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Celebrating our LGBTIQA+ community

THE Illawarra’s LGBTIQA+ community is preparing to celebrate in June this year, and anyone organising an event is invited to express interest in being included in Wollongong City Council’s 2022 Pride Month Calendar. While, in the past, Council has held Pride Month activities, this is the first time it has actively reached out to other … Continue reading

International Compost Week is good for the soil

COMPOST is one of the big unsung heroes when it comes to everything green – from growing veggies, supporting plants and caring for our natural areas, parks and even sportsgrounds. Sunday May 1 to Saturday May 7 is International Compost Week, and Wollongong City Council is celebrating all things FOGO with a number of free … Continue reading

Start to winter sport season delayed as Council battles sodden grounds across the city

THE start of some winter sports have been delayed with Wollongong City Council battling to maintain sodden fields and grounds after the big wet. Many Council-managed fields remain too wet to be played upon this weekend, which may delay the start to some winter sports, including soccer. The seasons for rugby league and AFL have … Continue reading

NSW Maritime warns boaters to beware and prepare this Easter long weekend

A statewide waterway safety blitz, held over the weekend ahead of the coming Easter break, has resulted in 37 fines and 90 official warnings. Operation Plan, Prepare, Predict Coordinator and NSW Maritime Principal Manager for Greater Sydney, Shane Davey said following recent extreme weather, it was positive to see most people -85 per cent of … Continue reading

Major roads into the Illawarra closed as torrential rain causes landslides and flash flooding

RESIDENTS are warned to stay indoors as a number of roads in the northern suburbs remain closed due to torrential rain. Bulli Pass and Lawrence Hargrave Drive (between Clifton and Coalcliff) have been closed to traffic in both directions with the heavy rain causing landslides. A number of smaller landslides have been recorded at Austinmer … Continue reading

Here we go again! Significant rainfall forecasted over the coming days

WITH the Bureau of Meteorology forecasting significant rainfall over the coming days, Wollongong City Council is working with Wollongong SES to provide residents with the opportunity to fill their own sandbags. Sand has been placed at four locations across the Wollongong Local Government Area, and residents are able to take their own bags and shovels … Continue reading

Massive clean-up underway in the northern suburbs after ‘big wet’ causes widespread damage

MOST northern suburbs sports grounds remain closed this weekend as Wollongong City Council continues the massive cleanup effort after the big wet. The cleanup efforts extend to roads, parks, pools and drains. So far, Council has filled countless potholes on roads, cleaned and refilled saltwater and rock pools, cleaned out litter from drains and culverts, … Continue reading

Big clean-up begins after extreme weather lashes the northern suburbs

A BREAK in the heavy rain is providing Wollongong City Council staff the opportunity to focus efforts on debris removal from beaches and drainage systems and carry out road and pathway repairs. Following the extraordinary heavy and consistent rain, many beaches are littered with rubbish and debris that has been either washed up in heavy … Continue reading

Lawrence Hargrave Drive flash flooding and major beach erosion as extreme weather plays havoc in the Illawarra

MOTORISTS are advised to be cautious while driving along Lawrence Hargrave Drive between Austinmer and Bald Hill as torrential rain and extreme weather continues to lash the coast. Wollongong City Council have placed “water over road” signs on Lawrence Hargrave Drive at Wombarra near the bowling club, and continue to monitor a number of other … Continue reading

Train travellers urged to plan ahead as the big wet impacts rail services

TRAIN travellers are being urged to plan ahead, expect delays and potential cancellations on the rail networks due to the ongoing impacts of severe weather. Transport for NSW acting Chief Operations Officer Mark Hutchings said unprecedented rainfall is impacting the rail network and some trains will be forced to operate at much lower speeds. “With … Continue reading

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