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Stinky 1960s Loos in Southlands

NeedHelp 12 February 2010 47

Having recently moved to Mawson, I now regularly shop at Southlands, with 4 year old in tow.

Was disappointd to find that the toilets I used when I was, oooh, about 6, are still there decades later. Original walls, original floors, and years and years of stench. You can smell them even before you reach the corner.

When my young child needs to go, I find it appalling that this is our only option. Or is it? Are there other public toilets at Southlands that I am unaware of?

They seem to be doing a lot of renovating in Southlands of late. It is embarrassing and disgusting to have the loos in this state. Does anyone know if these  stinky 1960s  toilets are going to be upgraded too?


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Tooks Tooks 9:02 pm 01 Sep 10

NeedHelp said :

vg said :

…and before you ask. I have 2 things

a) Kids under 5; and
b) Common sense

I’m guessing the OP possesses one but not the other. Can you guess which one?

Gosh there’s some judgmental twats on this site at times. Karma will find both you vg and Tooks.

Thanks H1NGO, I think it’s a privately owned building. Not sure.

Nevermind. This was an old thread, and I was just updating people. I didn’t expect to be attacked by vg and Tooks because I spoke up about some seriously stenched loos. God knows why they need to be so rude. Do they really think I don’t ask my kid to go to the loo before we leave home? Goodness gracious me; people who jump to conclusions should be dunked in sheep dip.

Attacked? Come on, read my post again. This is a light hearted topic and I was having a light hearted dig at you. Lighten up and stop taking things so personally ;-).

Tooks Tooks 8:58 pm 01 Sep 10

NeedHelp said :

Tooks said :

NeedHelp said :

Tooks said :

I don’t know. I can actually go several hours without needing to take a crap.

You don’t have kids do you?

No, didn’t think so.

Yep, I do, actually. I guess my kids are better trained than yours.

Trained? You mean trained like a dog that doesn’t crap when you take it for a walk?

Good job tooks.

Lol, you are so easy to wind up. BTW, kids are very much like dogs. I had my kids toilet trained by 8 weeks and sitting calmy before feeding time not long after. They don’t even need choke chains anymore when I go to Southlands. Great success!

NeedHelp NeedHelp 7:29 pm 01 Sep 10

Tooks said :

NeedHelp said :

Tooks said :

I don’t know. I can actually go several hours without needing to take a crap.

You don’t have kids do you?

No, didn’t think so.

Yep, I do, actually. I guess my kids are better trained than yours.

Trained? You mean trained like a dog that doesn’t crap when you take it for a walk?

Good job tooks.

NeedHelp NeedHelp 7:27 pm 01 Sep 10

vg said :

…and before you ask. I have 2 things

a) Kids under 5; and
b) Common sense

I’m guessing the OP possesses one but not the other. Can you guess which one?

Gosh there’s some judgmental twats on this site at times. Karma will find both you vg and Tooks.

Thanks H1NGO, I think it’s a privately owned building. Not sure.

Nevermind. This was an old thread, and I was just updating people. I didn’t expect to be attacked by vg and Tooks because I spoke up about some seriously stenched loos. God knows why they need to be so rude. Do they really think I don’t ask my kid to go to the loo before we leave home? Goodness gracious me; people who jump to conclusions should be dunked in sheep dip.

Tooks Tooks 10:53 am 01 Sep 10

NeedHelp said :

Tooks said :

I don’t know. I can actually go several hours without needing to take a crap.

You don’t have kids do you?

No, didn’t think so.

Yep, I do, actually. I guess my kids are better trained than yours.

bd84 bd84 10:16 pm 31 Aug 10

Just stand outside the toilets and ask people to stop pissing and crapping in the toilets, that will fix the stench.

H1NG0 H1NG0 7:39 pm 31 Aug 10

The stench is comparable with everywhere else south of the lake……….ohhhhhhhhhhh shazam!!!

On a serious note, how about calling Canberra Connect who may be able to put you through to someone who can help. Same goes for blown street lamps, blind spots and complaing about the ACT Governments hold music.

vg vg 6:09 pm 31 Aug 10

…and before you ask. I have 2 things

a) Kids under 5; and
b) Common sense

I’m guessing the OP possesses one but not the other. Can you guess which one?

