Facelift for ageing surf club

WOLLONGONG City Council has accepted a tender for $382,000 to refurbish the ageing Corrimal Surf Life Saving Club.

Council accepted a tender from Wollongong construction company Piruse Constructions, to repair the surf club.

A Council inspection of the external façade of the building showed that the lintels and roof sheeting are suffering from severe exposure, water damage and deterioration. Works will include:

  • Removal and replacement of roof sheeting
  • Removal of asbestos from the eaves and replacement of fascia and guttering
  • Replacement of corroded lintels over the majority of openings
  • Replacement of roller door
  • The removal of all failing paint finishes, re-rendering and recoating of the entire building
  • Repair and replacement to areas affected by concrete cancer.

Works are expected to begin by the start of May.

The Surf Club dates back to 1912.

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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