Relief to Lismore’s CBD with new 24 hour toilet
CONSTRUCTION of a new 24 hour, unisex toilet in the Lismore CBD has begun.
Late night revellers will be flushed to know the $90,000 toilet will be built on the median strip on Keen Street near the intersection of Keen and Woodlark streets, an evening hotspot.
Council’s Executive Director Sustainable Development Brent McAlister said the new toilet was a key component of Council’s CBD and Riverbank Improvement Program, which also includes an upgrade of the Clyde Campbell Carpark toilet block and refurbishment of the Lismore Transit Centre toilets.
“This toilet is definitely by popular demand – businesses have been telling us for a long time we need more toilets, and better toilets, so we are responding,” he said.
“The new toilet will be cleaned twice a day and can be used by both daytime shoppers and night-time hotel patrons. This is a much-needed addition to our CBD.”
Mr McAlister said Lismore had felt the pressure of the need for 24-hour facilities for some time.
“It’s important that this toilet is open at night given its location near hotels, food premises and clubs,” he said.
“It will then be cleaned each morning, ready for use by daytime shoppers.”
As part of the CBD and Riverbank Improvement Program, council has commenced additional cleaning in the CBD and has improved the eastern riverbank of the Wilsons River with a new footpath and vegetation.
Council will begin an upgrade of the inner footpath around the CBD block in 2016/17. The work will cost $1.5 million and will be completed over four years.
Work on the new 24-hour toilet is expected to take around six weeks.