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Stanwell Park

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Truck and bike crash

EMERGENCY services were called to Lawrence Hargrave Drive at Stanwell Park just before 3.30pm on Thursday last week, after a Yamaha motorcycle and a Kenworth Prime Mover crashed head on. The 16-year-old male rider was seriously injured. He was treated by paramedics before being airlifted to St George Hospital in a critical condition. The truck … Continue reading

First stage of coastal walk opened

WITH postcard perfect views over the ocean and providing a much-needed key pedestrian link between Stanwell Park and Coalcliff, the first stage of the Grand Pacific Walk has opened in time for Christmas. The 3.5km link from Stanwell Park to Stoney Creek bridge, Coalcliff, and includes a viewing platform with expansive views along the coast … Continue reading

Hang glider crash

POLICE have responded to a serious injury incident after a hang glider crashed at Stanwell Park earlier this week. Police believe that a 52-year-old man was intending to hang glide from Bald Hill to Stanwell Park Beach at 5pm on Monday. Emergency services were called to area after the crash and officers from Wollongong Police … Continue reading

Grand walk starts in the north

WORK on Lawrence Hargrave Drive for the construction of the long-awaited stage one of the Grand Pacific Walk between Stanwell Park and Coalcliff i underway. Vegetation is being removed by Wollongong City Council along the future pathway site between Coalcliff railway station and Stoney Creek Bridge, Coalcliff. Council has been undertaking consultation with the community … Continue reading

Stanwell Park improvements

OVER the next four years a number of projects building new and upgrading footpaths and pedestrian works will get underway in Stanwell Park. The works are included in Wollongong City Council’s Capital Works Program and will enhance public safety and create better access around the northern beaches village. To run through the wide range of … Continue reading

Hargrave memorial vandalised… again.

THE community and social media have been scathing after reports of the theft of the bronze sculptural plaque off the ‘Father of Flight’ statue on Bald Hill at Stanwell Park. Police are investigating how the 1.8m plaque, depicting Australian pioneer of flight Lawrence Hargrave, was stolen. A crow bar was reportedly found beside the statue … Continue reading

Bridge over Stoney Creek gets underway

WORK has begun on a shareway bridge at Stoney Creek, Coal Cliff marking the start of construction of the Grand Pacific Walk (GPW). Stage One of the GPW (Coalcliff – Stanwell Park) is considered one of the most challenging with narrow roads, steep terrain and no provisions for pedestrians and cyclists. The works currently underway … Continue reading

Grand walk master plan

WOLLONGONG City Council is inviting the community to attend up-coming information sessions about the proposed Grand Pacific Walk. Following community consultation early last year, Council has developed a Grand Pacific Walk draft Masterplan and Stage One Concept Plan which are on exhibition until February 10. The proposal is to build on the existing shared pathways along … Continue reading

Man rescued after lost in Stanwell Park bushland

A MAN has been rescued after getting lost in bushland near Stanwell Park, yesterday. About 11:30am Friday, a 45-year-old man entered bushland at the northern end of Chellow Dene Avenue with the intention of walking to Stanwell Park beach. After walking for four hours the man realised he was lost and subsequently contacted police. Wollongong police … Continue reading

Northern beaches close for winter

WOLLONGONG’S northern beaches are now unpatrolled with the onset of winter. Wollongong’s lifeguards will no longer be stationed at 16 of the city’s 17 beaches, from Stanwell Park to Windang. With the end of the official swimming season, only North Wollongong Beach will be patrolled from 9am to 4pm Monday to Saturday. Beach Services Coordinator … Continue reading