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Fate of Thirroul and Towradgi’s ‘pop-up’ cycleways about to be decided, and Council wants your feedback

THE trial of ‘pop-up cycleways’ at Thirroul and Towradgi is coming to an end, with Wollongong City Council set to make a decision on their future. With the two-year anniversary of the trial fast approaching, Council is completing a final round of community engagement as it considers whether to make the cycleways a permanent addition. … Continue reading

Public space recycling bins trialled again at Stanwell Park, Austinmer and Thirroul beaches this summer

FOR the second summer running, Wollongong City Council will trial recycling bins in public spaces at Stanwell Park, Austinmer and Thirroul beaches. This year Council will improve signage, with contamination from waste that can’t be recycled a lesson learnt from last summer.   “Last year was our first attempt at rolling out this program and … Continue reading

Bulli Pass closed to traffic for maintenance

BULLI Pass will be closed for maintenance work next week. Work includes trimming vegetation, clearing gutters and drains, line marking, bridge inspections and maintenance of guardrails, signs and safety ramps. The road will be closed in both directions between Lawrence Hargrave Drive and the M1 Princes Motorway from 9am and 3pm on Tuesday December 6 … Continue reading

Work begins on Great Southern Walk to connect Bulli with Botany Bay

CONSTRUCTION has begun on the Great Southern Walk, a new multi-day experience that will take walkers on a 67km adventure through the northern Illawarra and the Royal National Park. Work is underway on the first section of the track on the Illawarra Escarpment, linking Bald Hill with Stanwell Park. State MP for Heathcote, Lee Evans … Continue reading

Talented Thirroul teen to launch his first album

WILL Haynes (pictured) is about to release his debut album, featuring 13 original songs written and produced by the 14 year old from Thirroul. Will is a real go-getter. He used the Covid lockdowns to establish his own bakery business, ‘Matin’, and now has turned his hand to his first love, music. The album, ‘changing?’ … Continue reading

Thirroul Plaza redevelopment proposal rejected by Land and Environment Court

NORTHERN suburbs residents battling the redevelopment of Thirroul Plaza are celebrating after a win in the NSW Land and Environment Court (LEC). On Wednesday, October 19, the LEC dismissed an appeal by the developer after Wollongong City Council earlier rejected an application for approval of a residential and retail complex on the site. The application … Continue reading

Spring school holiday activities at local libraries

THE spring school holidays have taken off and there’s lots of fun to be had at northern suburbs’ libraries. Wollongong Council is offering a school holiday program once again at Helensburgh, Thirroul and Corrimal libraries. Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said libraries, youth services and the art gallery in the city have been running activities … Continue reading

Search resumes to find paraglider reported to have crashed off coast at Woonona

UPDATE Tuesday, June 14, 2022: The scaled back search for a paraglider who reportedly crashed into the ocean off Woonona on Saturday was called off on Monday afternoon. There have been no reports of a missing person, and water police and other agencies said they will continue to monitor the situation. A SEARCH has resumed … Continue reading

Bulli Pass closed for night work for five weeks

MOTORISTS are advised Bulli Pass will be closed at night between Lawrence Hargrave Drive and M1 Princes Motorway for five weeks to allow for slope stabilisation work . Work includes slope stabilisation and drainage to restore ongoing access for all vehicles. Motorists are advised detours are in place via Lawrence Hargrave Drive or via the … Continue reading

Popular northern sports fields closed until further notice after weekend damage

LAST Friday, Wollongong City Council opened 11 of its sports fields, and two additional non-playing sites for games over the weekend. With rainfall of up to 30mm in some parts of the city last Friday and into Saturday morning, Football South Coast, with the support of Council, cancelled all of its soccer games for Saturday. However, … Continue reading

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