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Easter shutdown: Sublime Point closed this weekend, limited access to Bald Hill

Bald Hill Closure

The world famous Bald Hill lookout will be partially closed over the Easter long-weekend

AFTER a request from NSW Police, Wollongong City Council will close access to a number of popular northern Illawarra tourist sites over the Easter long weekend.

The recreational sites have been targeted as they are areas people often meet to socialise.

NSW Police are reminding the community that, while travelling for holidays or recreation is not considered ‘essential’ travel, officers will continue to be out in force over the Easter long weekend.

The NSW Premier and the NSW Health Minister have outlined orders under the Public Health Act that state a person must not leave their home without a reasonable excuse.

These rules do not prohibit people from going to the supermarket and pharmacy, going to and from work if you cannot work from home, going to medical appointments, or leaving for some brief exercise in your own neighbourhood.

In an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Council staff will today (Thursday April 9) close the following:

  • Bald Hill carpark – limited parking. The kiosk and amenities will remain open.
  • Sublime Point Lookout, including the kiosk
  • Mt Keira Lookout, including the kiosk
  • Flagstaff Hill carparks (lower, middle and upper)

The closure will support the NSW Police as they enforce Government orders regarding gatherings and social and physical distancing.

These spaces will remain closed to vehicles over the long weekend. They will reopen on Tuesday morning.

Council asks all residents to follow the Government’s orders to reduce the risk of the spread of coronavirus, follow health and wellbeing advice and to stay home unless it’s essential you leave.

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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