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Scaled-back ANZAC Day: Popular Austinmer dawn service cancelled

THE ever-popular Austinmer beach ANZAC Day dawn service has been cancelled as the northern suburbs’ RSL sub-branches grapple with a scaled-back commemoration this year. Reduced crowds are expected to gather at various commemoration services and events in the northern suburbs on Sunday, April 25, to remember those who lost their lives in service to their … Continue reading

Early morning fire destroys Helensburgh home

MORE than 30 firefighters have managed to extinguish a large fire that broke out at a home on Bulgo Road, Helensburgh just after 2am this morning. Numerous crews from across the Illawarra region arrived on scene a short time later and battled the blaze under windy conditions. Firefighters managed to bring the fire under control … Continue reading

Alternative route found for transporting 35,000 tonnes of spoil to Helensburgh

AN alternative route for transporting crushed sandstone and clean material to a storage site within the rail corridor at Helensburgh has been proposed by Transport for NSW following community feedback. Material is being excavated as part of a rail infrastructure upgrade project at Waterfall Station and currently taken to two nearby sites which are almost … Continue reading

Six northern suburbs’ medical practices will begin Covid jabs from today

SIX medical practices and clinics from Helensburgh to Fairy Meadow in Wollongong’s northern suburbs are among the 1,000 centres across the nation which will join the COVID-19 vaccination program from today. From today (March 22 2021) the medical practices will begin administering vaccines to patients as part of phase 1b of the Australian Government’s program. … Continue reading

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