Sandon Point

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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

Sandon Point park naming

THE community is invited to have their say on a proposal to name a specific section of Sandon Point Reserve after the founding President of the Sandon Point Board Riders’ Club, Paul Mason Jones. Paul Mason Jones, A.K.A.“Jinxy”, was also a past President of the Southern Pacific Board Riders’ Club, and it was his dream … Continue reading

Beaches open this weekend

LIFEGUARD amenities at Coledale, Sandon Point and Towradgi have been upgraded as beach goers prepare for the start of the 2013-2014 swim season this Saturday. Wollongong City Council lifeguards will be patrolling the 17 beaches between Stanwell Park and Windang from Monday to Saturday, with volunteer Surf Lifesavers patrolling on Sundays and public holidays. Patrols … Continue reading

Environment court visits Sandon Point

THE NSW Land and Environment Court visited the proposed Sandon Point Anglican Retirement Village (ARV) site last Tuesday for an onsite hearing. The Land and Environment Court was taking evidence at Sturdee Avenue in regard to the Anglican Church’s appeal against Wollongong City Council’s refusal to grant them a development application to build on the Cookson … Continue reading

Smoking ceremony welcomes Bougainville leader

A SMOKING ceremony at Sandon Point Aboriginal Tent Embassy (SPATE) today (Saturday) will welcome a leader of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville. Autonomous Bougainville Government former President (2009-2010) James Tanis will visit the Embassy for discussions on autonomous regional governance and customary land. While visiting the Australian National University in Canberra Mr Tanis expressed interest … Continue reading

Information kiosk on Sandon Point

AS part of the community consultation on the draft Plan of Management for Sandon Point and McCauley’s Beach Wollongong City Council staff will hold an information kiosk at Thirroul Community Centre and Library tomorrow (February 13). The information night provides an opportunity for community members and organisations to gain information and provide input into the … Continue reading

Attack on historic plaques ‘racial motivated’

COMMUNITY condemnation has been expressed at what some consider is racially motivated vandalism of historical plaques at Collins Point, Woonona. Environmentalist Marcel Van Wijk said the vandalism was discovered today while monitoring the effects of the big seas and tides on foreshore areas at Woonona, Bulli, Sandon Point and McCauley’s beaches. Mr Van Wijk said … Continue reading

Looking Back: The Chamberlains and the Bulli jetty

By MICK ROBERTS. PETER Chamberlain has vivid memories of his dad telling him yarns about working on the Bulli Jetty. His father George and Grandfather Arthur Chamberlain earned a living as bridge and wharf contractors moving around the country in search of work early last century. George was born in Richmond Victoria in 1893, the … Continue reading

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