Noise and traffic counting devices help plan Helensburgh’s future

Helensburgh roundabout

The Helensburgh shopping centre’s roundabout


HELENSBURGH residents may have noticed noise survey and traffic counting devices in the shopping centre of late.

The devices have been installed as part of Wollongong City Council’s research to refine the plan for Helensburgh’s town centre.
A Council spokesperson said the noise testing will improve the understanding of vehicle volume levels on Parkes Street and help assess the proposal of a raised pedestrian crossing and the traffic counts. The devices will also give a better understanding of the types of vehicles and their speed moving through the town centre. The surveys should be completed by June 27 June.

Submissions on the Council’s three strategic projects in Helensburgh – the proposed Town Centre Plan, the Streetscape Masterplan and a new library and community centre – close today (June 22).

Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said the Council has decided to combine the three opportunities to look at future considerations and actions for the city’s most northern suburb, with a population of about 7,100 people.

Cr Bradbery said by engaging on the plans simultaneously, Council is able to streamline community engagement, and also develop phased plans that can be ready to roll in early 2021.

For more information visit Wollongong Council’s website.


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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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