New Toilets For Toomuc Creek Reserve Pakenham

New, state-of-the-art accessible public toilets will be installed at Rotary Park, Toomuc Creek Reserve.

The Rotary Club of Pakenham was successful in obtaining $180,000 in funding from the Australian Government, and Cardinia Shire Council has committed $30,000 to install the new public toilets. Council will manage the ongoing cleaning and maintenance of the new facility.

The new facility will contain two accessible toilet cubicles with automated functions, as well as graffiti and vandal-resistant surfaces.

Member for La Trobe Jason Wood MP said this was a great outcome for the Rotary Club of Pakenham and the new public toilet facilities will benefit all visitors to Rotary Park for many years to come.

"This is another example of the passionate volunteers in our community banding together and working with different levels of government to shape and build an inclusive neighbourhood," Mr Wood said.

"The Australian Government is proud to support grass-roots projects like this, which help to improve accessibility and inclusion in our local communities."

Cardinia Shire Mayor Cr Jeff Springfield commended the Rotary Club members on their dedication and advocacy efforts, and said Council was pleased to be able to work with them and in partnership with the Australian Government on the project.

“With admirable dedication, the Rotary Club of Pakenham has worked long and hard to bring the project to this point and will continue to make their local community proud throughout the delivery of the new facilities.

“Council is pleased to have been able to support this project with some funding and the ongoing management and maintenance of the facilities,” said Cr Springfield.

The local park is popular with the local Pakenham Park Run group, families, dog walkers and for general outdoor recreation. The new public toilets will be a great asset for the park, making it a more user-friendly place for the community.

Cardinia Shire Council acknowledges the ongoing work of the Pakenham Rotary Club in advocating for this new facility at Toomuc Creek Reserve as well as having raised and contributed $9,995 to the project themselves.

Specific siting of the toilets is underway, with groundworks and services to be completed over the coming months. The toilets will be delivered once manufactured, and installation is expected later this year.