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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

Track work disrupts trains to Sydney

TRACKWORK will be taking place from this week on the South Coast Line unti Friday  July 13. Buses will replace most weekday trains between Wollongong and Waterfall for two weeks. Direct trains will continue to operate during peak periods in peak direction only. Buses will also replace weekend services between Port Kembla and Wollongong and … Continue reading

Helensburgh man released pending further inquiries into hit and run

POLICE closed a Waterfall road for a short time this morning as investigations continue into a fatal crash last week. About 3pm on Wednesday police attended Mckell Avenue in the Royal National Park following reports a motorcyclist had crashed. Paul Snepvangers, 58, was found lying on the road next to his bike suffering fatal injuries. … Continue reading

Helensburgh man questioned over Waterfall hit and run

POLICE have seized a flatbed truck they believe was involved in a fatal hit-and-run collision with a motorcyclist at Waterfall on Wednesday. Paul Snepvangers, 58, was found dead beside his motorbike in the Royal National Park about 3pm. Mr Snepvangers was a father of five and a grandfather to eight children. A police spokesman said … Continue reading

Family appeal for truck driver to come forward

THE family of a man killed in a hit-and-run collision at Waterfall earlier in the week have today joined police in appealing for the other driver to come forward. Around 3pm on Wednesday police were called to Mckell Avenue in the Royal National Park at Waterfall after reports a motorcyclist had crashed. Paul Snepvangers, 58, … Continue reading

Waterfall motorcyclist named

THE family of 58-year-old Paul Snepvangers, killed in a hit and run earlier this week, have made an emotional appeal for the driver of a truck to come forward. The driver allegedly failed to stop after the fatal collision with the motorcycle at Waterfall around 3pm on Wednesday. Police were called to Mckell Avenue in … Continue reading

Waterfall bike death treated as hit and run

THE death of a motorcyclist in the Royal National Park yesterday afternoon is being treated as a hit-and-run. Around 3pm police were called to Mckell Avenue at Waterfall after reports the motorcyclist had crashed. The 58-year-old man was found lying on the road next to his bike suffering fatal injuries. Officers from the Metropolitan Crash … Continue reading

National park motorcyclist dead

POLICE will prepare a report for the Coroner following a fatal motorcycle crash at Waterfall on Wednesday afternoon. About 3pm yesterday a motorcyclist came off his bike on McKell Avenue, Waterfall, about 2km east of the Princes Highway. Police and other emergency services arrived at the scene a short time later; however, the 58-year-old man, … Continue reading

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