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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

Repairs force ‘Burgh pool closure

HELENSBURGH Pool will be closed for two weeks from October 29 to undertake urgent repairs. Recent investigations at the pool have identified the water supply line has failed. This means the water in the pool is not circulating as it should be and has required manual treatment by pool staff to make the water clean … Continue reading

Wanted man could be in area

Police have released an image of a man wanted on warrants who is known to frequent the Bellambi and Woonona areas. Laken Norton, 24, is wanted by virtue of arrest warrants relating to firearm offences. He has been described as being of Caucasian appearance, with a medium build and having a shaven head. Besides Woonona … Continue reading

Facelift for Austi beach landmark

THE ageing amenities building at Austinmer Beach will be given a fresh new look and Wollongong City Council is asking the community for feedback on the proposed works. The renewal retains the existing main concrete structure and arches, but includes new awnings covering the entrance to the toilets, more seating at its front and a … Continue reading

Drones to shark spot

Flags go up for another season Wollongong City Council is the first in Australia to trial new shark deterrent technology as part of a management strategy announced for the 2017/18 swim season. The flags have gone up for another season today (Saturday September 23). Council Lifeguards and volunteer surf lifesavers will be stationed at Wollongong’s … Continue reading

Revitalising Corrimal

FRESH laneway artwork isn’t the only new addition to Corrimal’s Town Centre this month. Wollongong City Council has installed a permanent table tennis table and will be placing a Libraries Everywhere Box for the community to enjoy at Corrimal’s Memorial Park. These new instalments are part of Council’s ongoing program to revitalise Corrimal Town Centre. … Continue reading

Bushcare suspends activities as vandalism continues unabated

ENVIRONMENTAL vandals’ deliberate and unrelenting attack on decades of work by volunteers at Sandon Point and other significant coastal sites in Wollongong’s north shows no sign of slowing down. So much has the problem grown, frustrated volunteers from the Sandon Point Bushcare Group have decided to suspend their valuable environment work until Wollongong City Council … Continue reading

Greens set to return to Council

THE Greens are celebrating huge swings across the board in the Wollongong Council elections. Lord mayoral candidate Mithra Cox said the Greens had achieved an “amazing election result” yesterday. As the count rolls in, Ms Cox is on 22.1 per cent in Ward 1, and Cath Blakey is on 20.1 per cent in Ward 2. … Continue reading

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