A new concept has been designed for the Barolin Street toilet block upgrade proposing to retain its historic façade while improving disability access and adding baby change facilities.
Located on Barolin Street between the post office and Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, maintaining the historic charm of the building is a key consideration of the concept designs.
The community can now view the concept and provide feedback on the proposed upgrade and surrounding park features.
Bundaberg Regional Council has identified a need to upgrade the Barolin Street toilet block in Post Office Park to ensure it meets acceptable, modern accessibility, construction and safety standards.
The old-fashioned configuration of the existing building encourages anti-social behaviour, is no longer considered safe for community use and does not meet the standards for access and safety.
The new concept has been released following community feedback received about the initial design which was released in 2022.
Design features of proposed Barolin Street toilet upgrade
Design concepts for the new facility show how the historic toilet block’s façade will be retained.
Disability access ramps with handrails would be introduced on each side.
The new toilet facility would have four unisex cubicles, including two which would be ambulant compliant and two which would be Persons With Disability (PWD) compliant.
A baby change facility would be incorporated into the facility.
General park upgrades as part of this project would include the removal of the existing concrete pathways to Post Office Lane.
New wider pathways will be constructed to allow for ease of access from Post Office Lane to the Art Gallery and Barolin Street to the toilet block.
The existing trees within the park area would remain and be protected during construction.
How to provide your feedback
More information, including artist impressions of the new Barolin Street toilet block concept, are available on the project page here.
Residents will be able to provide feedback on the proposed design via a survey on the project page.
Anyone who does not have access to the website can view the proposed concept and provide their feedback at any Council service centre.