Students build Bulli cabins


Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery congratulates students Anthony Ellem, Alecksander Jaime and Lachlan Marshall at the new cabins at Bulli Beach Tourist Park.

THREE new cabins have been built at the Bulli Beach Tourist Park by Wollongong TAFE students as part of their certificate in construction course.

The 18 students constructed the cabins during 2017 as part of their prevocational course in construction.

Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said the partnership to construct cabins is a great initiative for the students, TAFE and Council.

“Council has been involved with this partnership for more than 13 years now and I’m very proud of the fact that 48 cabins have been built in this time. And even more significantly Council has had a hand in training and finding employment for those students in the Certificate in Construction at TAFE in that time.

“Construction is a major driver in our local economy and this is one way that Council is playing its part in developing skills in this area. This year 18 students began the course and by the end of it four of the students have found employment and have begun their apprenticeships. This is a great outcome. We are helping to grow the next generation of skilled tradespeople in the city. We anticipate the remaining 14 students will gain an apprenticeship in early 2018.

“These cabins also add a great offer for visitors to our tourist parks and provide a comfortable and homely stay near our wonderful beaches.”

The students constructed the cabins with two bedrooms, full kitchen, bathroom and laundry facilities.

For more information contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (02) 4227 7111.

About Mick Roberts

A journalist, writer and 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 Australian pubs and associated industries for over 30 years. He is working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick managed several community newspapers. He has been 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), the Sydney city newspaper, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.


One thought on “Students build Bulli cabins

  1. Sure, young people have to be willing to “have a go” to get ahead professionally, but to do so they have to “be given a go” – so this is an excellent initiative / partnership and thumbs up the young people involved.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Ross | December 20, 2017, 3:04 am

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