Good news on the Port Kembla Revitalisation Plan – at this week’s meeting, Wollongong City Councillors voted unanimously to adopt the Plan, which has had extensive community input. Read more in today’s Illawarra Mercury: Wollongong council’s cash boost for Port Kembla makeover | Illawarra Mercury and the Council minutes.
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.
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.
Wollongong City Council will be starting works in Port Kembla from Monday 9 October to upgrade the MM Beach car park and install outdoor fitness equipment in Gloucester Boulevard.
The MM Beach car park is a popular gathering hub on Gloucester Boulevarde for beach users and visitors, and is due for renewal.
A redesign has been completed with the carpark to now include fifteen parking bays and two accessible bays. The shared cycleway will be realigned around the new carpark, and additional seating, a picnic table, water bubbler, rubbish bin, and interpretative artwork on tree guards will be installed. A dog bowl and a shower will also be put in at the beach access point.
Wollongong City Lord Mayor Cr Gordon Bradbery OAM said “This area sits on a stunning piece of the Illawarra coastline and is well-loved by the Port Kembla community, especially those who enjoy cycling, going for a beach stroll or taking the dog for a walk.
“The community helped us to create the Hill 60 Master Plan, and as part of that, told us they wanted improved viewing areas, park furniture for MM Beach, interpretive signage and artwork, and improved pedestrian and vehicle access.
“The addition of accessible parking and a picnic table means that people of all abilities will soon be able to come and enjoy this scenic area’s impressive beach and island views” said Cr Bradbery.
Outdoor fitness equipment was also highlighted as a priority for the community during the Hill 60 Master Plan consultation. A fitness station will be installed just south of the Darcy Rd intersection.
“These assets are proving popular throughout the city, and free access to gym equipment provides opportunities for everyone to improve their health and fitness” said Cr Bradbery.
“For those who enjoy getting fit and active in the great outdoors, this is great news.”
For more information, contact Council’s Customer Service on (02) 4227 7111.