EVENTS

 

1. NEW EVENTS
2. ALREADY POSTED EVENTS
3. REGULAR EVENTS
4. LATEST CAUSES
5. DA's, LEP's, INQUIRIES
6. COUNCIL MEETINGS
7. AMENDMENTS SINCE 1ST MAIL OUT
8. ICEC YOU TUBE NEWS

1. NEW EVENTS

Download the Global Warming/CLIMATE CHANGE Petition
(click here for A4 size, click here for A5 size)
16,17 Feb 2009
4-7:30pm
Draft LEP Wollongong Council Information Nights
* Monday 16 February at Wisemans Park Bowling Club, Gipps Road, Gwynneville 4pm to 7.30pm
* Tuesday 17 February at Wollongong RSL Bowling Club - Function Room, 120 The Avenue, Figtree 4pm to 7.30pm
17 February 2009
7:00pm
Re : ROC Meetings and Wollongong Harbour Survey results The next ROC meeting will be held on Tuesday 17th February at 7.00pm at Old Court House Wollongong and future meeting dates for 2009 are as follows : 17th March, 21st April, 19th May, 16th June, 21st July 18th August, 15th September, 20th October, 17th November, 15th December. Contact: Arthur Rorris
21 February 2009
6:30pm
MUSIC AND THEATRE NITE SANDON POINT AT HEADLANDS
At HEADLANDS HOTEL located on the main headland off Lawrence Hargrave Dr , between Austinmer and Coledale NSW 2515.
The event is to Help contribute to the legal cost of Jill Walker’s High Court challenge to NSW Planning (NSW Inc) Kuradji – Sandon Point Coastal Park vs Stockland – ARV’s Sandon Point High Density Suburb.
Performers: Leisure Coasters (reggae), Tetnus Rig (young local band), Ben Kumkler (young local band), Pete Button (didge/folk), Circus WOW (new sketch), Elemental Grooves (African drumming), Flamenco Fusion (Spanish dance), Theatre Wollongong Uni (satire).
Food is provided with tickets for $30 and $25 concession. Payment is needed in advance for the private function. Tickets available from Michael Crighton, 0405 274 256 (text), Cate Wilson, 0432 810 461,Tina Slon 42 673696.
24,26 February 2009
6:00pm-7:00pm
Wollongong Council Neighbourhood Forums - Information Session
Location - Warrawong Community Centre, Greene Street
Begin - Tuesday 24/02/2009 6:00 PM
End - 24/02/2009 7:00 PM
Location - Dapto Ribbonwood Centre, Princes Highway
Begin Thursday 26/02/2009 6:00 PM
End 26/02/2009 7:00 PM
Contact Community Engagement on 4227 7096
11-12 March 2009 Australia’s Climate Movement in 2009: The Turning Point, March 11-12 2009, Melbourne Town Hall
Climate Action Network Australia’s (CANA’s) annual conference is the only event where the representatives of the major community voices, including the CANA Member Organisations, come together to receive an update on new developments in the broad field of climate problems and potential solutions, collaboratively plan campaign and research strategies, and network with leading government, academic and corporate stakeholders.
In 2009, the role of the climate movement is particularly significant as major climate policies move into legislation in Australia and the United National Framework Convention on Climate Change prepares to meet in Copenhagen in December to develop a post-Kyoto climate agreement. For these reasons, the topic of this conference is 'The turning point'. In 2009, many non-government climate campaigns will come to fruition and revised campaign planning is required to respond to the new policy environment. The prominence of the CANA conference in 2009 is key for industry, government and academic representatives working on climate change issues.
For more information and to register, visit http://www.cana. net.au/index. php?site_ var=80.

2. ALREADY POSTED EVENTS

17 Feburary 2009
7:30pm
NEXT PRECINCT MEETING
Thirroul Senior Citizen¹s Hall. David Green from Wollongong City Council is coming out to go through the draft Wollongong Local Environment Plan (LEP). This is probably one of the most important documents for all land owners to read and make a submission on. Contact: Alice Cartan at heycart@tpg.com.au
28 February 2009
9:30am registration for 10:am start
WAC CONFERENCE DISCUSSING THE LEP is 28TH FEBRUARY NOT TOMORROW 28 JANUARY
WAC is organising a one day conference at the Fraternity club, hosting researches who have apparently identified serious concerns regarding Wollongong City Council’s (WCC) Draft Local Environmental Plan 2009. Contact Ray Robinson at revelationsman@optusnet.com.au

3. REGULAR EVENTS

Cookson's Landcare Group meets monthly on the first Saturday of the month Contact Helen on 42833033.
Wollongong Climate Action Network (W-CAN) meets the last Tuesday of each month at Healthy Cities Illawarra. Contact Rowan Huxtable at huxtable@pacific. net.au
Illawarra Greens meet the first Monday of the month Contact Jill Merrin (0422 655 711) or Scott Griffith (0422 634 425).
Illawarra Union Singers usually meets on the Friday each week Contact Mairi Petersen 42962339.
Concerned Residents of East Dapto (CRED) meets on the first Friday of every month (except January) and holds a public meeting at 7.00pm, Koonawarra Community Centre (KARA) at Fowlers Rd next to the Koonawarra shops. Contact: Maureen Magee email: maureen@shoal.net.au
Ecopella - Environmental a cappella choir Meets first and third Tuesday of the month at the Uni. Website: http://www.ecopella.org/ Contact Miguel Heatwole: mheatwole@bigpond.com
NIRAG Meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm, Old Bulli Council Chambers Princes Hwy opp Farrell Rd. Contact: nirag@bigpond.com
Oak Flats Progress Society Meets on the first Wednesday of each month at the Oak Flats Neighbourhood Centre at 7:30pm Contact: Joanna Schimidt on 4256 2655.
ROC ROC meetings will be held on at 7.00pm at Old Court House Wollongong. Dates include: 17 February, 17th March, 21st April, 19th May, 16th June, 21st July,18th August, 15th September, 20th October, 17th November, 15th December. Contact: Arthur Rorris, SCLC

4. LATEST CAUSES

Killalea State Park Development
Save Burrup Rock Art in Western Australia
Sandon Point and the destruction of Wrexham Road Bridge

5. DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS
LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL PLANS
INQUIRIES

Shellharbour Council Code of Meeting Practice
'Includes proposed changes to the way in which members of the public can addresss Council at Council Meetings.'

Shellharbour Council Draft Community Engagement Policy
'Sets out a range of methods for Council to seek the community's views as part of its decision-making. '

Write to
General Manager
PO Box 155 Shellharbour City Centre, 2529

Email
records@shellharbou r.nsw.gov. au

Verbal Feedback on Draft Community Engagement Policy
Contact Neryl East 4221 5080 (Monday to Wednesday)

Exhibition period until 20 February 2009 and Submission period until 27 February 2009
DA 79/06 (Part 3)
Addition to Hanger 1
It includes construction for TouchDown Helicopters. TouchDown Helicopters propose:
• CHARTER FLIGHTS on demand
• JOYFLIGHTS
o 10 flights a day (20 movements
o Stage 1 – 1 day per month then 2 days per month
o Stage 2 – every 2nd weekend
o State 3 – Each weekend
• Joyflights will initially be on weekends, however, as demand changes, the service will increase (pg. 2 of business paper)...Should the venture be successful the potential for weekday use is possible (pg. 5 of the DA 362/07 business paper)
Write to:
General Manager
PO Box 155 Shellharbour City Centre, 2529

Email
records@shellharbour.nsw.
gov.au

Exhibition period is passed but it is important for those impacted on to still contact council.

