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Bridge over Stoney Creek gets underway

Cycling at Sandon Point

Cycling at Sandon Point

WORK has begun on a shareway bridge at Stoney Creek, Coal Cliff marking the start of construction of the Grand Pacific Walk (GPW).

Stage One of the GPW (Coalcliff – Stanwell Park) is considered one of the most challenging with narrow roads, steep terrain and no provisions for pedestrians and cyclists.

The works currently underway will see the construction of a shared pathway next to the existing Stoney Creek road bridge, providing safe access along this part of the route.

“This section has been identified as a high priority for Council. It is vital we provide safe access for pedestrians and cyclists and this shareway bridge will help us do that,” said Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery.

Stage One of the Grand Pacific Walk has been allocated $5 million through the NSW State Government’s Restart Illawarra Program, with $250,000 worth of work scheduled this financial year.

“This is a long term project and we still have a long way to go but to see work commence on the shareway bridge at Stoney Creek is a milestone that should be celebrated,” said Cr Bradbery.

For more information you can contact Council’s Customer Service on (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 Limted), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications.

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