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Campaign will raise the voices of region’s youth in federal parliament

THE voices, views, and opinions of Illawarra’s young people will be heard in Federal Parliament this October as part of the inaugural Raise Our Voice in Parliament campaign. More than 40 Federal MPs from across the political divide, including Cunnigham MP Sharon Bird, will read out 90-second speeches written by youth around Australia from the … Continue reading

Expansion of COVID-19 welfare and compliance checks in the Illawarra

AUSTRALIAN Defence Force personnel have joined the NSW Police Force in the Illawarra, as part of an expansion of the COVID-19 welfare and compliance checks across the state. Police officers will be assisted by ADF personnel as they conduct daily welfare checks and support the wellbeing of those self-isolating. ADF personnel have been deployed to … Continue reading

Walking track closed for ecological burn to encourage native plant regeneration in Puckey’s Reserve

THE Puckeys Estate walking track will be closed next week as NSW Fire and Rescue carry out an ecological burn within the Fairy Meadow reserve. The burn is scheduled for Monday, September 13, pending weather conditions, and there will be no access to the reserve or walking tracks during the planned burn. Wollongong Lord Mayor … Continue reading

Bellambi’s fish tables to get an upgrade

THE fish won’t be thankful, but passionate anglers will welcome the news that Wollongong City Council is undertaking maintenance at Bellambi’s popular fish cleaning tables. The Council will phase the works across the five tables so that at least two tables remain available for use during the upgrade. Each table will be cleaned using fresh … Continue reading

Checking-in to your local playground: QR code signage installed at popular parks

NEW QR code signage will be placed in northern suburbs’ popular playgrounds in another effort to combat the growing COVID-19 epidemic. The signage will be in place by this weekend, (September 4 and 5), and Wollongong City Council is encouraging people to check-in. Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said there are currently COVID cases in … Continue reading

Bulli Pass to be closed in both directions for maintenance work

ROAD users are advised the Princes Highway at Bulli Pass will be closed for maintenance work between Lawrence Hargrave Drive and M1 Princes Motorway. Work includes trimming vegetation, clearing gutters and drains, line marking, bridge inspections and maintenance of guardrails, signs and safety ramps. The road will be closed in both directions between 9am and … Continue reading

Bulli cyclists and pedestrians to get dedicated lanes, with pathway to be widened to cope with congestion

THE shared cycle and pedestrian path near Bulli Surf Club and Sandon Point will be widened to improve safety. Calls were made for Wollongong City Council to widen the shared northern cycleway, with claims that the coastal path had become so popular that it now posed a danger to cyclists and pedestrians. A section of … Continue reading

Do you have an idea to build a stronger community during the lockdown?

TO foster strong communities – especially during the challenges of lockdown – grants are on offer for money to fund ideas to make neighbourhoods better places to live. Wollongong City Council’s Connecting Neighbours Grants will provide the opportunity for individuals and community groups connect people with their neighbours in a safe way during the current … Continue reading

Report swooping magpies, as nesting season gets underway

WITH magpie nesting season almost upon us, residents are encouraged to report incidents of swooping in parks and streets to Wollongong City Council. Magpies can be repeat offenders when it comes to swooping behaviours, and Council is taking a proactive approach on the eve of this nesting season, with consideration given to placing warning signs … Continue reading

Police appeal for information on fatal boating incident last month

POLICE are appealing for public information as investigations continue into a fatal boating incident last month. On Sunday, July 4, 2021, Wollongong police were notified after three men, who boarded a boat at Bellambi boat ramp about 2pm the previous day (Saturday, July 3, 2021), did not return as scheduled. A search commenced involving local … Continue reading

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