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Lawrence Hargrave Drive

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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

Lawrence Hargrave Drive closed to traffic at Stanwell Park on Monday

  Motorists are advised by the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) that Lawrence Hargrave Drive at Stanwell Park will be closed next Monday for essential maintenance work. The work includes trimming vegetation and clearing gutters and drains and the maintenance of guardrails and signs. Lawrence Hargrave Drive will be closed to all vehicles on Monday … Continue reading

Plan for Austinmer escarpment road

BUTTENSHAW Drive at Austinmer could become an alternative main road to relieve the festering congestion along Lawrence Hargrave Drive, says the Greens – And they’re not happy. Labor councillor Jenelle Rimmer put a motion to Council on Monday night to investigate options for building more roads in Thirroul, Bulli and Austinmer, which was supported by … Continue reading

Motorcyclist hits power pole

A MOTORCYSLIST has been critically injured in a crash at Austinmer. About 11.15am on Saturday, emergency services were called to Lawrence Hargrave Drive where a Kawasaki 1000 motorcycle had left the road near the intersection with The Grove and crashed into a pole. The impact caused the motorcycle to split in two. The 41-year-old rider was … Continue reading

Council gets the nod to raise rates

NORTHERN suburbs property owners get set for a rate rise. The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has approved Wollongong City Council’s application for a special rate variation. Council in February agreed to apply for a rate rise for three years of 6.13 percent, 6.23 percent and 6.24 percent. Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said … Continue reading

Coledale death first long weekend road fatality

AN elderly man hit by a car at Coledale yesterday has become the first fatality on NSW roads during the Easter road operation. The 74-year-old man walking south along the footpath on Lawrence Hargrave Drive at Coledale with his wife about 6pm on Thursday. He started walking across the road at a marked pedestrian crossing … Continue reading

Elderly pedestrian killed at Coledale

AN elderly man was killed crossing Lawrence Hargrave Drive at Coledale on Thursday evening. About 6pm, the 74-year-old man walking south along the footpath on Lawrence Hargrave Drive at Coledale with his wife. He started walking across the road at a marked pedestrian crossing when he was struck by a Ford Falcon which was travelling … 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

Thousands of cyclists converge on local roads

TEN thousand cyclists are set to tackle the Sydney to Wollongong 90km stretch today (Sunday) with the aim of raising funds in support of people living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Motorists are advised to avoid Lawrence Hargrave Drive with thousands of cyclists expected to cause delays. * Royal National Park (Waterfall and Otford): The McKell … Continue reading