Russell Vale

This tag is associated with 27 posts

Northern sporting groups share in funding

A NUMBER of northern sporting groups have shared $423,000 in financial assistance through Wollongong City Council’s Sports Grants Program. Successful recipients of the grants include Helensburgh Off Road Cycling (shade and seating), Russell Vale Junior Rugby League (drainage works), Helensburgh Thistles (car park fencing replacement), and Northern Districts Cricket (net renewal). This round of grant … Continue reading

Changes to Austinmer to Wollongong bus timetable

BUS passengers are to benefit from extended services connecting Austinmer to Wollongong on Friday nights and new services on Sunday mornings, starting this weekend. A Transport for NSW spokesperson said, local bus operator Dions, alongside Transport for NSW, amended its timetable based on customer demand, and to provide more benefits to passengers. “These changes will … Continue reading

Climate change protestors again block trucks from entering or leaving Russell Vale Colliery

THIS morning about 20 campaigners have again picketed the gates of the Russell Vale Colliery, preventing coal trucks from entering and leaving the gates of the mine. The action is the latest in a string of protests at the Wollongong Resources owned mine since it resumed operations in late 2021. Stop Russell Vale Mine spokesperson … Continue reading

Missing Russell Vale girl found safe and well

A GIRL who went missing from Russell Vale early this morning has been found safe and well. The 12-year-old was last seen at a home on Collaery Road about 6.45am today (Monday April 3, 2023). When she was unable to be found or contacted, Wollongong police were notified and inquiries were commenced. Following inquiries, and … Continue reading

Southbound lanes of Memorial Drive closed to traffic during maintenance work

THE southbound lanes of Memorial Drive from Bulli to Bellambi will be closed to traffic for maintenance work next week. Work will be carried out between the Princes Highway roundabout at Bulli and Bellambi Lane from Wednesday, February 15 to Thursday February 16, between 7.30pm and 5am, weather permitting. During closure periods detours will be … Continue reading

New playgrounds ready for action at Bulli Beach, Clifton and Balgownie

GOOD news for children and families as fencing is removed around three upgraded playgrounds at Bulli Beach Reserve, Rae Crescent Reserve Balgownie and Rube Hargrave Park Clifton. Wollongong City Council has completed the upgrades to the three playgrounds and they are ready for people to enjoy this weekend. It’s all part of Council’s strategy to … Continue reading

King tides, drenching rain, and wild weather lash the northern suburbs

THE Bureau of Meteorology is warning of significant rainfall and the risk of flash flooding over the next few days, with the potential for landslides or falling trees, and coastal erosion on beaches and foreshore areas. Residents are advised to be extra cautious, and stay out of any floodwater. Last weekend, heavy rains saw roads … Continue reading

Five new playgrounds for the northern suburbs

OVER the next few months five playgrounds in the northern suburbs will be replaced by Wollongong City Council. From now till the end of the financial year, Council is aiming to build new playgrounds at Clifton, Bulli, Russell Vale, Balgownie and Fairy Meadow. The soft fall at Thirroul Beach Reserve will also be replaced, with … Continue reading

Protesters continue their campaign against the expansion of Russell Vale Colliery

COMMUNITY group Protect Our Water Alliance staged a protest outside the offices of Wollongong Coal Ltd at Towradgi last week. A small, but vocal group of around 20 protesters called for an end to mining in the Greater Sydney Water Catchment and urgent climate action, which includes leaving coal in the ground, during Wollongong Coal’s … Continue reading

Pram protest against colliery expansion highlights ‘duty of care’ to children

OVER 50 children’s prams lined the driveway of the Russell Vale Mine on Monday morning as a protest demonstration against the expansion of the colliery. The concerned Illawarra mothers, fathers and grandparents accompanying the prams were protesting Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley’s approval of the expansion of the Russell Vale Colliery. Along with a series … Continue reading

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,132 other subscribers