Austi pools have re-opened

Austinmer rock pools. Photo:

Austinmer rock pools. Photo:

THE two Austinmer rock pools have been reopened just in time for the busy Christmas holiday period.
Wollongong City Council has removed partially completed works and fencing around the pools.
Council has also conducted works to make the pools safer for summer to enable swimmers to access to the pools.
Mike Hyde said Council has worked hard since the original contractor went into voluntary liquidation in early December.
“Council has ensured that we have made the rock pools safe for swimming during the busy Christmas and New Year period,” Mr Hyde said.
Council will complete a scope of works for a future contractor to complete the works on the refurbishment of the two rock pools which are between 80 and 90 years old.

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 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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