New Toilet Block

UNUSED JACKA PARK WORKERS’ SHED RECYCLED AS A MUCH NEEDED PUBLIC TOILET AMENITY

May 25 2020

After an 8 -year campaign mounted by the Friends of Freshwater and the Soldiers Avenue Stakeholders Group, a community toilet has finally been opened for use in Jacka Park.


Jacka Park, despite being heavily used by schoolchildren, playground toddlers and for picnics and commemorations, has never had a toilet in its more than 30 years as a public green space. Whenever an event was held, portable toilets had to be hired.

A previously unused Workers Shed  was proposed by FOF for conversion as a ready-made alternative.

Unfortunately, our requests were constantly rebuffed by Council, as there were apparently more pressing priorities on its Capital Projects List.

With the overarching assistance of our Curl Curl Ward Councillors including Mayor Michael Regan, work began recently.

The new amenity has disabled access, baby change facilities and an outdoor hygiene basin.

A special pathway has been created to enable ease of access for prams and wheelchairs.  The amenity is designed to open at sunrise and close at sunset.

This is another good example of the community and Council working close together.

Feel free to pay a visit and “spend a penny”.