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Alternative route found for transporting 35,000 tonnes of spoil to Helensburgh

AN alternative route for transporting crushed sandstone and clean material to a storage site within the rail corridor at Helensburgh has been proposed by Transport for NSW following community feedback. Material is being excavated as part of a rail infrastructure upgrade project at Waterfall Station and currently taken to two nearby sites which are almost … Continue reading

Lady Wakehurst Drive closed for maintenance work next week

MOTORISTS are advised of the closure of Lady Wakehurst Drive next week, between McKell Avenue at Waterfall and Otford Lookout, for maintenance work. Maintenance work will be carried out, including general maintenance, guardrail repairs, vegetation trimming and clearing gutters and drains to improve safety for motorists. Detours will be in place via McKell Avenue, the … Continue reading

Lady Wakehurst Drive to close for maintenance work

MOTORISTS are advised by Transport for NSW of the closure of Lady Wakehurst Drive between Otford and Waterfall next week. The road will be closed in both directions from Otford Road to McKell Avenue between 8am and 3pm from Wednesday November 4 to Friday November 6, weather permitting. Maintenance work includes general maintenance, trimming vegetation and clearing gutters … Continue reading

Motorway closed for five nights between Bulli Tops and Waterfall

THE M1 Princes Motorway will be closed between Bulli Tops and the Old Princes Highway intersection at Waterfall for five nights from Sunday September 13 to Thursday September 17, weather permitting. Transport for NSW advise that the roads will be closed in both directions between 8pm and 4am. Work will include trimming vegetation, clearing drains, litter collection, repairing the road surface, … Continue reading

Upgrade of the South Coast rail line progressing

STATE MP for Heathcote, Lee Evans joined the NSW Minister for Transport, Andrew Constance at Waterfall Station today to see how major construction is progressing as part of the $600 million package to modernise and upgrade infrastructure on the rail network. The work, which is being delivered as part of the NSW Government’s More Trains, … Continue reading

Thirroul woman allegedly nine times over the legal limit with son in car

A THIRROUL woman driving with a suspended licence while her son was a passenger in the car has been charged with high-range drink driving. The 44-year-old woman’s Toyota Hilux was stopped by police on the Prince’s Highway at Waterfall about 4.35pm on Friday and she was given a roadside breath test, which returned a positive … Continue reading

Looking Back history feature: The wild men of 22 Mile Camp

Originally posted on Looking Back:
Navvies working on the Illawarra railway near Helensburgh By MICK ROBERTS © Grog shanties like this sprung-up in secluded bushland along the Illawarra railway works during the 1880s. AMERICA’S Wild West could be considered tame compared to the wilderness separating Sydney from Illawarra’s far northern coal mining villages during the mid to…

Motorway between Bulli Tops and Waterfall closed at night for a week

  THE M1 Motorway between Waterfall and Bulli Tops will be closed nightly for a week to allow  for essential maintenance work. The Roads and Maritime Service have advised of changed traffic conditions from Sunday June 16. An RMS spokesperson said the work will include trimming vegetation, clearing drains and litter collection, as well as … Continue reading

Looking Back: Coaching the sea cliffs

By MICK ROBERTS. THE eagerly awaited arrival of the railway to the Illawarra awoke the world to what is known today as Lawrence Hargrave Drive and its scenic splendour, altering what was a coastal bush track from a quiet local thoroughfare into a busy main road linking Sydney to Wollongong. Soon after the opening of … Continue reading

Thousands of cyclists converge on local roads

TEN thousand cyclists are set to tackle the Sydney to Wollongong 90km stretch today (Sunday) with the aim of raising funds in support of people living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Motorists are advised to avoid Lawrence Hargrave Drive with thousands of cyclists expected to cause delays. * Royal National Park (Waterfall and Otford): The McKell … Continue reading

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