City of Bunbury council approves changes to Jetty Baths toilet facility

Approved: The City Bunbury council has passed a motion for changes to the toilet blocks at Jetty Baths.
Approved: The City Bunbury council has passed a motion for changes to the toilet blocks at Jetty Baths.

The City of Bunbury has passed the motion to replace the toilet block at Jetty Baths, close to Bunbury’s CBD. 

Council voted unanimously to approve an additional capital project to install a replacement toilet facility at the same location as the existing toilet. 

The project is expected to cost approximately $130,000.

The council also allowed the project expenditure to be funded from the City’s unallocated surplus funds for 2017/18. 

The surplus funds would then be reduced to $308,781. 

The council also approved the motion to remove the exeloos on Jetty Road following the completion of the Department of Transport’s upgrades to the road. 

The matter was brought to council last month and was then voted on in last Tuesday’s council meeting. 

City of Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan said the project would provide more suitable resources needed in the area. 

“The history shows us that the toilets that were constructed there seven or eight years ago were always meant to be temporary,” he said. 

“They had got to the point where they had just failed so they needed to be replaced.”

Mr Brennan said the surplus fund covers projects in urgent need of assistance. 

“I always like to have between $400,000 and $450,000 surplus at the end of each financial year and that’s for unforeseen or unplanned circumstances like with this toilet block,” he said. 

“So we’re able to fund it without borrowing money or dipping into our reserves so that is a good outcome.” 

Mr Brennan said construction on the new toilet facilities will begin in 2018.

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