A series of shipping containers have been moved into place on grassed areas near North Wollongong Surf Club.
The shipping containers will provide a space for the Surf Club to store essential items as preliminary preparation works get underway ahead of the building’s extensive refurbishment.
“We’re working closely with Surf Club members to make this refurbishment process as seamless as possible,” Wollongong City Lord Mayor Councillor Gordon Bradbery AM said.
“By putting in these containers now, we’re able to give them plenty of time before the swim season finishes on 25 April to put what they need into storage, and to allow the works to start as soon as possible after the official end to the 2020/21 season.”
The major project will see the 85-year-old building refurbished to meet the needs of the Club and ensure the building is accessible, safe and functional. The works include structural works and a reconfiguration of its internal spaces to suit modern life saving and the construction of an accessible elevator and toilet.
In addition, there will be the construction of a new seawall in front of the Club building. The existing crib lock wall does not protect against coastal waves damage, and doesn’t extend far enough to cover the building’s northern end.