NOT A NICE SMELL: One of the CBD lavatories that has caused plenty of reaction from locals.
NOT A NICE SMELL: One of the CBD lavatories that has caused plenty of reaction from locals.

CBD toilet stink wafts to council

THE big stink over the state of public toilets in Coffs Harbour’s CBD could be heading for a fragrant resolution.

The condition of the toilets in Park Ave and Riding Close were highlighted by Korora resident Jane Russell this week when she complained to the Coffs Coast Advocate.

Mrs Russell said a visitor had told her she was practically knocked over by the smell in the Park Avenue toilet block, and the disgusting state of those in Riding Close.

“She said she had travelled all around Australia and the toilets in our town are the worst and filthiest she had ever encountered anywhere,” Mrs Russell said.

Her comments have struck an odorous chord with the general manager of the Coffs Harbour City Council, Stephen Sawtell.

“I have directed staff to come up with costings for refurbishing both of the toilet blocks,” Mr Sawtell said.

“The toilets are cleaned three times a day, but they get a lot of use and because of the porous materials used in their construction they unfortunately hold those bad smells,” he said.

“I want to see what it will cost to have the toilet blocks completely covered in non-porous tiles so that they are not only easier to clean but that they keep that fresh smell for longer.”



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