Forster Ocean Baths has reopened with an improved access ramp and general maintenance complete.
During the community consultation for Forster’s Main Beach Masterplan in 2018, the community requested improvements be made to the access ramp for the Baths, and we’re pleased we have now delivered on that need,” said Council’s Manager Community Spaces, Recreation and Trades, Dan Aldridge.
The ramp was resurfaced, removing uneven and cracked joints, and treated with an anti-slip paint. The handrail has been replaced to ensure it complies with updated Australian Standards.
During the closure council undertook routine pool cleaning and repainting, along with recoating weathered and coarse concrete paths surrounding the pool.
The access ramp improvements were the final part of the Ocean Baths facilities upgrade, which saw the replacement of the amenities block, outdoor shower area and the new barbecue shelter completed earlier this year.
The old barbecue shelter was split in two and remodelled with shade to both South Forster’s Lake Estate and North Tuncurry’s Banksia Estate parks.
The Ocean Baths upgrade project was funded thanks to a NSW Government Stronger Country Communities grant of $250,000 along with Council contributions of $350,000.