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Wollongong City Council

Digging the detail – get involved in the Delivery Program

Friday 14 May 2021

An interactive mapping tool that allows you to see what’s planned for your street, suburb and city, is one of the key features of this year’s community engagement on the Delivery Program 2018-2022 and draft Operational Plan 2021-2022.

While the detailed documents are available on Council’s website, in our libraries and the Customer Service Centre, it’s the mapping system’s searchable function that makes it easy to see what will affect your community.

“The Delivery Program 2018-2022 and the draft Operational Plan 2021-2022 are big documents that contain a wealth of information about what Council is planning to deliver on behalf of our community moving forward,’’ Wollongong City Lord Mayor Councillor Gordon Bradbery AM said.

“What I like about this mapping tool is that it allows you to move about virtually and dig down into the detail. It’s a great way to learn more about what Council is proposing to improve in your street and suburb. There is everything from playground reconstructions to sportsfield lighting projects and works planned for community buildings.’’

Over the past few weeks, Council been out in the community seeking feedback on these important annual planning documents. The feedback, which closes on Thursday 20 May, will be reviewed, prioritised against other projects, and any recommended changes to the plans will be presented to Council for adoption before the end of the financial year.

“When we endorsed these documents for exhibition my fellow Councillors and I made it clear – community feedback is important and essential in our decision making processes,’’ Cr Bradbery said.

“We have been through a rigorous planning process to prioritise our community’s needs for the years ahead and that is shown through these plans. They set out how we’re investing in community facilities, events and other programming as well as how we will maintain our essential assets like roads, pathways and rock pools.

“These are documents prepared on behalf of our community and that’s why we want to hear from our residents about what’s within them. I encourage everyone to take the opportunity to have a read and to make a submission that will be acknowledged. These documents are our guide to our collective goal of a better city for everyone.’’

Below is a selection of some of the projects we’re looking to construct in the next 12 months. Full details, including which roads are earmarked for renewal, are listed in the draft Infrastructure Delivery Program 2021-2022 to 2024-2025.

Spaces & places for our community:

  • 9 playground replacements at suburbs including Clifton, Russell Vale, Mount Ousley, Lake Heights and Wongawilli
  • A new roof for Bulli Seniors Centre & the Bulli Rural Fire Service building
  • New kitchens for Kembla Heights Community Hall, Western Suburbs Preschool and Corrimal Preschool
  • An access upgrade for Otford Rural Fire Service
  • Accessible amenities construction Port Kembla Pool and Beach
  • New beach access ramps at Austinmer and Port Kembla beaches
  • Helensburgh Pool filtration and treatment system replacement
  • Bellambi Boat ramp amenities replacement

Getting around:

  • Committing an extra $300,000p.a. for pedestrian crossing facilities
  • Spending $2M on safety improvements around our 84 schools over the next four years
  • Renewal of 43 roads across the city
  • 12 new or renewed cycle/shared paths in areas including Bulli, Towradgi, West Wollongong, and Port Kembla
  • 41 new and renewed footpaths across the city including in Stanwell Park, Russell Vale, Fairy Meadow, Mount Ousley, Dapto and Koonawarra
  • 6 new or renewed car parks including at William Beach Car Park, Brownsville, Koonawarra’s Hector Harvey Oval, and Sandon Point car park.

The major projects:

  • Continued work on the Grand Pacific Walk
  • Upgrade and refurbishment of the North Wollongong Surf Life Saving Club and Seawall
  • Development of the Whytes Gully landfill site
  • Continued work on Community Centre and Libraries for Warrawong and Helensburgh
  • Ongoing work on the delivery of the West Dapto Access Plan
  • Rollout of our Cycling Strategy 2030
  • Continued delivery of the Cringila Hills Mountain Biking Trails, walking tracks, skills park and pump track
  • Planning and preparation for the 2022 UCI Road World Championships
  • Committing $3M to Lake Illawarra over the next four years

Join the Conversation on Delivery Program 2018-2022 and draft Operational Plan 2021-2022 though Council’s website, by visiting our Customer Service Centre or visiting one of our libraries.