Busting to use the new public comfort station
The long-awaited new public toilets for Howick have landed at their Moore Street site and are expected to be put to use soon.
They’re situated where the old loos were, at the entrance to the village car park.
On the walls of the new toilet block are black and white historical photos of Howick, which makes it distinctive from the remaining red brick building.
Once opened, it will have two accessible unisex cubicles, electronic door locking, and timecontrolled automated after-hours closure.
The final decision about the new toilets was made by the Howick Local Board in September last year, according member Jim Donald.
A sign on the fence says the construction works started in August and were anticipated to be completed in September.
Although it has been delayed and the costs are ‘‘now over $230,000’’, Donald is pleased to see progress.
‘‘We have been wanting this toilet for six and a half years.
‘‘The photographs of Picton Street look good and will add to the ambience of Howick.’’
The old toilets were closed in 2009 by the Auckland Council because of antisocial behaviour.
Community groups have since been lobbying for the reopening of the facility to meet the needs of the busy village and its patrons. to board
There will be public fireworks displays across Auckland that are a fun, safe environment for the family to enjoy during the Guy Fawkes period.
People will soon be able to relieve themselves at the new toilets.