Thirroul Village Committee will hold an open meeting on Sunday to discuss all that matters locally- including traffic. You can read that story HERE.
All four Ward One Councillors have been invited, with Jenelle Rimmer speaking at the event.
In addition to the local traffic situation, there will be other issues on the agenda, including the clean up of graffiti and the maintenance of local gardens. But the big issues are as follows:-
Wollongong City Council is re-surfacing the car park outside the cenotaph in 2018 to formalise spaces in what has to be one of the most crowded car parks in the region. The committee will call on Council to mark a portion of the newly-created spaces 2 hr and disabled parking to make it easier for shoppers to find parking on the southern side of town.
The committee is seeking an upgrade of Fords, Hicks and Mt Gilead Roads, saying they are badly in need of kerbs, gutters, footpaths and underground drainage. The committee says land for the widening of Fords Road was reclaimed from residents more than 50 years ago and while the bitumen has been laid, the land is no wider, and all these roads, which service four significant residential areas, are affected by flooding.
THIRROUL BEACH PROMENADE
Sections of the concrete promenade along the beachfront are collapsing. The committee will call on Council to address the problem as a whole, rather than it becoming a section of repairs.
THE NEXT SKATE PARK
Thirroul Village Committee will also call on Council to build its next skate park in the area between Bulli and Thirroul. They’ve compiled a map which shows even distribution of existing parks, with a massive gap across the Northern Illawarra.
In addition, the meeting will also look at what the committee sees as city-centric Council funding allocations and drainage from Station Street through to Raymond Road.
Thirroul Village Committee was established in 1991 by long term resident Don Gray OAM who called a public meeting on the basis the village was looking ‘tatty’. At the time, the population was 5000.
Five times a year, the committee holds a public forum to discuss issues relevant to the village.
If you’d like to have a say on any of these issues, or perhaps chat to the Committee about something you feel is affecting the community, the meeting will be held in the Thirroul Railway Hall at 4pm on Sunday November 26.