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Plans for wider shared beach-front path for Bulli’s Trinity Row

THE narrow asphalt shared path along Trinity Row at Bulli Beach is set for a makeover with plans for a new four-metre-wide shared pathway currently on public exhibition. The plans are in response to community feedback and requests for Wollongong City Council to look at opportunities to improve this popular stretch along the waterfront. Wollongong … Continue reading

Monitors installed at Scarborough and Coalcliff

MOTORISTS are advised of changed traffic conditions on Lawrence Hargrave Drive at two locations next week.Sensors will be installed to monitor the slopes to ensure the stability of the road.Work will be carried out near Scarborough Railway Station for three nights from Sunday March 19 to Tuesday March 21.Work will then be carried out about … Continue reading

Labor commits to planning for Memorial Drive extension

LABOR will commit $20 million to determine the feasibility of extending Memorial Drive from Bulli if elected to Government on March 25.The NSW Shadow Roads MinisterJohn Graham said if Labor is elected it will take action to address growing traffic congestion along the Princes Highway in the northern suburbs.Mr Graham said Labor will undertake detailed … Continue reading

Old Bulli Hospital site to be redeveloped for housing

THE former Bulli Hospital site will be redeveloped into a residential area after Landcom reached an agreement to purchase the disused site from NSW Health. Subject to approvals, the site will deliver diverse, affordable, and sustainable housing including terraces, townhouses and a mix of single house lot sizes. Landcom Acting CEO Matthew Beggs said the … Continue reading

Elderly man stabbed while walking in Balgownie over the weekend

AN elderly man has been stabbed while out walking in Balgownie over the weekend. The 72-year-old man was walking on Wright Street, Balgownie, near the Devenish Street intersection, on Saturday, March 5, between 7.30am and 8am, when he was approached from behind. He was threatened with a knife by a man demanding cash and belongings, … Continue reading

Train travellers urged to plan ahead as the big wet impacts rail services

TRAIN travellers are being urged to plan ahead, expect delays and potential cancellations on the rail networks due to the ongoing impacts of severe weather. Transport for NSW acting Chief Operations Officer Mark Hutchings said unprecedented rainfall is impacting the rail network and some trains will be forced to operate at much lower speeds. “With … Continue reading

Slacky Creek ‘counter’ will tally pedestrian and cycle usage at 15 minute intervals

A COUNTER has been placed on the foreshore pathway at Bulli to capture the number of pedestrians and cyclists passing at 15 minute intervals. The counter is located at the Slacky Creek bridge, Shark Bay, between Waniora and Sandon Points, Bulli. The data captured will show Wollongong City Council the number of walkers and bike … Continue reading

Official dirt cycle track for Bulli before the end of year

WORK is expected to start on a new bike track at Bulli Park before the end of the year. Wollongong City Council have announced Bulli will be the latest suburb to get a new local bike track. The Council is building new dirt-tracks in different suburbs to offer opportunities to young riders to improve their … Continue reading

Trial will assess food and garden waste recycling service for units and apartments

A TRIAL of a food and garden waste recycling service for multi-unit dwellings will go ahead with Wollongong City Council awarded a $261,000 grant by the NSW Government. Council has been awarded the funding to conduct a trial to assess the use of Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO) service by residents living in units … Continue reading

School zones back in force as students return to classrooms across the Illawarra

POLICE are reminding commuters to travel safely on public transport and roads across the Illawarra as students return from school holidays this week. Officers from Police Transport Command will maintain a strong presence across the transport network, patrolling trains and buses to keep the community safe Traffic and Highway Patrol Command officers will also be … Continue reading

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