Opinion

The Illawarra Escarpment is a precious remnant that needs our protection

By Emma Rooksby, Helen Wilson
Updated June 28 2021 - 2:12pm, first published June 23 2021 - 2:00am
'Precious remnant': Illawarra Escarpment needs our protection

The escarpment is a wonderful asset for Wollongong. It's the green backdrop that defines our place. Its lookouts, forests and slopes provide exhilaration, wonder and solace for those who venture into it. The public has access to those parts of it that comprise the Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area (IESCA). The rest (most of it) is privately owned by companies like Wollongong Coal and South32.

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