Austinmer

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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

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

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