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Spring school holiday activities at local libraries

THE spring school holidays have taken off and there’s lots of fun to be had at northern suburbs’ libraries. Wollongong Council is offering a school holiday program once again at Helensburgh, Thirroul and Corrimal libraries. Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said libraries, youth services and the art gallery in the city have been running activities … Continue reading

New ‘safer’ 30kmh speed limit for Helensburgh shopping centre

A NEW 30kmh speed limit in Helensburgh shopping centre will lead to a safer and more welcoming place to visit, says Transport for NSW and Wollongong City Council. A Transport for NSW spokesperson said it is working with Council to implement the permanent change to the speed zone from Monday in support of the NSW Government’s … Continue reading

Helensburgh park plan will allow new community centre and library to go ahead

WOLLONGONG City Council has voted to move forward on plans for reclassification of Charles Harper Park, Rex Jackson Park sporting facilities and Helensburgh Pool. Council is seeking NSW State Government approval to broaden the parks categorisation from sportsground, to include general community use and area of cultural significance. This step would allow Council’s proposal for … Continue reading

Funding will assist sporting groups under government grant program

A NUMBER of sporting clubs in the far northern Illawarra will benefit after receiving $150,000 in funding for new equipment, programs and facilities to get more people involved following grants under the NSW Government’s Local Sport Grant Program. The following projects will each receive $50,000 across in the Heathcote electorate: Helensburgh Off Road Cycle Club – … Continue reading

Regulatory authority rejects an application for a fourth Helensburgh ‘bottle’o

AN application for a fourth bottle shop in Helensburgh has been refused by the NSW Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority. Coles applied for a packaged liquor licence in July 2021 and encountered strong opposition from the local community. The Authority’s Chairperson, Philip Crawford, said the Authority received around 300 public submissions and as a result … Continue reading

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

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