Regular baths users Bevan McGregor and Sally Collins about to go for a dip
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SPLASH THE CASH: Toronto Baths to get a $1M upgrade

The Toronto Baths are set to receive a significant upgrade as part of the NSW Government’s Places to Swim program.

A $1 million makeover includes the installation of a new accessibility ramp, ensuring that individuals with mobility challenges can easily access the water, new jetty decking and the installation of netting around the baths, designed to protect swimmers from sharks and other large sea creatures.

“These improvements will ensure everyone in our community can enjoy this magnificent and historic swimming spot,” Lake Macquarie Mayor, Kay Fraser said.

This development is a crucial part of the Toronto Foreshore Master Plan, which aims to revitalize the area and improve amenities.

The renovation will also extend the existing L-shaped jetty by adding a new arm in the north-east corner, creating a fully enclosed bathing area.

“We’re pleased Council has had the foresight to apply for funding under the Places to Swim program and appreciate the opportunity we’ve had to contribute to the upgrade’s planning process,” regular baths user, Bevan McGregor said,

“The rejoining of the arms of the baths will also enhance the experience of those walkers who want to complete the whole perimeter circuit.”

The upgrade is part of the Toronto Foreshore Master Plan.Construction of the broader Wharf Road precinct is slated to begin in mid-2025. To find out more visit