Re­lief in sight as town picks

South Waikato News - - NEWS - By MATHEW GROCOTT

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.

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