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Coledale RSL Club to reopen in April after members vote to sell-off pokies

IN a surprise and welcoming move, Coledale RSL Club has announced it is reopening for business in April. Despite attempts to keep the financially strapped venue open through merger talks and a fundraising campaign, the club closed for business on December 11 2022. In a letter to members, club secretary and director Warrick Try announced … Continue reading

Work begins on Great Southern Walk to connect Bulli with Botany Bay

CONSTRUCTION has begun on the Great Southern Walk, a new multi-day experience that will take walkers on a 67km adventure through the northern Illawarra and the Royal National Park. Work is underway on the first section of the track on the Illawarra Escarpment, linking Bald Hill with Stanwell Park. State MP for Heathcote, Lee Evans … Continue reading

Council’s new art strategy goes on public exhibition for comment

WHETHER it’s a brand-new work or the care of a sculpture that dates back generations, a new Wollongong City Council strategy is aiming to make art available to everyone in the community. From next month, Council will be calling for feedback on a draft Public Art Strategy 2022-2032. The purpose of the strategy is to … 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

Survey will map out the future of your local shopping centre

WHETHER it’s tiny corner stores where you go for bread and milk, or shopping centres, like Helensburgh, Corrimal, Woonona, Bulli or Thirroul, Wollongong City Council wants to get a better idea of how people use these places, what works, and what can be improved into the future. Council’s director of planning Linda Davis said local … Continue reading

Man arrested at Woonona, Coledale home searched, following Sydney protest

A MAN will appear in court today charged as investigations into an unauthorised protest in Sydney continue by detectives from Strike Force Seasoned. Following inquiries, including appeals for public assistance, police arrested a 39-year-old man at a home on Watergum Way at Woonona, about 3.20pm yesterday (Tuesday, August 10, 2021) and taken to Wollongong Police … Continue reading

Colourful mural is based on a poem ‘relevant’ to Coledale

“COME always into country humbly,” says local poet Mark Tredinnick, “knowing it has meant the world – And means it still – to someone.” This line comes from a poem written about the community and landscape of Coledale. It’s fitting advice from a poem that speaks to the long history of the area, and for Sydney-based artist … Continue reading

Coledale Beach to get facelift as part of Grand Pacific Walk project

A 400-metre stretch on the beach side of Lawrence Hargrave Drive at Coledale is to be vastly improved for walking, running and cycling as part of the next phase of works on the Grand Pacific Walk. The project includes the construction of a 400m length of shared pathway, and upgrade works to the existing car … Continue reading

Sports field lighting for Coledale’s St James Park

A TENDER has been accepted for the installation of sportsfield lighting at Coledale’s St James Park. On Monday May 31, Wollongong City Council accepted the tender for LED lighting towers at the popular football pitch. Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said It’s no secret the city loves sport. “Our sports grounds are continuously being used … Continue reading

Scaled-back ANZAC Day: Popular Austinmer dawn service cancelled

THE ever-popular Austinmer beach ANZAC Day dawn service has been cancelled as the northern suburbs’ RSL sub-branches grapple with a scaled-back commemoration this year. Reduced crowds are expected to gather at various commemoration services and events in the northern suburbs on Sunday, April 25, to remember those who lost their lives in service to their … Continue reading

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