Promoting creative arts in Regional South & Rural South and West public schools

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The NSW Department of Education gratefully acknowledges the generous support of Southern Stars 2018 by:

The BlueScopeWIN Community Partners program sees two iconic businesses in the Illawarra joining forces to create a local community support fund, to contribute a significant amount to projects and programs that meet real needs in the Illawarra.

Both BlueScope and WIN are proud of their long history in the region and see this as the perfect opportunity to join together and create a new model for community engagement.

BlueScope has been part of the Illawarra's landscape for over 85 years, and internationally it still remains BlueScope's largest single manufacturing site. Whilst WIN TV, headquartered in Wollongong, has been an integral part of the Illawarra community since Bruce Gordon purchased the business in the 1960s.

Star sponsor

  • University of Wollongong

Segment sponsor

  • Wollongong City Council - City of innovation
  • Daylight schoolwear

Media partners

  • i98 FM radio
  • WIN network
  • Illawara Mercury


  • Tafe NSW - Illawara institute
  • The Arts Unit - Department of Education


  • msp photography
  • Kiama Municipal Council
  • Shellharbour City Council