Wollongong LGA dudded out of club grant funding scheme
06 July 2020
Data shows that the Wollongong local government area (LGA) has received only one funding grant from the Club Grants Category 3 Fund over the last nine rounds since August 2017 leading to concerns that local sport and community groups are being dudded.
Local Labor MP's seek payroll tax waiver for UOW
06 July 2020
Local Labor MP's have put forward a request to the NSW Treasurer to waive payroll tax for the University of Wollongong in a move that could save around 160 jobs as the University struggles financially due to the impact of COVID-19.
South Coast Line stations: a wi-fi blackout
29 June 2020
Not a single train station along the South Coast Line will be part of a free NSW Wi-Fi trial to be conducted over the next three years at 19 stations between Hornsby and Wyong announced by the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government last week.
Wollongong Entertainment Centre upgrade hits a new snag
19 June 2020
Wollongong will continue to miss out on multimillion dollar entertainment, sporting events and conferences because the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government has put off a decision to upgrade the Wollongong Entertainment Centre, instead asking Wollongong City Council to develop...yet another plan.
Illawarra & South Coast waiting longer than the rest of NSW for elective surgery
17 June 2020
NSW Labor is urging the Government to do more to clear the backlog of elective surgeries in the Illawarra and South Coast after Bureau of Health Information (BHI) figures reveal waiting lists hit a record high before COVID-19 restrictions.
Made in Wollongong: Tonnes to be gained by using local steel
03 June 2020
NSW Labor is calling on the Berejiklian Government to support local jobs and guarantee New South Wales steel is prioritised during construction of the $11 billion Western Sydney Airport line and other fast-tracked projects.
Survey results provide path to safer walk or ride to Wollongong schools
03 June 2020
Improvements to footpaths, pedestrian and school crossings and additional crossing supervisors topped the list of suggestions that would make walking or riding to schools in the Wollongong electorate better according to parents, carers, students and school staff.
Scully calls for community input into secret review of free Gong Shuttle
28 May 2020
There is a secret review into the future of the free Gong Shuttle underway at the moment.
Economic Stimulus Package - all announcement, no detail
25 May 2020
The NSW Liberals and Nationals Government is unable to say how Wollongong - the state's third largest city - will be supported in a raft of economic stimulus packages it has announced as a consequence of the COVID-19 virus pandemic.
Berejiklian Government must deliver South Coast public transport strategy after Sydney CBD-centric plan failed to address the region
19 May 2020
Labor is calling for a clear public transport strategy for commuters in the Illawarra and on the South Coast, after the Berejiklian Government yesterday released a Sydney focused COVID-19 plan to let fewer people on trains and buses.