Scarborough

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Survey will map out the future of your local shopping centre

WHETHER it’s tiny corner stores where you go for bread and milk, or shopping centres, like Helensburgh, Corrimal, Woonona, Bulli or Thirroul, Wollongong City Council wants to get a better idea of how people use these places, what works, and what can be improved into the future. Council’s director of planning Linda Davis said local … Continue reading

Better lighting for public schools at Otford, Scarborough and Stanwell Park

STUDENTS and teachers will see improvements at a number of northern suburbs’ public schools under the NSW Government’s LED Lighting Upgrade Program. The $157.8 million initiative was launched last year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and is targeted at replacing old inefficient lights in state public schools with smart LED lights.  Where possible, the … Continue reading

Verge garden concept growing, with green light given for six in the north

TWELVE successful applicants are set to receive a $250 voucher to help fund new verge gardens for their community. Among them are six from the northern suburbs. Wollongong City Council’s Connecting Neighbours Grant – Verge Gardens Pilot is a trial program that encourages residents to green public land, between people’s property and the kerb. The … Continue reading

Five new ‘on-call’ firefighters for northern stations

AMONG the 264 who graduated from the Fire and Rescue NSW Emergency Services Academy today, five will be making their way to stations at Helensburgh, Scarborough, Thirroul and Balgownie as retained or on-call firefighters. FRNSW Commissioner Paul Baxter congratulated the new recruits at today’s ceremony. “Becoming a firefighter is no easy feat. We attract 6-8,000 … Continue reading

Free green waste drop-off at ‘Burgh, Scarborough and Corrimal this weekend

WHILE the Illlawarra area has been spared of bushfires this summer, the threat remains real, and authorities advise now is a good time to clear your property of fallen leaves, twigs and debris ahead of Friday’s soaring temperatures. To assist residents with cleaning their properties of bushfire fuel, Wollongong City Council is providing free green … Continue reading

Appeal for missing man last seen at Scarborough Railway Station

POLICE are appealing for public assistance to find a 28-year-old man last seen at Scarborough, who went missing from Strathfield, in Sydney’s inner-west, on Sunday. Sakithivel Loganathan was reported missing to police at Auburn on Sunday night. Subsequent investigations revealed he was last seen at Scarborough Railway Station about 3pm on Sunday. Mr Loganathan was … Continue reading

Cyclist slams into parked car

A CYCLIST is in a serious condition after he slammed into a parked car in Wombarra this morning (Tuesday). The 30-year-old cyclist was reportedly travelling at a high speed when he hit the parked car about 10.50am. Ambulance crews were called to Morrison Avenue where they found the man unconscious and likely suffering a closed head … Continue reading

Search underway at Scarborough for missing woman

A SEARCH is underway near Scarborough Railway Station for a woman who went missing from her home yesterday. About 7.30pm (Thursday), Wollongong police were contacted after 25-year-old Vanessa Burne was reported missing from her Wollongong home. It’s believed she may have headed off into bushland near Scarborough railway station. A search by police and the … Continue reading

Former coal mining villages say no to CSG

WOMBARRA and Scarborough residents have declared that they want their villages to remain ‘Coal Seam Gas (GSG) free’. Stop CSG members have surveyed households in the two former coal mining villages, with an overwhelming majority of respondents declaring that they want their suburb to remain CSG-free. Residents also want a ban on CSG development in … Continue reading

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