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Council decides to replace Otford weir with similar structure

THE new replacement causeway over the Hacking River at Otford will be of a similar design as the former structure, with Wollongong City Council hoping to have the project completed before the start of summer. The flooding of Otford Causeway on February 9 caused such significant damage, that Council were forced to close and demolish … Continue reading

Free Rapid Antigen Test kits now available at Helensburgh, Thirroul and Corrimal libraries

WITH a spike in reported COVID-19 cases recorded in the Illawarra Shoalhaven region, Wollongong Local Government Area (LGA) residents can now pick up free Rapid Antigen Test kits (RATs) from their local library. The RATs are provided by NSW Health and are being distributed through Wollongong City Libraries. Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said the RATs will … Continue reading

International Story Time at Helensburgh, Thirroul and Corrimal libraries

NATIONAL Simultaneous Storytime is back with special events at Corrimal, Helensburgh, Thirroul, and Wollongong Libraries this week. This year the national event is held on Wednesday, May 24 at 11am and invites everyone across the country to read the Australian picture book, The Speedy Sloth by author Rebecca Young and Illustrator Heath McKenzie. National Simultaneous Storytime is … Continue reading

Have your say on Crown reserves at Helensburgh, Austinmer, Thirroul, Bulli, Woonona and Corrimal

AUSTINMER Beach and Reserve, Corrimal Memorial Park, Darkes Forest, and the Helensburgh and District Historical Mine Museum. At first glance, none of these locations seem to have anything in common. But they do – they’re all Crown reserves. A Crown reserve is a parcel of land which has been set aside by the NSW State … Continue reading

After more than half a century, Platypus returned to Hacking River in ambitious re-population effort

FOR the first time in half a century, the Royal National Park, on the doorstep of the northern Illawarra, will have a population of platypus. Scientists from UNSW Sydney have re-introduced platypuses to the Hacking River after an absence of more than 50 years since a confirmed sighting of the iconic native animals. Leading a team … Continue reading

Repair work completed on Lawrence Hargrave Drive landslip ahead of schedule

LANDSLIP repairs on Lawrence Hargrave Drive at Stanwell Tops have been completed ahead of schedule. A spokesperson for Transport for NSW said its work crews understood how the night time full road closures and day time part closures were causing inconvenience to the local community and made every effort to get the job done as … Continue reading

Asbestos concerns closes Helensburgh Mountain Bike Park

THE Helensburgh Mountain Bike Park has been temporarily closed as a precautionary measure to allow for an investigation into claims that asbestos containing material has been found in a jump on a track. As a consequence, the park has been closed since Thursday, May 4 after concerns were raised with Wollongong City Council that there … Continue reading

Northern sporting groups share in funding

A NUMBER of northern sporting groups have shared $423,000 in financial assistance through Wollongong City Council’s Sports Grants Program. Successful recipients of the grants include Helensburgh Off Road Cycling (shade and seating), Russell Vale Junior Rugby League (drainage works), Helensburgh Thistles (car park fencing replacement), and Northern Districts Cricket (net renewal). This round of grant … Continue reading

Input sought on new Helensburgh swimming pool

WOLLONGONG City Council is calling for feedback on a draft concept plan for the Helensburgh Pool. Residents have until Sunday May 7 to share their thoughts on the project and have ideas incorporated into the project brief which will go to a specialist aquatic designer. Council is proposing that the major upgrade will include: Wollongong … Continue reading

Your list of ANZAC Day dawn services in the north from Helensburgh to Corrimal

THIS ANZAC Day, RSL NSW is calling on Australians to ‘Check on a Mate’, pledge their support, and encourage their veteran friends and family members to attend one of the services held in the northern Illawarra. Dawn services will be held on Tuesday April 25 at Helensburgh, Coledale, Austinmer, Thirroul, Woonona, Corrimal and Wollongong. Corrimal … Continue reading

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