Sydney Water is rebuilding a severely damaged sea wall around its Port Kembla storm plant.
The plant, located at the southern end of Fishermans Beach at Red Point, is surrounded by shards of dark basalt rock that is the old damaged sea wall.
The new wall will be around 220 metres long and will allow fishers and others to walk along the top to access the point.
A colonial and indigenous art installation will be a feature of the new sea wall, designed in partnership with the Illawarra Local Aboriginal Land Council and the Coomaditchie United Aboriginal Corporation.
The art will feature four cultural stories about the history of the area; whale migration, Hill 60, fishing and industrialisation.
"We are thrilled to be working with Sydney Water on this project," said land council CEO Paul Knight.
"The artwork will be a great addition for the whole community to enjoy and is a wonderful example of how the Aboriginal community can collaborate in the development of a great community asset."