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Man critical after alleged Bulli assault

A MAN remains in a serious condition after he was allegedly assaulted at Bulli earlier this week. The 75-year-old man became involved in an argument with a 25-year-old man, who is believed to have been working on the construction of the new Bulli Hospital. The altercation is alleged to have stemmed over a parking issue … Continue reading

Cunningham candidates gear up for May federal election

THE Greens candidate for Cunningham, Rowan Huxtable has slammed the preference deal between Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party and the Liberal Party. Cunningham covers an area from Warrawong in the south to Helensburgh in the north. Six candidates have registered to contest Cunningham at the Federal election on May 18. The sitting member, Sharon Bird, … Continue reading

Emergency services radio boost between Stanwell Tops and Garrawarra

CRITICAL communications for emergency services has been boosted with the instalment of a new government radio network site to improve coverage in rugged bushland between Stanwell Tops and Waterfall. NSW Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello said the site at the Garrawarra Centre, Waterfall was critical to community safety by in-filling coverage spots in the … Continue reading

Calls to remove shark nets from Coledale, Austinmer and Thirroul beaches

CONSERVATIONISTS are strengthening their call for a permanent end to the shark net program which it says kills hundreds of marine animals each year at 51 beaches between Newcastle and Wollongong. Currently there are shark nets off Coledale, Austinmer, and Thirroul beaches. Nets are also located at Wollongong City and North Wollongong beaches. With the … Continue reading

Stanwell Park records the highest number of surf rescues as season closes

THE Illawarra’s most northern patrolled beach recorded the highest number of rescues by volunteers over the summer swimming season, which comes to an end on Sunday. The 2018/19 season for Surf Lifesaving Illawarra on its 17 volunteer patrolled beaches from Stanwell Park south to Windang, officially comes to an end on Sunday April 28, before … Continue reading

Paraglider killed at Bald Hill

A MAN has died following a paragliding crash at Stanwell Tops. Just before 3pm today (Saturday), emergency services were called to Bald Hill following reports a glider had crashed into the side of the cliff. The crash site was found and emergency services began rescue operations. State Emergency Service personnel reached the site and confirmed … Continue reading

Beaches close this weekend

THIS Sunday (April 28) marks the official end of the 2018/2019 swim season. The only beach to remain patrolled by lifeguards until next Spring will be North Wollongong Beach from this Sunday. However, Corrimal pool will remain open all year. Stanwell Park, Austinmer and North Wollongong Beaches have remained the most popular beaches in the … Continue reading

Large crowds gather for ANZAC Day services in the north

 Thousands of Northern Illawarra residents have gathered at cenotaphs and memorials today to mark Anzac Day. Large crowds paid their respects at the recently restored Austinmer memorial, while big numbers were again reported at Woonona Bulli RSL Club, Corrimal and Thirroul for dawn services and marches. The centre of Wollongong was packed as the city’s … Continue reading

Plans for another small bar and rooftop cafe for Bulli’s old chemist shop

    PLANS for a cafe with a rooftop bar have been revealed for Bulli’s old chemist shop, just north of the PCYC, paving the way for the heritage listed shopping centre to become the north’s latest eating and craft beer destination. Thomas Bailey along with building designer Alex Urena have lodged plans with Wollongong … Continue reading

Wombarra pool closed after pollution scare

SWIMMERS are warned to avoid Wombarra ocean pool after it was choked with seaweed, turning it a translucent blue, and causing a foul odour to waft across the area. A sign placed at the beach by Wollongong City Council on Thursday read “pool closed due to environmental factors”, and “swim at own risk”. The Council … Continue reading

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