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Helensburgh Community Centre closed and will be demolished amid safety concerns

HELENSBURGH could be without a community centre for up to five years after the announcement of the closure of the Walker Street building and its eventual demolition, amid concerns relating to water and moisture. Owner of the Helensburgh Community Centre building, Wollongong City Council is planning a replacement in a new library facility, with construction … Continue reading

RSL urges people to pay tribute locally to our diggers at dawn services this ANZAC Day

ANZAC Day commemorations, including the Sydney CBD March, will proceed throughout the state without COVID-related disruption on April 25 this year.  RSL NSW President Ray James said commemorating significant moments in our military history is vital to Australia, as a people, a community, and a nation.  “As the custodians of the ANZAC spirit, RSL NSW … Continue reading

King tides, drenching rain, and wild weather lash the northern suburbs

THE Bureau of Meteorology is warning of significant rainfall and the risk of flash flooding over the next few days, with the potential for landslides or falling trees, and coastal erosion on beaches and foreshore areas. Residents are advised to be extra cautious, and stay out of any floodwater. Last weekend, heavy rains saw roads … Continue reading

Severe weather causing dangerous coastal erosion and rock falls

AUTHORITIES are warning residents to practice caution around beaches and headlands with the current weather conditions expected to exacerbate the possibility of coastal erosion and rock falls. Wollongong City Council report rockfalls and ground movement at headland locations in Thirroul, Austinmer, Wombarra and Coalcliff. Where it is practical to do so, warning tape has been … Continue reading

Walker Street improvements at Helensburgh get underway this week

WORK on stage two of the Helensburgh Streetscape Masterplan project gets underway this week. Wollongong City Council crews will be onsite at Walker Street to prune the lower branches of the Brush Box trees that line the western side of the road. Once the trees are trimmed, work will begin to install the new footpath … Continue reading

Library Lovers Day: Helensburgh, Thirroul and Corrimal libraries back to normal hours

“Dear Corrimal Librarians,” begins one thank you card received by Wollongong City Libraries. “…thank you for sending those books. I love them! I love you! Love Lewis.” The writer, a young library member, had covered the card in hand-drawn red love hearts and used miniature hearts instead of the ‘o’ in the words love to emphasize his … Continue reading

Delays expected during Princes Motorway resurfacing work at Helensburgh and Waterfall

ROAD users are advised of changed traffic conditions from next week to carry out resurfacing work on the Princes Motorway near Helensburgh and Waterfall. One of two northbound lanes will be closed during work hours and road users are advised to allow up to 10 minutes additional travel time. Traffic control and a reduced speed … Continue reading

Last chance to send your letters to Santa at Helensburgh, Thirroul and Corrimal libraries

IT’S beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! If you need to get in touch with Santa before the big day, now is the time, with Santa’s mailbox still accepting letters up until December 10. Santa is busy readying his sleigh and gathering gifts, but he still has some time to answer letters from children … Continue reading

Prepare your garden for bush fire season: Free garden drop-off at Helensburgh and Corrimal

THE summer bush fire season is around the corner and Wollongong City Council is advising residents to prepare their gardens. A free garden organics drop-off will be available during December at Helensburgh and Corrimal, offering an easy way for residents to clear their property and remove excess small branches, shrubs, fallen leaves, twigs and debris … Continue reading

Work on Helensburgh shopping centre improvements will be expanded

THE upgrades to Helensburgh shopping centre will be expanded, as Wollongong City Council pauses work on the project over the Christmas and summer period. Earlier this year, Council completed ‘Stage 1’ of the Helensburgh Streetscape Masterplan, which saw several upgrades along Parkes Street and the roundabout at the intersection of Walker Street, to improve safety … Continue reading

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