Stanwell Park

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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?

Government grant to push along Grand Pacific Walk project

THE NSW Government will provide an $800,000 grant to Wollongong City Council to help deliver another section of the ambitious Grand Pacific Walk project. State MP for Heathcote, Lee Evans said the new infrastructure would make it easier for the community to get around their local area using active transport. “The Grand Pacific Walk is … Continue reading

After a two month closure, Lawrence Hargrave Drive to reopen Sunday night

AFTER a closure of two months, Transport for NSW will reopen Lawrence Hargrave Drive at Stanwell Park tomorrow at 7pm (Sunday August 9). State MP for Heathcote, Lee Evans said the stretch of road between Lady Wakehurst Drive and Chellow Dene Avenue would be open this weekend. “This essential work has required this section of … Continue reading

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