A new accessible toilet block has been constructed at the Guyra Recreation Grounds this month, realising long-held plans for facilities for sporting groups using the complex.
The $80,000 project is expected to be completed in the next few days, with internal fittings being installed in the prefabricated building.
Plans for a toilet, change room and storeroom facility at the recreation ground had been drawn up by the former Guyra Shire Council several years ago.
“We have been unable to obtain a budget to construct the building as it had been designed,” Armidale Regional Council Mayor Simon Murray said.
“However, the grounds are a hub for Guyra cricket and soccer and Council saw the need to allocate some of our annual capital works budget to include an accessible toilet facility for players and spectators.
“It will be a highly valuable asset for the various groups that use the recreation grounds, meeting the most pressing need until further funding becomes available for a multi-use clubhouse.”