Plan for three-storey retail and residential development at Austinmer Beach

Shells Diner

A proposal has been lodged with Wollongong City Council to demolish and redevelop the Shells Diner site at Austinmer. Picture: Google.

Austinmer Plan

The east elevation plan of the redevelopment of the Shells Diner site at Austinmer.

A DEVELOPMENT application has been lodged with Wollongong City Council to demolish the Shells Diner, on Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Austinmer.

Under the proposal, the current single storey eatery, opposite Austinmer Beach, will be replaced with a three storey residential and retail building.

If approved the application would see a retail/business component at the ground level, with two levels of residential above, with onsite parking.

To view the proposal visit Wollongong Council website, and click on development applications on exhibition.

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 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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