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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

Remind children about online safety during the current COVID-19 restrictions

  PARENTS and carers have been warned to remind their children about online safety during the current COVID-19 restrictions and upcoming school holidays. With the community spending more time indoors and at home following the shutdown of all non-essential services and direction to self-isolate, NSW Police are encouraging parents to speak to their children about … Continue reading

Bulli and Corrimal Tourist Parks shut in latest coronavirus measures

BULLI and Corrimal tourist parks are the latest Wollongong City Council services and facilities to be impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The Council has closed all its tourist parks, in response to updated guidelines from the NSW State Government. The move to close public use of Council’s three tourist parks in Corrimal, Bulli and Windang, … Continue reading

Batten down the hatches, north prepares for heavy rain and flash flooding

AUTHORITIES are urging residents across the Illawarra to prepare for severe weather over the coming days and into next week. The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting heavy rain for Friday with a chance of a thunderstorm. Surf conditions may be more powerful than they appear and are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such … Continue reading

Bellambi ocean pool opens ahead of tomorrow’s scorcher

BELLAMBI Rock Pool has reopened ahead of tomorrow’s forecast high temperatures, following an extensive refurbishment. The pool was closed to the public in May for the project to upgrade and refurbish its concourse. At the same time Wollongong City Council reconstructed the seawall to the north of the pool. Work wrapped up on the project … Continue reading

Police ask for help after Bulli Tops’ bushfire

  POLICE are appealing for help from the public following a bushfire on Appin Road at Bulli Tops. About 10am on Saturday December 7, during a total fire ban, smoke was seen billowing from the end of a fire trail in the Cataract Lake Foreshore. The fire, which spread to about 50m by 50m, was extinguished … Continue reading

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…

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