New toilet amenities at Meredith Park opened

Published on 05 November 2018

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New toilet amenities at Meredith Park opened

Brand new toilet facilities at Meredith Park will better protect Lake Colac and encourage even more people to enjoy the popular foreshore camping area, according to Mayor Joe McCracken.

Colac Otway Shire has just completed a project to demolish the old dilapidated toilet facilities and replace them with bigger, modern amenities and a new larger septic system.

“It’s really pleasing that this project has been completed just in time for the warmer weather when the number of community member and visitors increases dramatically,” he said.

“The old facilities were no longer fit for purpose and detracted from what Meredith Park offers, which is not only a place to spend time with friends and family but an increasingly popular campground.”

General Manager Infrastructure and Leisure Services Tony McGann said the Council had done its best to manage issues with the old septic tanks and it was a relief to have the new system installed.

“In peak period the previous system simply didn’t cope, so it’s great to have that problem rectified in time for summer,” he said.

“The new septic system sends wireless notifications when it is close to full so that it can be emptied before reaching capacity and there’s also a visual gauge for our team to check when they are onsite.

“All the new fittings and fixtures are energy efficient and sustainable where possible – there was a real focus to make sure the new amenities were environmentally friendly.

“Importantly the building also aesthetically blends with its surroundings and aligns with the theme of the Lake Colac Foreshore Redevelopment Plan.”

Built by ASCO, the new and improved facilities include two male and two female toilets that are suitable for use by a person with an ambulant disability, in addition to a baby change station and wash basins.

Mr McGann said there was no power or hot water, but plans were afoot to add a rainwater tank at a later date.

“The new amenities are a big improvement and I’d encourage anyone in the region who hasn’t visited Meredith Park to take a drive one day and enjoy what is a great little spot,” he said.