Stanwell Tops

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Concrete retaining walls for scenic Bald Hill climb

CONCRETE retaining walls will be built along sections of the scenic escarpment drive at Stanwell Park to the famed Bald Hill in an effort to prevent erosion and landslides. The work will be carried out by the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) on Lawrence Hargrave Drive in two stages next year and will require full … Continue reading

Emergency services radio boost between Stanwell Tops and Garrawarra

CRITICAL communications for emergency services has been boosted with the instalment of a new government radio network site to improve coverage in rugged bushland between Stanwell Tops and Waterfall. NSW Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello said the site at the Garrawarra Centre, Waterfall was critical to community safety by in-filling coverage spots in the … Continue reading

Paraglider killed at Bald Hill

A MAN has died following a paragliding crash at Stanwell Tops. Just before 3pm today (Saturday), emergency services were called to Bald Hill following reports a glider had crashed into the side of the cliff. The crash site was found and emergency services began rescue operations. State Emergency Service personnel reached the site and confirmed … Continue reading

Bald Hill works continue

WORK on renewing Bald Hill reserve has reached another milestone with the completion of a new roundabout, parking for buses, refurbishment of one car park, changes to services, and an improved walkway. Work on this stage was designed to be completed prior to the popular Sydney to ‘Gong Bike ride on Sunday November 1. Following … Continue reading

Bald Hill progress report

WORK on Bald Hill Reserve renewal project is progressing. Recently, new stormwater drains have gone in under Lady Wakehurst Drive and Wollongong City Council is working on road widening, constructing a roundabout and extra car parking. At the top of the Reserve, the old amenities building has been demolished in preparation of the new facility that … Continue reading

Bald Hill ‘ s new look

WOLLONGONG City Council will shortly begin works on improving and rebuilding the iconic reserve at Bald Hill, Stanwell Park. The project received $2.9 million in funding under the Restart NSW Illawarra Infrastructure Fund. Works will be completed in three stages with stage one seeing the lower car park resurfaced. This will be following immediately with … Continue reading

Appeal to find Hargrave memorial thieves

POLICE are appealing for information following the theft of a commemorative plaque from a monument at Stanwell Tops last week. About 10am on Friday May 9, staff from Wollongong City Council noticed a large bronze plaque missing from a sandstone monument in a car park on Lawrence Hargrave Drive. The plaque was dedicated to Australian … Continue reading

Hargrave monument found at Otford

THE monument to aviation pioneer Lawrence Hargrave has been found dumped at Otford after going missing on Friday. Vandals ripped the large bronze plaque from its cement base at Bald Hill, Stanwell Tops sometime between Thursday evening and Friday morning. A crowbar was found near the monument on Friday morning, while a large chain was … 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

Girl approached at Stanwell Tops

POLICE are appealing for information after a girl was approached by a man in a vehicle at Stanwell Tops. The 13-year-old girl was walking her dog on Longview Crescent at 4.15pm on Tuesday when a man in a small car drove past a number of times. The girl ran home and saw the car again at … Continue reading

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