Otford

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Otford Weir and Thirroul pool remain closed after extreme wet weather

Due to the deluge that has swamped the northern Illawarra over the past few days, Thirroul pool and the Otford Weir will remain closed until further notice. Wollongong City Council advise that a number of roads continue to be closed. Additionally, the Continental (Wollongong), Thirroul and Port Kembla pools are also closed until further notice … Continue reading

Looking Back history feature: The wild men of 22 Mile Camp

Originally posted on Looking Back:
Navvies working on the Illawarra railway near Helensburgh By MICK ROBERTS © Grog shanties like this sprung-up in secluded bushland along the Illawarra railway works during the 1880s. AMERICA’S Wild West could be considered tame compared to the wilderness separating Sydney from Illawarra’s far northern coal mining villages during the mid to…

Speeding driver nabbed at Otford

A DISQUALIFIED driver will face court next month after being detected travelling more than 60kmh above the sign-posted speed limit in the Royal National Park at the weekend. Sutherland Traffic and Highway Patrol Command were conducting speed enforcement duties on Lady Wakehurst Drive, Otford, about 2pm on Saturday when they detected a VW Golf hatch … Continue reading

Assault charges at Otford

TWO men have been charged after a police officer was injured during an arrest at Otford just before 6.30pm on Friday. Wollongong police stopped a vehicle on Lady Wakehurst Drive at Otford. Checks revealed the driver, a 29-year-old man, was disqualified from driving and had allegedly breached bail conditions. During the attempted arrest of the … Continue reading

Clean up the north this Sunday

Got a spare hour or two this weekend? Come and lend a hand to help clean up Wollongong’s northern suburbs as part of Clean Up Australia Day. This Sunday, March 4, marks the annual event, and this year is the 28th year it’s been held in Wollongong. In 2018 community efforts will focus on waterways, roadsides, … Continue reading

Bushwalkers found safe

SIX bushwalkers were located safely by emergency services after losing their way on a coastal walking track near Helensburgh. About 6.30pm on Friday the group entered the track near Otford. Upon their journey, the group became lost. A 21-year-old woman called police for assistance. A multi-agency response was activated to search for the bushwalkers with … Continue reading

Roll up your sleeves for clean up

THE community is being asked to roll up their sleeves for the 26th anniversary of Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday March 6. Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery launched the event with members of the Australia Seabird Rescue organisation today (Monday). “Once again, we will be focussing on tidying-up our waterways, roadsides, parks, reserve beaches … Continue reading

Paint ball guns stolen from Otford

POLICE are investigating after 140 paint-ball guns were stolen from a skirmish facility at Otford. Officers were called to the Lawrence Hargrave Drive facility around 8am on Saturday, after the business owner discovered the property had been broken into. A number of items were stolen, including: – 140 x .68 calibre Tippmann Pro-Carbine paint-ball guns; … Continue reading

Hell Hole death mystery

DETECTIVES are continuing with their investigations into the death of a man at Otford earlier this week. The body of Jarrod Dark, 45, from Fairfield, was found in bushland at Otford early on Tuesday morning. He had earlier travelled to the location near Hell Hole beach with two men, aged 43 and 37, who he … Continue reading

Daring graffiti attack at Otford

AN investigation is underway after five people spray-painted a train at Otford on Saturday. The train was en route from Sydney to Wollongong when it stopped at Otford Railway Station about 12.40am. Police have been told five people spray-painted two carriages with graffiti while it was stopped at the platform Police were alerted but the … Continue reading

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