How can we improve your experience of Council-owned public toilets in Boroondara? Your feedback is helping to shape our new Public Toilet Strategy.

About the strategy

We are drafting a Public Toilet Strategy in response to community feedback we received when we developed Boroondara’s Asset Plan 2022-23 to 2023-24. The Strategy aims to:

  • ensure public toilets are well maintained, safe, high quality and support community activities
  • improve accessibility of public amenities for all people
  • continue to meet safety and security expectations, and
  • guide decision making for the addition of new public toilets in Boroondara.

The Strategy will focus on 55 Council-owned and maintained public toilets that are:

  • freestanding (for example, in parks, reserves and some shopping centres and strips)
  • directly accessible to the public (for example, from the outside of some sporting pavilions).

The locations for most of these public toilets are shown on our Boroondara website's Near me page.

We currently operate 4 different types of public toilets, as shown in the images below.

The Strategy will not focus on public toilets that are:

  • accessible to the public inside Council-owned buildings (for example, libraries, sporting pavilions, municipal buildings or community centres)
  • not owned by Council (for example, toilets in train stations, State Government managed areas like Studley Park or privately owned public toilets in some shopping centres).

Community consultation

Our community shared feedback between 27 November 2023 and 5 February 2024. This feedback is helping to shape the draft Public Toilet Strategy.

We expect to share the draft strategy with our community for further feedback in April 2024. We then expect it to be finalised and adopted by Council in mid-2024.