Work begins on new toilet block

17:00, Sep 05 2012

Visitors to the Bowl of Brooklands will be relieved work on the park's new toilet block is under way.

The old toilet blocks were destroyed in a suspicious fire in February, just before the Womad festival.

The new unisex toilets would be made of concrete and although they wouldn't be "bulletproof" they would be less susceptible to vandalism, New Plymouth District Council's park manager Mark Bruhn said.

Mr Bruhn said while the replacement toilet block wouldn't feature any expensive bells and whistles, it would be wheelchair friendly.

"They're our standard model. We will, however, be re-positioning them slightly to better fit in with the layout of the park."

Mr Bruhn also said the toilets at the southern end of the bowl stages were being upgraded.

In other restroom-related news, work has begun on new loos at Ngamotu Beach and a portaloo that was knocked over by a vehicle at Ahu Ahu Reserve will not be replaced.

Mr Bruhn said the council hoped to get the work on the Bowl of Brooklands project wrapped up before the summer events season.

Jimmy Hick is a Witt journalism student.

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