At last, Tailem Bend may soon get new toilets

The Coorong council has a revised design, timeline and cost for the long-awaited project.

The long-awaited replacement of Tailem Bend’s public toilets is about to happen at last.

An urban design firm called Terrain Group has finalised a revised design, pictured, for the $300,000 facility.

It would feature nine cubicles, including one accessible to wheelchairs and two more with hand rails for mobility-impaired visitors.

The Coorong council is now seeking a contractor who might demolish the existing toilets on Railway Terrace and build the new block.

Chief executive officer Bridget Mathew said construction would likely take place over the summer, if possible.

She provided the update in response to a question from Councillor Brenton Qualmann ahead of the council’s meeting on Tuesday.

The council’s plans for a grander, more expensive toilet block fell by the wayside when the contractor it had appointed, Unique Urban Built, went into administration in April 2019.

The project then went onto the back burner while the council dealt with other issues.

The design pictured above is at least the third version proposed for the Railway Terrace site in the past three years.

The council received several complaints about the current toilets in a recent consultation about its draft disability access and inclusion plan.

Images: Coorong District Council.

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