CENTRAL Warrnambool will be flush with new toilets by the end of the financial year with a permanent ablution block to be built on Gilles Street and significant modifications to the Koroit Street facilities.
The city council on Saturday called for design tenders for the projects with works expected to be under way early next year.
It follows community feedback on a Loo Review which nominated the two central sites as priorities, particularly the temporary block on Gilles Street installed more than two years ago during work on the Lighthouse Theatre.
“In Gilles Street the temporary facilities will be removed and will be replaced with a permanent structure built on the footpath,” council infrastructure director Peter Robertson told The Standard.
“It will probably have three uni-sex cubicles with manually operated doors.
“At Koroit Street there will be a revamp. The Loo Review feedback made it clear people don’t like the automatic doors or the automatic flushing.
“These toilet projects will be totally funded by council’s budget allocation of $350,000.
“In a later stage we’ll rejuvenate the Gilles Street footpath and put garden beds around the Norfolk Island pines, replacing bitumen which abutts the trunks and impinges on their health.”
The council is also reviewing lighting on footpaths including the option of more in-ground illumination.