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2 June 2020

Castlepoint beachgoers will have fresh toilet facilities next summer as a rebuild of the toilet block near the lagoon kicks off this week.

The circa $300,000 project is being partly funded through the Tourism Infrastructure Fund and progressed in partnership with the Castlepoint Ratepayers Association.

Community Facilities and Activities Manager Andrea Jackson said it was a great milestone to mark the start of construction.

“Public toilets are among the most-talked-about facilities within our team’s portfolio and we’re excited about being able to deliver something new for Castlepoint,” Andrea said.

“The project is expected to take about three months, so the new toilet block will be ready for use next summer.”

The refurbishment includes building an extension to create two accessible toilets in unisex family rooms, new building cladding, upgraded waste and stormwater control, reconfiguring the layout to provide six unisex cubicles, external covered breezeway with “foot shower zone” and three external hand basins.

“This work will increase available toilets to meet high demand during peak season,” Andrea said.

“In addition, the great design work will see the building fit in seamlessly with the landscape of one of New Zealand’s most iconic beaches.”

While construction work is underway people are asked to use the public toilets at the western end of Jetty Road, about 850 metres away.