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Lower Crown Street works planned by Wollongong Council

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Wollongong City Council has plans for more infrastructure works, this time for lower Crown Street.

From mid-September, Council will be upgrading the footpath along the pedestrian strip.

This project will be done in two phases, with Stage 1 starting this week with upgrades to the south side of lower Crown Street between Kembla Street and Corrimal Street. Stage 1 is expected to be completed by the end of the year, depending on weather conditions.

Wollongong City Lord Mayor Councillor Gordon Bradbery said that this was a much-needed project that would replace the current footpath with more contemporary paving.

“Outside of lockdown restrictions, residents will have seen that the Wollongong CBD has become a thriving space for businesses, cafes and local bars,” Cr Bradbery said.

“This section of Crown Street needs attention and refurbishment because, like the rest of Crown Street, it is one of the busiest pedestrian routes between the railway station and the Blue Mile.

“Stage 1 of the project aims to finish by the end of the year, and we’ll expect to start stage 2 works, with improvements on the north side of the road, after the busy summer period.”

Stage 2 of the footpath improvements will involve works along the north side of Lower Crown Street from Kembla Street to Corrimal Street. As part of stage 2, we’ll build an at grade pedestrian crossing near Ethel Hayton Walkway to improve community safety.

Image: Wollongong City Council