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A weekend diesel spill from a charter boat was reported to Wollongong City Council on Monday 21 January 2020. The boat’s owner has self-reported the incident to the EPA, and they’re investigating the matter. We understand the NSW Roads and Maritime Service, who are the agency responsible for the health of the Harbour, are aware of the incident and worked with NSW Fire and Rescue to manage the spill over the weekend.
Windang Beach is closed after a shark attack early this morning. A 59-year-old man was surfing near the entrance to Lake Illawarra when he was bitten by a shark. He has been transported to hospital.
Wollongong City Council is continuing to offer free green waste collections this weekend at Whytes Gully, Wombarra and Beaton Park.
Wollongong’s Australia Day 2020 will be an opportunity to come together and celebrate community.
Wollongong City Council is appealing for public assistance following a break-in at Western Suburbs Pool overnight. The pool will remain closed today after pool staff discovered the break-in at 5.30am this morning, Wednesday 15 January, and contacted NSW Police.
Children’s author and comedian Anh Do has made a clean sweep of the junior readers Top 10 Books for 2019 in Wollongong City Libraries. The popular writer’s novel Flying ninja! was the most borrowed junior fiction title last year and was borrowed 195 times. The other Do favourites that took out the top five were WeirDo, Game Time!, Hotdog, and WeirDo 5, totally weird!. All up, his books were borrowed 1,715 times.
Wollongong City Council has a range of activities to entertain the kids and get them out and about this January.
Australia Day Ambassador for Wollongong City is the internationally acclaimed author Nikki Gemmell.
Wollongong City Council’s Australia Day event will feature a light show over Belmore Basin in 2020. The light show will be the finale for the annual event that attracts as many as 20,000 people to the Harbour area.
Wollongong City Council will improve pedestrian access and safety in the Keiraville shopping precinct with a road upgrade and refreshed streetscape.