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Memorial Drive between Bulli and Bellambi closed during maintenance work

MOTORISTS are advised of night closures on Memorial Drive in both directions from next week for road repair and resurfacing. Work will be carried out between 7:30pm and 5am, weather permitting. Detours will be in place via the Princes Highway and Bellambi Lane. Memorial Drive southbound will be closed between Princes Highway at Bulli and … Continue reading

Stanwell Park, Austinmer and Woonona beaches top water quality monitoring in north

BEACHES at Stanwell Park, Austinmer and Woonona have topped the list of water quality for swimming in the northern suburbs. The latest State of the Beaches report provides an overview of water quality at 214 swimming locations across the State, which are monitored under the NSW Government’s Beachwatch and Beachwatch Partnership programs. The report revealed … Continue reading

Warning signs go up as magpie swooping season approaches

IT’S that time of the year again. Warning decals have been placed on the cycleway at Woonona Beach where a notorious magpie is known for its swooping behaviour, and Wollongong City Council have further signs on standby in case birds are reported in other areas. During spring, magpies will defend their nests and chicks, but also … Continue reading

Detours in place during work to Bulli roundabout

WORK to build an additional southbound onload lane to the Princes Highway roundabout at Bulli will continue next week.  Temporary concrete barriers have been installed on Memorial Drive along the righthand shoulder from the roundabout to the pedestrian over bridge. Southbound traffic will be directed onto the road shoulder during work. Work will be carried out … Continue reading

Man rescued near Otford as challenging weather causes havoc across the Illawarra

EMERGENCY services were kept busy last night attending a number of flood rescues as severe weather continues to lash the Illawarra. A man was rescued last night after he was washed away in the Hacking River near Otford. A NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) crew member found the man in a nearby creek and he … Continue reading

Search resumes to find paraglider reported to have crashed off coast at Woonona

UPDATE Tuesday, June 14, 2022: The scaled back search for a paraglider who reportedly crashed into the ocean off Woonona on Saturday was called off on Monday afternoon. There have been no reports of a missing person, and water police and other agencies said they will continue to monitor the situation. A SEARCH has resumed … Continue reading

Popular northern sports fields closed until further notice after weekend damage

LAST Friday, Wollongong City Council opened 11 of its sports fields, and two additional non-playing sites for games over the weekend. With rainfall of up to 30mm in some parts of the city last Friday and into Saturday morning, Football South Coast, with the support of Council, cancelled all of its soccer games for Saturday. However, … Continue reading

Game on for some sports fields this weekend

WITH a break in the wet weather delivering some much-needed sunshine, Wollongong City Council is anticipating at least 11 of 42 sports grounds to open this weekend. Soccer, rugby league and AFL matches will be able to take places on selected fields across the city including at Thomas Gibson Park, Thirroul. Two areas not traditionally … Continue reading

RSL urges people to pay tribute locally to our diggers at dawn services this ANZAC Day

ANZAC Day commemorations, including the Sydney CBD March, will proceed throughout the state without COVID-related disruption on April 25 this year.  RSL NSW President Ray James said commemorating significant moments in our military history is vital to Australia, as a people, a community, and a nation.  “As the custodians of the ANZAC spirit, RSL NSW … Continue reading

King tides, drenching rain, and wild weather lash the northern suburbs

THE Bureau of Meteorology is warning of significant rainfall and the risk of flash flooding over the next few days, with the potential for landslides or falling trees, and coastal erosion on beaches and foreshore areas. Residents are advised to be extra cautious, and stay out of any floodwater. Last weekend, heavy rains saw roads … Continue reading

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