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Thirroul cycleway bridge out of action for six weeks during maintenance work

THE bridge over Hewitts Creek, linking Thirroul’s Hamilton Road and Sandon Point, Bulli, will close for about six weeks for essential repairs. The popular cycling and walking pathway will be closed to allow Wollongong City Council to undertake maintenance work, which includes replacing the patched top-deck with a fibre-reinforced polymer minimesh decking system. While the … Continue reading

McDermott ditches beard for Thirroul show

TELEVISION personality Paul McDermott has shaved off his COVID-19 pandemic beard and is ready to hit the stage at Thirroul’s Anita’s Theatre to perform his new show next month. Appearing alongside Glenn Moorhouse, Paul McDermott is hot off a successful season at Adelaide Fringe Festival, where he won the weekly award for Best Comedy, and … Continue reading

Cycleway bridge to be upgraded at Thirroul

BRIDGE cycleway maintenance at Thirroul, the refurbishment of a stormwater culvert at Woonona and the replacement of a community centre roof at Fairy Meadow, are just a selection of the tenders given the tick of approval by Wollongong City Council. All up, the variety of tenders saw Council move forward on more than $2.3M worth … Continue reading

Northern beaches and pools now closed for winter

NORTHERN beaches and some of the district’s pools have officially closed for winter. Swimmers wanting a dip at a patrolled beach will be required to travel into Wollongong from today (Monday April 26). The only patrolled beach during the winter months will be at North Wollongong Beach, with lifeguards on duty from 9am to 4pm, … Continue reading

Have your say on proposed bike parking rails at key northern locations

OVER 30 bike parking rails will be installed at 13 locations between Thirroul and Fairy Meadow as part of a proposal by Wollongong City Council to help encourage cycling. To help get the locations and number of bike rails right, Council is asking residents to share their feedback on the proposals. During the development of … Continue reading

Scaled-back ANZAC Day: Popular Austinmer dawn service cancelled

THE ever-popular Austinmer beach ANZAC Day dawn service has been cancelled as the northern suburbs’ RSL sub-branches grapple with a scaled-back commemoration this year. Reduced crowds are expected to gather at various commemoration services and events in the northern suburbs on Sunday, April 25, to remember those who lost their lives in service to their … Continue reading

Tombstones to represent extinction at Thirroul climate change demonstration

IN an ironic twist of fate, the first attempt at hosting a climate change awareness event at Thirroul last month was postponed due to the extreme rain events that drenched the Illawarra. The rescheduled event, Camp Out for Climate this weekend, will take place at W.F. Jackson Park with Professor Tim Flannery leading a panel … Continue reading

Delays expected next week during road resurfacing work at Thirroul and Bulli

MOTORISTS are advised of changed traffic conditions from next week during road resurfacing work on Lawrence Hargrave Drive at Thirroul and Memorial Drive at Bulli. Transport for NSW also advises of disruptions during road resurfacing work over three nights next week on the southbound lanes of the Princes Motorway between University Avenue and Gipps Road at … Continue reading

Council backs away from threats of immediate fines over Thirroul basketball hoop

WOLLONGONG City Council have backed-down on a threat to slap residents of McCauley’s Beach Estate with fines for placing a basketball hoop in their street. Greens Councillor Mithra Cox has slammed the decision by the Council to ban children playing basketball in their quiet street. The hoop, in Kilncar Crescent, reportedly had been used by … Continue reading

Colourful climate change demonstration at Thirroul will demand government action

ACTIVISTS, environmentalists and concerned residents are coming together at Thirroul on Saturday to voice their concerns over the climate change. Professor Tim Flannery will head a panel of expert speakers and musical guests at what organisers say will be a vibrant “protestival” in support of the Extinction Rebellion’s demands. Extinction Rebellion (XR) demands the federal … Continue reading