Council will be working on two projects over the winter of 2017 to improve public safety and enjoyment of facilities at Coalcliff Beach.
Coalcliff Rock Pool
Located on a natural rock shelf, Coalcliff is the city’s northernmost rock pool, and requires repairs to address natural erosion, structural issues and public amenity.
Work will begin in May 2017, and will include:
- Repair of eastern sea wall and pool floor
- New capping to existing concrete surfaces
- New concrete steps into the pool at the northern and southern ends
- Existing footpath and stairs to be upgraded
- New footpath extension to be installed over rock platform, connecting the current path to the pool
- Shade structure and improved drainage to be installed on shower platform.
Work will generally take place between 7am - 6pm weekdays, and 8am – 1pm on Saturdays.
While work is underway there will be no public access to the pool, however Leeder Park, including the children’s playground and public toilet, will be accessible.
Weather and coastal conditions permitting, Council is aiming to complete these works by summer 2017-18.
Coacliff Sea Wall
In 2016, Council repaired part of the sea wall between Coalcliff Surf Club and the beach which had been eroded during storms in June 2016.
In winter 2017 the next stage of work on this project will be undertaken, and will include the section of wall closest to Stoney Creek, plus the replacement of a ramp to allow beach access for surf lifesaving vehicles and equipment.
A work compound will be set up next to the Surf Life Saving Club, and the work site will be fenced. During work hours (generally 7am – 3pm weekdays) there will be no public vehicle access to the carpark next to the surf club. However, pedestrians will still be able to access the beach via the pathway near the club.