Wollongong council's dramatic new plan to fix our failing CBD

Kate McIlwain
Updated February 18 2020 - 10:39pm, first published 5:00pm
Vacant space: The plan will get rid of "terrible" rules that allow apartment developers to leave empty shopfronts to languish in commercial precincts. Pictures: Adam McLean.
Vacant space: The plan will get rid of "terrible" rules that allow apartment developers to leave empty shopfronts to languish in commercial precincts. Pictures: Adam McLean.

Wollongong City Council has admitted the CBD is failing in its current form, and is planning to dramatically overhaul rules for developers to fix problems which have emerged in the past decade.

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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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