Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward MP has today announced that local residents can now have their say on the Wollongong Harbour Draft Master Plan which opens for public exhibition today.
Mr Ward said that the unveiling of the Master Plan was an important step forward for locals.
“We have been working hard on this important project so we are excited to see that it’s now open for the public to have their say,” he said.
“We’ve consulted widely with local stakeholders, the community and Wollongong City Council. We are calling on people to look at the Master Plan and tell us what they think.
“This project is about the people of Wollongong, how to make it an even better place to live as well as attracting investment and tourism to the Illawarra.
“Wollongong Harbour’s long history and heritage, as well as its ongoing commercial and recreational use, make it an essential part of the makeup of the region.
“The plan looks to balance the needs of a working harbour with increasing tourism and recreational users,” Mr Ward said.
On Thursday 9th August members of the public can attend a ‘drop-in’ information sessions from 11.30 am to 1.30 pm and 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm on Thursday 9 August 2018 at the NSW Government offices, 84 Crown Street, Wollongong.
Members of the public have until Friday 31st August to view the public exhibition of the Master Plan, which can also be viewed online at: www.https://www.industry.nsw.gov.au/lands/public/on-exhibition/wollongong-harbour-draft-master-plan.
Following the public consultation, the final Master Plan will be released on 15 October alongside the results of the community feedback.