NeedHelp NeedHelp 5:59 pm 31 Aug 10

Hells_Bells74 said :

*at least they have them there if you’re desperate. Wonder how they went breathing through the renovations?

haha, yeah, agree, but we were desperate yesterday and it was the quickest pit stop in history.

Have you ever held your breath while holding a child over a metal toilet seat (with one hand), ripped paper off (with the other hand), held onto your handbag (no hooks at all), washed your hands at the basins (no soap dispensers either), and taken three pics for RiotAct, all in 60 seconds?

World record stuff. 🙂

Anyway, just wanted to update folks.

*Next time I’ll crap on someone’s front lawn, so they can go hours without composting.

NeedHelp NeedHelp 5:50 pm 31 Aug 10

Tooks said :

I don’t know. I can actually go several hours without needing to take a crap.

You don’t have kids do you?

No, didn’t think so.

Hells_Bells74 Hells_Bells74 4:21 pm 31 Aug 10

*at least they have them there if you’re desperate. Wonder how they went breathing through the renovations?

Hells_Bells74 Hells_Bells74 4:16 pm 31 Aug 10

Good for you Tooks, sometimes some mere mortals have less control over these things, especially if they have a liking for curries and such. Even a number one for a lady requires a whole toilet, no bushes for us in the middle of the day and kids well, please they swear they need to go to a loo EVERY place you go. They are weird like that.

Come on, everyone needs the toilet, no one is better than the other, we all do it.

Peace x

Tooks Tooks 3:42 pm 31 Aug 10

I don’t know. I can actually go several hours without needing to take a crap.

NeedHelp NeedHelp 3:25 pm 31 Aug 10

Tooks said :

Maybe stop using those toilets if they are that offensive to you?

Show me an alternative loo in Southlands and I’ll happily hang a crap there.

Tooks Tooks 8:29 am 31 Aug 10

Maybe stop using those toilets if they are that offensive to you?

NeedHelp NeedHelp 7:13 am 31 Aug 10

Well, I’m happy to announce that after weeks and weeks of “refurbishments”, these toilets are now half respectable. ie doors changed, a lick of paint, solid steel toilets remain. See pics.

http://img20.imageshack.us/i/photo494.jpg/
http://img839.imageshack.us/i/photo495.jpg/
http://img521.imageshack.us/i/photo496z.jpg/

However … and this is one mighty big “however”. The potent stench still remains. If we had cyber-smello–nostril-vision, you’d be running for the bucket right about now. I was in there yesterday and nearly died of urine stench odour.

Since when does a coat of paint mask the smell of 40+ years of wee? It doesn’t!

Many children, mothers and elderly people use these toilets, so this bandaid job just doesn’t cut it. Note, I’m referring to the stench, not the new appearance.

Go and take a whiff, I dare you.

NeedHelp NeedHelp 9:18 am 10 Jun 10

Happy even, not hsppy.

Oh, and Go-Lo is open at southlands now if anyone is interested.

NeedHelp NeedHelp 9:17 am 10 Jun 10

Hsppy to report that for the past few weeks they have been gutting these smelly loos and they are going to be upgraded.

In the meantime, you can use the two porta-loos, if you dare.

Anna Key Anna Key 10:10 pm 14 Apr 10

Looks like this might have had an effect. Went there today and noticed the toilets were fenced off. Either they are fixing them (behold the power of RiotAct) or converting them to office space

NeedHelp NeedHelp 5:56 pm 16 Feb 10

deezagood said :

I love the way you write needhelp (eg. ‘defecating relic’); please post more often from now on! And as a mother of small girls, I completely agree with you about the loos at Southlands. I honestly don’t understand why they have been allowed to get into this state (given that we aren’t, in fact, living in Africa or Asia).

Just call me ToyStory, I mean Tolstoy.

I visited them again the other day, (the rain made me wanna pee), and whoooa man, I was bowled over by the aroma. I think I’m the only idiot that uses them; they’re always empty. And who says my shiate don’t stink? HA!

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