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Government grant to push along Grand Pacific Walk project

THE NSW Government will provide an $800,000 grant to Wollongong City Council to help deliver another section of the ambitious Grand Pacific Walk project.

State MP for Heathcote, Lee Evans said the new infrastructure would make it easier for the community to get around their local area using active transport.

“The Grand Pacific Walk is a continuous active transport network over 60 kilometres long along the coastline between the northern boundary of the Royal National Park and the southern boundary of Lake Illawarra,” Mr Evans said.

“This grant will help the Council to deliver an important part of this network with a 250 metre pedestrian path to be built along Lawrence Hargrave Drive between two existing paths.”

NSW Minister for Transport and Road, Andrew Constance said the creation of the path is part of an investment of around $710 million in walking and cycling infrastructure over the next four years that will bring the NSW Government’s total investment to almost $1.1 billion – the largest in the State’s history.

“The NSW Government continues to encourage people to walk and cycle as part of their everyday commute, promoting an active and healthy lifestyle while also helping to relieve congestion on the roads and public transport,” Mr Constance said.

Further information about this project will be available from Wollongong City Council as work progresses. 


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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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