Public hall toilets will be flush with council funds
GLADSTONE Regional Council will contribute $1500 each year towards the cost of cleaning toilets in community halls which are open to the public.
"The payment is subject to satisfactory public signage and agreement with the relevant groups including amenity opening hours," the council's rural services portfolio spokesperson Cr PJ Sobhanian said.
He said council staff or contractors cleaned the majority of public toilets across the region. "In some localities though community halls with adjoining toilets have made then available for use by the travelling public," Cr Sobhanian said.
A review of these halls and amenities has highlighted a greater need for consistency in public amenity signage and directional signs.
Cr Sobhanian said groups associated with community halls frequently provided wider invaluable contribution to their communities.
"Public hall committees perform a vital role in maintaining their facilities and these buildings act as valuable community hubs," he said.
"A small contribution to these committees will acknowledge Council's appreciation for their efforts."
Yesterday the council decided a cleaning payment directly to hall committees was the best option to simplify the servicing of areas due to locality or distance.