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Council rejects Helensburgh housing estate proposal over environmental concerns

WOLLONGONG City Council has unanimously agreed not to support a draft Planning Proposal for the Lady Carrington Estate South precinct at its Council meeting on Monday. Council voted not to support the Proposal for the site in Helensburgh that has a long and complex history. Council did not support the proposal for a number of … Continue reading

Lady Wakehurst Drive closed to traffic next week

MOTORISTS are advised of the closure of Lady Wakehurst Drive between McKell Avenue and Otford Road for maintenance work next week. The road will be closed in both directions between 8am and 3pm from Tuesday September 8 to Wednesday September 9, weather permitting. Maintenance work includes general maintenance, trimming vegetation and clearing gutters and drains to improve safety … Continue reading

Council wants items returned during pandemic to keep library shelves stocked

SINCE Wollongong City Council reopened libraries for timed visits in June, more than 45,240 items have been borrowed by 23,260 customers. However, with the situation changing daily with Coronavirus, the Council appreciate not everyone wants to visit a library to return books, DVDs, magazines or CDs. Council’s library and community services manager, Jenny Thompson said … Continue reading

Librarians may wear masks at Helensburgh, Thirroul and Corrimal

STAFF at Helensburgh, Thirroul and Corrimal libraries may be wearing protective face masks from today, Wednesday (August 5). Staff at Wollongong City Council’s indoor facilities like libraries and leisure centres or the customer service centre may be wearing masks. The Council is making masks available and facilitating mask-wearing for indoor staff who have face-to-face contact … Continue reading

Coal mining history and nature reflected in playground artwork

THE Helensburgh playground has been given an added touch of history with artworks by local school students. Last year, Wollongong City Council officially cut the ribbon and opened the Charles Harper Playground with more than 140 students from Helensburgh Public School, Holy Cross Catholic School and Helensburgh Pre-school on hand to mark its opening. And … Continue reading

Noise and traffic counting devices help plan Helensburgh’s future

  HELENSBURGH residents may have noticed noise survey and traffic counting devices in the shopping centre of late. The devices have been installed as part of Wollongong City Council’s research to refine the plan for Helensburgh’s town centre. A Council spokesperson said the noise testing will improve the understanding of vehicle volume levels on Parkes … Continue reading

Looking Back history feature: The Garie ‘gold rush’

Originally posted on Looking Back:
Hanley’s Centennial Hotel, Helensburgh, 1925. Picture: Noel Butlin Archives, Australian National University. By MICK ROBERTS © Mick and son, Peter Hanley at the bar of the Cabbage Tree Hotel, Fairy Meadow in 2003. Picture: Mick Roberts Collection A FORMER police officer, and one time host of the Cabbage Tree Hotel…

Residents encouraged to contribute to Helensburgh’s future through input on three strategic projects

WOLLONGONG City Council is calling for feedback about three strategic projects in Helensburgh – the proposed Town Centre Plan, the Streetscape Masterplan and a new library and community centre. Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said the Council has decided to combine the three opportunities to look at future considerations and actions for the city’s most … Continue reading

Funding announced for art exhibition at Austinmer and community gardens at Helensburgh and Bellambi

  A COMMUNITY art exhibition at Austinmer, garden projects at Helensburgh and crafting reusable bags at Bellambi are all initiatives in the works following the announcement of the fourth round of Wollongong City Council’s Connecting Neighbours Grants Program. Council initially piloted this program in 2018, and it has gone from strength to strength as community … Continue reading

Helensburgh gas heater explosion sends timely reminder, says firefighters

NSW Fire and Rescue says a gas heater explosion at Helensburgh on Tuesday sends a timely reminder for people to check their heating systems ahead of the colder Winter months. Emergency services were called to the Walker Street home following a gas heater explosion about 6.30pm on Tuesday. With NSW Ambulance paramedics treated a male occupant … Continue reading