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It’s Wollongong’s largest event yet, but where are all the spectators? Crowds of 30,000 people were expected for the UCI world cycling event, but one local retailer has said his trade is down at least 50 per cent.But not everyone agrees. Here’s where some of the action was
When Josie Talbot heard her hometown of Wollongong would host the 2022 UCI Cycling Road World Championships, she promised to do everything she could to be a part of it. But even after securing her spot in the Australian team by winning her first elite title at the Oceania Road Championships in April, the 26-year-old said it still didn’t feel real.Why cycling is set to be part of our ‘lifestyle city’ transformation
Australian Grace Brown has won silver in the women’s time trial at the world road cycling championships in Wollongong. Her medal is Australia’s second podium finish in the event. Here’s what she said after the race
Music therapy is part of Oolong House’s 16-week program in Nowra, with the residential rehabilitation drug program supporting about 100 men a year. Seventy per cent of the resident’s enter with an ice addiction — and writing and performing songs has been shown to improve their chances of drug rehabilitation.Read how music therapy is helping overcome ice addiction in Nowra
Shoalhaven Council is investigating whether it can charge additional rates on properties which are rented out short term, and use the money to build an affordable housing fund. But the move is opposed by the Australian Short Term Rental Association.Could it ease the region’s housing crisis?
Peabody Energy has received a clean-up notice after discharges from its Helensburgh mine. It comes after pollution incidents in January, July and September 2022, raising concerns not enough is being done to stop the pollution of Sydney’s Royal National Park.Have they been fined? Here’s what’s happening
He’s been working like a dog for more than a decade, but it is time for the state’s first therapy canine to call it quits. Lake Illawarra High is saying farewell to Benson, an 11-year-old golden labrador who has been working as an educational support dog for children with special needs. When he wasn’t eating their homework, of course! Watch this video of Benson demonstrating some of his skills
The UCI community ride attracted thousands of people who participated in riding the course of champions. The 3.2-kilometre course traversed the suburbs, the coastline and the city, enabling riders to hit the road without fear of being run down by traffic.What did they think of the course? Find out on our Facebook page
Meroogal House hosts biennial Women’s Art Prize 2022
The Women’s Art Prize celebrates the creativity of our state’s female artists. Shoalhaven artist Cheryl Schowen volunteers at the Meroogal property in Nowra, and has been looking forward to the art prize.
Honouring those who served in Vietnam: The Historical Aircraft Restoration Society has commemorated 50 years since the end of Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War during a pop-up event in Corrimal. With blessings, tributes, welcomes and live entertainment, the event was run mostly by volunteers from the society who shared their knowledge of historic aircraft. Photo supplied: Howard Mitchell
Highway upgrade axed: The state government has axed a proposed upgrade of the Princes Highway through Burril Lake on the south coast, following failed consultations over the Milton-Ulladulla bypass. Members of the community co-design committee resigned from the group earlier this year over frustrations the bypass would stop short of the coastal village and instead, a multiple lane highway would be built through the town.
Death by dangerous driving: A lawyer for the teenager charged over a crash at Buxton which claimed five lives has asked a Sydney court for an expedited listing for a second bail application. Find the latest in this story here.
Double demerits: Drivers in New South Wales will face double demerits for four-days due to the public holiday for the Queen’s death. All speeding, seatbelt, and mobile phone offences will incur twice the usual penalty. Metropolitan Roads Minister Natalie Ward says the state government is legally obliged to introduce double demerits around long weekends.
Getting ready for the World Cup: Australia’s Matilda’s will travel to Denmark for a friendly next month. The match will be played on October 11, three days after Australia faces South Africa in London. The draw for next year’s home World Cup will be held at the end of next month.
Providing public parking: Wingecarribee Shire is being asked to consider creating a Voluntary Parking Agreement for car parking contributions for any new development in Bowral’s town centre. The scheme would be created in lieu of providing on-site parking. A report to this week’s council meeting says the cost of providing public car parking is substantial and starts at a minimum of $60,000 per space. It recommends the council determine a ‘per space’ contribution rate before the proposal is put out for public consultation.
Stay off CBD roads: Transport for New South Wales is advising motorists to avoid driving through Wollongong central business district during peak hour due to increased traffic caused by the cycling world championships. The closure of several roads in the city being used for the event has created congestion along arterial roads still operating such as Crown Street and Memorial Drive.
McKeon family honoured: The Swim Coaches and Teachers of Australia Association has recognised the local McKeon family with the 2021 Outstanding Contribution to Swimming in Australia award at an event on the Gold Coast. The recognition was given to the whole family including dual Olympian and Olympic coach Ron McKeon, Commonwealth games competitor and operator of the McKeon Swim School Suzie McKeon, and their children, Olympians Emma and David McKeon. The Association typically recognises an outstanding contribution by an individual but its board this year bestowed the award on the whole family.Visit our website for more local news
Looking for a school holiday activity with the kids or grandkids? Why not have a go at making these little gems? And the best thing is, you can play around with flavors like blueberry, cherry, and pomegranate. Well, yum! Find this easy fruit juice gummies recipe here
They say to not go chasing waterfalls but if we all listened to this advice, we wouldn’t have this spectacular shot from Kiama! Thanks to @woodface_images for sharing it with us!
The sun was shining along the Blue Mile on day one of the UCI event in Wollongong, but it’s a mixed bag of weather for the coming week. We can expect warm, windy and wet days ahead with temperatures varying from 11 to 20 degrees across our region.Check the seven-day forecast for your town
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