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Group adds voice to growing opposition to Bulli and Thirroul traffic changes

CAMPAIGNERS for safer streets have added their voice to the growing opposition to proposed traffic changes at Thirroul and Bulli, including extended clearways on the Princes Highway. Safe Street to School have submitted feedback opposing suggestions by Transport for NSW to remove parking. Under the proposed changes, the NSW Government will extended clearways, and put … Continue reading

Consultation over traffic changes should be placed on ‘pause’ during lockdown, says Park

THE consultation period for the NSW Government’s controversial traffic changes at Bulli and Thirroul should by placed on pause during the Covid-19 lockdown, says State MP for Keira, Ryan Park. The extended clearways, one-way streets and traffic changes at key congestion intersections are measures under consideration by Transport for NSW to relieve the bottle-necks through … Continue reading

Austinmer bush fire brigade’s bureaucratic battle for new facility continues

THE exchange of unused railway land at Thirroul to Wollongong City Council to enable the relocation of the Austinmer Rural Fire Service (RFS) to a more suitable location continues to be bogged-down in red tape. Despite Council and the RFS working together to prepare a concept design for a new facility in Sea Foam Ave, … Continue reading

Opposition grows to planned clearways and parking restrictions through Bulli and Thirroul

WITH opposition growing to planned clearways and parking restrictions through Bulli and Thirroul, the consultation period on the much-lambasted traffic management plans have been extended. Transport for NSW have extended the consultation for three weeks, until Friday July 30. For details on the parking restrictions, see the Bulli & Clifton Times’ story: Extended clearways and … Continue reading

Extended clearways and traffic changes planned to relieve Bulli and Thirroul congestion

EXTENDED clearways, one-way streets and traffic changes at key congestion intersections are measures under consideration by Transport for NSW to relieve the bottle-necks through Bulli and Thirroul. Residents are asked to comment on a number of proposals under consideration to relieve the increasing congestion. Under the preferred option, a northbound clearway would be in force … Continue reading

Current planning controls are ruining Thirroul’s character, says councillor

THIRROUL’S planning controls and heritage listings should be reviewed says Greens councillor Mithra Cox in order to protect the village from overdevelopment. The Wollongong City councillor said the current planning controls in Thirroul are not working and “charmless townhouses are fast replacing beautiful heritage houses and historic workers’ cottages”. “We need heritage protection not just … Continue reading

Thirroul cycleway bridge out of action for six weeks during maintenance work

THE bridge over Hewitts Creek, linking Thirroul’s Hamilton Road and Sandon Point, Bulli, will close for about six weeks for essential repairs. The popular cycling and walking pathway will be closed to allow Wollongong City Council to undertake maintenance work, which includes replacing the patched top-deck with a fibre-reinforced polymer minimesh decking system. While the … Continue reading

McDermott ditches beard for Thirroul show

TELEVISION personality Paul McDermott has shaved off his COVID-19 pandemic beard and is ready to hit the stage at Thirroul’s Anita’s Theatre to perform his new show next month. Appearing alongside Glenn Moorhouse, Paul McDermott is hot off a successful season at Adelaide Fringe Festival, where he won the weekly award for Best Comedy, and … Continue reading

Cycleway bridge to be upgraded at Thirroul

BRIDGE cycleway maintenance at Thirroul, the refurbishment of a stormwater culvert at Woonona and the replacement of a community centre roof at Fairy Meadow, are just a selection of the tenders given the tick of approval by Wollongong City Council. All up, the variety of tenders saw Council move forward on more than $2.3M worth … Continue reading

Northern beaches and pools now closed for winter

NORTHERN beaches and some of the district’s pools have officially closed for winter. Swimmers wanting a dip at a patrolled beach will be required to travel into Wollongong from today (Monday April 26). The only patrolled beach during the winter months will be at North Wollongong Beach, with lifeguards on duty from 9am to 4pm, … Continue reading

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