City to Consult on Proposed Toilet Facility

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The City of Joondalup will engage the local community to determine the level of support for the installation of a toilet facility at Shepherds Bush Park, Kingsley.

Shepherds Bush Park is an extremely popular community facility, with features including a bike skills track, play space, picnic equipment, and a pump and jump trail.

These assets have resulted in increased patronage to the park, and in response the City installed off-street parking bays and realigned the connecting path network along Barridale Drive.

Consideration is now being given to the potential installation of a modest toilet facility to service park attendees. Currently, the nearest public toilet is located approximately 700 metres south in Barridale Park, Kingsley.

At its September 2018 meeting, a Notice of Motion was raised and subsequently resolved by the Joondalup Council requesting a report on the feasibility of installing a low cost, low maintenance toilet facility at Shepherds Bush Park.

“The popularity of Shepherds Bush Park has risen considerably in recent years and is utilised by not only local residents but the wider community,” Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob said.

“The City has identified an increasing demand for toilet facilities at Shepherds Bush Park due to the popularity of the infrastructure recently installed at this location.

“The proposed location and design of the toilet facility has been selected to ensure minimal impact on park users, the neighbouring bushland area and residents living near to Shepherds Bush Park.

“I encourage all members of the community who enjoy the wonderful assets on offer at Shepherds Bush Park to have their say on whether the proposed toilet facility should proceed so Council can make an informed decision.”

Community consultation is planned to commence on Thursday 22 November 2018 and conclude on Wednesday 19 December 2018.

The City will be directly consulting with stakeholders, including residents within a 350-metre radius of Shepherds Bush Park, Community Engagement Network members living in Kingsley, the friends of Shepherds Bush and the Kingsley and Greenwood Residents Association, as well as promoting the consultation period through the City’s website and social media channels.