WHERE THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS SESI AHS Where the possibilities are endless 1. Welcome to Shellharbour 2. Australian Values 3. A Touch of local history 4. Facts and figures: Climate, Population, Distance from Sydney 5. All that Shellharbour has to offer Opportunities to learn – Pre-school, childcare, primary schools, secondary schools, further education colleges, higher education institutions Enjoy your community – theatres & cinemas, art galleries, licensed clubs, art & craft groups, music groups, other cultural groups, community centres, special interest groups Keeping fit – sports clubs & organisations, aquatic & leisure centres Out and about – beaches, parks, cafes & restaurants, special events & celebrations, tourist attractions, shopping Places of worship Celebrating our cultural diversity Getting around—car hire, car purchase, train, bus, coach & taxi information Keeping healthy—health services, GP’s, Dentists, community health 6. Supporting You Accommodation—short term, real estate services Employment—employment services, recruitment agencies Financial—banks, accountants, insurance Migrant Support—support services & resources 7. Clinical Careers Project Page 2 Where the possibilities are endless Our neighbourhood kit has been designed to provide a range of information for new residents to the Shellharbour City area. Belonging to a community involves being a good citizen and taking time to get to know and establish good terms with your neighbours. It also involves taking the opportunity to become involved in the community whether by joining community groups or organisations, or by participating in community events and celebrations. This benefits everyone in the community by making it a friendly, safe and more comfortable place to live. Neighbours often pull together at a time of crisis and provide amazing supports for each other, that is what community is all about. Values which are important in modern Australia include: • Respect for the equal worth, dignity and freedom of the individual • Freedom of speech • Freedom of religion and secular government • Freedom of association • Support of parliamentary democracy and the rule of law • Equality under law • Equality of men and women • Equality of opportunity • Peacefulness • Tolerance, mutual respect and compassion for those in need Page 3 Where the possibilities are endless The growth of the Shellharbour area can be attributed to four main circumstances: • Initial settlement with land grants in the 1800-1850 period. • Development of road and rail transportation during the 1800’s which made Shellharbour accessible to the north, south and west where the physical boundaries previously made access impossible • The rise of agricultural industries of beef and dairy cattle and associated service industries, which lead to the formation of new settlements. • The growth of the area in the post WWII manufacturing era which changed the area from a group of individual settlements into a large urban population. Notable key chronological dates include: 1796 Bass and Flinders explore the south coast in the ‘Tom Thumb’ and land at Lake Illawarra 1817—1831 Free-settlers arrived in the area. Land use was mainly sheep and cattle grazing and much land clearing was undertaken 1851 A township was laid out around the port of Shellharbour, which in the Aboriginal culture meant ‘place where there were big shellfish’ 1859 Shellharbour (Municipal) Council was constituted on 4 June 1887 A rail line through the area was built 1938 The first bridge was built over Lake Illawarra 1950’s Commencement of the manufacturing industry boom with Port Kembla steelworks only a short distance away 1991 Council relocates to Shellharbour City centre 1996 Shellharbour gazetted as a City as it’s population passes 50,000 Page 4 Where the possibilities are endless Shellharbour is a City of 64,322 people (as at June 2007), located approximately 100 kilometres from the centre of Sydney , in the Illawarra region of New South Wales. Shellharbour City contains a number of urban townships/suburbs and rural localities. Urban townships/suburbs include Shellharbour Village, Barrack Heights, Flinders, Blackbutt, Shell Cove, Barrack Point, Warilla, Lake Illawarra, Mount Warrigal, Oak Flats, Albion Park Rail, and Albion Park. The newest urban suburb is Shellharbour City Centre located in the geographic heart of the urban area. It is the business and commercial heart of Shellharbour City. Rural localities include Dunmore, Croom, Yellow Rock, Tullimbar, Calderwood, Tongarra, and North Macquarie. Shellharbour City is an expanding urban area with significant rural areas and some industrial and commercial land uses. The City encompasses a total land area of about 155 square kilometres, including beaches, rivers, National and State Parks and other significant parklands. The main urban centres are Shellharbour City Centre, Albion Park, and Oak Flats. Most of the rural areas are in the south and west, with rural land used mainly for crop farming, dairy farming, and grazing. Major features of the City include: • Macquarie Pass National Park • Killalea State Park • Bass Point Reserve (Coastal Marine Reserve) • Blackbutt Forest Reserve • Myimbarr Wetlands • Lake Illawarra • Illawarra Regional Airport • Croom Regional Sporting Complex • Shellharbour Square Shopping centre Page 5 Where the possibilities are endless • Shellharbour Hospital • Illawarra Institute of Technology • Various beaches The City is served by the Illawarra Highway, the Princes Highway, and the South Coast railway line. Roads from all directions are well signposted and are easy to navigate even for a first time visitor. Shellharbour to………… Distance Time Kiama 