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Towradgi man charged with high range drink driving after weekend operation

A TOWRADGI man has been charged with high-range drink-driving after being stopped during a traffic enforcement operation in the Illawarra over the weekend. Between Friday and Saturday, officers from Illawarra Traffic and Highway Patrol – along with officers attached to Lake Illawarra and Wollongong Police Districts – conducted Operation Fume. During the operation, a Subaru … Continue reading

Have your say on proposed bike parking rails at key northern locations

OVER 30 bike parking rails will be installed at 13 locations between Thirroul and Fairy Meadow as part of a proposal by Wollongong City Council to help encourage cycling. To help get the locations and number of bike rails right, Council is asking residents to share their feedback on the proposals. During the development of … Continue reading

Scaled-back ANZAC Day: Popular Austinmer dawn service cancelled

THE ever-popular Austinmer beach ANZAC Day dawn service has been cancelled as the northern suburbs’ RSL sub-branches grapple with a scaled-back commemoration this year. Reduced crowds are expected to gather at various commemoration services and events in the northern suburbs on Sunday, April 25, to remember those who lost their lives in service to their … Continue reading

Cigarette butt-bins installed at five northern hot-spots

FIVE northern suburbs’ locations, from Stanwell Tops to Towradgi Beach, will have cigarette butt bins installed by Wollongong City Council. The Council is renewing its effort to eliminate cigarette litter, with the launch of its educational No Butts Trail and the installation of 30 new cigarette butt bins. The bins will be located at numerous northern suburbs … Continue reading

Verge garden concept growing, with green light given for six in the north

TWELVE successful applicants are set to receive a $250 voucher to help fund new verge gardens for their community. Among them are six from the northern suburbs. Wollongong City Council’s Connecting Neighbours Grant – Verge Gardens Pilot is a trial program that encourages residents to green public land, between people’s property and the kerb. The … Continue reading

Wollongong becomes first city in the Southern Hemisphere to be awarded the UCI bike label status

THE City of Wollongong has ridden into rarefied company, becoming the only city in the Southern Hemisphere to be awarded the prestigious UCI Bike City Label status. Announced by the world governing body for cycling, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), in Switzerland overnight, Wollongong is one of 18 global cities or regions granted the prestigious … Continue reading

Man charged by police after allegedly photographing girls at Towradgi

A MAN has been charged after allegedly taking photographs of girls at Towradgi and Wollongong. Police were called to Wollongong Harbour about 3pm on Tuesday, January 26, following reports a man was photographing girls as they were swimming. Wollongong police attended and spoke with a 52-year-old man, who had been apprehended by members of the public. … Continue reading

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

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