See community submission at:
http://www.epaust.info/wacef/
touchdownhelicopters.html

 

5. ALREADY POSTED DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS
LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL PLANS
INQUIRIES

Darcy Wentworth Park Lake Times (15 Jan 09, pg. 46) advertises that Darcy Wentworth Park is being placed on exhibition to reclassify part of the car park from community land to operational land to enable the leasing of 54 car park spaces.
The community engagement team at Wollongong Council can be contacted via 4227 7096 or consultation@wollongong.nsw.gov.au
The exhibition period appears to be 12 Jan to 27 Feb 09. A public hearing with an independent facilitator is being organised 10 February 09, 6.30pm at L9 Function room at Council's Administration Building.
STANDING COMMITTEE ON STATE DEVELOPMENT LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL Inquiry into the New South Wales planning framework
http://www.parliame nt.nsw.gov. au/prod/parlment /committee. nsf/0/530183A604 04CEC9CA25747500 005550
TERMS OF REFERENCE
1. That the Standing Committee on State Development inquire into and report on national and international trends in planning, and in particular: (a) the need, if any, for further development of the New South Wales planning legislation over the next five years, and the principles that should guide such development,
(b) the implications of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) reform agenda for planning in New South Wales,
(c) duplication of processes under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Act 1999 and New South Wales planning, environmental and heritage legislation,
(d) climate change and natural resources issues in planning and development controls,
(e) appropriateness of considering competition policy issues in land use planning and development approval processes in New South Wales,
(f) regulation of land use on or adjacent to airports,
(g) inter-relationship of planning and building controls, and
(h) implications of the planning system on housing affordability.
2. That the committee report by 14 December 2009.
Draft Wollongong Council Local Environmental Plan 2009 See: http://www.wollongong.nsw.gov.au/draftlep2009.asp
Submissions can be posted to the above address or emailed to wollongonglep@wollongong.nsw.gov.au or records@wollongong.nsw.gov.au or faxed to 4226-9796.
Any enquires in relation to the Draft LEP may be directed to Council’s Land Use Planning Team on wollongonglep@wollongong.nsw.gov.au or 4227 7631.
Submissions Due: 13 March 2009
Submission Metropolitan Coal Project 2008 MP 08_0149 See: http://majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au/page/project-sectors/mining--petroleum---extractive-industries/mining/?action=view_job&job_id=2672
Submissions go to:
Alison Thomas
23-33 Bridge Street, Sydney NSW 2000
GPO Box 39, Sydney NSW 2001
alison.thomas@planning.nsw.gov.au.
For non-government detailed information on the Waratah Rivulet & longwall mining you can also visit: http://www.tec.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=659&Itemid=304 or http://www.riverssos.com/
Extension on submissions to end of 2008.
17 October 2008 PORT KEMBLA COAL TERMINAL APPLICATION - Major Project Application 08-0009 - Increased Road Receivable Hours at Port Kembla Coal Terminal - Preliminary Environmental Assessment * See: http://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/asp/major_projects.asp and http://www.pkct.com.au/communityenvironment.htm

6. COUNCIL MEETINGS

Shellharbour Council The following is from SCC website (http://www.shellhar bour.nsw. gov.au/default. aspx?WebPage= 106) regarding Ordinary meetings for the rest of the year. It doesn't account for any Extraordinary Meetings that may be called in during the year. The meetings are now held at Lamerton House (next to Stocklands Shellharbour).
20 January 2009 (Extraordinary meeting), 29 January 2009 (Extraordinary meeting), 24 February 2009,17 March 2009,7 April 2009,28 April 2009,19 May 2009,2 June 2009,23 June 2009,14 July 2009,4 August 2009,25 August 2009,15 September 2009,
Wollongong Council Council meetings are held approximately ten times per year, generally on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 5pm. The meetings are held in the Council Chambers, which are located on Level 10 of the Administration Building, 41 Burelli Street, Wollongong. Dates and times of meetings for the balance of the year can be accessed through the Council Calendar.
You have the opportunity to address the Council meeting through the Public Access Forum Policy. Please be aware that you need to follow the Policy to ensure we can give as many people as possible the opportunity to participate. If you wish to speak, you will need to apply in writing by 12 midday on the day before the meeting."
See Council's calendar at
http://www.wollongong.nsw.gov.au/council/1272.asp
See also
http://www.wollongong.nsw.gov.au/contactus/communityengagementcalendar.asp
and note - by way of coming attractions:
Neighbourhood Forums - Information Session
Location - Warrawong Community Centre, Greene Street
Begin - Tuesday 24/02/2009 6:00 PM
End - 24/02/2009 7:00 PM
Location - Dapto Ribbonwood Centre, Princes Highway
Begin Thursday 26/02/2009 6:00 PM
End 26/02/2009 7:00 PM
Contact Community Engagement on 4227 7096

7. AMENDMENTS SINCE LAST MAIL OUT

Sonya McKay, co-ordinator of ICEC sonya_mckay@yahoo.com.au

Recognition

Panda Computers
http://pandacomputers.com.au/

Past Events for 2007

20 January 2007
4:00pm
Bushcare this Saturday afternoon will be on at the Casurina Forest. Please meet at the eastern entrance from 4:00pm. Contact: Marcel 0423 27 5515.
20 January 2007
1pm to 4pm
Traditional Music Session, Heritage Hotel. Contact email: desanti@bigpond.com
24 January 2007
8pm
Wongawilli Bush Dance at Bulli Heritage Hotel, part of the Illawarra Folk Festival. Entry is free. Contact email: desanti@bigpond.com
25-28 January 2007 22nd Illawarra Folk Festival. Volunteers most welcome: contact julie at steele@illawarrafolkclub.org.au or Phone 0423829617
30 January 2007
7:00pm
Climate Change Meeting at Project Contemporary Art building, 255 Keira Street in Wollongong. Contact Rowan Mo: 0408372792
11 February 2007
11:00am
Coalition against Planning Overdevelopment - big rally at Archibald Fountain Hyde Park marching to parliament. Contact:CAPO 0407900615
13 February 2007
7:00pm
Wollongong Climate Action Network climate change Meeting at Project Contemporary Art building, 255 Keira Street in Wollongong. Contact Rowan Mo: 0408372792
15 February 2007
9:00am
Bulli Bushcare at Bulli Park. Contact: Marcel Van Wijk on 4283 5442 and 0423275515
17 February 2007
10:00am-11:00am
11:00am-5:00pm
NETWORK, AND BE PART OF THE
ICEC LAUNCH &
NCC BIODIVERSITY WORKSHOP

Illawarra Community and Environment Connection (ICEC) launch, Wollongong University, 10-11:00am &
Nature Conservation Council (NCC) biodiversity workshop, Wollongong University, 11am-5:00pm

Free Drinks and Nibbles at the Launch and Lunch at the Biodiversity Workshop

RSVP Sonya McKay (ICEC) on 0407910029 or email: sonya_mckay@yahoo.com.au, or Jaime Hilbert (NCC) on 92790955 or email: jhilbert@nccnsw.au. Poster [click here]

17 February 2007
3:00pm
Northern Illawarra Climate Coolers meeting with a Al Gore trained speaker discussing climate change and what you can do to make a difference. Helensberg Community Centre. Contact:contact@niclimatecoolers.org or phone: (02) 4294-8089 or visit http://niclimatecoolers.org
17 Feburary 2007
4:00pm
Bulli Bushcare at Collins Creek. Contact: Marcel Van Wijk on 4283 5442 and 0423275515
17 February 2007
Folk Club Concert - Martin Pearson, Pete Bennett, City Diggers Wollongong. Contact email: desanti@bigpond.com
20 February 2007
12pm
EDUCATION
Public meeting on public education and the future of TAFE. Candidates from Keira & Wollongong are invited to address a forum being held at Wollongong TAFE
20-22 Feb 2007 PRINCESS HIGHWAY UPGRADE
Information sessions on upgrade of Princess Highway between Gerringong and Bomaderry. 20 Feb 07, 6pm-8:30pm, School of Arts Hall, Alexandra Street, Berry. 21 Feb 07, 6pm-8:30pm, Gerringong Town Hall, Gerringong. 22 Feb 07, 6pm-8:30pm, Bomaderry Community Centre, 19 Birriley Street, Bomaderry. Contact project information 1800 506 976 or email: Gerringong_to_Bomaderry@maunsell.com.
22 February 2007
6:00pm
LONG WALL MINING
Public meeting - 'Rivers of Shame' at Thirroul Neighbourhood Centre. A meeting has been called to alert the local community to the extensive damage being caused across the top of the Escarpment into our water catchment areas by the devastating impacts of long wall mining. The meeting will include a screening the 'Rivers SOS film - Rivers of Shame' & presentations from Dave Burgess of the Total Environment Centre & Julie Shephard from Rivers SOS. Candidates for the State election in the seats of Keira and Heathcote have been invited to let us know how their parties plan to address this significant issue.
Poster [click here]
24-25 Feb 2007 COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT KIOSKS
Wollongong Council community engagement sessions. Ward 3 kiosk, North Wollongong Beach 24 Feb, 10-12 noon. Ward 5 kiosk, Dapto Markets 25 Feb, 9-11am. Contact Wollongong Council
27 February 2007
12:30-1:30pm

CLIMATE CHANGE

Presentations by Dr John Kaye (upper house Greens candidate) and Kate Brandreth (Greens candidate for Keira). Room 4.G31, Wollongong University. Contact Kate 0406226470. Poster [click here].

