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Pedestrian improvements to Corrimal shopping centre delayed until early next year

The work on installing pedestrian traffic lights at Corrimal has been delayed. Picture: Google. Inset: Cr Janice Kershaw.

WORK on the installation of pedestrian traffic lights on the Princes Highway outside Coles supermarket at Corrimal will not commence until February 2022 at the earliest.

As part of Wollongong City Council’s Corrimal Town Centre Masterplan, pedestrian traffic lights were to be installed near the intersection of Russell Street.

Once community feedback was reviewed, Council moved to prepare plans, allocating $2.125 to the budget for the works, and began street and footpath improvements in 2020.

Councillor Janice Kershaw said Transport for NSW have advised Council that due to circumstances within their organisation the work will not be able to commence until February at the earliest.

Cr Kershaw is demanding Transport for NSW stick to its commitment of beginning work on the project before Christmas.

“Once again, a State Government organisations actions or inaction has impacted on Council’s ability to improve the amenity for our residents of this city and this time it’s the Corrimal Business area and the safety of the local residents,” Cr Kershaw said.

“This is totally unacceptable; Council had consulted with all the business owners and there was the target of completing this work prior to the busy Christmas period. The business where aware of the disruption and when it was to happen, now all their plans have been disrupted.

“As the local councillor for this area, I am demanding Transport for NSW rearrange their schedule and put this work back to the agreed timeline.”

 Cr Kershaw said the upgrade of the Corrimal commercial area will assist local businesses with Covid recovery. 

Transport for NSW said it is reviewing the design for new traffic lights as part of pedestrian facility upgrades in the Corrimal CBD.

“The design is moving through the necessary approval process, as quickly as possible,” the spokesperson said.

“Transport will continue to work with Wollongong City Council towards delivery of this project.”


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