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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

Hargrave monument found at Otford

THE monument to aviation pioneer Lawrence Hargrave has been found dumped at Otford after going missing on Friday. Vandals ripped the large bronze plaque from its cement base at Bald Hill, Stanwell Tops sometime between Thursday evening and Friday morning. A crowbar was found near the monument on Friday morning, while a large chain was … Continue reading

Man killed in Otford motorbike crash

POLICE are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash in Otford yesterday About 1.50pm on Sunday emergency services were called to Lady Wakehurst Drive. On arrival, officers from Wollongong found the body of a 38-year-old man. Police were told the man was riding his motorbike north on Lady Wakehurst Drive when he overtook three cars on the … Continue reading

Otford abduction fabricated

POLICE investigating a reported child abduction at Otford yesterday now believe the incident did not occur. An 11-year-old boy reported being pulled into a vehicle by two men near Domville Street in Otford, about 5.30pm on Monday. The boy told police the men drove him to a nearby lookout, before he managed to escape from … Continue reading

Shared walkway to link Royal National Park and Lake Illawarra

A PLAN is underway to create a shared pathway, dubbed the Grand Pacific Walk to link the Royal National Park at Otford to Lake Illawarra. In 2012/2013 the Grand Pacific Walk program will look at two major components. The first, is the overall master plan for the walk and the second is the plan, and … Continue reading

July Neighbourhood Forum Briefs

OTFORD: Children will continue to walk on the road between Otford Railway Bridge and the bus stop on Domville Road after Wollongong City Council rejected calls from NF1 to construct a footpath. Council said the site is not included on the priority list and there is no budget allocation for the estimated $95,000 cost needed … Continue reading

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