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MEDIA RELEASE - Portland's boat ramp toilet design finalised

4 November 2015

Portland’s busy boat ramp toilet amenities will be replaced by a modern refit to provide for the region’s booming tourism market and local events.

Glenelg Shire Mayor Cr Max Oberlander said consultants had finalised plans for the replacement of the existing Lee Breakwater Road facilities, which will include additional female toilets.

The new circular design, to be constructed on the current toilet site, will include five urinals, two male toilets, six female toilets and full disabled amenities.

Cr Oberlander said these specifications exceeded the requirements of the Australian Building Code.

“The Portland boat ramp continues to be a hub of activity and it is vital that recreational anglers, visitors to local foreshore festivals and events, and other tourists to the area are provided with clean and safe amenities,” Cr Oberlander said.

“Recreational tuna fishing injects more than $10 million into our local economy each year and council wants to ensure that these visitors are provided with facilities that suit their needs to ensure they regularly return to find that elusive catch.

“In addition to the fishing market, these toilets will be well utilised during the peak holiday period for events such as New Year’s Eve, the Upwelling Festival and summer touring season.

“This upgrade is another important step in the redevelopment of our picturesque foreshore, ensuring it remains a destination of choice for tourists and locals alike.”

It is anticipated tenders for the constructions works will be advertised in early November with a decision due at the December Ordinary Council Meeting.


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