Newcastle City Council is calling on the State Government to fund $10-million worth of urgent repairs to the City Hall Clock Tower and  Merewether’s Ocean Baths.

The loan would include 7-point-5 million dollars to replace steel rods pinned to the clock tower’s sandstone facade, which have concrete cancer, and 2-point-5 million to install ramps and reconstruct the promenade at the Baths.

Councillor NUATALI NELMES says it’s up to the O’ Farrell Government to provide the money for the Baths, as they are located on crown land.

“The work [at Merewether Ocean Baths] needs to be done but it’s unfair on ratepayers that we have to pay interest on a loan to do work on state government land,” Cr Nelms said.