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Bodies recovered after search for three missing fishermen ends in tragedy

THE bodies of three men have been recovered after their boat went missing off the coast yesterday. Family members alerted police at 6am today (Sunday, July 4, 2021), when the boat did not return as scheduled. The men were on board a boat that left Bellambi boat ramp at 2pm yesterday (Saturday 3 July 2021). … Continue reading

Temporary parking proposal designed to relieve congestion at Bellambi boat ramp

A TEMPORARY overflow boat and trailer car park proposed by Wollongong City Council, is designed to relieve congestion at Bellambi boat ramp. The proposal is the result of the growing demand for parking spaces at the boat and trailer car park. The temporary overflow car park will increase capacity at the popular spot, says Council, … Continue reading

Man arrested following Bellambi seige

A MAN has been arrested following a siege at Bellambi earlier today. Police approached a 39-year-old man on Robert Cram Drive at Bellambi about 11am today (June 1) allegedly in breach of his bail. Police will allege in court the man produced a knife and threatened them before running into a nearby house and locking … Continue reading

Warning to stay clear of beaches and rock platforms as big seas pound coast

WITH large waves measuring six to seven metres and high tides forecast over the next few days, visitors to beaches and coastal rock platforms are advised to be cautious this weekend. The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has issued a severe weather warning for damaging surf and abnormally high tides along the coast from today until … Continue reading

Have your say on proposed bike parking rails at key northern locations

OVER 30 bike parking rails will be installed at 13 locations between Thirroul and Fairy Meadow as part of a proposal by Wollongong City Council to help encourage cycling. To help get the locations and number of bike rails right, Council is asking residents to share their feedback on the proposals. During the development of … Continue reading

Firefighters prevent Bellambi townhouse fire spreading to adjoining homes

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) battled a house fire in Whitby Mews, Bellambi overnight.  Just after 1:15 am, crews arrived at the scene to find smoke and flame issuing from the townhouse. More than 24 firefighters quickly bought the fire under control and managed to protect adjoining properties from the blaze.  Neighbours were evacuated from … Continue reading

Verge garden concept growing, with green light given for six in the north

TWELVE successful applicants are set to receive a $250 voucher to help fund new verge gardens for their community. Among them are six from the northern suburbs. Wollongong City Council’s Connecting Neighbours Grant – Verge Gardens Pilot is a trial program that encourages residents to green public land, between people’s property and the kerb. The … Continue reading

Woonona arrests after stolen vehicle pursuit

THREE men have been charged following a police pursuit of a stolen vehicle through Bellambi and Woonona yesterday. A white Audi Q7, suspected stolen, was spotted by Wollongong Highway Patrol travelling on Waley Crescent, Bellambi, about 3.50pm on Friday November 6, when a pursuit was initiated. The Audi travelled north on Morgan Place before allegedly … Continue reading

Projects given green light, including streetscape improvements and erosion controls

ALMOST $4 million in improvements to community amenities, pathways and facilities have been approved by Wollongong City Council on Monday night. Of the Council meeting’s 25-item strong agenda, there were nine reports recommending the acceptance of a tender for projects as diverse as soccer club house repairs at Woonona and Bellambi, to erosion control measures … Continue reading

Teenage boy rescued from surf at Bellambi today

LIFEGUARDS have rescued an adolescent boy at Bellambi Beach this afternoon. A Wollongong City Council spokesperson said the boy is believed to have fallen into the water attempting to retrieve a large inflatable ball about 3.15pm today. He was rescued from a rip about 400m north of the beach’s flagged area. The boy was treated … Continue reading

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