Council hosted the workshop in response to community concerns about traffic in Thirroul, collecting more than 165 comments as well as further feedback submitted by people who were unable to attend the workshop and found concerns fell within three broad categories – safety, capacity and amenity.
Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery has thanked those that took part in the workshop. “This area is a challenge for Council as Lawrence Hargrave Drive, while the backbone of the northern suburbs, is also a State Classified Road. This means the Roads and Maritime Services is responsible for managing traffic conditions on this road.
“That said, Council is here to advocate on behalf of our community and that is what we have done here by bringing people together, discussing and collating their concerns and passing this information on to those who can respond to it.’’
There was strong community opposition to the Foothills Rd proposal. Council’s subsequent investigations have confirmed the nature of the terrain, along with other feasibility issues, mean this will not be considered further