Forster Ocean Baths Open

Filed under Midcoast LGA, News, Sport & Recreation ~ by Press on  13 Jul 2020

Work is almost complete at Forster’s Ocean Baths and recreation area.

The facility has new toilets with separate change facilities, open air shower, and a large shade pavilion with barbecues and picnic tables.

Planting of shade trees and replacement of waste bins will be undertaken in the coming weeks.

Unique art work by local indigenous artist Lara Went decorates the building, a reminder of the importance of this place to local Worimi people.

The old shelter will be reused – we will split it into two structures and repurpose them in neighbourhood parks, providing some much needed shade in new locations,” said Council’s Manager of Community Spaces, Recreation and Trades, Dan Aldridge.

Banksia Estate Reserve in Caleyi Crescent, Tuncurry and The Lakes Estate Sporting Fields in Eyre Crescent, Forster will receive the two parts of the old shelter.

Both repurposed shelters will be placed on new concrete slabs and equipped with dual picnic tables and finished with a coat of paint.

The Ocean Baths project is stage one of the Forster Main Beach Masterplan, which was developed by the community in 2018 to guide redevelopment of the Main Beach precinct.

The Member for Myall Lakes, Mr Steve Bromhead will officially open the facility in the near future.

More information on the project, including the community’s development of the plan for the site, and the Forster Main Beach Masterplan can be found at

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