After waiting for more than a year for the toilets to open, those wanting to use them had to wait just a little longer, as the newly opened toilets were paperless.
The debacle surrounding the Kitchener Road public toilet upgrade can now be flushed away, as they were officially ready for use last week.
The Franklin Local Board were in Waiuku on Tuesday 23 May, to view the projects and issues that the community had advised were their main concerns.
From travelling to Big Bay to witness the seaweed issues first hand, to investigating walkways funding, one of the projects at the top of the list was the Kitchener Road toilets.
The renovation has taken well over a year to complete rather than the several months that was estimated, because of issues with the foundations and delays with the contractors.
To mark the completion of the upgrade, the Local Board opened the toilets last Tuesday with an unofficial ribbon cutting ceremony.
“The completion of the upgrade has been a long time coming, and we have really been pushing for it to have been done sooner,” said Chairman, Angela Fulljames.
Both Brendon Crompton and Sharlene Druyven agreed that they were ‘pretty pleased’ the renovation was finally completed.
However, none of the local board were too keen to use the toilets first, as further investigation saw that no toilet paper had been installed.
Upon contacting Auckland Council about the loo roll issue, Greg Hannah, council’s Manager Project Delivery, said that toilet paper was scheduled to be installed in the evening of Tuesday 23 May.
He also stated that while the public toilets where scheduled to be opened in April, delays by the their contractor meant to they had to reschedule the opening to the of May.
CAPTION: The Franklin Local Board unofficially opening the public toilets on Kitchener Road.