Illawarra

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Reminder to follow current Covid-19 public health order over the weekend

RESIDENTS are encouraged to do the right thing this weekend and to follow the current public health order if they are out and about. Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said there are specific reasons for people to be out in the community and is asking people when they are going to the shops or for … Continue reading

Council responds to updated health orders

WOLLONGONG City Council is assuring residents it will continue to deliver urgent and critical services despite the updated health orders and Covid-19 lockdown. Wollongong Lord  Mayor Gordon Bradbery said it’s important to work together at this critical time to beat the spread of COVID-19 and the Delta variant. Latest updates Additional restrictions which apply to the … Continue reading

Your winter smoke could be impacting neighbours and the environment

IF you’re looking at using your wood heater this winter, Wollongong City Council is advising that it is important to take steps to reduce its impact on the environment. Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said smoke from wood heaters can not only be bad for health but can be a major cause of air pollution. … Continue reading

Food recycling diverts the weight of 44 truckloads of waste a month from landfill

THANKS to the efforts of Wollongong residents taking on the FOGO challenge, more than 1600 tonnes of food waste has been diverted from landfill between January and April. Wollongong City Council’s Food Organics/Garden Organics or FOGO, provides residents the opportunity to place household waste such as raw and cooked meat, fruit and vegetable scraps and … Continue reading

Mass Covid-19 vaccination centre to open in old Wollongong David Jones building

A COVID-19 mass vaccination centre will be established in Wollongong, with the former David Jones building within the Crown Street Mall selected by the NSW Government as the location. Wollongong City Council General Manager Greg Doyle said it is great news for the residents of our local government area and one that Council is pleased … Continue reading

Wollongong council takes significant step in achieving zero emissions by 2030

WOLLONGONG City Council is taking the next step towards meeting its target of net zero emissions by 2030. On Monday night, Council decided to participate in a joint tender for a large-scale, renewable generation power purchase agreement (PPA). The agreement aims to reduce Council’s overall greenhouse gas emissions by 15,000 tonnes of CO2-e per annum. … Continue reading

Wollongong enters a 14-day Covid lockdown after Government crisis talks

WOLLONGONG will go into a 14-day lockdown from 6pm this evening (Saturday, June 26) as the outbreak of the fast-spreading Delta variant of Covid-19 prompts ‘extraordinary’ concern among health experts. Wollongong will join Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, and the Central Coast with stay-at-home orders until Friday July 9. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced the … Continue reading

Council targets climate change with street tree planting blitz

OVER the next four weeks, Wollongong City Council staff have set themselves the challenge of planting 500 new street trees across the Wollongong region. Council received more than 500 requests for new street trees to be planted on the verge outside properties across the region. To meet the demand, Council is bringing together a squad … Continue reading

Calls for Covid vaccination hub for the Illawarra

A VACCINATION hub has opened in the Hunter and there are now calls for a similar facility to be established by the Government in the Illawarra. The hubs are to boost the speed of the Covid vaccine rollout and administer both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines. State MP for Keira and Shadow Minister for the … Continue reading

Discover and have your say on Council plans in your neighbourhood with interactive map

AN interactive mapping tool that allows you to see what’s planned for your street, suburb and city, is one of the key features of Wollongong City Council’s community engagement on the Delivery Program 2018-2022 and draft Operational Plan 2021-2022. While the detailed documents are available on Council’s website, Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said a … Continue reading

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