BY CHARLOTTE LLOYD

Newcastle Council is hoping to attract more people to Dixon Park Beach, by refurbishing a dormant kiosk. 

Set for completion in August, the project will see new shelters, seating and landscaping added to the site. 

A faded mural featuring local champion surfer Mark Richards, will be re-painted on  the southern side of the kiosk. 

On the back end of Newcastle hosting the World Surfing League, Council says the mural is a way to support the local surfing community. 

Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes is hoping the refurbishment will give locals the chance to appreciate the coastal environment. 

Councillor Nelmes says the currently unused space between Bar Beach and Mereweather Beach will not only provide a place for people to gather and relax but to also offer services through the kiosk. 

The project is part of Newcastle Council’s Revitalisation Program of the city’s coastline which started in 2010. 

Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes at current Dixon Park Kiosk
Artist Impression of the Dixon Park Kiosk