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Echuca amenities few and far between: C4EM

Echuca's public amenities need to be worked on according to Committee for Echuca-Moama members.

RUTH CLAYTON February 4, 2013 4:38am

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Committee for Echuca-Moama is concerned about Echuca’s lack of amenities, describing them as few and far between and in poor condition.

C4EM chair Jim Cosgriff and chief executive Hayden Cock singled out public toilets at Victoria Park as an example of facilities falling short of the standards required by a tourist town.

Mr Cosgriff said Echuca was ‘‘miles behind’’.

‘‘It’s about the fabric of the town,’’ he said.

Public toilets are at Lions Park, Apex Park, Heygarth St, Murray Esplanade, Riverboat Dock, Victoria Park Oval, Victoria Park, Alton Reserve and the High St carpark.

They are also within public facilities, including the Tourist Information Centre and Campaspe Regional Library.

Campaspe Shire infrastructure, facilities and commercial executive manager Kelly Sampson said public toilets were provided in highly visible public locations within Echuca and were well catered for.

Ms Sampson said all toilets had a cleaning program aligned with their use, so toilets more frequently used were cleaned more frequently.

‘‘Regular inspections are also undertaken to identify maintenance works required, and customers can also lodge service requests through the service request system,’’ she said.

Ms Sampson said the Port precinct had been identified as an ‘‘area of need’’ within Echuca.

‘‘The Port of Echuca Revitalisation project will address this need through public facilities within the interpretive centre, currently under construction,’’ she said.

Cr Jarman said overall, the amenities in Echuca were very good.

‘‘Can we try and do better? Yes,’’ Cr Jarman said.

‘‘But there is a couple of amenity blocks, namely Riverboat Dock and Vic Park that I’m aiming to have improved or removed over my term as a councillor.’’

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