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Royal National Park

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Body pulled from surf in Royal National Park

A BODY has been pulled from the water at Little Marley Beach, in the Royal National Park, this morning. Emergency services were called about 10.50am today (Tuesday), after a man was seen floating in the water. He was winched by helicopter however paramedics were unable to revive him, and he died at the scene. A … Continue reading

Labor promises $5M investment in escarpment walking tracks

WALKING tracks through the Illawarra escarpment will receive a $5 million investment if Labor is elected to government at the March 23 State poll. Shadow Minister for the Illawarra and Keira MP, Ryan Park has announced a commitment by Labor to create a new link between the Coast Walk in the Royal National Park and … Continue reading

Garawarra nominated for World Heritage status

THE NSW Government is moving to nominate Royal National Park, Heathcote National Park and the Garawarra State Conservation Area for World Heritage listing. Environment Minister Robyn Parker said the Royal National Park was the first national park to be declared in Australia in 1879, only the second in the world and is the most visited … Continue reading

World Heritage Listing sought for ‘The Royal’

SUTHERLAND Shire Council has joined Wollongong City Council in declaring support for the bid to have UNESCO grant World Heritage Listing to the Royal National Park. Sutherland Shire Mayor, Kent Johns has written to the Minister for the Environment and Heritage and local members of Parliament, seeking their support. The move follows a similar move … Continue reading

Celebrating Parks Week at the Royal

AUDLEY will come alive on Sunday March 3 as Australia’s first national park joins in the state-wide celebrations for Parks Week. National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Regional Manager Mike Patrick said the events would highlight a range of activities at Audley in the Royal National Park. “The theme for Parks Week is Get Healthy … 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

Parks remain closed with total fire ban today

A STATE wide total fire ban has been declared for today (Saturday) due to forecast hot, dry and windy conditions. Although a southerly change and heavy cloud cover has kept temperatures down, the Royal National Park will remain closed. The total fire ban will remain in place until midnight January 12. The Bureau of Meteorology … 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

Police investigating national park crash

POLICE are conducting investigations into what caused three cars to crash in the Royal National Park on Saturday night. About 11:25pm three cars were travelling east along Sir Betram Stevens Drive and navigating a sharp bend when they all lost control, left the road and crashed into trees. Police and paramedics attended the scene and … Continue reading

Guided walk to Kellys Falls this weekend

THE Wollongong Botanic Garden is hosting two workshops this Saturday. The first is a workshop where participients will learn about the birds of the Illawarra, facilitated by Martin Potter from the Illawarra Birders group. The workshop will be held at the Botanic Garden in the Discovery Centre and will include a presentation in the centre … Continue reading