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$164,500 Roundabout Public Toilet Refurbishment to Commence

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Wednesday, 22 January, 2020 - 14:15
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Work starts on Tuesday (28 January) on a $164,500 refurbishment of the public toilets and amenities at the roundabout in Mansfield.

Mansfield Shire Mayor, Cr Marg Attley OAM said the work, expected to be completed in early March, will result in a very modern facility.

The first major upgrade of the facility since it was built 22 years ago includes:

  • Replacing all fixtures and fittings, featuring vandal-resistant stainless steel toilets pans with concealed cisterns,
  • Full height wall tiling,
  • Epoxy non-slip decorative floor coatings with moulded skirtings,
  • Automatic sensor-controlled hands-free taps with additional hand dryers,
  • Conversion of the existing men’s change area into an additional toilet cubicle,
  • An additional baby change facility and
  • Additional skylights in each pavilion.

“Electronic usage monitoring was undertaken from 4 June to 15 July last year the during ski season, school holidays and the Queen’s Birthday long weekend with a total of 34,527 visits recorded or 1,644 uses per day,” Cr Attley said.

“With such high usage and such a central location, we are really pleased to see this work start and to present a modern, more comfortable facility to our residents and visitors,” she said.

“During the refurbishment portable toilets will be located on the bus turnaround roadway behind the amenities block. This turnaround area will be closed to traffic during the works.

“We have put up signs on the building and advised the community about the works through social media and our website,” Cr Attley said.

In addition to the portable toilets behind the amenities block, during construction people can also use the public toilets at the Botanic Park, the Railway Station, the Visitor Centre and Recreation Reserve Playground in Mansfield.

Local contractor Purcell Constructions was awarded the contract after a public tender process last year.

 

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Last Updated: Wednesday, 22 January, 2020 - 14:26