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Public will have say on Gleniffer Brae tomorrow

A PUBLIC hearing on the draft Planning Proposal for Gleniffer Brae will be held tomorrow (Tuesday) at Wollongong City Council’s administration building from 6pm.

The public hearing will be facilitated by an independent consultant..

Council is exhibiting the draft Planning Proposal for Gleniffer Brae house and grounds. The objective is to permit the use of Gleniffer Brae house and grounds as a function centre and educational establishment and for the development of a creative arts centre on the southern section of the site.

Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said the draft proposal will be on public exhibition until September 14.

Council has held an information session at Gleniffer Brae, and two information sessions at Council’s administration building in August.

The public hearing will be held at the Wollongong Town Hall from 6pm to 8.30pm. This hearing will be facilitated by Twyfords Communications Consultants.

A report on the public exhibition, information sessions, public hearing and community comments will be considered by Council later this year.

For more information you can visit Council’s website or you can call (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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