Illawarra

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Now’s the time to plant a verge garden

Did you know that Autumn is the best time of the year to start planting? The warm weather and soil provide the perfect environment for plants to take root and thrive before the cold winter weather arrives. Now that the weather is cooling, Wollongong City Council is encouraging green-thumbed residents to pick up the challenge, … Continue reading

Why do you like riding your bike? Youth asked to share images in exhibition

YOUNGER residents of the region are being asked by Wollongong City Council to share what they love about riding a bike. The ‘I love a bike city because…’ public exhibition invites young people between the ages of 12 to 24 years to submit an image that captures what they love about bike riding in their … Continue reading

Council’s ‘big ticket’ projects, including new Helensburgh library, delivered under program

THE extension of the Grand Pacific Walk to Clifton, a new roof for the Bulli Rural Fire Service building, and a new library for Helensburgh are closer to realisation after Wollongong City Council endorsed the public exhibition of its ‘Delivery Program 2018-2022’ and draft ‘Operational Plan 2021-2022’ on Monday night. Each year Council sets out … Continue reading

Help biodiversity by building a bee hotel

Have you heard of bee hotels? Bee hotels are popping up in parks, gardens and natural spaces across the city as alternative nests for native bees and other pollinators. Wollongong City Council is encouraging everyone to pull on a pair of gardening gloves and start transforming your garden into a native bee sanctuary. Council horticulturalist … Continue reading

Appeal to report plant vandalism and thefts after attacks on public spaces

WHILE horticultural teams have been working hard to spruce up regional playgrounds, parks and verges with new plants, vandals and thieves have also been at work undermining Wollongong City Council’s Urban Greening Strategy. A number of public spaces have been targeted with plant theft and other forms of tree vandalism in recent months. Wollongong Lord … Continue reading

Police targeting the Four Ds: drink, drug, dangerous and distracted driving, this Easter long weekend

ROAD users are encouraged to look out for each other while travelling over Easter, ahead of a state-wide police operation. Easter Operation 2021 will begin at 12.01am tomorrow (Thursday April 1 2021) and run until 11:59pm on Monday April 5 2021. Double-demerit points are in force throughout the period for speeding, seatbelt, mobile phone and … Continue reading

Heavy rain drenches the Illawarra, as authorities warn residents to stay at home

THE wet weather will continue over the weekend with the Bureau of Meteorology forecasting significant rainfall during the next seven days. The Bureau warn that the heavy rainfall can lead to flash flooding in low lying areas of the region, and advise residents to ensure they are prepared. Wollongong State Emergency Service (SES) advises that … Continue reading

Pilot project repurposes kerbside clean-up waste

A BOLD new environmental pilot project being tested in the Illawarra is designed to direct household kerbside cleanup waste away from landfill while also raising funds for charity. The Illawarra Shoalhaven Joint Organisation’s (ISJO) First pass collection pilot project is the next step in an award-winning benchmarking program. It aims to broaden understanding of the … Continue reading

Confused about Council’s food and garden organic waste recycling system? Here’s a few facts

Since rolling out FOGO in November 2020 the community has embraced switching to the new food organics and garden organics system. As residents continue to adapt to the new process, Wollongong City Council has pulled together a fact check that busts some community questions about FOGO. Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said Council has delivered … Continue reading

Businesses urged to register for vouchers to boost local economy

LOCAL businesses are encouraged to register for the NSW Government’s Dine and Discover NSW initiative. The initiative will see NSW residents eligible for vouchers to spend at dining businesses, and on activities offered by arts and tourism businesses. Local businesses must register with Services NSW to participate in the program and meet specific eligibility criteria … Continue reading