Update on the restoration of the Audley Boatshed

May 2021

Restoration and adaptive re-use of the landmark Audley Boatshed in Royal National Park is now well underway. The old terracotta Marseille tiles have been removed, rotted timber replaced, new steel bracing has been installed to straighten the posts, roof and ridge, which had distorted under the weight of the old terracotta tiles, and new corrugated sheeting is being installed. This material is lighter and more suitable to the shallow slope of the roof. The sheeting's earthy red colour, Colorbond 'Terrain' has been selected to evoke the colour of the old tiles. Other works include repairs to doors, windows and the timber roller shutters, replacement of interior floor slabs and new power, lights, drainage and stormwater pits.

The interior of the boatshed is being adapted to create several new public undercover pavilions with a new shelter at the rear of the building as a flexible undercover space to support use of the new public pavilions.

Work on the boatshed riverside front has also started with piling underway to support the new slipway. This will also include two new decks at either end to allow for public access along the front of the building for the first time in many years.