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Cats or dogs? Age-old debate goes to Thirroul ballot box

WHILE many adult eyes are focussed on the state of federal politics, an age-old debate is being waged for young people at Thirroul Library. The question being tackled – would you vote for cats or dogs? Visitors are being encouraged to cast their vote for Purrfect Cats or Pawsome Pups, with the winner of the … Continue reading

Celebrating our LGBTIQA+ community

THE Illawarra’s LGBTIQA+ community is preparing to celebrate in June this year, and anyone organising an event is invited to express interest in being included in Wollongong City Council’s 2022 Pride Month Calendar. While, in the past, Council has held Pride Month activities, this is the first time it has actively reached out to other … Continue reading

RSL urges people to pay tribute locally to our diggers at dawn services this ANZAC Day

ANZAC Day commemorations, including the Sydney CBD March, will proceed throughout the state without COVID-related disruption on April 25 this year.  RSL NSW President Ray James said commemorating significant moments in our military history is vital to Australia, as a people, a community, and a nation.  “As the custodians of the ANZAC spirit, RSL NSW … Continue reading

Bulli Pass shut for a week to allow for emergency stabilisation and drainage work after rain deluge

BULLI Pass will be closed to traffic in both directions for a week to allow for emergency stabilisation work after the recent Illawarra rain deluge. Motorists are advised the Princes Highway at Bulli Pass will be closed between Lawrence Hargrave Drive and M1 Princes Motorway as Transport for NSW stabilises banks, removes vegetation and repairs drainage. … Continue reading

Thirroul pool remains closed due to poor water quality

THIRROUL pool remains closed due to water quality concerns. A Wollongong City Council spokesperson said the recent weather and sea conditions means the water being drawn from the ocean is not suitable for swimming. “We’re regularly pumping fresh seawater in them, in the hope that we can reopen Thirroul, Port Kembla and Continental pools them … Continue reading

King tides, drenching rain, and wild weather lash the northern suburbs

THE Bureau of Meteorology is warning of significant rainfall and the risk of flash flooding over the next few days, with the potential for landslides or falling trees, and coastal erosion on beaches and foreshore areas. Residents are advised to be extra cautious, and stay out of any floodwater. Last weekend, heavy rains saw roads … Continue reading

Severe weather causing dangerous coastal erosion and rock falls

AUTHORITIES are warning residents to practice caution around beaches and headlands with the current weather conditions expected to exacerbate the possibility of coastal erosion and rock falls. Wollongong City Council report rockfalls and ground movement at headland locations in Thirroul, Austinmer, Wombarra and Coalcliff. Where it is practical to do so, warning tape has been … Continue reading

Frustration mounts as volunteer Austinmer fire-fighters’ long wait for suitable facility continues

THE long-running saga to find a new home for Austinmer Rural Fire Service (RFS) continues with negotiations between Wollongong City Council and the NSW Government for a site at Thirroul bogged-down in a tangle of red tape. Austinmer RFS has been battling to relocate from their Buttenshaw Drive station, built in the 1970s, into larger … Continue reading

Five new playgrounds for the northern suburbs

OVER the next few months five playgrounds in the northern suburbs will be replaced by Wollongong City Council. From now till the end of the financial year, Council is aiming to build new playgrounds at Clifton, Bulli, Russell Vale, Balgownie and Fairy Meadow. The soft fall at Thirroul Beach Reserve will also be replaced, with … Continue reading

Big clean-up begins after extreme weather lashes the northern suburbs

A BREAK in the heavy rain is providing Wollongong City Council staff the opportunity to focus efforts on debris removal from beaches and drainage systems and carry out road and pathway repairs. Following the extraordinary heavy and consistent rain, many beaches are littered with rubbish and debris that has been either washed up in heavy … Continue reading

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