Improving Dawn Fraser Baths

Developing a 10-year shared vision for the ongoing conservation of the historic and much-loved Dawn Fraser Baths precinct

Background

The Dawn Fraser Baths are located on Sydney Harbour at Balmain, next to Elkington Park. The Baths are a nationally significant heritage item with the oldest amateur swimming and water polo club in Australia.

Council is the proud custodian of this much-loved community asset - the oldest surviving tidal public baths in Sydney.

What's happening now?

Council is developing a master plan which will guide future conservation and improvements at the Baths and its surrounds over the next ten years. The master plan will consider the Baths, the Caretaker’s Cottage, access pathways, embankments and car parking areas as well as Elkington Park public toilets. See a map outlining the area included in the master plan.

Have your say

Community members are invited to provide feedback about the Baths to help develop the plan. You can take part by:

Date & time
Location
Saturday 14 October - 9.00am – 1.00pm
Loyalty Square, Darling Street, Balmain
Sunday 29 October - 10.00am – 5.00pm
‘Your Say Inner West’ stall Norton Street Italian Festa
Sunday 29 October - 11.00am – 3.00pm
Back to Balmain Day, Elkington Park
Sunday 5 November - 12.00pm – 3.00 pm
Dawn Fraser Baths
Saturday 11 November – 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Dawn Fraser Baths


The last day to provide feedback is Sunday 19 November 2017.

What happens next?

Council will develop a draft Master Plan using the community's feedback. The draft plan will be publicly exhibited in early 2018 and community will be invited to provide feedback once more.

Stage 1 - Essential maintenance works

Council has committed $2.4 million over three years for essential maintenance works which will ensure compliance, structural soundness, safety and improved accessibility. This work is stage one of the master plan and will commence during the 2018 winter closure. Find out more about essential maintenance works.

Further information

Please email David Petrie, Coordinator Public Domain Planning, or Arturo Ruiz, Master Planning Officer, for more information.

Developing a 10-year shared vision for the ongoing conservation of the historic and much-loved Dawn Fraser Baths precinct

Background

The Dawn Fraser Baths are located on Sydney Harbour at Balmain, next to Elkington Park. The Baths are a nationally significant heritage item with the oldest amateur swimming and water polo club in Australia.

Council is the proud custodian of this much-loved community asset - the oldest surviving tidal public baths in Sydney.

What's happening now?

Council is developing a master plan which will guide future conservation and improvements at the Baths and its surrounds over the next ten years. The master plan will consider the Baths, the Caretaker’s Cottage, access pathways, embankments and car parking areas as well as Elkington Park public toilets. See a map outlining the area included in the master plan.

Have your say

Community members are invited to provide feedback about the Baths to help develop the plan. You can take part by:

Date & time
Location
Saturday 14 October - 9.00am – 1.00pm
Loyalty Square, Darling Street, Balmain
Sunday 29 October - 10.00am – 5.00pm
‘Your Say Inner West’ stall Norton Street Italian Festa
Sunday 29 October - 11.00am – 3.00pm
Back to Balmain Day, Elkington Park
Sunday 5 November - 12.00pm – 3.00 pm
Dawn Fraser Baths
Saturday 11 November – 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Dawn Fraser Baths


The last day to provide feedback is Sunday 19 November 2017.

What happens next?

Council will develop a draft Master Plan using the community's feedback. The draft plan will be publicly exhibited in early 2018 and community will be invited to provide feedback once more.

Stage 1 - Essential maintenance works

Council has committed $2.4 million over three years for essential maintenance works which will ensure compliance, structural soundness, safety and improved accessibility. This work is stage one of the master plan and will commence during the 2018 winter closure. Find out more about essential maintenance works.

Further information

Please email David Petrie, Coordinator Public Domain Planning, or Arturo Ruiz, Master Planning Officer, for more information.

Improving Dawn Fraser Baths Survey 17/SF2767

Tell us about your experience at the Baths by completing the survey below

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Which best describes how often you use the Dawn Frazer Baths?
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Please agree or disagree with the following statements:
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The seating around the pool meet my needs
The pool area needs better lighting
I would like to see more of the history and heritage on display at the Baths
There is enough bicycle parking near the Bath’s entry
There are enough rubbish bins around the pool area
There is enough shade around the pool
I wish there was more sand for my children to play on at low tide
I wish there were better food or drink options at the Baths
I enjoy the option of sitting in sun or shade at the Baths
The entry to the Baths is easy to find
I feel safe when I visit the Baths
The access paths are hard to use
I love the greenery on the slope between the Dawn Fraser Baths and Elkington Park
The Dawn Fraser Baths are well integrated with Elkington Park
I like looking at the pool from Elkington Park
Elkington Park needs better footpaths and kerb ramps
The caretaker’s cottage should be used for community use. e.g. community meeting space, exhibition space
The caretaker’s cottage should be used for a small food and beverage business e.g. cafe
The public toilets in Elkington Park meet my needs
Elkington Park needs better lighting
There are enough rubbish bins in Elkington Park

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