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 1052 posts for The Bulli & Clifton Times

Darkes Forest road closure

MOTORISTS are advised the Princes Highway at Darkes Forest will be closed for two nights from next week between Helensburgh and Bulli Tops for work on Darkes Forest Bridge. The work will involve lifting the bridge for the removal and replacement of bridge supports. This work will reduce ongoing maintenance costs and ensure the structure … Continue reading

ICC signs agreement to protect sensitive bushland on Coalcliff escarpment

FOLLOWING its announcement for plans to develop 18ha of former industrial land at Corrimal, the Illawarra Coke Company (ICC) have entered into an agreement with the NSW Government to protect a large parcel of the Illawarra escarpment at Coalcliff. ICC, owner of the former Coalcliff Coke Works property, signed the Biodiversity Stewardship Agreement with the … Continue reading

Bulli Pass closed tomorrow

BULLI Pass will be closed to traffic tomorrow (Tuesday April 2) from 8pm to 5am the following day. The Roads and Maritime Service will close to Pass to traffic in both directions for repair work after last week’s truck accident. Motorists are advised to take alternative routes via Lawrence Hargrave Drive or Mt Ousley. The … Continue reading

Latest plan for Corrimal Coke Works revealed at community meeting

  A REVISED planning proposal for the Corrimal Coke Works site has been revealed by developers at a community information session today (Saturday). Legacy Property and the Illawarra Coke Company (ICC) plan to develop around 700 homes on Railway Street, which they claim will preserve significant historical features of the former 18ha industrial site, improve rehabilitation … Continue reading

Company involved in Bulli Pass truck crash inspected

THREE minor defect notices were issued to the company involved in the serious truck crash on Bulli Pass earlier this week after a joint operation between Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) and NSW Police this morning. Emergency services were called to Bulli Pass after the truck left the road and crashed before catching fire about … Continue reading

New plans for Corrimal coke works site

DEVELOPMENT partners Legacy Property and Illawarra Coke Company (ICC) are inviting residents and interested parties to an information session on the proposed redevelopment of the Corrimal Coke Works site on Saturday. The Illawarra Coke Company is proposing to rezone the 18ha property for residential development and parkland. The company has submitted a rezoning proposal seeking … Continue reading

Madden’s Plains bushfire ‘under control’

THE NSW Rural Fire Service have contained a bushfire burning on Madden’s Plains at Bulli Tops this afternoon. Crews from Helensburgh and other Illawarra brigades are currently at the scene, south of Helensburgh on the Princes Highway. The fire has consumed about six hectares of bushland and is currently under control. The Helensburgh Volunteer Rural … Continue reading

Bulli Pass re-opens after truck inferno

Update: Bulli Pass reopened in both directions between the M1 Princes Motorway and Lawrence Hargrave Drive this morning following yesterday’s truck crash. There are no delays in the area.

Bulli Pass closed after truck crash

    A TRUCK crash has closed Bulli Pass this afternoon. The RMS advise that the road will be closed until later this evening and to avoid the area. Emergency services were called to the crash about 3.30pm today to find an intense fire, with powerlines down. Fortunately the driver escaped serious injury. FRNSW crews … Continue reading

Swing against Evans in Heathcote as Liberals claim victory in NSW election

THE two members of parliament in the northern Illawarra electorates of Heathcote and Keira have retained their seats after Saturday’s State election. Premier Gladys Berejiklian expects to form a majority government with up to 49 seats after the Liberals performed better than expected at the state election. Ms Berejiklian made history by becoming the first … Continue reading