Nifty business: Heathcote’s state of the art toilet block is open

By Vanessa Wiltshire

THE new public toilets in Heathcote’s Barrack Reserve are now complete and open in time for the busy Christmas holiday season.

City of Greater Bendigo property services manager Daniella McClure said the new public toilet block featured a covered entrance, security lighting, three male toilets and urinal, six female toilets, a unisex accessible toilet and provision for a future changing place facility.

“The new toilets have been constructed adjacent to the existing toilets, which will soon be demolished and the site landscaped,” Ms McClure said.

“The old toilets were constructed in the 1980s and have always been one of Greater Bendigo’s most used facilities.

“The new facility was planned in consultation with the local community and is a much welcome addition to the Barrack Reserve for both residents and visitors alike.

“The new toilets were a priority project for the Heathcote community and a major action from the city’s public toilet strategy.

“Funded by the City of Greater Bendigo, this was an important project for Heathcote.”

Advance Heathcote president and Heathcote Tourism and Development Inc chair Peter Maine expressed his delight that the project was completed in time for the summer holiday season.

“The demolition of the old toilet block and the subsequent landscaping will enhance the Barrack Reserve Park as a place also enjoyed as a place to take a break by visitors and local alike,” Mr Maine said.