Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery

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Increased parking proposed for Bald Hill

EVER since Lawrence Hargrave began flying his box kites, Bald Hill has been an iconic site for visitors and a defining area for flight and gliding. Bald Hill now attracts more than 3,000 visitors in peak times and about 900 visitors each day on average. The Hill has helped to define the northern beaches of … Continue reading

Wollongong’s first memorial to fallen Aboriginal soldiers

WOLLONGONG’S first memorial plaque commemorating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander servicemen and women of Australia who fought in battle defending the nation will be unveiled tomorrow (Tuesday). At the event, Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery and Uncle Richard Archibald will unveil the plaque at the Wollongong cenotaph at 2.30pm. Mr Archibald’s descendent, Private Frank Richard … Continue reading

Contractor found for mall refurbishment

WOLLONGONG City Council has accepted a contract from Lahey Constructions to refurbish the city’s Crown Street Mall. Lahey Constructions submitted a revised offer of $11.6 million to carry out the construction of the refurbished Mall. Council has also accepted an offer of $1.05 million for the supply of pavers for the mall works. The Mall … Continue reading

The Hobbit makes Wollongong home

A PERMANENT exhibition, which will showcase what has been dubbed ‘the scientific find of the century’, is coming to Wollongong. The exhibition will showcase University of Wollongong’s research into Homo floresiensis, a new species of tiny human discovered by a team of archaeologists in 2003. Wollongong university researchers, Professor Mike Morwood and Professor Bert Roberts, … Continue reading

Wollongong seniors get set to celebrate

LEARNING news skills, exploring new places and healthy living are the focuses of Seniors Week events in Wollongong for 2013. Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery and Seniors Week Committee member Charlie Goodwin have launched this year’s program of events for the week March 17-24. The tickets to Seniors Week events go on sale tomorrow (February … Continue reading

Woonona footpath to be repaired

THE footpath on Princes Highway between Popes Road and Nicholson Road in Woonona will be repaved after Wollongong City Council won a four percent interest subsidy on a $20 million loan. The money will be used over five years to accelerate works on footpaths across the city. Council will seek the funds at a fixed … Continue reading

Shared walkway to link Royal National Park and Lake Illawarra

A PLAN is underway to create a shared pathway, dubbed the Grand Pacific Walk to link the Royal National Park at Otford to Lake Illawarra. In 2012/2013 the Grand Pacific Walk program will look at two major components. The first, is the overall master plan for the walk and the second is the plan, and … Continue reading

Grant applications help heritage and culture

ARTISTS, event organisers and heritage property owners are invited to apply for support through Wollongong City Council’s Financial Assistance programs. From this month until March 28, applications can be submitted for assistance through the Wollongong Heritage Fund, Small Cultural Grants, Small Grants NAIDOC Week Event, Sponsorship of Community Events and Contribution to Public Bands and … Continue reading

Thirroul attracts two OAMs

TWO northern Illawarra residents, with close connections to Thirroul, have been named in the Australia Day Honours List announced today. Woonona’s Barrie Stanford has received the Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division for service to surf life saving, while Thirroul’s Philip McNamara received the same medal for his services to the … Continue reading

Get healthy at Lang Park

SUMMER is in full swing and it’s the perfect time to make use of the outdoor fitness equipment in Wollongong’s Lang Park. A ‘Come and Try’ session will be hosted by Wollongong City Council on Wednesday January 23 at 9am in the park where fitness leaders will show people how to use the equipment and … Continue reading

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