New look for Port Albert toilet block

Residents have been encouraged to vote for their favourite façade option for a new toilet block at Port Albert’s water tower.

WELLINGTON Shire Council is replacing the old toilet block at Port Albert’s water tower, and inviting residents to vote for their preferred façade design.
Constructed more than 30 years ago, the current public toilets have reached the end of their useful life and are in need of replacement to ensure that they meets design and accessibility standards.
The public toilet replacement project will replace the aged facility, improve accessibility and public safety.
Constructed on the same site, the replacement toilet block will be orientated towards the boardwalk and water to block inclement weather and improve access from the nearby car park and for pedestrians using the boardwalk.
A new path will be constructed, improving accessibility between the board walk and car parking facilities, and additional seating and minor landscaping will be included in the project.
The new toilets will include seven cubicles (three female, three male and one disabled).
Façade option one has a contemporary style with a skillion roof for light and ventilation with a blockwork feature wall that will withstand the weather, whereas option two has a beach or heritage style to match the coastal location, and has a rock feature wall to tie in with the sea-wall.
The new public toilet block is funded by the federal government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.
Voting is open until Friday, September 3, at
Those with questions about the project should phone the council’s open space planner on 1300 366 244 or email