Next page . . . . Previous page . . . . Speeches . . . . Contents . . . . Sittings . . . . PDF . . . . Video

Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 10 Hansard (Friday, 8 October 2021) . . Page.. 3074 ..


(2) Has the ACT Government got a policy of increasing the amount of public toilets as population grows, including within existing suburbs and not just for newly constructed suburbs.

Mr Steel: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) There are currently 134 ACT Government managed public toilets across the ACT that are available for general public use. These toilets are located in various high use settings, including shops, urban parks and nature reserves. The breakdown by management group is at Table 1 (below).

The 2011-12 Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) Annual Report identified that as at 30 June 2012 the Territory managed 120 toilets.

In the last 10 years the number of public toilets has increased by 14, which reflects a 10 percent increase.

In addition to toilets managed by the ACT Government in urban settings, publicly accessible toilets are provided as part of town and centre shopping precincts by private lease owners under relevant planning and municipal infrastructure standards.

Other public toilets not included within Table 2 are provided within ACT Government owned facilities, such as libraries.

Toilet facilities are also provided at ACT Government-managed sportsgrounds for use during organised sporting activities.

Table 1: Public Toilets by management group (30 June 2021)

Management Group

Total

City Services, Place Management

68

CMTEDD, National Arboretum Canberra

2

EPSDD, Parks and Conservation Service

64

*Note: Excludes toilets provided to hirers of Sport and Recreation Facilities.

Table 2: Change over the last 10 years for ‘Place Management’ managed public toilets by Region.

ACT Region

2011 Count

2021 Count

Change

Gungahlin

5

10

+5

Belconnen

8

10

+2

Canberra Central

34

33

-1

Woden Valley & Weston Creek

8

7

-1

Molonglo Valley

0

0

-

Tuggeranong

9

8

-1

Total

64

68

+4

(2) The ACT Government considers population growth as part of its planning for toilet provision. Recent toilet facility investments are identified in Table 3. Documents relevant to public toilet provision for both new suburbs and for infill development within existing suburbs include Plans of Management and Municipal Infrastructure Design Standards.


Next page . . . . Previous page . . . . Speeches . . . . Contents . . . . Sittings . . . . PDF . . . . Video