Austinmer

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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

Local surf clubs, sporting groups and community gardeners receive funding for new equipment and other upgrades

THIRROUL Surf Club will be able to purchase new gym equipment, while Woonona Community Garden will expand after 21 local community groups were awarded vital funds for improvement projects. While Thirroul Surf Club topped the list for funding ($35,000), Corrimal Public School followed a close second with a $29,200 grant for a soft-fall playground. State … Continue reading

Survey will map out the future of your local shopping centre

WHETHER it’s tiny corner stores where you go for bread and milk, or shopping centres, like Helensburgh, Corrimal, Woonona, Bulli or Thirroul, Wollongong City Council wants to get a better idea of how people use these places, what works, and what can be improved into the future. Council’s director of planning Linda Davis said local … Continue reading

Maintenance work to start on Austinmer and Towradgi ocean pools

AHEAD of the warmer summer weather, Wollongong City Council is carrying out some essential maintenance to Austinmer and Towradgi rock pools. At Austinmer the works will be phased to minimise disruption to users, with the northern pool remaining open throughout the whole project. The first phase, started on Thursday, focussed on repair works to the … Continue reading

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

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