Fairy Meadow

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Here’s how you can help your local pub and club through the coronavirus crisis

Carlton & United Breweries and the Australian Hotels Association have teamed up to help Illawarra pubs and clubs survive the coronavirus crisis. For the Love of Your Local campaign is calling on drinkers to visit the ‘Love of Your Local’ website then nominate their participating local and buy a pint of beer. The cash goes … Continue reading

Two men charged over alleged cocaine supply in the Wollongong area

TWO men have been charged with drug offences after police allegedly discovered cocaine, an unregistered firearm, ammunition and a poker machine at a Balgownie home today (Tuesday March 30). The 51-year-old man, arrested in Market Street Wollongong, and a 47-year-old man, arrested at Fairy Meadow, have been charged following investigations into an alleged drug supply … Continue reading

Woonona students help launch Clean Up Australia campaign ahead of this weekend’s activities

SCHOOL students made their way to Woonona beach today (Friday, February 28) to replace litter with low-lying shrubs and grasses for the launch of Clean Up Australia Day 2020. Celebrating 30 years of Clean Up Australia Day community groups will have their opportunity to take part in cleaning up sites throughout the city on Sunday … Continue reading

International cricket comes to Fairy Meadow in March

A STELLAR line up of international and state cricket players will converge on Fairy Meadow for the NSW Second XI versus the touring England Lions. The free four-day match begins at 10am on Monday, March 2 at North Dalton Park where NSW Blues players will test themselves against some of England’s emerging cricketers. Cricket NSW … Continue reading

Man evades police for an hour after swimming into surf at Towradgi

A MAN who evaded police by running into the sand dunes near Towradgi on Sunday evening before swimming into the surf, has been charged with a number of domestic violence related offences. Police allege the 35-year-old man was involved in a domestic violence incident in Lake Heights earlier this year. Police were called to a … Continue reading

Connecting northern neighbours through a picnic, barbecue and sports day

A RUSSELL Vale sports day, a Bulli community picnic and street barbecue at Fairy Meadow are among the activities in northern Wollongong funded under the latest ‘Connecting Neighbours Grants’. Now in its third round, the Wollongong City Council grants program aims to strengthen and celebrate neighbourhoods at the grass roots level, creating connections and building … Continue reading

$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

Looking Back history feature: Lysaght and the reformed drunkard

Originally posted on Looking Back:
Lysaght’s inn, Fairy Meadow, the Illawarra’s first licensed pub north of Wollongong. This picture was taken shortly before its demolition to make was for Wollongong High School in the 1960s. By MICK ROBERTS © WELL over six feet tall and solidly built, Andrew Lysaght was an imposing and influential Illawarra pioneer.…

Man faces court over Fairy Meadow stabbing

A MAN is before the courts charged over an alleged stabbing at Fairy Meadow last month. Emergency services were called to a unit on Daisy Street, Fairy Meadow about 10.25am on Saturday November 30, after reports of a stabbing. Police officers found a 42-year-old man with a stab wound to his chest. Police allege the … Continue reading

Traffic data collected at Bellambi and Fairy Meadow over next two weeks

Motorists are advised that traffic data will be collected from tomorrow on sections of the Princes Highway, Memorial Drive, Elliotts Road and Pioneer Road. Crews will set up equipment including traffic counting strips to collect traffic count data over a two week period from Wednesday December 4. Traffic monitoring cameras and field staff will also … Continue reading

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