Towradgi pool undergoes upgrade

ESSENTIAL renewal work at Towradgi pool will get underway this month which will see the pool closed to the public for about six weeks.
The essential works are to ensure the ageing pool provides a safe swimming place for the community, said Wollongong City Council.
The works will include the demolition and replacement of wading pool stairs, walls and handrails. The work will also include capping to the top of the main pool wall, and the replacement of the concourse to the south of the wading pool.
“This is an example of another piece of the city’s ageing infrastructure that is deteriorating,” Mark Bond, Recreation Services Manager said.
“This renewal work on the wading pool will help Council protect this pool before it becomes unsafe or unusable,” he said.
The rock pool was officially opened by the then Mayor Alderman Albert Squires in October 1964.
Works on the toddler’s pool and concourse is expected to begin in late May and unfortunately require the main pool to be closed for approximately six weeks.
The timing and duration of the works is subject to tides and weather. Council apologises for any inconvenience.
For further information, you can contact Council’s Customer Service on (02) 4227 7111.

About Mick Roberts

A 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 Australian pubs and associated industries for over 30 years. He is 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 managed several community newspapers. He has been 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), the Sydney city newspaper, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.


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