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Road closure at Otford: detours will be in place

MOTORISTS are advised of the closure of Lady Wakehurst Drive next week between McKell Avenue and Otford Lookout for maintenance work to be carried out.  Work will include general maintenance, guardrail repairs, trimming vegetation and clearing gutters and drains to improve safety. Detours will be in place via McKell Avenue, the M1 Princes Motorway and … Continue reading

Free cardboard recycling drop-off at Helensburgh and Corrimal

AT this time of year, it’s not unusual to find your yellow-lidded recycling bin filled to the brim with lots of extra cardboard thanks to the generosity of loved ones and time spent unwrapping presents from under the Christmas tree. Wollongong City Council will host cardboard recycling drop-offs at Helensburgh and Corrimal after Christmas to … Continue reading

Helensburgh Library will remain open longer

HELENSBURGH residents will get an extra two and half hours a week to visit the library after the community were asked earlier this year about their preferred opening hours. After community feedback, Wollongong City Council will be extending the opening hours of Helensburgh Library. The majority of the responses from the survey according to Council … Continue reading

Helensburgh’s Symbio gets funding for ‘penguin experience’

SYMBIO Wildlife Park has received a $150,000 grant to develop an eco-friendly ‘Little Penguin Experience’ at the Helensburgh zoo. State MP for Heathcote, Lee Evans joined Symbio Wildlife Park managing director Matthew Radnidge to announce the successful grant under the NSW Government’s Tourism Product Development Fund. Mr Evans said the new experience will allow visitors … Continue reading

Multi-million dollar funding boost for Helensburgh sporting infrastructure

COMMUNITY sporting infrastructure will receive a multi-million dollar funding boost in the far northern Illawarra as part of a NSW Government program.  The Helensburgh Park Multisport Facility Upgrade at Rex Jackson Oval will receive a $3.2 million to improve the precinct by modernising infrastructure at the local pool and upgrading lighting. An additional $2.1 million … Continue reading

Work begins on Great Southern Walk to connect Bulli with Botany Bay

CONSTRUCTION has begun on the Great Southern Walk, a new multi-day experience that will take walkers on a 67km adventure through the northern Illawarra and the Royal National Park. Work is underway on the first section of the track on the Illawarra Escarpment, linking Bald Hill with Stanwell Park. State MP for Heathcote, Lee Evans … Continue reading

Free garden waste ‘drop-off’ to help prepare for bushfire season

A GARDEN organics drop-off will be held at Helensburgh this morning to help residents clear out waste ahead of the summer bushfire season. Wollongong City Council is holding the free garden organics collections across November and early December, including at Corrimal on Sunday December 11. These are in addition to the weekly pick up of … Continue reading

Motorway to be closed between Helensburgh and Waterfall for repairs and resurfacing

MOTORISTS are advised of the closure of the M1 Princes Motorway southbound between Helensburgh and Waterfall next week for road repair and resurfacing.  Detours for light and heavy vehicles, with a height limit of five metres, will be in place via the Old Princes Highway and motorists should allow up to 10 minutes additional travel … Continue reading

Northbound M1 Princes Motorway closed to traffic for vegetation clearing

MOTORISTS are advised of the closure of the M1 Princes Motorway northbound from Cawleys Road at Helensburgh to Waterfall next week for vegetation clearing to prepare for future work.  Detours for light and heavy vehicles, with a height limit of five metres, will be in place via the Old Princes Highway and motorists should allow … Continue reading

Environmental groups call for action after another coal sludge spill in Helensburgh’s Camp Creek

CONSERVATION groups are calling on immediate action to stop repeated pollution incidents in Australia’s oldest national park after another coal waste spill in Camp Creek near Helensburgh last month. National Parks Association (NPA) CEO Gary Dunnett said the Hacking River, which runs through the heart of Royal National Park, has been impacted by yet another … Continue reading

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