Light rail 'too costly' for Wollongong's future transport plan

Kate McIlwain
By Kate McIlwain
Updated October 21 2019 - 5:10am, first published 4:00am
Newcastle's light rail. Picture: Marina Neil.

A proposal to investigate installing light rail in Wollongong has been received with hesitancy, with other councillors suggesting there are other priorities when it comes to the city's transport.


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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