Wollongong's Burelli Street revamp

The run down strip of Burelli Street across the road from Greater Union Cinemas is set to get a revamp, with Wollongong City Council installing new bus shelters.

Four of the ageing bus shelters along Burelli Street will be replaced with well lit and more transparent shelters over the next two months.

Combined with the $12 million Woolworths facade upgrade which includes 100 extra parking spots, a wider footpath and new street-front retail space, the new bus shelters will improve safety at the CBD trouble spot 

The current schedule of works will replace three bus shelters on the southern side of Burelli Street and one shelter at the Arts Precinct.

The single bus shelter directly outside the cinema complex at the corner of Church Street will be upgraded in the new financial year.

According to the council’s capital works budget, shelters along Burelli Street cost $3500 each.

The work began on Monday and will be done in two stages to minimise disruption to commuters and businesses.

Bus timetables during construction will remain the same.

File picture of Burelli Street, Wollongong. Picture: KIRK GILMOUR

File picture of Burelli Street, Wollongong. Picture: KIRK GILMOUR

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