Stanwell Park

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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

Stanwell Park man on drug and knife charges

A STANWELL Park man will face court next month after he was found in possession of drugs and a hunting knife on Sutherland Railway Station last Wednesday. Around 4pm police were patrolling Sutherland Railway Station, when they stopped the 18 year old man. Police searched the him and allegedly located three knives, 22g of cannabis, … Continue reading

Busy season for spider bites

NSW Ambulance paramedics experienced a busy spring and summer, responding to 288 call-outs for spider bites and 136 for snake bites across the state, including four in the northern Illawarra. Breakdown figures show that activity was most prevalent in the Sydney region (spiders – 133, snakes – 20). However, the Illawarra region didn’t escape, with … Continue reading

Looking Back: Coaching the sea cliffs

By MICK ROBERTS. THE eagerly awaited arrival of the railway to the Illawarra awoke the world to what is known today as Lawrence Hargrave Drive and its scenic splendour, altering what was a coastal bush track from a quiet local thoroughfare into a busy main road linking Sydney to Wollongong. Soon after the opening of … Continue reading

Bald Hill cyclist critical

A CYCLIST is in a critical condition after coming off his bike while riding down Bald Hill at Stanwell Park on Sunday. Paramedics were called to treat the man, aged about 38, who had suffered a serious head injury during a cycling event. First aid was given by a surf lifesaver before the man was … Continue reading

Thousands of cyclists converge on local roads

TEN thousand cyclists are set to tackle the Sydney to Wollongong 90km stretch today (Sunday) with the aim of raising funds in support of people living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Motorists are advised to avoid Lawrence Hargrave Drive with thousands of cyclists expected to cause delays. * Royal National Park (Waterfall and Otford): The McKell … Continue reading

Stanwell Park nominated in clean beaches award.

SIX Illawarra beaches have been nominated for a Clean Beaches Award, a program run by Keep Australia Beautiful and sponsored by Sydney Water. The beaches nominated are Stanwell Park, North Warilla, Port Kembla, City Beach (Wollongong), North Wollongong, and Belmore Basin. Stanwell Park was nominated for the beach’s litter and waste management. Minister for the … Continue reading

Changes planned for Stanwell Park village car park and bridge

WOLLONGONG City Council is calling for comments on proposed changes to the Stanwell Park village carpark and pedestrian bridge. A service road is already used as an informal carpark and council proposes to formalise the area for improved public safety. Improvements are also planned for pedestrian facilities as well as upgrades to better access to … Continue reading

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