3 March 2007

10am

LAKE ILLAWARRA
Save the Wall rally. Save Lake Illawarra Action Group. Reddall Reserve Kiosk. Contact: info@savelakeillawarra.org.au. Poster [click here]

27 February 2007

9:30am to 12 noon

Poetry Workshop
With Chrissie Paice. Shell Cove Community Centre. Contact: Shellharbour Council's

28 February 2007

10-3:30pm

Postcard Making Workshop with Liz Jeneid. Liz Jenid's Artist Studio, Mount Kembla. Bus from Warilla Library at 9:15am. Contact Shellharbour Council

8 March 2007

7pm to 9:30pm

Celebrating International Women's Day.

Guest speakers include, University of Wollongong Arts academics Prof Amanda Lawson, Prof Diana Wood Conroy, Dr Merlinda Bobis, Dr Rae Luckie, Dr Mellissa Boyde, Dr Georgine Clarsen and poet Aunty Barbara Nicholson. Beyond Words Bookshop. Addison Street, Shellharbour Village. Contact Shellharbour Council

25 February 2007
4:00pm
Bulli Bushcare at Whartons Creek. Contact: Marcel Van Wijk on 4283 5442 and 0423275515
28 February 2007
4:15-6:00pm
INTRODUCTION TO ROOTS AND SHOOTS
A global and environmental and humanitarian program for youth. Bottlebrush room, Corrimal Community and Library Centre, 15 Short Street, Corrimal. Contact Dr Jane Taylor 42674512.
Poster [click here]
28 February 2007
7:30pm
changed to 1 March 2007
Ralph McTell (Streets of London), plus Pettibone, City Diggers Wollongong. $20 members / $25 non-members. Contact email: desanti@bigpond.com
1 March 2007
7:30pm
Ralph McTell (Streets of London), plus Pettibone, City Diggers Wollongong. $20 members / $25 non-members. Contact email: desanti@bigpond.com
3 March 2007
9-11am
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT KIOSK
Ward 6 community engagement kiosk, Windang Markets. Contact Wollongong Council
3 March 2007
8:30am-1130am
KOONA BAY SALT MARSH UNDER THREAT.
Information kiosk at Wilson Park, Koona Street, Albion Park Rail. Look at plans, environmental reports and speak with Council’s technical officers regarding the proposed cycleway at Koona Bay – Lake Illawarra. Submissions are due 16 March 2007. Contact Shellharbour City Council.
3rd March 2007
3-5pm
YOUTH FORUM
Youth Forum at Fairy Meadow Community Hall. Organised by Greens Candidate for Keira, Kate Brandreth. An 'Insight' style forum that will bring together the youth of Wollongong and people working with our young people. An attempt to more readily identify the issues facing young people in the Illawarra ... a group largely ignored by the major political parties. Contact Kate 0406226470
4th March 2007
2PM
SANDON POINT ANNIVERSARY
Sandon Point Community Picket - 6th Anniversary at Sandon Point. It is just over year since the community picket burnt down ... but the fight to save Sandon Point continues. There will be a walk around the site through the wetlands and forest lead by Dootch Kennedy - music - food - & speeches. Further details to be posted ... or check out the campaign website - http://www.sandon-point.org.au/drupal/
4 March 2007
7pm
'CHOOCH-A-BAHN' FUNDRAISER'
A fundraiser & concert at Project Contemporary Artspace, Keira St, Wollongong. A night of music and mystery ... you are all invited. Contact Kate 0406226470. Further info to be posted
6 March 2007
7:00PM
CLIMATE CHANGE INFORMATION NIGHT
At Jambaroo Bowling Club. Contact Sarah on 42360286
8 March 2007
7-9:00pm
CLIMATE CHANGE ROADSHOW
Corrimal Library and Community Centre, Short Street, Corrimal. Contact Vanessa 42277494 vjohn@wollongong.nsw.gov.au or Louise 42213384 lmcbryde@uow.edu.au.
Poster [click here]
10 March 2007
1:00pm-5:00pm
TREES CAN'T TALK
But We Can Sing!

Ecopella - an environmental a cappella group based in the Illawarra, Sydney and the Blue Mountains.….and an exciting range of localmusicians. Wombarra Sculpture Garden, 59 Morrison Ave, Wombarra(the northern beaches of Wollongong)$10 or $8 concession. For more info contact 42844712And Ecopella http://ecopella.music.net.au. Poster [click here]

