SLCD's Kings Meadows public toilet petition moving forward

ROLLOUT: Southern Launceston Community Development Committee chairman Alan Harris says there is a dire need for a public toilet in Kings Meadows. Picture: Paul Scambler
ROLLOUT: Southern Launceston Community Development Committee chairman Alan Harris says there is a dire need for a public toilet in Kings Meadows. Picture: Paul Scambler

After receiving a petition from residents asking for a 24-hour accessible toilet block at Kings Meadows the City of Launceston voted on how to respond at its Monday meeting.

Aldermen confirmed that a funding application had been submitted to the Community Infrastructure Fund Minor Grants for the construction of public toilets on the council owned land and car park 119 Hobart Road.

If the grant request is unsuccessful the council has agreed to consider the project in the 2018-19 capital works budget.

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Alderman Ted Sands, who has worked with the South Launceston Community Development group pushing for the facility, asked if the project might be pushed ahead into the 2017-18 budget if the grant was not approved. 

He was told he would have to submit a notice of motion if that occurred but the decision about the grant should be known in a month.

Alderman Robin McKendrick said a consultation must done with all business owners in the area to ensure that a toilet block was wanted and the correct location and designs were chosen.