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Councillor wants a reduced off leash area

THE off leash area for dogs at East Corrimal beach should be moved north to the other side of the Bellambi Lagoon, says Wollongong City Councillor Janice Kershaw.

Cr Kershaw has met with residents who say the off leash area at East Corrimal is causing problems with young children and families.

Cr Kershaw wants the southern boundary of the off leash area, between Bellambi Boat Ramp and East Corrimal, reduced and the southern boundary moved to the northern side of the Bellambi Lagoon.

Cr Kershaw, State MP for Keira Ryan Park, council regulation manager Jeannie Nicol met with 50 residents to discuss their concerns. Following discussion, residents have asked for the southern boundary to be moved northward.

A notice of motion has been lodged by Cr Kershaw for the next ordinary meeting of council to begin the process of changing the boundary.

The main southern access point to the off leash area should also be at Bott Drive, Bellambi, says Cr Kershaw.

The notice of motion will be put to the next meeting of council on April 23.

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About Mick Roberts

A Sydney journalist, writer and 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 Australia 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 writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed 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 Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.

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