The historic ocean baths at The Entrance will be officially renamed ‘The Grant McBride Baths’ in memory of Grant McBride, State Member for The Entrance from 1992-2011.
Formerly ‘The Entrance Ocean Baths’, the local icon will officially take its new name tomorrow, Saturday 29 September 2018, at a private ceremony involving Council and the McBride family and friends.
A Council resolution was made in March of this year to rename The Entrance Ocean Baths to The Grant McBride Baths in recognition of the efforts Mr McBride took to protect the Baths for the Central Coast community.
The Baths were constructed in stages between 1938 and 1965 and in 2002, Mr McBride campaigned with local residents to save the coastal icon from potential closure.
Over 9,000 signatures were collected during the campaign, and in 2003 the Baths were successfully placed on the New South Wales Heritage List.
Mayor Jane Smith said the Baths have been a longstanding iconic facility that Council is proud to operate for the enjoyment of our community.
“Whether it be enjoying the sunrise during a morning lap swim, taking your family for a dip in the warm summer sun, or simply admiring the scenic beauty as you drive by, the Baths have provided cherished memories for many of us,” Mayor Smith said.
“I am delighted we are able to honour the involvement of Mr McBride with this historic facility and am pleased that the Baths will be here for generations of residents and visitors to enjoy for years to come.”
Information provide by https://www.centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/council/news/media-releases/ocean-baths-entrance-renamed-to-honour-late-grant-mcbride
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