The much loved Lambton Pool waterslide is set to fall.
Newcastle council has tendered for the ageing piece of infrastructure to be replaced.
The 100-metre long slide will be removed and its supporting infrastructure inspected for either reuse or replacement depending on its condition, according to the tender advertisement.
The project is expected to cost in the vicinity of half a million dollars.
The tender notice said the contractor would need to provide a report on the "structural adequacy" of the slide's supporting infrastructure, as well as complete "the design, manufacture, delivery, installation, commissioning and handover of a new slide".
The tender period closed at the end of March but the council is yet to award a contract.
Deputy lord mayor Declan Clausen said after more than 20 years the waterslide's surface had worn out.
"The Lambton Pool waterslide was built in 2000 and has become an annual tradition for many swimmers," he said. "However, the sun has gradually worn out the slide to the point where it now needs replacing."
The suburban swim centre is set to close later this month for a three-month winter shutdown. Once a tender for the slide replacement project is awarded, the work is expected to start during the closure period.
Cr Clausen said the council planned to have the new waterslide ready to open in October ahead of the warmer months of the year.
He said the replacement would be "a very similar sized and shaped slide" and the council would take "advantage of the opportunity to increase the shade around the slide".
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