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First stage of coastal walk opened

WITH postcard perfect views over the ocean and providing a much-needed key pedestrian link between Stanwell Park and Coalcliff, the first stage of the Grand Pacific Walk has opened in time for Christmas. The 3.5km link from Stanwell Park to Stoney Creek bridge, Coalcliff, and includes a viewing platform with expansive views along the coast … Continue reading

Police release CCTV images

POLICE have released CCTV images following an incident on a train between Thirroul and Wolli Creek Railway Stations earlier this year. Just before 10am on Saturday October 20, two women boarded a train at Thirroul station, bound for Central. A man boarded the train, sat near the women before exposing himself and committing an act … Continue reading

Aboriginal tent embassy removed

Work has started on the removal of structures from the Sandon Point Tent Embassy site at McCauley’s Beach today. Council has been asked to remove the structures from the site – with the exception of the one known as ‘The Pod’ – by the Sandon Point Aboriginal Place Joint Management Agreement. The removal of structures … Continue reading

Embassy fenced by Council

At the request of the Sandon Point Aboriginal Place Joint Management Agreement Partner organisations, Council staff have placed non-permanent fencing around sections of the Sandon Point Tent Embassy site at McCauley’s Beach, Thirroul on Wednesday. The Organisations have been working with the support of Council for the past 12 months to make important changes to … Continue reading

Delegation to meet developer

ALMOST 100 residents attended a meeting to discuss the proposed residential development proposal for the former Corrimal coke works site on Sunday. The developer has received approval from the Department of Planning to put the re-zoning plans back before council with no changes to the original demand for over 700 new homes on the site.  They have, … Continue reading

Corrimal coke works meeting

A COMMUNITY meeting will be held in the western car park of the Corrimal Railway Station on Sunday (December 2) from 4pm. The meeting has been called by the Corrimal Community Action Group to update locals about progress on the re-zoning and redevelopment of the old Corrimal Coke Works site, Railway Street. Corrimal. The developer … Continue reading

Investigation into elderly man’s death

THE death of a patient in a Woonona nursing home is under investigation by Wollongong Police. Shortly before 7pm on Tuesday, police were called to a high-dependency dementia ward at the Illawarra Retirement Trust (IRT), Woonona following reports of an assault between two patients. On arrival police were notified that a 90-year-old man suffered serious … Continue reading

Sandon Point eviction

OVER the past 12 months, Wollongong City Council has supported a request of the Sandon Point Aboriginal Place Joint Management Agreement Partner organisations to address a number of issues at the culturally-significant Sandon Point Tent Embassy site at McCauley’s Beach, Thirroul. In April Council, the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and Aboriginal groups worked … Continue reading

Speeding driver nabbed at Otford

A DISQUALIFIED driver will face court next month after being detected travelling more than 60kmh above the sign-posted speed limit in the Royal National Park at the weekend. Sutherland Traffic and Highway Patrol Command were conducting speed enforcement duties on Lady Wakehurst Drive, Otford, about 2pm on Saturday when they detected a VW Golf hatch … Continue reading

Boy hit on Balgownie Road

POLICE have appealed for information from the community following an incident where a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle at Fairy Meadow at the weekend. A vehicle was travelling east along Balgownie Road about 11.10pm on Saturday, when the driver stopped the vehicle near Meadow Street, after witnessing a fight between two young people. They … Continue reading