13.5kms 12 mins Wollongong 25 kms 20 mins Sydney 100 kms 1 hr 10 mins Newcastle 265 kms 3 hours Bateman's Bay 172 kms 2 hours Canberra 215 kms 2 hrs 30 mins Melbourne 795 kms 9 hours Brisbane 1065 kms 12 hours 30 mins Page 6 Where the possibilities are endless The three most popular industry sectors in 2006 were: • Manufacturing (14.7% of the employed population) • Retail Trade (14% of the employed population) • Health Care and Social Assistance (11.2% of the employed population) The three most popular occupations in 2006 were: • Technicians and Trades Workers (18% of the employed resident population) • Clerical and Administrative Workers (14.1% of the employed resident population) • Professionals (12.8% of the employed resident population) In combination these three occupations account for 44.8% of the employed resident population Page 7 Where the possibilities are endless PLAYGROUPS Playgroups are organised and run by parent volunteers and/or community leaders for fun and play. Parents remain with the children during the session which is usually for a couple of hours per week. The following website has a list of playgroups including special interest playgroups and playgroups organised for Spanish, Macedonian, and African migrants and their children. www.shellharbourkids.com.au/content/funplay/pg/playgroups CHILD CARE Child care facilities are available across the Shellharbour area. Some child care centres offer long day care which usually operate from 7.30am to 6pm. Long day care centres usually cater for children from the ages of 6 weeks to school age, and most have pre-school or school readiness programs. Pre-school centres and kindergartens usually operate from 9am to 3 or 4pm, and usually cater for children from the age of 2 to school age. Most long day care centres, and preschool / kindergartens charge between $45 and $70 per day depending on the age of the child, and some provide meals. Government childcare assistance and rebates are provided. Outside school hours care is available for children from age 5 to age 12 and is provided to assist working parents. It normally operates between 7am and 9.30am in the morning and 3pm and 6pm in the afternoon. Some facilities also provide vacation care. Page 8 Where the possibilities are endless CHILD CARE CENTRES IN SHELLHARBOUR: Childcare Services Services provided Name Phone Type Long day care, & Pre 0—5 years ABC Shell Cove 4297 6922 -school Outside School 5—12 years Balarang Public 4257 8075 Hours Care School, Balarang Long day care & pre- 0—5 years CFK Childcare 4256 2123 school Centres, Black- butt Long day care & pre- 2—5 years Chillawong Child- 4297 2449 school care Centre, Shellharbour Pre-school 2-5 years Pelican Pre- 4297 2099 school, Blackbutt Outside School hours 5-12 years Shellharbour / 4297 6303 care Flinders Outside School Hours Care, Shellhar- bour Pre-school & kinder- 2-5 years Squirrels Hill Pre- 4256 2123 garten school Kindergar- ten, Oak Flats Pre-school / Long 0-5 years Stepping Stones 4256 9028 day care Childcare Centre Pre-school / Long 0-5 years Wallaroo Child 4297 6161 day care Care Centre, Shellharbour Long day care / pre- 0-5 years Wilbur Bear child 4297 7393 school Care Centre, Flin- ders Page 9 Where the possibilities are endless PRIMARY SCHOOLS There are numerous primary schools in the Shellharbour area. These are comprised of public, catholic, and Independent schools. Shellharbour - PRIMARY SCHOOLS Albion Park Public School www.albionpkp.schools.nsw.edu.au Albion Park Rail Public School Balarang Public School www.balarang-p.schools.nsw.edu.au Barrack Heights Public School www.barrackht-p.schools.nsw.edu.au Dapto Public School www.dapto-p.schools.nsw.edu.au Flinders Public School www.flinders-p.schools.nsw.edu.au Hayes Park Public School www.hayespark-p.schools.nsw.edu.au Koonawarra Public School www.koonawarra-p.schools.nsw.edu.au Lake Illawarra South Public School Lakelands Public School www.lakelands-p.schools.nsw.edu.au Mount Brown Public School Mount Terry Public School www.mtterry-p.schools.nsw.edu.au Mount Warrigal Public School www.mtwarrigal-p.schools.nsw.edu.au Oak Flats Public School www.oakflats-p.schools.nsw.edu.au Peterborough School Primbee Public School Shellcove Public School Shellharbour Public School www.shellharbour.ps.education.nsw.gov.au Warilla North Public School Warilla Public School www.warilla-p.schools.nsw.edu.au Windang Public School www.windang-p.schools.nsw.edu.au Page 10 Where the possibilities are endless Catholic Schools: St Paul’s, Albion Park www.stpaulsap.woll.catholic.edu.au St John’s, Dapto www.stjohns.woll.catholic.edu.au Nazareth, Shellharbour www.nazareth.woll.catholic.edu.au Stella Maris, Shellharbour www.nazareth.woll.catholic.edu.au Independent schools: Illawarra Christian School, Tongarra campus, Albion Park www.ics.nsw.edu.au Sule College, Illawarra Shellharbour - SECONDARY SCHOOLS Public Schools: Albion Park High www.albionpk-h.schools.nsw.edu.au Dapto High www.schools.ash.org.au/daptohigh Kanahooka High www.kanahooka-h.schools.nsw.edu.au Lake Illawarra High www.lakeillawa-h.schools.nsw.edu.au Oak Flats High www.oakflats-p.schools.nsw.edu.au Warilla High www.warillahs.nsw.edu.au Catholic Schools: St Joseph's, Albion Park www.stjosephs.woll.catholic.edu.au Corpus Christi, Oak Flats www.ccchs.woll.catholic.edu.au Independent Schools: Illawarra Christian School, Tongarra Campus, Albion Park www.ics.nsw.edu.au Page 11 Where the possibilities are endless FURTHER EDUCATION Illawarra Institute of Technology TAFE, Shellharbour Campus Lake Entrance Road, Warilla ph. 02 4295 2200 TAFE (Technical and Further Education) NSW has a campus at Shellharbour (TAFE NSW – Illawarra Institute Shellharbour Campus) offering courses in IT, Business & public Administration, Health, Community Services, Tourism & hospitality, and Trade courses. The modern transport and marine facilities are a campus highlight. Child care is available for children aged 2 years and over. www.tafensw.edu.au Illawarra Institute of Technology TAFE, Dapto Princes Highway, Dapto, ph. 02 4221 8900 TAFE NSW Illawarra Institute also has a campus at Dapto. This campus is the heart of the Information Technology faculty, but also caters for courses in general education, manufacturing & engineering, and personal Community and Health Services. HIGHER EDUCATION The University of Wollongong main campus is located at Wollongong which is approximately 20 minutes drive from Shellharbour. UOW offers courses at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level, as well as Graduate entry Medicine. www.uow.edu.au Page 12 Where the possibilities are endless LIBRARIES Shellharbour provides library services at the following branches: Warilla, Albion Park, Oak Flats, and Shellharbour branch. These branches have over 120,000 items including a great range of recreational fiction and non- fiction titles. They also supply magazines, daily newspapers, CD’s and DVD’s, audio books, children's fiction, youth fiction, books papers and magazines in other languages. Each branch has computer facilities including free internet access, information about Council services, Internet classes, and a photocopying service. Illawarra Toy Library Churchill Avenue, Warrawong. Provides toys for loan as well as weekly play sessions. THEATRES & CINEMAS Roo Theatre Company www.roo-theatre.com.au Corner of Wentworth and Addison Streets, Shellharbour Shellharbour is home to the Roo Theatre Company, which is a community based, not for profit organisation with a vision to bring theatre to the general public and allow members of the public with an interest in theatre, become actively involved. The venue hosts six productions annually, including musicals and classic drama. It’s also the venue for school productions and classes in drama and adult tap. Greater Union Cinema www.greaterunion.com.au City Plaza / 4 Memorial Drive, Shellharbour A modern cinema complex with a variety of movies and session times. Cheap seats available on certain days. Information and purchase of tickets Page 13 Where the possibilities are endless is available on line. MUSEUMS Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, Illawarra Regional Airport, www.hars.org.au Illawarra Light Railway Museum, Albion Park, www.ilrms.com.au The Australian Motorlife Museum, Kembla Grange, www.motorlifemuseum.com.au Tongarra Museum, Albion Park, www.shellharbour.nsw.gov.au LICENSED CLUBS Shellharbour Workers Club www.shellys.com.au Corner Wattle & Shellharbour Roads, Shellharbour Shelly’s is a licensed club offering fine food, world class entertainment, and function and conference facilities. Other services include, a courtesy bus providing free transport to all areas of Shellharbour, bottle shop, visitor information centre, squash courts, Internet café, sports club, TAB and keno facilities, and four restaurants providing a diverse variety of cuisine. Other Licenced clubs in the area include: A.G.A Germanica Club Ltd, Kembla Grange, www.germanclub.net.au Albion Park RSL Memorial Club, www.albionparksrsl.com.au West Illawarra Leagues Club www.westsillawarra.com.au COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS Albion Park Chamber of Commerce, www.albionparkchamber.org.au Albion Park Neighbourhood Association ph. 02 4257 3342 Where the possibilities are endless Lake Illawarra Police & Community Youth club ph. 02 4296 4448 Rotary Club of Shellharbour City www.shellharbourcity.rotarnet.com.au Shellharbour Apex Club ph. 02 4296 2504 Oak Flats Lioness Club ph. 02 4256 2844 Oak Flats Lions Club ph. 02 4256 2877 Quota International of Illawarra Inc ph. 02 4232 1770 Youth Organisations Shellharbour Scouts ph. 02 4296 6963 Shellharbour Girl Guides ph. 02 4295 4432 Shellharbour Youth Centre ph. 02 4295 3820 Central Illawarra Youth Services www. Ciys.org.au MUSIC GROUPS Illawarra Pipe Band www.illawarrapipeband.com.au OTHER INTEREST GROUPS Albion Park Garden Club ph. 02 4257 6610 Illawarra Vintage Car Club ph. 02 4256 3700 Koi Society of Australia ph. 0411 281 866 Shellharbour Garden Club ph. 02 4297 0689 The Tongarra Heritage Society Inc ph. 02 4256 2536 Page 15 Where the possibilities are endless POOLS Albion Park Memorial Pool ph. 02 4256 3764 Oak Flats Heated Pool ph. 02 4256 1362 Oak Flats Olympic Pool ph. 02 4256 1362 Shellharbour Ocean Pool Warilla Olympic Pool ph. 02 4296 2141 SPORTS CLUBS AND ASSOCIATIONS Australian Football League (AFL) Albion Park Crows Junior AFL www.funtimedisco.com Archery Shellharbour Bowmen Inc www.archery.asn.au Athletics Albion Park Little Athletics Club www.aplac.org.au Baseball Shellharbour City Warriors Senior Baseball ph. 02 4271 8469 Bushwalks Illawarra Ramblers Club www.illawarraramblers.com.au Page 16 Where the possibilities are endless Caving Illawarra Speleological Society www.illawarra-speleological-society.org Cricket Albion Park Cricket club ph. 0432946432 Lake Illawarra South Cricket Club Lake Illawarra Junior Cricket registrations ph. 02 4297 1005 Oak Flats Cricket Club www.oakflatscricket.com Shellharbour City Cricket Club www.shellharbourcitycricketclub.com The Rail Cricket Club ph. 0408 415 621 Warilla Sports Cricket Club www.warillasportscricketclub.20m.com Dancing All that Jazz Dance Co www.allthatjazzdanceco.com.au Debby’s Dance Company ph. 02 4256 6028 Diane Blaas School of Dance www.dianeblaas.com.au Sher’s Studio of Modern Dance ph. 02 4297 8787 Diving Shellharbour Scuba Centre Www.shellharbourscuba.com.au Page 17 Where the possibilities are