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Traffic delays at Stanwell Park

MOTORISTS are advised of disruptions at Stanwell Park next week for investigation work to be carried out on Lawrence Hargrave Drive between Otford Road and Chellow Dene Avenue. Transport for NSW advise of lane closures will be in place between 9am and 12pm on Monday September 16, weather permitting, for inspections and monitoring to help … Continue reading

Appin Road closed for three days

MOTORISTS are advised by the Transport for NSW of road closures on Appin Road for three days from Tuesday for essential maintenance work between Appin and the M1 Princes Motorway. This work will include trimming vegetation and clearing gutters and drains as well as maintaining guardrails and signs. The road will be closed in both … Continue reading

Batten down the hatches!

Northern suburbs residents are warned to batten down the hatches as severe winds cause havoc across the region. Wind gusts of 100kmh were recorded at Bellambi Point this morning. Winds are currently forecast to ease during Sunday as the low moves further away. However, damaging wind gusts may develop along parts of the NSW coastal … Continue reading

Reports of deer hunting at Stanwell Park

HUNTERS have allegedly cut up the carcass of a deer with a large machete in the early hours of this morning at Stanwell Park. Police are appealing for witnesses following reports of illegal hunting close to a residential area after gun shots were heard in the vicinity of Lawrence Hargrave Drive and The Drive about 3am. … Continue reading

Annual Spring into Corrimal festival this Sunday

PREPERATIONS are well in hand for the largest one-day free family festival in regional NSW this Sunday at Corrimal. The Spring into Corrimal festival attracts crowds in excess of 60,000. Corrimal’s streets will be closed to traffic on Sunday September 8 from 9am to 4pm when the shopping strip turns into a centre of bustling … Continue reading

Northern schools help launch Rise & Shine campaign

SCHOOL students from throughout the northern suburbs attended an Environmental Expo, Enviro 2019 at the Wollongong Botanic Garden today, where 34 years of the Rise and Shine Campaign was celebrated. Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said Rise and Shine is an annual campaign that teaches students and community members how they can live more sustainably … Continue reading

Food recycling trial starts this week in Austinmer

HOUSEHOLDS in Austinmer will this week officially start Wollongong City Council’s three-month trial of Food Organics/Garden Organics or FOGO. FOGO provides people the opportunity to place household waste such as raw and cooked meat, fruit and vegetable scraps and bread into their green-lidded bin along with their normal garden waste. Around 1600 households within Austinmer, … Continue reading

Man charged with sexually touching a patient at aged care facility

A MAN has been charged for allegedly sexually touching a patient at an aged care facility within a hospital north of Wollongong. Police allege the incident between two patients, aged 80 and 89, occurred on Monday, August 26. The matter was reported to police and about 5.30pm yesterday. Detectives went to the hospital and arrested … Continue reading

Road works will see lane closures at Stanwell Park next week

Motorists are advised by Transport for NSW of changed traffic conditions next week on Lawrence Hargrave Drive for investigation work to be carried out between Otford Road and Chellow Dene Avenue. Lane closures will be in place for inspections and monitoring to be carried out to help plan for upcoming maintenance work. Work will be … Continue reading

Appeal after Royal National Park fires

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a bushfire in the Royal National Park earlier this month. emergency services responded to a fire near the shores of South West Arm in the Royal National Park about 11am on Saturday August 17. The fire was extinguished by NSW Rural Fire Service on Tuesday August 20, and a … Continue reading

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