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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

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

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