Hill 60, Port Kembla - Accessibility and Viewing Area Upgrades

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Consultation has concluded

Hill 60 is a heritage-listed Aboriginal site and is also the location of the World War II installation the Illowra Battery. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register in 2001.

Council has gained all the approvals needed to start working on the Hill 60 Landscape Master Plan. Works planned will make the area better for everyone who visits and protect the significant heritage values of the area.

In this first stage of works, we will focus on the Marine Rescue headland area, which has great views of the Five Islands and Port Kembla Harbour. We will improve safety for people walking and driving and make it easier for visitors to learn about the history of the site. The viewing area will incorporate interpretive artwork celebrating the site's rich Aboriginal heritage as well as recognising the site's military significance.

Works include:

  • Installation of high-quality concrete pavements for an accessible footpath and the viewing area
  • Pavement art about the heritage of Hill 60
  • Installation of corrosion resistant safety balustrading, with heritage signage
  • Landscaping and tree planting.

A grant from the Port Kembla Community Investment Fund was gained to assist in the funding of these works.

Hill 60 is already a popular destination for locals and tourists, and this project will make it more accessible, provide improved viewing areas and share history of this place.

For more information:

  • View the Upgrade Plan
  • Read the FAQs
  • Ask a question
  • Drop into the information session at Hill 60 on Saturday 22 July 2023, between 11am and 1pm
  • Register to join the online meeting on 18 July 2023 at 5pm to learn about the upgrade.

To share your thoughts you can:

Any feedback or questions are due by July 31 2023. 

Accessibility or language assistance

If you're d/Deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech impairment, you can contact us through the National Relay Service. If you need an interpreter, you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450. You'll need to provide our phone number 02 4227 8222 when using these services.

Hill 60 is a heritage-listed Aboriginal site and is also the location of the World War II installation the Illowra Battery. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register in 2001.

Council has gained all the approvals needed to start working on the Hill 60 Landscape Master Plan. Works planned will make the area better for everyone who visits and protect the significant heritage values of the area.

In this first stage of works, we will focus on the Marine Rescue headland area, which has great views of the Five Islands and Port Kembla Harbour. We will improve safety for people walking and driving and make it easier for visitors to learn about the history of the site. The viewing area will incorporate interpretive artwork celebrating the site's rich Aboriginal heritage as well as recognising the site's military significance.

Works include:

  • Installation of high-quality concrete pavements for an accessible footpath and the viewing area
  • Pavement art about the heritage of Hill 60
  • Installation of corrosion resistant safety balustrading, with heritage signage
  • Landscaping and tree planting.

A grant from the Port Kembla Community Investment Fund was gained to assist in the funding of these works.

Hill 60 is already a popular destination for locals and tourists, and this project will make it more accessible, provide improved viewing areas and share history of this place.

For more information:

  • View the Upgrade Plan
  • Read the FAQs
  • Ask a question
  • Drop into the information session at Hill 60 on Saturday 22 July 2023, between 11am and 1pm
  • Register to join the online meeting on 18 July 2023 at 5pm to learn about the upgrade.

To share your thoughts you can:

Any feedback or questions are due by July 31 2023. 

Accessibility or language assistance

If you're d/Deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech impairment, you can contact us through the National Relay Service. If you need an interpreter, you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450. You'll need to provide our phone number 02 4227 8222 when using these services.

Consultation has concluded
  • Community Engagement Summary

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    We have considered the feedback we received from the community about our upgrade plan and made some changes to the design in response.

    You can read the summary document here.

    The upgrade works will be completed this financial year and we'll let the community know ahead of the start date.