Mansfield public toilets to be refurbished
WORKS recently commenced on a $164,500 refurbishment of the public toilets and amenities at the roundabout in Mansfield.
Mansfield Shire mayor Marg Attley said the works are expected to be completed in early March and will result in a very modern facility.
The works are the first major upgrade of the facility since it was built 22 years ago, and includes:
a replacement of all fixtures and fittings, featuring vandal-resistant stainless steel toilet pans with concealed cisterns;
instalment of full height wall tiling;
epoxy non-slip decorative floor coatings with moulded skirtings;
automatic sensor-controlled hands-free taps with additional hand dryers;
conversion of the existing men’s change area into an additional toilet cubicle;
an additional baby change facility; and
additional skylights in each pavilion.
“Electronic usage monitoring was undertaken from June 4 to July 15 last year during the ski season, school holidays and the Queen’s Birthday long weekend with a total of 34,527 visits recorded or 1644 uses per day,” Cr Attley said.
“With such high usage and such a central location, we are really pleased to see this work start and to present a modern, more comfortable facility to our residents and visitors,” she said.
“During the refurbishment portable toilets will be located on the bus turnaround roadway behind the amenities block.
“This turnaround area will be closed to traffic during the works.
“We have put up signs on the building and advised the community about the works through social media and our website.”
In addition to the portable toilets behind the amenities block, during construction people can also use the public toilets at the Botanic Park, the Railway Station, the Visitor Centre and Recreation Reserve Playground in Mansfield.
Local contractor Purcell Constructions was awarded the contract after a public tender process last year.
NEW LOOK: Mansfield’s roundabout toilets will be refurbished in the coming months.
OUT OF ACTION: Portable toilets will be placed behind the existing toilet block while the roundabout toilets are being refurbished.