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Refurbished Towradgi rock pool reopens in time for summer

AFTER a closure of six months the Towradgi Rock Pool has reopened to the public in time for summer.

The pool was closed to the public in May while extensive upgrade works got underway. The project included, replacing  the main concourse slabs, replacing the lower concourse slabs and walls, repairs to the toddlers pool, new handrails, the addition of a new stairway to deck level, widening the entry stairs to increase accessibility, and a fresh coat of paint.

In addition to the works to the pool, a new valve and piping was also installed to assist with the ongoing cleaning schedule, and future maintenance requirements for the pool.

Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said that the project was part of Council’s ongoing commitment to maintain and renew the city’s highly valued ocean pools which is detailed within the Infrastructure Delivery Program.

“Our rock pools are subject to some of the toughest environmental conditions, so keeping them in shape is a challenging task,’’ he said.

“We have risen to the challenge and this well-loved area is once again ready to serve the community and will be a welcomed asset over the coming warmer months and years to come.

“Towradgi rock pool has been part of the community since the 1960s and is a favourite spot for locals and tourists alike. We have these wonderful outdoor spaces and it’s extremely important we put the work in to maintain them so they can be enjoyed by everyone, now and into the future.”


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A Sydney 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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One thought on “Refurbished Towradgi rock pool reopens in time for summer

  1. Desperately needing some sunshade down there. No trees on the foreshore under which to escape our harsh sun.

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    Posted by Cath | November 12, 2020, 5:15 pm

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