Coledale mother of two, and well known physical fitness guru, Melanie Hawksley, recently turned her kids onto a healthier lifestyle by taking them along to the "Spartan Race" held at Picton last weekend, which is a sprint race designed to challenge cardiovascular fitness, agility, upper body strength and requires a little mental determination.
Mahatma Gandhi once said, "A nation's culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people", and the Sea Cliff Coast certainly does have ample heart and soul - the other powerful resource it is known for is it's strong arts community - dedicated artists and craftsmen that strive for perfection of their passion, and of course, to share it with their audience.
A group of active locals have now banded together to support these talented people and to invigorate the cultural life of Wollongong.
Wollongong City Council is currently working on a proposal to create a shared pathway that links the Royal National Park to Lake Illawarra. The proposed path – dubbed the Grand Pacific Walk – will follow the Grand Pacific Drive route, and encourage tourists and locals walking or riding the path to stop along the way to take in the views, enjoy a coffee at a café or check out the nearby attractions.
A BERKELY man who was hit by a goods train after he fell asleep with his legs dangling over the platform at Coledale train station early Sunday morning remains in a critical condition in St George Hospital.
The 24-year-old was dragged about 20m by the southbound train and is in intensive care with critical brain injuries.
Police said the train driver sounded the horn 70m before the platform but was unable to wake the "dozing” victim.
WOLLONGONG City Council’s draft Community Engagement Policy will be the main topic of discussion at tonight’s (November 8) meeting of Neighbourhood Forum 2 in Coledale.
The forum is currently without a convenor and has been suffering from low attendance rates which former convenor Bruce Reyburn attributes to Council's lack of effective community engagement strategies.
Riding off into the sunset: outgoing NF2 convenor Ron Macmaster.
By HEATHER SMITH
NEIGHBOURHOOD Forums 2 and 3, covering Clifton to Woonona, are in danger of collapsing as the NF2 convenor has resigned and the interim NF3 convenor will stay in the position only until the end of the year.
Ron Macmaster took over from interim chair Bruce Reyburn at NF2 in May this year but resigned last week, citing a lack of council support.