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Delays expected with roadworks at Stanwell Park

MAINTENANCE work on Lawrence Hargrave Drive at Stanwell Park will be carried out for two days from Thursday January 21 to Friday January 22. Work will continue from Monday February 1 for about 2 weeks between 6am and 6pm Monday to Friday, weather permitting. Work, between Chellow Dene Avenue and Lady Wakehurst Drive, will include slope … Continue reading

Risk of drownings as swimmers ignore safety warnings on Illawarra beaches

WITH warm temperatures this week, and swimmers continuing to ignore warnings to swim between the flags, lifeguards say there is a real risk of drownings on Illawarra beaches. Wollongong Lord Mayor, Gordon Bradbery said over the weekend Council’s professional lifeguards and volunteer lifesavers were kept busy instructing swimmers to stay between the flags. “The beaches … Continue reading

Documentary tells story of campaign by women for steel works’ jobs – coming to Thirroul

WOMEN of Steel, a rousing story about the 1980-1994 campaign by Wollongong women for jobs in the BHP-AIS steel works is screening at Thirroul this month. Women of Steel is directed by 30-year career steelworker Robynne Murphy whose jobs at the Port Kembla plant included welder, crane driver, and hot strip mill operator.  The personal … Continue reading

Council services remain open with some changes under latest Covid restrictions

AT present Wollongong City Council will not close services like libraries and pools, but will continue to monitor the NSW Health Guidelines for any changes to current Covid-19 restrictions. In light of the recent updates to the Public Health Order, Council will however be making a series of changes to the way the community interacts … Continue reading

Face masks become mandatory in Wollongong

FACE masks will be mandatory in certain indoor settings in Wollongong from Sunday, with $200 on the spot fines coming into force for people not complying with the new guideline from Monday. Given the general risk in Greater Sydney, the NSW Government has put in place new measures to reduce the transmission potential of COVID-19 … Continue reading

Tighter restrictions and high visibility police operation welcomes in the New Year amid Covid concern

The Greater Wollongong community is encouraged to stay local this New Year’s Eve and enjoy celebrations from home with the NSW Government announcing tighter Covid restrictions. A high-visibility policing operation will be in place on Thursday  (December 31 2020) and Friday (January 1 2021), to ensure the safety of the community. Locally, it will involve … Continue reading

Covid case puts end to Wollongong’s New Year’s Eve light show

WOLLONGONG City Council has postponed its harbourside light show that was to take place on New Year’s Eve 2020. Instead, the lightshow will be rescheduled for a later date in 2021. Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said Council made the difficult decision to postpone the light display following today’s news that there is a reported … Continue reading

Warning to limit movements on New Years Eve as new COVID case found in Wollongong

A NEW case of COVID-19 has been found in Wollongong overnight. The Wollongong case, one from Sydney’s Inner West and one in the northern area of Sydney, came in late overnight and may be eventually linked to Sydney’s Northern Beaches. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the Wollongong case had not yet been linked to the … Continue reading

Bulli’s latest hospitality offering will be just the right medicine

By MICK ROBERTS THE transformation of an old Bulli chemist shop into a bar and eatery could be just the right medicine for many of us, after a year most would like to forget. Thomas Bailey hopes to open Bulli’s latest hospitality offering, The Fitz Café & Bar in February 2021. Mr Bailey said the … Continue reading

Bulli Tops light show will bring in the new year as part of scaled-down celebrations

NEW Year’s Eve in Wollongong is going to be a quiet one. Instead of the usual festivities, Wollongong City Council will be hosting a scaled-down, two-hour lighting display on both Belmore Basin and Flagstaff Hill lighthouses and some additional lighting effects on the Southern Gateway Centre at Bulli Tops for New Year’s Eve. The light … Continue reading

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