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Businesses call for more CBD loos

Kym’s Kitchen Cafe owner Joanne Ostorga has started a petition for a new toilet block on Bourbong Street in the CBD.
Kym’s Kitchen Cafe owner Joanne Ostorga has started a petition for a new toilet block on Bourbong Street in the CBD. Scottie Simmonds

BUSINESS owners are calling on council to make public toilets more accessible in the CBD.

One business has attracted 100 signatures on a petition, which was started last Wednesday, in the hope council will introduce a new toilet block between Targo and Tantitha streets along Bourbong Street.

Kym's Kitchen Cafe proprietor Joanne Ostorga started the petition after six people in one day inquired about the toilets in the CBD.

“We haven't asked anyone to sign our petition it's just sitting on the coffee table,” she said.

She said the inconvenience for customers was also a loss of business for her shop.

“We are sending people to the middle block and there is so much competition up there, people don't come back.”

Ms Ostorga said the level of toilets also limited her customers' ability to eat at her venue.

She said one uni-sex toilet between Targo and Tantitha streets along Bourbong would cater for the need.

Lotties Coffee Pot proprietor Brad Rowe said councils needed to provide extra toilet facilities.

“If they don't think supplying convenience and comfort for ratepayers and tourists is their responsibility they are in the wrong job,” he said.

Bundaberg Regional Council director of health and environment Greg Savage said there were five public toilet blocks in the CBD.



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