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Austinmer retaining wall to be replaced

Wollongong City Council will replace a failing retaining wall on the western side of Lawrence Hargrave Drive at Austinmer from today.

The works – just north of Headlands Avenue – will require that one lane of Lawrence Hargrave Drive be closed to traffic during the completion of the job. Portable traffic lights will be used on the site and will operate from 7am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Works will be conducted by contractors for Council and are expected to take around three weeks.

For more information you can 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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