News, road works

More than 800 respond to Lawrence Hargrave Drive closure

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Lawrence Hargrave Drive at Stanwell Tops. Picture: Google Streetview


MORE than 800 submissions have been made to Transport for NSW on the planned closures of Lawrence Hargrave Drive at Stanwell Park next year.

Submissions close this Friday at 5pm on the proposed closures for slope repair work, including concrete retaining walls along the climb up Bald Hill, to reduce the risk of land slips. Transport for NSW has been collecting feedback since July 16.

A Transport for NSW spokesperson said the work, which would be carried out between Otford Road and Chellow Dene Avenue, is essential to keep the road safe and open to traffic in the long term.

The slope work is proposed to be carried out in two stages, and would require two four-week full road closures during February/March and May/June 2020.

“The community has been asked to give feedback on the closure and the proposed dates to help us determine a timeframe for the work and alert us to potential issues during the planning stage,” the spokesperson said.

More than 800 responses have been received by Transport for NSW via the online survey tool and email.

“Feedback has included comment on topics such as support for the slope work to be completed, planning for bush fires and other emergencies, timing and length of the closures, the need for extra transport and options for access to schools and medical services,” the spokesperson said.

Once the survey is closed, Transport for NSW will review and consider all feedback and continue to update the community on plans.

A summary of the feedback received during the consultation period will be available on the project webpage in the coming months.

To leave your feedback, visit

The survey will close at 5pm on Friday August 16.

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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