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Northern beaches and pools now closed for winter

NORTHERN beaches and some of the district’s pools have officially closed for winter. Swimmers wanting a dip at a patrolled beach will be required to travel into Wollongong from today (Monday April 26). The only patrolled beach during the winter months will be at North Wollongong Beach, with lifeguards on duty from 9am to 4pm, … 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

One lane closed during traffic signal maintenance at Corrimal intersection

MOTORISTS are advised of changed traffic conditions next week at the intersection of the Princes Highway and Railway Street in Corrimal. The work will be undertaken at the intersection to allow improvement work to be carried out. During the work one lane will be closed under a stop/slow arrangement while the traffic signals undergo essential … Continue reading

Six northern suburbs’ medical practices will begin Covid jabs from today

SIX medical practices and clinics from Helensburgh to Fairy Meadow in Wollongong’s northern suburbs are among the 1,000 centres across the nation which will join the COVID-19 vaccination program from today. From today (March 22 2021) the medical practices will begin administering vaccines to patients as part of phase 1b of the Australian Government’s program. … 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

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