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Thirroul - rock platform concerns


Concerns over the stability of a rock platform, has led to Wollongong Council closing stairs at DH Lawrence Reserve in Craig Street Thirroul.

During a recent inspection of beach access in Thirroul, Council staff found that a large rock platform at the base of stairs has become unstable, it's been caused by erosion of its underlying support due to wave action. To ensure public safety Council has fenced off the stairs to prevent people accessing the beach and rock platform at this location, there is alternate access to McCauley’s Beach via Corbett Avenue. In the meantime, Council will be investigating options for a long-term solution to maintain access at this point.

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