Wollongong council unveils plans for new Chinese Friendship Garden

Kate McIlwain
By Kate McIlwain
Updated October 29 2019 - 5:54am, first published 5:30am
Milestone: A ceremony was held at the Botanic Garden to mark the beginnning of the Longyan Friendship Garden project. Picture: Sylvia Liber.

A tea house, moon gate and waterfall feature will be installed in Wollongong's Botanic Garden, as part of a new Chinese Friendship Garden which will take shape over the next two years.


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.