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Wednesday 2 May, 2018
welcome upgrade at the Ashburton Domain playground will soon see families and
visitors able to access brand new facilities, after a new toilet block was
delivered to the Domain yesterday.
four cubical, unisex facility arrived on a truck and was placed into position
by a crane in front of the old toilet block, which Ashburton District Council
will demolish once the new toilets have finished being installed.
Opens Spaces Manager David Askin says the new facilities are expected to be
operational within the month.
playground continues to be a very popular attraction for families and we hope
that with the installation of new facilities that they will help improve the
playground experience even more. We’ll also be looking to complete landscaping
in the area to make it an even more pleasant part of the Domain.
might be an overlooked convenience for some, but well designed and maintained
public toilets can make a big difference to your visit and we’re pleased to be
able to update the old facilities.”
original toilets were installed in 1984 and are representative of a popular
design from the time, with separate sides for men and women.
roof for the new facilities will be installed in the next two weeks and the
power and plumbing will be connected.
This is the third set of public toilets of this design that Council has
installed or replaced in the district; the first at Hinds in 2016 and the
second at Lake Camp last year.
Photo: The new facilities being placed into position by a crane in front of the old public toilets at the playgroundCopyright: Ashburton District Council, 2018