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.
Mick Roberts has written 1980 posts for The Bulli & Clifton Times

Plans for wider shared beach-front path for Bulli’s Trinity Row

THE narrow asphalt shared path along Trinity Row at Bulli Beach is set for a makeover with plans for a new four-metre-wide shared pathway currently on public exhibition. The plans are in response to community feedback and requests for Wollongong City Council to look at opportunities to improve this popular stretch along the waterfront. Wollongong … Continue reading

Labor wins state election, takes Heathcote from Liberals

THE entire city of Wollongong is now bathed in a sea of red, after NSW Labor claimed victory in the state election on Saturday. Labor’s Maryanne Stuart defeated sitting Liberal MP, Lee Evans in Heathcote, with a nine per cent swing after boundary redistributions. The electorate of Heathcote shifted south, taking on more of Wollongong … Continue reading

Northbound Memorial Drive closed between Bellambi and Bulli for resurfacing

MOTORISTS are advised of upcoming night closures on Memorial Drive northbound next week for road repair and resurfacing. Work will be carried out at night between Bellambi Lane at Bellambi and the Princes Highway at Bulli from 7pm Thursday, March 30 to 5am Friday March 31, and 7pm Sunday April 2 to 5am Monday April 3, weather permitting. … Continue reading

Appeal for information after girl reportedly approached at Woonona

POLICE are appealing for information following a reported child approach at Woonona on Monday. A 16-year-old girl was walking along Thompson Street, Woonona, when police have been told she was flagged down by an unknown man, who allegedly exposed himself to her, about 3.30pm on Monday, March 20. The girl ran home, and the incident … Continue reading

Lane closures on M1 Princes Motorway at Bulli Tops

MOTORISTS are advised of changed traffic conditions on the M1 Princes Motorway, at Bulli Tops for bridge maintenance and repair work to be carried out. Work will continue on the bridge at the M1 Princes Motorway at Bulli Tops from 8pm Friday, March 31 to 12pm Sunday April 2, weather permitting. Work will not be … Continue reading

Lady Wakehurst Drive closed for upgrade work

LADY Wakehurst Drive will be temporary closed at Otford next week for drain upgrade work to be carried out. The road will be closed between Fanshawe Road and McKell Avenue in both directions between 7pm and 4am from Sunday March 26 to Thursday March 30, weather permitting. Detours will be in place via Lawrence Hargrave … Continue reading

Woonona surfer takes to the waves again for charity

DURING the height of the devastating bushfires ravaging the NSW South Coast over the Summer of 2019/20, Woonona’s Zac Doran came-up with an idea to combine his love of surfing with raising money for those in need. Starting at Stanwell Park Beach at 5am on January 25, he surfed three waves at every beach heading south … Continue reading

Monitors installed at Scarborough and Coalcliff

MOTORISTS are advised of changed traffic conditions on Lawrence Hargrave Drive at two locations next week.Sensors will be installed to monitor the slopes to ensure the stability of the road.Work will be carried out near Scarborough Railway Station for three nights from Sunday March 19 to Tuesday March 21.Work will then be carried out about … Continue reading

Labor commits to planning for Memorial Drive extension

LABOR will commit $20 million to determine the feasibility of extending Memorial Drive from Bulli if elected to Government on March 25.The NSW Shadow Roads MinisterJohn Graham said if Labor is elected it will take action to address growing traffic congestion along the Princes Highway in the northern suburbs.Mr Graham said Labor will undertake detailed … Continue reading

Video imaging program inspects entire road network

WITH their distinctive markings and mounted cameras on the roof, sides and rear, it’ll be easy to spot the vehicles out assessing the City’s 1045-kilometre network of sealed roads. The inspection program started last week and uses laser measurements and detailed video imaging to assess the condition of the road network. Carried out every four … Continue reading

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