Stanwell Tops

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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

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

Maintenance to Bald Hill conveniences

ESSENTIAL maintenance work will be carried out on the public amenities at Bald Hill from Monday November 5. The public amenity building will be closed until November 25 during the maintenance and Wollongong City Council is providing portable toilets on site for public use. These amenities will be available during daylight hours. Council apologises for … Continue reading

Guided walk to Kellys Falls this weekend

THE Wollongong Botanic Garden is hosting two workshops this Saturday. The first is a workshop where participients will learn about the birds of the Illawarra, facilitated by Martin Potter from the Illawarra Birders group. The workshop will be held at the Botanic Garden in the Discovery Centre and will include a presentation in the centre … Continue reading

Bald Hill plans go on show

THE second round of community consultation on preparing a Landscape Master Plan for Bald Hill is underway. Following consultation with the community during April and May, Wollongong City Council’s consultants ARUP has provided design principles and draft concept plans for the important scenic and historical site following the collaborative mapping and other engagement activities with … Continue reading

Workshop on future of Bald Hill

A SECOND design workshop or charrette on the future of Bald Hill at Stanwell Tops will be held on Friday June 22 by Wollongong City Council and its consultants, ARUP. The second session will focus on design principles and reviewing potential layouts for the site. Cr Leigh Colacino is keen to see more involvement from … Continue reading

Future of Bald Hill takes flight

HAVE your say on the future of Bald Hill Reserve at Stanwell Park. Wollongong City Council has launched a community engagement program to get feedback on enhancing this nationally important scenic and historical site. Councillor Leigh Colacino said that Bald Hill is treasured by residents and visitors for both its spectacular views of the Illawarra … Continue reading

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