Crown St Mall’s amphitheatre has been an important part of the Illawarra community since its construction in the mid 1980s. It has hosted performances by the Illawarra Choral Society, X Factor’s Reece Mastin and local school groups.
In 2011, Wollongong council passed a $19 million refurbishment of Crown St Mall which did not include the amphitheatre.
The work crews have begun deconstruction and the amphitheatre is expected to be gone within a month.
Pictures: KATHLEEN HAINES