Construction begun today on a project that sadly isn’t called “Project Pleasant Pooping.”
Upgrades to public toilets at both Dickson and Kambah shops are underway, and the old toilets at Maryborough Street in Fyshwick are being completely demolished and replaced.
There are public toilets at Dickson shops? Maybe the upgrade is to make them visible.
“The sites for the toilet upgrades were chosen based on an audit of public toilet facilities in 2008 which identified criteria such as visual amenity, condition of the structure, natural lighting, functionality, accessibility and compliance, safety and adequacy for the demand.
“The upgraded toilet facilities have been designed to positively reflect the character of the area in which they reside and to comply with current safety and access standards.
“A recent example of where this approach has worked well was in the upgrade of the Lotus Bay toilets in Yarralumla. The facility made use of the scenic surrounding by incorporating a shelter area with views of the lake, in addition to establishing new garden beds and new compliant access. The ‘floating’ concrete roof on the toilet facility invites in natural light which reflects the openness of the area.
“The upgraded toilet facilities will include wheel chair access compliant unisex toilets with a new sink, sharps deposit system, shelf, soap dispenser, baby changing facility and coat hooks. They will also have new accessibility features such as pans and hand rails that comply with the current Australian Standards.
Never underestimate the importance of a good coat hook in a public toilet, or even a private one. Coat hooks are the business.
If you’ll excuse me, I need to head out to the Lotus Bay toilets in Yarralumla, they sound radical.