29 June, 2023
CBD toilet deferred
A NEW toilet block for Mareeba’s CBD has been deferred, with the company contracted to do the works to now concentrate on a new toilet block for Mason Street as part of the Bicentennial Lakes Southern Precinct Revitalisation.
The CWA Women’s Rest Rooms in Byrnes Street has been a target of vandals for many years, and was earmarked for closure once the new toilet was built in the Post Office car park. But now it will remain open as a toilet facility until Mareeba Shire Council can determine a location for the new toilet block. The council also want to find a suitable lessee for the CWA building.
“Depending on the outcome, it may affect whether council is able to continue to operate a public toilet facility on all or part of that site in the longer term, or if an alternate location needs to be sought,” Mayor Angela Toppin said.
In last week’s meeting, Cr Mary Graham said the post office car park had become a problem area, with “issues there all times of the day”.
“People are frightened to even park there – people are there drinking alcohol at 5am, and all through the day, and I’ve tried to contact the police and I can’t get through,” she said.