Why Illawarra councils didn't put on lifeguards on hot weekend

Natalie Croxon
Updated September 18 2023 - 8:45pm, first published 5:40pm

Wollongong and Shellharbour councils say lack of staff and consistency are why lifeguards were not out at more beaches as the Illawarra sweltered through an unusually hot September weekend.

Natalie Croxon

Natalie Croxon


Reporter at the Illawarra Mercury, mostly covering social affairs. Previously of the Bendigo Advertiser, Northern Daily Leader and Quirindi Advocate. Our Watch award winner.

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