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Wollongong gears up for summer ‘fun’

WOLLONGONG’S “Summer of Fun” bus is roaming the streets to promote great events in Wollongong this summer, thanks to Destination Wollongong and Dion Bus Service.
The bus is part of Destination Wollongong’s It’s ON! campaign, designed to promote Wollongong as the place to be this summer with its envious line up of events. The campaign is an extension of the Destination NSW It’s ON! campaign.
Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said the bus is a promotional vehicle for popular cultural and sporting events.
Between December and March there will be 18 events with the potential to bring more than $20 million in economic value to the city.
Destination Wollongong General Manager Mark Sleigh said the organisation has attracted a great mix of activities and events to Wollongong.
Some of the events that the bus will be promoting include the Australia Day Aquathon, now the largest swim / run event in Australia, on January 26, the Sunset Cinema in the Wollongong Botanic Garden screening until January 19 with movies such as Skyfall and The Intouchable, and the Illawarra Folk Festival on January 17-20.
For more information, call 1800 240 737, visit http://www.visitwollongong.com.au or follow Destination Wollongong at http://www.facebook.com/WollongongNSWAustralia or http://www.twitter.com/wollongong_nsw.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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