DEMOLITION of the public toilet blocks behind the Warwick Town Hall began this morning, with heavy machinery on site to tear down the old amenities.

Following a period of public consultation in 2017, Southern Downs Regional Council announced earlier this month the toilet blocks would be given the final flush.

A contract to complete the decommissioning of the public toilet block was executed and demolition work has begun.

Additional parking spaces specifically for utilisation by recreational vehicle drivers will be constructed in its place.

Southern Downs Mayor Tracy Dobie said the toilets had become a prime location for crime and vandalism, weren't accessible by people with a disability.

Cr Dobie said she would like to give notice to those who may use these facilities that they will be closing and advised residents about alternative public toilets that could be used.

"There are several public toilet facilities located within close proximity, including in Grafton St, as well as amenities available during business hours in the Town Hall, across the council carpark near the Art Gallery, within Rose City Shoppingworld and at Leslie Park," Cr Dobie said.

But the sound of smashing bricks that could be heard from the library carpark ground some gears among pedestrians.

Residents said they were "sad" to see the toilet blocks go and "disappointed" by the loss of amenities.



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