Woonona pool reopens after major facelift

AFTER four months Woonona ocean baths will reopen tomorrow  following a $190,000 upgrade by Wollongong City Council, which has seen the replacement of the twin intake lines and repainting and repairs of the pool shell.

Council’s director of infrastructure and works Peter Kofod said the work has seen new intake lines, intake pipes, strainer baskets, minor repairs to the external wall and concourse, and repainting of the pool shell.

“Council has worked through difficult tides and weather conditions to ensure this community asset remains a wonderful amenity for local swimmers and visitors,” Mr Kofod said.

“Council has replaced two ageing intake valves and strainer baskets for the pool, and we have given the pool a new paint job. We are glad to open this one just prior to Spring and the 2012 swimming season.”

Council began work in April this year with work costing $190,000.

For more information on Council’s pools  visit the Council’s website, or call Council’s Customer Service Centre on (02) 4227 7111.

About Mick Roberts

A Sydney journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.


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