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King tides, drenching rain, and wild weather lash the northern suburbs

THE Bureau of Meteorology is warning of significant rainfall and the risk of flash flooding over the next few days, with the potential for landslides or falling trees, and coastal erosion on beaches and foreshore areas. Residents are advised to be extra cautious, and stay out of any floodwater. Last weekend, heavy rains saw roads … Continue reading

Corrimal East and Tarrawanna students’ artistic skills were inspired by Towradgi tree vandalism

LATE last year the local community was devastated by the tree vandalism of 12 Norfolk Island Pines in Towradgi Park. The Norfolk Island Pines have since been replanted with protective fencing with signage from students sharing the importance of trees to the community. Pictures featuring vivid splashes of green, red, blue and yellow dominate two … Continue reading

Big clean-up begins after extreme weather lashes the northern suburbs

A BREAK in the heavy rain is providing Wollongong City Council staff the opportunity to focus efforts on debris removal from beaches and drainage systems and carry out road and pathway repairs. Following the extraordinary heavy and consistent rain, many beaches are littered with rubbish and debris that has been either washed up in heavy … Continue reading

Woman charged after alleged graffiti vandalism at Towradgi COVID clinic

A WOMAN who allegedly sprayed graffiti on a Towradgi COVID testing clinic and assaulted police during her early morning arrest will face Wollongong Court today. Wollongong Police said a woman entered the COVID testing clinic on Moray Road, Towradgi about 1.20am today (Friday, February 11, 2022), and allegedly sprayed black graffiti on a white medical … Continue reading

Slacky Creek ‘counter’ will tally pedestrian and cycle usage at 15 minute intervals

A COUNTER has been placed on the foreshore pathway at Bulli to capture the number of pedestrians and cyclists passing at 15 minute intervals. The counter is located at the Slacky Creek bridge, Shark Bay, between Waniora and Sandon Points, Bulli. The data captured will show Wollongong City Council the number of walkers and bike … Continue reading

Survey will map out the future of your local shopping centre

WHETHER it’s tiny corner stores where you go for bread and milk, or shopping centres, like Helensburgh, Corrimal, Woonona, Bulli or Thirroul, Wollongong City Council wants to get a better idea of how people use these places, what works, and what can be improved into the future. Council’s director of planning Linda Davis said local … Continue reading

Protesters continue their campaign against the expansion of Russell Vale Colliery

COMMUNITY group Protect Our Water Alliance staged a protest outside the offices of Wollongong Coal Ltd at Towradgi last week. A small, but vocal group of around 20 protesters called for an end to mining in the Greater Sydney Water Catchment and urgent climate action, which includes leaving coal in the ground, during Wollongong Coal’s … Continue reading

Maintenance work to start on Austinmer and Towradgi ocean pools

AHEAD of the warmer summer weather, Wollongong City Council is carrying out some essential maintenance to Austinmer and Towradgi rock pools. At Austinmer the works will be phased to minimise disruption to users, with the northern pool remaining open throughout the whole project. The first phase, started on Thursday, focussed on repair works to the … Continue reading

‘Selfish’ tree vandals strike again at Towradgi

IN what has been labelled as selfish, the remaining Norfolk Island Pine trees at Towradgi Park have been destroyed in a deliberate act of tree vandalism. Today, Wollongong City Council staff discovered that at least 10 of the pine trees along the stretch of cycleway between Corrimal Surf Club and the Towradgi playground had been … Continue reading

Investigation underway into Towradgi tree vandalism

THIS morning Towradgi residents woke to the disappointing news that two Norfolk Island Pine trees along the northern coastal cycleway had been destroyed by an act of vandalism. The trees were planted in Towradgi Park as part of Wollongong City Council’s Urban Greening Strategy in 2009 to improve shade options in public spaces and add … Continue reading

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