Wollongong City Council will begin work on Wednesday 22 July to improve the footpath along George Hanley Drive, Cliff Road and the North Beach Carpark.
The works will upgrade existing infrastructure to ensuring that our footpaths are safe and accessible for all users as part of Council’s ongoing commitment to improving and maintaining the Blue Mile.
This project is anticipated to take approximately six weeks and includes streetscape improvements such as a new kerb and guttering as well as new footpath paving.
“The footpath along the North Beach Carpark is in need of some urgent upgrades,” Wollongong City Lord Mayor Councillor Gordon Bradbery AM said.
“Our footpaths and roads do get tired after too much time and use. Projects like this one gives us a chance to make improvements to existing infrastructure so that our community can continue to use it safely.
“This is one of the busiest pedestrian areas where both locals and visitors come to enjoy one of the most enjoyable and active parts of our City at all hours.
“There will be some disruptions to traffic who normally use George Hanley Drive while this work is underway, and we will have traffic controllers in place to redirect drivers accessing the area.”
Throughout the works, George Hanley Drive will be closed to traffic with traffic controllers diverting cars to use Blackett Street as a detour. Pedestrians will have access to George Hanley Drive throughout the project.
A small section of the Northbeach Carpark will be closed for the first week of the project as a new guttering is installed. The rest of the carpark will be open and available for use throughout the works.