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Plans for the next stage of Clifton’s Grand Pacific Walk go on show for comment

GRand Pacific Walk Clifton

PLANS for the next stage of works for the Grand Pacific Walk at Clifton are underway.

The proposed pathway involves the construction of a 2.5m wide shared path and a new viewing platform along the eastern side of Lawrence Hargrave Drive just south of Moronga Park, which will complete the Clifton section of the Grand Pacific Walk.

The Grand Pacific Walk is an ongoing project that aims to link the southern end of the Royal National Park to Lake Illawarra. The proposed path along the Clifton section of the walk will link existing footpaths and allow access for both cyclists and pedestrians.

The new section of path will run between the existing footpath at Moronga Park to the existing footpath adjacent to number 347 Lawrence Hargrave Drive.

Grand Pacific Walk Plan Clifton

The proposed work associated with the extension of the Grand Pacific Walk at Clifton. Picture: Wollongong City Council

An Environmental Impact Statement is currently being undertaken, which requires an ecological investigation to assess the impact of the proposed path to existing vegetation.

Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said that Council is now calling for community feedback on the proposed concept plan.

“Whether you love to ride your bike or enjoy a walk along the coastline, Council wants to hear your thoughts on the next steps of the proposed works along the Grand Pacific Walk,” he said.

“This is one of the most constrained sections along the Grand Pacific Walk with Lawrence Hargrave Drive located closely on the western side. Sections of this proposed pathway will need to be constructed under traffic control which could cause some minor traffic delays during construction.

To leave a comment on the proposed works at Clifton, and for more information, visit the Council’s website. Submissions close Monday 17 August: Wollongong City Council website


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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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