Mick Roberts

A Sydney 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 1469 posts for The Bulli & Clifton Times

Swimmers and surfers warned after shark sightings

Wollongong City Council Lifeguards continue to work with representatives on Surf Life Saving to monitor shark activity at beaches following the removal of a whale carcass from Waniora Point, Bulli on Friday September 11. Late this morning Council tasked a shark surveillance helicopter to lap the coast between Stanwell Park and Windang. As there was no … Continue reading

Whale carcass removed from rocks on Waniora Point

THE carcass of a whale that washed up against the rock platform at Waniora Point overnight has been disposed of in Whyte’s Gully tip. The whale, believed to be a Humpback, was caught against a section of the rocks on the north eastern side of the rock platform. As it was in a sensitive marine … Continue reading

Time to register your pet

ARE you a new pet owner? If you’re the owner of a new cat or dog, it’s time to register your pet. Wollongong City Council is reminding pet parents that owners of cats desexed prior to turning four months of age and owners of dogs desexed prior to turning six months of age, are entitled … Continue reading

Plan aims to improve disabled and elderly’s access to services and facilities

WOLLONGONG City Council has adopted the Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) 2020-2025 and the Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Policy. Both documents were adopted by Council on August 31 and include insights and recommendations from community feedback that was submitted during an engagement processes. The DIAP 2020-2025 outlines Council’s actions to promote the inclusion of people … Continue reading

Motorway closed for five nights between Bulli Tops and Waterfall

THE M1 Princes Motorway will be closed between Bulli Tops and the Old Princes Highway intersection at Waterfall for five nights from Sunday September 13 to Thursday September 17, weather permitting. Transport for NSW advise that the roads will be closed in both directions between 8pm and 4am. Work will include trimming vegetation, clearing drains, litter collection, repairing the road surface, … Continue reading

Teen allegedly assaulted with a skateboard at Corrimal

A MAN has been charged after allegedly assaulting a teenage boy with a skateboard at Corrimal this morning. Police were called to a home on the Princes Highway, Corrimal, following reports of a domestic-related dispute about 11.30am today (Tuesday). Wollongong police commenced inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the incident. On arrival, officers found a 17-year-old … Continue reading

Council rejects Helensburgh housing estate proposal over environmental concerns

WOLLONGONG City Council has unanimously agreed not to support a draft Planning Proposal for the Lady Carrington Estate South precinct at its Council meeting on Monday. Council voted not to support the Proposal for the site in Helensburgh that has a long and complex history. Council did not support the proposal for a number of … Continue reading

Lady Wakehurst Drive closed to traffic next week

MOTORISTS are advised of the closure of Lady Wakehurst Drive between McKell Avenue and Otford Road for maintenance work next week. The road will be closed in both directions between 8am and 3pm from Tuesday September 8 to Wednesday September 9, weather permitting. Maintenance work includes general maintenance, trimming vegetation and clearing gutters and drains to improve safety … Continue reading

Council will waive fees for some sporting and community groups

WOLLONGONG City Council will extend a financial helping hand to sporting clubs and local associations, and licensees of community facilities whose operations have been affected by Coronavirus and NSW Public Health Orders. The step is the latest in a series of community-focussed initiatives announced by Council to support our community through this challenging time. At … Continue reading

Young man loses arm in ute crash at Coalcliff on Sunday

A YOUTH has lost his arm in a single-vehicle crash at Coalcliff on Sunday. Emergency services responded to reports of a single-vehicle crash on the Sea Cliff Bridge, on Lawrence Hargrave Drive, about 4.50pm yesterday (Sunday August 30). Police discovered the front-seat passenger in a utility had his arm severed when the vehicle crashed. The … Continue reading