Statement regarding alleged offences at Newcastle Ocean Baths

12 Oct 2020

City of Newcastle is aware of an incident at Newcastle Ocean Baths changerooms yesterday afternoon where police have charged a man with two counts of ‘intentionally do sexual act with child between 10 and 16, carry out sexual act with another without consent and willful and obscene exposure.’ 

While planning, assessments and consultation on the upgrade to Newcastle Ocean Baths’ pavilion continues, the community can be assured that accessibility and safety will remain at the forefront of any future design. 

Recent examples of environmental design meeting accessibility and crime prevention standards include the upgrades to public amenities at Blackbutt Reserve, Lambton Park and to Nobbys Surf Pavilion.