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Gibson Park plans on show

STAGE 3 of the Thomas Gibson Park Master Plan is about to get underway and Wollongong City Council is inviting residents to have their say on the project.
The car park and park entry is being upgraded to increase parking for commuters and sport participants, and to improve safe access for pedestrians and vehicles.
Stage 3 also includes an extension of the shared way access through the park, improving safety for pedestrians and cyclists.
The implementation of stage 3 will need to involve some tree removal to enable safe traffic flow. The trees for removal are compromised by overhead power lines, or are weed species (Camphor Laurel).  Eleven new advanced trees will be planted to replace the trees that are removed.
The upgrade works are set to occur during May and June 2012, there will be some disruption to park visitors and sporting games.
Wollongong City Council staff will be available to talk to about the planned upgrades on Thursday, March 22 at Thirroul Train Station at 7am.
For further information and plans visit council’s web site.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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