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Free wi-fi now available in city centre

wollongong-mallVISITORS to Wollongong city centre can now connect to free wi-fi service.

From today, Wollongong City Council’s wi-fi is available in outdoor areas on Crown Street between Keira and Corrimal Streets, as well as in Globe Lane, and the arts precinct (Civic Plaza) on Burelli Street. The free wi-fi service will also be extended west along Crown Street to Gladstone Avenue in coming weeks.

Council has introduced Wollongong City Wi-Fi as part of its broader strategy to revitalise the city centre, and improve the economic, social and cultural life of the city.

Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said free wi-fi in the city centre has potential to encourage more people to visit, and to stay longer in the area.

“Whether you’re in the city for work or leisure, it’s now easier than ever to connect with local businesses, find out what’s happening, and stay in touch with family and friends,” he said.

“People are increasingly online and using mobile devices in their day to day lives, and Council recognises the importance of having a safe, accessible network that supports this.”

To connect to the service, look for ‘Wollongong City Wi-Fi’ from the available wireless network list on your device.

A hotline has been set up to help people get connected – call 1300 135 302 or visit Council’s website for assistance. For more information call (02) 4227 7111.

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 Limted), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications.

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2 thoughts on “Free wi-fi now available in city centre

  1. >To connect to the service, look for ‘’

    I think you forgot to insert the WiFi SSID there 🙂

    Like

    Posted by Steven | March 24, 2013, 5:39 am

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