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Sandon’s future laid on table

AS part of the community consultation on the draft Plan of Management for Sandon Point and McCauley’s Beach, Wollongong City Council will host a public hearing at Thirroul Community Centre and Library on Wednesday starting at 7:30 pm.
The public hearing provides an opportunity for community members and organisations to gain information and provide input into the draft plan of management.
The draft plan identifies the current uses and developments on the land. This draft plan meets Local Government Act 1993 requirement and includes an Access Plan, a Revegetation & Restoration Plan and a Sandon Point Aboriginal Place plan.
The draft document provides ideas and plans to manage this community land with respect for all users and to recognise the area’s rich Aboriginal significance.
Council has placed the draft plan on public exhibition until February 28. Submissions will be accepted until March 15.
For more information call (02) 4227 7111 or visit Council’s website.

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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