Media Releases

Port Kembla Community Investment Fund

27 July 2020

The NSW Government has finally published and released the guidelines for the Port Kembla Community Investment Fund (PKCIF), Round Four, today. 

Another step forward for Unanderra Station Upgrade

20 July 2020

The upgrade of Unanderra Station has moved another step closer with the publication of the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) open for community consultation until Monday, 3 August 2020.

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.