Stanwell Park

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Detours will be in place during Stanwell Park road closure

ROAD users are advised Lawrence Hargrave Drive will be closed at Stanwell Park over one night next week for routine maintenance work. Work includes vegetation maintenance, clearing gutters and drains, maintenance of guardrails and litter collection to improve safety for road users. Detours will be in place via the Princes Motorway and Bulli Pass as … Continue reading

Cigarette butt-bins installed at five northern hot-spots

FIVE northern suburbs’ locations, from Stanwell Tops to Towradgi Beach, will have cigarette butt bins installed by Wollongong City Council. The Council is renewing its effort to eliminate cigarette litter, with the launch of its educational No Butts Trail and the installation of 30 new cigarette butt bins. The bins will be located at numerous northern suburbs … Continue reading

Stanwell Park’s new kiosk comes up for lease

STANWELL Park’s beachside kiosk could soon have a new operator with Wollongong City Council calling for a “savvy and knowledgeable food operator” to run the sought-after business. The kiosk has operated in the Stanwell Park Recreation Area for about 50 years, with the current building undergoing a major refurbishment in 2018. With its wide verandah … Continue reading

Delays expected with roadworks at Stanwell Park

MAINTENANCE work on Lawrence Hargrave Drive at Stanwell Park will be carried out for two days from Thursday January 21 to Friday January 22. Work will continue from Monday February 1 for about 2 weeks between 6am and 6pm Monday to Friday, weather permitting. Work, between Chellow Dene Avenue and Lady Wakehurst Drive, will include slope … Continue reading

Stanwell Park to get new school hall

PLANS are forging ahead to deliver a new hall at Stanwell Park Public School with the project now out for tender.  State MP for Heathcote Lee Evans said school halls are a natural gathering point for students and staff, and they can also be a vital part of a thriving local community. “As part of … 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

Man dies after ute crashes into his Stanwell Park home

A MAN has died after a utility crashed into a power pole before ploughing into the front fence of his Stanwell park home on Wednesday. The 57-year-old man is believed to have been returning from walking his dog when the ute smashed into his Railway Crescent yard about 8.30am. Emergency services were called to the … Continue reading

Lawrence Hargrave Drive closed for night works

MAINTENANCE work on Lawrence Hargrave Drive between Chellow Dene Avenue and Lady Wakehurst Drive at Stanwell Park will be carried out for two nights next week, weather permitting. Work will include vegetation removal, guardrail repairs, line marking and cleaning drains to improve water run-off. The road will be closed in both directions between 8pm and 4am … Continue reading

Council considers ‘pop-up’ parking near popular northern beaches

SPORTING fields, parks and reserves near northern beaches could become “pop-up parking” this summer as Wollongong City Council grapples with the growing problem of traffic congestion around Austinmer, Thirroul and Bulli. A surge in visitors to prime foreshore locations, as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions on international travel, has made parking … Continue reading

Looking Back history feature: Stanwell Park viaduct marks its centenary – A tribute in pictures

Passenger trains began travelling the magnificent engineering feat known as the Stanwell Park Viaduct in October 1920 when the rail deviation between Otford and Coalcliff was opened to traffic. See a pictorial slide show at the Looking Back website paying tribute to the centenary of the viaduct. Can you help by making a small donation?