New-look lakefront loo looming
Great news Mangakino lakefront-goers, a start date has been set for the renewal of the toilet block.
Starting in mid-June, the existing toilet block will be demolished and a new toilet facility built in the same location. This project is expected to be completed by the end of July.
This work is separate from the community-led discussions Council has been having in Mangakino about the future of the Mangakino lakefront.
District parks manager Greg Hadley says Taupō District Council has several assets at the Mangakino lakefront that are maintained or replaced as part of its Asset Management Plan.
There have been delays in the asset upgrade programme in Mangakino, partly due to Covid-19, but the toilet block renewal has been consulted on and budgeted in the Long Term Plan 2021-31.
“Construction should take about six weeks and we’re looking forward to seeing the finished product,” project manager Chris Haskell says.
“Exeloo New Zealand are supplying the toilet facility and installation will be completed by a local Mangakino contractor.
“The facility will include three unisex and one accessible toilet space, including a nappy change table, a covered seating area, covered toilet waiting area, external shower, water fountain, e-bike charging stations and a spot for a car charging station (provider to be confirmed).”
For more information about what is happening at the Mangakino lakefront, and what is still up for discussion, head to www.taupodc.govt.nz/mangakino.