Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Flush with Funds Better Loos for Coffs

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Flush with Funds Better Loos for Coffs

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Byline: CRAIG MCTEAR

THE next time you spend a penny in a public loo on the Coffs Coast, you will be relieved our council is doing the same thing a in bucketloads.

Coffs Harbour City Council will spend $300,000 a year over the next five years to rebuild or refurbish run-down toilet blocks following constant complaints from locals and visitors.

aIt's clear to both council and the community that a number of our public amenities blocks do not reach the standards we expect for both visitors and residents in Coffs Harbour,a said Coffs Harbour Mayor Keith Rhoades.

aWe are a major tourist and event destination. We offer fantastic natural and man-made attractions and events which bring people here in their thousands every year.

aBut we have to make sure that every visitor leaves with the best impression of the city a if not, how can we expect them to return? This year's budget shows just how tight funds are, so prioritising is the key. Council sees this particular refurbishment program as a priority because it's an investment in our future. …

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