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Greens come up trumps in rail survey ahead of this weekend’s state election

COMMUNITY action group, Illawarra Rail Fail (IRF) say it would give the transport portfolio to the Greens or Sustainable Australia parties after conducting a survey ranking candidates for next weekend’s NSW election. In February IRF asked candidates for the March 23 election in the electorates of Heathcote, Keira, Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama to commit to … Continue reading

Bulli fire fighters celebrate their centenary

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Commissioner, Paul Baxter joined firefighters and community leaders on Friday to celebrate the centenary of Bulli Fire Brigade. Unveiling a plaque at the fire station, Commissioner Baxter said the event was a great opportunity to thank past and present firefighters for their service to the community. “Bulli firefighters have responded … Continue reading

Retention basin plan for Fairy Meadow’s Cabbage Tree Creek

AN information session for residents on options to build a detention basin to manage flood risks in McMahon Street, Fairy Meadow will be held by Wollongong City Council today (Tuesday March 12). The site is in the Cabbage Tree Creek catchment. Council’s manager infrastructure planning and strategy, Mike Dowd said a detention basin in this … Continue reading

Stanwell Tops road closures

THE Roads and Maritime Services have advised that Lawrence Hargrave Drive at Stanwell Tops will be closed to traffic later this month to allow for essential maintenance work. Lawrence Hargrave Drive will be closed between Stonehaven Road to Lady Wakehurst Drive on Tuesday March 26 and Wednesday March 27 from 9am to 3pm. Motorists are advised … Continue reading

Election pushes Bulli disaster memorial back a day this year

TO avoid clashing with the NSW Government election on Saturday March 23, the Black Diamond Heritage Centre will commemorate the 1887 Bulli Mine Disaster a day earlier this year. On March 23 1887, 81 men and boys were killed in a methane gas explosion in the Bulli Colliery. A memorial service is held each year … Continue reading

Labor promises Rex Jackson Park lighting

THE Helensburgh Tigers and grass roots sport are the big winners after Labor announced $200,000 to upgrade lighting at their home field, Rex Jackson Park and complete their amenity upgrade. Officials from the Helensburgh Tigers have confirmed that players are getting injured after playing and training at night with poor lighting. Heathcote Labor candidate at … Continue reading

Bulli Pass to close for two days next week for general maintenance

THE Bulli Pass will be closed for two days next week to allow maintenance work, including the trimming of vegetation, clearing drains and the upkeep of signs, guard rails, and safety ramps. The Pass will be closed between Lawrence Hargrave Drive and the M1 Princes Motorway in both directions between 9am and 3pm on Tuesday … Continue reading

Ramps and sand-matting to improve disabled access to northern beaches

COMMUNITY comment is sought on a draft Beach and Foreshore Strategy that sets out how to provide easier access for people with disability to our beaches. As part of the draft Strategy, Wollongong City Council has recommended that it prioritise enhancing disability access at Austinmer, Thirroul, North Wollongong and Port Kembla beaches. Under the recommendations, … Continue reading

Clean Up Australia Day launched at Woonona Beach

WOONONA Beach was set to get a tidy-up today, as local students replaced litter with plants to mark the launch of Clean Up Australia Day. The planting of low-lying shrubs at Woonona Beach will assist with dunal stabilisation and improve the ecosystem of the beach. The students planted plants such as Mat Rush, Coastal Geranium, … Continue reading

Truck driver to face court over last year’s Fairy Meadow Macca’s crash

A MAN, who lost control of his truck, ploughing into the car park of a Fairy Meadow fast food outlet, will face court in April. The driver of a flat-bed truck carrying a load of steel, lost control on Old Mount Ousley Road around 10am on November 5 2018, and drove through a roundabout on … Continue reading

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