11th March 2007
2-5pm
GREENS GARDEN PARTY
Fundraiser & music. Old School House, Swamp Rd, Dumore. Afternoon tea - raffles - best hat competition - and music with Michael Fox. This is a major fundraiser for the Illawarra Greens in south & Kiama Greens have also been invited. $30 - ( concession by donation ). Contact Frances Cairns - 4284 8861 or 0408 415748 - or by email - francescairns@bigpond.com. Any volunteers or support for the Greens campaign is most welcome.
Poster [click here]
12 March 2007
7:30pm
Wollongong Against Corruption meeting. "Crisis of Governance". Wollongong Town Hall Community Centre, Corner of Crown and Kembla Streets, Wollongong.
12 March 2007 Submissions due for development application (10/2007) for Equestrian Stables, sheds and yards. The proposal affects Weltand 372. Contact Shellharbour Council.
12 March 2007
10-12 noon
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Ward 5 kiosk, community engagement at Western Suburbs Pool. Contact Wollongong Council
14 March 2007
6:30pm
CLIMATE CHANGE MEETING - MEET THE CANDIDATES. Wollongong Climate Action Network. Smith's Hill High School Hall. Cnr of Keira and Campbell Streets, Wollongong. Contact Rowan on 42267051/0408 372 792 email: huxtable@cyberelectric.net.au or Katie 0433695693.
Poster [click here]
16 March 2007
7:00pm
"ISSUES RELEVANT TO CLIMATE CHANGE"
Illawarra Community and Environment Connection (ICEC) meeting. Heininger Hall, Heininger House, Dapto Ribbonwood Centre, 93-109 Princess Highway, Dapto. Access through Heininger Street, off Fowlers Road. Contact: Sonya McKay 0407910029 or email sonya_mckay@yahoo.com.au.
16 March 2007 Submissions due for Koona Bay shared pathway. Three of the six options are foreshore constructions. Shellharbours Review of Environmental Factors recommends foreshore option 2 which will permanantly impact on the salt marsh wetlands at Koona Bay (Lake Illawarra). Contact Shellharbour Council.
24 March 2007
Short Sited 11 Film Festival. University Hall. Film submissions deadline 7 March 2007. Visit www.shortsited.org.
27 March 2007
11am-noon
Young People and the Law seminar. Albion Park Library. Contact Shellharbour Council
28 March 2007
11am-noon
Older People and the Law seminar. Warilla Library. Contact Shellharbour Council
29 March 2007
6.30pm-7.30pm
Your Children and the Law seminar. Warilla Library. Contact Shellharbour Council
29 March 2007
6.00pm-8.00pm
Wollongong Council's first round of Ward Councillor Forum's. Stanwell Park CSA Hall and Tarrawanna Community Hall. Contact Council's Community and Cultural Services division: 42277017
31 March 2007
7.30pm
Earth Hour. Swith off lights for an hour. First blackout to raise awareness of global warming
3 April 2007
9.00am-12.00pm
Human Traffic and Slavery in Australia
Jubilee Room. Parramatta Town Hall (near Parramatta train station)182 Church Street Mall, Parramatta. Tea and coffee will be provided. This free workshop is presented by the Anti-Slavery Project of the Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney and sponsored by Immigrant Women's Speakout Association of NSW. Please confirm your participation by 30 March on Phone: 9635 8022 or Email: women@speakout.org.au
10 April 2007 Mammals will be singing at the Diggers Club.
12-13 April 2007 Climate Law in Australia conference in canberra. Further information [click here]
14-22 April 2007 National Youth Week as well as Sustainability Week. For Youth Centre information on events call 4226 5969 or email youthservices@wollongong.nsw.gov.au. See also Blackbutt Youth Centre and Helensburg Youth Centre.
16 April 2007
10-11.30am.
Learn about waste eating worms. Gengarry Cottege. Contact: 4262 5511.
16 April 2007
6.30pm
Comprehensive Approach to Climate Change
University Hall with Professor Ian Lowe. Bookings and credit card payment Futureworld 42269147 or pay at door. $20, student/concession $10. Poster [click here]
17 April 2007
10-12.00pm.
Papermaking using old scraps. Gengarry Cottege. Contact: 4262 5511.
17 April 2007
1.30 to 6pm
National Youth Week. Gravity circus workshop at WOW. Contact Youth Centre.
17 April 2007
6.00pm-8.00pm
Wollongong Council Planning Sessions. Wollongong Old Court House. Contact Wollongong Council
17 April 2007
6.30pm
Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth Greater Union Theatre, Church St, Wollongong.
18 April 2007
5.30pm for 6pm
Peak Oil Reserves, Peak Oil, Reserves, Alternatives, Sustainability
Futureworld, Miller St, Coniston. Matt Mushalik. Bookings preferred. $20, Futureworld members $15, Concession $15. Pamphlet [click here]
18 April 2007
9.30am-11.30am
Origami Easter, turning old easter wrapping into origami. Gengarry Cottege. Contact: 4262 5511.
18 April 2007
1.30-6pm
National Youth Week. Launch Your Voice @ 5pm. Forum for youth to raise concerns with Wollongong Councillors and staff. Drumming workshop at 3pm. Contact: Youth Centre.
18 April 2007
4.00pm-6.00pm
Wollongong Council Planning Sessions. Thirroul Neighbourhood Centre. Contact Wollongong Council
19 April 2007
12.30pm-2.30pm.
Easter Bonnet creating and parading easter bonnets from recycled materials. Gengarry Cottege. Contact: 4262 5511.
19 April 2007
1.30-8.45pm
National Youth Week. Radical Cheerleading workshop 1.30-4.30pm. Lunch provided. Contact: Youth Centre.
19 April 2007
5.00pm-7.00pm
Wollongong Council Planning Sessions. Fairy Meadow Community Centre. Contact Wollongong Council
20 April 2007
10.30-12.30am.
Green Cleaning with easter chocolate. Gengarry Cottege. Contact: 4262 5511.
20 April 2007
1-5pm
National Youth Week. Picnic in the Park 1-3pm in McCabe Park then back to the Youth Centre. Contact: Youth Centre.
21 April 2007
12-5pm
Capoeira Final Show 12.30 and local aerosol artists invited to redesign the Youth Week wall in the forecourt from 12 noon. Contact Youth Centre.
21 April 2007
10am
Helenburg Youth Centre. BBQ and activities day. Basketball, circus workshop, centre decorating, then after 7pm "A Night at the Circus" with Acrobats, fire twirlers, jugglers and clowns.
21 April 2007
12:00pm
FREE DAVID HICKS- April 21 National Day of Action
Front steps of the Uniting Church (just below the amphitheatre) Crown Street Mall, Wollongong. Contact: Tim on 0413 928 894 or timdobson@gmail.com or Jess on 0416 232 349 or jmoorejmoore@gmail.com
21 April 2007
7.30pm
Mike Cooper concert. City Diggers Club, Cnr of church and Burelli St, Wollongong. Tickets cost $8 for members of the Folk Club and Diggers Club and $12 for non-members. For further details contact the Folk Club on 1300887034
22 April 2007
11:00am
“GREEN LIGHT FOR CORRUPTION”
Cnr Lawrence Hargrave Drive and Wrexham Road, Thirroul. Contact: Wollongong Against Corruption (WAC) - Frances Burnham Mob. 0403859024 or Paul Matters Mob. 0431457108.
24 April 2007
7.00pm
WOLLONGONG CLIMATE ACTION NETWORK (W-CAN) meeting
Climate Change Meeting at Project Contemporary Art building, 255 Keira Street in Wollongong. Contact Rowan Mo: 0408372792
28 April 2007
11.00am
RETAIN, REINVIGORATE, RETAIN OUR MALL
The rally will held in the MALL at the Amphitheatre to discuss the public’s perception of this most important of issues. Contact ROM: Trevor Mott Chairperson, Convenor 42287385
4 May 2007
6.30pm
MAY DAY DINNER
Helenic Club, Princess Hwy, Figtree. Contact: Joanne Kowalczk on 42213701 or 0411219982 or email: joannek@uow.edu.au. Phamphlet [click here]
5 May 2007
10.00am
MAY DAY MARCH
Meet at Fred Moore House (Lowden Square) at 10.00am and march to Crown St Amphitheatre. Contact: Joanne Kowalczk on 42213701 or 0411219982 or email: joannek@uow.edu.au. Phamphlet [click here]
8 May 2007
7.00pm onwards
ILLAWARRA INNOVATION SHOWCASE FORUM
Illawarra Coal Science Theatre, Science Centre and Planetarium, Squires Way. Price: Free. Contact Science Centre and Plenetarium: Bookings are essential. Ring 4286 5000 and ask for Kim or Lara to make a booking.
9 May 2007
5.30pm for
6.00pm-8.00pm
CARBON TRADING, PITFALLS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Futureworld, Miller St Coniston. Light Refreshments provided. Speakers: Ken James, Founder and Managing Director of Global Carbon Exchange, and a representative of Gujarat NRE Australia. Contact and bookings: Russell Verdon 42269147 or email: ftrworld@bigpond.net.au
10 May 2007
6.00pm-8.00pm
SOCIAL INNOVATION IN ORGANISATONS: SHARING IDEAS ON THE FUTURE WORKPLACE workshop
Social Club in the University Unicentre (level 1) (the Old Bistro-Bar) . For further information you can email Dr Hasan at hasan@uow.edu.au or visit http://infosys.uow.edu.au/atul/events.php
15 May 2007, 3.45pm-7.00pm WORKSHOP AND ILLAWARRA ARTS AND ENVIRONMENT NETWORK
Old Wollongong courthouse, cnr Cliff and Harbour St, Wollongong.RSVP to Amanda Hogbin - ahogbin@cva. org.au or 0412532817
19 May 2007
10:30am
KILLALEA OVERDEVELOPMENT AND BEYOND
Stop Over-development at Killalea State Park Public Meeting. Outside the education centre at Killalea State Park. Contact: Sonya Mckay on 0407910029 or email: sonya_mckay@yahoo.com.au. See leaflet [click here]. See also ICEC news at [click here]
21 May 2007 Worlds Biggest Morning Tea
25 May 2007 G7 AUSTRALIAN WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Deadline for entries. See http://www.gfilm.com.au/
26 May 2007 Sorry Day
27 May-3 June 2007 Reconcilliation Week
1 June 2007
12:00pm
Join the Greens Coal protest:
SAY NO TO ANVIL HILL AND MOOLARBEN COAL MINES
Outside Governor Macquarie Tower,1 Farrer Place, Sydney. Speakers include Greens Senator Kerry Nettle and NSW Greens MPs. Call on the NSW Government to reject two mega mine proposals - Anvil Hill coalmine in the Upper Hunter and Moolarben coalmine near Mudgee. For more information: Lee Rhiannons office 9230 3551, lee.rhiannon@parliament.nsw.gov.au, http://www.savethedrip.com,http://www.anvilhill.org.au
1-3 June 2007 G7 AUSTRALIAN WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY SHORT FILM FESTIVAL. See http://www.gfilm.com.au.
2-3 June 2007 Anvil Hill is under threat from a proposed coal mine, which the NSW government looks set to approve. The mine will destroy remnant bushland, displace hundreds of people and fuel dangerous climate change. If you would like to come along please send Ben Pearson an email at: ben.pearson@ au.greenpeace. org. They will let you know about accommodation and transport options. See: http://www.greenpeace.org/australia/news-and-events/events/anvil-hill
3 June 2007
12:00pm
At midday a human sign reading 'Save Anvil Hill' will be formed near the proposed mine site. Contact: Ben Pearson an email at: ben.pearson@ au.greenpeace.org. See: http://www.greenpeace.org/australia/news-and-events/events/anvil-hill
