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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

Corrimal library to cater for special needs families in an after hours program

A NEW program to provide a safe, low-sensory and welcoming space for families living with autism or whose children are more comfortable in a low-sensory environment will be launched at Corrimal Library. Starting later this month (February), Wollongong City Council will deliver the after hours program at Corrimal Library to provide access to resources and … Continue reading

Northern suburbs’ venue alert after returned traveller tests positive to COVID

A NUMBER of venues in Wollongong’s north, including at Austinmer, Thirroul, Bulli and Corrimal, have been placed on a venue alert after a returned overseas traveller tested positive to COVID-19. NSW Health is carrying out precautionary public health follow-up in relation to the traveller, who tested positive to COVID-19 on day 16 after being released … Continue reading

Surge in summer green waste prompts free collection points over two weekends

DO you have extra green waste that you are looking to get rid of? Wollongong City Council have set up free green waste collection points for residents over the next two weekends at Helensburgh and Corrimal. The climate and environment of the northern Illawarra means the hazard of summer bushfire is real, and the Council … Continue reading

Thirroul and Corrimal libraries offer Santa mailboxes

TO celebrate Christmas, Thirroul and Corrimal Libraries are offering a personalised mail service for their littlest members to send a letter to Santa. Librarians have built and installed mailboxes so that children can make sure that their Christmas wish list arrives at the North Pole with plenty of time to spare. Want to post a … Continue reading

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

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