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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

Traffic disruptions expected on Lawrence Hargrave Drive at Coledale next week

MOTORISTS are advised of changed traffic conditions on Lawrence Hargrave Drive at Coledale next week while geotechnical investigation work is carried out to help inform future maintenance in the area. During the geotechnical investigations, two nearby bus stops (stop IDs 251572 and 251556) will not be in use during the work. Nearby bus stops on … 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

Mural project for Coledale Community Hall to celebrate writers’ new home

FREE workshops will be provided for the community as part of a project to celebrate the Coledale Community Hall becoming the home for the South Coast Writers Centre (SCWC). The creative project, supported by Wollongong City Council, will develop a mural for the outside wall of the Coledale hall (which the SCWC made their new … Continue reading

Guidelines and grants available to encourage footpath gardens

NEW verge garden guidelines have been developed by Wollongong City Council as part of its Urban Greening Strategy. The guidelines have been developed to help residents create a safe and successful garden space that contributes to community spirit and greening Wollongong. The guidelines focus on the area of Council-owned land located between people’s property and … 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

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

Thirroul surf life saver, hailed hero after Coledale rescue, honoured with award

AN off-duty surf lifesaver, who was hailed as a hero after saving the life of a 16-year-old boy at Coledale Beach in May has won the SLSNSW Rescue of the Month Award. The 16-year-old boy had jumped into the surf off the rocks at North Coledale beach at 4.45pm on Tuesday May 26 to go … Continue reading

Emergency services warn of severe weather ahead

A WARNING has been issued by the Bureau of Meteorology and emergency services of severe wet weather over the coming days, which is predicted to include powerful surf conditions. The warning follows images on social media of a spectacular water spout off Illawarra’s northern beaches on Sunday. Fire and Rescue NSW is preparing to assist … Continue reading

Grand Pacific Walk, not so ‘grand’, says Wombarra residents

  By MICK ROBERTS RESIDENTS of Wombarra and Coledale are calling for an urgent upgrade of the deteriorating footpath along Lawrence Hargrave Drive, known as the Grand Pacific Walk. Wombarra resident, Alexander Percival says sections of the boardwalk bridges have deteriorated to such an extent that holes have opened in the timber, posing a danger … Continue reading

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