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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

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

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