The Lake Macquarie community has been given its first peek at what the newly re-established Belmont Baths could look like.
Lake Macquarie City Council released a concept design of the redevelopment on Wednesday afternoon, showing the new community swimming and recreation area.
It comes after council approved a new jetty and protected swimming enclosure in April, to replace the jetty that was destroyed during the 2015 super storm.
“The lake is our jewel and our major recreational asset, so we want people to use it,” mayor Cr Kay Fraser said.
“Residents and visitors have been reluctant to do so in recent years due to a perception of danger, so our priority is to create a safe area that can be delivered quickly and will encourage people to again swim in the lake.”
The new jetty will be 70 metres long, with a 45-metre wide swimming enclosure, which including an accessible ramp to a deep-water platform. Work is expected to begin in the second half of next year.