New toilet facility for Dendy Park

28 May 2015

Public facilities in Dendy Park are set to improve with the construction of new toilet facilities in the park as part of Council’s 2015/2016 capital works program.

Bayside Mayor Cr Felicity Frederico said the works come out of the Dendy Park Master Plan 2014 but that the location of the new $220,000 toilet facility has been amended following feedback from the community.

“The new facilities will now be built closer to the playground on the east side of the park and will be further away from adjacent properties” Cr Frederico said.

“This is one of the most popular playgrounds in Bayside, and anyone who uses the playground will welcome the new facilities.

“We reviewed all possible locations in Dendy Park and feel confident from our consultation with the community and key stakeholders such as Victoria Police that we have settled on the best location for the new toilet facility.

“The location of this new toilet facility will increase useability, enable vegetation retention, and enhance community safety, as toilet entrance doors will be visible from the playground”

Victoria Police advised Council to remove the opportunity for anti-social behaviour by constructing the new toilet facility in a location that allows for maximum level of passive surveillance at most times of the day by the community.

Siting and usage analysis suggests that a 2-bay rather than 3-bay disabled/unisex toilet will accommodate existing and future demands at Dendy Park. The estimated cost for construction is $220,000 and has been budgeted in Council’s capital program.  

“We’ll continue to consult our community to ensure our services and facilities are accessible and inclusive, while responding to their current and future needs,’ said Cr Frederico.

Dendy Park is located on the corner of Dendy Street and Nepean Highway, Brighton East. One of Bayside’s five regional parks, the Bayside Open Space Strategy (BOSS) 2012, identifies the primary function of Dendy Park as a sportsground that also provides for passive family recreation.

Page last updated: 28 May 2015