A striking, three-cubicle restroom from Landmark Products serves the town square of Australia’s largest ever masterplanned community. What makes this public amenity stand out?
The town square, featuring a skate park, grassed areas, and plenty of picnic shelters and tables, is the latest park developed for the fast-selling residential boom town called Aura – southwest of Caloundra.
The three-cubicle (one disabled and two ambulant) Caretaker restroom, supplied by Landmark, is an addition to two other restrooms, three pedestrian bridges and assorted street and park furniture, already supplied to the exacting requirements of this Stocklands development.
In addition to the public toilet facilities, this building includes a five square metre plant room that is used to house electricity switchboard data, an irrigation controller and a ‘Smart City’ box, which controls the public access Wi-Fi.
The service duct at the rear ensures that all three of the in-wall toilet systems are protected from vandalism and offers even more extra storage space.
As with all Landmark restrooms, this Caretaker was delivered onsite in kit-form, including all cubicle fitout items, with installation instructions. On this occasion, the restroom was installed by contractors. Everything was supplied already painted or powder-coated, except the doors which were painted onsite.
The facility features galvanised steel wall frames, hot-dipped galvanised steel roof frame and posts, precut Colourbond custom orb roof sheeting, aluminium ventilation screens and plywood internal and external walls.
With up to 10 families a week moving into Aura, the park which is advertised as the future “heart of Aura” is destined to be well used.
Over the next 30 years, Aura will be home to around 50,000 people and is planned to include over 20,000 new homes, two business parks, 10 sporting grounds, 25 community facilities, 20 school/education facilities, 700 hectares of conservation and park areas and 200km of cycleways and walking paths.