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Wollongong City Council

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Petition calls for off leash dog beaches

ALMOST 3000 signatures have been presented to Wollongong City Council calling for the current off-leash dog policy on Northern Illawarra beaches to remain the same. The petition is in response to Council’s plans to restrict dog access at locations including Sharkeys Beach, Little Austinmer, McCauleys Beach between Bulli and Thirroul, Stanwell Park Beach and Bellambi … Continue reading

Council sell off Bellambi land

WOLLONGONG City Council has agreed to authorise the sale of a lot on the corner of Watts Lane and Bellambi Lane, Bellambi. The lot, zoned light Industrial, currently houses three industrial warehouses, one of which is partially leased to the Northern Stars Swimming School. The remaining warehouses are either vacant or being used by Council … Continue reading

Council gets the nod to raise rates

NORTHERN suburbs property owners get set for a rate rise. The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has approved Wollongong City Council’s application for a special rate variation. Council in February agreed to apply for a rate rise for three years of 6.13 percent, 6.23 percent and 6.24 percent. Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said … Continue reading

Council looks into escarpment bike track

WHETHER you’re a professional who trains daily, a cycling commuter or someone who just likes to get out for a ride with the family on a sunny day, Wollongong City Council wants to hear from you. The draft City of Wollongong Bike Plan 2014-2018 is now on public exhibition and provides a blueprint for addressing … Continue reading

Council loan to revamp Thirroul beach kiosk

WOLLONGONG City Council has been successful in gaining a three per cent interest rate subsidy for a $4.3 million loan under the NSW Government’s Local Infrastructure Renewal Scheme (LIRS). Together with Council funding of $1.20 million, a $5.5 million program of building renewal works can now getaway. The LIRS assisted funding will go towards the … Continue reading

Long awaited dune management plan on show

THE draft Dune Management Strategy for the patrolled swimming areas of 17 Beaches will go on public exhibition from Monday (June 17). Wollongong City Council’s strategy follows the release of a draft Coastal Zone Management Plan. During the consultation for this plan concern was raised over excessive dune heights and scarping of the frontal dunes … Continue reading

World Heritage Listing sought for ‘The Royal’

SUTHERLAND Shire Council has joined Wollongong City Council in declaring support for the bid to have UNESCO grant World Heritage Listing to the Royal National Park. Sutherland Shire Mayor, Kent Johns has written to the Minister for the Environment and Heritage and local members of Parliament, seeking their support. The move follows a similar move … Continue reading

Council wants input on pools

IF you like swimming in one of the northern Illawarra’s pools, at Helensburgh, Thirroul, and Corrimal, Wollongong City Council wants you to spend five minutes to complete a survey. Council said it is aware that the current swimming pools and leisure centres in the city have been in place since early last century and want … Continue reading

Celebrating being young at Bellambi

YOUTH Week is underway and to celebrate the Bellambi Neighbourhood Centre will present ‘Mix it Up’ this Saturday. The event, from midday to 4pm, will feature laser skirmish, Circus Monoxide, Rangers on the Run, Navy, Army, Air Force, Scouts, craft workshops and live entertainment. The Youth Week runs from April 5 to 14 and Wollongong … Continue reading

Disabled access nightmare at Bulli station

By MICK ROBERTS. THE dangerous, narrow footpath over the Park Road railway bridge at Bulli will be made safer after complaints to Wollongong City Council from residents. Park Road resident Robert Miller has written to the Council and State MP for Heathcote Lee Evans revealing “an appalling situation in the vicinity of Bulli railway station”. … Continue reading

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