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Have your say on Crown reserves at Helensburgh, Austinmer, Thirroul, Bulli, Woonona and Corrimal

AUSTINMER Beach and Reserve, Corrimal Memorial Park, Darkes Forest, and the Helensburgh and District Historical Mine Museum. At first glance, none of these locations seem to have anything in common. But they do – they’re all Crown reserves. A Crown reserve is a parcel of land which has been set aside by the NSW State … Continue reading

Tarrawanna gets city’s first ‘tiny forest’ under plan to swap grass with trees and shrubs

FROM little things big things grow! This is exactly the case with a tiny forest, which sprouted-up on Wednesday at Harrigan Park, Tarrawanna. Students from Tarrawanna Public School took steps to plant Wollongong city’s first ‘tiny forest’. Working closely with Wollongong City Council staff, who selected plants for the location, students planted 500 new trees … Continue reading

Corrimal East and Tarrawanna students’ artistic skills were inspired by Towradgi tree vandalism

LATE last year the local community was devastated by the tree vandalism of 12 Norfolk Island Pines in Towradgi Park. The Norfolk Island Pines have since been replanted with protective fencing with signage from students sharing the importance of trees to the community. Pictures featuring vivid splashes of green, red, blue and yellow dominate two … Continue reading

Survey will map out the future of your local shopping centre

WHETHER it’s tiny corner stores where you go for bread and milk, or shopping centres, like Helensburgh, Corrimal, Woonona, Bulli or Thirroul, Wollongong City Council wants to get a better idea of how people use these places, what works, and what can be improved into the future. Council’s director of planning Linda Davis said local … Continue reading

Man to face court today charged with allegedly sexually abusing a teenage girl

A MAN will face court today (Thursday March 5) charged with allegedly sexually abusing a teenage girl. Late last year (Wednesday, December 11, 2019) a search warrant was executed at a Thirroul home as part of an investigation by Wollongong Police into alleged child abuse offences. During the course of the warrant, officers seized electronic … Continue reading

Looking Back: The Bulli Railway Bus

By MICK ROBERTS. PUBLIC transport has moved forward in leaps and bounds since Lance Brown drove the Bulli railway bus in 1927. Lance was one of the Illawarra region’s early bus drivers and revealed his memories in a 2003 Looking Back story in the Northern Leader. Living at Tarrawanna, he was 93 at the time. … Continue reading

P plater nabbed on F6 at Helensburgh

A PROVISIONAL licence holder has allegedly been caught travelling well over the speed limit in Helensburgh on Monday. About 3.40pm on Monday police allegedly detected a 19-year-old P-plate driver travelling at 198kph in a 110kph zone on the F6 Freeway at Helensburgh. He was driving a Mitsubishi Magna at the time, and was also issued … Continue reading

Looking for Wollongong’s most selfless

NOMINATIONS for the 2013 Australia Day Awards are now open. Each year, Wollongong City Council recognises the achievements and contributions made by the community through the Australia Day Awards. Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said the awards are an opportunity to recognise individuals or organisation who has made a significant contribution to the city. “We’re … Continue reading

Public housing project in limbo – again

THE construction company chosen by the NSW Government only weeks ago to finish public housing projects at Tarrawanna and Towradgi, have gone into administration. Subcontractors working on Housing NSW sites at Towradgi and Tarrawanna were owed an estimated $1.4 million when building firm Perle, operating under a Federal Government stimulus program, collapsed last year . The … Continue reading

Home invasion arrest

A MAN was arrested at Corrimal on Monday after a home invasion at Tarrawanna. Two men allegedly forcedtheir way into a Caldwell Avenue home about 10.20pm on Monday, one armed with a firearm. Police allege that a 59-year old man and a 55-year-old woman were at home at the time. The 59-year-old man closed an … Continue reading

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