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Slap of paint for centres

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The Balgownie Village Community Centre

WOLLONGONG City Council will temporarily close Fairy Meadow and Balgownie community centres during January 2017 to undertake essential maintenance works. The two centres will close from January 9.

Council will undertake internal painting and sanding of floor boards at the Fairy Meadow Community Centre, while internal and external painting will be undertaken at the Balgownie Village Community Cemtre.

Fairy Meadow is expected to open on January 28, and Balgownie the day before. For more information on the centres, call Council on [02] 4227 7111.

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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