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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

F6 re-opens after Bulli Tops blaze

NORTHBOUND lanes on the F6 have been reopened between Bulli Tops and Helensburgh following bushfires that closed the freeway overnight. The F6 is now fully open in both directions. A reduced speed limit of 80kmh has been put in place on a 2km section of the freeway to allow a clean up of the site. … Continue reading

Helensburgh draft rezoning goes on exhibition

WOLLONGONG City Council is exhibiting a draft Planning Proposal to rezone land at Helensburgh, Otford and Stanwell Tops. The draft proposal will be on exhibition until October 5 and Council is encouraging all landowners to make a submission on the draft proposal. The draft proposal is seeking to rezone different precincts in the three suburbs … Continue reading

Alleged assault at ‘Burgh soccer match

POLICE have charged a man over a violent assault on a rival player during a soccer match at Helensburgh last month. A physical altercation broke out between two opposing players during the match between the Wollongong University ‘Diggers’ and Helensburgh ‘Ground Hogs’ at Rex Jackson Oval, Helensburgh, on Saturday June 30. During the incident, one … Continue reading

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