Austinmer Beach

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New refurbishment plan for historic Austinmer bathers’ pavillion

A REVISED proposal to refurbish the historic Austinmer Beach Bathing Pavilion has been put forward by Wollongong City Council. After earlier consultation, the Council have returned with a new proposal, which includes no changes to the internal layout of the building, with the exception of an access through the front wall to an accessible amenity, … Continue reading

Ramps and sand-matting to improve disabled access to northern beaches

COMMUNITY comment is sought on a draft Beach and Foreshore Strategy that sets out how to provide easier access for people with disability to our beaches. As part of the draft Strategy, Wollongong City Council has recommended that it prioritise enhancing disability access at Austinmer, Thirroul, North Wollongong and Port Kembla beaches. Under the recommendations, … Continue reading

Austinmer War Memorial to be upgraded

Austinmer Surf Club and War Memorial. AUSTINMER’S War Memorial will undergo a much-needed refurbishment over the coming months with the project due to be completed before Anzac Day 2019. The work will include new level paved area for ceremonies to replace the existing uneven and aged pavers and concrete footpath, and the construction of an … Continue reading

New public toilets planned for Austinmer Beach and Stanwell Park

PLANS are underway to upgrade or build new public toilets at Austinmer Beach, Baird Park Stanwell Park south and at Corrimal Library. Wollongong City Council will be reviewing its 104 Council-owned public toilet facilities with its draft Public Toilet Strategy 2019-2029. The draft strategy looks at issues such as opening hours, the use of pop-up urinals … Continue reading

Austinmer’s boatshed extension

AUSTINMER’S lifeguards and lifesavers are one step closer to having improved facilities with the start of work this week on the extension of Austinmer Boatshed. The project, that is expected to take about four months to finish, is part of an ongoing program to upgrade facilities in the Austinmer beach precinct. The boatshed facility will … Continue reading

Facelift for Austi beach landmark

THE ageing amenities building at Austinmer Beach will be given a fresh new look and Wollongong City Council is asking the community for feedback on the proposed works. The renewal retains the existing main concrete structure and arches, but includes new awnings covering the entrance to the toilets, more seating at its front and a … Continue reading

Austinmer beach work continues

  AUSTINMER Surf Club is to get a new roof this month, as part of an ongoing improvement program for the popular beachside spot. The replacement roof will be the same heritage red as the existing aged roof, and is expected to take about a month to be installed, provided there are good weather conditions. … Continue reading

Canadian lifeguard helps out at Austi Beach

WOLLONGONG’S lifeguards have an international addition to their summer ranks. Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service’s Richard MacCauley has joined Wollongong City Council’s 75-strong team for six weeks as part of the annual lifeguard exchange program. Richard, 22, has swapped his home beach in Lawrencetown, Canada, for the surf and sands of Austinmer Beach. The exchange program … Continue reading

Human sign planned on Slacky Flat Bulli

STOP CSG Illawarra will host a second ‘Stop Coal Seam Gas’ human sign on Slacky Flat Bulli on October 21. Actions to stop CSG in the Illawarra last year – at Austinmer Beach and the Sea Cliff Bridge – helped to freeze the local CSG project and make waves across the country. On May 29 … Continue reading

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