Illawarra

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Heatwave prompts extended beach patrols this weekend

THIS weekend is going to be a scorcher and with extreme heat conditions forecasted, lifeguard patrolled beach hours will be extended in an effort to keep swimmers safe. Professional lifeguards will offer additional supervision on Saturday at northern beaches and pools, and on Sunday Surf Life Saving Illawarra will take the baton. Wollongong Lord Mayor … Continue reading

Council adopts strategy to combat climate change

THIS week Wollongong City Council has adopted the Sustainable Wollongong 2030: A Climate Healthy City Strategy and the Climate Change Mitigation Plan 2020 to guide delivery actions and provide high-level strategic direction for the future. Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said the Council knows that climate change and the long-term sustainability of the city are important issues for community … Continue reading

Roll out of household food waste ‘caddies’ underway

AS of this morning, the first of the specially designed ‘caddies’ to collect household food waste for recycling began to be delivered to homes throughout Wollongong. The first suburbs to receive their Wollongong City Council FOGO caddies will be in the southern suburbs, with the north to get the receptacles over the next six weeks. … Continue reading

Organic food recycling about to begin in the northern suburbs

WITH only a few weeks until food waste can be recycled in green-lidded organics bins, northern suburbs residents are being asked to make sure that their households are FOGO ready. Starting November 16, Wollongong City Council will be rolling out the Food Organics and Garden Organics service — or FOGO — with the delivery of … Continue reading

Police appeal for information on wanted man

POLICE are appealing for public assistance to locate a man wanted on an outstanding warrant in the Illawarra region. Waseem Sajjad, aged 33, is wanted on an arrest warrant in relation to an alleged sexual offence. Wollongong detectives have conducted extensive inquiries into his whereabouts; however, have been unable to locate him. He is described … Continue reading

Local business opportunities to engage with the Council

Are you looking to understand how to do business with Wollongong City Council? A major procurement contractor, the Council will be holding a free live stream event to help local business learn more about the upcoming opportunities regarding supplying goods and services contracts for the city. The live workshop is open to all local businesses … Continue reading

Support for local businesses through new B-Hub

It’s a tough time for local businesses and in recognition of the challenges many are facing, a new service has been launched to assist business in the Wollongong region. The B-Hub offers a broad range of free professional services, face-to-face training, workshops and business support to assist local businesses to launch, grow or adapt to … Continue reading

Creative dialog on podcast for local artists

Wollongong City Council has released the final episode of its Creative Dialogue series for young and emerging artists, arts workers, professional creatives and arts-related organisations. Initially planned as a series of live talks with industry experts in a variety of creative fields, the talks morphed into a collection of podcasts in response to the pandemic. … Continue reading

Lifeguards return for a Covid 20/21 swim season

AS the weather warms, lifeguards are ready return to the beach and pools for the 2020/2021 swim season, which begins on Saturday September 26. This year’s season will come with a unique set of challenges, as the pandemic coincides with the swim season. Wollongong City Council’s nine patrolled pools will each open and operate under … Continue reading

Students rally against gas outside schools on Friday

A DEMONSTRATION against gas and the Australian Government’s Low Emissions Technology Statement will be held by school students across northern Illawarra this Friday (September 25) . The ‘Fund Our Future Not Gas’ day is organised by the School Strike 4 Climate network, as well as First Nations communities and unions in response to the federal … Continue reading

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