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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

Warning to limit movements on New Years Eve as new COVID case found in Wollongong

A NEW case of COVID-19 has been found in Wollongong overnight. The Wollongong case, one from Sydney’s Inner West and one in the northern area of Sydney, came in late overnight and may be eventually linked to Sydney’s Northern Beaches. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the Wollongong case had not yet been linked to the … Continue reading

Public health order includes Illawarra’s north, following increase in Covid cases

IN response to an increase in COVID-19 cases, changes to restrictions are being introduced under a NSW Government Public Health Order that will include Wollongong’s northern suburbs. These rules and restrictions apply to Wollongong, Greater Sydney, and the Central Coast from today, Monday December 21 2020. The following restrictions are now in place: The number … Continue reading

Lifeguard numbers bolstered for peak summer swim season

FOURTEEN new recruits have joined the professional lifeguard team to bolster numbers for the peak of the summer swim season. Every summer Wollongong City Council puts out the call for new recruits to help manage beaches and pools during the swim season. Some of the new lifeguards will join permanent staff for the whole season, … Continue reading

SES rescue operators take in spectacular views from Maddens Plains

A number of Wollongong State Emergency Service vertical rescue operators completed a training scenario near Maddens Plains on Sunday morning. Picture: NSW SES Wollongong City Unit Can you help with a small credit card donation? Would you like to make a small donation towards the publishing of The Bulli & Clifton Times and/or the Looking … Continue reading

Not too late to give the gift of Christmas

IT’S not too late to give the gift of Christmas to a child and family in need this holiday season. The Wollongong City Council Giving Tree appeal is open for online donation up until Saturday December 19, with all online donations received will be distributed to our communities in need, via Anglicare and St Vincent … Continue reading

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