Stage One Upgrade

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After considerable engagement with the community, the design for stage one was finalised in August 2021 and the tender process for construction was completed in November.

Stage one work commenced in March 2022 and is expected to continue through to the middle of 2023. The entire site, including the pool, will be inaccessible for the duration of the construction period.

Current Activity

  • Large seas in June again caused significant wave overtopping however the team onsite continues to prepare ahead for these events ensuring minimal impact to the site.
  • Each storm event brings sand into the Baths. The contractor will continue to schedule sand removal and placement on Newcastle Beach, as required. If pedestrian access to the Canoe Pool is impacted by this work the community will be made aware via signage on site.
  • The Baths contained many small sized rocks which are understood to have been washed into the pool during storm events. These rocks are scheduled for removal and will be recycled for use elsewhere.
  • The new ramp into the pool has been mostly constructed and temporary precast concrete barriers and protection handrails are in place.
  • To enable construction of the new outlet culvert, a temporary bulka bag wall has been constructed alongside the Cowrie Hole.
  • Work has also commenced on the inlet pipework to the area directly in front of the bleachers.

The community is reminded that the entire site is inaccessible for the duration of the construction period. We ask that for your own safety, you please adhere to site signage and follow instructions of site personnel.

May 2022