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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

Funding announced for art exhibition at Austinmer and community gardens at Helensburgh and Bellambi

  A COMMUNITY art exhibition at Austinmer, garden projects at Helensburgh and crafting reusable bags at Bellambi are all initiatives in the works following the announcement of the fourth round of Wollongong City Council’s Connecting Neighbours Grants Program. Council initially piloted this program in 2018, and it has gone from strength to strength as community … Continue reading

Austinmer bathers’ pavilion closes for extensive refurbishment and upgrade

THE Austinmer Bathers Pavilion will be closed to the public from tomorrow (Wednesday May 20), to allow for its extensive refurbishment. Over the past two weeks, site preparation works have been underway around the popular building with the installation of temporary amenities on the grassed area outside the surf club. From tomorrow site fencing around … Continue reading

Looking Back history feature: From tiny Austinmer chapel, to spacious RSL club building

Originally posted on Looking Back:
All Saints, Church of England, Moore Street Austinmer. Picture: Supplied AUSTINMER All Saints Anglican Church celebrated a century of Christian worship on Sunday March 14 2004. A Mr E Sweeney of Corrimal completed a small weatherboard chapel at Austinmer in 1904 and in 2004 parishioner Judith Carrick looks at the…

Work gets underway on refurbishment of Austinmer’s landmark bathers’ pavilion

THE refurbishment of the Austinmer Bathers Pavilion will get underway tomorrow (Thursday May 7) with the set up of the temporary amenities on the grassed area immediately north of the Surf Club building. The temporary amenities, including toilets and showers, will be in place while the extensive works, estimated to cost over $900,000, are underway … Continue reading

Green light given for million dollar make over of Austinmer’s iconic bathers pavilion

AUSTINMER’S 92-year-old Bathers Pavilion will be refurbished after Wollongong City Council last night gave the green light for a $900,000 upgrade of the ageing building. Council said work is anticipated to start as soon as possible, with the plan to wrap the project up by the end of the year. Temporary amenities, including toilets and … Continue reading

Plan for three-storey retail and residential development at Austinmer Beach

A DEVELOPMENT application has been lodged with Wollongong City Council to demolish the Shells Diner, on Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Austinmer. Under the proposal, the current single storey eatery, opposite Austinmer Beach, will be replaced with a three storey residential and retail building. If approved the application would see a retail/business component at the ground level, … Continue reading

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

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