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Northern playgrounds set for an upgrade under Council program

AMONG the first set of works Wollongong City Council’s Playground Renewal Program has undertaken is at Pioneer Beach Estate, Woonona, where work is expected to be completed over the next two to three weeks. Two separate sites at the park, located at the end of Robert Westmacott Avenue features a double swing set and climbing elements, … Continue reading

New pop-up Covid testing site at Slacky Flat with updated venue health advice

NSW Health has updated its advice for people who attended two previously announced venues at Bulli and Austinmer. As reported Sunday, a confirmed case of COVID-19 visited these venues after they were released from hotel quarantine and before they were notified of a positive result from their day-16 test. Anyone who was in the beer … Continue reading

Woonona laser and light show will mark Australia Day this year

WOONONA will be one of three locations chosen by Wollongong City Council to stage a laser and light display to celebrate Australia Day on January 26. The traditional jam-packed Australia Day event program for Wollongong has been put on hold this year due to the pandemic. Instead, the Council will be focussed on offering a … Continue reading

Woonona’s Christmas recycling zone

NOT only is Christmas the season to be jolly, it’s often the time of year when we generate the most recycling. To make recycling easier, Wollongong City Council is providing residents with a free drop-off location at Woonona after Christmas. The free recycling drop-off zone will be collecting paper, cardboard, hard plastics and glass containers … Continue reading

Three local surf lifesavers heralded heroes after Woonona rescue

THREE surf lifesavers have emerged as heroes after they rescued seven members of a family caught in a rip at Woonona Beach on Saturday. Dean Anese from North Wollongong SLSC and Gino Posciliero from Sandon Point SLSC were swimming at the Woonona pool when they heard screams for help from a group of people on … Continue reading

Man drowns after children caught in Woonona rip

A MAN has died and two children have been rescued after they were caught in a rip at Woonona on Saturday (November 21). Emergency services were called to Woonona Beach, off Kurraba Road, about 5.40pm, responding to reports several people were in trouble at the northern end of Woonona beach. A Wollongong City Council spokesperson … Continue reading

Woonona arrests after stolen vehicle pursuit

THREE men have been charged following a police pursuit of a stolen vehicle through Bellambi and Woonona yesterday. A white Audi Q7, suspected stolen, was spotted by Wollongong Highway Patrol travelling on Waley Crescent, Bellambi, about 3.50pm on Friday November 6, when a pursuit was initiated. The Audi travelled north on Morgan Place before allegedly … Continue reading

Projects given green light, including streetscape improvements and erosion controls

ALMOST $4 million in improvements to community amenities, pathways and facilities have been approved by Wollongong City Council on Monday night. Of the Council meeting’s 25-item strong agenda, there were nine reports recommending the acceptance of a tender for projects as diverse as soccer club house repairs at Woonona and Bellambi, to erosion control measures … Continue reading

Traffic signal boxes become canvases for local artists

DRIVING around the streets has become an artistic experience with 20 traffic signal boxes in the Woonona, Corrimal, Wollongong and Dapto areas painted by local creatives. The painting project was funded by Wollongong City Council as part of a graffiti prevention management strategy. The program has been very successful in minimising graffiti on plain signal … Continue reading

Miles Franklin winning author once called Woonona home

AWARD winning author Tara June Winch, who grew-up in Woonona, will feature in an online talk next month – and you have the chance to ask her questions. Winch’s book The Yield was recently announced as the winner of the 2020 Miles Franklin Literary Award. It also won the 2020 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, the Christina Stead … Continue reading

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