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Information sessions on Sandon Point management

The area the management plan covers at Sandon Point

The area the management plan covers at Sandon Point

A SERIES of information sessions will be held by Wollongong City Council as part of its community consultation on the draft Plan of Management for Sandon Point and McCauley’s Beach.

The draft Plan, which is on public exhibition until February 28, outlines ideas and plans to manage the community land, and recognises the site’s Aboriginal significance.

Sessions will be held to provide information and gather feedback from the community, including:

• Information kiosk at Sandon Point on the grassed area near the car park on Saturday February 2 from 10am – 1pm.
• Information night at Thirroul District Community Centre and Library on Wednesday February 13 from 7.30pm.
• Public hearing at Thirroul District Community Centre and Library on Wednesday February 27 from 7.30pm.

The draft Plan can also be viewed under the ‘Have Your Say’ section of Council’s website.

Submissions on the draft Plan of Management will be accepted until 5pm on March 15.

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 Limited), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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