Plans for new look Woonona Circle go on show

Artist impression of the new look Woonona Circle

WOLLONGONG City Council wants to hear the community’s thoughts on the draft streetscape and car park upgrade plan for Woonona Circle.

The plan includes an upgrade and widening of footpaths and improved pedestrian access, moving the entrance of the car park from Park Road to The Circle, and the provision of disabled parking. Tree planting, upgraded paving and furniture are also proposed in order to provide an improved amenity for the community.

The work, if it was to go ahead, would be carried out in two stages. Once the final design is created, work on the first stage would start in April 2013. The plan will be on exhibition until Friday December 14.

Community members can have their stay at an onsite kiosk on Thursday from 4-6pm. Council staff will set the kiosk up outside the East Woonona Post Office. Otherwise, people can have their say by completing an online survey on Council’s website or by emailing The draft plans and FAQ sheet can be downloaded from Council’s website.


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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