Community buildings and public toilets

We are responsible for the management of 141 community buildings and 25 public toilets in the Shire. 

Find information about public toilets in the Byron Shire, plus results from community engagement in 2019. 

Toilet upgrades

Since the 2019 survey council has replaced:

  • South Golden Beach
  • Federal public toilets
  • Railway Park toilets.

The Crown toilets at Brunswick Heads managed by Reflections Holiday (The Terrace, Banner Park and Torakina Park) have had internal upgrades.

In the near future, Council plan new toilets for:

  • Gaggin Park, Suffolk Park.
  • Clarkes Beach, Byron Bay.
  • Sandhills Recreation Precinct, Byron Bay.

We clean three State-owned (Reflections Holiday Park) toilets in Brunswick Heads.

Council has a new toilet cleaning contractor which will be closely monitored for performance to deliver the best level of service we can afford.

Map of toilets

Select on an icon in the below interactive map to view information about the toilets.

 

Results from community survey 2019

How do our public toilets measure up?

We conducted a community survey about toilets and community buildings from 8 March to 12 April 2019. 

The community were asked to rate:

  • performance and importance of condition
  • cleanliness
  • functionality
  • disability access
  • bookings process
  • capacity
  • availability. 

Key findings from the survey include:

  • The overall condition of the public toilets had an average quality rating of 3.6 (where 1 = Excellent and 5 = Poor).  Council's technical condition rating is 3.
  • Community buildings had an average quality rating of 2.2 (where 1 = Excellent and 5 = very poor).  Council's condition rating is 3.3.
  • Public toilet maintenance and cleaning is the key area of public dissatisfaction.
  • Brunswick Heads was an area that attracted a lot of negative comments and is the location of the 3 State-owned public toilets (these are due to be renewed by October 2019).
  • The public appears to be generally satisfied with the community buildings.
  • In the general comments section of the survey, the majority of comments related to the public toilets rather than the community buildings in the Byron Shire.
  • There were a number of negative comments on the newer, self-cleaning and unisex toilets.

Read the community engagement report(PDF, 4MB) from the survey.