endless Equestrian Stony Range Pony Club Inc www.stoneyrange.pcansw.org.au South Coast Equestrian Club ph. 02 4236 0482 Fishing Oak Flats Fishing Club ph. 02 4256 4312 Ocean Beach Hotel Fishing Club www.thetackleshop.com.au Flying Australian Aerial Patrol www.aerialpatrol.com.au Golf Calderwood Valley Golf Course www.calderwoodgolf.com.au The Links Shell Cove www.linksshellcove.com.au Gymnasium WBC Gymnasium, Physio and Sports Centre www.wbcsportsgym.com Gymnastics Carmel and Co Gymnastics Club www.carmelandcogymnastics.com.au Oak Flats / Albion Park Gymnastics & Acrobatics Club ph. 4256 6756 Page 18 Where the possibilities are endless Hockey Albion Park Junior Boys Hockey Club ph. 4257 4001 Albion Park RSL Men’s Hockey club www.albionparkhockey.org.au Albion Park RSL Women’s Hockey Club ph. 4256 5315 Oaks Women’s Hockey Club ph. 4257 0424 Railway Greys Hockey Club ph. 0438 570550 Shellharbour Hockey Centre www.shc.asn.au Warilla Women’s Hockey Club ph. 4296 5121 Indoor Soccer Illawarra Comets Futsal Club ph. 4261 7071 Lawn Bowls Albion Park Bowling & Recreation Club www.albionparkbowlo.com.au Oak Flats Bowling & Recreation Club www.ofbrc.com.au Shellharbour Bowls & Recreation Club www.warillabowls.com.au Warilla Bowls & Recreation Club www.warillabowls.com.au Marching Shellharbour City Marching Association ph. 4271 7905 Page 19 Where the possibilities are endless Martial Arts The Martial Art School www.southcoastkd.com.au South Coast Martial Arts Centre ph. 0409 668 182 Minicycle Yellow Rocky Minicycle Club www.yrmcc.com.au Netball Albion Park Netball Club ph. 4257 0817 Illawarra District Netball Association ph. 4272 4342 Shellharbour Netball Club ph. 4295 5522 Southern Suburbs Netball Club www.shellharbournc.tripod.com Oztag Wollongong & Shellharbour Assoc www.oztag.com.au Physical Culture Albion Park Rail Physical Culture www.aprphysie.com Rugby League Albion Park-Oak Flats Rugby League ph. 4256 4217 Shellharbour City Sharks RLFC ph. 4295 4398 Shellharbour Junior Football Club ph. 4297 0840 South Coast Group 7 ph. 4232 1662 Warilla Lake South Senior RLFC ph. 0422 791 914 Warilla-Lake South Minors ph. 4297 0132 Page 20 Where the possibilities are endless Rugby Union Warilla Senior Football (Rugby Union) ph. 4296 7840 Sailing Oak Flats Sailing Club ph. 0421 098 082 Soccer Albion Park Junior Soccer Club www.albionparksc.com Albion Park White Eagles Soccer Club ph. 4256 1858 All Nationality Soccer Club postal: PO Box 332, Warilla, NSW 2528 Oak Flats Amateur Soccer Club ph. 0402 997 686 Oak Flats Junior Soccer Club www.ofjsc.org.au Shellharbour City Soccer Club ph. 4296 1795 Warilla Wanderers Juniors ph. 4296 2669 Softball Illawarra District Softball Association & Shellharbour-Warilla Softball www.illawarra.softball.net.au Surf Club Beach Street Bodyboard Club ph. 4297 7012 Shellharbour Surf Lifesaving club www.shellharboursurfclub.com Warilla-Barrack Point Surf Lifesaving Club www.warillasurf.org.au Swimming Oak Flats “Neptunes” Ladies Swimming Club ph. 4256 1812 Oak Flats Swimming Club ph. 0408572726 Shellharbour City Swim ph. 4256 1362 Page 21 Where the possibilities are endless Shellharbour-Warrigal Swimming Club ph. 4296 8312 Tennis Albion Park Rail Tennis Club ph. 0419 432 831 Albion Park Tennis Club ph. 4256 6487 Graham Park Tennis Club ph. 4295 4799 Oak Flats Tennis Club ph. 4256 1521 Warilla Bowls Tennis Club ph. 4295 9595 Tenpin Bowling Illawarra Strikezone ph. 4257 9333 Touch Football Albion Park Touch Football Association www.sportingpulse.com Shellharbour City Touch Association ph. 4295 1136 Wrestling NSW Amateur Wrestling ph. 4256 0806 Page 22 Where the possibilities are endless BEACHES The Shellharbour region has five golden clean sandy beaches stretching from Lake Illawarra to Minnamurra. These are Warilla beach, North Shellharbour beach, Shellharbour South beach, Killalea beach, and Minnamurra beach. Surfing is a popular pastime, and lessons can be arranged through local surf schools, including Land’s Edge NSW www.landsedge.com.au/surf_school.htm and Pines Surfing Academy. www.pinessurfingacademy.com.au Local Surf Lifesaving Clubs are Shellharbour Surf Lifesaving club, www.shellharboursurfclub.com/Gear and Warilla Barrack Point Surf Lifesaving club. www.warillasurf.org.au These clubs patrol the main beaches and provide water safety training and activities for children through the ‘Nippers’ program. The members compete at inter-club, branch, state, and national level carnivals. Snorkelling and diving are also popular pastimes, with diving taking place at the marine aquatic reserve at Bass Point. Windang Dive and Spearfishing can provide training and all the necessary gear. www.windangdive.com.au Page 23 Where the possibilities are endless PARKS and RESERVES Lake Illawarra is ideal for many water activities such as sailing, water skiing, jet skiing, rowing, and fishing and prawning. There are 24km of walkways and cycleways, and plenty of picnic and barbeque areas as well as childrens playgrounds. Bass Point Reserve is a diverse rainforest featuring a marine aquatic reserve which is popular for scuba diving and snorkelling. It also offers magnificent coastal views from Bushrangers Bay and Maloney’s Bay viewing platforms. Killalea State Park is popular for surfing, snorkelling, scuba diving and fishing, an is an ideal place for family picnics with BBQ facilities, childrens playground and amenities. Campsites are also available. Blackbutt Forest Reserve is a unique reserve containing a diversity of vegetation and wildlife. This reserve contains many walking trails, as well as picnic and BBQ facilities and children’s playgrounds. Macquarie Pass National Park consists of steep, densely timbered ridges and rainforest gullies. Two walking tracks are provided for bush walking, both passing the ‘Cascades’ where the water falls from a height of 20 metres. Carmody’s Lookout provides uninterrupted views over Shellharbour, Lake Illawarra and the Pacific Ocean. Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk is the newest attraction to the region and is a 500 metre elevated steel canopy walkway located 25 metres high above the forest floor. It provides spectacular views to Shellharbour and the coast. The Knights Tower lookout is 45 metres above the forest and can be reached by climbing the spiral stairs. SPECIAL EVENTS & CELEBRATIONS Periodically recurring Events January: Mayoress Family Fun ‘N’ Fireworks Lake Illawarra Albion Park Show Albion Park Australia Day Celebrations various sites February: In The Bin Short Film Festival Shellharbour City Page 24 Where the possibilities are endless Shellharbour Game Fishing Tournament Shellharbour Boat Harbour Wings Over the Illawarra Open Day Albion Park Rail March: Shell Cove Shellharbour City Festival of Sport Skiway Park & Shell Cove April: Annual Shellharbour SLSC Ocean Swim Shellharbour Boat Harbour May: Kids Fest Shellharbour various locations Albion Park Outdoor Camp Kitchen Challenge Albion Park Showground September: Festival in the forest Blackbutt Reserve October: Dogs Day Out Oak Flats Albion Park Chamber Spring Ball Albion Park November: Albion Park Spring Festival Albion Park December: Carols by Candlelight Shellharbour City Regular events: Shellharbour Village Craft Markets 2nd Sunday of each month Illawarra Light Railway Museum 2nd Sunday of each month EATING OUT Shellharbour provides fa variety of eating out experiences from award winning restaurants to clubs, pubs, bistros, cafes and take away. A.G.A Germania Club Ltd Kembla Grange Addisons Seafood Grill & Bar Shellharbour Village Angelina’s Restaurant Shellharbour Village Page 25 Where the possibilities are endless Bobby’s Gourmet Burgers Shellharbour Village Branches Restaurant Shellharbour Cianti’s Restaurant & Bar Primbee Crooked River Wines Gerringong Hog’s Breath Café Shellharbour Illawarra Yacht Club Warrawong Kings Kebabs Shellharbour City Lucky Inn Chinese Restaurant Oak Flats Lysanders Café Shellharbour City My Chocolate Shoppe Shellharbour Village Nandos Shellharbour City Ocean Beach Hotel Shellharbour Village Olympic Take Away Shellharbour Village Ravensthorpe Restaurant Albion Park Relish on Addison Shellharbour Village Shellharbour Country Kitchen Shellharbour Village The Aviator Lounge Albion Park Rail The Links Shell Cove Shell Cove Wests Illawarra Unanderra SHOPPING: Shellharbour has a great variety of shopping from boutiques to shopping centres. Shellharbour Village is home to homewares, giftware, speciality clothing boutiques, and health and beauty salons. It also has some of the regions best award winning restaurants and cafes as well as some of the best fish and chip shops on the coast. Shellharbour City Centre is located in the geographic centre of the City and comprises major retail, commercial and bulky goods services. It Page 26 Where the possibilities are endless houses a major shopping centre complex, Stockland Shellharbour, which offers 120 speciality shops, major supermarkets and department stores as well as undercover parking. Albion Park and Warilla have shopping malls to meet everyday needs. Albion Park Rail and Oak Flats provide neighbourhood shopping for local residents and visitors. Shellharbour Village Craft Market is held on the second Sunday of each month at Shellharbour Public School. TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Jamberoo Action Park is the largest water theme park in NSW. Rides and attractions include a chairlift, rapid river, racing cars, wave machines, water slides, mini golf, and mountain toboggan. Nan Tien Temple: Nan Tien is Chinese for Southern Paradise and this Temple is currently the largest Buddhist Temple in the Southern Hemisphere. The Temple is primarily a place for devotees and visitors to experience Humanistic Buddhism through participation in the many cultural and educational program on offer. Illawarra Regional Airport offers scenic flights, microlight flights and pilot training, and skydiving. There is also an Aviation museum detailing the history of aviation. Qantaslink provide commercial flights to and from Melbourne. Shellharbour History Walk is an easy walk through the harbour and village and gives insight into the colonial history of town. Plaques are situated along Addison Street between the Harbour Reserve and Sophia Street positioned opposite each site. The plaques provide a brief history and image of the building of our past The Illawarra Fly treetop walk is an elevated steel canopy walk through the rainforest on the picturesque Illawarra escarpment, offering inspiring views over the South Pacific Ocean. Page 27 Where the possibilities are endless Many places of worship have a wide variety of support services, contact them for more details. Albion Park Albion Park Baptist Church 4256 1647 Albion Park Presbyterian Church 4256 6689 Albion Park Uniting Church 4257 7043 All Saints Anglican Church 4256 2103 St Paul’s Catholic Church 4256 2038 Albion Park Rail Albion Park Rail Uniting Church 4257 7043 Oak Flats Holy Cross Lutheran Church 4262 7960 Oak Flats Catholic Mass Centre 4296 3939 Seventh Day Adventist Church Windang Holy Family Catholic Church 4274 1192 Warilla Sacred Heart Catholic Church 4296 3939 Shellharbour City Baptist Church 4296 8091 Shellharbour Shellharbour City Christian Outreach, Shellharbour Page 28 Where the possibilities are endless Shellharbour Village Uniting Church, 4297 4160 Shellharbour City Catholic Church 4296 3939 Shellharbour City Centre Anglican Church 4297 7419 Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Shellharbour City Stella Maris Catholic Church 4296 3939 Shellharbour Village St Paul’s Anglican Church, More places of worship: Nan Tien Temple, Berkeley Illawarra Mosque, Cringilla 4274 6232 Omer Mosque, Wollongong 4225 1962 Page 29 Where the possibilities are endless ILLAWARRA MULTICULTURAL SERVICES INC. Provide settlement services to newly-arrived migrants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Services provided include advocacy, referral, case management, social support to families and individuals, social support groups, group activities and community development projects. Also provides information and referral about education, training, employment, English classes, housing, transport, and other services. 