Have your say on public toilets in the Ballarat municipality

Have your say on the Public Toilet Strategy

Do you want to help shape the future of public toilet facilities across the Ballarat municipality?

For the next month, you can have your say on how we can improve public toilet facilities by completing a short survey.

Your feedback will help to inform a Draft Public Toilet Strategy and will be designed to meet the diverse needs of residents across the municipality.

The strategy will establish a vision to provide high quality, inclusive and accessible public toilets that are safe, clean and cater for the needs of all residents and visitors.

The strategy aims to provide a detailed analysis of existing toilet facilities, including location, levels of use, access and wayfinding, safety, overall condition, management and maintenance regimes.  

It will also identify and respond to future public toilet facility needs for open space, recreation and community use for residents and visitors.  

The Public Toilet Strategy will consider availability of public toilets to support our diverse community, including but not limited to families with children, older people, people with disability and people from LGBTIQA+ communities.

City of Ballarat Mayor, Cr Des Hudson said public toilets are essential to our community infrastructure.

“The Public Toilet Strategy will inform how the City of Ballarat plans, provides, designs and manages public toilets,” he said.

“We want to provide high quality, inclusive and accessible public toilets that are safe, clean and cater for the needs of all residents, workers and visitors to the City of Ballarat."

The City of Ballarat manages 57 public toilets across the municipality.

Nine new public toilet facilities, including at Victoria Park, Cardigan Village and Buninyong, have been built and four facilities have been replaced or upgraded since 2015.  

To review the Background Paper, ask a question and have your say, visit the City of Ballarat’s MySay page.  

There will also be two community pop-ups where you can share your feedback with staff:

  • Saturday 27 May, 10am-2pm at the Ballarat Farmers Market, North Gardens
  • Saturday 3 June, 10am-2pm, Bridge Mall Market

You can also pick-up a hard copy of the survey at City of Ballarat sites, including Customer Service and Ballarat Libraries.

The survey closes 5pm, 25 June.

The Draft Public Toilet Strategy is expected to be presented to Council for consideration in August.

The strategy will replace the existing Public Toilet Planning Framework 2015 and Draft Public Toilet Plan 2021, and aligns with City of Ballarat Council Plan 2021-2025 Goal 4 - ‘A city that conserves and enhances our natural and built assets’.