Austinmer

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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the bushfire season swings into action a group of Austinmer volunteers look set to sit-out another summer in an unsafe, outdated and cramped station due to bureaucratic red tape.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

Northern beaches expected to pack again this weekend with scorcher forecasted

THIS weekend is set to see temperatures soar, and with the heat, Wollongong’s northern beaches are again expected to be packed with Sydney visitors. Wollongong City Council is reminding locals and visitors to plan ahead. Local residents and Sydney visitors escaping heatwave conditions forecasted by the Bureau of Meteorology are likely to see parking at … Continue reading

Council’s $800 million ‘to-do-list’ underway throughout the city

SINCE the adoption of Wollongong City Council’s Delivery Program 2018-2022 and Operational Plan 2020-2021 in June, work has got underway ticking off the $800 million infrastructure ‘to-do list’. Wollongong Acting Lord Mayor Tania Brown said at the last meeting of Council close to $4 million in tenders for a range of projects was given the … Continue reading

Council considers ‘pop-up’ parking near popular northern beaches

SPORTING fields, parks and reserves near northern beaches could become “pop-up parking” this summer as Wollongong City Council grapples with the growing problem of traffic congestion around Austinmer, Thirroul and Bulli. A surge in visitors to prime foreshore locations, as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions on international travel, has made parking … Continue reading

Prefabricated carbon fibre plates to reinforce beach pavilion viewing platform

WHEN Wollongong City Council embarked on the refurbishment of the historic Austinmer Beach Pavilion, it was anticipating challenges. The Council says the refurbishment is on track to be completed by Christmas despite the discovery that the pavilion’s roof slab urgently needs reinforcement to allow people to stand on the viewing platform. From the experiences of … Continue reading

Food and organic waste can be added to your green-lidded bin from November

GREEN-lidded bins will no longer be limited to garden waste with residents across the Wollongong City local government area able to include food and organic waste in their collections from November. Council will introduce a weekly FOGO – or Food Organics Garden Organics – collection to all households that currently have a green-lidded garden waste … Continue reading

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