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Bald Hill plans go on show

THE second round of community consultation on preparing a Landscape Master Plan for Bald Hill is underway.
Following consultation with the community during April and May, Wollongong City Council’s consultants ARUP has provided design principles and draft concept plans for the important scenic and historical site following the collaborative mapping and other engagement activities with community members.
Councillor Leigh Colacino said the design principles and draft concept plans will be workshopped at the second design charrette.
“It’s important that community members come along to this design charrette to view the draft concept plans and voice their opinions,” Cr Colacino said.
Anyone unable to attend the workshop can attend an information session on Saturday June 23.
“The draft designs are by no means finalised and we will need further consultation with the community to look at these designs,” Cr Colacino said.
Following the consultation Council’s consultants will then need to work with other authorities such as Roads and Maritime Services to review the further draft designs.
The design will have to cater for a number of constraints on the site such as access, traffic flow, access to the amenities which are ageing, air traffic, and road safety.
The second design charrette will be held in the CWA Hall in Stanwell Park from 1pm on Friday June 22. To register for the charrette call 1800 657 248 or email baldhillmasterplan@arup.com.
The information session will be held outside Bi-Lo in Helensburgh on Saturday June 23 between 10am and 12pm to view the draft concept plans for the site and ask questions of the design team.
The design principles and draft concept plans will be available on Council’s website from Monday June 25.
A number of concept plans for the site will be available for comment at http://www.collaborativemap.org/baldhill.
For more information visit Council’s website or call Council’s Customer Service Centre on (02) 4227 7111.

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 Limted), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications.

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