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Road funding boost

WOLLONGONG City Council will receive $6,625,897 over the 2014/2019 period as part of the Federal Government’s $2.1 billion funding program for the maintenance of local roads. For the 2009/2014 Roads to Recovery program, Wollongong Council received $5.2M of funding essential to Council’s ability to maintain and upgrade local roads. Council allocated the funds to five … Continue reading

‘Forgotten’ Bulli memorial needs restoration

By MICK ROBERTS. ON the eve of ANZAC Day commemorations, Bulli’s historic World War I cenotaph at Slacky Flat is in desperate need of restoration. The neglected monument is surrounded by concrete piping and other building materials as part of works associated with the construction of a residential estate on the old Bulli Brickworks site. … Continue reading

Cleaning up Wollongong

WOLLONGONG City Council will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday with a focus on waterways, road sides, parks, reserves, beach and bushland areas. Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said: “This is a great day to get acquainted with your neighbours and your neck of the woods. I’d like to see hundreds … Continue reading

Man charged after Helensburgh fire

A MAN has been charged after allegedly lighting a fire in bushland at Helensburgh on Saturday afternoon.About 6pm police were called to the rail corridor at Helensburgh after RFS personnel extinguished a number of small spot fires in the area Investigations determined the fires had been deliberately lit. A 45-year-old man was found in nearby … Continue reading

Charges laid over Helensburgh hit and run

A WOMAN is facing court after a cyclist was hit by a car at Helensburgh earlier this month. Officers believe a 58-year-old man was riding his pushbike south along the Old Princes Highway about 6.15am on Sunday January 5, when he was struck by a vehicle. The man was found injured next to the roadway by … Continue reading

Aussies a step closer in World Cup

THE Australian Jillaroos will go into tomorrow’s (Sunday) Women’s World Cup Final against New Zealand at Headingley Stadium in Leeds with a lot of confidence after narrowly losing to the Kiwis in their last pool game. Four Helensburgh girls, Samantha Hammond, Emily Andrews, Tegan Chandler and Emma Tonegato help make up the 23 member Australian … Continue reading

Lend a hand this weekend for big clean up

LAST year’s ‘Clean Up Australia Day’ in Wollongong was a huge success – and that’s despite having to postpone due to wet weather. All up, 14,500 volunteers, including schools, businesses and community collected a huge 4.5 tonnes of rubbish from across the city. Organisers this year are asking to do their bit again at registered … Continue reading

P plater nabbed on F6 at Helensburgh

A PROVISIONAL licence holder has allegedly been caught travelling well over the speed limit in Helensburgh on Monday. About 3.40pm on Monday police allegedly detected a 19-year-old P-plate driver travelling at 198kph in a 110kph zone on the F6 Freeway at Helensburgh. He was driving a Mitsubishi Magna at the time, and was also issued … Continue reading

New faces join Northern Illawarra Chamber of Commerce

By  NICC media officer Quentin Field. THE Northern Illawarra Chamber of Commerce (NICC) approaches the busy end of year with fresh vigour as some new faces join the executive committee. Re-elected as president Pauline Lacelles-Smith (Otford Pantry) is joined by Greg Watts of Helensburgh Post Office as vice-president. “I am delighted to be re-elected president … Continue reading

July Neighbourhood Forum Briefs

OTFORD: Children will continue to walk on the road between Otford Railway Bridge and the bus stop on Domville Road after Wollongong City Council rejected calls from NF1 to construct a footpath. Council said the site is not included on the priority list and there is no budget allocation for the estimated $95,000 cost needed … Continue reading

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