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Corrimal student takes ‘honours’ in Poem Forest competition

“I came home from school that day A bird in a cage Negativity and fear wrapped up in me Then she came uninvited To this sad grass party for one My Guardian Angel?” THESE are the words that earned a student of a Corrimal primary school ‘honours’ in the 2022 Poem Forest competition. With nearly … Continue reading

Work begins on Great Southern Walk to connect Bulli with Botany Bay

CONSTRUCTION has begun on the Great Southern Walk, a new multi-day experience that will take walkers on a 67km adventure through the northern Illawarra and the Royal National Park. Work is underway on the first section of the track on the Illawarra Escarpment, linking Bald Hill with Stanwell Park. State MP for Heathcote, Lee Evans … Continue reading

Stanwell Park, Austinmer and Woonona beaches top water quality monitoring in north

BEACHES at Stanwell Park, Austinmer and Woonona have topped the list of water quality for swimming in the northern suburbs. The latest State of the Beaches report provides an overview of water quality at 214 swimming locations across the State, which are monitored under the NSW Government’s Beachwatch and Beachwatch Partnership programs. The report revealed … Continue reading

Missing Austinmer woman found

UPDATE: A woman missing from Austinmer has been located safe and well. The 27-year-old woman was last seen about 1.30pm on Monday, August 15 at Warrawong. When family and friends were unable to get in contact with her, a report was made to police. About 3.10pm on Tuesday, August 16, the woman presented to Lake … Continue reading

Lane closures on Lawrence Hargrave Drive at Austinmer and Clifton

MOTORISTS are advised of maintenance work on Lawrence Hargrave Drive at Austinmer and Clifton next week. A Transport for NSW spokesperson said the work will include pavement repair to improve safety. Changed traffic conditions including traffic control, a reduced speed limit of 40 kmh will be in place and single lane closures will be in … Continue reading

Rock fishos required to wear lifejackets between Coalcliff and Austinmer, and Bulli’s Waniora and Bellambi Points under ‘high-risk’ plan

COMMUNITY feedback is sought on a plan to have areas between Coalcliff and Austinmer, Bulli’s Waniora Point and Bellambi Point declared high-risk for rock fishing, following a resolution of Wollongong City Council. Wollongong councillors have resolved to seek stakeholder and community feedback on a proposal to ‘opt-in’ to the Rock Fishing Safety Act 2016. By … Continue reading

RSL urges people to pay tribute locally to our diggers at dawn services this ANZAC Day

ANZAC Day commemorations, including the Sydney CBD March, will proceed throughout the state without COVID-related disruption on April 25 this year.  RSL NSW President Ray James said commemorating significant moments in our military history is vital to Australia, as a people, a community, and a nation.  “As the custodians of the ANZAC spirit, RSL NSW … Continue reading

Severe weather causing dangerous coastal erosion and rock falls

AUTHORITIES are warning residents to practice caution around beaches and headlands with the current weather conditions expected to exacerbate the possibility of coastal erosion and rock falls. Wollongong City Council report rockfalls and ground movement at headland locations in Thirroul, Austinmer, Wombarra and Coalcliff. Where it is practical to do so, warning tape has been … Continue reading

Frustration mounts as volunteer Austinmer fire-fighters’ long wait for suitable facility continues

THE long-running saga to find a new home for Austinmer Rural Fire Service (RFS) continues with negotiations between Wollongong City Council and the NSW Government for a site at Thirroul bogged-down in a tangle of red tape. Austinmer RFS has been battling to relocate from their Buttenshaw Drive station, built in the 1970s, into larger … Continue reading

Austinmer war memorial quietly marks its centenary with little fanfare

THE restrictions on crowd gatherings due to the Covid-19 pandemic have seen the passing of the centenaries of two Illawarra war memorial cenotaphs with little fanfare. The Austinmer Thirroul RSL Sub-Branch have quietly marked 100 years since the Austinmer war memorial cenotaph was unveiled on January 26, 1922. Sub Branch president, Major General Brian (Hori) … Continue reading

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