Sandon Point

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Warning to stay clear of beaches and rock platforms as big seas pound coast

WITH large waves measuring six to seven metres and high tides forecast over the next few days, visitors to beaches and coastal rock platforms are advised to be cautious this weekend. The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has issued a severe weather warning for damaging surf and abnormally high tides along the coast from today until … Continue reading

Thirroul cycleway bridge out of action for six weeks during maintenance work

THE bridge over Hewitts Creek, linking Thirroul’s Hamilton Road and Sandon Point, Bulli, will close for about six weeks for essential repairs. The popular cycling and walking pathway will be closed to allow Wollongong City Council to undertake maintenance work, which includes replacing the patched top-deck with a fibre-reinforced polymer minimesh decking system. While the … Continue reading

Drugs and firearms seized after alleged Bandidos member arrested at Sandon Point

SIX men have been charged by police after prohibited drugs worth $12 million, three firearms and $1.2 million cash were seized following a dramatic arrest at Sandon Point, Bulli just before midday yesterday by the Tactical Operations Unit. Following a joint investigation between Southern Region Enforcement Squad and the Raptor Squad a 36-year-old man was … Continue reading

Car crashes at Sandon Point beach after police chase

A BULLI man has been charged following a police pursuit that ended in the vehicle he was driving crashing in bushland at Sandon Point in the early hours of this morning. Wollongong police attempted to stop the white Ford Focus on the Princes Highway, Woonona, for the purpose of a breath test at about 12.20am … Continue reading

Northern beaches expected to pack again this weekend with scorcher forecasted

THIS weekend is set to see temperatures soar, and with the heat, Wollongong’s northern beaches are again expected to be packed with Sydney visitors. Wollongong City Council is reminding locals and visitors to plan ahead. Local residents and Sydney visitors escaping heatwave conditions forecasted by the Bureau of Meteorology are likely to see parking at … Continue reading

Projects given green light, including streetscape improvements and erosion controls

ALMOST $4 million in improvements to community amenities, pathways and facilities have been approved by Wollongong City Council on Monday night. Of the Council meeting’s 25-item strong agenda, there were nine reports recommending the acceptance of a tender for projects as diverse as soccer club house repairs at Woonona and Bellambi, to erosion control measures … Continue reading

Child’s body found in capsized boat off Bulli, search for missing man continues

THE body of a child has been recovered from a capsized boat during a search off Bulli today. About 6.20pm yesterday (Saturday June 6), a boat carrying four people capsized off Waniora Point, near the Bulli ocean pools. Wollongong police – with assistance from the Marine Area Command, PolAir, the Toll Ambulance helicopter, Marine Rescue … Continue reading

Sandon Point tree vandalism condemned and labelled as desecration of sacred land

RECENT acts of vegetation clearing within and around the Sandon Point Aboriginal Place has been condemned by Wollongong City Council. The vandalism was within and alongside the area that is currently temporarily fenced off at Sandon Point. Over the past two weeks trees and shrubs have been sawn in half and other plants significantly damaged … Continue reading

Aboriginal embassy dismantle

NEWLY built structures at the Sandon Point Tent Embassy will be removed by Wollongong City Council after complaints from residents of a nearby housing estate. Structures built on the site after December 31 2016 will be removed in consultation with the Sandon Point Joint Management Partner organisations. At its meeting on Monday, Council resolved to … Continue reading

Bushcare suspends activities as vandalism continues unabated

ENVIRONMENTAL vandals’ deliberate and unrelenting attack on decades of work by volunteers at Sandon Point and other significant coastal sites in Wollongong’s north shows no sign of slowing down. So much has the problem grown, frustrated volunteers from the Sandon Point Bushcare Group have decided to suspend their valuable environment work until Wollongong City Council … Continue reading

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