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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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Ukendooit in Thirroul

Ukendooit are holding a ukulele workshop on Tuesday April 15th from 10-11am at Thirroul Railway Hall. In this all-ages workshop Kaija and Ann will demonstrate and teach how simple & fun the uke can be!

The presenters: A Latvian cellist & songbird and a Norwegian mandolin, ukulele & guitar wielding Viking join forces to create Somesing Laik Zat duo, a joyous journey of sound to get your feet moving and put a smile on your face. Somesing Laik Zat charms people who are young and those young at heart, to connect through joyful music making.

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Mud Cubby Fun

This Wednesday the 16th April from 10am - 2pm, come out, stomp on some clay-mud, slap on a drum, drop some food in the fire, make a mud brick, sing a mud song, or be the audience and cheer on the performers.

2 mini-mud building tribes from Campbelltown and Picton ages 5-14 are coming to meet their coastal mud-family-fellow-builders for the first time, at the mud-brick cubby in Stanwell Park (36 Railway Crescent) that was built by dozens of coastal mudlings right? Right! The visitors are highlanders from up on the high lands who have never been down to Stanwell Park before and they have been building an outdoor kitchen at a community garden and also an oven and stove.

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Recycle Eggstra Hard this Easter

As Northern Illawarra residents prepare for the Easter holiday, the National Packaging Covenant Industry Association (NPCIA) is urging local residents not to let their good recycling habits slip and to Do The Right Thing by recycling right this Easter.

With many Northern Illawarra residents on the road and having picnics over the holidays, the NPCIA is making a plea to locals to keep Australia’s roadsides beautiful this Easter.

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ANZAC Legend Honoured

“The Spirit of ANZAC is strong in communities across the Heathcote Electorate”, Lee Evans Member for Heathcote said this week in the lead-up to the national day of remembrance.

Mr Evans has again produced an informative eight-page booklet, titled “The Spirit of ANZAC”, which emphasises Australia’s involvement in many theatres of war. The publication also carries a handy reference guide to various ANZAC commemoration services and marches across the electorate.

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