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Unaccompanied learner charged with high range drink driving – Towradgi

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with high range drink driving after he was stopped on Pioneer Road, Towradgi over the weekend. Operation Fume was conducted by officers from the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command on Friday 15 January 2021, targeting alcohol and drug driving throughout Wollongong Police District. Throughout the course of the operation, … Continue reading

Alleged robber ‘piggy-backs’ elderly victim to his Towradgi home

A MAN who allegedly ‘piggy-backed’ his elderly victim to a Towradgi home over the weekend and robbed him, will face Wollongong court today. A 67-year-old man was cleaning public space near the Towradgi rock pools about 2.30am on Sunday, when he was approached and chased into the sand dunes by a younger man. The younger … Continue reading

Thirroul’s Station, McCauley and Harbord Streets’ cycleway proposal scrapped

A CYCLEWAY proposal from Thirroul Railway Station to the beach has been scrapped by Wollongong City Council. The Council has gone back to the drawing board after strong community opposition to a proposed route along Station, McCauley and Harbord Streets. Instead, Council is seeking feedback on a new proposal to have bike riders travel on … Continue reading

Refurbished Towradgi rock pool reopens in time for summer

AFTER a closure of six months the Towradgi Rock Pool has reopened to the public in time for summer. The pool was closed to the public in May while extensive upgrade works got underway. The project included, replacing  the main concourse slabs, replacing the lower concourse slabs and walls, repairs to the toddlers pool, new handrails, … Continue reading

Woonona arrests after stolen vehicle pursuit

THREE men have been charged following a police pursuit of a stolen vehicle through Bellambi and Woonona yesterday. A white Audi Q7, suspected stolen, was spotted by Wollongong Highway Patrol travelling on Waley Crescent, Bellambi, about 3.50pm on Friday November 6, when a pursuit was initiated. The Audi travelled north on Morgan Place before allegedly … Continue reading

Council’s $800 million ‘to-do-list’ underway throughout the city

SINCE the adoption of Wollongong City Council’s Delivery Program 2018-2022 and Operational Plan 2020-2021 in June, work has got underway ticking off the $800 million infrastructure ‘to-do list’. Wollongong Acting Lord Mayor Tania Brown said at the last meeting of Council close to $4 million in tenders for a range of projects was given the … Continue reading

Man arrested at Towradgi over allegedly supplying illegal drugs

TWO men have been charged following a police investigation into the supply of illicit drugs in the Wollongong area. Wollongong detectives established Strike Force Fame in May 2020, to investigate the supply of ‘ice’ from a business in Wollongong CBD. Following extensive inquiries, shortly after 10am, investigators attended a bicycle repair store on Church Street, … 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

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

‘Towradgi hump’ traffic changes goes back to drawing board

PLANS for traffic calming measures on Towradgi Road, which many believe would have ended the famous ‘hump’ over the South Coast Railway, have been scrapped by Wollongong City Council. A Council spokesperson said the proposal raised “significant community interest”, with more than 200 individual responses. “We welcome the diversity of comments we received throughout the … Continue reading

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