Good news for Blueys Beach visitors and locals with MidCoast Council reversing its decision to close the public toilet attached to the Pacific Palms Visitor Information Centre.
Located in the heart of the small, but busy shopping precinct, council briefly closed the amenities - which included disabled access and baby change facilities - after the visitor information centre shut down last month.
That's really great, local business owner, Gary Cutler said when he heard the news.
"This means visitors will be a lot happier there is a facility they can use in the area of our shops," Mr Cutler said.
"Anybody will be able to access the toilets, which includes a disabled toilet, and not have to go down to the southern end of Blueys.
"I am grateful to council."
Council's decision to re-open the amenities has been a big relief to the small group of business operators after there was an increased incidence of members of the public urinating and defecating in bushes behind the shops.
Mr Cutler was appalled that members of the public would do such a thing.
Anybody will be able to access the toilets, which includes a disabled toilet, and not have to go down to the southern end of Blueys.- Blueys Beach business owner, Gary Cutler
Confirming the amenities would re-open MidCoast Council community spaces executive manager, Dan Aldridge said the toilet would be open on a six month trial, seven days a week.
Mr Aldridge envisaged the trial would extend beyond six months.
He explained council did not initially have the resources to maintain the toilet after the information centre closed.
However, resources from the parks operations area and a contractor who cleans at Coomba Park, Bungwahl, Boomerang Beach and Seal Rocks, has been appointed to undertake maintenance of the amenities, he said.
Mr Aldridge said council had also received expressions of interest for the vacant information centre building.
He said council would advertise for formal expressions of interest in the new year.
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