Wollongong residents will get to hear first-hand how a sobering-up centre planned for the city will make a difference to the CBD at an information session on Monday night.
The session will be held at the Wollongong Town Hall at 6pm and people from Watershed, the organisation behind the centre, will be on hand to answer questions.
The centre will be open from 11pm to 11am on Friday and Saturday nights and will offer intoxicated people over 18 years a supervised place to sober up.
Watershed CEO Will Temple said it was important that people in the immediate area surrounding the new centre - located in Lowden Square - had an opportunity to provide feedback and input during the 12-month trial.
‘‘The sobering up Centre has the potential to really make a difference to the feel and face of our City’s entertainment precinct,” Mr Temple said.
‘‘It will help to get intoxicated people off the streets and out of harm’s way to themselves and to others. However it won’t just be intoxicated people who will benefit from this service.
“The sobering up centre will make a difference to the experience of going out for a night on the town for individuals, couples or groups heading to the CBD for dinner, a late movie or a few drinks with friends.’’