Thirroul is having a makeover at the moment, next it’s Helensburgh’s turn!
In the second half of this year, Wollongong Council will set to work on the eastern side of Walker Street, extending south of the commercial centre.
The good news is the sandstone kerb will remain. While this is not heritage listed, Council understands it’s valued by the community so it will be preserved and repaired up to the Library driveway. From the library driveway south, the sandstone will be replaced to match in with the new footpath levels.
The area in front of Coles has recently been upgraded, so it will be left untouched, but rest of the
front of the commercial centre will be brick-paved with an asphalt strip. Street furniture will be added and trees will be planted, to make the town centre more useable, and more beautiful.
From 65 Walker Street heading south, the asphalt paving will be replaced with a concrete footpath, with a grass verge on either side. New kerb will also be installed, with ramps on the corners to improve access.
The project is expected to take around four months, with workers on site from 7am-6pm, and 7am-2pm on Saturdays.
While the footpaths will remain open, Council says there may be brief periods when the area is blocked off, and the parking lane along Walker Street will be impacted by the work, with restrictions
be put in place.