Some people in Fremantle don’t even want to share their crap with the rest of us, so we can count ourselves lucky that there are many who share their hot air around. ; >)
Took this photo in Quarry Street.
I thought I’d better write this straight away as I might otherwise have a sleepless night from thinking about toilets too much.
The City of Fremantle is doing a business survey to find out if businesses would be interested to become de facto public toilets. A visitor survey has identified that there is a shortfall of public toilets in the port city. That will surprise absolutely no one who ever needed to use one in a hurry.
The City is wondering-hence the survey-what incentives it would take for businesses around town to open up their toilets to the public. Of course many local hospitality businesses already are de facto public toilets, like the ones in the Fishing Boat Harbour and along Bathers Beach and the Cappuccino Strip.
I thought a public toilet committee had been set up about three years ago to identify locations and solutions for the lack of public toilets, but that may have fallen by the way side.
The COF missed a great opportunity for a combined public and bar toilet at Bathers Beach in connection with the application for toilets for the Kelp Bar at Kidogo, when costs could have been shared. Maybe it is time for some Elected Members to go to OPSM to get rid of their short-sightedness.
Fremantle is the number one tourist destination in Western Australia but there are not many public toilets and the ones that are there are pretty filthy, as I discovered at Arthur Head this morning. Could we get the cleaners to lift the lids and also clean underneath them instead of only power hosing the cublicles? YUK!