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Bellambi pool repairs

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The damaged Bellambi rock pool

WOLLONGONG City Council will begin work in early May to repair damage to Bellambi Rock Pool sustained during storms in June 2016.

Repairs to the pool will include the removal of damaged concrete panels, repairs to a crack in the pool concourse, and repairs to the southern entrance of the pool. The affected area will be fenced during work. The pool will be closed for up to 10 days while work is done on the pool entrance, but will remain open for public access at other times.

Council will also repair the beach access stairway north of the pool to address damage to the bottom footing of the stairway. The stairs will be closed to the public during works.

Works are expected to be completed by the end of June, tide and weather conditions permitting. For more information contact Council’s Customer Service 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 Limted), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications.

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