Balmoral Baths ready for summer
Balmoral Baths have long been a favourite with the Mosman and Sydney communities. The public sea-water baths have seen continuous operation since 1898. They have stood the test of time, to this day providing great amenity to locals. Many proposals and contentious plans have raised the ire of the community throughout the landmark’s history, but Mosman Council through consultation, careful planning and research has now provided a sympathetic upgrade, in keeping with the heritage and environmental aspects of the site.
Balmoral Baths comprises an enclosed area of Middle Harbour at the southern end of Balmoral Beach.
The U-shaped structure and berthing jetty incorporate a series of 209 timber piles supported with an additional 149 vertical and raker piles. This timber structure supports a shark net below the decking for the safety of bathers.
The restoration works included replacement of twenty-four timber piles and capwales, over twelve girders, many hundreds of fixings and in excess of 1100sqm of decking, all capped off with the repainting of 490 lineal metres of handrailing.
The new works provide longevity, maintain aesthetic integrity and above all continue the tradition… ensuring the baths and jetty are here to be enjoyed for many years to come.