The Loxton Council has today announced it’s final plans for the renovations of the outdated main street public toilets. With the goal of creating ‘the public toilets of the future’, the council has invested a hefty $2,000,000 into the project. The council has promised TVs, a canteen with dine-in options, and even a fully licensed bar for special occasions.
“It really is a necessary change, and I would even go as far to say the future of Loxton depends on it.”
“When we look at some of the other Riverland towns, they are already implementing changes to modernise them and move them towards the future,” Loxton mayor said.
“There is a sense of urgency to progress Loxton, lest we end up stagnant and decaying like Barmera. Our goal, our ambition, is for when people think ‘public toilet’, they think ‘Loxton’. Berri has the Big Orange, Monash has the playground, Loxton will have the public toilets.”
When asked how the project will be funded, the council stated the money will eventually be made back through hiring out the venue for private functions. A spokesperson for the Loxton council explained:
“We will be eventually offering the venue for hire for private functions. With a capacity of 50 people, it’s the perfect venue for family events, gatherings, weddings, or anything else you can think of. It will be fully licensed and a wide range of locally produced wines will be on offer, so it’s the perfect place to bring out-of-town visitors and introduce them to the region.”
The renovations will commence early October and will be completed early 2022.