Community engagement has occurred with the Culburra Beach Progress Assocation in relation to the public amenities for the Culburra Beach shopping centre.
Current considerations are
- The existing public amenities are 30 years old and have served the community well to date
- They are however not located in a central location. They are on the eastern side of town. Future growth is proposed to the west.
- There are 3 signs in place directing patrons to the toilets
- The roof requires replacement within 5 years at an estimated cost of $5,000 to $8,000
- Safer by design provisions and passive surveillance are not desirable at this location
- Current usage levels – last survey undertaken 5 February 2015 between 10am and 12pm had 5 persons utilising the toilets. Previous usage levels of toilets in 2009 was 20 persons per 8 hour weekdays.
- Option of installing gates, will require a resource to open and close, which may restrict antisocial behaviour, but will increase operating costs. It may decrease reactive maintenance costs and reduce the inconvenience to patrons of malicious damage.
- Has no lighting – cost to provide power $20,000 to $30,000 via trenching of driveway from street.
Council is currently investigating traffic flows of the carpark in front of the shopping Precinct. This area has been identified as an area for further investigation for a replacement of public amenity to the current facility.
There is no current identified budget for replacement of the public amenity.