Call for council to act over city's growing 'homelessness crisis'

Kate McIlwain
By Kate McIlwain
April 5 2018 - 3:30am
Ongoing issue: The sand dunes at City Beach have become a known spot for those sleeping rough in Wollongong. Picture: Georgia Matts.

With homelessness on the rise in NSW and Wollongong continuing to feel the squeeze from Sydney’s house price boom, Wollongong councillors have agreed to investigate what they can do to address the growing problem of housing affordability.


Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain


For the past 11 years, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. In that time I've covered breaking news, education, politics, urban affairs, council, environment, data journalism and development news. More recently, I became the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents two years into a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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