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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

Swimmers advised to plan ahead as carnivals return to local pools

WITH students back to school for term one, swimming carnivals are returning to local pools. To avoid disappointment, Wollongong City Council is reminding pool-goers to plan ahead to make sure their favourite weekday swimming spot is available when they next go for a dip. Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said the COVID-19 situation is not … Continue reading

School speed zones back in force as students return to the classroom

MOTORISTS are advised that school zone speed limits are back in force as students return to the classroom. Wollongong City Council is warning motorists that its compliance team will be patrolling roads surrounding schools to provide safety education for those breaking regulations, and – if needed – will be taking regulatory action, as children return … Continue reading

Get set for another congested Lawrence Hargrave Drive this long weekend

HEAVIER than normal traffic along Lawrence Hargrave Drive is expected this holiday long weekend with Transport for NSW warning motorists to plan ahead and police undertake Operation Australia Day. The prediction of hot and sunny weather this weekend means roads may be busier than usual as people travel to the coast. Motorists are advised to … Continue reading

Beach patrols extended ahead of high temperatures this weekend

JANUARY is heating up, with the weather this Friday and over the weekend leading into Australia Day forecast to be extremely hot across the Illawarra. Due to high temperatures, lifeguard patrolled beach hours will be extended for Friday, Saturday and Monday. Wollongong City Council will also be supporting Surf Life Saving Illawarra on Sunday and … Continue reading

Risk of drownings as swimmers ignore safety warnings on Illawarra beaches

WITH warm temperatures this week, and swimmers continuing to ignore warnings to swim between the flags, lifeguards say there is a real risk of drownings on Illawarra beaches. Wollongong Lord Mayor, Gordon Bradbery said over the weekend Council’s professional lifeguards and volunteer lifesavers were kept busy instructing swimmers to stay between the flags. “The beaches … Continue reading

Council services remain open with some changes under latest Covid restrictions

AT present Wollongong City Council will not close services like libraries and pools, but will continue to monitor the NSW Health Guidelines for any changes to current Covid-19 restrictions. In light of the recent updates to the Public Health Order, Council will however be making a series of changes to the way the community interacts … Continue reading

Face masks become mandatory in Wollongong

FACE masks will be mandatory in certain indoor settings in Wollongong from Sunday, with $200 on the spot fines coming into force for people not complying with the new guideline from Monday. Given the general risk in Greater Sydney, the NSW Government has put in place new measures to reduce the transmission potential of COVID-19 … Continue reading

Tighter restrictions and high visibility police operation welcomes in the New Year amid Covid concern

The Greater Wollongong community is encouraged to stay local this New Year’s Eve and enjoy celebrations from home with the NSW Government announcing tighter Covid restrictions. A high-visibility policing operation will be in place on Thursday  (December 31 2020) and Friday (January 1 2021), to ensure the safety of the community. Locally, it will involve … Continue reading

Covid case puts end to Wollongong’s New Year’s Eve light show

WOLLONGONG City Council has postponed its harbourside light show that was to take place on New Year’s Eve 2020. Instead, the lightshow will be rescheduled for a later date in 2021. Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said Council made the difficult decision to postpone the light display following today’s news that there is a reported … Continue reading

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