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Film festival visits Thirroul and Corrimal

To celebrate the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages, a film festival featuring Indigenous voices from around the world will be held at Corrimal and Thirroul libraries next month. The first week of the festival in July coincides with NAIDOC Week and features Australian Indigenous content, with the second week highlighting movies that tell … Continue reading

Making space at Scarborough Wombarra Cemetery

WHILE the Scarborough Wombarra Cemetery is at capacity for burials, Wollongong City Council is looking at providing over 500 additional spaces for memorial ash placements. The Council is planning maintenance and upgrade works at the picturesque-seaside cemetery to allow improved accessibility and provide ash placement opportunities, new spaces for storing urns, paths, seats and landscaping. … Continue reading

Bulli Tops road works

Motorists are advised by the Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) of changed traffic conditions from Sunday on the M1 Princes Motorway at Bulli Tops for safety improvements. Work will include slope stability improvements to reduce the risk of rock and vegetation falls. Work will be carried out north of Appin Road on Sunday June 30 … Continue reading

Collins Creek flood study on exhibition

  THE draft Collins Creek Flood Study has been released by Wollongong City Council for public exhibition. The report, which covers the Collins Creek catchment in Bulli, Woonona, Russell Vale, Bellambi and Corrimal, will be on public exhibition for comment from June 17 to July 19. Community information sessions will be held at Bulli Senior … Continue reading

Public art installation for Woonona Lane

  A DRAB laneway in Woonona has been given a facelift with the installation of public artwork. Wollongong City Council — in conjunction with local artists — has instigated the public art work in Haddon Lane. Council’s manager community cultural and economic development, Sue Savage said the large artwork of the local Mistletoe Bird is … Continue reading

Sea Cliff Bridge arrest connected to Sydney death

AN arrest was made at Coalcliff earlier today in connection with the death of a woman in an inner-Sydney suburb. Emergency services were called to Zetland on Monday, following the discovery of a woman suffering injuries at the rear of a unit complex. Police attempted to revive the 23-year-old woman; however, she died at the … Continue reading

Helensburgh to get $1.6m facelift

HELENSBURGH’S Town Centre will be given a boost after Wollongong City Council received a $1.6 million grant for its revitalisation. The money, from the NSW Government’s Restart NSW – Resources for Regions fund, will support projects that deliver economic growth in mining-affected communities. Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery thanked the NSW government for the grant. … Continue reading

Push to protect Illawarra escarpment

  REPRESENTATIVES from over 20 organisations and community groups joined forces this morning to announce their shared commitment towards the future protection of one of the region’s most defining natural landscapes – the Illawarra Escarpment. The newly formed Illawarra Escarpment Alliance (EscA) seeks to continue the tradition of citizens and communities protecting the Illawarra Escarpment … Continue reading

Thirroul pool intake pipes to be replaced

THE heavily corroded intake pipes at Thirroul Pool, which date back to the Second World War, will be replaced by Wollongong City Council. Council said the pipes are believed to be about 75 years old and the ageing infrastructure needs to be replaced. The pipes are at the southern end of Thirroul Beach and are … Continue reading

Helensburgh crash kills driver

A man has died following a single-vehicle crash at Helensurgh. About 12.30pm (Sunday 16 June 2019), emergency services were called to the Old Princes Highway, following reports a vehicle crashed into a parked truck. The man died at the scene. He is yet to be formally identified. Wollongong Police attended and have established a crime … Continue reading