Batlow Showgrounds Amenities Block Upgrade

Published on 12 January 2018

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Reconstruction work has begun on the toilet block at the Batlow Showgrounds.

The 60+ year old building is getting a $200,000 upgrade to better cater for local festival goers and overnight campers with new, and more modern and accessible toilets and showers.

Director Assets and Infrastructure Matthew Christensen said Council worked closely with the Batlow Development League on the building’s interior which has been architecturally designed.

“While the shell of the building is being conserved the insides are being gutted and completely rebuilt from the ground up”, Mr Christensen said.

Works include enlarging and adding new doorways and windows, and putting in new sewer lines and underground drainage.

There will be new disabled toilets in both the male and female rooms as well baby changing facilities to offer better accessibility and cater to visitors and locals.

“The old interior didn’t meet current standards for accessibility and has been a focus of this project” Mr Christensen said.

“The original building was built around the 1960s so basically it’s just seen its time.”

Council is funding the project from its capital projects budget.

New showers will be fitted with hot water, and modern new toilets, sinks, floor and wall tiles, along with a new roof and ceiling are also planned.

The Adelong Showground amenities block is also currently receiving a make-over with new toilets and sinks as well as a new footpath around the outside of the building.

Council expects the construction at Batlow to take around three to four weeks, and is working to complete the project in time to cater for the Batlow Show.

For more information please contact Director Assets and Infrastructure Matthew Christensen on 69142525 or [email protected]

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