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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 1 Hansard (13 December) . . Page.. 290..


Toilets in public areas

(Question No 2)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice:

In relation to provision of toilets in public areas including suburban shopping centres and specifically Red Hill and Campbell.

(1) In relation to public toilets in suburban shopping centres will public toilets be provided in suburban shopping centres, such as Campbell and Red Hill, where such facilities currently do not exist.

Mr Wood: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) There is no current proposal to build toilets at Red Hill and Campbell

Shopping Centres.

New toilet facilities are only constructed in open-space district parks. In new larger commercial developments, or as commercial areas are redeveloped, it is a development condition that public-access toilets be provided and maintained by the body corporate managers of the centre.

Toilets are however, provided in regional shopping centres as the number and variety of shops caters for a larger clientele from a broader catchment area. Although public-access toilets are generally not found in smaller shopping centres, some individual retailers such as restaurateurs do supply such facilities because they require them for the type of business they run.


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