Freo's View


Posted in city of fremantle, kings square, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on August 8, 2017


The City of Fremantle Strategy and Project Development Committee, chaired by Councillor Rachel Pemberton, met last night to deliberate some interesting items, one of them was public toilets at the Kings Square Project.

There was a presentation by a CoF officer who had looked into duplicating the CitiPlace model of the City of Perth, that operates at the railway station there, but it would cost $ 500,000 for a 150sqm. space within the new Civic Centre at Kings Square plus $ 10,000 per week in staffing cost. That was considered a wee bit too much.

There will be seven public toilet locations in the new retail development of Sirona Capital and Civic Square, but all of them will be closed after business hours.

It seems strange that the Kings Square development is promoted as the activation of the CBD with bars, cafes, restaurants, cinema, etc. but does not cater for visitors who need to have a number one or number two after 6 pm.

I had scribbled down that strangely the committee members only seemed to consider public toilets in the new Civic Centre, until Councillor Dave Hume piped up and said he believed the toilets should be in a different location, for example Queen Street. Hear. hear!

I agree with Dave Hume as there is a need for public toilets near the bus stops around Target, and homeless people, tourists, etc. will need to have access to public toilets 24/7 or they will do it in doorways and all over the place.

There used to be two automatic toilets in William Street in the Queensgate building that were open all hours, so maybe a few of those could be put around the inner city.


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  1. Suzanne said, on August 10, 2017 at 6:13 am

    Freo Station Toilets are attractive too Caroline. The cubicles are wide and spacious, built in the days of crinolines no doubt. Old style mirrors and tiles.
    Worth a viewing.

  2. Caroline Simmonds said, on August 8, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    I love using the Perth Station loo with charming staff all day and it is so clean cos of that. Civilisation. No idea when it shuts. . I do not like the Tardis loos that were in William Strret. I avoid them completely as scary and unfriendly.

  3. Clayton Gunning said, on August 8, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Let there be no arguments that the City of Fremantle requires more than one public toilet facility to be open 24/7 in the CBD.

    $10000 a week, Half a million a year to staff a public facility. I’m sure I could manage that job if it can’t be done cheaper. Staffing doesn’t need to be 24/7 but from sunset ’till dawn.

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