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Wednesday 1 April 2020

Due to Coronavirus [COVID-19] and changing times, Wollongong City Council has extended the application period to close of business on Monday 20 April 2020 for our Financial Assistance Grants.

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Wednesday 1 April 2020

Two ageing Norfolk Island Pines will be removed from two areas along Wollongong’s foreshore following advice from qualified arborists that both trees are a risk to public safety.

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Tuesday 31 March 2020

Social distancing measures have been put in place at Wollongong’s Waste and Resource Recovery Park, or Whyte’s Gully, to allow is to continue to operate. Staff have incorporated social distancing measures at the Wollongong Revolve and Recycle Centre, which allows for the drop off of unwanted homeware, sporting goods and furniture for a second chance.

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Tuesday 31 March 2020

Swim flags will come down early at all of Wollongong City Council’s 17 patrolled beaches. Council has ended the beach season early, from 5pm today, Tuesday 31 March 2020, as part of our focus on supporting the Government’s social isolation and distancing advice.

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Tuesday 31 March 2020

In these times of social distancing, you can enjoy books, audiobooks, movies and more through Wollongong City Libraries.

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Monday 30 March 2020

Wollongong City Council has today, Monday 30 March, closed its golf course at The Vale, Russell Vale Golf Club and the on-site pro shop. The closure comes into effect at 5pm today, and follows the Federal Government’s announcements last night which extended social distancing measures.

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Sunday 29 March 2020

Wollongong City Council has closed all its playspaces and skateparks from 8pm today, Sunday 29 March 2020. We have more than 145 playspaces and 5 skateparks across the city. Council staff will continue to maintain the playgrounds and parks during the closure.

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Friday 27 March 2020

Wollongong City Council will be switching off the non-essential lighting tomorrow evening, joining millions of others across the globe in the Earth Hour movement.

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Friday 27 March 2020

Wollongong City Council crews will renew kerb and guttering, street pavers and plant new street trees along Corrimal Street Wollongong from Saturday 28 March.

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Friday 27 March 2020

Wollongong City Council has made changes to our tourist parks, in response to updated guidelines from the NSW State Government. The move to close public use of Council’s three tourist parks in Corrimal, Bulli and Windang, is the latest step by Council to protect vulnerable members of our community against coronavirus.

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