless steel balustrade fence are anticipated to … Continue reading

Stanwell Park’s new kiosk comes up for lease

STANWELL Park’s beachside kiosk could soon have a new operator with Wollongong City Council calling for a “savvy and knowledgeable food operator” to run the sought-after business. The kiosk has operated in the Stanwell Park Recreation Area for about 50 years, with the current building undergoing a major refurbishment in 2018. With its wide verandah … Continue reading

Swimmers advised to plan ahead as carnivals return to local pools

WITH students back to school for term one, swimming carnivals are returning to local pools. To avoid disappointment, Wollongong City Council is reminding pool-goers to plan ahead to make sure their favourite weekday swimming spot is available when they next go for a dip. Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said the COVID-19 situation is not … Continue reading

Disruptions on Memorial Drive between Bulli and North Wollongong

MOTORISTS are advised of night work on Memorial Drive between Bulli and North Wollongong for maintenance to improve safety for road users from Sunday. Work will be carried out on both north bound and south bound lanes of Memorial Drive between North Wollongong and the Princes Highway at Bulli. Work will include general maintenance, clearing … Continue reading

Northern playgrounds set for an upgrade under Council program

AMONG the first set of works Wollongong City Council’s Playground Renewal Program has undertaken is at Pioneer Beach Estate, Woonona, where work is expected to be completed over the next two to three weeks. Two separate sites at the park, located at the end of Robert Westmacott Avenue features a double swing set and climbing elements, … Continue reading

Bulli Pass closed to traffic later this month for maintenance work

MOTORISTS are advised Bulli Pass will be closed for maintenance work between Lawrence Hargrave Drive and M1 Princes Motorway later this month. Work includes trimming vegetation, clearing gutters and drains, line marking, bridge inspections and maintenance of guardrails signs and safety ramps. Motorists are advised detours are in place via Lawrence Hargrave Drive or via … Continue reading

Corrimal library to cater for special needs families in an after hours program

A NEW program to provide a safe, low-sensory and welcoming space for families living with autism or whose children are more comfortable in a low-sensory environment will be launched at Corrimal Library. Starting later this month (February), Wollongong City Council will deliver the after hours program at Corrimal Library to provide access to resources and … Continue reading

New pop-up Covid testing site at Slacky Flat with updated venue health advice

NSW Health has updated its advice for people who attended two previously announced venues at Bulli and Austinmer. As reported Sunday, a confirmed case of COVID-19 visited these venues after they were released from hotel quarantine and before they were notified of a positive result from their day-16 test. Anyone who was in the beer … Continue reading

Northern suburbs’ venue alert after returned traveller tests positive to COVID

A NUMBER of venues in Wollongong’s north, including at Austinmer, Thirroul, Bulli and Corrimal, have been placed on a venue alert after a returned overseas traveller tested positive to COVID-19. NSW Health is carrying out precautionary public health follow-up in relation to the traveller, who tested positive to COVID-19 on day 16 after being released … Continue reading

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