Austinmer

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Sublime Point walking track reopens after $320,000 upgrade

AUSTINMER’S famous Sublime Point walking track has reopened ahead of schedule after a $320,000 upgrade by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS). The track was temporarily closed for essential safety and environmental protection works on May 31 2021. NPWS Area Manager Graham Bush said that use of the track has increased significantly in … Continue reading

Austinmer bush fire brigade’s bureaucratic battle for new facility continues

THE exchange of unused railway land at Thirroul to Wollongong City Council to enable the relocation of the Austinmer Rural Fire Service (RFS) to a more suitable location continues to be bogged-down in red tape. Despite Council and the RFS working together to prepare a concept design for a new facility in Sea Foam Ave, … Continue reading

Council’s plan to restore Austinmer’s Glastonbury Garden is open for comment

THE much-loved Glastonbury Garden at Austinmer will receive a facelift with Wollongong City Council planning landscape improvements. The proposed plans pay homage to the garden’s past by commemorating the work of Council gardener, Roxy Mossop who originally developed the park. The plans will reinstate some of his original plantings which includes bringing back the garden … Continue reading

Scaled-back ANZAC Day: Popular Austinmer dawn service cancelled

THE ever-popular Austinmer beach ANZAC Day dawn service has been cancelled as the northern suburbs’ RSL sub-branches grapple with a scaled-back commemoration this year. Reduced crowds are expected to gather at various commemoration services and events in the northern suburbs on Sunday, April 25, to remember those who lost their lives in service to their … Continue reading

Cigarette butt-bins installed at five northern hot-spots

FIVE northern suburbs’ locations, from Stanwell Tops to Towradgi Beach, will have cigarette butt bins installed by Wollongong City Council. The Council is renewing its effort to eliminate cigarette litter, with the launch of its educational No Butts Trail and the installation of 30 new cigarette butt bins. The bins will be located at numerous northern suburbs … Continue reading

New permanent fencing to be installed on Brickyard Point, Austinmer

WORK will begin next month to replace a temporary fencing and improve community safety at Austinmer’s Brickyard Point. Wollongong City Council on Monday endorsed a tender for over $270,000 for the installation of a safety fence along the cliff line at Brickyard Point. The works to install the stainless steel balustrade fence are anticipated to … Continue reading

New pop-up Covid testing site at Slacky Flat with updated venue health advice

NSW Health has updated its advice for people who attended two previously announced venues at Bulli and Austinmer. As reported Sunday, a confirmed case of COVID-19 visited these venues after they were released from hotel quarantine and before they were notified of a positive result from their day-16 test. Anyone who was in the beer … Continue reading

Northern suburbs’ venue alert after returned traveller tests positive to COVID

A NUMBER of venues in Wollongong’s north, including at Austinmer, Thirroul, Bulli and Corrimal, have been placed on a venue alert after a returned overseas traveller tested positive to COVID-19. NSW Health is carrying out precautionary public health follow-up in relation to the traveller, who tested positive to COVID-19 on day 16 after being released … Continue reading

Refurbishment of Austinmer bathers’ pavilion completed for Christmas

THE doors of Austinmer’s much-loved bathers pavilion will reopen in time for Christmas with the fencing around the worksite to be removed in the coming days. The Pavilion closed in May for an essential refurbishment to address the building’s ageing facilities. The work to the 92-year-old building included the addition of accessible amenities in line … Continue reading

Austinmer firefighters set to sit out another summer in cramped station as bureaucratic stand-off continues

AS the bushfire season swings into action a group of Austinmer volunteers look set to sit-out another summer in an unsafe, outdated and cramped station due to bureaucratic red tape. Austinmer Rural Fire Service (RFS) has been battling to relocate from their Buttenshaw Drive station, built in the 1970s, into larger premises for almost a … Continue reading

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