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Work to clear Port Kembla Pool’s intake pipe have continued today with Council given State Government permission to bring machinery onto the beach to carry out the work. The pool has been closed since the end of November due to sand covering the intake pipe, meaning the pool couldn’t be flushed out and fresh seawater couldn’t be drawn into the pool.
Wollongong City Council has installed a new braille sign to help children and carers who are blind or have low vision enjoy the playground at Luke’s Place, Corrimal. Luke’s Place now includes a Braille map of the internal space and equipment for carers and children. The signage provides opportunities for all children to interact with the Braille to learn more about how some children and adults read in this way.
Bellambi Beach will be a hive of activity this week as dune works to improve safety and sightlines gets underway, and the refurbished rock pool gets an essential coat of paint. The dune works are focused on a 200 metre stretch in front of the Bellambi Beach lifeguard tower. We’re re-shaping the higher elevated areas of the dune, and replacing the taller vegetation on the seaward edge with low-growing plants to help stabilise the sand.
Wollongong City Council voted unanimously last night to adopt an aspirational emissions reduction target of zero emissions by 2030 for its own operations.
Wollongong City Lord Mayor Councillor Gordon Bradbery AM said: “This target demonstrates leadership and supports Council’s recent recognition that we are in a State of Climate Emergency that requires urgent action by all levels of government.”
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.