New toilets officially open at Rotary Park

Published: 28 January 2021

The new toilets at Rotary Park in Toomuc Creek Reserve are officially open.

Cardinia Shire Council Mayor Councillor Brett Owen joined Central Ward Councillor Collin Ross, Federal Member for La Trobe Jason Wood MP and members of Pakenham Rotary Club today to open the new facility which contains two accessible toilet cubicles equipped with automated functions. 

The new toilets, located near the BBQ shelter, feature graffiti and vandal-resistant surfaces. 

Cr Owen acknowledged the ongoing work of the Pakenham Rotary Club in advocating for this facility at Toomuc Creek Reserve.  

“We are pleased to officially open this purpose-built facility here at one of the most popular parks in Cardinia Shire,” Cr Owen said.  

“This toilet facility will not only be important for our local families but also the Pakenham Parkrun participants and those users of the soon to be completed off-leash dog park which is part of the wider reserve. 

“The Rotary Club of Pakenham has worked hard to bring the project to fruition with the help of Cardinia Shire and the Australian Government. We congratulate them on their great community initiative,” Cr Owen said.

Central Ward Councillor Collin Ross said the addition of this new toilet facility would make Rotary Park even better. 

“This investment means families can enjoy the park more, and spend longer here at this great reserve. This is a welcome win for our community,” Cr Ross said. 

Federal Member for La Trobe, Jason Wood MP said the new public toilet facilities would benefit all visitors to Rotary Park for years to come.  

“This was an election commitment of mine in 2019. I am so pleased to see it completed which also ensured workers have their jobs during the COVID-19 crisis.  

“This is another great example of passionate volunteers in our community working in partnership with different levels of government to enhance the Cardinia Shire community,” Mr Wood said. 

The Rotary Club of Pakenham was successful in obtaining $180,000 in funding from the Australian Government with Cardinia Shire Council contributing in excess of $30,000 and the Pakenham Rotary Club contributing $9,995 to complete this project.

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