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Two iconic Newcastle sites: once in a lifetime opportunity

Two of Newcastle’s most popular and unique sites are ready to be transformed with expressions of interest now being sought for the Newcastle and Merewether Ocean Baths pavilions.

There have been a number of investigations, workshops and proposals over the past 10 years regarding the lease or development of the ocean baths, however Council has not had an open expression of interest for the redevelopment and use of the pavilions.

Opportunities may exist at both Merewether and Newcastle Baths for a commercial or development venture. Council does not have funds to undertake the work required to upgrade the pavilions and adjacent public facilities at the ocean baths and has been unable to obtain grant funding for this.

The EOI process may provide access to private funding to assist with this long overdue upgrade work.

Expressions of interest are open from Tuesday 16 September until 2pm Tuesday 28 October 2014. For more information visit


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