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Question Without Notice No. 411 asked in the Legislative Council on 7 May 2019 by Hon Tim Clifford

Minister responding: Hon R. Saffioti
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on

MAYLANDS TRAIN STATION — PUBLIC TOILET

411. Hon TIM CLIFFORD to the minister representing the Minister for Transport:

I have received feedback from Maylands constituents regarding the need for public toilets to be built at the Maylands train station. I understand that the Public Transport Authority has said that it would not permit a toilet to be constructed at the station and the proposed alternative site is located in an infrequently visited part of the town centre.

(1) Will the minister please confirm whether the public toilets will be permitted to be built onsite at the train station; and, if not, why not?

(2) Does the minister understand that the proposed site for the toilets is not located in the main part of the Maylands town centre and that the community has raised concerns relating to safety and accessibility for people with disabilities and for parents with small children?

(3) If yes to (2), what measures will the minister undertake to assure the people of Maylands that their concerns will be addressed and that a viable solution that meets their expectations will be provided?

(4) Will the minister please detail what consultation has occurred with the Maylands community regarding the location of the public toilet in question?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.

(1) The Public Transport Authority has advised that at this stage a toilet facility at the Maylands train station would require substantial maintenance, cleaning and a security presence, which would divert funding and staff resources away from their core duties of providing public transport services.

(2)–(4) Decisions relating to the provision of toilet facilities within the Maylands town centre other than within the Maylands station are for the local council to determine in consultation with the local member.