New toilets will be built in Leslie Park by November.
New toilets will be built in Leslie Park by November.

Jazzgoers complain about toilets

JUMPERS and Jazz was a real hit for the Rose City – especially for the toilets in Leslie Park.

At the Picnic in the Park event on Sunday the main toilets in the park couldn’t hold up to the rush on their use.

A local mother – who wished not to be named – said she was in a massive line up for the ladies while there was another large trail of people at the disabled toilet.

“My daughter was busting and I had to take her to the men’s, but had to run out of there due to the mess,” she said.

“They were blocked up, filled to the top and there was stuff all over the floor.”

She said people were mostly happy to wait, however, it was hard with a child and there should have been some other toilets available due to the amount of people.

Another picnic fan, Bev Brennan said she avoided the other toilets and found one unisex toilet on the other side of the park due to the line up at the ladies at the other toilets.

“I think it is really inadequate for that kind of event,” she said.

“Women were saying there was a line up a mile long they were the only toilets and there were so many people.”

The wait won’t be too much longer due to funds from the Southern Downs Regional Council (SDRC) and the Queensland Government of $179,781 meaning a new block will be built in early November.

A SDRC spokeswoman said the design was underway and a similar design to the toilets in Rotary Park near Tiddalik would be used.

There will be four standard unisex toilets and one disabled and the facilities will likely be positioned north of the band rotunda, taking into account the positioning of security cameras for safety.

The work is expected to take about one month to complete and there will be landscaping.



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