When will construction of the new facilities start?
Without a detailed design, it is hard to determine an exact time frame for the construction. Once the designs are finalised, following the community engagement process, the exact time frames on the project will be established. Funding related to the project needs to be expended this year. It is hoped construction will start by August / September.
How long will construction take?
Depending on the final design and materials used, it is expected that construction will take between two to three months.
Will the Ocean Baths still be open during construction?
Access to the Ocean Baths will not be impacted during the construction. The works will be limited to the area where the existing amenities, change rooms and barbeque area are located, which will be fenced off during construction.
Will there be temporary toilets available during construction?
Yes, a temporary amenities block will be placed on site, while the new facilities are being built.
Will parking be impacted during construction?
There may be some short term impacts over 1 – 2 days during sewer connection works, but outside of that the carpark will not be affected, construction vehicles will be use on street parking or park within the fenced compound.
How is the project being funded?
The project is being funded through a mix of grant funding from the Stronger Country Communities fund, Section 94 contributions and Council’s General Revenue.
What will the storage area in the amenities block be used for?
This will be for the sole use of the Mudcrabs Swimming Club, who are a regular user group, to store equipment, such as line ropes.
Who do I contact if I want more information?
If you have any questions in relation to the project, you can contact us via email at community@midCoast.nsw.gov.au or phone Customer Service on (02) 6591 7222, who can connect you to the appropriate officer.
If you would like to have your say on the proposed designs, you can do this by:
- Completing the survey online on this page or pick up a hard copy from the Forster Customer Service Office.
- Attend the pop up on Monday 15 April at the Forster Ocean Baths, anytime between 10am – 12pm.