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Time running out to have your say on Thirroul’s new cycleway

If you have thoughts on cycling in the northern Illawarra now is the time to share them with consultation on the draft Wollongong Cycling Strategy 2030 wrapping up on Monday August 17. Residents thoughts are also sought about a project looking at new cycling routes in key locations, including Towradgi and Thirroul. The proposed new … Continue reading

Council wants items returned during pandemic to keep library shelves stocked

SINCE Wollongong City Council reopened libraries for timed visits in June, more than 45,240 items have been borrowed by 23,260 customers. However, with the situation changing daily with Coronavirus, the Council appreciate not everyone wants to visit a library to return books, DVDs, magazines or CDs. Council’s library and community services manager, Jenny Thompson said … Continue reading

Police seeking assistance to find wanted man on outstanding warrant

POLICE are seeking assistance from the public to locate a man wanted on an outstanding warrant. Jesse Kinniment, aged 32, is wanted on an outstanding warrant for drug related offences. Wollongong police have commenced inquires into his whereabouts and are appealing for public assistance. He is described as being of a Caucasian appearance, between 165cm … Continue reading

Librarians may wear masks at Helensburgh, Thirroul and Corrimal

STAFF at Helensburgh, Thirroul and Corrimal libraries may be wearing protective face masks from today, Wednesday (August 5). Staff at Wollongong City Council’s indoor facilities like libraries and leisure centres or the customer service centre may be wearing masks. The Council is making masks available and facilitating mask-wearing for indoor staff who have face-to-face contact … Continue reading

Cleanout at Thirroul allows residents to dispose of dangerous chemicals

A CHEMICAL cleanout, allowing residents to dispose of old paints, poisons, and unsafe batteries, oils or fuels, will be held at Thirroul on Saturday. Wollongong City Council in collaboration with the NSW Environment Protection Authority are holding cleanout allowing residents to dispose of their household chemicals safely and for free. It’s the first time a chemical … Continue reading

Council wants feedback on new cycleways planned for Thirroul and Towradgi

A RANGE of road modifications at Thirroul and Towradgi, planned by Wollongong City Council, is aimed at improving and encouraging cycling. The Council is seeking community feedback on the two northern suburbs pilot projects, along with two other precincts at Wollongong and Port Kembla. The details of the changes, including maps of the four areas, … Continue reading

Thirroul surf life saver, hailed hero after Coledale rescue, honoured with award

AN off-duty surf lifesaver, who was hailed as a hero after saving the life of a 16-year-old boy at Coledale Beach in May has won the SLSNSW Rescue of the Month Award. The 16-year-old boy had jumped into the surf off the rocks at North Coledale beach at 4.45pm on Tuesday May 26 to go … Continue reading

Council quickly covers ‘Chloe by the Beach’ on Thirroul’s ‘Great Wall’

AS quickly as an anonymous graffiti artist went to work on Thirroul’s ‘Great Wall’, creating what could have become the seaside suburb’s own ‘Chloe by the Beach’, just as fast, the mural had vanished. A Wollongong City Council spokesperson said it didn’t appreciate the “art work” on what is considered “a heritage precinct” and, on … Continue reading

Two men arrested at Thirroul after allegedly breaking and entering houses

TWO men have been charged with allegedly breaking and entering three houses – including that of a 97-year-old woman – at Thirroul last night. Wollongong police were patrolling Station Street when they discovered a stolen Hyundai Getz hatchback parked in the street about 1.30pm yesterday (Tuesday). Police will allege a man was seen leaving the … Continue reading

New children’s playgrounds ready for testing at Thirroul, Coalcliff and Corrimal

WHILE children have been unable to enjoy playgrounds because of the coronavirus restrictions, a roll-out of improvements has been underway at parks in Coalcliff, Thirroul and Corrimal. Over the past four months Wollongong City Council crews have replaced and rebuilt six play spaces in smaller parks, including at Leeder Park, in Paterson Street, Coalcliff, LB … Continue reading