Identified as high-priority projects in the 2017 public toilet upgrade program but unable to be funded at the time, these improvements to the existing amenities will be much appreciated by residents and visitors to the area.

Now complete, Council believes the upgrade is not only be extremely beneficial for those using the facilities, but helps to ensure the local villages in our region remain attractive to visitors.

These projects ensure access to clean accessible public toilets at local parks and rest stops is available for our residents and travellers visiting our local communities. All new facilities have been upgraded to meet disabled and ambulant access standards.

Costs and funding

Representing an investment of $300,000, improving the identified public amenities is one of the projects to be funded by the Australian Government’s recent Local Roads and Infrastructure Program, developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding program aims to support local jobs and businesses during what has been an extremely tough period for the Australian economy.

In the first of two phases of funding, our region will benefit from $2.65 million to be spent improving local amenities and infrastructure. The construction of new public amenities will not only provide upgraded essential facilities for these communities, but the construction of these projects will also be carried out by local businesses, helping to boost employment and business prosperity in the region.