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Hinchinbrook Shire Council has secured State Government funding, through Works for Queensland 2017-19, and has elected to install new public toilets around the Lannercost CBD area. The new facility is envisaged to be a three-room facility comprising of wheelchair-friendly male cubicle, a wheelchair-friendly female cubicle and a parents room including change table, seating facilities and toilet facilities.
To ensure that the facility has a positive impact on the community, Council conducted a community survey in November 2017 for the preferred location of the toilet facility. The survey was open for a two week period from 18 November to 1 December 2017 and respondents were able to take part in the survey online or via hard copy forms available to the public at the Council’s Main Office, Lannercost Street, Hinchinbrook Shire Library, Halifax sub-branch and the Hinchinbrook Information and Visitor Lounge.
The survey was advertised via the Hinchinbrook Shire Council website, Council’s Facebook page, Council’s Connections page in the Herbert River Express and via signage at locations where the survey was available.
The following information is a summary of the results from the CBD Toilet Location survey.
285 surveys were completed of which 251 responded to preferred location as follows:
88.05% (221 respondents) preferred Lannercost Street – central median strip near the covered walkway
adjacent to the pedestrian crossing near Coles
11.95% (30 respondents) preferred Johnstone Street carpark – at the end of Mercer Lane
50 responses were received for alternative locations of which:
A Report to Council was tabled on 27 February 2018 at Council General Meeting, please find attached full report including a recommendation for the proposed location of the CBD Toilet Facility.