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2515 Plays the Hunger Game

Locals from the postcode area 2515, from Wombarra to Thirroul, are getting together and are asking for food to practically help and support families who need help.

At the end of June people will be door knocking and will be asking locals to extend their helping hand by donating tins of food (or money) for the emergency relief at Thirroul Neighbourhood Centre. Non-perishable food can also be dropped at IGA Thirroul, Thirroul Neighbourhood Centre and Austinmer Anglican Church.

“It is quite something to have people from different walks of life getting involved” Michael Lavilles of Thirroul and co-organiser of the Food Campaign @ 2515, said.

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Nillawarran Skaters set their bearings to Bulli

Local legendary skater, Barry Strachan, just happens to be the direct relative of Les Strachan, (the original president of the Bulli Show Society), and he is proud to be invited to showcase his passion for skating at this year’s Bulli Show. He’ll be joined on the ramps by world renowned local skaters Sam Giles and Marty Girotto.

As president of the Northern Illawarra Skateboarders Alliance (NISA) Barry along with a volunteer group of local community members got together last year to highlight the need for, and raise awareness of, a skatepark in the northern suburbs of the Illawarra.

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Supermums Give Motherlove

With Mothers Day around the corner, it's time to step up from the usual flowers, or box of chocolates, and really spoil the Supermums in your life with the gift of laughter and fun.

Happening on May 18, 'MotherLove' is a unique yoga and meditation retreat day designed specifically for mums, by mums. The retreat gives mothers something they really need - a well deserved soul nourishment.

It aims to provide mothers with a rare opportunity to have a fun, invigorating day to themselves.

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Stannie Starlight Flicks

On Saturday the 26th of April, local kids and families are invited to come along and watch a couple of great films on the big screen in the park near the kiosk.

"We have a full size five meter tall screen and will screen two films." said organiser, Ben Rennie. "We are putting a small price to cover the costs of the event (screen, projector, speakers etc) and any money made over costs will go to helping the homeless (Wayside Chapel). Anyone and everyone is invited so please let your friends know. Should be fun!"

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Austi Rock Pools due for repair

Wollongong City Council will complete essential remediation and repair works on the two ocean pools at Austinmer beach.

The proposed works include:

  • Refurbishing the eastern sea wall
  • Repairing the side walls of both pools
  • Replace the existing hand rails along the eastern sea wall
  • Refurbishing the concrete pathway between both pools
  • Repairing leaks under the sea walls

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Planning Proposals for Helensburgh and Otford

The Southern Joint Regional Planning Panel has been asked by the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure to review two Planning Proposals for the Helensburgh and Otford areas in the Wollongong Local Government Area.

Due to community interest in this matter, the panel chair has requested a public meeting be held to listen to the community’s views on the planning proposals. This meeting will be held on Tuesday 6 May at 4pm at Helensburgh Workers Club (24 Boomerang Street, Helensburgh).

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Local Painters restore Coalcliff Surf Club

Coalcliff Surf Lifesaving Club (SLSC) received a facelift on 22 and 23 March, thanks to the generosity of a group of local Dulux Accredited Painters, organised by Helensburgh’s Toby Potter of TJ Potter Painting.

A team of Painters donated nearly 100 manpower hours to refresh and protect the clubhouse from the harsh environment, painting both the interior and exterior of the building.

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Grand Pacific Walk Work Begins

Work has begun on a shareway bridge at Stoney Creek, Coal Cliff marking the start of construction of the Grand Pacific Walk (GPW).

Stage One of the GPW (Coalcliff – Stanwell Park) is considered one of the most challenging with narrow roads, steep terrain and no provisions for pedestrians and cyclists.

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Coledale is seeking a new Norm

Coledale Camping Reserve is a much loved local spot to enjoy a peaceful break by the sea - it boasts an absolute water-frontage for dozens of campers and is especially popular during Easter.

Over the past 8 years, the site has been guided through a series of improvements by Camp Manager, Norm Jenkins, who has brought a great deal of warmth to the role, ensuring ongoing success through future patronage.

Norm is retiring this month (April 2014), so the Coledale Surf Life Saving Club is seeking a new Camp Manager, ideally a couple or single person. This is a 7-day a week live on site position.

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