The Quarry Street Reserve amenity upgrade is complete and open to the public with 2 new accessible electric BBQ’s, accessible unisex bathroom with baby change table, revamped male and female toilets with ambulant cubicles, a new bin area, new wall cladding and spouting, new energy efficient lighting, the lowering of a covered seating area, (making it accessible) a drinking fountain complete with dog bowl, as well as an accessible carpark with pathway leading to the facility.
The refreshed amenity has already seen a lot of use and is appreciated by many.
This project would not have been possible without the support and guidance of the Quarry Street Reserve Committee of Management and with support from the landowners, the Department of Energy, Environment & Climate Action (DEECA).
This project was 100% funded by Hepburn Shire Council.
Council is pleased to be working in collaboration with the Committee of Management for the Quarry Street Reserve in Trentham, including storm recovery activities and ongoing maintenance of the landscape and facilities.
Together we have agreed to upgrade the infrastructure on the Reserve, beginning with the Pavilion and Toilets. This project will address a number of issues with the current facilities that were built more than 30 years ago. The proposed upgrades will transform the space, making it much more accessible and usable for community members, as well as the many visitors that enjoy the Reserve as part of their visit to the town.
The Shire has budgeted for all the works on the toilets, including improving disabled access via a concrete path from a renewed carpark and the installation of a full DDA-compliant toilet. It will also fund the renewal of the Pavilion where furniture and BBQs are to be replaced and access points improved.
The contract for upgrade works was awarded to Ferrum Group at the August 2022 Council Meeting. Permits have since been approved and demolition works commenced, despite initially poor weather and the discovery of some asbestos
under an old concrete slab.
Whilst works are carried out, the public conveniences will be closed, and the site appropriately fenced. Alternative facilities can be accessed nearby at the other end of town on Market Street, a short stroll away.