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Public bogs get a workup

By johnboy - 28 May 2012 11

glebe park toilets

Chief Minister Gallagher has the happy news that selected public conveniences are being improved while new facilities will be going into Scullin Shops, Campbell Shops, Mulligan’s Flat Woodland Sanctuary and Molonglo Reach.

“New public toilet facilities will be installed at Scullin Shops, Campbell Shops, Mulligan’s Flat Woodland Sanctuary and Molonglo Reach,” the Chief Minister said.

“Work at Scullin Shops and Mulligan’s Flat Woodland Sanctuary is now underway and the remaining sites will be completed by August 2012.

“The new public toilet sites were chosen based on increasing demand in the area, accessibility requirements and availability of land.

“The external colour, design and materials will ensure each facility retains the unique identity of the surrounding area. For instance Mulligan’s Flat will have rustic external features such as corrugated iron cladding to reflect the style and character of the Mulligan’s Flat shearing shed,” the Chief Minister said.

Existing public toilet facilities at Glebe Park, Acton Park, Lotus Bay and Chisholm Shops were selected for refurbishment based on an audit which assessed factors including accessibility, safety, condition, visual amenity and demand.

All the new and fully refurbished toilet facilities will include one unisex toilet with a sink, sharps container, shelf, soap dispenser and coat hooks. The facilities will also have safety and accessibility features such as new signage, pans and hand rails compliant with the current Australian Standards.

[Photo: Glebe Park toilets]

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11 Responses to
Public bogs get a workup
Gobbo 7:24 pm 28 May 12

PBO said :

Obviously not content with all the druggies, animal abuser’s, neer ‘do’ wells and general s***bags in the area, Scullin will now have a public toilet which will be vandalised and probably/most likely end up as some dodgy sex stop/rape centre for the local perverts.

Nice one Katie, well planned! Just what Scullin needs, a new toilet! How about spending the money that is going to be spent on Hawker shops un-necessarily and refurbish Scullin shops which is in desperate need of fixing! Breath some life back into Scullins economy.

It’s my understanding that the Government owns neither the Hawker Shops or the Scullin shops, although they do tend to the bits around them that aren’t ‘building’.

Ben_Dover 6:05 pm 28 May 12

I hope there’s no plans to paint over the “Shrine of the risen Mully memorial toilet door”!

http://the-riotact.com/the-shrine-of-the-risen-mully/19972

Pork Hunt 4:57 pm 28 May 12

poetix said :

The public toilets at the Deakin shops are a disgrace. It’s just one metal box, and unisex, which means you wouldn’t want to sit down if you’re that way inclined, due to men who have christened the seat.

Perhaps we need some “Stand closer, it’s smaller than you think” signs in these WC’s

nice_enough 3:46 pm 28 May 12

PBO said :

Obviously not content with all the druggies, animal abuser’s, neer ‘do’ wells and general s***bags in the area, Scullin will now have a public toilet which will be vandalised and probably/most likely end up as some dodgy sex stop/rape centre for the local perverts.

Nice one Katie, well planned! Just what Scullin needs, a new toilet! How about spending the money that is going to be spent on Hawker shops un-necessarily and refurbish Scullin shops which is in desperate need of fixing! Breath some life back into Scullins economy.

As a druggie, rapist pervert I find this comment very offensive.

I voted for the rape centre!

Ben_Dover 3:32 pm 28 May 12
DrKoresh 2:46 pm 28 May 12

Life_in_the_Can said :

When I first moved to Canberra and saw those Civic unisex toilet’s of the future, I was very impressed. However, it took maybe three months before they had been vandalised beyond recognition & rendered useless for reasonable human beings. Tis a pity.
But the scariest & most filthy public lavatories I have seen would be Dickson’s.

So true, the Dicko toilets are really creepy. I always use the disabled toilet there when nature calls and i don’t have anywhere else to go. At least you don’t have to be worried about getting stabbed in a stall by a junky in the cripple crapper. As for civic, ever since the robot toilets have been installed i’ve hated them. They don’t even have a seat FFS, just the aluminium rim. I feel sorry the ladyfolk of canberra, I wouldn’t put my bum anywhere near one of those things.

JazzyJess 2:44 pm 28 May 12

Before I had a kid I avoided public toilets like the plague but when the little man has to go he has to go. I’ve found shopping centre toilets are usually the best as they’re cleaned regularly. I was pleasantly surprised by the public toilets at the Botanic Gardens – clean and tidy but the ones at Weston Park were so bad I told my son to pee against a tree.

Life_in_the_Can 2:37 pm 28 May 12

When I first moved to Canberra and saw those Civic unisex toilet’s of the future, I was very impressed. However, it took maybe three months before they had been vandalised beyond recognition & rendered useless for reasonable human beings. Tis a pity.
But the scariest & most filthy public lavatories I have seen would be Dickson’s.

Nifty 1:31 pm 28 May 12

PBO said :

Obviously not content with all the druggies, animal abuser’s, neer ‘do’ wells and general s***bags in the area, Scullin will now have a public toilet which will be vandalised and probably/most likely end up as some dodgy sex stop/rape centre for the local perverts.

Nice one Katie, well planned! Just what Scullin needs, a new toilet! How about spending the money that is going to be spent on Hawker shops un-necessarily and refurbish Scullin shops which is in desperate need of fixing! Breath some life back into Scullins economy.

Sh*t happens, get over it.

poetix 1:07 pm 28 May 12

The public toilets at the Deakin shops are a disgrace. It’s just one metal box, and unisex, which means you wouldn’t want to sit down if you’re that way inclined, due to men who have christened the seat.

Unisex toilets are worse for women than men. I have smelt the future and it stinks much worse than the past.

PBO 12:27 pm 28 May 12

Obviously not content with all the druggies, animal abuser’s, neer ‘do’ wells and general s***bags in the area, Scullin will now have a public toilet which will be vandalised and probably/most likely end up as some dodgy sex stop/rape centre for the local perverts.

Nice one Katie, well planned! Just what Scullin needs, a new toilet! How about spending the money that is going to be spent on Hawker shops un-necessarily and refurbish Scullin shops which is in desperate need of fixing! Breath some life back into Scullins economy.

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