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Residents lucky to escape metal missile after Woonona recycling explosion

SHOCKED residents of Railway Parade Woonona were lucky to have escaped injury this morning when a large metal cylinder shot like a missile from a recycling plant, across the main South Coast railway and embedded into the footpath outside their homes. Fire and Rescue NSW were called to a metal recycling business on York Place … Continue reading

Woonona residents react to vandalism by rolling up their sleeves and replanting trees

RESIDENTS have reacted to the destruction of 10 large trees in their neighbourhood by rolling-up their sleeves in a show of community spirit and replanting the recently planted Jacarandas. The trees were uprooted by vandals in Haddon Lane car park at Woonona. A Wollongong City Council spokesperson said the 10 trees are valued at $3,000 … Continue reading

Looking Back history feature: Take a shopping trip down memory lane

Originally posted on Looking Back:
During the 1990s I photographed quite a few business places in Woonona shopping centre. While the quality of the photographs are not the best, they will undoubtedly bring back many memories to some readers, of a time when Woonona boasted several banks, a selection of eateries and supermarkets. Sit back…

Three teenagers issued COVID-19 related penalty infringement notices at Woonona

  THREE teenagers were issued COVID-19 related Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) at Woonona on Monday. The three juveniles were issued PINs after ignoring warnings to return to their homes. About 10.15pm on Monday (April 6), Wollongong police went to a unit on Carrington Street, Woonona, and spoke with four young people. One of them lived … Continue reading

Thirroul man faces additional charges over alleged child abuse offences

A THIRROUL man will face more than 30 additional charges as police continue an investigation into alleged child abuse in the region. Wollongong detectives undertook a search of a home at Woonona on Wednesday December 11 2019, as part of an investigation into alleged child abuse offences. During the search, officers seized various electronic devices … Continue reading

Looking Back history feature: Bulli’s sacred sporting turf

Originally posted on Looking Back:
Slacky Flat sporting complex at Bulli in the 1990s. By MICK ROBERTS © Thirroul Cricket team on Slacky Flat 1908. ARGUABLY Woonona Bulli can boast of two sacred sporting grounds. I know some may disagree, with Nicholson Park at Woonona, and the picturesque soccer grounds of Bulli Park also in…

Woonona students help launch Clean Up Australia campaign ahead of this weekend’s activities

SCHOOL students made their way to Woonona beach today (Friday, February 28) to replace litter with low-lying shrubs and grasses for the launch of Clean Up Australia Day 2020. Celebrating 30 years of Clean Up Australia Day community groups will have their opportunity to take part in cleaning up sites throughout the city on Sunday … Continue reading

Woonona man’s effort to assist bushfire devastated South Coast residents

  A WOONONA man’s effort to step-up and assist after the devastating NSW bushfires has so far resulted in $250,000 in aid delivered over a four week period to impacted South Coast residents. Jeff Wallace said in early January he and a mate from Cootamundra, Justyn Smith put a call out to family and friends … Continue reading

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

Looking Back history feature: Women & Unionism

Originally posted on Looking Back:
An artists impression of the blockade at Bulli in 1887 By MICK ROBERTS © THE wives, and mothers and daughters of the Illawarra’s coal miners became powerful voices in the great industrial union movements of the late 19th century. They rallied behind their men folk with unbound enthusiasm showing overwhelming support…

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