Toilets unveiled at Geraldton Fishing Boat Harbour

Published: Friday, 14 August 2020 at 2:13:04 PM


The new FBH toilets will be open soon.

Mid West Ports Authority (MWPA) has injected another $175,000 into the local economy with the completion of a new public toilet facility at Geraldton’s Fishing Boat Harbour (FBH), demonstrating their commitment to prioritise local business.

MWPA Board Chair, Mr Noel Hart said “it is extremely important to us that the Port supports and provides opportunities for local business wherever possible. This has never been more important than in the current economic climate.

“This project was one of many of the state governments COVID-19 economic stimulus recovery package. It is a good demonstration of how it has contributed to local economies with projects that will have long lasting community benefits.”

MWPA manage the Fishing Boat Harbour, including the fishing pens, all the lease land surrounding the harbour and the provision of facilities such as public toilets.

The FBH toilets were designed by Teakle & Lalor and constructed by J Hine & Son Construction, both local Mid West businesses.

“We are always looking to build long-term relationships within our region and provide opportunity for local business to supply services to the Port, injecting money and jobs back into our community. It’s a win-win for us” Mr Hart said.

MWPA General Manager, Asset & Strategy Development Peter Duplex said “the new toilet facilities are a considerable upgrade on the original toilet block with improved security and hygiene measures. They will be very welcomed by Fishing Boat Harbour users and are a timely upgrade with increased tourism activity in the area”.

“We are currently collaborating with the Geraldton Fisherman’s Cooperative to commence discussions on the installation of Indigenous Australian public art down at the FBH, including on the new toilets. This will provide another opportunity to our local community, and further develops our community connections. It’s quite an exciting project”, Mr Duplex said.

The new toilets will be open for use from next week.

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