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Heat wave prompts extended hours at Wollongong’s northern beaches

LIFEGUARDS will extend their beach patrol hours today (Friday January 18), to provide swimmers additional time to cool off safely. Hours at 9 of Wollongong’s 17 patrolled beaches will be increased, with flags up until 7pm at Stanwell Park, Austinmer, Thirroul, Bulli and Corrimal. The flags will go down at Sandon Point at 6pm. Wollongong … Continue reading

Drones to shark spot

Flags go up for another season Wollongong City Council is the first in Australia to trial new shark deterrent technology as part of a management strategy announced for the 2017/18 swim season. The flags have gone up for another season today (Saturday September 23). Council Lifeguards and volunteer surf lifesavers will be stationed at Wollongong’s … Continue reading

Beaches close for winter

AS the weather turns cooler, Wollongong City Council lifeguards have brought the red and yellow flags in for the last time until spring. Between September 2015 and April 2016, more than 1.3 million people took to the waves at beaches between Stanwell Park and Windang. With a summer that stretched into a record breaking March, … Continue reading

Beaches open for another swimming season

THE flags go up today (Saturday) on Wollongong’s 17 patrolled beaches, marking the start of the 2015-16 swimming season. The season will run until April 25 2016, with the peak time for beach goers falling between December 19 and January 25. Wollongong City Council’s eight public pools, including Helensburgh, Thirroul and Corrimal, also have reopened. … Continue reading

Swimming safety boost at Coledale

WORK will begin on the construction of a new lifeguard facility at Coledale Beach on May 13. The construction of the patrol facility – to be shared by Wollongong City Council lifeguards and the Surf Club’s volunteers – will take place on the site of the present lifeguard building. This old structure will be removed … Continue reading

Smart phone technology helps surf safety

LIFEGUARDS and Surf Life Saving Australia are using ‘Quick Response’ technology to help keep Wollongong beaches safe. Wollongong City Council has installed Quick Response (QR) codes on beach safety signs at 10 of unpatrolled sections of coastline with links to specific beach safety information. Beachgoers can embrace the new technology and scan the QR code … Continue reading

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