Illawarra

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Council extends deadline for financial assistance grants due to pandemic

Due to Coronavirus [COVID-19] and changing times, Wollongong City Council has extended the application period to close of business on Monday 20 April 2020 for Financial Assistance Grants. The grants offer event organisers, community bands, choirs and community arts organisations the chance to apply for financial support towards their next project. Under Council’s Financial Assistance … Continue reading

Northern beaches close: Pandemic forces an early end to swimming season

NORTHERN beaches will close almost a month early this swimming season with Wollongong City Council lifeguards remaining onsite for surveillance duties to ensure people are aware of the change. Swim flags will come down at 5pm today at all Council’s 17 patrolled beaches. The traditional end of the swimming season is normally April 26. Council … Continue reading

Try an online book from your local library while social distancing

IN these times of social distancing, you can enjoy books, audiobooks, movies and more through Wollongong City Libraries. One of the easiest and cheapest ways to decide on what to read or view or listen to next is visit the Council’s website. Search the Library catalogue for ideas on what you would like to download and … Continue reading

Council shuts play spaces and skate parks in latest coronavirus measures

WOLLONGONG City Council has closed all its play spaces and skate parks from 8pm today, Sunday March 29 2020. In a statement, a Council spokesperson said more than 145 play spaces and five skate parks will be closed across the city. Council staff will continue to maintain the playgrounds and parks during the closure. ”We … Continue reading

Council offers support package to assist lessees and licensees impacted by coronavirus.

WOLLONGONG City Council has announced a support package to assist Council lessees and licensees impacted by the challenges presented by coronavirus. From today, Council will defer its tenants’ rental payments for a period of 90 days for lessees and licensees who are unable to carry out their normal business under the changes that are in … Continue reading

Police will issue on the spot fines to those who flout COVID-19-related regulations

FOLLOWING the NSW Government’s amendments to legislation, police will have the additional power to issue Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) to anyone found to be in contravention of COVID-19-related regulations. Commissioner Mick Fuller has reaffirmed the commitment of the NSW Police Force to use all powers available to officers to enforce all COVID-19-related ministerial directions. A number … Continue reading

Helensburgh, Thirroul and Corrimal pools to close until further notice

HELENSBURGH, Thirroul and Corrimal swimming pools will close to the public at 5pm today until further notice as Wollongong City Council takes further steps to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The Council will close its nine supervised swimming pools, from close of business today, Wednesday March 25. The north’s rock pools are considered … Continue reading

Helensburgh, Thirroul and Corrimal libraries close in the latest coronavirus precautionary measures

  PUBLIC libraries at Helensburgh, Thirroul and Corrimal will close until further notice in line with the latest precautionary measures to slow the path of the coronavirus. Wollongong City Council, from close of business tomorrow, Tuesday March 24, will be making a series of changes to the way the public interact with services and facilities. … Continue reading

Premier encourages parents to keep children from school, as further COVID-19 restrictions come into force

  The NSW Government has taken significant new steps to increase restrictions across the state – triggering the next level of enforcement necessary to fight COVID-19. The latest developments include a recommendation from the NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian to keep children home from school. As confirmed last night by the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, schools … Continue reading

Police urge community to comply, as shut down of non-essential services kicks in midday Monday

  FROM midday tomorrow (Monday), pubs, clubs, restaurants, cinemas and indoor sporting venues across the Illawarra will join the rest of Australia and shut until further notice. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced unprecedented restrictions on non-essential gatherings in Australia in an effort to slow the rapid spread of coronavirus. As a result, all pubs, … Continue reading

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