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Police investigation underway after armed robberies at Woonona and Fairy Meadow

A POLICE investigation is underway into armed robberies at Woonona and Fairy Meadow this afternoon. Just after 2.30pm today (Tuesday May 11), police were called to the Bendigo Bank at Fairy Meadow, after reports of an armed robbery. Police have been told an unknown man, who was armed with a firearm, threatened two tellers and … Continue reading

Corrimal pool maintenance set-back: facility closed until mid-June

CORRIMAL swimming pool is expected to remain closed for maintenance until mid-June after wet weather conditions delayed the repairs. The two pools at the facility – 50m heated pool and 25m pool – are undergoing routine maintenance which includes the replacement of expansion jointing, fixing damaged tiles and repairs to the main water supply line. … Continue reading

Thirroul cycleway bridge out of action for six weeks during maintenance work

THE bridge over Hewitts Creek, linking Thirroul’s Hamilton Road and Sandon Point, Bulli, will close for about six weeks for essential repairs. The popular cycling and walking pathway will be closed to allow Wollongong City Council to undertake maintenance work, which includes replacing the patched top-deck with a fibre-reinforced polymer minimesh decking system. While the … Continue reading

Picton Road closed for maintenance: Traffic diverted to Appin Road

ROAD users are advised of an upcoming road closure on Picton Road for maintenance work next weekend. Work includes vegetation removal, line marking, guardrail repairs and cleaning drains to improve water run-off. Road users travelling between Wollongong and the Hume Motorway will be detoured via the M1 Princes Motorway, Mount Ousley Road and Appin Road and … Continue reading

Now’s the time to plant a verge garden

Did you know that Autumn is the best time of the year to start planting? The warm weather and soil provide the perfect environment for plants to take root and thrive before the cold winter weather arrives. Now that the weather is cooling, Wollongong City Council is encouraging green-thumbed residents to pick up the challenge, … Continue reading

McDermott ditches beard for Thirroul show

TELEVISION personality Paul McDermott has shaved off his COVID-19 pandemic beard and is ready to hit the stage at Thirroul’s Anita’s Theatre to perform his new show next month. Appearing alongside Glenn Moorhouse, Paul McDermott is hot off a successful season at Adelaide Fringe Festival, where he won the weekly award for Best Comedy, and … Continue reading

Road work at Memorial Drive roundabout at Bulli

MOTORISTS are advised of changed traffic conditions this week on the on-ramp to Memorial Drive from the Princes Highway roundabout at Bulli to undertake line marking. During the work, the on-ramp will be closed and a detour in place via the Princes Highway for the safety of workers and road users. Motorists are advised to … Continue reading

New development proposal lodged for Bulli’s much-loved Denmark Hotel

AN agreement seems to have been reached on the future of Bulli’s much-loved Denmark Hotel, with a solution found to the festering problem of gaining access to the site. The redevelopment proposals for the former Denmark Hotel have been entangled in red tape for over a decade with the building falling into disrepair in recent … Continue reading

Cycleway bridge to be upgraded at Thirroul

BRIDGE cycleway maintenance at Thirroul, the refurbishment of a stormwater culvert at Woonona and the replacement of a community centre roof at Fairy Meadow, are just a selection of the tenders given the tick of approval by Wollongong City Council. All up, the variety of tenders saw Council move forward on more than $2.3M worth … Continue reading

Why do you like riding your bike? Youth asked to share images in exhibition

YOUNGER residents of the region are being asked by Wollongong City Council to share what they love about riding a bike. The ‘I love a bike city because…’ public exhibition invites young people between the ages of 12 to 24 years to submit an image that captures what they love about bike riding in their … Continue reading