Work has begun to upgrade the toilet facilities at Darawank War Memorial Park.
A new toilet to replace the existing long-drop facility has long been promised at the popular site, but it wasn't until this week that work began on the project.
The new toilet will be unisex, disability-friendly and in closer proximity to the car park and jetty, according to a spokesperson from MidCoast Council.
It will also be constructed to withstand a one in a 100 year flood and will be 1.2m above the ground.
The $130,000 project has been made possible thanks to $110,000 in funding that was secured through a NSW Boating Now grant in 2017. MidCoast Council contributed the remaining $20,000.
The scope of the works also includes the jetty refurbishment that was completed in April of this year.
As a part of this initial phase a new fish-cleaning table was installed, stair access was made available from the water, a temporary mooring was installed and the timber boards on the jetty were replaced and painted.
The new toilet is expected to be ready for use within six weeks, with turfing, pathways and landscaping to follow.
MidCoast Council advised there would be minimal disruption to the park in this time, and the fishing jetty, picnic tables, existing toilet and car park would still be accessible for public use.
The existing long-drop facility will be decommissioned at the completion of the project.
MidCoast Council extended their gratitude to the Darawank War Memorial volunteer group who spend each Wednesday mowing, weeding, planting and maintaining the park.
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