Mans­field pub­lic toi­lets to be re­fur­bished

Mansfield Courier - - News -

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.

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