Thanks for helping map out Port Kembla’s future

It’s no secret that the Port Kembla community is passionate and engaged. Many of you helped create the draft Port Kembla 2505 Revitalisation Plan and Implementation Plan, and when asked for your feedback on these, you delivered! Wollongong City Council heard from over 460 people in the form of 150+ surveys, hundreds of conversations and close to 1200 comments showing overwhelming support for the draft Plans. This feedback was worked into the Plans, and community photos showcasing Port Kembla were used on the front cover. The Plans were sent to Council at the end of last month, and they’ve given them the tick to go ahead! Council are excited to continue working with the community to revitalise Port Kembla.

Read the full Council Report, which includes all the details of the community engagement activities and community feedback.

King George V Precinct shade sail over playground

King George V Oval is getting the royal treatment

Shade sails have just been installed over King George V children’s playground, and you may notice a bit of activity happening at the football pitch alongside Military Road next month, of the non-sporting variety. Wollongong City Council will be drilling holes and putting in concrete supports, then installing six new LED light towers. The new lights will shine a light on the playing surface. Later in the year, the cricket pitch will be returfed and they’ll also put safety netting over the children’s playground, to keep any unruly cricket balls out.

Sharing local Aboriginal stories

Have you seen the brand new Ngaraba-aan Trail signage at MM Beach? Or the
new sandstone and steel sculptures designed by Aboriginal artists Aunty Lorraine
Brown and Chris Edwards? The sculptures tell the story of competition for land and
sea in Port Kembla from the early 1900s to pre-World War 2. As the metal industry
in the area boomed, it had an impact on the sea around Port Kembla and reduced
the fish catches relied on by the local Aboriginal community. The sculpture’s
carved sandstone bases were created at Coomaditchie Hall by Aunty Lorraine
Brown and Aunty Narelle Thomas.

Artist's impression of Wentworth Street, Port Kembla

Have your say on Port Kembla plans

The draft Port Kembla 2505 Revitalisation Plan and Draft Port Kembla Implementation Plan are now on exhibition.

The Plans set a Vision, and puts forward strategies and actions to shape the future of Port Kembla.

Wollongong City Council would love to hear your thoughts on these plans. View the plans and complete the online survey. Hardcopies of the plans are available for viewing at Council Libraries.

How you can be involved

Public Kiosk – Saturday 10th March 2018

  • Port Kembla Pool 10am to 11:30am
    Olympic Bld, Port Kembla
  • Art on the Grass 12:30pm – 2pm
    Redpoint Artists, Wentworth St Port Kembla

Feedback closes on 23 March 2018. For more information, contact Council’s Land Use Planning Team on 02 4227 7111.