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Get on the garage trail, says Council

garage trailNORTH Illawarra is set to become part of one of the biggest community and sustainability events Australia has ever seen – the Garage Sale Trail.

The national program aims to have thousands of simultaneous garage sales around the country on Saturday October 25, including here in Wollongong, to promote sustainability, commerce, community and fun.

“Having a garage sale is a great way to reuse, reduce waste to landfill, engage with your neighbours and community and even raise some extra money for yourself or your group,” Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said.

The Garage Sale Trail is not just open to residents but also community groups, schools, charities and not-for-profit organisations, libraries, businesses and religious or cultural organisations – anyone who has things they want to sell.

Sellers can register and advertise free of charge on the Garage Sale Trail website.

“For buyers, the website lets you search for sales by postcode or if you’re looking something in particular you can search by item, and you can even create your own personalised Treasure Trail map to follow on the day,” Mayor Bradbery said.

To find out more about the Garage Sale Trail visit www.garagesaletrail.com.au.

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 Limited), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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