The site and surrounds

Wollongong is a coastal city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, approximately 82 kms to the south of Sydney.

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The former Wollongong Gasworks site is located at Smith Street, Wollongong adjacent to the Throsby Drive overpass and Collegians Rugby League Football Club. The soil and groundwater at this site have been contaminated by historical waste produced by the gasworks during its operation between 1883 and 1977. Approximately 50 percent of the original gasworks site was remediated in 2005.

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Historical Aerial Photograph – Circa 1961