STEPS that once led to a ladies’ dressing pavilion at Cronulla beach have been uncovered during a $3.3 million project to renew the seawall and upgrade The Esplanade.
The stairs were discovered this month when workmen cleared thick vegetation from the rock shelf at the southern end of the beach.
Sutherland Shire Council is expected to integrate them into its plans to highlight the location of the former pavilion by building a timber deck in its footprint.
The remnants of timber posts from the pavilion, built in 1914, are still visible among the rocks.
Council lifeguard Stewart Cameron was pleased, but not surprised, by the discovery of the steps.
‘‘You wouldn’t know what else you might find if you uncovered more of the rock,’’ he said.
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