Wollongong council election 2017: Ward 1 (Fairy Meadow to Helensburgh) candidates

Kate McIlwain
Updated September 8 2017 - 1:54pm, first published August 17 2017 - 3:38pm
Meet the council election candidates: Wollongong Ward 1
Meet the council election candidates: Wollongong Ward 1

The Mercury has asked the lead candidate of each group to tell us why they’ve decided to run for election, and outline two core issues for their group.

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain


For more than a decade, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. Currently I'm the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents in the wake of a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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