WHITE MAGIC: Sarah Buchanan outside the newly-painted toilet block at the Brunswick Heads Surf Club.
WHITE MAGIC: Sarah Buchanan outside the newly-painted toilet block at the Brunswick Heads Surf Club.

Town's crummy dunny gets a brush-up

By RACHEL AFFLICK

“YOU won’t believe what’s happened to the toilet blocks,” Sarah Buchanan’s friend told her on the phone on Monday.

For years the Brunswick Heads woman had been sick of looking at the ‘poor excuse for an amenities block’ next to her local surf club. But on Monday she could hardly believe her eyes – the grey and dirty building now boasted a sparkling white coat of paint.

Ms Buchanan said that tired of waiting for the council to do it, an anonymous group of Brunswick Heads blokes, calling themselves BRUNS (the Brunswick Renovators of Unmet Needs and Services) had decided to spruce up the toilet block.

She said the people responsible deserved a beer.

The Northern Star on Monday reported on community concerns about the toilet block, which had become a haunt for men meeting to have sex.

Brunswick Heads Surf Club president Craig Reid wanted to thank the people behind the paint job, but he described it as a ‘Bandaid’ solution.

“What we really need is a new toilet block,” he said.

The council’s acting director of governance and community services, Jim Bolger, described the actions of BRUNS as ‘inappropriate’, but he sympathised with their motives.

“I can’t see any action being taken against them,” he said.



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