Eurobodalla’s Public Toilets Get Tune-up

Following a thorough inspection of 67 public toilets, Eurobodalla Council has begun a mission to upgrade.

Armed with measuring tapes and sledgehammers, Council’s public amenities team will do the demolition and design work.

Council’s director of community arts and recreation Kathy Arthur said a strategic plan was developed to improve the quality and accessibility of amenities.

“We now have a dedicated public amenities team to implement the strategy which addresses cleanliness, maintenance, and inclusivity, ensuring that public toilets meet the highest standards and cater to the diverse needs of the community,” Ms Arthur said.

“We recognised the importance of modern and hygienic facilities for residents and visitors alike. We know there is a big disparity between expectation and satisfaction.”

Toilets at North Broulee and Narooma’s Nata Oval are first in the pipeline. Crews will then make their way to the public toilets at Moruya and Broulee surf clubs.

“We have categorised toilets on their condition and will address high priority ones first, with the goal to upgrade them all over the next four years,” Ms Arthur said.

Ms Arthur said upgrades and design will vary following community discussions on the needs of each facility prior to work commencing.

“We would also like to work with the community on public art in and around the toilets,” Ms Arthur said.

“Upgrades will include more accessible and unisex toilet options, water-saving fittings, better lighting and ventilation.”

In between upgrades, Ms Arthur said the public amenities team established a maintenance program.

“They tend to jobs around the clock; tasked to leaks or community inquiries when something is out of order,” Ms Arthur said.

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