The Mayor of Randwick Noel D’Souza today, 6 September 2016, officially broke ground on the construction of new toilets, showers and change rooms on the lower promenade at Coogee Beach.
The new facilities will provide 21 new toilets and 12 showers including accessible cubicles, male and female change rooms, a family change area with additional showers, public lockers and a new Lifeguard Office and kiosk.
The work is part of Randwick City Council’s ongoing commitment to improving facilities and services for residents and is expected to be completed in 2017.
Mayor Noel D’Souza said extensive community consultation showed strong support for additional toilet facilities along the Coogee promenade.
“We’re really excited construction is underway, as many residents have told us that there is a need for more toilets, change rooms and showers closer to the beach.
“We’ve designed the new facilities to ensure there is no loss of public open space. Plus, the existing toilets at Goldstein Reserve will be maintained, so effectively we will have almost tripled the capacity of these facilities for beachgoers.”
Support for the new amenities is strong, with public consultation conducted in May 2014 highlighting:
- 73% of respondents supported the proposal to build new toilets on the Coogee promenade
- 40% of respondents believed the availability of public amenities were poor or very poor
- 69% of respondents agreed that there was a need for more toilets, change rooms and showers closer to the beach
The beach will remain open at all times and Council’s Lifeguards have been temporarily relocated to the Centre promenade while the work takes place.Back to top