Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Rest Stop Loo's Hygiene Flushed Down the Toilet; Is This the Region's Dirtiest Rest Stop Toilet Block? One Traveller Thinks So

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Rest Stop Loo's Hygiene Flushed Down the Toilet; Is This the Region's Dirtiest Rest Stop Toilet Block? One Traveller Thinks So

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Byline: Janessa Ekert janessa.ekert@dailymercury.com.au

WOULD you use this restroom? Carmen Fitzgerald certainly wouldn't.

When Mrs Fitzgerald walked into this truck rest stop 30km north of Mackay she was shocked at its condition.

C[pounds sterling]You'd be better doing it on the grass,C[yen] Mrs Fitzgerald said.

From Terrigal, NSW, Mrs Fitzgerald is travelling through Queensland with her husband James.

C[pounds sterling]The signs all over the site say that is for the convenience of truckies, but Mackay Council must have a very poor regard for them seeing these toilets,C[yen] Mrs Fitzgerald said.

C[pounds sterling]I would hate to think what the men's ones are like.C[yen]

Mrs Fitzgerald said the grounds around the rest stop were maintained and tidy.

C[pounds sterling]From the outside, you would have no idea what the inside would have looked like,C[yen] she said.

There was even writing on the wall that read C[pounds sterling]please clean this place, it's filthyC[yen], Mrs Fitzgerald said. …

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