Final flush for Victoria Park Lake loos

January 27, 2018

The toilets at the north end of Victoria Park Lake will soon flush for a final time.

The toilet block is to be demolished and a new block is to be built further north, with more toilets and better facilities.

The hope is to better use space at Shepparton’s soon to be re-vamped lakeside leisure precinct.

The works are part of Greater Shepparton City Council’s Victoria Park Lake masterplan, which shows an improved lake precinct with a new Shepparton Art Museum at the southern end.

The toilet block relocation is set to be finished by the end of June.

The council has budgeted about $500000 for the works, City engineer Phil Hoare said.

‘‘I think it will be a great outcome, it will lift amenity ... and provide tourists and locals with a much better experience,’’ he said.

A tender for the design and construction involved in knocking down and relocating the toilet block has closed, with council now assessing tenders.

Mr Hoare said the existing north end toilet block was ‘‘sub-standard’’ and did not meet requirements.

The new toilets will include expanded male, female and unisex toilets.

‘‘It’s a pretty prominent location,’’ Mr Hoare said.

‘‘Lots who visit (Shepparton) go to that part of the lake, and we need an appropriate facilities,’’ he said.

The soon to be demolished block relocation will allow for better use of the space in the northern area of the lake, with the new facilities to be closer to Aquamoves and the northern car park.

Victoria Park Lake’s southern toilets will be rolled into the $35million new SAM, Mr Hoare said.

Further on the horizon, the city engineer said public consultation would be done for the lake’s new family precinct.

The demolition of the service station and cafe to make way for the new SAM are expected to be done next month.

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