Causeway Lake amenities are set to get more accessible to both locals and our growing visitor numbers this month, as works begin on installing two PWD (persons with disability) toilets.
Deputy Mayor and Capricorn Enterprise Board Member Cr Nigel Hutton said these new upgrades will provide better accessibility for residents and visitors of varying abilities, which continues to improve on the livability and enhancement of the Capricorn Coast as an inclusive tourism destination.
“The Causeway Lake is an iconic tourism destination as well as a recreational resource for both our local and regional communities,” Cr Hutton said.
“These scheduled works will provide equitable access to these facilities for all community members and visitors alike.”
Councillor Jan Kelly as chair of Community Development and Support Advisory Committee said the finalised design plans will provide a separate male and female disability accessible toilet and change room.
“In addition to these works, Council will also undertake minor upgrades to the existing amenity block including provision of one male and female ambulant toilet and new hand basins,” Cr Kelly said.
“The package of works forms part of the 2018-19 Amenities Renewal Program and is forecast for completion by 30 November, subject to weather conditions.
“The work will involve temporary closure of the amenities; however Council will provide portable toilets during that time. The existing amenities on the eastern side of the Scenic Highway and the southern side of the Causeway Lake also remain open.”