Corrimal’s new signs

WOLLONGONG city is made up of many villages and towns, each with their own character.
Corrimal now boasts new signs to differentiate the town’s boundaries as well as remind community members and visitors of the rich history and heritage within the town.
Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said signage for the village will help to bring a sense of place. “They also help to begin the ideas of how do we collectively make a town centre that is both liveable and loveable. How do you create a town centre where people like to visit and stick around?
“The signs help to remind us that the village has a long history, especially with the original inhabitants of Australia.
“As part of Council’s work on revitalising smaller villages and towns we are currently seeking ideas and comments on the draft Corrimal Town Centre Plan.
“This initiative also helps remind us that Corrimal is a community with a good heart, a good centre, and has strong connections with other villages and towns in the northern suburbs.
“Our draft Town Centre Plan wants to look at avenues to continue this and build this into a place with a distinct identity. But we need the help of many people. We encourage all community members to visit our website and comment on the draft plan.”
Paul Boultwood, President of the Corrimal Chamber of Commerce, worked alongside Council to plan the new town signs.
“I’m excited by the new additions,” Mr Boultwood said.
“Along with the new mural in Memorial Park and with the Draft Masterplan now on show, the community of the lower northern suburbs can take pride in their area once again. The new signs have also been installed just in time for Spring into Corrimal, to be held on September 13.”
Comments on the draft Town Centre plan will be open until August 28.
A drop-in session in Corrimal’s Memorial Park will be held on Saturday August 18 from 9am to 4pm.
For more information call the Council on 02 4227 7111.

About Mick Roberts

A 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 Australian pubs and associated industries for over 30 years. He is 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 managed several community newspapers. He has been 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), the Sydney city newspaper, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.


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