Wollongong CBD has undergone a massive change in the past few years. There has been a huge increase in residential properties constructed in the CBD to suit those looking to live in the city and be close to beaches, shopping & transport. The local council has also been feverishly repairing and constructing good walking paths and cycle access around the city and foreshore to accommodate the safety & lifestyle of those living in the city centre. Every Thursday night they hold "Eat Street Markets" in the city mall to encourage a community atmosphere with food stalls and live music. It has helped to rejuvenate the city centre and create a sense of life and connection for residents living in the CBD.