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Wollongong becomes 26th council in Australia to commit to greenhouse gas reduction

WOLLONGONG City Council voted unanimously last night to adopt an emissions reduction target of zero by 2030 for its own operations. Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said the target supports Council’s recent recognition of “a state of climate emergency that requires urgent action by all levels of government”. The Council is one of 26 in … Continue reading

Total fire ban in place

A Total fire ban has been declared today, Saturday December 7, for the Illawarra. Authorities warn the fire danger risk is “very high”.  

Looking Back history feature: Slacky Flat’s unemployed village

Originally posted on Looking Back:
Humpies like this were dotted around Slacky Flat from the depression years of the 1930s [Note: This image is not at Bulli]. THE depression years of the 1930s resulted in over 100 adults and children developing a makeshift village on the area now known as Slacky Flat at Bulli. The…

Looking Back history feature: On the buses

Originally posted on Looking Back:
A Hills double decker, travelling north along the Princes Highway at Old Bulli By MICK ROBERTS © BUS transport to and from Wollongong has been readily accessible to Illawarra’s northern suburbs since early last century. Jumping on a bus for a bit of shopping in Wollongong, to pay a few…

Looking Back: On the buses

Originally posted on Looking Back:
Lance Brown pictured with a modern Dion’s bus in 2003 By MICK ROBERTS © PUBLIC transport has moved forward in leaps and bounds since Lance Brown drove the Bulli railway bus in 1927. Lance was one of the region’s first bus drivers and was prompted to reveal some of his memories…

Latest plan for Corrimal Coke Works revealed at community meeting

  A REVISED planning proposal for the Corrimal Coke Works site has been revealed by developers at a community information session today (Saturday). Legacy Property and the Illawarra Coke Company (ICC) plan to develop around 700 homes on Railway Street, which they claim will preserve significant historical features of the former 18ha industrial site, improve rehabilitation … Continue reading

Bulli Pass closed after truck crash

    A TRUCK crash has closed Bulli Pass this afternoon. The RMS advise that the road will be closed until later this evening and to avoid the area. Emergency services were called to the crash about 3.30pm today to find an intense fire, with powerlines down. Fortunately the driver escaped serious injury. FRNSW crews … Continue reading

Towradgi man charged over attack

A TOWRADGI man will in appear in court next month after he allegedly assaulted an employee at a fast-food restaurant in Sylvania. About 2.15am on Saturday, a 21-year-old man went to a fast-food restaurant at the intersection of Port Hacking Road and Princes Highway, and allegedly sprayed a fire extinguisher assaulting an employee. Sutherland police … Continue reading

Bellambi woman found dead

  A CRIME scene has been established after the body of a woman was discovered in a Bellambi home today. Emergency services were called to a home on Lorking Street after the badly battered body of 39-year-old Kristie Powell was found inside a bedroom about 1.10am. The body had suffered serious injuries and her death … Continue reading

Council’s plans for Bulli Showground

Wollongong City Council is working on a long-term plan for the Bulli Showground precinct and is asking for the community to get involved and share their thoughts. Community feedback is being collated ahead of the development of a draft Masterplan for the site. The engagement is the first step in a long term process. For … Continue reading

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