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 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.
Mick Roberts has written 1685 posts for The Bulli & Clifton Times

Reminder to follow current Covid-19 public health order over the weekend

RESIDENTS are encouraged to do the right thing this weekend and to follow the current public health order if they are out and about. Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said there are specific reasons for people to be out in the community and is asking people when they are going to the shops or for … Continue reading

Developers aim for ‘green-star rating’ for Corrimal Coke Works residential proposal, while community continue to raise traffic concerns

THE developers of the Corrimal Coke Works site are aiming to become the first 5-Star Green Star rated Community in Wollongong, transforming a derelict site into what they say will be a vibrant, open and engaging precinct for current and future residents to enjoy. Illawarra Coke Company Pty Ltd and Legacy Property are seeking planning … Continue reading

Corrimal Coke Works information sessions changed to online format

IN response to the current Covid-19 Public Health Order, Wollongong City Council has updated its Corrimal Coke Works Development Proposal Information Sessions to an online format. Council is contacting those who had previously booked into the sessions, which were planned as face-to-face engagement opportunities, to let them know how they can join online. The information … Continue reading

Group adds voice to growing opposition to Bulli and Thirroul traffic changes

CAMPAIGNERS for safer streets have added their voice to the growing opposition to proposed traffic changes at Thirroul and Bulli, including extended clearways on the Princes Highway. Safe Street to School have submitted feedback opposing suggestions by Transport for NSW to remove parking. Under the proposed changes, the NSW Government will extended clearways, and put … Continue reading

More feedback wanted on Helensburgh’s new library and community centre

A NUMBER of potential sites are under consideration for Helensburgh’s new community centre and library with Wollongong City Council hoping to share the details in the near future. In the meantime, Council is inviting the community to submit feedback on its vision for the centre via the Our Wollongong website. Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said … Continue reading

Council responds to updated health orders

WOLLONGONG City Council is assuring residents it will continue to deliver urgent and critical services despite the updated health orders and Covid-19 lockdown. Wollongong Lord  Mayor Gordon Bradbery said it’s important to work together at this critical time to beat the spread of COVID-19 and the Delta variant. Latest updates Additional restrictions which apply to the … Continue reading

Consultation over traffic changes should be placed on ‘pause’ during lockdown, says Park

THE consultation period for the NSW Government’s controversial traffic changes at Bulli and Thirroul should by placed on pause during the Covid-19 lockdown, says State MP for Keira, Ryan Park. The extended clearways, one-way streets and traffic changes at key congestion intersections are measures under consideration by Transport for NSW to relieve the bottle-necks through … Continue reading

Greens call for improved Corrimal train service before coke works development proceeds

GREENS candidate for the Wollongong City Council elections in September, Bronwyn Batten has called for better train services for Corrimal before the coke works development proceeds. Dr Batten said the proposed development in Railway Street, beside the train station, will lead to further traffic woes for the northern Illawarra.  “Even with the proposed reduction of … Continue reading

Your winter smoke could be impacting neighbours and the environment

IF you’re looking at using your wood heater this winter, Wollongong City Council is advising that it is important to take steps to reduce its impact on the environment. Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said smoke from wood heaters can not only be bad for health but can be a major cause of air pollution. … Continue reading

Sublime Point walking track reopens after $320,000 upgrade

AUSTINMER’S famous Sublime Point walking track has reopened ahead of schedule after a $320,000 upgrade by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS). The track was temporarily closed for essential safety and environmental protection works on May 31 2021. NPWS Area Manager Graham Bush said that use of the track has increased significantly in … Continue reading

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