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Thirroul shopping centre upgrade

WOLLONGONG City Council is planning night works on the Thirroul shopping centre upgrade from Monday August 29 to Sunday September 4, weather permitting.

In order to place preformed concrete islands on Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Council will close the road from 7.30pm to 5.30am over this period. Traffic detours will be in place during this time to allow the works to be completed.

The replacement of the traffic island is part of the Town Centre upgrade to the western side of Lawrence Hargrave Drive from Beaches Hotel to the Arthur Street service station.

The works include new kerb and guttering and a new footpath surface that will match in style the existing upgraded footpaths in Thirroul.  The streetscape design has seen two terrazzo art work panels, tree planting, seating, bike racks and bins installed.

The pedestrian islands will provide a safe crossing zone in Thirroul. Council apologises for the inconvenience.

For more information call Council 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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