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Changes to swimming booking system at local pools

AFTER feedback from early morning swimmers, Wollongong City Council has ‘fine-tuned’ its summer pools booking system. Swimmers at the three northern suburbs’ patrolled pools at Helensburgh, Thirroul and Corrimal have had to take a ticket under new rules imposed in October to manage the challenges of the Covid pandemic and to help support social distancing, … Continue reading

Corrimal and Fairy Meadow earmarked under city wide tree planting program

A CITY wide tree planting program has been launched with projects earmarked for Corrimal and Fairy Meadow in the coming months. Over the coming months, the Wollongong City Council program will see plantings undertaken at Guest Park in Fairy Meadow and Corrimal’s Mountbatten Park. A mix of canopy and under-storey species have been selected that … Continue reading

Council defers Corrimal Coke Works residential plan

THE draft planning proposal for the former Corrimal Coke Works site has been deferred as Wollongong City Council calls for further revisions to the proposed redevelopment. Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said that this decision was about listening to the concerns of community members while allowing the development to progress to the next stage. “We … Continue reading

Man dies after hit by truck in Corrimal car park

A PEDESTRIAN has died after being hit by a truck in a car park at Corrimal earlier today. Shortly after 10am (Monday October 26), Wollongong police were called to a car park on Railway Street, Corrimal, following reports a pedestrian had been hit by a truck. The pedestrian, a man believed to be aged in … Continue reading

Take a ticket! Bookings required for a dip at patrolled pools over summer

SWIMMERS cooling off at the northern suburbs’ three patrolled pools this summer will have to take a ticket under new rules imposed by Wollongong City Council. In the north, pools at Helensburgh, Thirroul and Corrimal this swim season will have a booking system in place to manage the challenges of the pandemic and to help … Continue reading

Teen allegedly assaulted with a skateboard at Corrimal

A MAN has been charged after allegedly assaulting a teenage boy with a skateboard at Corrimal this morning. Police were called to a home on the Princes Highway, Corrimal, following reports of a domestic-related dispute about 11.30am today (Tuesday). Wollongong police commenced inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the incident. On arrival, officers found a 17-year-old … Continue reading

Traffic signal boxes become canvases for local artists

DRIVING around the streets has become an artistic experience with 20 traffic signal boxes in the Woonona, Corrimal, Wollongong and Dapto areas painted by local creatives. The painting project was funded by Wollongong City Council as part of a graffiti prevention management strategy. The program has been very successful in minimising graffiti on plain signal … Continue reading

Council wants items returned during pandemic to keep library shelves stocked

SINCE Wollongong City Council reopened libraries for timed visits in June, more than 45,240 items have been borrowed by 23,260 customers. However, with the situation changing daily with Coronavirus, the Council appreciate not everyone wants to visit a library to return books, DVDs, magazines or CDs. Council’s library and community services manager, Jenny Thompson said … Continue reading

Librarians may wear masks at Helensburgh, Thirroul and Corrimal

STAFF at Helensburgh, Thirroul and Corrimal libraries may be wearing protective face masks from today, Wednesday (August 5). Staff at Wollongong City Council’s indoor facilities like libraries and leisure centres or the customer service centre may be wearing masks. The Council is making masks available and facilitating mask-wearing for indoor staff who have face-to-face contact … Continue reading

Heritage protection for Corrimal Coke Works will recognise “unique industrial history”, says Council

PART of the former Corrimal Coke Works – a site earmarked for hundreds of homes – will be listed by Wollongong City Council as a local heritage item in recognition of its unique industrial history. Legacy Property and the Illawarra Coke Company (ICC) plan to develop around 700 homes on Railway Street. The developers say … Continue reading

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