The next stage of refurbishment works at Nobby’s Beach are about to get underway.

Newcastle City Council announced Stage 2 of the works today for the Nobby’s Pavilion area including an assisted-change room with a toilet, shower, basin and bench.

Among the other additions are a new lift and change amenities to better assist those with mobility challenges.

The public domain improvements include three external shower towers with 12 showers on new draining platforms, an access ramp from Bathers Way to the lower promenade and more seats and benches.

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The change-rooms are gone and will be replaced with more toilets and showers, which despite beachgoer uproar, council says is a better deal.

“The improvements we’re seeing down there have been I think quite well accepted  by the community considering we’ve increased the toilet facilities, more accessible change rooms, so when the works are finished there I think people will be really please like they have been with the whole Bathers Way Project,” said Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes.

The facilities will house seven female and five male cubicles, plus two urinals for men and two ambulant stalls and external wash basins for passers-by.

Council said they’re making sure everything is built for use well into the future.

“We were always planning to make sure that the change rooms that we built met current standards and the current standards, we went over and above current standards. We’ve been sourcing particularly high-grade steel and metal for the disabled lift,” Lord Mayor Nelmes.

It’s all part of the $1.7 million improvement project funded by the NSW Government through the Newcastle Port Community Contribution fund, Nobbys Surf Life Saving Club, Newcastle City Council and NSWSLSA and Department of Family and Community Services through the SLSA NSW Community Inclusion Project.

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