Wollongong Council has last night (October 30) unanimously agreed to make representations to the RMS for the installation of a pedestrian crossing across Lawrence Hargrave Drive near Henley Rd in Thirroul.
“I formally move that Council write to Roads and Maritime Services asking for consideration of a pedestrian crossing at or near the corner of Lawrence Hargrave Drive and Henley Road, Thirroul.”
A Notice of Motion was last night submitted by Ward One Councillor Leigh Colacino, with Councillor Jennelle Rimmer amending the motion to specifically ask for a meeting on-site.
The motion was accepted by all Councillors.
Lawrence Hargrave Drive comes under the control of the State Government therefore it’s the RMS that has to approve and build the crossing.
Ward One Councillor Mithra Cox is delighted with the outcome. “I think there is a strong appetite amongst all of us to work together to get a good outcome on this,” she says. “We will now wait for to staff to draft that letter and hopefully organise a date.”
The local residents action group is delighted with the outcome but has asked all councillors to include the section of Lawrence Hargrave Drive opposite South Sailor and The Esplanade in that meeting so the RMS can consider both sites at the same time.