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In Thirroul NSW on “Commercial - demolition of...” at 282-298 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Thirroul NSW 2515:

Phil commented

Arguably the greatest concern here is traffic congestion. Beyond inconvenience associated with travel delays, there is a legitimate safety risk. Thirroul only has one road out, and this is already at breaking point (following all the recent developments, Macauley’s estate, Brick works estate, etc). If faced with a disaster (for example a major bushfire in the escarpment, which is forecast for the near future), there is a high risk that lives would be lost because people can’t evacuate quickly. In a resultant enquiry, councillors would surely be held accountable for approving large developments (that compounded existing safety issues) without ensuring essential infrastructure was first in place. At very least, there would be value in assessing whether a bridge over the railway at the back of coles (or off King street) could be constructed, with a view towards allowing residents in southern and western Thirroul to access the township without using the main artery. This would be an inexpensive solution. Joining Mountain rod to the service road on the western side of the railway behind coles would also be feasible. This would also provide connectivity to Bulli pass in the event of a situation where people need to evacuate quickly. Please be sensible with your decisions and planning. Our unique community relies on you to do the right thing. What happens to Thirroul impacts all of Wollongong. Kind regards.

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