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Woman charged at Helensburgh after refusing to wear a mask and provide personal details

A WOMAN has been charged by police after allegedly refusing to wear a mask at Helensburgh Railway Station. Wollongong Police Transport Command officers were patrolling a train travelling between Thirroul and Helensburgh, when they observed a woman not wearing a mask about 2.50pm on Thursday. Police allege the 47-year-old woman refused to answer questions or … Continue reading

Surge in summer green waste prompts free collection points over two weekends

DO you have extra green waste that you are looking to get rid of? Wollongong City Council have set up free green waste collection points for residents over the next two weekends at Helensburgh and Corrimal. The climate and environment of the northern Illawarra means the hazard of summer bushfire is real, and the Council … Continue reading

Helensburgh toddlers’ pool reopens after essential improvements

HELENSBURGH toddlers’ pool has opened and is ready for the summer after undergoing a series of essential improvements. The works which included separating the operation of the main pool and toddlers’ pool to meet NSW Department of Health guidelines will allow children and parents alike the opportunity to cool off over the summer months. The … Continue reading

Helensburgh’s Metropolitan Colliery to temporarily close

THE Metropolitan Colliery at Helensburgh will close for eight weeks from January 4. The Australian owned subsidiary of the US company Peabody Energy Corporation made the announcement this week, stating the closure was necessary due to “challenging markets”. Peabody Australia said global demand and pricing for coal were under “intense pressure” as a result of … Continue reading

Helensburgh toddlers’ pool closed for repairs

HELENSBURGH Toddlers’ Pool has been closed for “essential improvements”. In September Wollongong City Council finished the first part of stage one works on the Helensburgh toddlers’ pool. Now it’s half-way through wrapping up the remaining works with the pool scheduled to re-open on Saturday December 19. To meet the current NSW Department of Health Guidelines, … Continue reading

Police appeal for assistance after ball bearings shot into Helensburgh unit block

POLICE are appealing for information after projectiles were shot into a unit block on Walker Street, Helensburgh, earlier this week. About 3.30pm on Monday November 23, a woman reportedly heard a loud bang in her kitchen, which resulted in a small hole in her kitchen window. About 1.30pm on Tuesday November 24, a man returned … Continue reading

Changes to swimming booking system at local pools

AFTER feedback from early morning swimmers, Wollongong City Council has ‘fine-tuned’ its summer pools booking system. Swimmers at the three northern suburbs’ patrolled pools at Helensburgh, Thirroul and Corrimal have had to take a ticket under new rules imposed in October to manage the challenges of the Covid pandemic and to help support social distancing, … Continue reading

Five new ‘on-call’ firefighters for northern stations

AMONG the 264 who graduated from the Fire and Rescue NSW Emergency Services Academy today, five will be making their way to stations at Helensburgh, Scarborough, Thirroul and Balgownie as retained or on-call firefighters. FRNSW Commissioner Paul Baxter congratulated the new recruits at today’s ceremony. “Becoming a firefighter is no easy feat. We attract 6-8,000 … Continue reading

Lady Wakehurst Drive to close for maintenance work

MOTORISTS are advised by Transport for NSW of the closure of Lady Wakehurst Drive between Otford and Waterfall next week. The road will be closed in both directions from Otford Road to McKell Avenue between 8am and 3pm from Wednesday November 4 to Friday November 6, weather permitting. Maintenance work includes general maintenance, trimming vegetation and clearing gutters … Continue reading

Helensburgh improvement works set to get underway

Pedestrian accessibility and safety are the focus of upcoming works in Helensburgh which form the first stage of works under the newly-approved Helensburgh Town Centre Plan 2020-2045. The works are set to begin in February 2021 and will focus primarily on Parkes Street with the installation of upgraded accessible road crossings, wider refuge islands, and … Continue reading

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