Mayor Sam Broughton and Cr Bob Mugford with at the new toilet built at Lake Coleridge

New public toilets for Selwyn

by Callum McDonald

In response to demand from residents and visitors, the Selwyn district has new public toilets being installed with the help of the government’s Tourism Infrastructure Fund.

Community projects manager, Cam Warr, says the funding from the government has allowed the council to quickly provide more toilet facilities across the district to meet demand and they are currently installing toilets at Castle Hill.

“Early next year toilets will be installed at Lake Georgina and Lake Selfe as well as Dunsandel. Toilets that are non-funded include one at Ryton Bay, which was opened last November, and early next year there will be one added at the Lincoln Domain.”

The Tourism Infrastructure Fund provides financial support for local tourism-related infrastructure where tourism growth is placing pressure on or potential growth is constrained by, existing infrastructure and the local community is unable to respond in a timely way without assistance. The fund provides up to $25 million per year for the development of tourism-related infrastructures such as carparks, freedom camping facilities, sewerage and waterworks and transport projects.

“The government funding has allowed us to increase the number of available toilets at sites that have large numbers of visitors. We have also been able to replace older and less environmentally friendly toilets. It is important to provide quality facilities, especially if we want people to use them,” says Mr Warr.