Next stage of Bar Beach repair work begins soon

The City of Newcastle, NSW, is moving forward with remediation and accessibility improvements at Bar Beach, inviting tenders for the next stage of rehabilitation works at the popular coastal destination.

photo courtesy of City of Newcastle

The stretch of beach, and the Cooks Hill Surf Lifesaving Club, suffered significant damage from huge swells in April 2022. 

Since then, a staged program of works has been developed and is being delivered to ensure minimal disruption to beach users. 

Executive Director City Infrastructure, Clint Thomson, said that the City of Newcastle is continuing to address the significant storm damage and increase accessibility for emergency service vehicles, lifesavers and beachgoers.

Cooks Hill Surf Club and the extended community that we serve are looking forward to seeing the work underway in coming months, to continue remediation works and improve beach access for all,” Cooks Hill Surf Life Saving Club President, Michael Clancy, added.

City of Newcastle is also continuing to work with coastal experts to develop a Coastal Management Program (CMP) for the stretch of beaches between Nobbys and Burwood Beach.