27 Atchison Street, Wollongong ph. 4229 6855 ILLAWARRA ETHNIC COMMUNITIES COUNCIL 16 Stewart Street, Wollongong ph. 4229 7566 SHELLHARBOUR CITY COUNCIL ph. 4297 1677 COMMUNITY GROUPS Africa & the Middle East: Islamic Society of Illawarra ph. 4276 1822 Pakistan Association of Wollongong Inc ph. 4261 8544 Americas: Spanish and Latin American Community Organisation (SALCO) Ph. 4223 3181 Page 30 Where the possibilities are endless Asia Pacific: Australian Phillipine Association Illawarra Inc ph. 4226 6379 Illawarra Filipino Women’s Group Inc ph. 4276 2224 Pukapuka Community of Wollongong ph. 4227 2959 Vietnamese Association of Wollongong ph. 4276 1919 Europe: Australian Serbian Illawarra Welfare Assoc. ph. 4262 8100 Estonian Society ph. 4284 6470 Greek Welfare Centre ph. 4228 1609 Italian Social Welfare Organisation of Wollongong Ph. 4228 8222 Macedonian Welfare Association Inc ph. 4875 2266 South Coast Portuguese Association ph. 4274 3664 Spanish and Latin American Community Organisation (SALCO) Ph. 4223 3181 Page 31 Where the possibilities are endless CAR HIRE Canty’s Auto & Bus rentals, Oak Flats ph. 4272 5900 Shellharbour Hire Cars, Barrack Heights ph. 0448 974 411 Leisure Coast Limousines, Airport Connections & Tours, Dapto Ph. 4261 7393 Budget Car hire ph. 1300 362 848 Europcar hire ph. 1300 131 390 Airport Rent a Car ph. 1800 818 570 Should you wish to purchase a car, the following dealers are located in and around the Shellharbour area: MOTOR DEALERS—USED CARS: Fabor Family Motors, Oak Flats ph. 4256 5533 Pacer Motors, Oak Flats ph. 4257 1933 MOTOR DEALERS—NEW CARS: Albion Park Holden & Mitsubishi ph. 4235 7777 Proton Albion Park ph. 4257 4433 Airport Hyundai, Albion Park Rail ph. 4257 2800 Albion Park Motor Group ph. 4257 4433 Holden, Warilla ph. 4295 1223 Illawarra Toyota, Albion Park Rail ph. 4256 7009 Page 32 Where the possibilities are endless The Shellharbour area is served by a range of local bus networks, rail services, taxi services, and coach services. Infoline www.131500.com.au 131500 1800 637 500 City Rail www.cityrail.info 131500 Taxis Kiama Cabs & car hire 4237 7505 Radio Cabs of Wollongong 4229 9311 Page 33 Where the possibilities are endless PUBLIC HOSPITALS: Shellharbour Hospital Madigan Boulevard Shellharbour NSW 2529 Ph: 02 4295 2500 District hospital for Shellharbour and Kiama local government areas. It provides acute care, emergency, surgical, medical, obstetric, psychiatric services and a satellite dialysis unit. The hospital provides a lead role in the provision of gynaecological, breast and laparoscopic services for the northern Illawarra area. www.sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au PRIVATE HOSPITALS: Shellharbour Private Hospital 27 Captain Cook Drive Barrack Heights, NSW 2528 Ph: 02 4295 2999 Shellharbour Private Hospital is an acute-care surgical/medical private hospital licensed for 59 beds. www.shellharbourprivate.com.au LAKE ILLAWARRA COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH TEAM: Cowper Street Warrawong NSW 2502 Phone (02) 4223 8001 Services are provided 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, although the majority of staff work normal business hours (8.30 am to 5.00 pm Mon-Fri) The Community Mental Health Team offers Acute Mental Health Services, Page 34 Where the possibilities are endless as well as ongoing case management, mental health care, treatment and support for adults with mental disorders such as Schizophrenia and Mood disorders. A Mental Health Clinical Nurse Consultant is available for mental health Assessments during business hours at the Shellharbour Hospital Emergency Department. “Satellite” community mental health sites also include; Berkeley Community Health Centre Winnama Way Berkeley NSW 2502 Phone: 02 4271 5636 Warilla Community Health Centre Cnr Lake Entrance Road & Belfast Ave Warilla NSW 2528 Phone (02) 4296 4200 Dapto Community Mental Health Team 1/ 8 Marshall Street Dapto NSW 2530 Phone (02) 4261 8127 Warrawong Community Health Centre 14 Churchill Avenue Warrawong NSW Phone (02) 4274 0281 Eloura East Mental Health Inpatient Unit Shellharbour Hospital Madigan Boulevarde Mt Warrigal NSW 2528 Phone (02) 4295 2550 The Inpatient Unit provides specialised inpatient care for acutely mentally ill people in the Lake Illawarra Area. People are admitted to the ward when they need treatment to stabilise their mental state, and community treatment is not possible. Eloura West Mental Health Inpatient Unit Shellharbour Hospital Madigan Boulevarde Page 35 Where the possibilities are endless Mt Warrigal NSW 2528 Phone (02) 4295 2550 This Unit is a 9 - bed high dependency unit for the Illawarra area, located at Shellharbour Hospital COMMUNITY HEALTH: Community Health Centre, Shellharbour Wentworth Street, Shellharbour NSW 2529 Ph: 02 4295 1106 CHILD AND FAMILY HEALTH: Flinders Child and Family Centre 12-18 Adam Murray Way, Flinders Ph: 02 4297 6758 Services provided include: Adolescent