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Game on for some sports fields this weekend

WITH a break in the wet weather delivering some much-needed sunshine, Wollongong City Council is anticipating at least 11 of 42 sports grounds to open this weekend. Soccer, rugby league and AFL matches will be able to take places on selected fields across the city including at Thomas Gibson Park, Thirroul. Two areas not traditionally … Continue reading

Cats or dogs? Age-old debate goes to Thirroul ballot box

WHILE many adult eyes are focussed on the state of federal politics, an age-old debate is being waged for young people at Thirroul Library. The question being tackled – would you vote for cats or dogs? Visitors are being encouraged to cast their vote for Purrfect Cats or Pawsome Pups, with the winner of the … Continue reading

Repair work on Lawrence Hargrave Drive expected to be completed by end of month

WORK on Lawrence Hargrave Drive at Stanwell Park between Railway Crescent and Chellow Dene Avenue is continuing following recent heavy rainfall. On Thursday May 12 a single northbound lane closure was put in place following further pavement damage due to bad weather.  Transport for NSW advises that temporary repair work will start shortly and is expected … Continue reading

Helensburgh Community Centre closed and will be demolished amid safety concerns

HELENSBURGH could be without a community centre for up to five years after the announcement of the closure of the Walker Street building and its eventual demolition, amid concerns relating to water and moisture. Owner of the Helensburgh Community Centre building, Wollongong City Council is planning a replacement in a new library facility, with construction … Continue reading

Otford Hall and Corrimal Preschool to be upgraded under Council plan

WORK on the refurbishment of Otford Community Hall is planned to start later this year. Wollongong City Council, which is undertaking the refurbishment of several community buildings in the city, said the Otford Hall will be completed early next year. This will involve the full refurbishment of the building, including removal and replacement of external … Continue reading

Otford road will be closed for maintenance work

MOTORISTS are advised of the closure of Lady Wakehurst Drive between McKell Avenue and Otford Lookout for maintenance work next week. Work will include general maintenance, guardrail repairs, trimming vegetation and clearing gutters and drains to improve safety for motorists. Detours will be in place via McKell Avenue, the M1 Princes Motorway and Lawrence Hargrave … Continue reading

Celebrating our LGBTIQA+ community

THE Illawarra’s LGBTIQA+ community is preparing to celebrate in June this year, and anyone organising an event is invited to express interest in being included in Wollongong City Council’s 2022 Pride Month Calendar. While, in the past, Council has held Pride Month activities, this is the first time it has actively reached out to other … Continue reading

International Compost Week is good for the soil

COMPOST is one of the big unsung heroes when it comes to everything green – from growing veggies, supporting plants and caring for our natural areas, parks and even sportsgrounds. Sunday May 1 to Saturday May 7 is International Compost Week, and Wollongong City Council is celebrating all things FOGO with a number of free … Continue reading

Start to winter sport season delayed as Council battles sodden grounds across the city

THE start of some winter sports have been delayed with Wollongong City Council battling to maintain sodden fields and grounds after the big wet. Many Council-managed fields remain too wet to be played upon this weekend, which may delay the start to some winter sports, including soccer. The seasons for rugby league and AFL have … Continue reading

RSL urges people to pay tribute locally to our diggers at dawn services this ANZAC Day

ANZAC Day commemorations, including the Sydney CBD March, will proceed throughout the state without COVID-related disruption on April 25 this year.  RSL NSW President Ray James said commemorating significant moments in our military history is vital to Australia, as a people, a community, and a nation.  “As the custodians of the ANZAC spirit, RSL NSW … Continue reading

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