Media Releases

Changes to Byron Bay Short Term Rental rules

26 September 2023

Following the submission of a planning proposal by the Byron Shire Council to encourage homes to be returned to the long term rental market, the NSW Government has endorsed a tightening of the cap on some non-hosted short term rental accommodation (STRA).

Community led program repairing homes and lives in Lismore

26 September 2023

More than 350 flood affected homes in the Northern Rivers region can now be repaired, getting vulnerable people back on their feet and into safe housing thanks to Resilient Lismore’s Two Rooms Project, backed by $5 million in funding from the NSW Government.

Blue line to commemorate 2022 UCI Wollongong course

22 September 2023

A blue line will soon traverse the Illawarra, marking the route of the UCI Road World Championships which took place a year ago.

Budget prioritises health, education & transport for Illawarra & South Coast

19 September 2023

The Minns Labor Government’s budget has outlined its priorities for the Illawarra and South Coast, announcing significant investments into health, education and transport.

NSW Government will increase support for flood affected communities

19 September 2023

The NSW Government has established a new $150 million Community Restoration Flood Fund in the 2023-24 Budget to support disaster impacted communities in the Northern Rivers and Central West.

$2.2 billion Housing and Infrastructure Plan

19 September 2023

The Minns Labor Government is today outlining significant long-term reform in NSW to begin the task of confronting the housing crisis.

New-look Children’s Ward officially unveiled at Wollongong Hospital

18 September 2023

The Illawarra’s youngest patients now have access to a new-look and expanded Children’s Ward at Wollongong Hospital, thanks to a $4.3million partnership with i98FM Illawarra Convoy and the Illawarra Community Foundation.

Budget will invest in Illawarra and South Coast healthcare

15 September 2023

The NSW Government will make good on its healthcare commitments for the Illawarra and South Coast in the upcoming state budget, including improvements to Wollongong Hospital and upgrades to Milton Ulladulla Hospital.

4,500 new homes to confront the housing crisis

15 September 2023

Castle Hill’s Showground Station precinct is now capable of accommodating an extra 4,500 potential new homes following an amendment to The Hills Local Environment Plan (LEP).

Wollongong the first city centre in NSW to roll out E-scooters

10 September 2023

There will be a new way to get around the Gong from the end of this month, with Wollongong locals able to jump on a shared Neuron e-scooter, as part of a trial which is expected to run for 12 months.