Wollongong, Newcastle and Geelong form new alliance to push for growth

Kate McIlwain
Updated November 26 2019 - 4:34pm, first published 3:00pm
'Gateway': Wollongong, Geelong and Newcastle tick all the boxes when it comes to population, economic diversity, infrastructure, a strong university and medical research presence and connections to the arts and sporting teams. Picture: Robert Peet.
'Gateway': Wollongong, Geelong and Newcastle tick all the boxes when it comes to population, economic diversity, infrastructure, a strong university and medical research presence and connections to the arts and sporting teams. Picture: Robert Peet.

Wollongong is one of three Australia "gateway" cities which, with proper funding, could make a major impact on the country's economy, according to a new report.

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain

Journalist

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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