Controversy over new Tallawarra land development

    Controversy over new Tallawarra land development

      A newly approved $250 million mixed-use development site in Tallawarra will aim to boost employment opportunities in Wollongong, according to a Wollongong City councillor. The NSW Planning Commission approved plans this week for the 560-hectare development site. The area will include 40 hectares of commercial and industrial land and 16 hectares of retail development. [...]

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    Reconciliation Week celebrated at Wollongong Botanic Garden

    Reconciliation Week celebrated at Wollongong Botanic Garden

    Children, parents and teachers where treated to Aboriginal Storytelling, a Didgeridoo Performance and Reptile Show at Wollongong Botanic Garden today, to celebrate Reconciliation Week. Richard Davis opened the morning with a welcome to country.  

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    Last Heat of the UOW DJ Comp

    Last Heat of the UOW DJ Comp

    The last heat of the National Campus DJ Comp is going down out on UOW’s Duckpond Lawn today. Winners of the heat will journey on into the final, held on 6 June as a part of the End of Session Onsie Party. The DJ Comp is one of Australia’s premier national DJ competitions, backed by [...]

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    Taking it to the extreme

    Taking it to the extreme

    At The Current we believe in pushing the limits to bring you the latest news and events throughout the Illawarra. Looking back at our stories some of us have nearly been arrested, others trapped in torrential rain – just to get the perfect photo, but none us have gone so far as to ride a skateboard [...]

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    Ain't no party like a onesie party

    Ain’t no party like a onesie party

    Fast-forward two weeks: you’ve finished exams, want to check out some upcoming DJ talent, and you want to roll around in your sexy ladybug onesie. And you can do ALL THESE THINGS AT ONCE at  UniBar’s End of Session Onesie Party feat. Collarbones,supported by the DJ Comp Final! The excitement doesn’t end there: famous onesie [...]

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    Council protest against CSG exploration- in theory

    Council protest against CSG exploration- in theory

    Photo: Sky News CSG continues to be the talk of the town with Wollongong City Council voting against the proposal to financially support a blockade against Apex Energy’s drilling program. Despite the council campaigning against further coal seam gas exploration in the region they have rejected Greens’ Councillor Jill Merrin’s suggestion to provide logistical support [...]

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    News

    They knocked, you answered: Red Shield Appeal a success
    They knocked, you answered: Red Shield Appeal a success

    The Salvation Army’s Red Shield door knock appeal raised over $100,000 in the Illawarra last w…

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    Government

    Unemployed act as Budget strings tighten
    Unemployed act as Budget strings tighten

    A forum to discuss the growing need for employment in the Illawarra was held in Dapto today.  The U…

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    Education

    Environment Week at UOW
    Environment Week at UOW

    The University of Wollongong will be the home of environmental awareness next week when celebrations…

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    Arts & Culture

    UOW talks 'Recognition'
    UOW talks ‘Recognition’

    Let’s Talk Recognition at UOW The University of Wollongong is leading the Illawarra’s Reconcilia…

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    Sport

    Beating awareness to the punch
    Beating awareness to the punch

    On-field violence again reared its ugly head this week. NRL’s prestigious State of Origin series h…

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