Labor will provide $135,000 in funding to Wollongong City Council to illuminate 20 trees along the Wentworth Street business district if elected on 18 May. 

This election will be a choice between a Shorten Labor Government with a plan for the services our community needs, or more of the Liberals’ cuts and chaos.  

The local community in Port Kembla has worked hard to rejuvenate the heart of Port Kembla with a number of new businesses starting up, new events and markets in the Red Point Artists precinct and the recent success of the Wonderwall project where 10 artists transformed blank walls into vivid works of art, complementing the towns artistic vibe. 

This builds on major new events such as the giant slide and the 2019 Gravity Racing National Championships. 

This funding will transform 20 trees with LED fairy lights bringing light and art into the street at night making the street safer and more attractive and vibrant. 

To date, Labor has announced over $136 million in local commitments for Cunningham including: 

  • $50 million for Maldon Dombarton Rail Link. 
  • $55 million for safety upgrades to the Appin Road and construction of a koala pass for rare local koala colony. 
  • $11 million for the University – including $10 million for Facility of Intelligent Fabrication and $1 million to establish the 3D BioPrinting Facility.  
  • $18 million in extra funding for local public schools in Cunningham. 
  • Reopening the Warrawong Centrelink and Medicare Office. 
  • $2 million towards upgrading the netball facilities at Berkeley’s Fred Finch Park. 
  • $57,000 for industrial fans for Greenacres. After six years of cuts and chaos under the Liberals, Labor is ready to support and invest in our local regions and communities.