Refurbishment project commences at Sydney’s Dawn Fraser Baths
Heritage restoration work has begun at the Dawn Fraser Baths on Sydney Harbour in Balmain with contractor Belmadar set to conduct the initial geotechnical sampling to inform the final construction design.
With a master plan released last year noting that the tidal saltwater pool was likely to become unsafe for public use without immediate restoration works valued, the Inner West Council has secured $2.2 million in NSW Government funds for the project.
The heritage restoration of the baths includes:
• Replacing the pavilion including the decking;
• Upgrading the lighting to improve capacity for training and competitions at night and make sure UTS Balmain Tigers Water Polo Club can remain in their home pool;
• Raising the baths’ floor level to mitigate sea level rise and future-proof the facility;
• Improving the entry configuration and access from the harbour foreshore;
• Renovating the male and female showers, toilets and change rooms;
• Providing four new unisex family change rooms;
• Providing a new equal access toilet, shower and change room
Works are expected to be completed before the October 2020 swimming season.
30th October 2019 - New Ashfield Aquatic Centre to feature Australian-first moveable floor
27th March 2019 - North Sydney Olympic Pool refurbishment needs another $30 million
2nd September 2018 - Urgent works needed to repair Sydney’s Dawn Fraser Baths
8th December 2016 - Dawn Fraser calls for all Australians to learn to swim
7th October 2016 - Inner West Council backs aquatic centre redevelopments
4th May 2015 - Outdoor seasonal pools under ongoing threats
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