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MatterMatter MatterNuclear Free Zones
Date AdoptedDate Adopted Date Adopted24/07/2006
Date for ReviewDate for Review Date for Review31/10/2021
Responsible OfficerResponsible Officer Responsible OfficerManager Environmental Strategy & Planning
DivisionDivision DivisionCity Strategy
Position StatementPosition Statement Position Statement
Wollongong City Council restates its commitment to remain a Nuclear Free Zone and encourages other New South Wales Councils to do the same.
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This Motion was adopted by Council as a Motion to the 2006 NSW LGA Annual Conference. Minute # 216
ICAN Cities Appeal
UPDATE: 15/02/2019 Wollongong City Council declared its local government area a nuclear free zone in 1980 and reaffirmed this nuclear-free stance in 2006. The ICAN Cities Appeal is consistent with the  Council’s ongoing nuclear free position and our fears about the grave threat that nuclear weapons pose to the future of humanity. Wollongong City Council firmly believes that our residents have the right to live in a world free from this threat. The production and deployment of nuclear weapons, whether deliberate or accidental, would have catastrophic, far-reaching and long-lasting consequences for humanity and the environment.
Therefore, Wollongong City Council welcomes the adoption of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons by the United Nations in 2017, and we call on our national government to sign and ratify it without delay.
The Lord Mayor wrote to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs to advise that Wollongong City Council endorses the ICAN Cities Appeal.