The additional in-person sessions will be held at the Wollongong Senior Citizens Centre, 192 Gipps St, Gwynneville at the following times:
- Saturday 10 February between 2.30pm and 4.30pm
- Tuesday 13 February between 4pm and 6pm
The sessions will be held as drop-in sessions so residents in the proposed precinct can stop in, find out more and have their say at any time during the sessions.
Residents unable to make these sessions can also attend one of the other sessions to be held over the coming days or have their say through the online submission form.
Anchored by Wollongong Public Hospital, the emerging Wollongong Health Precinct is a regionally significant centre for health services, homes and jobs.
Wollongong Public Hospital employs more than 3000 people and has 70,000 admissions a year. By 2031 it is expected that there will be an additional 25,000 admissions each year.
Quotes attributable to Paul Scully, Member for Wollongong:
“The Wollongong Health Precinct is an important part of our health service, employment and residential landscape.
“The growth of the hospital and surrounding health services means that it is important that we plan the amenity and activation of the area around the hospital carefully, with enhanced green space, improved transport connectivity, better links to Wollongong CBD and new housing choices.
“Residents have said that they would like to be part of the process but could not make the existing engagement sessions so I have asked for two more in-person sessions to be added so that more people can have their say.
“Given the importance of this precinct it is important that we get the place-based planning right in the best interests of future health services, people who live around the hospital, people who work at the hospital and the connections with the rest of the city.”