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Council to consider future of heritage items at old Corrimal cokeworks

THE next stage in the proposal to develop hundreds of homes on the old Corrimal Coke Works site will be discussed at Wollongong City Council on Monday night. Legacy Property and the Illawarra Coke Company (ICC) have plans for around 700 homes on Railway Street that the developers claim will also preserve significant historical features … Continue reading

Solar powered pillar boxes and murals bring artistic flair to Corrimal

CORRIMAL’S public spaces and building facades have undergone a transformation with vibrant murals and pillar lightboxes converting everyday buildings and spaces into creative and inviting places. The project includes a mural by Mandy Schöne-Salter on the Corrimal Community Centre and two murals by street artist Steven Nutall (otherwise known in the creative community as OX King) … Continue reading

Body of missing man recovered from the ocean near Corrimal this afternoon

THE body of a man who went missing after a boat capsized in the ocean at Bulli yesterday has been recovered. The boat, carrying four people, capsized near Waniora Point about 6.20pm yesterday (Saturday June 6). Wollongong police with assistance from the Marine Area Command, PolAir, the Toll Ambulance helicopter, Marine Rescue and Surf Life … Continue reading

New children’s playgrounds ready for testing at Thirroul, Coalcliff and Corrimal

WHILE children have been unable to enjoy playgrounds because of the coronavirus restrictions, a roll-out of improvements has been underway at parks in Coalcliff, Thirroul and Corrimal. Over the past four months Wollongong City Council crews have replaced and rebuilt six play spaces in smaller parks, including at Leeder Park, in Paterson Street, Coalcliff, LB … Continue reading

Car thefts in north lead to a number of arrests and two separate police chases

THREE people have been charged with offences allegedly committed in a vehicle stolen from Corrimal on Saturday, while in a separate incident, two men and a woman have been arrested after a BMW failed to pay for fuel at Bulli, and lead police on a chase up Bulli Pass on Wednesday. On Saturday, a Kia … Continue reading

Corrimal shopping centre’s main street improvements underway


Looking Back history feature: A story of war, love and two mining towns

Originally posted on Looking Back:
James Budden (left) in Egypt 1916 during the Great War By MICK ROBERTS © The Corrimal Uniting Church honour roll has revealed a tragic love story that spanned the globe. AN HONOUR roll in Corrimal Uniting Church – not unlike memorials in community halls around the world – has revealed a…

Corrimal shopping centre stand to gather information for community safety plan

UPDATED March 3 2020: NORTHERN Illawarra residents are encouraged to share their crime experiences in an online survey to gather information for a new Community Safety Plan 2021-2025. The Wollongong City Council survey comes in the wake of a spate of break and enters and theft in the north, especially around Thirroul, Bulli and Woonona … Continue reading

Looking Back history feature: Town bands – How music bound the coal mining communities of northern Illawarra

Originally posted on Looking Back:
The Bulli Town Band early last century. Picture: Supplied By MICK ROBERTS © Eighty-five-year-old Doug Davies (in 2005) with the cornet he used in the 1933 Corrimal Town Band. Picture: Mick Roberts AS A young man, during the 1930s, Doug Davies would don his uniform, polish his shoes, and tuck…

$1m offered for information on Cheryl Grimmer’s abduction from Fairy Meadow Beach in 1970

ON the 50th anniversary of the disappearance of toddler, Cheryl Grimmer, from Fairy Meadow Beach, the NSW Government has increased a reward to $1 million for information into her abduction and suspected murder. Cheryl Gene Grimmer, then aged three, was kidnapped outside the change sheds at Fairy Meadow Beach on Monday January 12 1970, where … Continue reading

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