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The Bikers Toy Run will come to the Crown Street Mall this Saturday 7 December. The annual event helps to raise awareness of the City of Wollongong Giving Tree, and its participants have been donating gifts for 30 years.
Following is a list of Council services over the December 2019 -- January 2020 period.
Dress up, dress down or just dress outrageously for this New Year’s Eve in Wollongong. 2019 Acorn Lawyers New Year’s Eve celebrations will begin at 5pm on Tuesday 31 December and everyone is encouraged to embrace the Alice in Wonderland theme.
Wollongong City Council is to continue the trial of Food Organics Garden Organics—or FOGO—for about 1600 households in three suburbs.
Wollongong’s Continental Pools are undergoing a makeover that’ll have them beach ready for a predicted busy summer. The pools are closed until Saturday 7 December for a range of works including painting of the pool shells, repairs to, and painting of, the concrete concourse, and maintenance to the pool pump and value.
Join us in greening up our city and head to the Wollongong Botanic Garden’s Greenplan Nursery this Saturday for the final plant sale of the year. The Garden’s Greenplan Nursery grows a wide range of ground covers, grasses, trees and shrubs that are indigenous to the Wollongong area, along with many other Australian Natives. These plants thrive in local conditions and are available to Wollongong City Council ratepayers at subsidised prices.
Wollongong City Council is seeking community comment on a revised proposal to renew the ageing pavilion building at Austinmer Beach. We’re asking the community for feedback on the proposed works which include a new unisex accessible amenity. The severely deteriorated concrete elements will also be repaired, extending the life of the building, and the building will undergo an overall refurbishment with new fixtures and fittings installed
Wollongong City Council has agreed to sell its two shares in Southern Phone Company Limited to AGL Energy Limited at its meeting on Monday 18 November 2019. We had been advised of an offer by AGL Energy Limited to acquire 100 per cent of the shares in Southern Phone in mid-October. Southern Phone recommended Council accept the offer.
Wollongong City Council is proposing to adjust its Ward boundaries in preparation for the local government elections to be held in September 2020.
A beginners and intermediate mountain biking trail, a pump track and bike skills park, as well as walking trails and an upgraded playground are just some of the activities targeted within an ambitious master plan for Cringila Hills. The draft Cringila Hills Recreation Master Plan is a long-term strategy to look at how the space that has impressive views over the southern suburbs can be better enjoyed by our community.