Wollongong council's beach-side rainbow crossing spreads the Christmas love

Kate McIlwain
By Kate McIlwain
Updated December 24 2019 - 3:01am, first published 1:00am
Powerful symbol: Acting lord mayor Tania Brown is joined by Brad Heffernan, Grace Johnson and Isobel Foye at the new rainbow crossing. Picture: Sylvia Liber.

Wollongong's rainbow crossing - a bright and prominent symbol of the city's support for the LGBTQI community - was unveiled on Christmas Eve, as an "early present" from the council.


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.