Burrill Lake Lions Park’s faulty new public toilets are Shoalhaven City Council’s job to fix and they’ve promised completion within three weeks.
Director of Assets and Works Ben Stewart candidly conceded there was a list of incompletions and faults when the builder, Castlereagh Construction Group Pty Ltd from Surry Hills, handed the six-cubicle facility over to Council before Christmas.
“We had previously raised construction issues for them to complete but despite not receiving it in the state we originally contracted, Council will ensure a quality finish,” Mr Stewart said.
The Times first reported the list of failures, including jamming door locks that trapped a number of patrons in their cubicles.
Passersby heard calls for help inside the brown elephant (it’s a predominantly brown building) and used screwdrivers to free them from outside.
The locks were quickly replaced but the most immediate hygiene problem for weeks after handover was the lack of enough hand basins, leading some people to wash in the two outside drink bubblers instead.
“We want to complete the work as soon as possible to meet community requirements,” Mr Stewart said.
“We have [also] been waiting on parts for the hydraulic lift in the disabled toilet, that will be resolved.”
So will gender confusion over a sign on one of the doors which started life as Unisex, suddenly became Gents when the kerfuffle first got oxygen and is now reverting to Unisex to match the others.
The key piece of equipment in any baby change room - the change table, missing here - will be installed in accordance with the original plans.
Council committed a week ago to complete everything within one month, and with three weeks to deadline there were no visible signs of change today (February 10).
Council awarded the contract to Castlereagh Construction Group in late March 2015.
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