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Spring school holiday activities at local libraries

THE spring school holidays have taken off and there’s lots of fun to be had at northern suburbs’ libraries. Wollongong Council is offering a school holiday program once again at Helensburgh, Thirroul and Corrimal libraries. Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said libraries, youth services and the art gallery in the city have been running activities … Continue reading

Renewed appeal for information into fatal pedestrian crash at Corrimal

POLICE have renewed an appeal for information into a fatal pedestrian crash at Corrimal in 2016. Shortly after 2am on Friday, August 12, 2016, emergency services were called to Memorial Drive, between Railway Street and Towradgi Road, Corrimal, following reports a man was found injured on the road. Wollongong police found a man with critical … Continue reading

Rock fishers are a step closer to mandatory wearing of life jackets

ROCK fishers are one step closer to mandatory wearing of life jackets after Wollongong City Council’s decision on Monday to request the NSW Government to declare the city’s rock platforms “high-risk”. The decision follows stakeholder and community engagement earlier in the year to seek input into an option to opt-in to the Rock Fishing Safety … Continue reading

Bulli student speaks at Federal Parliament to encourage support for hearing loss services

A PRIMARY school student from Bulli has spoke in Federal Parliament to encourage government support for hearing loss services. Seven-year-old Harper Rollinson is one of thousands of children in Australia living with a hearing loss. On Thursday, September 8, Harper spoke at the First Voice ‘Power of Speech’ event, which showcased the achievements of children … Continue reading

Corrimal air and ground display will mark 50 years since end of Australia’s part in Vietnam War

AN air and ground display at Corrimal this weekend will provide an impressive aviation focussed commemoration to mark 50 years since the end of Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War. Army cadets, Vietnam veterans and displays will support the show of Vietnam-era former RAAF and RAN aircraft from the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) at … Continue reading

Mount Ousley Road closed again to traffic this weekend for maintenance

MOTORISTS are advised of a night closure in place on the M1 Princes Motorway and Picton Road, with detours in place, this weekend. Work will include vegetation removal, guardrail repairs, line marking and cleaning drains to improve safety for motorists. Motorists travelling between Wollongong and Bulli Tops will be detoured via Memorial Drive and Bulli … Continue reading

Council calls for feedback on planning controls for Wilga Street precinct

PLANNING controls proposed by Wollongong City Council aims to create a vibrant and flexible mixed-use precinct in Corrimal. The surrounding community is invited to share what they think about the Wilga Street Block and surrounding area until September 14. The block of land is bounded by Wilga Street, Collins Street, the Princes Highway and Corrimal … Continue reading

New ‘safer’ 30kmh speed limit for Helensburgh shopping centre

A NEW 30kmh speed limit in Helensburgh shopping centre will lead to a safer and more welcoming place to visit, says Transport for NSW and Wollongong City Council. A Transport for NSW spokesperson said it is working with Council to implement the permanent change to the speed zone from Monday in support of the NSW Government’s … Continue reading

Warning signs go up as magpie swooping season approaches

IT’S that time of the year again. Warning decals have been placed on the cycleway at Woonona Beach where a notorious magpie is known for its swooping behaviour, and Wollongong City Council have further signs on standby in case birds are reported in other areas. During spring, magpies will defend their nests and chicks, but also … Continue reading

Bulli Pass, Princes Highway and Lawrence Hargrave Drive to close during cycle race

NORTHERN suburbs residents are warned to prepare themselves ahead of the 2022 UCI Road World Championships in Wollongong next month. Residents are being encouraged to plan ahead with significant road closures and changes to on-street parking conditions – especially in the north. Residents have raised concern over the temporary closure of main service roads during … Continue reading

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