A COMMUNITY busting for amenities at Woodford's Jubilee Park can breathe a sigh of relief, with works to start on two toilets in the coming weeks.
The long-awaited project was the brainchild of Woodford resident Tricia Blakeslee who said the environmental and health factors made the project essential.
"The whole process has taken ages but it's been an urgent one, there's no toilet facility between Wooford and Warrnambool," she said.
"When the new playground and social gathering space was opened in March 2016 at Jubilee Park there were still no public toilet facilities in or near the park.
"The whole thing has really been 15 years in the making with the whole rejuvenation of the park, now after a complicated and cumbersome process we've got something the whole community can be proud of."
Two ambulant, unisex composting toilet facilities are expected to be installed before February at Jubilee Park, or Wurrumbit Birring Yaarr, at a cost of under $200,000.
The project was made possible through a partnership with Warrnambool City Council and the Warrnambool Fly Fishing Club.
"Because the council didn't want to manage it, as part of the deal we needed a partner with an ABN and the fishing club was quick to come on board," Ms Blakeslee said.
"The council is paying for it incrementally through the club.
"It's a good example of how the council can work with people in the community on projects they are passionate about."
Ms Blakeslee nominated the toilet installation for a Pick My Project state government grant in 2018 but was unsuccessful.
Warrnambool City Council said it could not provide an update on the project on Tuesday as staff were not available to comment.
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