Russell Vale

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Escarpment bush tracks closed to the public under colliery’s expansion plans

ESCARPMENT tracks that generations of bushwalkers have enjoyed in the northern Illawarra have been closed to the public under the proposed Russell Vale Colliery’s expansion plans. The Russell Vale Colliery has been dormant for the last five years since it was placed under care and maintenance. The New South Wales Government has recommended that the … Continue reading

Russell Vale Golf Course closes due to pandemic

WOLLONGONG City Council has today, Monday 30 March, closed Russell Vale Golf Club and the on-site pro shop. The closure came into effect at 5pm today, and follows the Federal Government’s announcements last night which extended social distancing measures. In addition to closing the golf course, Council has closed its play spaces, skateparks and outdoor … Continue reading

Connecting northern neighbours through a picnic, barbecue and sports day

A RUSSELL Vale sports day, a Bulli community picnic and street barbecue at Fairy Meadow are among the activities in northern Wollongong funded under the latest ‘Connecting Neighbours Grants’. Now in its third round, the Wollongong City Council grants program aims to strengthen and celebrate neighbourhoods at the grass roots level, creating connections and building … Continue reading

Family movies at Russell Vale golf course this Saturday night

HERE’S something different to do on a Saturday night. Grab the family and friends and enjoy a movie, The Secret Life of Pets, at The Vale Golf Course, Russell Vale, on Saturday night. The Secret Life of Pets is Wollongong City Council’s first Moonlight Movie for the 2019/2020 summer. The family movie features household pets, Max and … Continue reading

Russell Vale retaining wall to be replaced

WORK will start this week to repair and replace an ageing retaining wall on the Princes Highway at Russell Vale. Wollongong City Council will close one north-bound lane of the highway to complete the works, from Nimbin Street to Hicks Street. There will be message boards in place during the rebuild of the ageing wall, … Continue reading

Drug raid in Russell Vale

TWO men and a woman are in custody following the execution of a search warrant in Russell Vale today.  The warrant was part of Strike Force Bunnal, an ongoing investigation by police from Wollongong Local Area Command into the supply of prohibited drugs in the area.  Three warrants were executed simultaneously about 9.30am today (Tuesday November 10). Two … Continue reading

Russell Vale man charged with drug offences

WOLLONGONG Police arrested and charged a 46 year old Russell Vale man late on Monday afternoon with a number of offences relating to the supply and possession of a prohibited drug. Police located an amount of a white crystal substance and white powder. He was refused bail to appear in Wollongong Court on the November … Continue reading

Long wall mining blamed for Ousley cracks

CRACKS discovered in Mt Ousley Road have been blamed on  long wall coal mining operation. The Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) have reportedly atttributed the subsidence from Gujarat NRE’s longwall 4, located 250m away. Illawarra Residents for Responsible Mining Inc (IRRM) spokesperson Kaye Osborn says the mine’s subsidence impacts appear to have been far greater than … Continue reading

Russell Vale glassing

POLICE have charged a man after he allegedly ‘glassed’ his brother at Russell Vale. About 7.30pm on Monday Wollongong police responded to reports of an incident involving two men on Keerong Avenue. Officers found a 41-year-old man with a head injury and a 40-year-old man with a cut to his thumb. Police alleged the older … Continue reading

Padlocks removed from iconic bridge

PADLOCKS that have been clipped on Sea Cliff Bridge by couples declaring their love for each other have been removed and will be available for collection at the Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) depot at Russell Vale all next month. Earlier this month residents and visitors started taking their padlocks off Sea Cliff Bridge ahead … Continue reading

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