mental health counselling, family services, playgroup, early childhood clinic appointments, parenting courses, after school care, child and family psychological services. MEDICAL CENTRES: Shellharbour Medical Centre 2-6 College Avenue, Oak Flats NSW 2529 Ph: 02 4295 1333 GENERAL PRACTITIONERS GP’s are located in towns and centres across the Shoalhaven area. GP’s are listed under Medical Practitioner in the Yellow pages business telephone directory or by searching online at www.yellowpages.com.au Some GP’s bulk bill patients – that is that the patient 'assigns' their right to Medicare benefits to the practitioner, as full payment for the medical service received. This means that the patient does not have to make a payment to the doctor and then claim back their Medicare benefit at a later stage. Doctors who do not bulk bill will ask the patient for payment at the time of the appointment. General Practitioners generally charge between $30 and Page 36 Where the possibilities are endless $100 for a consultation depending on the length of the appointment. Patients can then claim their Medicare benefit by taking or sending the receipt to a Medicare office. DENTISTS There are 16 Dentists in the Shellharbour area. Dentists are listed under Dentist in the Yellow pages business telephone directory or by searching online at www.yellowpages.com.au Page 37 Where the possibilities are endless TEMPORARY ACCOMMODATION There is an extensive variety of temporary accommodation available in the Shellharbour area, including motels, boutique hotels, B&B’s, Guesthouses, self-contained units, and hotels. BED & BREAKFAST AND GUESTHOUSES: Cowries Shellharbour Village Bed and Breakfast Cnr Wollongong and Town Street, Shellharbour Village Ph: 02 4297 8111 2 Self-contained units with air conditioning, separate entry, tv, fridge, queen and double beds, linen, kitchenette, off street parking, bbq Lake Illawarra Bed and Breakfast 52-54 Oakland Avenue, Windang Ph: 02 4297 5655 Www.lakeillawarrabnb.com.au Double rooms with ensuites from $135.00 per night, $600 per week. Includes cooked breakfast. Other facilities include pool, hot tub, bbq. Lakeside Homestay Bed and Breakfast (AAA 3 and a half stars) 99 Madigan Boulevarde, Mt Warrigal Ph: 02 4296 5212 Split level, airconditioned home. Queen, doubles and singles from $85.00 per night, $490.00 per week. Breakfast included, guest family room, bbq, Page 38 Where the possibilities are endless guest lounge, tea and coffee. Park Meadows Bed and Breakfast (AAA 3 and a half stars) 227 Tongarra Road, Albion Park Ph: 02 4256 5355 www.parkmeadows.com.au Traditional B&B with queen beds from $95.00 per night, $350 per week. Air -con, tv, tea/coffee, guest lounge and dining area, salt-water pool, off-street secure parking Pelicans Rest (AAA four stars) 7 Boollwarroo Parade, Shellharbour Village Ph: 02 4296 4571 www.pelicansrest.com.au Self-contained units with private entrance, ensuite & spa, kitchen, air-con, private decks with bbqs. From $100 per night, $650 per week. Ravensthorpe Guest House and Restaurant 56 Tongarra Road, Albion Park ph: 02 4257 6096 Www.ravensthorpe.com.au A grand 19th century home with décor reminiscent of a small French chateau. Three acres of heritage gardens, tennis court, pool. Dinner, bed and breakfast packages available. Price on application. The Golfers Guest House (AAA 3 and a half stars) Calderwood Valley Road, Calderwood Ph: 02 4256 3055 www.calderwoodgolf.com.au Twin rooms with ensuites and a large living area. Includes continental breakfast. Gazebo, picnic area, pool, golf course. Prices from $90 per night, $500 weekly. Page 39 Where the possibilities are endless RESORTS AND BEACH HOUSES: Oasis Resort Motel and Holiday Park 146 Windang Road, Windang Ph: 02 4295 1622 www.oasisresort.com.au Situated on Lake Illawarra, swimming pool, restaurant and bar onsite. Cabins, family rooms, and executive rooms available from $90 per night. Dream Catcher Beach House (AAA four and a half stars) Darley Street, Shellharbour Village Ph: 0411 225 441 www.stayz.com.au/33827 Brand new ultra modern beach house with ocean views, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, all linen supplied. Air con, outdoor spa, bbq, cable tv. From $300 per night, $2000 per week. Franigpani Harbourside Apartment Addison Street, Shellharbour Village Ph: 0405 037 893 www. Stayz.com/16538 A stylish apartment in the heart of Shellharbour village. Short stroll to harbour and beach. 2 Bedrooms (sleeps up to 6), lounge/dining area, modern kitchen, bath and ensuite. Two entertaining areas with bbq, secure underground parking. From $210 per night, $750 per week Seascape Addison Street, Shellharbour Village Ph: 0419 625 204 www.stayz.com.au/24748 A restored 100 year old 4 bedroom house with 2 showers, 1 bath, 2 toilets, outdoor hot and cold shower, all bed linen and towels supplied, washer, air- con, bbq. Price on application. Comfort Inn Fairways (AAA four stars) 24 Golf Place, Primbee Page 40 Where the possibilities are endless Ph: 02 4274 7274 www.fairways.com.au 4 star resort with off-street parking, guest laundry, bbq, restaurant, bar and room service. Next to golf course. Rooms from $120 per night, $900 per week. Shellharbour Resort (AAA three and a half stars) Shellharbour Road, Shellharbour Ph: 02 4295 1317 www.shellharbourresort.com.au Standard, double or family rooms available from $95 per night. BBQ, swimming pool, tennis court, licensed restaurant, air con, ensuite, cable tv, off street parking. PERMANENT ACCOMMODATION Shellharbour city is one of the fastest growing local government areas in NSW and provides a variety of accommodation. The Shell Cove project is the largest tourist/residential development ever initiated by a local