New public toilet for Faraday St

New public toilet for Faraday St

The City of Melbourne will install a new public toilet on Faraday St after councillors unanimously approved a preferred location following community consultation.

The new toilet will replace the underground public toilet on the centre median strip east of Lygon St, which was decommissioned due to safety and accessibility issues.

Following its closure, the community called on the council to provide a new toilet for the area and four possible locations were put forward for consultation.

More than 37 per cent of respondents favoured the location above ground immediately adjacent to the decommissioned underground toilet, which will result in the loss of seven motorcycle and two car parking spaces.

The proposed design includes installing pedestrian safety barriers to improve safe access.

Lord Mayor Sally Capp said the Lygon St precinct was a premier destination deserving of “the highest quality public amenities”.

“We’re happy to finally announce the location for a much-desired new public toilet on Faraday St,” Cr Capp said.

“Faraday St [east of Lygon St] has been chosen as the most discreet, accessible and heritage friendly option – providing easy access for pedestrians and in close proximity to existing services.”

Works are scheduled for completion by April 2023. •

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