Old toilets flushed out

Thursday 3 May 2018

Public toilets that no longer meet safety requirements are being progressively replaced with new facilities by Frankston City Council under a Public Toilet Action Plan.

Fernery Lane Toilet on the Frankston Foreshore is next on the list, with works commencing Monday 7 May until late-June 2018.

Council’s Public Toilet Action Plan guides the implementation of safe, accessible and environmentally responsible public toilets for the community.

Frankston City Mayor Colin Hampton said a number of old bluestone toilet blocks across Frankston City are past their use-by-date and no longer suit the needs of visitors.

“We’re investing approximately $300,000 to deliver the new building, which will provide accessible, safe and family-friendly facilities to enhance the visitor experience for everyone.”

“The new accessible toilet facilities will complement the natural coastal area with a smaller environmental footprint and will meet the needs of all users.”

“As part of the program, Council is investigating ways in which the bluestone can be recycled and used on alternative projects throughout the municipality.”

“While there has been some talk of the bluestone facilities being of heritage value and we appreciate their enduring appearance along the foreshore, there are no such planning controls or heritage overlays in place.”

Foreshore access nearby the Fernery Lane public toilet will be restricted while works are undertaken.

For more information on works in your local area, visit frankston.vic.gov.au/NotificationofWorks

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