government authority in Australia and when completed will create over 3,000 prime residential lots. The following Real Estates are located in the Shellharbour area: Adele’s Real Estate ph: 4297 2222 Dougmal Real Estate Oak Flats ph: 4256 6666 Eddie Mullan Real Estate ph: 0417 277 037 Ray White Oak Flats ph: 4256 2000 Ray White Shellharbour Village ph: 4296 5233 Right Choice Real Estate Shellharbour ph: 4297 6444 RMJ Real Estate ph: 4297 5777 Shell Cove Estate Realty ph: 4297 6122 www.shellcove.com.au Shellharbour First National ph: 4296 6055 Page 41 Where the possibilities are endless The main Industries / commercial activities in the Shellharbour area are: • Retail (19% of the employed workforce) • Manufacturing (18% of the employed workforce) • Health and community (10% of the employed workforce) • Construction (9% of the employed workforce) • Property/business services (9% of the employed workforce) The Major Centres are: • Blackbutt, Oak Flats, Southern Shellharbour Recruitment Agencies Recruitment Agencies in Shellharbour area list vacancies and recruit into permanent and temporary positions. Recruitment agencies operating in Nowra are: • Julia Ross Personnel, Shellharbour ph: 4297 7157 • MBC Employment Services, Shellharbour ph: 4297 3580 Centrelink Offices Centrelink is an Australian Government Statutory agency assisting people to become self-sufficient and supporting those in need. Centrelink provides financial and advisory assistance to individuals who are: • Parent or guardian • Looking for work • Studying or training • Self employed or farmer • In a crisis or needing special help • Recently moved to Australia to settle Page 42 Where the possibilities are endless • Ill, injured or has a disability • Caring for someone who is frail, aged, ill or who has a disability • Help after someone who has died • Planning for or needing help in retirement Centrelink offices are located at: Shellharbour Professional Centre, Lake Entrance Road, Shellharbour city centre Warrawong Suite 1, Gallery Level, Westfield Warrawong, Warrawong Dapto 41 Baan Baan Street, Dapto, Career Information Centre (careers and course information) Suite 1, Gallery Level, Westfield, Warrawong BANKING SERVICES Credit Union Australia (loans. Savings. Insurance, financial planning) Shop 4, Shellharbour City Plaza Ph: 4297 0088 www.cua.com.au Bendigo Bank 78 Central Ave, Oak Flats Page 43 Where the possibilities are endless Ph: 4256 9511 www.bendigobank.com.au St George Bank Shop 5, Shellharbour Shopping Square, Lake Entrance Road, Shellharbour Square Ph: 4296 5788 www.stgeorge.com.au Westpac Bank Square 3, Holm Place, Shellharbour Ph: 132032 www.westpac.com.au Commonwealth Bank Shop 242-243 Shellharbour Square Ph: 132221 www3.commbank.com.au ANZ Bank (credit cards, personal accounts, homeloans, insurance, investments) Shop 111A Stockland Shellharbour Square, Shellharbour City 144 Tongarra Road, Albion Park Ph: 131315 International ph: +613 9683 9999 www.anz.com.au Page 44 Where the possibilities are endless ACCOUNTANTS AND TAX AGENTS Shellharbour Accounting & Taxation Cnr Addison and Mary Streets, Shellharbour Ph: 4296 2904 firstname.lastname@example.org Chartered Accounting, Auditors, Tax Agents LF Accounting & Business Services Shellharbour, ph: 0408 407 642 Financial reports, Tax services, BAS preparations, GST Services BJ Love & Co Financial Services 16 Addison Street, Shellharbour Ph: 4296 4299 www.bjlove.com.au Financial planning, Accounting & Taxation Services, Wealth protection services Illawarra Accounting & Financial Planning Shop 2, 18 Addison Street, Shellharbour Ph: 4297 2429 Financial planning, Lodgement of tax returns, Online share trading H&R Block Tax Accountants 1/15-17 College Street, Shellharbour City Ph: 4295 1114 www.hrblock.com.au Page 45 Where the possibilities are endless Tax returns, tax advice Bosco Accounting Company Pty Ltd 31 Baan Baan Street, Dapto Ph: 4261 4077 www.boscoaccounting.com.au Accounting, financial planning, mortgages and loans Migrant resources are available at the following location:: Illawarra Migrant Resource Centre 70 Kembla St, Wollongong Ph:4229 6855 Illawarra Multicultural Services Inc. 27 Atchison Street, Wollongong www.ims.org.au provides settlement services to newly-arrived migrants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Services include advocacy, referral, case management, social support to families and individuals. It also provides information about education, training, employment, English classes, housing, transport, and services from government departments. Page 46 The Clinical Careers Program is a NSW Health funded project aimed at providing sup- port and assistance to health professionals relocating to NSW from interstate or over- seas. We appreciate that moving from interstate or overseas can be a confusing and some- times frustrating process, and therefore in SESIHS we have appointed a Clinical Ca- reers Project Officer to work with you to assist you and your family members relocate and settle in to the community. For further information about relocation and resettlement in Australia contact: Louise Johnson, Clinical Careers Project Officer, Area Workforce Services, SESIHS email@example.com All photos in this booklet are courtesy of Tourism Wollongong, and Tourism NSW Images. Edition date: June 2009 Disclaimer: Whilst all attempts to ensure that the material in this booklet is accurate at the time of re- lease, the booklet covers a range of matters that are subject to regular change. No liability for negli- gence or otherwise is assumed by South Eastern Sydney Illawarra Area Health Service or its contribu- tors should anyone suffer a loss or damage as a result of relying on the information given in the booklet.