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Affordable rental housing project underway in Corrimal

Affordable rental housing project underway in Corrimal

Construction is now underway on a $22 million dollar affordable rental housing complex in Corrimal. Once finished, the building will provide 34 quality new homes in the region by late 2021. Housing Trust CEO, Michele Adair says the project will be a much-needed mix of 1 and 2-bedroom units and...

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Covid-19 alert for South Coast

Covid-19 alert for South Coast

A health alert has been put out for three South Coast restaurants. A man, attended the venues on the weekend of September 12 and 13, before he tested positive to Covid-19 over the weekend.  New South Wales Health say the man attended:  Milton Ulladulla Ex Servos Club on September 12th between...

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Driver charged after Cringila hit and run

Driver charged after Cringila hit and run

A man has been charged after a pedestrian was critically injured in a hit and run in Cringila on Saturday. Just after 10pm, a 24-year-old man was walking west on Lake Avenue, near Bethlehem Street, when he was struck by a vehicle. The driver allegedly failed to stop. The man was treated at the...

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Calls for funding to assist wild deer management across the region

Calls for funding to assist wild deer management across the region

Wild deer in the Illawarra are here to stay. They're officially considered a pest, and there have been multiple incidents of interactions between the mammals and local residents in recent times. Who can forget the time deer were spotted on a rock shelf at North Wollongong Beach, sparking a...

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Heads up for Illawarra Motorists with Macquarie Pass to close this weekend

Heads up for Illawarra Motorists with Macquarie Pass to close this weekend

The Illawarra Highway at Macquarie Pass will closed between 8pm and 5am, from Sunday night to Thursday night.  Crews will be undertaking maintenance work including slope stabilisation and guardrail repairs following damage by recent rainfall.  Motorists are being advised Jamberoo Mountain Road...

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It’s Get Ready Weekend

It’s Get Ready Weekend

Illawarra residents are being urged to join their local New South Wales Rural Fire Service (RFS) volunteer firefighters to prepare for the bush fire season this Get Ready Weekend. Last year’s catastrophic bush fire season saw more than 11,000 fires burning through 5.5 million hectares across the...

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ANZ Dapto closes, locals directed to go to Figtree or Shellharbour

ANZ Dapto closes, locals directed to go to Figtree or Shellharbour

ANZ Bank's Dapto branch has shut its doors for the last time. The branch closed earlier this year, but a decision has been made for it to remain that way. Five staff members are impacted by the closure, and local customers are being directed to ANZ branches in Figtree or Shellharbour....

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PM tours Steelworks to announce $1.9 billion dollar energy plan

PM tours Steelworks to announce $1.9 billion dollar energy plan

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has toured the Port Kembla Steelworks this morning, to announced a nearly $2-billion dollar federal energy plan. Under the $1.9 billion dollar package, the Morrison government will expand the mandate of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and Australian Renewable...

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Elective surgery wait times blow-out for Illawarra patients

Elective surgery wait times blow-out for Illawarra patients

Locals are waiting up to 14 months for elective surgery at Wollongong Hospital.  New figures from the Bureau of Health Information show the median wait time for non-urgent elective surgeries at Wollongong hospital increased to 449 days in the April to June 2020 quarter. The median wait times...

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Illawarra firefighters in ‘catch up mode’ ahead of bushfire danger period

Illawarra firefighters in ‘catch up mode’ ahead of bushfire danger period

The Rural Fire Service says it's in 'catch up mode' for hazard reduction burns. The wet Autumn and Winter prevented firefighters from carrying out scheduled work. It's understood the R-F-S planned to undertake 18,500 hectares in Autumn, but were only able to achieve 5,000 hectares. National...