Moreton Bay Regional Council is set to begin an upgrade to the foreshore amenities at Toorbul Esplanade near the intersection of the Esplanade and Freeman Road, Toorbul.
Councillor for Division 1 Brooke Savige said council awarded a tender to Anchor Building Services Queensland Pty Ltd to carry out the project worth more than $230,000 at its council coordination meeting today.
“We are to going to build a new unisex disability toilet within the building and a fully accessible, disability compliant car space and kerb ramp,” Cr Savige said.
“This is more than just an amenities’ upgrade; this is about giving independence to people with a disability so they can get out and about and enjoy our great outdoors.
"More importantly this project will help ensure everyone in our community is able to enjoy this precious foreshore area.”
Spokesperson for Disability Access Councillor Denise Sims said the project was in line with council’s Disability Access and Inclusion Plan.
“We adopted the region’s first Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2018-2022 last year to make our region more accessible and inclusive for people living with disabilities and to improve access and inclusion in our community and this project reinforces our vision,” she said.
Cr Savige said there would be a temporary disability compliant toilet on site for the public to use while the existing toilet block was closed while works were underway.
Works will begin in coming weeks and take eight weeks to complete, weather permitting.