Fairy Meadow

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Have your say on proposed bike parking rails at key northern locations

OVER 30 bike parking rails will be installed at 13 locations between Thirroul and Fairy Meadow as part of a proposal by Wollongong City Council to help encourage cycling. To help get the locations and number of bike rails right, Council is asking residents to share their feedback on the proposals. During the development of … Continue reading

Residents evacuated after blaze destroys cars in Fairy Meadow basement carpark

RESIDENTS of a multi-level Fairy Meadow apartment complex were evacuated from their homes, and four vehicles in its basement car park were destroyed, after a blaze on Sunday afternoon. Just before 2.30 pm on Sunday, Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) responded to reports of multiple cars alight in the car park of the Northgate apartment … Continue reading

School holiday bike ride along northern cycleway

TWO community bike days, one on each weekend of the upcoming April school holidays, will encourage people to get outside and experience the joys of cycling. Ride the Gong will kick off the bike events with a Family Fun Ride. The event, hosted by Wollongong City Council, will take place on Saturday April 10 from … 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

Gardening Australia visits Fairy Meadow’s Puckey’s Estate

TUNING in to Gardening Australia this Friday? If you do, you might recognise some familiar faces and places. This week’s episode sees Gardening Australia’s presenter, Clarence Slockee, travel to Wollongong to visit Puckey’s Estate. For those who aren’t in the know, Puckey’s Estate Reserve in Fairy Meadow is an annex of the Wollongong Botanic Garden … 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

New pop-up Covid testing site at Slacky Flat with updated venue health advice

NSW Health has updated its advice for people who attended two previously announced venues at Bulli and Austinmer. As reported Sunday, a confirmed case of COVID-19 visited these venues after they were released from hotel quarantine and before they were notified of a positive result from their day-16 test. Anyone who was in the beer … 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

Alleged robber ‘piggy-backs’ elderly victim to his Towradgi home

A MAN who allegedly ‘piggy-backed’ his elderly victim to a Towradgi home over the weekend and robbed him, will face Wollongong court today. A 67-year-old man was cleaning public space near the Towradgi rock pools about 2.30am on Sunday, when he was approached and chased into the sand dunes by a younger man. The younger … Continue reading

Police appeal for information after teenage boy approached at beach

DETECTIVES are appealing for information following an alleged act of indecency at Fairy Meadow earlier this week. About 1.30pm on Wednesday a 15-year-old boy was approached by a man in a public toilet block at Fairy Meadow beach. Police have been told the man performed a lewd act in front of the teenager, and left … Continue reading