Bus stops to boost city safety

The rundown 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, 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, the shelters along Burelli Street will cost $3500 each.

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

Bus timetables during construction will remain the same.

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