Monday, 16 September 2019

Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes today announced funding for the introduction of public toilet facilities at Barrenjoey Headland.

The increasing popularity of the headland has led to calls from local community groups to introduce conveniently located public toilet facilities, and access to drinking water, to improve the visitor experience.

Sewer and water pipelines have recently been installed and construction of the new toilets will commence following the busy summer season. Temporary toilets will also be installed over summer as an interim arrangement.

The new toilets will be designed to fit in with the surrounds and respect the heritage characteristics of the headland precinct. The final locations of both the temporary and permanent facilities will be determined by the National Parks and Wildlife Service as part of the planning approval process.

“This is one of the most popular and picturesque areas of our community,” Rob Stokes said today.

“The popularity of the headland means we’re now at a point where toilet facilities have become necessary.

“Barrenjoey Headland has a rich history and unique environmental characteristics – so it’s really important to ensure it’s done appropriately and respectfully.

“National Parks and Wildlife Service has a skilled and passionate team of staff who do an incredible job preserving the headland precinct – so this project is in the best of hands.

“Temporary toilets over the summer period will help meet demand and enable the permanent facilities to be properly planned and introduced.

“The support from local community groups, including the Palm Beach and Whale Beach Association, has been key to progressing this project and I thank everyone involved,” Rob Stokes said.