Thirroul

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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the bushfire season swings into action a group of Austinmer volunteers look set to sit-out another summer in an unsafe, outdated and cramped station due to bureaucratic red tape.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

Five new ‘on-call’ firefighters for northern stations

AMONG the 264 who graduated from the Fire and Rescue NSW Emergency Services Academy today, five will be making their way to stations at Helensburgh, Scarborough, Thirroul and Balgownie as retained or on-call firefighters. FRNSW Commissioner Paul Baxter congratulated the new recruits at today’s ceremony. “Becoming a firefighter is no easy feat. We attract 6-8,000 … Continue reading

Council considers ‘pop-up’ parking near popular northern beaches

SPORTING fields, parks and reserves near northern beaches could become “pop-up parking” this summer as Wollongong City Council grapples with the growing problem of traffic congestion around Austinmer, Thirroul and Bulli. A surge in visitors to prime foreshore locations, as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions on international travel, has made parking … Continue reading

Report finds Thirroul development will further impact roads at “near capacity”

AN independent consultant’s report has found the $60 million redevelopment of the Thirroul Plaza shopping centre will have significant impacts on the road network north of Bulli Pass. The report was one of several consultants commissioned by the Save Thirroul Village Group regarding the redevelopment of the shopping centre. A development application has been lodged … Continue reading

Take a ticket! Bookings required for a dip at patrolled pools over summer

SWIMMERS cooling off at the northern suburbs’ three patrolled pools this summer will have to take a ticket under new rules imposed by Wollongong City Council. In the north, pools at Helensburgh, Thirroul and Corrimal this swim season will have a booking system in place to manage the challenges of the pandemic and to help … Continue reading

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