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Thirroul pool intake pipes to be replaced

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The Thirroul pool intake pipes will be replaced after 75 years.

THE heavily corroded intake pipes at Thirroul Pool, which date back to the Second World War, will be replaced by Wollongong City Council.

Council said the pipes are believed to be about 75 years old and the ageing infrastructure needs to be replaced.

The pipes are at the southern end of Thirroul Beach and are within the tidal zone.

A Council spokesperson said this means the contractor will have to work around the tides, seas and swell to complete the improvement works.

The majority of Thirroul Beach will be unaffected by the project. There will be limited access to the rock platform between Thirroul and McCauley’s beaches while the work is underway. The work is anticipated to be completed in spring, depending on weather and sea conditions.

For more information contact the Council on (02) 4227 7111.

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About Mick Roberts

A Sydney 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 pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia 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 writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed 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 Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.

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