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Hot weather will bring increased hours at four northern beaches

WITH the mercury expected to hit 32 degrees tomorrow, four northern beaches will have extended patrol hours to allow swimmers extra surf time. Hours at Stanwell Park, Austinmer, Thirroul and Bulli beaches will be increased on Friday, with flags up until 6pm, and until 7pm at North Wollongong beach. “Looking at the weather forecast, it’s … Continue reading

Beaches close for winter

AS the weather turns cooler, Wollongong City Council lifeguards have brought the red and yellow flags in for the last time until spring. Between September 2015 and April 2016, more than 1.3 million people took to the waves at beaches between Stanwell Park and Windang. With a summer that stretched into a record breaking March, … Continue reading

Beaches open for another swimming season

THE flags go up today (Saturday) on Wollongong’s 17 patrolled beaches, marking the start of the 2015-16 swimming season. The season will run until April 25 2016, with the peak time for beach goers falling between December 19 and January 25. Wollongong City Council’s eight public pools, including Helensburgh, Thirroul and Corrimal, also have reopened. … Continue reading

Beaches are open for business

THE red and yellow flags will go up on local beaches this weekend to signal the start of the 2014 summer swim season. From Saturday until the Anzac Day long weekend in 2015, Wollongong City Council lifeguards will begin daily patrols on 17 beaches Monday to Saturday, with volunteer surf lifesaver patrols on Sundays and … Continue reading

Take care at the beach this weekend warns authorities

BEACH goers are being urged to take extra care when in, on or around the water this weekend with hot weather predicted across NSW. Large crowds are expected to descend on northern Illawarra beaches this weekend, with the Bureau of Meteorology predicting temperatures in the high 20s and low 30s along much of the coast. … Continue reading

Beaches swallowed by vegetation

By MICK ROBERTS COASTAL wattle is swallowing up northern Illawarra’s beaches, causing erosion problems, lost beach amenity and unsafe swimming conditions, claims Sandon Point’s Michael Zaracostas. Mr Zaracostas says under the banner of “dune stabilisation”, uncontrolled plant invasion is impractical and dangerous. He is heading a campaign to completely clear plantings, which, he says breaches … Continue reading

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