Thirroul

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Northern suburbs’ venue alert after returned traveller tests positive to COVID

A NUMBER of venues in Wollongong’s north, including at Austinmer, Thirroul, Bulli and Corrimal, have been placed on a venue alert after a returned overseas traveller tested positive to COVID-19. NSW Health is carrying out precautionary public health follow-up in relation to the traveller, who tested positive to COVID-19 on day 16 after being released … Continue reading

Wollongong becomes first city in the Southern Hemisphere to be awarded the UCI bike label status

THE City of Wollongong has ridden into rarefied company, becoming the only city in the Southern Hemisphere to be awarded the prestigious UCI Bike City Label status. Announced by the world governing body for cycling, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), in Switzerland overnight, Wollongong is one of 18 global cities or regions granted the prestigious … Continue reading

Documentary tells story of campaign by women for steel works’ jobs – coming to Thirroul

WOMEN of Steel, a rousing story about the 1980-1994 campaign by Wollongong women for jobs in the BHP-AIS steel works is screening at Thirroul this month. Women of Steel is directed by 30-year career steelworker Robynne Murphy whose jobs at the Port Kembla plant included welder, crane driver, and hot strip mill operator.  The personal … Continue reading

Thirroul’s Station, McCauley and Harbord Streets’ cycleway proposal scrapped

A CYCLEWAY proposal from Thirroul Railway Station to the beach has been scrapped by Wollongong City Council. The Council has gone back to the drawing board after strong community opposition to a proposed route along Station, McCauley and Harbord Streets. Instead, Council is seeking feedback on a new proposal to have bike riders travel on … Continue reading

Council asks Thirroul Plaza developer to go back to the drawing board

IN a move that has been applauded by sections of the community, the developer of Thirroul Plaza has been asked by Wollongong City Council to go back to the drawing board. The applicants, Loucas Architects, have lodged plans with Council to demolish the existing Lawrence Hargrave Drive shopping centre and replace it with a three … Continue reading

Austinmer firefighters set to sit out another summer in cramped station as bureaucratic stand-off continues

AS the bushfire season swings into action a group of Austinmer volunteers look set to sit-out another summer in an unsafe, outdated and cramped station due to bureaucratic red tape. Austinmer Rural Fire Service (RFS) has been battling to relocate from their Buttenshaw Drive station, built in the 1970s, into larger premises for almost a … Continue reading

Thirroul pop-up gallery reconnects artists to audiences this summer

ILLAWARRA-based artists are being given the opportunity to add colour to summer with the opening of a pop-up art space in Thirroul on Friday. Art Space 2515 is the brainchild of landscape photographer Judith Russo to help struggling artists reconnect with their audiences and gain recognition following COVID-19 restrictions. The exhibition space will feature 25 … Continue reading

Thirroul and Corrimal libraries offer Santa mailboxes

TO celebrate Christmas, Thirroul and Corrimal Libraries are offering a personalised mail service for their littlest members to send a letter to Santa. Librarians have built and installed mailboxes so that children can make sure that their Christmas wish list arrives at the North Pole with plenty of time to spare. Want to post a … Continue reading

Northern beaches expected to pack again this weekend with scorcher forecasted

THIS weekend is set to see temperatures soar, and with the heat, Wollongong’s northern beaches are again expected to be packed with Sydney visitors. Wollongong City Council is reminding locals and visitors to plan ahead. Local residents and Sydney visitors escaping heatwave conditions forecasted by the Bureau of Meteorology are likely to see parking at … Continue reading

Changes to swimming booking system at local pools

AFTER feedback from early morning swimmers, Wollongong City Council has ‘fine-tuned’ its summer pools booking system. Swimmers at the three northern suburbs’ patrolled pools at Helensburgh, Thirroul and Corrimal have had to take a ticket under new rules imposed in October to manage the challenges of the Covid pandemic and to help support social distancing, … Continue reading

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