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Government study to look at traffic congestion through Bulli and Thirroul

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Traffic congestion along the Prince’s Highway at Slacky Flat, Bulli. Picture: RMS

TO tackle mounting traffic congestion through Bulli and Thirroul, Transport for NSW have announced it will investigate measures to improve the transport network along the existing road corridors.

The study area includes the Princes Highway and Lawrence Hargrave Drive from Hospital Road at Bulli in the south, to Mary Street at Thirroul in the north. The study will exclude Bulli Pass.

The community and road users are invited to have their say about living and travelling in and around Bulli and Thirroul as part of planning future improvements.

Transport for NSW says it is committed to providing safe, efficient and reliable journeys through Bulli and Thirroul while identifying ways to help to maintain the amenity in the town centres.

“We are currently investigating improvements to the Princes Highway at Bulli and Lawrence Hargrave Drive at Thirroul,” a Transport for NSW spokesperson said.

“We are seeking feedback from road users and the community on their experience of these two locations to help us understand issues and opportunities in the area and to inform future improvements.

“Comments about living in these town centres and driving through them, the road network and ideas about future transport needs and opportunities are all welcome.

“Participating is easy – all you have to do is go online to access an interactive map then add comments at specific locations.

“The online map allows us to better understand community feedback by pinpointing the exact location a comment is referring to. Your feedback will help us understand the local community’s experiences and guide us with our planning.”

The community has the opportunity to provide feedback until Friday November 8.

To submit your comments on the online tool, visit rms.nsw.gov.au/bulliandthirroul and follow the instructions. The spokesperson said the community will be kept informed as the project progresses.

For more information about the project call 1800 861 977 or email southernprojects@rms.nsw.gov.au.

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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