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New refurbishment plan for historic Austinmer bathers’ pavillion

A REVISED proposal to refurbish the historic Austinmer Beach Bathing Pavilion has been put forward by Wollongong City Council. After earlier consultation, the Council have returned with a new proposal, which includes no changes to the internal layout of the building, with the exception of an access through the front wall to an accessible amenity, … Continue reading

Hot weather will bring increased hours at four northern beaches

WITH the mercury expected to hit 32 degrees tomorrow, four northern beaches will have extended patrol hours to allow swimmers extra surf time. Hours at Stanwell Park, Austinmer, Thirroul and Bulli beaches will be increased on Friday, with flags up until 6pm, and until 7pm at North Wollongong beach. “Looking at the weather forecast, it’s … Continue reading

Austinmer’s Brickyard Point to get permanent safety fencing

BRICKYARD Point at Austinmer will have a safer space to soak up the views with plans being finalised for a slimline safety fence. Wollongong City Council installed a temporary fence at the point which has grown in popularity since the new Headlands Hotel opened in 2016 at Austinmer. Council’s Director Infrastructure and Works Andrew Carfield … Continue reading

Food recycling trial starts this week in Austinmer

HOUSEHOLDS in Austinmer will this week officially start Wollongong City Council’s three-month trial of Food Organics/Garden Organics or FOGO. FOGO provides people the opportunity to place household waste such as raw and cooked meat, fruit and vegetable scraps and bread into their green-lidded bin along with their normal garden waste. Around 1600 households within Austinmer, … Continue reading

Residents prepare for Austinmer food waste recycling trial

WITH just over a month to go until the start of the Food Organics Garden Organics – or FOGO – trial, letters have been sent to participating Austinmer households. Selected households in Austinmer have been sent letters inviting them to participate in the three-month trial that starts in September. During the trial residents will be … Continue reading

Austinmer to be part of food waste composting trial

AUSTINMER residents will be part of the launch of a trial during September that will compost food waste, helping to reduce the amount of landfill, and that aims to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions. Wollongong City Council will launch a Food Organics Garden Organics or FOGO trial in three suburbs across the city this Spring. … Continue reading

Clean up the north this Sunday

Got a spare hour or two this weekend? Come and lend a hand to help clean up Wollongong’s northern suburbs as part of Clean Up Australia Day. This Sunday, March 4, marks the annual event, and this year is the 28th year it’s been held in Wollongong. In 2018 community efforts will focus on waterways, roadsides, … Continue reading

Escarpment tracks need funding

Funding cuts to National Parks have become so extreme that they are starting to have an impact on residents of the northern Illawarra, according to Wollongong’s Greens councillors. A rally will be held outside the NSW Government Offices, 84 Crown Street Wollongong, to push for an increase in funding on Thursday at midday. Wollongong War … Continue reading

New playground for Austi

CHILDREN can go sailing in a pirate ship, climb imposing cliff-faces and keep an eye out for enemies from watch towers at two newly updated playgrounds in Austinmer. The playgrounds, at Pinecourt Park and Austinmer Beach Reserve, have been upgraded to bring the equipment in line with Australian safety standards, while maintaining a strong sense … Continue reading

ANZAC Dawn Services 2016

Sunday April 24. Wollongong 6.30pm, Flagstaff Hill, Wollongong – Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Monday April 25 – ANZAC Day. Helensburgh: Dawn service at Charles Harper Memorial Park, 5.45am. Breakfast at Helensburgh Tradies or The Cenetannial Hotel. Coledale: Meet at Coledale Newsgagency 5.50am for march to Coledale RSL Club abd Cenotaph. Service at 6am, followed by breafast … Continue reading

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