Wombarra

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Work begins on Great Southern Walk to connect Bulli with Botany Bay

CONSTRUCTION has begun on the Great Southern Walk, a new multi-day experience that will take walkers on a 67km adventure through the northern Illawarra and the Royal National Park. Work is underway on the first section of the track on the Illawarra Escarpment, linking Bald Hill with Stanwell Park. State MP for Heathcote, Lee Evans … Continue reading

Rock fishos required to wear lifejackets between Coalcliff and Austinmer, and Bulli’s Waniora and Bellambi Points under ‘high-risk’ plan

COMMUNITY feedback is sought on a plan to have areas between Coalcliff and Austinmer, Bulli’s Waniora Point and Bellambi Point declared high-risk for rock fishing, following a resolution of Wollongong City Council. Wollongong councillors have resolved to seek stakeholder and community feedback on a proposal to ‘opt-in’ to the Rock Fishing Safety Act 2016. By … Continue reading

Severe weather causing dangerous coastal erosion and rock falls

AUTHORITIES are warning residents to practice caution around beaches and headlands with the current weather conditions expected to exacerbate the possibility of coastal erosion and rock falls. Wollongong City Council report rockfalls and ground movement at headland locations in Thirroul, Austinmer, Wombarra and Coalcliff. Where it is practical to do so, warning tape has been … Continue reading

Survey will map out the future of your local shopping centre

WHETHER it’s tiny corner stores where you go for bread and milk, or shopping centres, like Helensburgh, Corrimal, Woonona, Bulli or Thirroul, Wollongong City Council wants to get a better idea of how people use these places, what works, and what can be improved into the future. Council’s director of planning Linda Davis said local … Continue reading

Council’s $800 million ‘to-do-list’ underway throughout the city

SINCE the adoption of Wollongong City Council’s Delivery Program 2018-2022 and Operational Plan 2020-2021 in June, work has got underway ticking off the $800 million infrastructure ‘to-do list’. Wollongong Acting Lord Mayor Tania Brown said at the last meeting of Council close to $4 million in tenders for a range of projects was given the … Continue reading

Grand Pacific Walk, not so ‘grand’, says Wombarra residents

  By MICK ROBERTS RESIDENTS of Wombarra and Coledale are calling for an urgent upgrade of the deteriorating footpath along Lawrence Hargrave Drive, known as the Grand Pacific Walk. Wombarra resident, Alexander Percival says sections of the boardwalk bridges have deteriorated to such an extent that holes have opened in the timber, posing a danger … Continue reading

Free green waste collection point at Wombarra on Saturday

  FREE green waste collections will be available this weekend at Wombarra. Northern suburbs’ residents can drop off their green garden organic waste at Jim Allen Oval, Wombarra on Saturday January 18 from 7.30am to 11.30am. The Oval is located off Monash St, Wombarra. There will also be free collection points at Whytes Gully this … Continue reading

Wombarra housing subdivision raises traffic and environmental concerns

OPPONENTS of a development application (DA) for 16 residential lots in bushland beside Coledale Hospital say it will further choke a congested Lawrence Hargrave Drive, and should be rejected by Wollongong City Council. Wombarra Vista Pty Ltd has lodged the DA, which is on public exhibition for comment until December 6, with the Council. The … Continue reading

Repairs underway after Wombarra football ground vandalism

AFTER an overwhelming reaction on social media, Wollongong City Council have sprung into action to repair the vandalism at Jim Allen Oval, Wombarra. In the early hours of Sunday morning, a vehicle, possibly a steel blue or grey coloured 4WD, with a pair of large flood lights on the roof, churned-up the turf on the … Continue reading

Busy season for spider bites

NSW Ambulance paramedics experienced a busy spring and summer, responding to 288 call-outs for spider bites and 136 for snake bites across the state, including four in the northern Illawarra. Breakdown figures show that activity was most prevalent in the Sydney region (spiders – 133, snakes – 20). However, the Illawarra region didn’t escape, with … Continue reading

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