Upgrade for toilet block at park next month

Daneka HillThe West Australian
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The toilet block at Marapikurrinya Park at the top of Wedge Street will have its “usability and accessibility” upgraded starting in April with work crews expected to disturb the site.

The park, named for the traditional owner’s word for Port Hedland, has a history of being rebuilt after it was burned down four years ago.

Port Hedland Mayor Camilo Blanco said the community rallied to see it rebuilt into a space for families to enjoy, and the town intends to keep the space up to standard.

“Now, we’re turning our attention to the toilet block which is in need of an upgrade,” Mayor Blanco said.

The block will be demolished and replaced with a modern design which complies with accessibility needs. “The space is also a drawcard for tourists, who often visit the Port viewing platform opposite the park and utilise the toilet facilities,” the mayor said.

For the time being, residents and visitors alike are reminded to exercise caution from April 8 to May 8 as work crews will be in the area.

Further updates will be provided on the council’s website closer to the date.

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