New public toilets and showers are due to be installed at Taipa this month. The Far North District Council will install the $193,000 facility at the popular Doubtless Bay holiday spot. It includes four unisex toilets and a stall for disabled users. It also provides freshwater showers on the outside of the building. Spokeswoman Jacqui Robson says Taipa residents and businesses had wanted the public toilets to be upgraded for some time as the current twin-toilet concrete facility on Foreshore Road cannot cope with the high number of visitors over summer. A $74,000 toilet is due for completion in Rawene in April. This facility will replace the existing toilet on Russell Esplanade.