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Man arrested at Towradgi over allegedly supplying illegal drugs

TWO men have been charged following a police investigation into the supply of illicit drugs in the Wollongong area. Wollongong detectives established Strike Force Fame in May 2020, to investigate the supply of ‘ice’ from a business in Wollongong CBD. Following extensive inquiries, shortly after 10am, investigators attended a bicycle repair store on Church Street, … Continue reading

Government grant to push along Grand Pacific Walk project

THE NSW Government will provide an $800,000 grant to Wollongong City Council to help deliver another section of the ambitious Grand Pacific Walk project. State MP for Heathcote, Lee Evans said the new infrastructure would make it easier for the community to get around their local area using active transport. “The Grand Pacific Walk is … Continue reading

Teenage boy rescued from surf at Bellambi today

LIFEGUARDS have rescued an adolescent boy at Bellambi Beach this afternoon. A Wollongong City Council spokesperson said the boy is believed to have fallen into the water attempting to retrieve a large inflatable ball about 3.15pm today. He was rescued from a rip about 400m north of the beach’s flagged area. The boy was treated … Continue reading

Take a ticket! Bookings required for a dip at patrolled pools over summer

SWIMMERS cooling off at the northern suburbs’ three patrolled pools this summer will have to take a ticket under new rules imposed by Wollongong City Council. In the north, pools at Helensburgh, Thirroul and Corrimal this swim season will have a booking system in place to manage the challenges of the pandemic and to help … Continue reading

Escarpment bush tracks closed to the public under colliery’s expansion plans

ESCARPMENT tracks that generations of bushwalkers have enjoyed in the northern Illawarra have been closed to the public under the proposed Russell Vale Colliery’s expansion plans. The Russell Vale Colliery has been dormant for the last five years since it was placed under care and maintenance. The New South Wales Government has recommended that the … Continue reading

Lawrence Hargrave Drive closed to traffic for two days

MOTORISTS are advised Lawrence Hargrave Drive will be closed for two days next week for routine maintenance work. Work will be carried out between Lady Wakehurst Drive and Stonehaven Road Stanwell Tops from 9am to 3pm on Monday October 12 and Tuesday October 13, weather permitting. Work includes vegetation maintenance, clearing gutters and drains, maintenance … Continue reading

Creative dialog on podcast for local artists

Wollongong City Council has released the final episode of its Creative Dialogue series for young and emerging artists, arts workers, professional creatives and arts-related organisations. Initially planned as a series of live talks with industry experts in a variety of creative fields, the talks morphed into a collection of podcasts in response to the pandemic. … Continue reading

Police release image of man wanted over Balgownie armed robbery

DETECTIVES have released images of a man as investigations continue into an armed robbery in Balgownie last month. A man – armed with a firearm – entered licensed premises on Balgownie Road, Balgownie, and threatened two employees about 11pm on Monday, August 17 2020. The man demanded cash before leaving the scene on a motorcycle. … Continue reading

What makes you feel safe? Community safety plan open for comment

WHAT makes you feel safe? Wollongong City Council is calling for community comment on its draft community safety plan 2021-2025. The draft plan will be on public exhibition from September 23 to October 26. The plan details Council’s safety approach through a range of crime prevention strategies organisation wide, and by targeting specific crimes and … Continue reading

Improvements for Fairy Meadow sports ground: Guest Park set for lights

GUEST Park is set to receive new LED sports field lighting as part of a series of improvements to the popular Fairy Meadow sporting ground. Wollongong City Council has accepted the tender for the design and installation of sports field lighting to meet increased sporting demands of the community. A series of other improvements to … Continue reading

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