It's known for its fishing, surf-pop band Hockey Dad and UFC star Alex Volkanovski, but now this Wollongong suburb is known as one of Australia's most "tenant friendly", according to a new report.
"We didn't feel the Morrison government respected us a sector or respected our residents," says Linda Hardman, union delegate for nurses and midwives.
Confessing to a bad habit of "bulldozing" at the eleventh hour, and promising to change his ways, was not enough to convince voters.
The fields won't be drying out anytime soon unfortunately.
Voters in the Illawarra increasingly turned to minor parties, with one notable exception.
The Wollongong ride, now in its sixth year, is one of the top fundraising rides globally.
Jacob Jackomas has spent the best part of two decades following Brian Goorjian's lead, but the master coach has taken at least one major cue from his longtime apprentice.
It's all about the neighbourly love that earned the street the top honour.
The grant is from the NSW Environmental Trust's Restoration and Rehabilitation program.
Andrew Constance's future remains in limbo.
After spending 17 years working behind the scenes in the Cunningham electorate Alison Byrnes is now stepping forward.
Stephen Jones has thanked the electorate for giving him another term as the MP for Whitlam.
Cunningham's new MP will be Sharon Bird' former staffer Alison Byrnes
"Not bad, is it?" a suspected Liberal volunteer said to the camera, as he was caught red-handed covering Labor's signs in the Gilmore electorate in the early hours of Saturday morning.
As the last few voters hurried in to cast their ballots at Wollongong Public School, Mr Scully - the husband of Cunningham candidate Alison Byrnes - was there under an umbrella in the pouring rain handing out Labor's how to vote cards.
Police are appealing for help to find a teenager missing from the Sanctuary Point area.
The low-profile campaign of Cunningham Liberal candidate Marcus Uren has concerned the party's Wollongong councillor John Dorahy.
Voting for the Federal Election 2022 is almost closed.
"Ideologically, I'm a progressive Liberal but I do want to see politics change in Australia."
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Amali received some wise words of encouragement from Keith Urban.
The man is facing two counts of sexual touching without consent.
Shellharbour councillors will get super payments after they voted in favour of the move at Tuesday night's council meeting.
Illawarra beach rescues significantly down for 2021-2022 season though drownings were the same.
One drycleaner said customers had been bringing "boot-loads of jackets and suits" but had also thrown out mountains of clothing.
'There must be a better way.'
Shellharbour's Riley McDonald has gone from washing airplanes to winning aerobatics titles.
Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has unleashed his first major intervention into the election campaign.
The Liberals' quiet candidate for Cunningham has spoken for the first time in the campaign.
Keepers are besotted with the new addition to their beloved lion pack
There are no "Taj Mahal like projects" in Wollongong City Council's draft budget, described as "nuts and bolts" by Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery.
Two men who saw 19-year-old Brenden Buxton Hurd swept from the rocks at Port Kembla have described the tragic incident that took the young fisherman's life.
The Electoral commission has thousands of jobs at polling booths around Cunningham, Whitlam and Gilmore.
From musicians, to children's shows, clothes swap party, a free form '80s-inspired dance class, and a "Friday Arvo Wine Down".
Check out this new sculpture, which adds to Wollongong's Ngaraba-aan art trail.
A wide-scale search continues for the man, but police say it is now considered a recovery effort.
It is understood to affect government run schools next Wednesday.
Emergency services were called to the scene just after 4pm on Sunday following reports a man had been located on a creek bank unresponsive.
Visitors will be able to skate day and night on a pop-up rink measuring 19 by 15 metres.
The 19-year-old was detected doing 161km/h in an 80km/h zone as he drove north along Memorial Drive about 9.40am, according to Wollongong Highway Patrol.