Work begins on returning Wooli Kiosk site to the community

Media release | 14 November 2018

The NSW Government has begun work on the $180,000 project to demolish the former Wooli Kiosk building and rehabilitate the site for the community.

Jamie Murray, Director of Regional Operations East said the Department of Industry – Lands and Water has begun work removing asbestos and other toxic material from the kiosk, in preparation for its demolition in early 2019.

“The Wooli Kiosk sits on the edge of the Solitary Island Marine Park, making its rehabilitation vital for the protection of the local environment,” she said.

“The goal is to return this site to its natural state, rehabilitating the area with natural vegetation so it becomes part of the public recreational foreshore

“It’s critical we ensure all works on this site take into account the unique environmental attributes of the area, while also considering the strong public safety reasons for this work to go ahead.

“As a result the planning process has been complex and taken longer than we would have liked, but I’m pleased work is getting started on making the site safe for the community.

“This work is a rare opportunity to return a piece of Crown land to its natural state and to the community.

“The Department is committed to preserving the State’s Crown assets and providing accessible recreational areas to regional communities like Wooli.”

Stage 1 of the work is expected to be completed in around four weeks. Stage 2 will begin in February 2019, with a view to works being completed by mid-March 2019.