Cycleway bridge to be upgraded at Thirroul

McCauley’s Beach, Thirroul, cycleway bridge. Picture: Google

BRIDGE cycleway maintenance at Thirroul, the refurbishment of a stormwater culvert at Woonona and the replacement of a community centre roof at Fairy Meadow, are just a selection of the tenders given the tick of approval by Wollongong City Council.

All up, the variety of tenders saw Council move forward on more than $2.3M worth of works at its last meeting.

Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said the range of tenders accepted reflects Council’s continued commitment in providing safe and accessible infrastructure for residents and visitors.

“Council is responsible for building, operating and managing our community’s diverse assets,” he said.

“These assets can be everything from the trees in our parks to shared pathways and community centres. To ensure they’re functioning satisfactorily and accessible to our community we need to regularly maintain and upgrade them.’’

The tenders accepted at the meeting included;

McCauley’s Cycleway Bridge Maintenance Works Thirroul – significant maintenance will be undertaken to the highly utilised shared path/cycleway bridge over Hewitts Creek. To ensure its longevity, the shareway bridge located at the northern end of McCauley’s Bridge will see a range of structural repairs completed including installation of a new decking system and paint protection works.

Culvert Refurbishment Works at 153 Campbell Street Woonona – works to the culvert and upstream open channel will improve its structural stability and the longevity of this stormwater drainage system.

Fairy Meadow Community Centre Roof Replacement and Associated Works – the 26-year old roof will be replaced following an inspection which found it to be at the end of its serviceable life.

Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Maintenance and Service Agreement – the HVAC Service agreement will be renewed to continue to deliver comfort, reliability, and efficiencies for systems across 12 of Council’s community and operational buildings.

At the meeting Council also endorsed the exhibition of the Delivery Program 2018-2022 and draft Operational Plan 2021-2022.

These documents map out Council’s work for the year ahead and highlight our key focus areas. These documents will be available for community comment until Thursday 20 May through 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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