Bellambi

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Improvements to Coledale, Woonona and Bellambi surf clubs to get underway

IMPROVEMENT works on the Bellambi, Coledale and Woonona Surf Life Saving Clubs will begin early next week with upgrades to the existing facilities. Works on these projects are expected to be completed by September 2020, depending on weather conditions. Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said that the works would improve existing infrastructure that had reached the end … Continue reading

Two men charged after firearms and drugs seized at Bellambi earlier today

TWO men have been charged after firearms and prohibited drugs were seized at Bellambi earlier today. Wollongong police executed a Firearms Prohibition Order at the Bellambi home about 7am today (Thursday July 23). During the search, officers allegedly discovered a firearm, ammunition, two gel blasters, methylamphetamine and a clear substance believed to be GBH. These … 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

Woonona students help launch Clean Up Australia campaign ahead of this weekend’s activities

SCHOOL students made their way to Woonona beach today (Friday, February 28) to replace litter with low-lying shrubs and grasses for the launch of Clean Up Australia Day 2020. Celebrating 30 years of Clean Up Australia Day community groups will have their opportunity to take part in cleaning up sites throughout the city on Sunday … Continue reading

Looking Back history feature: Town bands – How music bound the coal mining communities of northern Illawarra

Originally posted on Looking Back:
The Bulli Town Band early last century. Picture: Supplied By MICK ROBERTS © Eighty-five-year-old Doug Davies (in 2005) with the cornet he used in the 1933 Corrimal Town Band. Picture: Mick Roberts AS A young man, during the 1930s, Doug Davies would don his uniform, polish his shoes, and tuck…

Connecting northern neighbours through a picnic, barbecue and sports day

A RUSSELL Vale sports day, a Bulli community picnic and street barbecue at Fairy Meadow are among the activities in northern Wollongong funded under the latest ‘Connecting Neighbours Grants’. Now in its third round, the Wollongong City Council grants program aims to strengthen and celebrate neighbourhoods at the grass roots level, creating connections and building … Continue reading

Public warned not to enter Bellambi Lagoon due to health risk

LOW water levels and warmer water temperatures are behind the recent number of dead fish in Bellambi Lagoon an investigation has found. NSW Health and Sydney Water has confirmed that the fish kill was not related to sewerage contamination. However, while the water levels and quality are low, and drought conditions persist, Wollongong City Council … Continue reading

Bellambi ocean pool opens ahead of tomorrow’s scorcher

BELLAMBI Rock Pool has reopened ahead of tomorrow’s forecast high temperatures, following an extensive refurbishment. The pool was closed to the public in May for the project to upgrade and refurbish its concourse. At the same time Wollongong City Council reconstructed the seawall to the north of the pool. Work wrapped up on the project … Continue reading

Bellambi pool could be ready before Christmas, as dune work gets underway at surf club

BELLAMBI Beach will be a hive of activity this week as dune works to improve safety and sightlines gets underway, and the refurbished rock pool gets an essential coat of paint. The dune works are focused on a 200m stretch in front of the Bellambi Beach lifeguard tower. Wollongong City Council is re-shaping the higher … Continue reading

New book reveals the colourful tales of Bellambi and Bulli pubs

THE barmaids serving-up the beer in what is today’s Heritage Hotel at Bulli must have looked on in sheer horror as thousands of thirsty drinkers began filling the public bar on Christmas Eve 1940. To help celebrate the 130th anniversaries of the Heritage Hotel, Bulli and the Bellambi Hotel, Bellambi, ‘Time Gents’ presents the history … Continue reading

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