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Council loan to revamp Thirroul beach kiosk

Thirroul Beach Kiosk. PHOTO: visitwollongong.com.au

Thirroul Beach Kiosk. PHOTO: visitwollongong.com.au

WOLLONGONG City Council has been successful in gaining a three per cent interest rate subsidy for a $4.3 million loan under the NSW Government’s Local Infrastructure Renewal Scheme (LIRS).

Together with Council funding of $1.20 million, a $5.5 million program of building renewal works can now getaway.

The LIRS assisted funding will go towards the upgrade to Corrimal Community Centre and Library, and the adaptive reuse of the Thirroul Beach Kiosk and Pavilion.

In Corrimal Library and Community Centre, Council plan to upgrade the kitchen, re-painting, replace floor coverings, upgrade lighting and replace shelving in the library, as well as installing new public artworks to reflect the achievements of the Corrimal Senior Citizens Group.

At Thirroul, Council will refurbish and upgrade the beach kiosk and pavilion. Internally Council will upgrade the kiosk so it can expand its service to customers.

The Thirroul pavilion is already operating as a kiosk, and an up-market restaurant.

Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said the renewal and refurbishment of the community buildings will see their future life expanded.

Berkeley Community Centre will also be expanded and renovated under the funding.

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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