North Wollongong

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Memorial Drive off-ramp closed to traffic for two nights from Sunday

THE southbound off ramp from Memorial Drive into North Wollongong will be closed for two nights next week for maintenance work. To minimise impact to motorists, Transport for NSW advise that work will be carried out from this Sunday (May 10) for two nights between 7.30pm and 4.30am, weather permitting. Motorists can detour via the … Continue reading

Disruption to traffic on Lawrence Hargrave Drive at Stanwell Park

MOTORISTS are advised of changed traffic conditions on Lawrence Hargrave Drive at Stanwell Park next week. Transport for NSW advise that one of two lanes will be closed between Otford Road / Lady Wakehurst Drive and Chellow Dene Avenue to carry out general maintenance and inspections in preparation for major slope work next month. To … Continue reading

Memorial Drive night closure, between North ‘Gong and Bulli, from next week

MEMORIAL Drive, between North Wollongong and Bulli, will be closed to traffic over four nights from next Monday. Transport for NSW is planning to carry out maintenance work on the Northern Distributor, which it says is essential and routine. To minimise the impacts to motorists work will be carried out over four nights from Monday March 2 and Thursday … Continue reading

Looking Back history feature: Lysaght and the reformed drunkard

Originally posted on Looking Back:
Lysaght’s inn, Fairy Meadow, the Illawarra’s first licensed pub north of Wollongong. This picture was taken shortly before its demolition to make was for Wollongong High School in the 1960s. By MICK ROBERTS © WELL over six feet tall and solidly built, Andrew Lysaght was an imposing and influential Illawarra pioneer.…

Work carried out on historic sea wall

EXCAVATIONS took place on the base of the historic seawall between the Continental Pool and the ‘cutting’ south of the North Beach Bathers Pavilion this week. The investigation work is being carried out by Wollongong City Council to provide geotechnical information to assist with the design for the replacement of the seawall at this site. … Continue reading

Thousands of cyclists converge on local roads

TEN thousand cyclists are set to tackle the Sydney to Wollongong 90km stretch today (Sunday) with the aim of raising funds in support of people living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Motorists are advised to avoid Lawrence Hargrave Drive with thousands of cyclists expected to cause delays. * Royal National Park (Waterfall and Otford): The McKell … Continue reading

Stanwell Park nominated in clean beaches award.

SIX Illawarra beaches have been nominated for a Clean Beaches Award, a program run by Keep Australia Beautiful and sponsored by Sydney Water. The beaches nominated are Stanwell Park, North Warilla, Port Kembla, City Beach (Wollongong), North Wollongong, and Belmore Basin. Stanwell Park was nominated for the beach’s litter and waste management. Minister for the … Continue reading

Deal leads to improvements to Para Meadow School

PARA Meadows School will receive $3.15 million in funding for improved  facilities through an agreement between the State and Federal Governments. The North Wollongong school provides individualised educational programs for students with special needs and complex disabilities. The funding will go towards hall and covered outdoor learning area (COLA) enhancements and new classrooms. The Federal … Continue reading

Bike ride explores Bellambi wetlands

SUSTAINABLE Wollongong will host an Autumn bike ride from Stuart Part at North Wollongong to Bellambi Wetlands and onto Bulli. Botanic Gardens Discovery Centre Environmental Project Officer Caren Taylor said the ride will provide an opportunity to learn the significance and heritage of the local area of Puckeys Estate and Bellambi Wetlands. “We will begin our journey … Continue reading

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