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Discrimination an issue with dementia sufferers, survey reveals

THREE out of four people who live with dementia say people don’t keep in touch like they used to, while 65 per cent say people they know have been avoiding or excluding them, results from a Dementia Australia survey have found. The survey findings, released at the start of Dementia Action Week 2020, reveal just … Continue reading

Time to register your pet

ARE you a new pet owner? If you’re the owner of a new cat or dog, it’s time to register your pet. Wollongong City Council is reminding pet parents that owners of cats desexed prior to turning four months of age and owners of dogs desexed prior to turning six months of age, are entitled … Continue reading

Plan aims to improve disabled and elderly’s access to services and facilities

WOLLONGONG City Council has adopted the Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) 2020-2025 and the Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Policy. Both documents were adopted by Council on August 31 and include insights and recommendations from community feedback that was submitted during an engagement processes. The DIAP 2020-2025 outlines Council’s actions to promote the inclusion of people … Continue reading

Council will waive fees for some sporting and community groups

WOLLONGONG City Council will extend a financial helping hand to sporting clubs and local associations, and licensees of community facilities whose operations have been affected by Coronavirus and NSW Public Health Orders. The step is the latest in a series of community-focussed initiatives announced by Council to support our community through this challenging time. At … Continue reading

App gives access to libraries “anywhere, anytime”

A NEW app gives access to the library anywhere, anytime. With all the best features of the library website and a few new additions, the new Wollongong City Libraries mobile app will help members keep track of their loans, search for new items and browse the digital collection. Customers can download the app directly from the … Continue reading

Winners of short film competition announced

WOLLONGONG City Council has announced the winners of its first Creative Wollongong Short Film competition. The film competition was developed to provide a fun creative opportunity for children and young people of the region between the ages of 8 and 19 years to develop their acting, film making and story telling skills. There was an … Continue reading

Increased surveillance puts illegal dumpers on notice

ILLEGAL dumpers take note. You’re under surveillance. For the past five years the Regional Illegal Dumping (RID) prevention program has been quietly targeting dumping hotspots and seeking to identify offenders. Through the use of cameras, regular blitzes and the trialling of surveillance devices such as drones, rangers are gathering and sharing intelligence, launching investigations and … Continue reading

Changes by Council to encourage more recycling go on exhibition for comment

WOLLONGONG City Council is seeking feedback on proposed changes to its draft Waste and Resource Recovery Fees and Exemptions Policy. The proposed changes seek to improve support for pensioner concession cardholders to encourage the use of Council’s twice-yearly kerbside bulky collections or Community Recycling Centre, and to remove exemptions for mixed general and green waste. … Continue reading

Mayor tells senate inquiry Council is struggling to control Illawarra’s pest deer

SINCE 2011 professional contractors have euthanised at least 3,500 deer in the Illawarra region in an effort to reduce the population of the pest species. Included in that number were 770 during the last financial year. These were some of the figures revealed by Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery when fronting a Federal Government Senate … Continue reading

Food and organic waste can be added to your green-lidded bin from November

GREEN-lidded bins will no longer be limited to garden waste with residents across the Wollongong City local government area able to include food and organic waste in their collections from November. Council will introduce a weekly FOGO – or Food Organics Garden Organics – collection to all households that currently have a green-lidded garden waste … Continue reading