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Ocean wind farms off the Illawarra coast? Council paves the way

WOLLONGONG City Council has signalled its support for developing an offshore wind industry off the Illawarra coastline. The Council has thrown its unanimous support behind Greens councillor Mithra Cr Cox’s motion at Monday night’s meeting, welcoming a proposal from wind farm company OceanX, and committing to ensure it has all the regulatory pathways in place … Continue reading

Authorities warn of influx of visitors to northern beaches with Covid restrictions eased

RESIDENTS should expect an influx of day trippers to northern beaches with the easing of restrictions on the double vaccinated. While Monday October 11 marked the change to selected COVID-19 restrictions for the double vaccinated, Wollongong City Council is asking residents to remain cautious. Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery has welcomed the reduction in infection … Continue reading

Food recycling scheme to be rolled out to apartment blocks with 30 or more units

THE rollout of FOGO starter kits to residential complexes with 30 or more units and existing green lidded bins is underway. Remondis, Wollongong City Council’s waste management contractor, is working with strata managers and strata committees across the city on the introduction of FOGO into unit complexes. Through the introduction of FOGO, Remondis will ensure … Continue reading

Residents warned to stick to the Covid-19 rules this October long-weekend

A WARNING has been issued by NSW Police to slow down and follow the stay-at-home rules that continue to apply to everyone living or staying in Greater Sydney, including the Wollongong local government area (LGA), this October long weekend. NSW Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott said it is essential that all drivers … Continue reading

Train travellers should plan ahead with scheduled industrial action expected to cause disruptions

NSW TrainLink customers and essential travellers are being urged to plan ahead as regional rail and Intercity services will be heavily impacted by planned industrial action tomorrow (Saturday September 25). Services in the Illawarra will stop at all stations and terminate at Waterfall on the South Coast Line. However, passengers should expect a reduced frequency. … Continue reading

Council rolls-out new liners for food recycling collection caddies

THE first anniversary of the launch of the Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) collection will be this November, and Wollongong City Council is preparing to mark the milestone date with the delivery of a new bundle of compostable liners for the caddy. The liners are due to be dropped off to all households with an … Continue reading

Summer means times have changed to take your dog to the beach

SUMMER is coming and that means the times you can take your dog to the orange zoned, on-leash, timed access beaches has now changed. Residents planning to visit our orange zone beaches must do so before 9am and after 6pm – and their dogs must stay on a leash. Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said … Continue reading

Flags to go up on northern beaches for a swim season with a difference

THE red and yellow beach flags will be raised tomorrow to mark the start of the 2021/2022 beach season. However, it’ll be a beach season that’s focussed on speed rather than socialising. Over the past few months Wollongong City Council has been working with Surf Life Saving Illawarra on a plan for the beaches over … Continue reading

Campaign will raise the voices of region’s youth in federal parliament

THE voices, views, and opinions of Illawarra’s young people will be heard in Federal Parliament this October as part of the inaugural Raise Our Voice in Parliament campaign. More than 40 Federal MPs from across the political divide, including Cunnigham MP Sharon Bird, will read out 90-second speeches written by youth around Australia from the … Continue reading

Expansion of COVID-19 welfare and compliance checks in the Illawarra

AUSTRALIAN Defence Force personnel have joined the NSW Police Force in the Illawarra, as part of an expansion of the COVID-19 welfare and compliance checks across the state. Police officers will be assisted by ADF personnel as they conduct daily welfare checks and support the wellbeing of those self-isolating. ADF personnel have been deployed to … Continue reading

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