Bold tax reforms are needed to lure more businesses to the bush and capitalise on the boom in working-from-home tree-changers many regional areas are experiencing.
The numbers surprised the hospital's nursing and midwifery director Michelle Keir, who said it could have either grown or shrunk thanks to the pandemic, however no-one really predicted the numbers to stay consistent over the years.
We will probably never guess how much the world will change in 50 years. But when it comes to housing, health, jobs and industry, great challenges lie ahead. Luckily, each of the University of Wollongong experts Future Focus' partner the Illawarra Mercury spoke to agreed that - if we act now - the city is uniquely placed to deal with many of these challenges.
David Mangan never planned to be a paramedic, but life is about what we do when unplanned opportunities are presented to us.
A vision of a rebuilt retail sector on Cobargo's main street, devastated in the New Year's Eve bushfire, has been presented to council.
The $8.1 million project will link to the Lawson Park Sculpture Walk, with funding announced to help pay for the construction of a new state-of-the-art Artists Workshop centre, including five workshop spaces, indoor and outdoor classrooms, amenities, a footpath and parking.