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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

Game on for some sports fields this weekend

WITH a break in the wet weather delivering some much-needed sunshine, Wollongong City Council is anticipating at least 11 of 42 sports grounds to open this weekend. Soccer, rugby league and AFL matches will be able to take places on selected fields across the city including at Thomas Gibson Park, Thirroul. Two areas not traditionally … Continue reading

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

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