Out with the old, in with the new loo’
  • Saturday 20 October 2012

Making a ‘pit stop’ in Maroochydore will soon be a more pleasant experience.

Sunshine Coast Council is set to replace the existing toilet block alongside the Maroochy Surf Club carpark with a new facility that will provide numerous environmental and functional improvements.

Division 8 Councillor Jason O’Pray said work on the new facility would commence next week.

"The existing toilet building at Maroochydore Beach is beyond its economic life and has been assessed as being unable to be renovated to provide the standard required by council," he said.

"This new facility will offer the community a safe amenity with interior spaces that maximise natural light and ventilation.

"Building construction has also been designed to minimise maintenance costs, maximise energy savings and reduce water consumption via the utilization of rainwater harvesting tanks and water efficient tap fittings."

The existing toilet block will be decommissioned on Wednesday 24 October. Temporary public toilet and shower facilities will be available for use during the 14 week construction phase. The new facility is expected to be completed by early February 2013.

Works are not expected to take place over the Christmas and New Year period – approximately Thursday 20 December 2012 to Monday 7 January 2013. The approved construction hours of operation are Monday to Friday 7am to 5pm with occasional work on Saturdays. All efforts will be made to minimise disruption to the public.

In the interests of public safety, the work site will be fully fenced off. Pedestrian access to the beach will remain on the footpath alongside the surf club. The only change to existing pedestrian access will be the removal of the footpath in front of the proposed works. Access to the beach and beachfront footpath will remain.