Upgrade to Courtenay Place Toilets
22 October 2010
We're upgrading the public toilets at The Embassy end of Courtenay Place.
Council architect outside the current Courtenay Place toilets
The Council's Public Conveniences Manager Nia Afoa says the existing toilets are heavily used by late-night revellers, and the message the public has been giving is that more toilets are needed at this site.
"As a result of this feedback, we are planning to demolish the four old cubicles and replace them with a new pre-built building which will have six cubicles and a urinal room.
"Our hope is that the new toilets will address some of the poor behaviour around the existing toilets, and provide facilities that Wellingtonians and tourists won't hesitate to use," she says.
Work is expected to start in the first week of November, with the toilets ready for public use by December. The project is expected to cost around $560,000.
To minimise disruption, portaloos will be on site, as well as signs directing people to the next closest public toilets.