Looks like the $200,000 that was set aside in the 1960s for an ocean pool at Stanwell Park could finally be used, with the majority going to Coalcliff.
That money was raised to build a pool at Stanwell Park, however escalating costs saw the project abandoned in the 80’s, and the money held in trust.
Wollongong Council set up Community Kiosks at Stanwell Park and Coalcliff in May, asking locals how they feel The Stanwell Park Rock Pool Reserve would be best spent.
That feedback will be presented to Council next week, recommending the money be left in the bank until next Financial Year, then it should be used for several projects to improve local infrastructure.
The projects include upgrading the stairs to the north of the concrete platform at Coalcliff Pool, adding shelter and seating, as well as improving drainage on the concrete platform above the pool.
A suggestion has also been put forward to create a concrete path across the rock shelf from the beach to the pool.
Some of the money could also be spent on a 150 meter all-weather footpath at
Stanwell Park Reserve.
129 local residents made submissions as part of the process (67 from Stanwell Park, 26 from Coalcliff and 36 from outside of the area).
As of July 1, the balance of the trust fund was $197,217. Next financial year it’s expected to be $205,000.
The report will be presented to Council at next week’s meeting.