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Bald Hill

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More than 800 respond to Lawrence Hargrave Drive closure

  MORE than 800 submissions have been made to Transport for NSW on the planned closures of Lawrence Hargrave Drive at Stanwell Park next year. Submissions close this Friday at 5pm on the proposed closures for slope repair work, including concrete retaining walls along the climb up Bald Hill, to reduce the risk of land … Continue reading

Concrete retaining walls for scenic Bald Hill climb

CONCRETE retaining walls will be built along sections of the scenic escarpment drive at Stanwell Park to the famed Bald Hill in an effort to prevent erosion and landslides. The work will be carried out by the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) on Lawrence Hargrave Drive in two stages next year and will require full … Continue reading

Paraglider killed at Bald Hill

A MAN has died following a paragliding crash at Stanwell Tops. Just before 3pm today (Saturday), emergency services were called to Bald Hill following reports a glider had crashed into the side of the cliff. The crash site was found and emergency services began rescue operations. State Emergency Service personnel reached the site and confirmed … Continue reading

Bald Hill works continue

WORK on renewing Bald Hill reserve has reached another milestone with the completion of a new roundabout, parking for buses, refurbishment of one car park, changes to services, and an improved walkway. Work on this stage was designed to be completed prior to the popular Sydney to ‘Gong Bike ride on Sunday November 1. Following … Continue reading

Bald Hill progress report

WORK on Bald Hill Reserve renewal project is progressing. Recently, new stormwater drains have gone in under Lady Wakehurst Drive and Wollongong City Council is working on road widening, constructing a roundabout and extra car parking. At the top of the Reserve, the old amenities building has been demolished in preparation of the new facility that … Continue reading

Traffic changes at Bald Hill

AS work on stage two of the Bald Hill Reserve Renewal project continues traffic changes will begin to allow construction works on the site. From this week Wollongong City Council will change traffic conditions at the Bald Hill car park and on Lady Wakehurst Drive at Bald Hill. Overnight between 6pm and 6am the recently … Continue reading

Bald Hill ‘ s new look

WOLLONGONG City Council will shortly begin works on improving and rebuilding the iconic reserve at Bald Hill, Stanwell Park. The project received $2.9 million in funding under the Restart NSW Illawarra Infrastructure Fund. Works will be completed in three stages with stage one seeing the lower car park resurfaced. This will be following immediately with … Continue reading

Increased parking proposed for Bald Hill

EVER since Lawrence Hargrave began flying his box kites, Bald Hill has been an iconic site for visitors and a defining area for flight and gliding. Bald Hill now attracts more than 3,000 visitors in peak times and about 900 visitors each day on average. The Hill has helped to define the northern beaches of … Continue reading

Looking Back: Coaching the sea cliffs

By MICK ROBERTS. THE eagerly awaited arrival of the railway to the Illawarra awoke the world to what is known today as Lawrence Hargrave Drive and its scenic splendour, altering what was a coastal bush track from a quiet local thoroughfare into a busy main road linking Sydney to Wollongong. Soon after the opening of … Continue reading

Bald Hill cyclist critical

A CYCLIST is in a critical condition after coming off his bike while riding down Bald Hill at Stanwell Park on Sunday. Paramedics were called to treat the man, aged about 38, who had suffered a serious head injury during a cycling event. First aid was given by a surf lifesaver before the man was … Continue reading

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