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Shared cycle/pedestrian path plan from Bulli Railway Station to beach

RESIDENTS have raised concerns over a proposal to provide a cycling link from Bulli Railway Station to Bulli beach. Wollongong City Council has put forward a proposal for the new shared bicycle and pedestrian path. The path will run from Park Road, along Franklin Avenue, past Bulli Railway Station to Ursula Road, following the southern … Continue reading

Northern beaches expected to pack again this weekend with scorcher forecasted

THIS weekend is set to see temperatures soar, and with the heat, Wollongong’s northern beaches are again expected to be packed with Sydney visitors. Wollongong City Council is reminding locals and visitors to plan ahead. Local residents and Sydney visitors escaping heatwave conditions forecasted by the Bureau of Meteorology are likely to see parking at … Continue reading

Bulli brewery pub wins prestigious heritage restoration award

BULLI business partners, Brendan Dowd and Stephen House are “beyond stoked” after they were acknowledged by the National Trust of Australia (NSW) for their restoration and re-purposing of the old Bulli Railway Guesthouse. Long-time surfing mates, Brendan and Stephen are the brains behind Resin Brewing, a pub/brewery and eatery trading from the 1887 heritage building … Continue reading

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

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

Bulli Showground to get security fencing under stimulus program

BULLI Showground will receive a new 2.1 metre high palisade security fence after funding from the NSW Government’s COVID-19 stimulus program. State MP for Heathcote Lee Evans has announced the $328,500 upgrade work at Slacky Flat. Mr Evans said it’s fantastic to report that the stimulus program will back more showground improvements at Bulli while … Continue reading

Swimmers and surfers warned after shark sightings

Wollongong City Council Lifeguards continue to work with representatives on Surf Life Saving to monitor shark activity at beaches following the removal of a whale carcass from Waniora Point, Bulli on Friday September 11. Late this morning Council tasked a shark surveillance helicopter to lap the coast between Stanwell Park and Windang. As there was no … Continue reading

Whale carcass removed from rocks on Waniora Point

THE carcass of a whale that washed up against the rock platform at Waniora Point overnight has been disposed of in Whyte’s Gully tip. The whale, believed to be a Humpback, was caught against a section of the rocks on the north eastern side of the rock platform. As it was in a sensitive marine … Continue reading

Sun sets on old Bulli Hospital, as last patients taken from its wards – And we were there…

AS the sun set over the escarpment today, so did a significant chapter in the northern Illawarra’s history, when the last patients were wheeled from the old Bulli District Hospital. They were taken to the new $50 million Bulli Hospital and Aged Care Centre that has replaced the old institution on a site located on … Continue reading

Bulli Showground concert cancelled amid Coronavirus concerns

THE Music at the Drive-In at Bulli Showground, featuring local band Sons of the East on Sunday 2, has been cancelled. Wollongong City Council has cancelled the event amid concerns with local agencies about Coronavirus. In planning the event Council has been monitoring the advice from NSW Health and updates related to Coronavirus cases. Council … Continue reading

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