Duntroon Toilet Replacement

Back in 2017 the DDDA and community considered three toilet locations, with the community agreeing to the concept in ​Attachment 1(​below) opposite the Duntroon Hotel. The plans were placed on hold following negotiations with LINZ regarding ownership and occupation of the land.

Council now wishes to construct a 3-pan toilet facility similar to that in Moeraki and make use of underground containment sewage tanks rather than utilising a waste disposal field. Several concerns regarding parking and proposed toilet locations have arisen in the pas​t few months. We have therefore decided to seek community views before proceeding further. ​

In coming up with ideas, people should consider the following:

  • Toilet proximity to Duntroon’s visitor experiences and the concept of visitors ‘spending a penny’ nearby when they stop to use the facilities.
  • Provision for 11 to 14 ‘nose-in’ car spaces for toilet users, visitors and A2O support (The parallel spaces may also be used for A2O support vehicles and their bike trailers as an option). Each carpark requires a minimum of 5m x 2.7m
  • Council has now acquired ownership of the land from LINZ.
  • The need to alleviate parking issues on the State Highway.
  • Security of tenure: Facilities located on Council land are unlikely to require costly relocation in the future.

Next steps are to convene a public meeting where the locals can raise questions; receive the community’s ideas; get a simple draft concept drawn up; and finalise a concept via the Community Board. We’ll then move forward with the toilet project and also feed any ideas to WDC Roading and the NZTA.​

Project contact: Mark BurgherRecreation Projects Officer, ph 03 4330300, email Mburgher@waitaki.govt.nz ​

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Page reviewed: 15 Sep 2020 10:13am