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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 1 Hansard (13 December) . . Page.. 299..

Toilets in public areas

(Question No 13)

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

In relation to provision of toilets in public areas and specifically at Cook Shopping Centre.

(1) In relation to toilets in suburban shopping centres, will public toilets be provided at Cook shopping centre, where such facilities do not exist.

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

(1) There is no current proposal to build a toilet at Cook Shopping Centre.

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.

Public toilets are, however, provided in regional shopping centres as the number and variety of shops cater 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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