Relief in sight as town picks
Putaruru residents have given their two cents on where they want to spend a penny.
Consultation has closed on where South Waikato District Council will site new public toilets in the town with one spot coming out the overwhelming favourite.
That site is across the road from the site of the last public toilets to be installed in Putaruru. Those facilities were relocated to Tokoroa following a public outcry.
Of the 208 submissions received by SWDC 144 had a site in the public carpark on Main St as the preferred site.
This equated to 69 per cent of the submissions. Receiving 25 per cent support amongst submitters was the existing site by the Putaruru library.
Alternate sites in the to-beopened Putaruru food court development and on Princes St by Mitre 10 received few votes.
The results of this consultation will be considered by the council tomorrow.
Council are expected to confirm tomorrow the site of these facilities and their design.
The toilets, if placed at the Main St carpark, will cost an estimated $165,000 to install.
The Main St site was Pride in Putaruru’s preferred option. The organisation consulted widely with residents and visitors before the council’s own consultation.