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Thirroul and Towradgi schools get landcare grants for green projects

A BUSH tucker garden at St Michael’s Thirroul and a worm farm at Towradgi Public are a step closer after the two schools secured funding as recipients in the latest round of Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants. The schools were selected out of close to 1,000 applicants in the national  program, which launched last year and … Continue reading

Erosion closes popular beach access at Thirroul

BEACH access via the stairs at D.H. Lawrence Reserve, in Craig Street, Thirroul will be closed until further notice after Wollongong City Council found that a rock platform has become dangerously insecure. A Council spokesperson said during a recent inspection of the beach access, staff found the large rock platform at the base of stairs … Continue reading

Northern schools take part in combined instrumental festival

STUDENTS from six northern suburbs’ schools will take part in the 50th Wollongong Combined Schools Instrumental Festival at the Wollongong Town Hall on Thursday November 14. This year the festival will feature around 280 performers, and include students from Woonona East, Waniora (Bulli), Stanwell Park, Thirroul, Helensburgh and Woonona High. The Massed Band which comprises … Continue reading

Hot weather will bring increased hours at four northern beaches

WITH the mercury expected to hit 32 degrees tomorrow, four northern beaches will have extended patrol hours to allow swimmers extra surf time. Hours at Stanwell Park, Austinmer, Thirroul and Bulli beaches will be increased on Friday, with flags up until 6pm, and until 7pm at North Wollongong beach. “Looking at the weather forecast, it’s … Continue reading

Maintenance work on Thirroul overpass will close northbound lanes next week

MOTORISTS are advised of changed traffic conditions for maintenance work on the Thirroul overpass later this week. The northbound lane on Lawrence Hargrave Drive between George Avenue, Bulli Hill, and Bulli Pass will be closed for bridge joint cleaning and the clearing of drainage ports. Work will be carried out between 8pm and 5am from … Continue reading

Repair work gets underway on Thirroul’s own ‘Great Wall’ this weekend

MAINTENANCE will start on one of the damaged panels of Thirroul’s ‘great wall’ this weekend. The project will see the removal and replacement of an exterior wall panel around the popular saltwater pool in time for its planned reopening for swimming this Saturday. The panel, on the eastern side next to the showers and lifeguard … Continue reading

Government study to look at traffic congestion through Bulli and Thirroul

TO tackle mounting traffic congestion through Bulli and Thirroul, Transport for NSW have announced it will investigate measures to improve the transport network along the existing road corridors. The study area includes the Princes Highway and Lawrence Hargrave Drive from Hospital Road at Bulli in the south, to Mary Street at Thirroul in the north. … Continue reading

Looking Back history feature: Australian Nationality and Mrs Hunter

Originally posted on Looking Back:
Sergeant Norman H. Hunter Lieutenant Reginald Hunter WHILE staying for a holiday at Thirroul in 1917, Ena Hunter, of Sydney, attended a local political meeting to rally support for Labor candidate Billy Davies, for the coming state election. The mother of two, who had lost a 19-year-old son, Sergeant Norman…

Woman charged over Thirroul park assault

A woman has been charged after allegedly assaulting a man sitting on a park bench at Thirroul over the weekend. Police have been told about 8.45pm on Saturday September 28, a 57-year-old man was sitting on a bench in Woodward Park, on Lawrence Hargrave Drive, when he was allegedly assaulted by the 18-year-old woman. He … Continue reading

Looking Back history feature: The Beaches Hotel, Thirroul

Originally posted on Looking Back:
By MICK ROBERTS ©. IT’S difficult to imagine how The Beaches at Thirroul would have looked during the 1970s and 80s. Colleen and Barry Gilbert transformed the pub, then known locally as The Rex, into one of Illawarra’s best houses of entertainment and hospitality in 1999. Originally opened as the…

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