New Lease Of Life For Redhead Shark Tower

It's been restored.

New Lease Of Life For Redhead Shark Tower

Redhead shark tower has been given a new lease of life.

The historic tower - which was built in the late 1920s - has been re-bolted and similar timbers have been used to replace old panels as part of restoration work.

Crews even used the same techniques used when the tower was built during the overhaul.

Lake Macquarie Council's Helen Plummer says it's a piece of history that needs to be looked after.

“While lifeguard patrol methods have certainly advanced since then, and we no longer need to rely on the tower for observation, it is great that Council is able to preserve such a picturesque and historic City landmark.”

It's believed the shark tower is the only purpose-built structure of its type still in existence on Australia's east coast.

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