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Thank you to those who provided comment on the proposed stormwater upgrade at Fairy Bower Ocean Pool.

Feedback is being reviewed and considered prior to finalising the upgrade plans.

An engagement report will be available here shortly.

We’re upgrading drainage at Fairy Bower Pool

The stormwater pipe and concrete sections above the pool have suffered damage due to storm events over the years and require repair.

As a result, we’re planning to upgrade the stormwater outlet running parallel to the pool.

The proposed upgrade will:

  • improve safety to people using the pool or undertaking other recreational activities near the broken pipe
  • direct the flow of stormwater back to the desired outlet location
  • improve the visual appeal and provide additional space for pool users.

What's planned?

The proposed works include:

  • replacing the section of stormwater pipe with a new larger concrete box culvert
  • matching the surface of the culvert with the existing ocean pool walkway
  • finishing with a non-slip roughened surface
  • installing a grate on the stormwater outlet to restrict access and eliminate the potential for entrapment
  • replacing the existing stormwater pit (connecting the pipe running parallel to the sea wall) to the new culvert.
Fairy Bower pool - damaged stormwater pipe Fairy Bower Pool - montage renovated stormwater pipe and living seawall

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Caring for our marine environment

As part of the upgrade works we are reviewing options to install Living Seawalls on the western edge of the proposed culvert.

Living seawall tiles

Living seawall tiles

Living Seawalls, developed by the Sydney Institute of Marine Science, are concrete tiles made using 3D printers that mimic different types of habitat commonly found on natural shorelines.

The tiles are installed onto seawalls transforming them into ecologically friendly structures. They provide space, moisture, shade and water retention needed for survival of marine life.

Species observed on the tiles within a month of being installed at other locations include seaweeds, oysters, limpets and marine snails.


Have your say

The comment period on this project closed on Sunday 21 June, 2020. An engagement report will be available on this page shortly.

Have an enquiry?

Sadiya King

Team Leader, Stormwater Design & Delivery

Call 1300 434 434 or email