Relief in sight when nature calls


Brimbank Council has responded to requests for more public toilets across the municipality with a new Draft Public Toilet Strategy 2018-2030.

Brimbank Mayor Cr Margaret Giudice said the draft strategy aimed to balance the need for adequate facilities with the significant costs associated with installing and maintaining public toilets.

“As a Community-first Council we have heard your call to provide more public toilets across Brimbank.

“We’ve come up with a plan to provide a fair and even distribution of public toilets in parks and public places across Brimbank – and we invite you to have your say.

“We also recognise that keeping public toilets clean and well-maintained is critical – and Council is committed to ongoing upkeep and monitoring of public toilets.

“Importantly, this draft strategy also recommends that public toilets be designed to cater for people with all abilities, and meet our community’s diverse social, physical, cultural and gender needs,” Cr Giudice said.

Since 2008, Council has installed five new public toilets in Brimbank’s flagship parks under the Creating Better Parks Policy and Plan. Toilets have also been installed in Activity Centres in St Albans, Deer Park and Keilor Village – with 11 public toilet facilities already available across Brimbank.

The draft strategy includes an assessment of Brimbank’s suburban parks and activity centres to determine where new or upgraded public toilets are urgently needed and should be provided within the next four years, subject to budget approval.

These include Green Gully Reserve, Keilor Downs; Balmoral Park, Derrimut; Delahey Reserve, Delahey; and Glengala Village, Sunshine.

To read the draft strategy and have your say, visit Submissions close on 11 June 2018.