Wollongong

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Free parking offer at McCabe Park for Wollongong’s mass vaccination centre

TO encourage as many people as possible to get their COVID-19 vaccinations at the Illawarra Shoalhaven Mass Vaccination Centre, Wollongong City Council is offering two hours free parking in the MacCabe Park car park. From Monday, August 9 drivers are able to park in the car park and enjoy the first two hours of parking … Continue reading

Scaled-back ANZAC Day: Popular Austinmer dawn service cancelled

THE ever-popular Austinmer beach ANZAC Day dawn service has been cancelled as the northern suburbs’ RSL sub-branches grapple with a scaled-back commemoration this year. Reduced crowds are expected to gather at various commemoration services and events in the northern suburbs on Sunday, April 25, to remember those who lost their lives in service to their … Continue reading

School holiday bike ride along northern cycleway

TWO community bike days, one on each weekend of the upcoming April school holidays, will encourage people to get outside and experience the joys of cycling. Ride the Gong will kick off the bike events with a Family Fun Ride. The event, hosted by Wollongong City Council, will take place on Saturday April 10 from … Continue reading

Man charged by police after allegedly photographing girls at Towradgi

A MAN has been charged after allegedly taking photographs of girls at Towradgi and Wollongong. Police were called to Wollongong Harbour about 3pm on Tuesday, January 26, following reports a man was photographing girls as they were swimming. Wollongong police attended and spoke with a 52-year-old man, who had been apprehended by members of the public. … Continue reading

Covid case puts end to Wollongong’s New Year’s Eve light show

WOLLONGONG City Council has postponed its harbourside light show that was to take place on New Year’s Eve 2020. Instead, the lightshow will be rescheduled for a later date in 2021. Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said Council made the difficult decision to postpone the light display following today’s news that there is a reported … Continue reading

Two men charged over alleged cocaine supply in the Wollongong area

TWO men have been charged with drug offences after police allegedly discovered cocaine, an unregistered firearm, ammunition and a poker machine at a Balgownie home today (Tuesday March 30). The 51-year-old man, arrested in Market Street Wollongong, and a 47-year-old man, arrested at Fairy Meadow, have been charged following investigations into an alleged drug supply … Continue reading

Looking Back history feature: The Kennedy Brothers and their attempt at ‘respectability’

Originally posted on Looking Back:
Market Square Wollongong, showing the Governor Bourke Hotel (far left, circled),the two storey Queens Hotel, and, far right, The Wollongong Hotel, in the early 1850s By MICK ROBERTS © THE Kennedy brothers’ attempts at respectability in Australia seemed to have started off on the right foot. The three Irishmen, Hugh, John…

Looking Back history feature: Wollongong publican’s gruesome and violent end

Originally posted on Looking Back:
Sam Russell’s Wollongong hotel from “Sketches of Australian Scenes” by J.G. Sawkins; The Royal Marine Hotel later bacame part of St Mary’s Convent. The original temporary St Michael’s Church of England (built 1847, demolished 1857) is at the left and in the foreground is the lagoon which for many years…

Two people arrested at Bulli after police car rammed

TWO people were arrested at Bulli after a police vehicle was rammed in Wollongong today. About 2.50pm today (Thursday), a marked Highway Patrol vehicle was rammed by a black Commodore on Flinders Street, Wollongong. Both officers in the vehicle were not hurt, however, the vehicle was significantly damaged. Another highway patrol vehicle pursued the Commodore … Continue reading

Be warned: Rangers will be out in force during Sunday’s Australia Day celebrations

IF you decide to drive into Wollongong’s Australia Day celebrations on Sunday, be warned. Wollongong Council’s rangers will be out in force to discourage dangerous parking and illegal camping. Council warns that while shade structures or tents are allowed during the day, they must be down by 8pm. Drivers are asked to follow the road … Continue reading

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