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Warwick Town Hall Toilets Decommissioning Works to Begin

This week Council executed a contract to complete the decommissioning of the public toilets located at the rear of the Warwick Town Hall.

It is anticipated that these works will begin within the next two weeks and the toilets will be closed for use effective immediately.

The works have been designed to limit the impact of the decommissioning works on the community and are scheduled as follows:

  • Block off car parks ready for works to commence – Friday 23 March
  • Security fencing installed – Monday 26 March
  • Electrical and plumbing disconnection – Monday 26 March
  • Demolition – Tuesday 27 March to Thursday 29 March

Council resolved to decommission the public toilets located behind the Warwick Town Hall following a period of public consultation in 2017 and replace it with additional parking spaces specifically for utilisation by Recreational Vehicle drivers.

Before the work could commence, Council was required to check that the public toilets were not eligible for heritage listing by the Queensland Heritage Council.

The delegate for the Chief Executive of the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection and the Queensland Heritage Council both determined that the Warwick Town Hall public toilets not be entered in the Queensland Heritage Register, allowing the decommissioning works to proceed.  

Southern Downs Mayor Tracy Dobie said that the toilets have become a prime location for crime and vandalism, aren’t accessible by people with a disability and would like to give notice to those who may use these facilities that they will be closing.

“There are several public toilet facilities located within close proximity, including in Grafton Street, as well as amenities available during business hours in the Town Hall, across the Council carpark near the Art Gallery, within Rose City Shoppingworld and at Leslie Park,” said Cr Dobie.

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