Work on Latest Stage of Blue Mile Project Completed

As part of the Council's 'Blue Mile" project, a new section of pathway between Wollongong's North Beach and Belmore Basin has been unlocked.

The latest stage of Blue Mile project amounting $3.5 million has been completed by the Wollongong Council. The work was finished with monetary aid from the Federal Government.

It comprises a broader pathway, new fencing, scenery, lighting and viewing platforms in place of the previous path alongside Cliff Road.

Sharon Bird, Federal Member for Cunningham said that the Council has completed the project on time and within the budget, and at the right time for summer. She said that the new path will prove useful to people with prams or those who have some mobility problems.

Ms. Bird said, "The way this has done enables a lot of people with mobility problems to also have access to this tremendous foreshore, so people in wheelchairs, the more elderly and frail and who want to do a bit of walking and enjoy the region can do so".

Administrator Col. Gellatly said that the Council’s next target is to secure Federal Government grant for the up gradation of the Bather's Pavilion. He revealed that the segment next to the fisherman's co op near Flagstaff Hill is in progress. It will be finished in a matter of few months.