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New playgrounds ready for action at Bulli Beach, Clifton and Balgownie

GOOD news for children and families as fencing is removed around three upgraded playgrounds at Bulli Beach Reserve, Rae Crescent Reserve Balgownie and Rube Hargrave Park Clifton. Wollongong City Council has completed the upgrades to the three playgrounds and they are ready for people to enjoy this weekend. It’s all part of Council’s strategy to … Continue reading

Rock fishos required to wear lifejackets between Coalcliff and Austinmer, and Bulli’s Waniora and Bellambi Points under ‘high-risk’ plan

COMMUNITY feedback is sought on a plan to have areas between Coalcliff and Austinmer, Bulli’s Waniora Point and Bellambi Point declared high-risk for rock fishing, following a resolution of Wollongong City Council. Wollongong councillors have resolved to seek stakeholder and community feedback on a proposal to ‘opt-in’ to the Rock Fishing Safety Act 2016. By … Continue reading

RSL urges people to pay tribute locally to our diggers at dawn services this ANZAC Day

ANZAC Day commemorations, including the Sydney CBD March, will proceed throughout the state without COVID-related disruption on April 25 this year.  RSL NSW President Ray James said commemorating significant moments in our military history is vital to Australia, as a people, a community, and a nation.  “As the custodians of the ANZAC spirit, RSL NSW … Continue reading

Five new playgrounds for the northern suburbs

OVER the next few months five playgrounds in the northern suburbs will be replaced by Wollongong City Council. From now till the end of the financial year, Council is aiming to build new playgrounds at Clifton, Bulli, Russell Vale, Balgownie and Fairy Meadow. The soft fall at Thirroul Beach Reserve will also be replaced, with … Continue reading

Expect disruptions on Lawrence Hargrave Drive at Clifton over next five weeks

ROAD users are advised of changed traffic conditions from next week on Lawrence Hargrave Drive south of Sea Cliff Bridge at Clifton for slope stabilisation work. Work will be carried out from Monday 23 August, between 7am and 5pm, for about five weeks, Monday to Friday, weather permitting. A reduced speed limit of 40kmh, stop … Continue reading

Government grant to push along Grand Pacific Walk project

THE NSW Government will provide an $800,000 grant to Wollongong City Council to help deliver another section of the ambitious Grand Pacific Walk project. State MP for Heathcote, Lee Evans said the new infrastructure would make it easier for the community to get around their local area using active transport. “The Grand Pacific Walk is … Continue reading

Plans for the next stage of Clifton’s Grand Pacific Walk go on show for comment

PLANS for the next stage of works for the Grand Pacific Walk at Clifton are underway. The proposed pathway involves the construction of a 2.5m wide shared path and a new viewing platform along the eastern side of Lawrence Hargrave Drive just south of Moronga Park, which will complete the Clifton section of the Grand Pacific Walk. The … Continue reading

Teen falls while accessing notorious Sea Cliff Bridge ‘selfie lookout’

A YOUNG woman is recovering after sparking a major rescue operation at Clifton yesterday involving more than 25 emergency personnel from Fire and Rescue NSW, Police Rescue, Ambulance NSW, and the State Emergency Service. The 18-year-old woman dislocated her ankle after she fell while climbing the cliffs to reach the “selfie lookout” overlooking the Sea … Continue reading

Man dead after cliff fall

A MAN has died after falling from falling from a cliff near Seacliff Bridge on Saturday. Emergency services were called to a cliff near the southern end of Seacliff Bridge at Clifton about 12.40pm, following reports a man had fallen onto rocks. Police have been told the man, aged in his 20s, was with friends … Continue reading

Sea Cliff Bridge crash

POLICE are investigating following a single vehicle crash at Clifton on Saturday. About 12.30am, police and emergency services were called to the Sea Cliff Bridge on Lawrence Hargrave Drive following reports of a crash. On arrival, officers found a Toyota Hilux utility on the cliff edge. The two men in the utility managed to climb … Continue reading

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