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Rock fishers are a step closer to mandatory wearing of life jackets

ROCK fishers are one step closer to mandatory wearing of life jackets after Wollongong City Council’s decision on Monday to request the NSW Government to declare the city’s rock platforms “high-risk”. The decision follows stakeholder and community engagement earlier in the year to seek input into an option to opt-in to the Rock Fishing Safety … Continue reading

Mount Ousley Road closed again to traffic this weekend for maintenance

MOTORISTS are advised of a night closure in place on the M1 Princes Motorway and Picton Road, with detours in place, this weekend. Work will include vegetation removal, guardrail repairs, line marking and cleaning drains to improve safety for motorists. Motorists travelling between Wollongong and Bulli Tops will be detoured via Memorial Drive and Bulli … Continue reading

Warning signs go up as magpie swooping season approaches

IT’S that time of the year again. Warning decals have been placed on the cycleway at Woonona Beach where a notorious magpie is known for its swooping behaviour, and Wollongong City Council have further signs on standby in case birds are reported in other areas. During spring, magpies will defend their nests and chicks, but also … Continue reading

Bulli Pass, Princes Highway and Lawrence Hargrave Drive to close during cycle race

NORTHERN suburbs residents are warned to prepare themselves ahead of the 2022 UCI Road World Championships in Wollongong next month. Residents are being encouraged to plan ahead with significant road closures and changes to on-street parking conditions – especially in the north. Residents have raised concern over the temporary closure of main service roads during … Continue reading

National broadcaster in search for Australia’s favourite tree

DO you love Illawarra’s own native flame tree? Now’s your chance to vote for the spectacular red-flowering plant in a search to find Australia’s favourite tree. This National Science Week, ABC Science wants people to go online and vote for their favourite tree. Botanist Professor Tim Entwisle says at last, trees are been given the … Continue reading

Helping hands for Cabbage Tree Creek this National Tree Day

A PLANTING will be held at Cabbage Tree Creek, Fairy Meadow on Sunday morning as part of National Tree Day 2022. Planet Ark is encouraging Australians to connect with nature and their local community for National Tree Day 2022 and do something positive for the future – plant a tree! The Fairy Meadow planting day … Continue reading

Four night Mount Ousley Road closure

TWO northbound lanes on the M1 Princes Motorway on Mt Ousley will be closed for four nights from tomorrow (Sunday, July 24) as planned maintenance is brought forward to complete repairs ahead of the possibility of more heavy rain. A Transport for NSW spokesperson said the need for these repairs was picked up during routine … Continue reading

Council’s new art strategy goes on public exhibition for comment

WHETHER it’s a brand-new work or the care of a sculpture that dates back generations, a new Wollongong City Council strategy is aiming to make art available to everyone in the community. From next month, Council will be calling for feedback on a draft Public Art Strategy 2022-2032. The purpose of the strategy is to … Continue reading

Wollongong rally to demand action on climate change in wake of extreme weather events

A RALLY to demand action on climate change will take place outside Illawarra Performing Arts Centre on Saturday July 30. The march, organised by Illawarra Climate Justice Alliance (ICJA), will take place from 1pm and is in the wake of floods and heavy rains that devastated residents’ homes from South Coast Queensland to South Coast … Continue reading

Recent severe weather partially closes Mount Ousley Road to allow geotechnical investigations

EXPECT heavier traffic on Bulli Pass tomorrow with the closure of Mount Ousley Road as a result of the recent severe weather. Motorists are advised the southbound lanes on the M1 Princes Motorway will close on Wednesday, July 13, to allow for geotechnical and other investigations to be carried out, as a result of the recent … Continue reading

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