Illawarra

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Is your car safe? Police warning

BY removing valuable items from display and locking your vehicle, you significantly reduce the likelihood of being a victim of crime. Wollongong police are warning residents to be vigilant after a spate of thefts from vehicles in the north in recent months. Police warn that most thieves break into cars because they see something they … Continue reading

Feedback sought on expanding cycling network across the city

AN additional 50km of on-road cycling routes, and 35km of off-road routes – including 15 new cycleways – is under consideration in Wollongong City Council’s ‘Draft Cycling Strategy 2030’. The document will be available on public exhibition for six weeks after Council decided last night (Monday June 29) to seek community input on the ambitious strategy. … Continue reading

Musicians produce song and video to promote Make Music Day

LOCAL musicians, and music, have been given a boost through the development of a new song and video which is being launched to promote Make Music Day on Sunday June 21. Originating in France 38 years ago, Make Music Day is an international event, with support of the initiative stretching across more than 750 cities … Continue reading

Thousands welcome re-opening of libraries across the region

SINCE opening their doors on June 2, Wollongong City Libraries have welcomed back more than 2,900 customers who have borrowed some 14,370 items including books, magazines and DVDs. These visits and loans have been welcomed by Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery who said libraries play a special place in many people’s lives. “We knew that … Continue reading

Council rangers on the job as more vehicles return to region’s roads

Keeping ‘a close eye’ on domestic violence throughout the coronavirus pandemic

MORE than 5,700 apprehended violence order compliance checks have been conducted by officers in the state’s south, including the Wollongong, since early April, as police continue to target high-risk domestic-violence offenders. Operation Making Families Safer 2020 commenced on Wednesday April 1, aimed at reducing and preventing domestic violence in the Southern Region as part of … Continue reading

Motorists warned to be safe around schools, as students return

MOTORISTS are reminded to be safe around schools, as students return to normal schedules across the northern Illawarra today. During the COVID-19 restrictions school zones have remained in place as normal, however the number of children in attendance has been greatly reduced. Assistant Police Commissioner Michael Corboy of the state’s Traffic and Highway Patrol Command … Continue reading

Northern sporting clubs can return to the paddock for training from next week

FOLLOWING updated advice from the NSW Government, Wollongong City Council will allow access to sporting clubs to return to training on fields from tomorrow (Monday, May 25) . The Council has been working with a number of state and local sports associations to support their return to training on outdoor sportsfields. The clubs will need … Continue reading

Extra off-peak service will mean a train, on average, every 30 minutes between Wollongong and Sydney, says MP

  NORTHERN Illawarra commuters can expect improved train services to and from Sydney with the signing of two construction contracts totalling about $600 million to modernise and upgrade infrastructure on the rail network. The infrastructure upgrades will support the introduction of the new Intercity fleet on the South Coast line between Waterfall and Wollongong, which … Continue reading

Residents prepare for eight week closure of Lawrence Hargrave Drive next month

NORTHERN suburbs residents are preparing for the eight-week closure of Lawrence Hargrave Drive at Stanwell Park next month. Transport for NSW will carry out slope repairs on Lawrence Hargrave Drive at Stanwell Park from next month to ensure the road remains safe and open to traffic in the long term. State MP for Heathcote Lee … Continue reading

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