Helensburgh

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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

Helensburgh man arrested and charged with gun and drug offences

A MAN will appear in court today after police seized a rifle, ammunition, steroids and cannabis plants from a Helensburgh home. The 27-year-old Helensburgh man was stopped on Longview Crescent, Stanwell Tops yesterday (Wednesday) about 12.30pm before being arrested by Officers from Strike Force Raptor. A search of the vehicle allegedly found an amount of … 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…

Motorway road work at Helensburgh next week

MOTORISTS are advised of changed traffic conditions from next week on Princes Motorway at Helensburgh. Single lane closures will be in place on the southbound lanes for one kilometre north of the Princes Highway off ramp at Helensburgh for road resurfacing from Monday January 13 to Wednesday January 22. Work will be carried out between … Continue reading

Free green waste drop-off at ‘Burgh, Scarborough and Corrimal this weekend

WHILE the Illlawarra area has been spared of bushfires this summer, the threat remains real, and authorities advise now is a good time to clear your property of fallen leaves, twigs and debris ahead of Friday’s soaring temperatures. To assist residents with cleaning their properties of bushfire fuel, Wollongong City Council is providing free green … Continue reading

Looking Back history feature: The wild men of 22 Mile Camp

Originally posted on Looking Back:
Navvies working on the Illawarra railway near Helensburgh By MICK ROBERTS © Grog shanties like this sprung-up in secluded bushland along the Illawarra railway works during the 1880s. AMERICA’S Wild West could be considered tame compared to the wilderness separating Sydney from Illawarra’s far northern coal mining villages during the mid to…

Search for bearded man after nine-year-old boy approached at Helensburgh

POLICE are appealing for public assistance over a child approach in Helensburgh earlier this week. Police have been told a nine-year-old boy was sitting near the fence inside a school on Fletcher Street, about 11.30am on Monday (November 11), when he was approached by a man. The man attempted to give the boy a tablet, … Continue reading

Toddlers pool closed after problems with circulation system

HELENSBURGH’S toddlers’ pool has been forced to close due to ongoing issues with the water circulation system. Wollongong City Council said the pool is more than 50 years old and draws its water from Helensburgh’s nearby gravity filtration unit. Investigations are underway as to the cause, but close monitoring of the pool water suggests that … Continue reading

Children road test new Helensburgh playground before official opening

CHILDREN from local schools got first dibs on Helensburgh’s new play space at Charles Harper Park earlier this week. The children had the opportunity to give the equipment a good workout at the official opening on Tuesday, as they were instrumental in planning and designing the playground and the creation of the artworks. Wollongong Lord … Continue reading

Custom fitted Service NSW bus to visit Helensburgh

HELENSBURGH residents will have easier access to NSW Government transactions when Service NSW’s new mobile service centre visits Charles Harper Park on Thursday May 16. State MP for Heathcote Lee Evans said the custom fitted Service NSW bus will save people time and money and spend about 46 weeks a year on the road in … Continue reading

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