5 June 2007 WCC's World Environment Day in the Botannic Gardens.
Futureworld's "Big Foot" workshop for participating Schools will have students look at their Ecological footprint in areas such as transport, food, waste, water and energy. Many other workshops will be in action throughout the day. Futureworld’s contact: 4226 9147. See: http://www.futureworld.org.au/events.htm
9 June – 11 June 2007
8:00am-afternoon
SAVE SANDON POINT SURF FESTIVAL
Starts 8 am until afternoon, depending upon the surf! BBQ bacon and eggs rolls for breakie 8-10 $3 Snag sangers for lunch 11-1 $2 Cold drinks $2. Volunteers to help with the BBQ fundraising. contact Georgia Phillips gphillip@bigpond.net.au or 0419423570,42942966
16 June 2007
7.30pm
Illawarra Folk Club presents Klezmer Connexion a Gypsy/Jewish Band, Sedition with ace seditionist, Maurie Mulheron and Folk Revival songs with Canadian John Hall. City Diggers. Admission $8 (club members) $12 others.
EVENT POSTPONED 17 June 2007 DAY OF ACTION POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
See www.tec.org.au or www.riverssos.com or contact 9261 3437,0409 447913 or 0418 278753. The Waratah Rivulet is located in the Sutherland Shire just south of Sydney. This stream makes up about 30% of the Woronora Dam catchment. The Rivulet is dry not because of the drought, but because of the impacts of underground longwall coal mining 500m below the surface. The Rally and Day of Action will take place outside a Sydney Catchment Authority gate on the Old Princes Highway just south of Helensburgh. See pamphlet [click here] and brief [click here]
18 June 2007 2007 Climate Action Network Australia Conference; Converting Concern into Action. Parliament House Theatrette, Canberra. See: http://www.cana. net.au/2007Confe rence/
19 June 2007
6:00pm
'SAVE KILLALEA' public meeting.
Killalea State Park is under threat from major development. A 52 year lease has already signed with private interest. The lease will become active upon formal approval of a development application. Links Golf Club, Golf Drive, Shell Cove. Contact: South Coast Labour Council (4229 2888) and Save Killalea Alliance (0407910029). Leaflets [click here][click here]See: http://www.epaust.info/killalea/index.html
21 June 2007
WOLLONGONG STOP BUSH COMMITTEE
Next meeting. Aboriginal Cultural Centre, 22 Kenny Street, Wollongong (opposite #25 Kenny Street). Contact:Tim Dobson,0413 928 894,timdobson@gmail.com,Jess Moore,0416 232 349,jmoorejmoore@gmail.com.
21 June 2007
6:00pm
Futureworld Fundraising Dinner
Kembla Grange Race Course, Bert Lillye Room. Bob Carr will speak on Business and Climate Change and Robert Dane from Solar Sailor is expected to attend with some exciting news from America. Entertainment and Dancing. Tickets and table bookings Futureworld 42269147 or ftrworld@bigpond.net.au. See: http://www.futureworld.org.au/events.htm
23 June 2007
2:00pm
TERRY HICKS TO SPEAK IN WOLLONGONG
As part of the 'People's trial of George W Bush'. The event will see 'people's testimonies' charging Bush with crimes against humanity and the environment. Terry hicks is the key speaker. Other speakers include saeb ali (peace for lebanon), paola harvey (enviro activist) and a speaker on workers' rights. Aboriginal Cultural Centre, 22 Kenny Street, Wollongong (opposite #25 Kenny Street). Contact:Tim Dobson, 0413 928 894,timdobson@gmail.com,Jess Moore,0416 232 349,jmoorejmoore@gmail.com.
27 June 2007
6:30pm for 7:00pm
FOOD FAIRNESS ILLAWARRA
presents....The Future Of Food Film screening A must-see documentary that examines the complex web of market and political forces that are changing what we eat. Thirroul Neighbourhood Centre, 256 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Thirroul. Gold Coin donation and tin of food - donated to local food organisations. RSVP Essential by 20th June to Caitlin Marshall, 4226 5000 or programs@healthycitiesill.org.au Delicious organic food and hot drinks available.
30 June 2007
6:30pm
SOLIDARITY DINNER: We want Chavez NOT Bush
Presented by Australia Venezuela Solidarity Network (AVSN) & Green Left Weekly. Old Courthouse, cnr Cliff Rd & Harbour Sts Wollongong All welcome - bookings essential (going fast!). Contact Will 0425 329 963, will@greenleft.org.au. $25 waged ($50 solidarity); $15 conc; $8 high school Special guest speaker: Federico Fuentes, co-ordinator & participant, May Day solidarity brigade to Venezuela. Also includes Uruguayan feast & entertainment by the 'Freedom Fighters'
30th June 2007
7pm to midnight
ILLAWARRA GREENS TRIVIA AND DANCE NIGHT
Raising funds for forthcoming Federal election, featuring live rock band SPINDRIFT, and raffles, auctions, games and trivia competition. Venue is Corrimal RSL Club, 168 Princes Highway Corrimal and tickets are $15.00 each. Contact Lee-Anne on 42615702 or Kate on 42849654 for tickets.
30 June 2007
11:00am
‘OZ IN 30 SECONDS’ This is a chance to show us your Australia by making a 30 second political ad, which we will air on national prime time television during the lead up to the federal election. See: http://www.ozin30seconds.org/
13 July 2007
7pm
SAVE TALLAWARRA
CRED (Concerned Residents of East Dapto) are fighting for the Tallawarra Point/horse farm/ lower slopes of Mt Brown/ northern end of the Tallawarra Lands (which are 600 hectares in total). TRUenergy says they have to put 600 houses on this area which is of iconic beauty from anywhere around Lake Illawarra. CRED's public meeting is at The Koonawarra Bay Sailing Club right on Kanahooka Point at the end of Kanahooka Rd. Contact: Maureen Magee on behalf of CRED at email: maureen@shoal.net.au.
19 July 2007
11:00am
SAVE KILLALEA STATE PARK
The Save Killalea Alliance will be protesting at 84 Crown Street in Wollongong as part of an increasing coalition of groups around New South Wales opposing the effective privatisation and commercial development of Crown lands, including Killalea State Park, and the Department of Lands repeated failure to transfer high conservation value public lands to the National Parks estate. See website and petition opposing Killalea State Park development at: http://www.epaust.info/killalea/. Contact: Sonya McKay,0407910029
29 July 2007
9:00am-1:00am
Coal, climate, jobs and the Greens
Greens members in the Illawarra region and beyond are invited to a discussion lead by Greens MPs Lee Rhiannon and John Kaye on coal, climate change, and jobs. Contact Jill Merrin, 422655711
30 July 2007 Deadline for submissions to Southern Coalfield Panel regarding underground coal mining in the Southern Coalfield. [click here] and [here] for more information
31 July 2007
12:00pm-2:00pm
SAVE THE CLIMATE,SAY NO TO COAL
Street March, Meet at the Fountain, Customs House, Newcastle. See:http://www.risingtide.org.au/streetmarch. Contact: risingtide@risingtide.org.au
31 July 2007
7:00pm
WCAN MEETING. The Wollongong Climate Action Network meets at Project Gallery, 255 Keira Street Wollongong, next to the Youth Centre. Contact Rowan on: 4226 7051 or huxtable@cyberelectronic.net.au
4 August 2007
12:00pm
The Stop Bush Committee has planned an action, Crown St Mall, in support of Haneef. For further information contact Jess Moore email: jmoorejmoore@gmail.com
4 August 2007
2:00pm
ISSUES RELATED TO WOLLONGONG AND SHELLHARBOUR AND COUNCIL ELECTIONS
ACON building, The corner of Ellen and Kenny Streets Wollongong. Contact Trevor Mott email: wtmott@aapt.net.au
8 August 2007
3pm-5pm
working B for the student strike coming up. Youth Centre on the corner of Burelli and Kenny streets W'gong. Banner painting and poster making. Contact: Paola .
9 August 2007
6:00pm
Legal advice on civil rights and staying safe at APEC protests. Aboriginal Cultural Centre, 22 Kenny Street , Wollongong. Special guest speaker: Dale Mills (coordinator of Human Rights Monitor). Contact: Wollongong Stop Bush Committee 0416 232 349 (Jess) or 0413 928 894 (Tim)or email timdobson@gmail.com. See http://www.stopbush2007.org/other-cities/wollongong
9 August 2007
7:00pm
Celebrating 50 Years of National Parks Association, Macarthur Branch of the National Parks Association of New South Wales, in conjunction with the University of Western Sydney and the Campbelltown Arts Centre, presents the Jubilee Macarthur Heritage Lecture Series. Dr David Farrier,Is environmetal law any use? Part 3A etc. and biobanking. Campbelltown Arts Centre, Art Gallery Road, Campbelltown (only a short walk from the railway station). For further information, call Beth on 0407 265419.
15 August 2007
6:30pm
APEC and the Climate Agenda: Dispelling Howard's Nuclear Myths. LHMU Auditorium 187 Thomas Street, Haymarket (near UTS opposite Central Station). Speakers include Prof. Richard Broinowski (author of "Fact or Fission: the truth about Australia's nuclear ambitions), Catherine Fitzpatrick (Greenpeace) and Imogen Zethoven (Wilderness Society)
16 August 2007
6:00pm
MEETING of all current and former Chilis Restaurant workers and other young workers. ILLAWARRA STEELERS CLUB, Burelli St Wollongong. Contact: Contact: Arthur Rorris (South Coast Labour Council) (02) 4229 2888 Contact Mobile: 0409 223029
22 August 2007
3:30pm-4:30pm
Women's Legal Services NSW, Access for All Publications Launch. Governor of NSW will offically launch 3 publications, 'Long Way to Equal', 'Partnerships Prevention and Rural Action 11','Women's Legal Services NSW Pictorial Pamphlet'. Theatrette, Parliament House, Macquarie Street, Sydney. RSVP before 17 August 2007 Sharon_Kingshott@clc.net.au or 9749 7700
August 2007 ARTWORKS WANTED
TO SUPPORT THE SAVE SANDON POINT ART EXHIBITION AND AUCTION
Help Jill Walker, long time Sandon Point community activist, take Planning Minister, Sartor to Court over his decision to allow further Sandon Point development against community wishes and his own COI recommendations. Exhibition 27 August 07, Auction 1 September 07. Further information: http://www.sandon-point.org.au/ Funds are now needed to support Jill’s court action.
24 August 2007 COW AND THE SEA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL. Film and Art submissions due. See: http://www.gerringong-gerroa.com/cow-sea.htm
24 August 2007 CYCLE AGAINST NUCLEAR CYCLE 3
(CANC) Invites Wollongong residents to ride in support of a nuclear free future! Ride in Wollogong city 4pm, meet at Lighthouse on Foreshore. Information and film at 6pm, Aboriginal Cultural Centre (22 Kenny St Wollongong). For further information contact Georgina Pike on 0414 604 641 or visit www.canc.org. au. If you would like to help out contact Lisette at frondfractal@ yahoo.com. au or 0425 308 395
POSTPONED EVENT
UNTIL
FURTHER NOTICE

