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Austi pool closes for upgrade

AUSTINMER’S rock pools will be closed from Monday February 16 for essential concreting and repair works on the area beneath the central concourse of the two pools, which is being eroded by wave action.
Wollongong City Council expects to complete the work, weather permitting, by Monday February 23.
Prior to Christmas, Council completed temporary work on this area of the rock pools to ensure that these popular pools could remain open during the busy summer period.
Following these repair works council will be seeking quotations to complete the outstanding works on the refurbishment of the two rock pools which are between 80 and 90 years old.
For more information call Council’s Customer Service Centre on (02) 4227 7111.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local 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 the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW 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 authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated 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 is now with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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