Final touch for BalmoralPosted Wednesday 18 July 2018
Mosman Council’s Balmoral Winter Works program, a suite of five essential repair and replacement projects to preserve key infrastructure within the historic precinct, is on track for completion as scheduled in October 2018.
The first project to be completed was the replacement of a dilapidated stormwater pipe on Balmoral Beach while new paving around the rotunda will be finished in early August.
A pontoon crane is currently being used to install new piles and modern floating turning boards to replace defective mechanical turning boards at Balmoral Baths by September, in an upgrade welcomed by local swimming groups and other swimmers.
Other works which will be completed towards the end of the project period include new seating and paving at the southern end of the promenade between Raglan Street and the Public Dining Room and upgraded fitness equipment on Balmoral Oval.
Infrastructure along Balmoral’s foreshore – including the promenade itself – goes back almost 100 years and even the more contemporary additions are now more than 40 years old. Rather than continue to patch repair, Council is investing in the iconic suburb’s long-term future.
While Balmoral is a popular location all year round, the majority of these essential works are being undertaken over the relatively quiet winter months so the area is beautiful, healthy and accessible in time for the warmer seasons.