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Business as Usual in the Crown Street Mall
It's business as usual in the Crown Street Mall with all your favourite shops open during the Christmas and summer season.
Refurbishment works to the Crown Street Mall started in March 2013. During the refurbishment works all shops will remain open, and Council will be working to make sure there will be minimal disruption to business, retailers and shops within the Mall.
Visit the Crown Street Mall webpage for more information.
The revitalisation of Crown Street Mall was identified as the number one priority in our CBD Action Plan released in December 2010.
City Centre Revitalisation Team
Council's City Centre Revitalisation Team is all about:
- Leading and coordinating the revitalisation of our City Centre
- Managing business and investment strategies focused on the City Centre
- Supporting and enhancing existing retail and commercial businesses in the City Centre
- Working to deliver a vibrant and inviting City Centre
- Ensuring the city feels safe to the community and shoppers
Read our latest quarterly newsletter online here.
To contact the team call (02) 4227 7778 or email email@example.com
Creating a Modern and Vibrant City Centre
- Free Wi-Fi is available along Crown Street, from Gladstone Avenue to Corrimal Street
- Outdoor Dining along Crown Street Mall, Globe Lane and the Arts Precinct is coming soon
- A building facade rejuvenation project is currently being preprared - it's an incentive-based scheme to entice Property Owners in the CBD to upgrade their buildings
- NBN is coming to Wollongong City Centre by October 2013
Business Attraction and Investment
A core function of revitalising our City Centre is to attract large businesses and bring investment and people into our city.
Over $1 billion worth of major development including 200,000 sqm of commercial floor area and 120,000 sqm of residential floor area has been approved in the City Centre since 2007. Of this, almost $370 million worth of commercial and residential projects have either commenced or been completed.
Some of these include:
- Stage 1 of The GPT group's Wollongong Central Exapnsion, new Shopping Centre
- Construction of more than 200 residental units and 1500sqm of commercial space on the old Dairy Farmers site on Gladstone Avenue
- A mixed-use development in Atchinson Street, which includes 50 residental units
- The Australian Taxation Office's (ATO) new office on Kembla Street, comprising of 5,500sqm 'A' grade office space providing employment to up to 300 people.
Some of the many advantages of Wollongong include superb connectivity and liveability, enviable coastal lifestyle, affordable housing, short journey to work, low staff turnover, and proximity to Sydney and the International airport.
For more information, contact Mark Grimson, Council's Economic Development Manager (02) 4227 7111 or download the following booklets:
Wollongong @ NSW Parliament House
Wollongong's CBD Revitalisation