25 August 2007
12-2:00pm

MUA ‘THANK YOU' BARBEQUE’
At Killalea State Park. Food and drinks will be supplied free by the unions. The Save Killalea Alliance will have an information table and stickers and t-shirts will be available. For more information [click here]
25 August 2007
3:00pm
JOIN THE DEMO AND BARE ALL FOR SANDON POINT. The Sandon Point Surf Club car park. Promotion for “Save Sandon Point” Art Exhibition and Auction, taking place the following week at Sydney’s Mori Gallery (168 Day Street, near Darling Harbour)”. The Art Auction on 1st Sept is a fundraiser for Jill Walker's court case vs Planning Minister Sartor's Sandon Point concept plan approval process. WEAR FEATHERS, BODYPAINT, SCARVES, PEARLS OR NOTHING AT ALL. Contact: Kate Morris on 0415 111 631 or 0423 341 781
25 August 2007
7:00pm
'CRUDE AWAKENING - FILM
A film on Peak Oil by Basil Gelpke & Ray McCormack. Thirroul Neighbourhood Centre. Entry is by donation ( suggested $10 > $5 ) ... with monies raised going toward legal costs in the current Sandon Point court case - Jill Walker vs Minister for Planning.
26 August 2007
1-3:00pm
RESIDENTS MEETING
ICEC will be discussing environmental and social concerns with quite a few development proposals in the Shellharbour area including Illawarra Business Park, Koona Bay shareuse path, precinct surrounding proposed Marina at Shell Cove, and Killalea State Park at the Albion Park RSL club. [Click here] for pamphlet
31 August 2007
7:00pm
'OIL, SMOKE & MIRRORS FILM
Thirroul Neighbourhood Centre.
27 August 2007 SANDON POINT ART EXHIBITION
To help Jill Walkers court action over the Minister for Planning's decision to allow further Sandon Point development. Mori Gallery, 168 Day St. Sydney, near Town Hall. Further information Kate 0423341781 Email: iadoreparrots@yahoo.com.au
1 September 2007
3:00pm.
SANDON POINT ART AUCTION
To help Jill Walkers court action over the Minister for Planning's decision to allow further Sandon Point development. Mori Gallery, 168 Day St. Sydney, near Town Hall. Further information Kate 0423341781 Email: iadoreparrots@yahoo.com.au
1 September 2007
6:00pm-10:00pm
Illawarra Greens KARAOKE NIGHT
Dapto Citizens Bowling Club, 102 Fowlers Road, Dapto. Dinner available at Palms Bistro from 5.30pm Drinks at club prices. PRIZES FOR PERFORMERS. LUCKY DOOR PRIZES. $20 ENTRY. Contact: Frances 4284 8861 or Greg 4272 6625 for tickets.
3 September 2007
7:00pm
Next Illawarra Greens monthly meeting. Old Court House, Wollongong
6 September 2007
7:00pm
Celebrating 50 Years of National Parks Association, Macarthur Branch of the National Parks Association of New South Wales, in conjunction with the University of Western Sydney and the Campbelltown Arts Centre, presents the Jubilee Macarthur Heritage Lecture Series. Julie Sheppard on the NPA and its role in the history of conservation in New South Wales, particularly in the Macarthur area. Campbelltown Arts Centre, Art Gallery Road, Campbelltown(only a short walk from the railway station) For further information, call Beth on 0407 265419.
7 September 2007 COW AND THE SEA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL. Film screening on Friday and Art exhibition on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. See: http://www.gerringong-gerroa.com/cow-sea.htm
8 September 2007
10:00am
Mass rally against George W Bush. Sydney Town Hall. Contact: Sydney Stop Bush Committee. www.stopbush2007.org
8 September 2007
2:00pm
The ACON Hall has BEEN booked for the reemergence of the North South coalition. The address is the corner of Ellen and Kenny Street. Wollongong. Contact Trevor Mott (wtmott@aapt.net.au) or Karen Cummings
11 September
7:00pm
SHADOWPLAY - 9/11, DECEPTION & DOMINION
Film Screening. Thirroul Neighbourhood Cntr.
16 September 2007
10:00am
COMMUNITY GROUPS MEET TO DISCUSS ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES & LEGISLATION
Supported and attended by Sylvia Hale, Greens MP and Total Environment Centre. Albion Park RSL Club, Corner Hamilton and Tongarra Road, Albion Park. Please contact Sonya, Illawarra Community and Environment Connection, on 0407910029 or email sonya_mckay@yahoo.com.au to confirm attendance and/or make a short presentation.
15 Sep 2007
9:30am-5:00pm
THE COOL DAY OUT
This event will offer information on renewable energy, water saving, hybrid vehicles, gas conversion, house design, and gardening. Smith's Hill High School, Wollongong. See: http://www.cooldayout.net. Contact: Theresa Huxtable from the Wollongong Climate Action Network (W-CAN) on 4226 7051 or huxtable@cyberelectronic.net.au
16 September 2007
1-3pm
RESIDENTS PUBLIC MEETING
Discussing environmental concerns regarding developments including the proposed Illawarra Business Park, Koona Bay share use path, Helicopter Joyflights at Wollongong Airport, Tallawarra Gas Fired Station, Shellharbour Marina and its associated precinct, Killalea State Park, as well as other important developments. Albion Park RSL Club, Corner Hamilton and Tongarra Road, Albion Park. Contact: Illawarra Community and Environment Connection 0407910029
18 September 2007
6:30pm
SAVE KILLALEA STATE PARK - PUBLIC MEETING
Most recent concept plans propose 202 lodges in three areas of the park, along with swimming pools, tennis courts, restaurant/cafe and conference centre for each of the three areas. Links Golf Club, Shell Cove. Contact: Sonya, Save Killalea Alliance 0407910029.
18-19 September 2007 SANDON POINT COURT CASE
Jill Walkers court case over the Minister for Planning's decision to allow further Sandon Point development is currently set for September in the Land and Environment Court with the Environmental Defenders Office agreeing to act for Jill.
9 October 2007
5:30pm
END THE REPRESSION IN BURMA.
This important action is in solidarity with the Burmese people. As they face unprecedented violence & repression in their struggle for democracy. Wollongong Mall amphitheatre. Contact: Socialist Alliance - Tim 0413 928 894 or Will 0425 329 963
10 October 2007
6:30pm
CYCLING IN ASIA
Cycling in Asia, cycling charity rides and what infrastructure is needed to support cycling tourism. Level 9 Function Room, WCC. Contact: Werner Steyer 4256 5727 or Erica Gray 0421 055 904.
11 October 2007
7:00pm
Celebrating 50 Years of National Parks Association, Macarthur Branch of the National Parks Association of New South Wales, in conjunction with the University of Western Sydney and the Campbelltown Arts Centre, presents the Jubilee Macarthur Heritage Lecture Series. Dr Andrew Lo on An Economic Perspective on Ecological Sustainability. Campbelltown Arts Centre, Art Gallery Road, Campbelltown (only a short walk from the railway station). For further information, call Beth on 0407 265419.
12 October 2007
7:30pm onwards
Australian Seabird Rescue Funraiser. Black and White Night. Illawarra Leagues Club. $50.00 for a 3 course meal. Contact: Julie on 0431282238.
13 October 2007
2:00pm
North South Coalition meeting at the Acon building on Kenny Street, Wollongong. Contact: Trevor Mott or Karren Cummings.
14 October 2007
9.45am
OPEN HOUSE TOUR
Jamberoo FutureCare - Open house A show-case of sustainable living ideas. Meet at Kevin Walsh Oval car park, Jamberoo (located in the main street). Contact: Sarah,Jamberoo FutureCare Email: jamberoofuturecare@ gmail.com, Website: http://jamberoofutu recare.googlepag es.com
28 October 2007
12-2pm
SAVE KILLALEA BARBEQUE
Killalea State Park. Community Groups welcome. Contact Sonya McKay, Save Killalea Alliance 0407910029
3 November 2007
10am onwards
THE PEOPLE'S BLOCKADE OF THE WORLD'S BIGGEST COAL LOADER
Peaceful mass action on climate change. Horseshoe Beach, Newcastle. Contact: Rising Tide risingtide@risingtide.org.au.
9 November 2007
7:30pm & 8:00pm
REPS MEETING AND LONG WALL MINING VIDEO.
Community Centre, Caalong Street, Robertson. There will be an AGM first at 7:30pm. The 'Rivers of Shame' film should start by 8:00pm, followed by questions and answers. It will not be a late night.
10 November 2007
12:00pm
WALK AGAINST WARMING.
Start at MaCcabe Park, Burelli St, Wollongong and walk to the beach. Contact: paola 0416 118 612,paola.harvey@gmail.com. Walk Against Warming Climate Action Youth Bloc Our World, Our Future! to meet 11:30 A.M at Lowden Square (East side of Wollongong Train Station) then march to the main Walk Against Warming 12PM at McCabe Park. Demands include: - Ratify Kyoto Now!,- No Nuclear Power! Stop Uranium Mining!,- Renewables, not "Clean Coal"!,- Make Public Transport Free and Accessible!
11 November 2007
1:00pm
WALK AGAINST WARMING.
Domain in Sydney.
13 November 2007
6:30pm
SAVE KILLALEA 'MEET THE CANDIDATES'
. Sitting members and candidates have been invited to see how the Federal Sector can help save Killalea State Park. Links Golf Club, Shell Cove. Contact: Sonya 0407910029.
22nd November 2007
9.30am-11.30am
7pm to 9pm
FUTUREWORLD SEMINARS:
Towards a Sustainable Albion Park Venue: Albion Park Community Centre Russell St, Albion Park Contacts and bookings: Neil Harris 42 573342 Russell Verdon: 42269147

