Erosion closes popular beach access at Thirroul

DH Lawrence Reserve Thirroul 2

D.H. Lawrence Reserve, Thirroul. Picture: Google

Thirroul map

Map showing the closed access, and the alternative access

BEACH access via the stairs at D.H. Lawrence Reserve, in Craig Street, Thirroul will be closed until further notice after Wollongong City Council found that a rock platform has become dangerously insecure.

A Council spokesperson said during a recent inspection of the beach access, staff found the large rock platform at the base of stairs has become unstable.

“This is caused by erosion of its underlying support due to wave action,” the spokesperson said.

“To ensure public safety Council has fenced off the stairs to prevent people accessing the beach and rock platform at this location.”

Council have advised beachgoers to use the alternate access to McCauley’s Beach via Corbett Avenue.

In the meantime, Council will be investigating options for a long-term solution to maintain access via the park.

For more information contact Council’s Customer Service team on 4227 7111.



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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