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Get on the garage trail, says Council

NORTH Illawarra is set to become part of one of the biggest community and sustainability events Australia has ever seen – the Garage Sale Trail. The national program aims to have thousands of simultaneous garage sales around the country on Saturday October 25, including here in Wollongong, to promote sustainability, commerce, community and fun. “Having a … Continue reading

Women mark Consent Week at university

FOLLOWING the success of Consent Week last year, members of University of Wollongong Feminist Society (FemSoc) are organising their second community-wide event. This years Consent Week will involve workshops and campaigns to raise awareness about the importance of true sexual consent, how it operates in everyday interaction and how young people can work together to … Continue reading

‘Forgotten’ Bulli memorial needs restoration

By MICK ROBERTS. ON the eve of ANZAC Day commemorations, Bulli’s historic World War I cenotaph at Slacky Flat is in desperate need of restoration. The neglected monument is surrounded by concrete piping and other building materials as part of works associated with the construction of a residential estate on the old Bulli Brickworks site. … Continue reading

Cleaning up Wollongong

WOLLONGONG City Council will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday with a focus on waterways, road sides, parks, reserves, beach and bushland areas. Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said: “This is a great day to get acquainted with your neighbours and your neck of the woods. I’d like to see hundreds … Continue reading

Celebrating Australia Day in the Gong

AUSTRALIA Day 2014 is shaping up to be one of the biggest events on the calendar, with huge crowds expected to head to Wollongong Harbour on Sunday. Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said tens of thousands of people traditionally attend the official celebrations and he’s confident the packed program has something for everyone. “We’ve got … Continue reading

City parking time limits extended

FROM Monday visitors will be able to park for longer at two city centre car parks. Wollongong City Council’s 32-space Rawson Street Car Park will be increased from four hours (4P) to eight hours (8P), with the hourly rate decreased from 75 cents to 60 cents. The maximum daily cost for parking at the site … Continue reading

Wollongong gets set to see in 2014

WOLLONGONG’S New Year’s Eve celebration will start from 6pm on Tuesday.along the city’s foreshore area. The family-friendly, alcohol free, New Year’s Eve event is held around Belmore Basin and includes live music from the City of Wollongong Brass Band, amusement rides and a wide selection of food and novelty stalls. The night will be an … Continue reading

Family fun day at WIN Stadium this weekend

WOLLONGONG police are hosting a ‘Family Fun Day’ at WIN Stadium this Saturday to help raise money for Camp Quality, a charity dedicated to improving the quality of life for children living with cancer. The ‘Family Fun Day’ follows a Trivia Night the Command hosted in August, which raised more than $15,000 in funds. The … Continue reading

Wollongong undergoing multi-million dollar revitalisation

WOLLONGONG is undergoing major growth with more than $500 million in new development in the city taking place. At present there are several major developments taking place. These include the $19 million Crown Street Mall refurbishment and the $200 million expansion of GPT Crown Central.  Other major sites being developed include: The former Dairy Farmers … Continue reading

Stabbing in Wollongong

POLICE are appealing for public assistance after a man was stabbed at Wollongong On Friday night. Shortly after 6pm a 44-year-old man was talking to a taxi driver in Church Street. At this time an unknown man has approached the 44-year-old and stabbed him in the chest before fleeing. The victim reported the incident to … Continue reading

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