Condolenses

29 Oct 2007 Gladys Little, a long time activist in environmental and political causes died quite suddenly last night. Gladys was one of the famous Warilla High School teachers who stayed out for the longest strike in the Teachers Federation's History. She was at every meeting and protest about the marina that was ever held. She was a great environmental activist. Gladys would have been 88 in December and is survived by son Ian and Daughter Georgette.
Her funeral was held at Hanson and Coles Chappel at the Kanahooka Cemetery on Friday at 12 noon.
Russell Hannah
02) 4297 1777 bigruss@1earth.net

 

Past Events for 2006

29 January 2006 North Meets South Soapbox Rally
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Edited video shown at the Shortsited10 film festival in Wollongong (April 06)
19 March 2006

Soap Box Rally, 5th Anniversary of the Sandon Point Community Picket
photos

6 April 2006 Short film for the first Soapbox Rally (January 06) is shown at the Short Sited10 Film Festival in Wollongong.
30 June - 1 July 2006 Environmental Conference held at University of Wollongong
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30 July 2006 Public Meeting concerning development at Sandon Point
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2 August 2006 Delegation meets with state Minister for Planning, Frank Sartor. Jill Merrin hands over 750 submissions regarding Sandon Point to the Minister.
photos
12 August 2006 Environmental Seminar held at Wollongong University
23 August 2006 Georgia Phillips hands over another 750+ submissions regarding Sandon Point development to State Upper House GREENS parliamentarian, Ian Cohen
photos
23 August 2006 Sandon Point Submissions due
02 September 2006 Darcy Wentworth Park protest against re-classification of land.
photos
03 September 2006 Bushcare Regeneration at Sandon Point
photos,photos
05 September 2006 Mairi Petersen (SPACE) and Sonya McKay address Shellharbour City Council regarding Shell Cove Sportsfield and Works in Kind
16 September 2006 Landcare at Sandon Point
photos, photos
17 September 2006, 10am-Noon Sedition by the Sea Community Forum, 'A nuclear world is not the answer': Contact Graham Larcombe
17 September 2006, 2:45pm

An inconvenient Truth, Greater Union Wollongong: Contact Helen Wilson at:
helenwilson@bigpond.com or 4283 3033

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18 September 2006, 4:30pm, Hope Theatre

Rowan Huxtable speech at University of Wollongong, titled Environment and World Politics, using the greenhouse effect as an example.
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19 September 2006 Site visit at Sandon Point around Hewitts Creek
photos,photos,photos
21 September 2006
5:30pm-7:30pm

Draft Illawarra Regional Strategy (department of planning public meeting)
Corrimal Community Centre, Lillypilly Room, 15 Short Street, Corrimal

photos

25 September 2006
5:00pm,
Council Chambers
Wollongong Council Meeting:

Removal of Trust re: Darcy Wentworth Park and Thomas Gibson Park and community engagement options report.
Level 10, Wollongong City Council Administration Building, 41 Burelli Street, Wollongong.

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25 September 2006 Information Session on Lake Illawarra (option 1), 5:30-7:00pm at Dapto Ribbonwood Centre. Contact: Lake Illawarra Authority.
26 September 2006 Shellharbour Council Ordinary and Extraordinary Council meeting. Items include a Draft Illawarra Regional Strategy submission.
27 September 2006

Information Session on Lake Illawarra (option 2), 5:30-7:00pm at Berkeley Community Hall. Contact: Lake Illawarra Authority.
photos

