Russell Vale

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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

Activists plan another protest against expansion plans for Russell Vale Colliery

ENVIRONMENTAL activists from the Illawarra Climate Justice Alliance (ICJA) plan to protest the expansion of Wollongong Coal’s Russell Vale colliery this Saturday morning, October 16. Along with a series of other coal projects, federal environment minister Sussan Ley approved the expansion of mining operations at the site in September, despite a Federal Court ruling that … Continue reading

Police remove protestors blocking access to Russell Vale Colliery

POLICE have moved-in on protestors blocking the front gate of Russell Vale Colliery this morning. Stop Russell Vale Mine spokesperson Miranda Gibson said the COVID-safe protest was launched this morning as a direct action campaign against Wollongong Coal’s expansion. Early this morning about a dozen protestors blocking the access to the colliery were asked by … Continue reading

Russell Vale golf course to get new $600,000 pro shop and amenities building

GOLFERS will get a new $600,000 pro shop and amenities block after Wollongong City Council on Monday night accepted the tender of Davone Constructions to replace the ageing facility at Russell Vale. The new facilities will replace old repurposed demountable buildings that are fast approaching their end of service life at The Vale Golf Course. … Continue reading

Russell Vale mine expansion gets approval from planning commission

THE major expansion of the Russell Vale Colliery has been given the green light by the NSW Independent Planning Commission. As part of the approval, Wollongong Coal will mine under the catchment area, which supplies water to the Cataract Reservoir, and is a backup supply for Greater Sydney.  Wollongong Coal Limited sought planning approval to … Continue reading

Russell Vale film night postponed due to weather

THE outdoor screening of Hotel Transylvania today (Friday November 13) at Russell Vale has been postponed by Wollongong City Council due to the forecast for potentially severe thunderstorms. The family-friendly movie was due to be screened at The Vale Golf Course from 7pm. Council has contacted all those who have purchased tickets for the event, and we … Continue reading

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