New strategy for better, more accessible public toilets

Cardinia Shire Council adopted a Public Toilet Strategy at last night’s council meeting.

The Public Toilet Strategy sets the framework for more accessible toilets throughout the shire.

The new strategy will also focus on gender-neutral toilets and incorporating the use of The Master Locksmiths Access Key System, allowing people with a disability to access dedicated public toilets at any time.

The following four goals have been identified to support and achieve the new strategy:

  • All public toilets shall be maintained and cleaned to a set standard that will meet Council, community and visitor expectations.
  • All existing public toilets shall be progressively updated through a planned and ongoing approach, to meet and sustain required regulatory and accessibility requirements.
  • New public toilets, or where public toilets are replaced, shall be designed to meet community expectations, including giving consideration to Changing Places facilities.
  • New public toilets shall be provided in accordance with the requirements of the Open Space Management Framework.

Public toilet works for new or improved facilities will be outlined in line with the Public Toilet Strategy and Council’s Annual Capital Improvement Plan.

A report was presented to Council on the need to develop a Public Toilet Strategy for public toilets located in the Shire’s public spaces, recreational areas and business locations.

The community was provided with the opportunity to provide input into the development of the Public Toilet Strategy.

For more about the Public Toilet Strategy, visit www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/publictoiletstrategy

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