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New facilities opened at Maroubra’s Mahon Pool ahead of summer

New facilities opened at Maroubra’s Mahon Pool ahead of summer
September 29, 2019

Built as part of Randwick City Council’s Buildings for Our Community program, the new $2.1million facilities at Maroubra’s Mahon Pool have recently opened.

Mahon Pool is a 30-metre ocean pool located just north of Maroubra Beach located in Jack Vanny Reserve along the Eastern Beaches Coastal Walkway. It was built in 1932 and provides a calmer swimming option for lap swimmers and families.

The new amenities building includes male and female toilets and change rooms, accessible toilets, showers and a small clubhouse for the Maroubra Seals Winter Swim Club.

In addition, the area now boasts new seating, landscaping and improved pathways that link the building to the coastal walkway.

Mayor Kathy Neilson advised “Maroubra locals are understandably proud of Mahon Pool. Now, with these new amenities, a quick swim or a day spent by the ocean will be an even more enjoyable experience.

“We listened closely when the community gave us feedback about what they wanted to see here and I think the results speak for themselves. Visitors and regular swimmers now have top quality toilets, showers and change rooms and the swim club have a great space to store everything they need to keep members warm after jumping into those icy waters every winter.

“The building itself is beautifully designed, blends in with the sandstone environment and provides one of the most spectacular views over the Pacific Ocean. I’m really pleased that we have been able to build this quality facility for the community and I know it will serve them well for years to come.”

The Maroubra Seals Winter Swimming Club has been meeting at Mahon Pool for regular Sunday morning races since 1959.

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