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.

Green and Golden Bell Frog at Coomaditchie Lagoon

Hop on over to spot Coomaditchy Lagoon’s endangered frogs

Would you like to learn more about the frogs of the Illawarra, including the endangered Green & Golden Bell Frog, and how you can record what you find in the local area?

Join Conservation Volunteers Australia for an informative frog workshop at the Port Kembla Community Centre with presentations from a local frog expert, and the Australian Museum on the new Frog ID App. Then, embark on a guided evening walk around Coomaditchy Lagoon, where we will look for frogs and record calls in their natural habitat.

When: Tuesday 23rd January, 6.30pm – 9.00pm
Where: Port Kembla Community Centre / Coomaditchy Lagoon

6.30pm – 7.30pm: Workshop presentations and light refreshments
8.00pm – 9.00pm: Wetland walk at Coomaditchy Lagoon

Places are limited and bookings are essential! Please contact 02 4228 9246 or head to http://news.frogid.net.au/frog_workshop_port_kembla to reserve your spot.

Proudly funded by the NSW Government, Port Kembla Community Investment Fund in association with the NSW Environmental Trust.