28-30 September 2006 Earthling: environmental activist forum
contact: Hunter Community Environment Centre
29 September 2006 'The Sacred' concert. Wollongong City Gallery, 7pm. Proceeds to Illawarra Amnesty International and Global Vision International.
4 October 2006 Information Session on Lake Illawarra (option 3), 5:30-7:00pm at Rail Community Centre. Contact: Lake Illawarra Authority.
5 October 2006 Information Session on Lake Illawarra (option 4), 5:30-7:00pm at Windang Senior Citizens Centre. Contact: Lake Illawarra Authority.
06 October 2006 Draft Illawarra Regional Strategy submissions due
07 October 2006
3:00pm
Sandon Point Bushcare near boatsheds. Contact: Marcel 0423 27 5515.
08 October 2006
10:00am
Bulli Park revegetation of swamp zone in south-western sector of park. Contact: Marcel 0423 27 5515.
14 October 2006
3:00pm
Slacky Creek Bushcare clean up. Meet at wooden foot bridge. Contact: Marcel 0423 27 5515.
14 October 2006
6pm
Peace Vigil to draw attention to the proposed further destruction at Sandon Point linked to Suzuki's prediction of the impact of Global Warming upon Australia's coastlines. Bring candles to outside the Win Entertainment Centre. Contact: Michael Sergent, Convenor, Illawarra GREENS.
14 October 2006
7pm
'Suzuki's Sustainable Future', Wollongong Entertainment Centre
16 October 2006
5:00pm
Peace Vigil to draw attention to the proposed further destruction at Sandon Point linked to Suzuki's prediction of the impact of Global Warming upon Australia's coastlines. Bring candles to outside the University Hall. Contact: Michael Sergent, Convenor, Illawarra GREENS.
16 October 2006, 6:00pm Suzuki's Journey to Sustainability, University Hall, University of Wollongong.
17 October 2006
Food Fairness Illawarra (day forum), Figtree Community Hall, Contact: Healthy Cities Illawarra on 4226 5000 by 11 October.
19 October 2006
9:00am
Friends of Buli Park to meet. Contact: Marcel 0423 27 5515.
21 October 2006
12:00pm
Organising meeting for Walk Against Warming on 4 November in Wollongong. Hideaway Cafe in Crown St Mall. Contact: Paola on 0416118612 or email: ph842@uow.edu.au
21 October 2006
3:00pm
Collins Creek Bushcare at Ocean Park. Contact: Marcel 0423 27 5515.
22 October 2006
10am-12 noon
Sedition by the Sea Community Forum, 'The fightback against Howard's industrial relations legislation'. Thirroul Railway Institute next to railway station, Railway Pde. Contact: Graham Larcombe.
22 October 2006
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Post Suzuki discussion: An informal gathering for discussion of the social and environmental implications for the Northern Surburbs of Wollongong of David Suzuki's latest message from 14 October 2006. Coledale Senior Citizens Hall, Lawrence Hargraves Drive, Coledale. Contact: Bruce Reyburn email: Reyburn@mpx.com.au or ph: 42675959
22 October 2006
3:00pm
4th Folk in the Foothills. Jamberoo Valley Lodge: Contact David De Santi 0409 571788 or Russell Hannah.
23 October 2006 Wollongong Council Meeting will discuss Darcy Wentworth Park, and 2 Weaver Terrace St, Bulli. There is a Darcy Wentworth gathering at 4:30 in the foyer of council chambers prior to the 5:00pm council meeting. Council meeting is at, Level 10, Wollongong City Council Administration Building, 41 Burelli Street, Wollongong.
24 October 2006 Shellharbour Council Meeting. 7:15pm. Council Chambers, corner of Lake Entrance Road and Shellharbour Road, Warilla.
27 October 2006
12-5pm
"Welcome here"a Celebration of Refugee culture in Wollongong, Wollongong Town Hall. Contact: Illawarra Ethinic Communities Council.
28 October to 2 Nov 2006 400th Anniversary of first recorded European discovery, mapping and exploration of Australia by Willem Jansz. Visit to Wollongong Harbour by Perth replica ship. Official welcome and festivities on Sunday. Contact: 02 4233 1525
29 October 2006
3:00pm
Whartons Creek Bushcare. Contact: Marcel 0423 27 5515.
29 October 2006
4:00pm
Sedition by the Sea end of year celebration. Thirroul Railway Institute. Contact: Graham Larcombe
31 October 2006
5:30pm
Saving Hill 60 Celebration. Port Kembla Community Centre. Contact: Michael Organ on 0439 442 550.
4 November 2006
10:30am
'Walking Against Warming' (Climate Change). Saturday, Crown St Mall Amphitheatre, Wollongong. Contact Paola: 0416 118 612 or Nick: 0438 996 049
4 November 2006 International Day of Action on Climate Change, 11am at Martin Place, Sydney
5 November 2006
12:30pm
SPATE Barbeque at Sandon Point. Contact: Dootch 0422 261 209.
13-14 November 2006 The Illawarra Forum Conference. Contact: The Illawarra Forum.
14 November 2006
4:00pm-6:00pm
Open House for Wollongong Universities Activity Usability Theory Laboratory in aid of the 2nd World Usability Day. 117 Northfields Ave, Wollongong. Contact: Associate Professor Helen Hasan on : 4221 4276 or hasan@uow.edu.au.
See: Pamhlet
15 November 2006
6:00pm-7:00pm
Presentation on The latest trends in Solar Energy Development and Commercialisation: Contact: Russell Verdon of Futureworld on 4226 9147 or ftrworld@bigpond.net.au
See also http://futureworld.org.au/AGM2006.html
15 November 2006
7:00pm
Airport Meeting at Albion Park RSL Club, Corner of Tongarra and Hamilton Roads, Albion Park. Contact: Sonya McKay on mobile 0407910029
23 November 2006
7:30pm
Climate Change Meeting, Wiseman Park Bowling Club, cnr Foley St and Gipps Rd, Gwynneville. Contact: Rowen or Theresa 4226705 (h), 0408372792 or 0421655149.
3 December 2006
12:30pm

SPATE Barbeque at Sandon Point. Contact: Dootch 0422 261 209.

12 December 2006 Shellharbour Council meeting attacking genuine public participation. Public forum is at 5:00pm at Shellharbour Council Chambers, corner of Lake Entrance and Shellharbour Road, Warilla prior to the Council meeting at 7:15pm. Protest gathering for photo at 7:05pm at the front of council chambers. Contact: Sonya McKay 0407910029
13 December 2006
6:00pm
Public Hearing for the proposal to extend Wrexham Road through Thomas Gibson Park, to service the Stockland Development. Thirroul Surf Club, Thirroul.
13-15 December 2006 Three Public Forums on Laws Protection. Mckinnon Building, building no. 67 room 104, University of Wollongong
13 December 2006
3:30pm-5:35pm
Three Public Forums on Laws Protection
WHO ARE WE?: HOW LAW CONSTRUCTS IDENTITY
Convenor: Elisa Arcioni
Saeb Ali (Illawarra Lebanese Muslim community): Muslim identity in Australia // Barbara Nicholson (Wadi Wadi elder, Honorary Fellow in Law, UoW): the contradictory ascriptions of identity to Indigenous people // Mark Nolan (College of Law, ANU): the psychology of identity // Kim Rubenstein (Director, Centre for International and Public Law, ANU): citizenship.
14 December 2006
4:00pm-6:00pm
Three Public Forums on Laws Protection
PROTECTION FROM LAW?
Convenor: Rick Mohr
On lessons from historical campaigns: Ray Jackson (Indigenous Social Justice Association) and Wendy Bacon (UTS) // On new injustices: Arthur Rorris (South Coast Labour Council) Greg Ogle (Wilderness Soc) and Marika Dias (Anti-Terrorism Laws Working Group, Federation of CLCs, Victoria) Introducing an open discussion on practical action: Brian Martin (UoW).
15 December 2006
3:30pm-5:00pm
Three Public Forums on Laws Protection
LEGAL PROTECTION IN THE ‘WAR ON TERROR’ – GUANTANAMO BAY, MILITARY COMMISSIONS AND DAVID HICKS
Convenor: Luke McNamara
Major Michael Mori, United State Marine Corps. David Hicks defence lawyer.
15 December 2006
9:30am
Shellharbour City Council v Shirley Hollis and Michael Pasqaulone Land and Environment Court Proceedings at 225 Macquarie St, Sydney. Contact: Peter Moran 0403752838.
16 December 2006
4:00pm
Final bushcare session for the year in Casurina forest, Carrington Road Bulli. Contact Marcel: 0423 27 5515
17 December 2006
12 midday
The 6th Anniversary of SPATE Concert and Celebrations including CD launch. McCauleys Beach between Bulli and Thirroul. Drug and Alcohol-Free Event Co-sponsored by North Illawarra Reconciliation &Treaty Group (NIRTG). For more info on CD contact Karen p: 42686283 m: 0434550181. Info on SPATE Anniversary contact Dootch 0434366374
22 December 2006
9:15am
Shellharbour City Council v Shirley Hollis and Michael Pasqaulone and Peter Moran Land and Environment Court Proceedings at 225 Macquarie St, Sydney. For possible last seats on bus travelling to Sydney Contact: Peter Moran 0403752838.