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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

Thirroul and Towradgi’s pop-up cycleways completed

THIRROUL and Towradgi residents have now been handed the reins for their new pop-up cycleways. Construction on both projects has finished, with Wollongong City Council now in maintenance-mode and making minor adjustments to the routes only as needed. The pop-up cycling routes pilot is an ongoing Council project that spans four suburbs; Port Kembla, Thirroul, … Continue reading

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

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