A PLAN to improve pedestrian safety in Corrimal shopping centre will see a signalled crossing installed on the Princes Highway, outside Coles supermarket, near Russell Street.
As well as the installation of a new pedestrian crossing, Wollongong City Council is also planning footpath improvements in the shopping centre.
Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said Council is seeking community feedback on the crossing, which is part of the Corrimal Town Centre Plan 2015-2025.
“We’re committed to the renewal of Corrimal Town Centre, and we know it’s a busy place where people live, work and enjoy spending time,” he said.
“It’s important that as we continue to develop the area and make it a functional space for drivers and pedestrians alike.
“In recent months we’ve completed a significant amount of work in the Corrimal Town Centre area and I’d like to thank those local businesses for their patience and support as we make it easier and safer for older people, children and people with disability to move about the area.
“This is the next phase in that ongoing project and it’s important to make it easy to for everyone to access both sides of the Princess Highway, so your feedback is vital to make it an enjoyable, safe experience to traverse the precinct’’
Once community feedback is finalised and considered, it is anticipated that the works will start in late September and take approximately six weeks to complete with appropriate weather. There will be some parking disruption to the area while works take place and four car spaces will be permanently removed to make way for the new crossing.
“It is imperative that we strike a balance when considering the future of the Town Centre and the safety and manoeuvrability of pedestrians in the area,” Cr Bradbery said.
“The community have had concerns regarding safe pedestrian access around the centre of Corrimal in the past. These improvements address these concerns and deliver on the development of a pedestrian friendly main street.’’
Community feedback is welcomed on the project until 14 September via Council’s engagement website.
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