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Coledale rises to the occasion

A BELLAMBI woman who helps keep her suburb spotless and Coledale Public School are among the 2017 winners of Wollongong City Council’s Rise & Shine Awards. The winners of the 32nd Rise & Shine Awards are: Basil Ryan Award winner – Carol Nance, of Bellambi, received the Rise & Shine Campaign’s highest honour, the Basil … Continue reading

Thirroul gun theft charges

THREE men have been charged and a fourth is being sought over the alleged theft and distribution of five handguns from Thirroul. Police have been investigating the theft of the guns from a property in Surfers Parade about 11.45pm on last Friday November 24. Strike Fore Lynrob was formed to further investigate the distribution of … Continue reading

Tourist parks get student lift

OVER the past month, 12 students with disability have been working at the Bulli and Corrimal Tourist Parks gaining invaluable work experience, preparing them for the work force. The Wollongong City Council owned parks have hosted 12 students from Corrimal High School, Keira High School and The Smith St Unit. The Year 9 students were … Continue reading

Moonlight movies returns

MOONLIGHT Movies returns to the north with two screenings at Corrimal and Thirroul during December. Wollongong City Council will present on Friday December 1, Boss Baby (G) at Ziem’s Park Corrimal, while on the following Saturday night, Finding Dory (G) will screen at Thirroul Beach Reserve. The Corrimal event is being presented in partnership with Corrimal … Continue reading

Plan for Austinmer escarpment road

BUTTENSHAW Drive at Austinmer could become an alternative main road to relieve the festering congestion along Lawrence Hargrave Drive, says the Greens – And they’re not happy. Labor councillor Jenelle Rimmer put a motion to Council on Monday night to investigate options for building more roads in Thirroul, Bulli and Austinmer, which was supported by … Continue reading

Gun pulled on group in Woonona

POLICE are appealing for public assistance after a man threatened several people with a firearm at Woonona on Thursday. The man is believed to have confronted a group of people in Campbell Street, Woonona, while armed with a firearm just after 9pm on Thursday. Prior to that police were told the same person pulled up … Continue reading

Bulli Pass reopens ahead of schedule

THE second stage of safety work on Bulli Pass to install rock fall protection safety barriers, improve the safety ramp and carry out slope stabilisation work has been completed a week ahead of schedule and the road reopened to motorists at 2.30pm on Friday October 27. Work started on Monday August 28 and the road … Continue reading

Escarpment tracks need funding

Funding cuts to National Parks have become so extreme that they are starting to have an impact on residents of the northern Illawarra, according to Wollongong’s Greens councillors. A rally will be held outside the NSW Government Offices, 84 Crown Street Wollongong, to push for an increase in funding on Thursday at midday. Wollongong War … Continue reading

Austi war memorial work

HAND dug trenches around the Norfolk Island Pine trees near Austinmer war memorial will be part of future works to upgrade the cenotaph’s surrounds. Wollongong City Council staff, supervised by an arborist, will be mapping the roots of the iconic trees on Tuesday to determine their location, size and extent. The digging will take place … Continue reading

Balgownie assault

POLICE are seeking public assistance following a crash at Balgownie today. Just before 8am police and emergency services responded to reports of a two-car crash at Hunter and Napier Streets. Officers were told a man driving a reported stolen Ford utility allegedly assaulted a 55-year-old woman driving the other vehicle after the crash. The woman … Continue reading

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