Raised pedestrian crossing and improved lighting planned for Thirroul’s ‘Ryan’s Corner’

A raised pedestrian crossing, similar to this near Bulli Railway Station, is proposed for ‘Ryan’s Corner’ at Thirroul

THE pedestrian crossing on Phillip Street, in front of Ryan’s Hotel, Thirroul will be raised in a proposal put forward by Wollongong City Council.

Next year, Council plan to carry out a range of upgrades to the crossing – including turning the existing pedestrian crossing into a raised crossing – to improve accessibility, visibility and lighting for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers who share the road.

Director of infrastructure and works, Joanne Page said Council has a commitment to building a safe, connected and accessible network of pedestrian routes throughout our local government area.

“This particular crossing at Phillip Street is a high-traffic and pedestrian area which sees a lot of people travelling to and from the local school and businesses,” Ms Page said.

“By carrying out these upgrades we’ll be able to improve driver and pedestrian visibility and make it easier for people to safely cross the road.”

The proposed works on the Phillip Street pedestrian crossing will include:

  • Construction of a raised pedestrian crossing at Phillip Street
  • Construction of new kerb ramps and concrete blisters
  • Construction of a short stretch of footpath at the intersection of Lawrence Hargrave Drive and Phillip Street
  • New line marking on the road
  • Installation of signage
  • Improved street lighting.

For more information or to share your feedback, contact Council on (02) 4227 7111 or email

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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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