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Man arrested after allegedly stealing jewellery and car from Balgownie home

A MAN will face court today charged with allegedly breaking into a Balgownie home and stealing jewellery and bedding, before making-off with a car parked at the property. During a patrol of the Lake Illawarra area on Wednesday (April 29), police allegedly witnessed a blue Toyota Corolla accelerate to high speeds to avoid police. The … Continue reading

Two men charged over alleged cocaine supply in the Wollongong area

TWO men have been charged with drug offences after police allegedly discovered cocaine, an unregistered firearm, ammunition and a poker machine at a Balgownie home today (Tuesday March 30). The 51-year-old man, arrested in Market Street Wollongong, and a 47-year-old man, arrested at Fairy Meadow, have been charged following investigations into an alleged drug supply … Continue reading

Looking Back history feature: James Cram, ‘The Father of Balgownie’

Originally posted on Looking Back:
Mt Pleasant Colliery, where James Cram worked as under manager. By MICK ROBERTS © James Cram: The Father of Balgownie Coal dust was said to be in James Cram’s blood. The larger than life pioneer was more than qualified to hold the title of Father of Balgownie – a village…

Council endorses a change in ward one boundaries

WOLLONGONG City Council is proposing to adjust  the boundary between Ward 1 and 2 in preparation for the local government elections to be held in September 2020. Council says the change is assure there’s a balanced number of people living within each of the city’s three wards. The changes to the boundary between Wards 1 … Continue reading

Balgownie man charged with allegedly starting a bushfire on Wednesday

POLICE responding to a paraglider trapped in a tree at Balgownie yesterday, have arrested a man who allegedly started a fire in nearby bushland. The man was arrested after police and the Police Rescue Squad went to the assistance of a 61-year-old man who had crashed into a tree in Tucker Avenue, Balgownie, about 2pm … Continue reading

Balgownie assault

POLICE are seeking public assistance following a crash at Balgownie today. Just before 8am police and emergency services responded to reports of a two-car crash at Hunter and Napier Streets. Officers were told a man driving a reported stolen Ford utility allegedly assaulted a 55-year-old woman driving the other vehicle after the crash. The woman … Continue reading

Balgownie shooting charge

A MAN has been charged over a public place shooting in Balgownie yesterday. Just after 7am on Sunday, a 29-year-old man went to a home on Meadow Street and threw a small incendiary device onto the driveway. He then retrieved a firearm from his vehicle and fired a shot in the air before driving from … Continue reading

Balgownie war medals recovered

POLICE have charged two men after medals were stolen during a break-in at Balgownie earlier in the year. About 2am on Friday January 13, a home in Balgownie was broken into and several items were stolen, including Australian Defence Force medals. Wollongong Police were notified on Saturday January 14 and commenced an investigation. Following inquiries, … Continue reading

Girl approached at Balgownie

POLICE are appealing for information after a girl was approached by a man in a vehicle at Balgownie on Tuesday afternoon. About 3.30pm, a 12-year-old girl got off her school bus at Margaret Street, near the intersection of Foothills Road, and began to walk the short distance home. A man driving a light-grey-coloured Toyota Corolla … Continue reading

History comes alive on trail

In 1865 the first gas supply was brought to Wollongong from a gas plant in Corrimal Street and the telegraph office in Market Street opened its doors. Now 150 years later the local gas supply no longer exists, but the telegraph office (later expanded to include Wollongong’s first Government Post Office) still operates as our … Continue reading

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